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Girls cross country: Grippo is Pasco’s Runner of the year


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The runner and coach of the year are announced for Pasco County cross country for 2014.

Runner of the Year

Kari Grippo, Gulf, Sr.

Grippo finally had the year she wanted since she was a sophomore. The Gulf High senior won her third straight district title and picked up a region title, then she took fifth at the Class 2A meet with an 18:34. She successfully overcame a stress fracture in her right foot and left her high school cross country career on a high note.

*****

Coach of the Year

Jeff Leavey, Mitchell

Leavey took his Mustangs somewhere they had never been before: the Class 3A state meet in Tallahassee. They finished 21st and the team looks promising next year. Leavey was a successful cross country coach in Illinois and even has a meet named for him before retiring to come to Florida.

Larry Bugg

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