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Cross country: County championships preview

Published:   |   Updated: October 15, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Hillsborough County Championships

WHEN: Friday; Girls varsity, 5:30 p.m.; Boys varsity, 6 p.m.

WHO: All Hillsborough County Schools, public and private

WHERE: Pebble Creek Golf Club

OUTLOOK: Many are interested to see how the boys race pans out between Sickles’ James Zentmeyer, Plant’s Jack Guyton and Robinson’s Jack Rogers, who rank Nos. 1, 2 and 3 on the county’s honor roll. The personal best for each of those runners this season have been run on different courses, but now they’re finally going head to head at the same venue. The girls race has a heavy pre-race favorite in Plant’s Bailey Sullivan, who ran a swift 18:41.9 last week at the pre-state meet. Sullivan’s toughest competition is likely to come from teammate Anna Montgomery, who finished 11 seconds behind Sullivan at the pre-state meet.

Top times

1. James Zentmeyer, Sickles. Jr. 15:57.9 Pre-State
2. Jack Guyton, Plant, Jr. 16:04.4 North Port XC Invite
3. Jack Rogers, Robinson, Jr. 16:09.8 Invite
4. Fredrick Stanford, Robinson, Sr. 16:25.5 Invite
5. Paris Williams, Sickles, So. 16:31.8 Pre-State
6. Carlos Andino, Plant, Sr. 16:38.0 Pre-State
7. John Bryant, Bloomingdale. Sr. 16:44.2 Invite
8. Vasilis Vasiloudes, Berkeley, Jr. 16:46.5 UF Mt. Dew Invite
9. Evan Collura, Plant, Jr. 16:47.3 North Port XC Invite
10. Tim O’Loughlin, Jesuit, Sr. 16:47.3 Pre-State

1. Bailey Sullivan, Plant, Sr. 18:41.9 Pre-State
2. Anna Montgomery, Plant, Sr. 18:52.1 Pre-State
3. Sneha Sathish, King, So. 19:15.2 Don Bishop Invite
4. Maggie Parrish, Chamberlain, So. 19:21.6 Invite
5. Abigail Grant, Sickles, Jr. 19:22.1 Pre-State
6. Maddy Hull, Robinson, Sr. 19:34.3 Invite
7. Emily Zwijacz, Newsome, Jr. 19:52.9 North Port XC Invite
8. Julia DeYoung, Robinson, Sr. 20:03.0 Invite
9. Lauren Arfaras, Freedom, Sr. 20:06.9 Invite
10. Eliana Ochoa, Brandon, So. 20:10.3 Don Bishop Invitational