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While most North Suncoast cross country teams were competing in the Mitchell Invitational over the weekend, Central and Land O’Lakes raced elsewhere.
Land O’Lakes’ boys placed seventh out of 21 teams by placing four in the top 50. Travis Nichols took 17th (16:38.10), while Jake Poore (28th, 17:04.80), Steven Barnabei (46th) and Dillon Oergel (49th) also had strong showings.
The Gators’ girls finished 15th out of 19 teams, led by senior Katie Monds’ 70th-place showing (22:42.70).
Both Central teams took 11th place at The Villages Invitational. Austin Gray (29th, 9:12.97) and Austin Goins (36th, 19:20.44) were the top boys performers. Megan Roche (43rd, 24:29.15) and Jenna Barbee (44th, 24:33.75) were the girls’ top runners.