Seminole runner finish 15th in District Meet.
OVIEDO – Behind strong finishes from its top three runners, the Seminole boys finished seventh to qualify for the Regional Cross Country meet on Nov 10 in Jacksonville.
“It’s been 15 years since they qualified for regionals so this is so exciting” said coach Mai Tran.
Part of the success for the boys came in the strategy in the way the runner grouped during the race.
“We had two groups basically,” Tran said. “We had the top three and the next three in another group. They try to stay together and push each other.”
Seminole was led by Sophomore Fabian Sosa (17:21.72) in 21st, followed by junior Matthew Pruitt in 23rd with a 17:25.74 and Roman Bugos in 26th with a 17:32.81.
The second group was led by junior Lucas Well in 47th in 18:21.09, Sophomore William Heilman (18:36.73) in 58th and Freshman Oscar Loredo in 169th with a 19:01.7.
On the girls side, Seminole finished 12, led by Evelyn Buhring (22:06.2) in 47th, in 56th Rihanna Taveras in 23:03.4, Elizabeth Prudot ran a 23:17.8 in 60th, Madeleine Coffee (68th) 24:40.1, Ashley Rowe (77th) in 25:57.6, and Reilan Gale (80) in 26:22.0.