Ravens chase personal marks, prep for home stretch 

Schedule Updates. As expected, there have been some new developments and schedule issues that have come into play over the last few days. Please carefully read the following updates/changes and potential changes to our season. They have been placed in chronological order just to make things easier.

Tues, Sept 22 @ Leto: This meet is still on and will be for our JV squad and selected runners. the varsity runners will not be participating in the meet. However, they are expected to be there since our "initial" plan is to honor our seniors at this event. We have a backup date on deck in case this doesn't work out. Athletes are to meet us at Leto for 4:30 pm. Here are the runners scheduled to compete at Leto: Girls (Makenna Howell, Natalee Burdette, Kyra Howe, Sofia Theado, Miriam Elmassry, Abby Southern, Amy Eichler, Nicole Martochio, Ann Pham); Boys (Patrick Miller, Carson Vega, Zack Kremkau, Andrew Buitrago, Connor Caravella). 

Friday/Sat (Sept 25th, 26th): The Flrunners Invitational at Holloway Park in Lakeland is also this week, but for our varsity runners only. Now, final seeding will be announced during the week and it will determine if we run on Friday @ 4:30 pm or Saturday at 7:30 am. If we are placed in the Friday event, we have asked for school business for the 8 boys (Raekwon, Kevin, Ryan, Derek, Andrew, Cameron, Connor M, Colin) and 6 girls (Tabby, Skyler, Nathalia, Carly, Ella and Cheyenne) entered in the race. You will be dismissed at the end of 5th and will transport on your own to Lakeland. Be aware of traffic situations and car pooling demands. Get your rides lined up NOW. If we are placed in the Saturday race (there are two different start times), then it will be the regular Saturday meet routine. We will be without a couple people taking SAT. Holloway park requires ALL athletes sign a waiver. That waiver has been emailed to your parents, but is also available on flrunners.com. Get it signed and returned to me no later than Wednesday Sept. 23.

WHI (Tues Sept 29): Under the current circumstances, it is unlikely we will be running the West Hillsborough Invitational at Sickles High School. We are the host team, and are awaiting the County decision on how best to move forward. We may move the meet to Alonso - which would make it more 60-40 pavement/grass - not an ideal situation. An actual decision on that will be made by the County this week. Our plan is to run the race. Both varsity and JVs will run.

Pre State (Oct.3, @ FSU): The Montague Drivers were scheduled to run at FSU in the club race, but that appears to be a no go. Leon County is requiring that all teams, coaches and participating team adults take a Covid test PRIOR to arriving at the park. They have to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test in order to compete. That, of course, is a logistical nightmare. As a result, pending any last minute reprieve, we will not be traveling to Tally for Pre State. Our focus will be to train hard and return to Tallahassee for the State Finals.

New Schedule:

Sept 12 - North Port Invitational @ North Port High School, 7 am

Sept 19 - Mitchel Invitational @ Starkey Park, 7 am

Sept. 22 - Leto Invite @ Leto HS, 5 pm

Sept. 25-26 - FlRunners Invite @ Holloway Prk, TBA

Sept. 29 - West Hillsborough Invite @ Sickles, 5 pm

Oct 3 - FSU PreState @ FSU, TBA

Oct. 5-10 - Open Date

Oct 15 - County Championships @ Mary Help, 5 pm

Oct. 20 - Spaghetti Run @ Alonso (on track), 5 pm

Oct. 22 - Fresh/Soph @ Mary Help, 5 pm

Oct. 26-30 - Districts (TBA)

Nov. 2- 7- Regionals @ Lake Region High School, (TBA)

Nov 13-14 - State Finals, Tallahassee.

Official Start: Aug 24 marks the first official day of our cross country season, and our practices are no longer voluntary. We expect athletes to be present, unless they are sick, or engaged in the participation of another Alonso sport. Remember, this is Cross Country season.

Race Day Process: On an average, a cross country meet is divided into four races - girls varsity; boys varsity; girls JV; boys JV. Occasionally, the JV races are combined. It is the wish of the program that all Ravens get into one of those four races. However, please keep in mind, the coaching staff cannot jeopardize the safety of an athlete by running that athlete in a 3.1 mile race until the athlete is capable of doing so safely. It is an issue of safety. You have to be able to run two miles, before we put you in a three mile race.  

Morning practices: The ability to practice in the morning will likely come to an end after the "Smart Start" online week. The County has not opened the showers, and we don't need any funky kids in school all day. Now, we may make some accommodations to the upper classmen who have vehicles and can leave after practice and get to back to school on time. But, you can expect most practices to be around 6 pm.  

Minimum Meet Rule: The FHSAA has waived the minimum meet requirement rule for the 2020 season. Still is isn't wise of competitively advantageous to miss meets. Nothing is better than competition experience. The more races you have under your belt, the stronger you are coming down the stretch.

Transportation: Obviously, we do not get buses for the Invitationals. At this point, parents please recognize that you will have to provide transportation for your child. If you feel comfortable car pooling, then that will help. But, if you don't due to Covid considerations, we completely understand.

