Sunday CC Roundup 10/6

The goal was simple for the Okaloosa County Cross Country Championship...keep the County Championship winning streaks going, and the teams did just that.  The day began with the varsity girls race, with the Niceville girls taking 6 out of the top 12 spots to win easily by 22 points.  Next the varsity boys took 5 of the first  8 spots to win by 23 points with freshman Kaden Levings bringing home the individual championship.  The JV girls had their work cut out for them with FWB taking 1st, 3rd, & 4th, but we took 2nd and then 5th - 11th to win by a mere 3 points.  Finally the JV boys dominated their race taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, and 10th to win by 28 points with freshman Noah Hunter bringing home the individual championship.  Full results available here.    Updated season best times can be found at our team page on Flrunners.com.  Boys and Girls 

Pre-State Information

Important Change: Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to provide transportation to Pre-State for JV team. Everyone will be entered but will have to arrange their own transportation to Tallahassee.  Since the team is not arranging nor providing transportation, there are no restrictions regarding how athletes get there, with the exception that they not drive themselves. For example, Mr Smith can take his son Sam plus Sam’s friend Joe and Mike to and from the meet.  

(To make up for this change we have added an open race to be held at NWFSC on Tuesday, 10/22.  5k open race 4:00.  elementary/ms 3k open race 4:45.)

Entries below...if you are listed and know that you are not running, please notify me as we are paying $5 for every JV runner over 10.  If you aren’t listed and ARE going I need to know that too (band people).  If you aren’t sure you are going because you aren’t sure how you are getting there, then I will leave you entered.

Schedule

Friday

11:15 Vans with varsity team depart from front of gym (we have to run before they close the course at 4:30...)

12:00 JV released from class & departs

~3:00 Varsity arrives at ARP...run course

~4:00 JV arrives at meet

5:00 MS girls race

5:30 MS Boys race

6:00 JV Girls Race

6:30 JV Boys Race

JV depart back to Niceville when boys race is over

Varsity goes to dinner after JV boys race

Saturday

6:00am Depart Hotel

7:40 Girls Elite Race

8:05 Boys Elite Race

Depart after awards

GIrls JV

Grace Hickey        

Eleny Hobbs        

Fiona Hodge        

Karlie Honeycutt        

Kate Hurtado        

Paige Kelly        

Olivia Lea        

Brooke Lewis        

Nia Madrigal        

Destini Morris        

Ava Phillips        

Emily Reid        

Veronica Roca        

Chaya Scharf        

Evelyn Schutt        

Ansleigh Siren        

Elle Wise        

Girls Varsity

Ainslee Bobek        

Erika Bobek        

Erin Converse        

Sophia Dedmore        

Trinity Holland        

Lillian Holtery        

Elizabeth Segars        

Lily Tucker        

Abigail Vestel        

Boys JV

Franke Berte        

Glenn Bruce        

Troy Case        

Colin Colfer        

Joseph Fagundes        

John Fontejon        

Jackson Hamilton        

Jefferson Hawkins        

Jadyn Hird        

William Jetton        

Alex Johnson        

Tanner Krebsbach        

Colton Kulow        

Jake Kulow        

Ian Masterson        

James McFarland        

Joey Moore        

Jack Morrison        

Ethan Parker        

Asher Rask        

Patrick Roughneen        

Boys Varsity

Cooper Breeze        

Jake Dever        

Dane Dickerson        

Thomas Eggers        

Finn Hodge        

Noah Hunter        

Kaden Levings        

Parker Nunley        

Todd Wendel        

Anthony Wirsing

Overnight Cost $40 per person includes dinner.

Team Banquet: The team banquet will be November 21. Mark your calendars!

“Runners of the Week”

Varsity Boys

Senior Dane Dickerson had a great race, breaking 17 minutes on a cross country course for the first time in his career.  Dane broke his leg during a meet his sophomore year and had a long road of recovery.  It is great to see him running in such good form.

Varsity Girls

Showing the spark that has been hidden in her this season, Junior Ellie Segars ran the best race of her season and ran a strong last mile making up close to 20 seconds on the girls ahead of her to just narrowly miss finishing 3rd.

JV Boys

Freshman Noah Hunter got after it from the gun, leading essentially start to finish to win by 11 seconds over teammate Will Jetton.  Noah ran a season best by 30 seconds and would have been the #7 for us in the varsity race!

JV Girls

Sophomore Elle Wise had an amazing race Saturday, dropping 1:41 off of her PR to be the Eagles #2 runner in the JV race and finish 5th overall.  This is without a doubt the best race Elle has run in her two years of cross country at Niceville!

This week’s Senior Spotlight

Joey Moore

Jackson Hamilton

Tell me about your family...

My parents have given me everything to run my hardest and fastest and I am truly thankful. Without them, their encouragement and support I would not be there. Finally, I have a brother who when nice helps me through tough times, so thanks.

I have two sisters and a loving father and mother

When did you start running? Why did you start running?

sophomore year. I started running because I took a break off from soccer and wanted to stay active. I did 5ks to keep in shape, so I joined cross country. How hard could it be?

6th grade I thought I would be good at it

Favorite part about being a cross country runner

My favorite part is running with my teammates and having good conversation or even those times where we can't say anything and only struggle to breath.  

People you meet

Best memory of cross country

When I won the JV County Championship!!!!!

Half marathon we ran at practice junior year

Favorite Musician/Band/Music Genre

Enrique Iglesias

Queen

Your place to relax

Log Cabin in Maine

The water

Favorite subject in school

AP Biology

History

Favorite food

Spaghetti Tacos

Pizza

Complete this sentence "Everyone who knows me, knows I love...."

my Hyundai Sonata(R.I.P)

Fishing

Plans for the future?

To go into a medical field, probably as a biomedical engineer.

Join the army or air force

Anything else you’d like to add

Thank you to everyone who helped me to get to this point. I'm truly grateful for the help because I'm in it for the long run.

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Looking for general season info, don’t forget the team website: www.nhseaglecc.com

Most Updated: Complete Season Schedule available here

Coach LaFollette

850-797-9220

james.lafollette@okaloosaschools.com