In Saturday morning’s Class 2A FHSAA State Championships at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, the Citrus girls ended up in 19th place with a team score of 488.
"We went in wanting to get top 15, we got 19th, but it’s nothing to be disappointed about," Citrus girls coach Roselle Lattin said. "It was a pretty competitive race. All in all, the girls did run very well. … We had a great season. It was a great way to end it."
Mackenzie Scordato led the Hurricanes, the sophomore taking 31st place in a time of 19:40.09.
"She didn’t have the performance she wanted," Lattin said. "She ran solid. It’s pretty much what she’s been averaging throughout the season. Halfway through she cramped up a little bit, that slowed down her pace. Once she got over the cramping she was able to finish strong."
Taylor Koon shaved 35 seconds off her personal best for a 48th-place 20:06.41. Carleigh Steel also had a personal record with a 130th-place 21:49.41. Kendall Gibson was 158th (22:21.71) and Kaley Kjos took 175th (22:47.90).
Though they did not count toward the team score, Morgan Sowell (204th, 24:59.30) and Aubrey Mueller (207th, 25:07.27) ran PRs, as well.
Lecanto senior Chase Wilson ran in the 3A boys race and ended up in 57th with a time of 17:03.55.