Cody Thompson, Sr., Crystal River

There is a void to fill at the top of boys cross country in the county with the graduation of three-time county champ Jacob Hensley of Citrus. Crystal River’s Cody Thompson is the early front-runner to take over the crown.

The Pirate senior has had the top finish in the county in both meets so far this season, eighth at Whispering Pines in 17:55.35 to open the year and 15th last weekend at Lecanto in 17:51.56.

1. Favorite social media platform?

Instagram, Snap Chat and Facebook

2. Team you like beating the most?


3. What’s in your playlist?

Country, hip hop, motivational songs

4. Favorite subject in school?

I enjoy doing auto mechanics and detailing at Withlacoochee Technical College

5. Why do you play this sport?

I found out in middle school that I was pretty good and was running some really fast times. With this, I enjoyed the team bonding going into my freshman year of high school and was encouraged that if I kept with it, I could possibly get a scholarship. My goal and passion is to take running to the next level.

6. Favorite college or professional team?

Florida Gators and I am eager to attend Southeastern University in Lakeland

7. Favorite non-athletic activity?

I really enjoy riding my street bike, as well as racing motocross with friends

8. Proudest moment competing in your sport?

Some of my proudest moments in running is advancing to the state meet my freshman year, and regional meet every year since. I also get excited about trying to make my team better, and honing in on my leadership role with the team.

9. Favorite food?

Cinnamon rolls

10. Favorite TV show?

The Flash

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