HS Roundup: Beck 6th at FLrunners Race of Champions

HS Roundup: Beck 6th at FLrunners Race of Champions


HS Roundup: Beck 6th at FLrunners Race of Champions


Arye Beck, Estero

Arye Beck, Estero

Estero senior Arye Beck was sixth overall at the FLrunners.com Invitational Race of Champions on Saturday in Titusville, crossing the finish line in 16:08 to help the Wildcats to a sixth-place performance.

Fort Myers, which finished third as a team with 146 points, saw senior Josh Kennedy place 14th overall in 16:33, while teammate Evan Babatz was 24th in 16:49. The JV boys team placed first in the blue division. Sophomore Ian Olney won the overall race in 18:59 while the Green Wave placed five in the top 6.

LaBelle senior Yoan Prado crossed the finish line in 16:37 to claim an 18th place performance.

In the girls Race of Championships, Riverdale’s Chelsea Oliver secured a top 20 performance by claiming a time of 19:21, while Estero’s Alayna Goll was 24th in a time of 19:27.

In the girls Invite, Canterbury’s Jessica Edwards was 12th overall in 20:53.

In the mixed middle school race, a local running club, Elite Runner, fielded a team and had two runners finish in back-to-back places during the 2-mile race. Liam Holston was sixth in 11:22 and Kevin Vazquez was seventh in 11:25.

Great American Cross Country Festival

Fort Myers senior Krissy Gear secured a 15th place finish in the Great American Cross Country Festival at Cary, North Carolina, helping the Green Wave girls claim a 10th place finish in the girls’ race of champions.

Gear secured a time of 18:28, Fiona Kurland was 34th in 19:09 and Kailyn Kaminski was 39th in 19:23.


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