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All-North Suncoast boys cross country



Josh Reilly, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch

Why we picked him: Each time he stepped out on the course, Reilly proved he was the area's fastest runner. He had the best time among North Suncoast runners at state, crossing the finish line in 16:44 to place 44th. At the Class 3A, Region 2 meet, Reilly blazed through the course at Starkey Park in 16:07 to take third. He also captured his first district championship, winning by seven seconds.

Biggest accomplishment: Reilly ran a personal best 16:18 to claim first place at the highly competitive Little Everglades Pre-State Invitational by 10 seconds. He bettered that mark at the Sunshine Athletic Conference meet, clocking in at 16:06 to set a course record at Starkey Park that stood until the region meet.

Future plans: Reilly will attend Florida or USF and wants to study sports medicine.

Did you know? Reilly is a standout pingpong player and belongs to the pingpong club at Wiregrass Ranch. Last year, he took third in a school-wide singles competition and was part of the winning doubles team. This year, he's gunning for first in singles. "If we had a high school sport for pingpong, I think I'd quit cross country and just play pingpong," he said.

First team

Jesse Balogh, Sr., Hernando: Qualified for state after running 17:03 at regions and coming in fifth.

Kenneth Fessel, Jr., Sunlake: Fourth at the 3A-3 district meet and fifth at the 3A-2 region meet.

Hendrix Lafontant, Sr., Land O'Lakes: Third at districts (3A-3) and 62nd at state.

Anthony Plourde, Sr., Pasco: Ran 17:24 at Withlacoochee to win 2A-3 district meet.

Ryan Pulsifer, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch: Was second at the 3A-3 district meet and sixth at the 3A-2 region meet.

Second team

• Ermias Bireda, So., Wiregrass Ranch

• Argishti Gazari, Jr., Anclote

• Sam Hippely, Jr., Wiregrass Ranch

• Tyler Mattera, Jr., Wiregrass Ranch

• Nicholas Kostakis, Jr., Mitchell

Honorable mention

Anclote: Spencer Guerette

Gulf: Nicholas Buliga

Land O'Lakes: Jacob Morken, Travis Nichols, Dillon Oergel

Mitchell: Colby Sullivan

Nature Coast: Cody Van Natter, Jeffrey Van Natter

Pasco: Carson Brock

Ridgewood: Charles Cacavas, Kolby Watson

Wiregrass Ranch: Logan Selzer

Coach of the year

Chris Loth, Wiregrass Ranch: The Bulls continued their run of local dominance, winning the Sunshine Athletic Conference meet by a staggering 81 points. They placed 10th at the Class 3A state meet.

All-North Suncoast boys cross country 12/19/10 [Last modified: Monday, December 20, 2010 10:30am]
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