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Cross Country — Class 2A, Region 3: Jesuit boys reclaim top spot

ESTERO — Jesuit's cross country team is back on track.

After 10 years on top, the Tigers ceded the region title to Naples last season. They atoned for that slip up Friday at the Class 2A, Region 3 meet at Estero Community Park, as seniors Connor Revord and Jordan Schilit placed first and second individually, leading Jesuit to a 44-point team championship. Immokalee finished second with 83 points, and Estero took third with 97.

"We kind of have a dynasty going," Revord said. "But we don't really call it that; we just want to go out and win."

Each of Jesuit's top five runners finished in the top 15. Its alternates, Joseph Parker and Ben Martin, finished 17th and 22nd, respectively. The top 15 individual finishers and the top six teams advance to the Class 2A state meet Nov. 22 in Dade City.

Selena Castillo led Academy of the Holy Names to the girls runnerup title, finishing fifth in 21 minutes, 6 seconds. Last year, Castillo was better known for her free-throw shooting ability than she was for her cross country speed. She averaged 10 points and four rebounds per game for the Jaguars basketball team in 2007.

"I've always played basketball, but this year I decided to come out and run with these guys, and, well, things are turning out pretty good," the 5-foot-6 junior said.

Tampa Catholic's Meghan Sullivan placed fourth, the best finish of any area girl. Third-place Immokalee's Joane Pierre took top individual honors, while Naples took top team honors with 84 points.

Boys team: 1. Jesuit (Jes) 44; 2. Immokalee (I) 83; 3. Estero (E) 97; 4. Bishop Verot (BV) 124; 5. Robinson (R) 130; 6. Naples (N) 146; 7. Frostproof (FP) 162; 8. Lemon Bay (LB) 189; 9. LaBelle (Lab) 200; 10. Bartow (B) 271; 11. Sebring (Seb) 272; 12. Lennard (Len) 309

Boys individual: 1. Connor Revord (Jes) 16:26.75; 2. Jordan Schilit (Jes) 16:36.27; 15. Tobias Probst (Clearwater Central Catholic) 17:28.28

Girls team: 1. Naples (N) 84; 2. Academy of the Holy Names (AHN) 100; 3. Immokalee (I) 100; 4. Lemon Bay (LB) 117; 5. Estero (E) 153; 6. Clearwater Central Catholic (CCC) 154; 7. Bartow (Bar) 170; 8. Tampa Catholic (TC) 181; 9. Bishop Verot (BV) 212; 10. Sebring (Seb) 212; 11. Sarasota Cardinal Mooney (CM) 223; 12. Clewiston (Clew) 224

Girls individual: 1. Joane Pierre (I) 19:37; 4. Meghan Sullivan (TC) 20:53; 5. Selena Castillo (AHN) 21:06; 7. Domenica Owens (CCC) 21:16; 8. Laura Nauert (CCC) 21:17; 10. Jaqueline Fricia (TC) 21:21; 12. Cristina Snyder (AHN) 21:27; 15. Lexie Goldberger (Robinson) 21:43

Cross Country — Class 2A, Region 3: Jesuit boys reclaim top spot 11/14/08 [Last modified: Friday, November 14, 2008 6:32pm]
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