Better late than never, it’s the North Suncoast cross country roundup from last weekend:
Wiregrass Ranch’s boys team rested its top runners but still raced to a convincing win at the Anclote Sharks Invitational. Thor Alastre led the Bulls with a 10th-place finish (18:17:80) to help them finish 22 points ahead of runner-up George Jenkins.
Land O’Lakes’ Travis Nichols won the event (17:02:40), followed by Mitchell’s Nicholas Kostakis (17:33:50) and Anclote’s Christopher Sorrick (17:37:60). Other notable finishers were: Anclote’s Argishti Gazari (fifth), Land O’Lakes’ Tyler Stahl (sixth) and Sunlake’s Kenneth Fessel (seventh).
Gulf’s girls team finished second at Anclote, seven points behind Lake Region. Gulf’s Kari Grippo won the race (19:30:60). Mitchell’s Claudia Cancello placed fourth (21:24:80), and her teammate, Elaina Cancello, was sixth (21:58:10) to help the Mustangs finish third as a team.