Best in the Bay

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Bay Area Middle School Champions

The Hillsborough Harriers Boys Team came in first place at the Bay Area Middle School Championship on Saturday.  In a field of over 200 runners, seven boys were awarded Top Twenty medals.

Boys Results: (Place/Name/Time)
8 Daniel Casey 11:33.0#
9 Oscar Brown 11:35.8*#
11 Liam Ballard 11:38.6#
13 Jack Garcy 11:45.6*#
15 Carson Caplinger 11:50.5#
18 Ricardo Gonzalez 11:53.8#
20 Brennan Fargher 11:56.8#
21 Karsyn Darst 11:57.9
26 Kameron Bass 12:15.4
28 Cooper Chesser 12:21.7
117 Elijah Landers 14:50.5
131 Brodie Christensen 15:11.7
144 Nadav Egosi 15:45.4
* Top 25 Harriers XC Times
# Qualified for State Championship

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Eliana Black held on to the lead, winning the race in 11:57.4.  The Girls Team won 5th place overall, with two girls receiving Top Twenty medals. 

Girls Results: (Place/Name/Time)
1 Eliana Black 11:57.4#
4 Nicole Oliveira 12:33.4*#
41 Katelin Wilcox 14:21.1
64 Alli Laffler 15:41.9
82 Ainsley Aeschleman 16:42.1
95 Meaghan Ballard 17:37.5
96 Carly Henry 17:41.4
110 Fay Brooks 18:52.2
* Top 25 Harriers XC Times 
# Qualified for State Championship

Next week the Harriers will race at the FLYRA Nature Coast State Qualifier in Lecanto.

Lecanto Invitational Champs Again

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The boys’ team achieved first place with 25 points.

With five boys in the Top Ten, the Hillsborough Harriers dominated the team event at the Lecanto Invitational on Saturday, September 1st.

Results (Boys):
Place/Name/Time
3 Oscar Brown 11:39.65
4 Brennan Fargher 11:40.74
6 Liam Ballard 11:51.26
7 Jack Garcy 11:55.15*
10 Carson Caplinger 12:08.02
11 Karsyn Darst 12:09.43
21 Kameron Bass 12:46.88
24 Cooper Chesser 12:57.62
39 Elijah Landers 14:17.24
42 Maddux Hawkins 14:27.33
44 Eli Riordan 14:42.73
45 Liam Maloney 14:56.55
56 Nadav Egosi 15:46.88
57 Brodie Christensen 15:53.24

*Earned a spot in the Harriers Boys Top 25 List

 

Results (Girls):
Place/Name/Time
3 Eliana Black 12:21.92
8 Nicole Oliveira 13:17.83*
41 Ainsley Aeschleman 17:43.55
44 Meaghan Ballard 18:01.47
46 Carly Henry 18:20.72
47 Fay Brooks 18:29.78

*Moved up in the Harriers Girls Top 25 List

Next week, the Harriers will be at the Florida Horse Park Invitational.

 

Season Starts at Jim Ryun Invitational

The first cross country meet of the season brought hundreds of runners to Lakeland for the 10th Anniversary Jim Ryun Invitational.  After the varsity and JV high school 5k races, the Harriers competed in the middle school 3k events, starting at 10:00am.  It was hard work for the racers who battled the central Florida late-August heat, but the Harriers were ready after spending the latter part of the summer preparing.  The teams won 2nd place overall out of 16 teams (boys) and 5th overall (girls), and both teams had two Top Ten medalists.  Newcomer Nicole Oliveira, 6th grade, received a 10th place medal and earned a spot on the Harriers Top 25 3k Times in her first cross country race.  Eliana Black, 5th grade, was awarded the 1st place medal for her time of 12:14.0.  In the boys’ race, 5th grader Oscar Brown finished in 9th place with 12:00.1, while Brennan Fargher, 7th grade, finished 10th in 12:02.9.

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Oscar and Brennan heading toward the last curve before the finishing stretch.

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Eliana crossing the finish line.

Results:
(Place/Name/Time)

Boys Middle School 3k
9 Oscar Brown 12:00.1
10 Brennan Fargher 12:02.9
21 Liam Ballard 12:28.3
25 Jack Garcy 12:36.9
34 Daniel Casey 12:50.5
35 Karsyn Darst 12:50.9
40 Kameron Bass 13:11.5
50 Carson Caplinger 13:32.5
53 Cooper Chesser 13:37.9
55 Maddux Hawkins 13:39.4
93 Liam Maloney 14:56.8
99 Eli Riordan 15:02.9
101 Elijah Landers 15:06.1
147 Nadav Egosi 17:19.8
153 Brodie Christensen 17:29.8
180 Gabriel Santos 21:22.1

Girls Middle School 3k
1 Eliana Black 12:14.0
10 Nicole Oliveira 13:48.2
33 Ainsley Aeschleman 14:45.5
61 Alli Laffler 16:16.5
64 Reyne Szabla 16:24.1
116 Carly Henry 19:59.5
137 Fay Brooks 22:07.7
145 McKinley Cassels 23:23.3

Boys Elementary 2k
4 Colin Fargher 9:29.1
5 Colin Maloney 9:47.3
6 Alec Brown 10:21.1

The Boys’ Team and Coach Brian posing with Jim Ryun, pro-runner Ed Cheserek, and their 2nd place trophy.

Next week, September 1st, the Harriers will be at the Lecanto Invitational.

AAU Florida District Qualifier Results

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Boys Results: (Place/Name/Time)

3000 Meter – Age 12
1 Brennan Fargher 11:32.71

3000 Meter – Age 13
1 Liam Ballard 11:35.29

3000 Meter – Age 14
3 Carson Caplinger 11:52.38

3000 Meter – Age 15-16
2 Arun Senthilkumaran 12:33.07

1500 Meter – Age 13
1 Liam Ballard 5:31.38

1500 Meter – Age 14
3 Carson Caplinger 5:36.67

Girls Results: (Place/Name/Time)

1500 Meter – Age 10
2 Eliana Black 5:20.28
6 Meaghan Ballard 6:40.79

1500 Meter – Age 11
1 Allison Laffler 6:42.94

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