By: Matt Rothman
The Coral Springs High School cross country team boys and girls cross country shined on Senior Night at Tradewinds Parks Wednesday.
The boys and the girls came in first place, competing against six schools: Northeast, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, and Coconut Creek High School.
Seniors Leighton Peart, Lea Ramnarace, Mariana Dos Santos, Niecy Brown, Nia Mackey, Alyssa Tyson, and Eva Teneus were all recognized before the Broward County Athletic Association Meet 4.
.Head Coach Brantley Barr called it a dominating win.
“The boy’s team is really improving quickly,” said Barr. “Our girls are getting stronger too each time out. “Looking forward to the championship part of our season.”
Sophomore Jeffrey Belizaire beat his time by nearly 30 seconds from Saturday’s invitational and came in first with a time of 16.19.2.
Kensey Fredric came in second place with a time of 16:59.9, while Matthew Wykpisz finished in third, two seconds behind Fredric. Dimitri Thomas rounded out the top ten for the Colts. Gregory Hamilton, David Lafleche, Matthew Campbell, and Jithin Joni were the subsequent three CSHS runners to finish.
Brianna Williams finished third overall for the girls, with a time of 20.47.6. Angelica Macurslay came in fifth, and Morgan Melchiorri placed tenth.
Sofia Evans, Marian Dos Santos, and Gabriella Gentilhomme came in the top 20, with Niecy Brown and Nia Mackey finishing 23 and 24. Naila Carlos Mata, Tyson, Teneus, Joselyn Ramirez, Arianna Cooper, and Neldjina Saint Jean rounded out the Colts’ incredible afternoon.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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