By: Matt Rothman
It has been some start to the Coral Springs Charter cross country team this season.
It began on August 27 with the entire team volunteering with Shaka Soul Surfers, helping kids with disabilities learn to surf. Since then, they have competed in two races and had incredible performances from their student-athletes.
Members of the Panther XC team volunteered with Shaka Soul Surfers today to help kids with disabilities learn to surf. What an incredible and rewarding experience! #SERVICE #givingback @gspringer66 @CSUSAJonHage @CSUSAhq pic.twitter.com/3Yc3hbVxwe
— CSC Panther Athletics (@cscpanthers) August 27, 2022
In the first race at Quiet Waters Park, the boy’s team finished second overall, with Eli Groothius placing fifth with a time of 19:38, just ahead of eighth grader Lucas Werth, who followed in sixth place.
Chris Gayle, Liam Blum, and Will Urena all finished in the top 25, running alongside Jordan Head, Anthony Morande, Aiden Lintz, and Blake Weter. They then finished fourth in their next race at Tradewind Parks on Tuesday, with Groothius leading the way again after coming in ninth place overall.
On the girl’s side, the Panthers finished third in their first race with Ashlee Diaz’s top time of 22.47.20. Abigail Foster was the next Panther to finish, coming in 11th place, followed by Mackenzie Maniscalco, Lynnae Varkala, Marissa Micioni, Aliyah Rhoden, Sabrina Gonzalez, Jasmine Grbic, and Sophia Quinones. Then, Diaz finished the team’s second race as the runner-up, while CSC placed second overall as a team.
CSC’s middle school cross country team had themselves a day in the Pine Crest Open on Thursday. While the girl’s team finished second, the boys came in third and had several terrific times in the 1.5 mile race.
The girl’s top time came from Lily Richardson at 11:40.24, which was good for fifth place. Kendall Parrott was the next to finish, coming in seventh, followed by Sydney McDougall and Sadie Suarez in the top ten. Hailey Lockowitz, Taylor Hartley, Julia Kvech, A’skyigh Halloway, and Zoe Rivera all ran well for CSC.
On the boy’s side, Austin Stewart had the top time, coming in fifth at 10:56.80. Jacob Montealsgre, Lukas Dagostinis, and Tommy Foster also represented the Panthers in the team’s first race.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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