High school cross country championship preview |

Class 3A

Schedule: Girls 9:10 a.m., boys 10 a.m.

Boys team qualifiers: Bartram Trail, Creekside, Ponte Vedra. Boys individual qualifiers: Sebastian Kenne, Sam Skiles (both Stanton); Parker Woodruff, St. Augustine.

Girls team qualifiers: Creekside, Nease, Ponte Vedra. Girls individual qualifiers: Alivia Davis, Stanton.

Outlook: It’s difficult. All three St. Johns County boys squads have a chance at the top five, but the top times belong to Tallahassee Chiles, Belen Jesuit and Ocala Vanguard. Still, Creekside’s Matt Ortiz could fight for a top-10 finish, as could Stanton’s Kenne and Skiles. In the girls race, Tallahassee Chiles and senior Ana Wallace are the favorites for the overall title, but Creekside should be the Timberwolves’ main threat. Sophomore Claire Openshaw leads an extremely young Knights squad that’s likely to earn a podium spot. Watch also for Nease and Ponte Vedra, who could place in the top five, while the Sharks’ Claire Moritz and Stanton’s Davis should challenge for high individual placings.


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