By: Matt Rothman
After a bit of time off due to Hurricane Ian and the holiday, eight Coral Springs cross-country teams were back on the course for the Broward County Athletic Association Championship on Thursday at Markham Park.
Coral Springs High School
The boy’s varsity team had the best result in all of Coral Springs, coming in fifth place, with Jeffrey Belizaire finishing fifth individually. Kensey Fredric came in 18th, followed by Lucas Penaloza, Dimitri Thomas, Matthew Wykpisz, Leighton Peart, and Gregory Hamilton.
The girl’s varsity team came in eighth place overall. Their top runners were Brianna Williams and Angelica Macarulay. They finished 19th and 21, respectively, with Sofia Evans, Lea Ramnarace, Melanie Bobabilla, and Gabriella Gentilhomme. Maria Dos Santos and Bergybe Darang were the final two Colts to finish.
David LaFleche, Matthew Thuo, Matthew Campbell, and Jithin Jobi competed in the junior varsity race. The girl’s JV team consists of Jessica Saint-Amand, Nia Mackey, Niecy Brown, Naila Carlos Mata, Joselyn Ramirez, Arianna Cooper, Alyssa Tyson, Eva Teneus, and Nedjins Saint Jean.
The J.P. Taravella boys varsity team had seven runners compete in varsity and four in junior varsity. The Trojans finished ninth, led by Marcos Marcos Noriega. Christopher Reid Jr. and Carson Dunham finished in the top 50, along with Akeem Beckford, Luis Gutierrez, Jaylen Amoa, and Jace Johnson. 35
Giovanni Sincore finished fifth in the JV race, followed by Dominic Martinez in the eighth. Donald Lee finished 12th, and Darren Gadson came in 37th place.
Coral Springs Charter
Eli Groothius continued to shine for the boy’s team and finished with a time of 19:48.51. Lucas Werth and Chris Gayle came in the top 100, along with Chris Gayle, Liam Blum, Will Urena, Jordan Head, Anthony Morande, Beylian Dejesus, Aiden Lintz, and Blake Weter.
The girl’s top time was from Abby Foster. She came in 14th place running with Mackenzie Maniscalco, Lynnae Varkala, Aliyah Rhoden, Marissa Micioni, Jasmine Grbic, Sophia Quinones, and Sabrina Gonzalez.
The Jaguars ran individually and had two runners finish. Ian Holtzman ran for the boys, while Valentina Ventresca was from the girl’s team.
After the varsity teams finished their race at the Broward Country Athletic Association Championship, four middle school teams in Coral Springs had their chance to run.
Coral Springs Middle School
The boy’s team finished in 16th place, with Calvin Lukens having the top time. Eldon George finished second, followed by Carter Polk, Conner Cameron, Luis Garcia, Nikolani Cossio, Darryl Casillas, Ty-Joir Joseph, Jacob Casillas-Bell, Joshua Gordon, and Ayaan Shah.
The girl’s team came in ninth, with Antonella Dominguez placing 15th overall with a time of 15:32:01. They had eight other runners compete, Rebecca Bridger, Lily Hennessy, Leilani Tom, Isabel Hilmers, Rebecca Rinderknecht, Aurora Davis, Aaliyah O’Keefe, and Lia Luis.
Forest Glen Middle School
The boys finished with the best result out of all four teams from Coral Springs to compete. Marcus Gentilhomme and Tyler Cline finished in the top 25, with Logan Ramnarace, Rafael Periera, Gonzalo Arce, Ajay Agasen, and Zachary Pinsky all contributing with solid races.
The girl’s team finished in eighth place, with Alyson Thomas in sixth place. Their teams include Lydia Gentilhomme, Allison Macarulay, Jayla Pacheco, Nyla Clinton, Dallas Smith, Sofia Delgatti, and Ella Wood.
BCAA Girls and Boys Cross Country Championships are being held TODAY at Markham Park. Thanks for a great season! Good luck this afternoon. @browardschools @suptvcartwright @larryblustein @FHSAA @coachrock2000 @BCPSAssocSupt @dbrouss76 @MSAASports pic.twitter.com/v1svk7w8ye— BCAA Sports (@BCAA_Sports) October 6, 2022
Ramblewood Middle School
Ramblewood had five boys compete in the race Lucas Sturdy, Tyson Baier, Ali Atallah, Julian Madero, and Evan Hall, while Madilyn Quintana was the lone runner for the girls.
Millennium Middle School
The last team to compete was Millenium, with Jahree Pierre placing fifth overall. Javier Flores came in seventh, and Nicholas Johnston finished 12th, along with Roy Mcutchen, Elijah Foris, James Myrik, Tahj Jackson, and Corey Parchment, to finish in fifth place.
Jada Thelwell, Olivia Noel, Madison Simpson, Patricia Costa, Zion Davis, Tyla Mori, Adriana Telcine, and Jeanavia Martial ran for the girl’s team.
- 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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