FlRunners over two days: This is one of the bigger races of the season, but is done on a seeded basis. When we run depends on our performances prior. So, we could run on the Friday or the Saturday, or have teams divided. It's in Lakeland so that's not too bad.

Pre-State: the Pre-State meet at FSU will be an invitational only meet for our top runners. Not all members of the team will make the trip to Tally. Your parents will be informed about the arrangements needed/hotel/transportation. Remember, we will be traveling up on Friday, staying the night, and then racing on Saturday and then heading home. We will discuss Vodi-19 protocols with the parents.

Open Date: Note, there is an open date in early October. This is a training week, but could be used as a potential makeup meet opportunity if needed.

Team fees: Our $75 team fee is now due by Friday Aug. 28th. The fee covers your entries for the season, your drinks and snacks at the meet, team shirt and awards at the end of the season. Travel expenses, hotels, etc... are independent and subject only to those who are on the travel squad for that particular race.

Mask rules: The Covid-19 mask protocols apply to the student athletes. Unless you want to be sent home by the administration, wear your masks in your cars when you arrive on campus. Wear your masks before engaging in athletic performance, and immediately after engaging in athletic performance. Please, attach your masks to your water bottles. There have been several complaints about athletes defying the rules "when not in direct athletic performance."

Covid-19 Protocols: Moving forward, here are some team guidelines.

  1. Be aware the virus spreads through casual contact, close proximity, expelled droplets, etc. So, create a six-foot buffer between yourself and those around you.

  2. Think about numbers, our group is relatively small, and has been together for most of the summer, but if you find yourself in gatherings larger than 20 or so, step away.

  3. The minute you are not feeling well, or suspect you are off your game, isolate yourself from your teammates, notify your parents, and then Coach Mills, immediately. The identity of a sick student-athlete is confidential, but it is the responsible thing to do to prevent outbreak.

  4. Do everything in your power to avoid large scale ride sharing in cars, at least until this calms down some.

  5. Parents are not allowed to stay on campus during workouts. Please, drop the student athlete off and leave campus. This is a contamination protocol coming from the County, not Alonso.

4A-11 Districts

Oct 27, 2020

Tabithat Suggs              20:29

Skyler Gillett                  21:23 

Nathalia Mallo               21:49  

Carly Henry                   23:12

Ella McCormick             23:42

Cheyenne Drummond   25:39

Sofia Theado                 26:20 

Nicole Martochio           26:51

Raekwon Hopkins         16:49 

Kevin Velasquez           18:28

Derek Maxfield              18:43

Ryan Winslow                19:07

Cameron Howe             19:22

Andrew Vega                 19:30       

Connor Murray              19:49

Zack Kremkau               19:51

Fresh/Soph Invite

Oct 22, 2020

Skyler Gillett                   21:36

Nathalia Mallo                21:54

Carly Henry                    23:11

Ella McCormick              24:40

Sofia Theado                  25:07  

Nicole Martochio            26:26

Kyra Howe                     29:26 

Makenna Howell            30:31   

Miriam Elmassary          33:23

Abby Southern              44:29 

Zack Kremkau               19:39

Hills County Champ

Oct 15, 2020

Skyler Gillett                 20:57 

Nathalia Mallo              21:05 

Carly Henry                  22:44

Ella McCormick            23:05

Sofia Theado                25:18 

Nicole Martochio          27:22 

Raekwon Hopkins         16:28

Derek Maxfield              18:02

Kevin Velasquez            18:55

Cameron Howe              18:59

Connor Murray               19:10

Zack Kremkau                19:42

Andrew Vega                  20:00 

LOL Gator Invite

Oct. 3, 2020

Skyler Gillett                20:45 (PR)

Nathalia Mallo             20:55 (PR)

Carly Henry                 23:14

Ella McCormick           23:26

Sofia Theado               24:44 (PR)

Nicole Martochio         25:27 (PR)

Kyra Howe                   26:10  

Makenna Howell          27:21 (PR)

Miriam Elmassry          30:30 (PR)

Ann Phan                     36:23 

Abby Southern            37:19 (PR)

Kevin Velasquez              18:03

Ryan Winslow                  18:07

Derek Maxfield                18:16 

Cameron Howe               18:53

Zack Kremkau                 19:00 

Colin Duong                    19:29

Patrick Miller                    24:12 (PR)   

West Hillsborough Invite

Sept 29, 2020

Skyler Gillett                 20:52 (PR)

Nathalia Mallo              21:19 (PR)

Carly Henry                  22:42 (PR)

Ella McCormick            23:03 (PR)

Sofia Theado                25:02 (PR)

Nicole Martochio          27:12

Makenna Howell          28:28 (PR)

Kyra Howe                   29:09 

Miriam Elmassry          31:32 (PR)

Natalee Burdette         31:52

Ann Phan                     36:01 (PR)

Keris Nordin                37:46 (PR)  

Abby Southern            39:52 (PR)

Kevin Velasquez          17:46 (PR)

Ryan Winslow              17:48 (PR)

Derek Maxfield            17:57 (PR)

Cameron Howe           18:12 (PR)

