Estero’s Kacy Smith won the FSU Invitational pre-state Gold race in Tallahassee on Saturday morning, finishing six seconds ahead of second-place Emily Edwards of Fort Myers, to lead the Wildcats to another invitational title.
Pre-state is the second big invitational Estero has claimed in two weeks, also winning the flrunners.com Invitational a week ago in Titusville. In that race Edwards took first while Smith placed fifth. In Tallahassee, Smith ran in 18.06 while Edwards ran in 18:12. Evangelical Christian’s Sarah Candiano placed eighth overall in 18:25.7. Estero’s Katy G. Solis finished 12th in 18:35.4.
On the boys’ side, Fort Myers’ Tyler Bennett placed second in 15:32.8 while teammate Aesop Brown took sixth in 15:46 as the Green Wave took fifth as a team in the Gold race.