Zack Kremkau             18:53 (PR)

Andrew Vega               18:54 (PR)

Connor Murray            19:13 (PR)

Colin Duong                19:20 (PR)

Flrunners Invite

(Sept 26, 2020)

Tabitha Suggs        20:25

Skyler Gillett           21:24

Nathalia Mallo        21:51

Carly Henry            24:35

Ella McCormick      25:22

Sofia Theado          26:38

Raekwon Hopkins    16:31

Kevin Velazquez       18:43

Zak Kremkau            19:16.71

Cameron Howe         19:16.78

Ryan Winslow           19:18

Connor Murray          20:04

Colin Duong              20:11    

Leto Invitational

(Sept.22, 2020)

Sofia Theado          25:41

Nicole Martochio    26:35

Kyra Howe              27:48

Makenna Howell     28:13

Miriam Elmassry     32:32

Ann Phan                36:48

Abby Southern       38:05

Keris Nordin           41:32

Mitchell Invite

(Sept. 19, 2020)

Nathalia Mallo                   22:00

Skyler Gillett                      22:07

Carly Henry                       24:14 (PR)

Ella McCormick                 25:22

Cheyenne Drummond       25:32  

Kyra Howe                         26:23

Sofia Theado                      28:34

Nicole Martochio                29:49

Makenna Howell                 30:45

Amy Eichler                        31:43

Natalee Burdette                34:08

Miriam Elmassry                34:19

Abby Southern                   42:49

Raekwon Hopkins            17:00

Kevin Velasquez              18:27 

Derek Maxfield                 19:38

Andrew Vega                    19:41

Cameron Howe                 20:04                Ryan Winslow                   20:08  

Connor Murray                  20:12

Zack Kremkau                  20:13

Colin Duong                      20:26

Andrew Buitrago               21:29

Connor Caravella              25:24

North Port Invite

(Sept 12, 2020)

Tabitha Suggs             19:11 (PR, SR)

Skyler Gillett                 20:54 (PR) 

Nathalia Mallo              21:23 (PR)  

Carlson Henry              24:17 (PR)

Cheyenne Drummond  24:18 (PR)

Ella McCormick            25:22 (PR)

Sofia Theado                26:08 (PR)

Nicole Martochio          26:37 (PR) 

Makenna Howell          30:00 (PR)

Raekwon Hopkins       16:23 (PR)

Ryan Winslow              18:02 (PR)  

Kevin Velasquez          18:21

Cameron Howe            18:51

Derek Maxfield             18:54

Andrew Vega                18:57

Connor Murray             19:10 (PR)

Colin Duong                 19:32 (PR)

Zack Kremkau              19:51 (PR) 

Andrew Buitrago           21:05 (PR) 

4A Region2

(Nov. 2, 2019)

Tabitha Suggs           19:48 (PR)

Gabbi Santeiro          21:32 (PR)

Skyler Gillette            22:25 (PR)

Nathalia Mallo           23:22

Jasmine Valle            23:52

Nicole Martochio       26:25 (PR)

Natalee Burdette       29:44

Raekwon Hopkins     16:27 (PR)

Kevin Velazquez        18:21 (PR)

Andrew Vega             18:46

Cameron Howe          18:58

Ryan Winslow            19:14

Hunter King                20:10

Zack Kremkau            20:16 (PR)  


4A District 3

(Oct. 22, 2019)

Tabitha Suggs               20:18 (PR)

Gabbie Santeiro            21:32 

Jasmine Valle                21:44 

Nathalia Mallo               22:26 (PR)

Skyler Gillett                  22:30 (PR)

Nicole Martocchio        26:39 (PR)

Natalee Burdette          29:23  

Emma Coyne                31:15

Raekwon Hopkins                 16:52 (PR)

Kevin Velasquez                   18:33

Cameron Howe                     18:38 (PR)

Andrew Vega                         18:38 (PR)

Ryan Winslow                        19:06

Hunter King                           19:50

Zack Kremkau                       20:35 (PR)

Connor Murray                      21:02

Colin Duong                         22:51 (PR)

Hillsborough County Championships

(Oct. 15, 2019)

Tabitha Suggs                20:28

Gabbi Santeiro               21:53 

Skyler Gillett                   22:32 (PR)

Nathalia Mallo                23:48

Nicole Martocchio          28:17 (PR) 

Natalee Burdette            28:18 (PR)

Emma Coyne                 28:48

Raekwon Hopkins          17:04  

Cameron Howe              18:56 (PR)

Connor Murray               19:15 (PR)

Andrew Vega                  19:21

Hunter King                     19:36 (PR)

Zack Kremkau                 20:51

Colin Duong                    23:30 (PR)

FSU Invite

(Oct.12, 2019)

Tabitha Suggs          20:35

Jasmine Valle           21:41

Gabbi Santeiro         21:51  

Skyler Gillett             22:50 (PR)

Nathalia Mallo          23:47 (PR)

Raekwon Hopkins       17:23

Kevin Velazquez          18:28       

Andrew Vega                 19:12 (PR)

Cameron Howe            19:21 (PR)

Ryan Winslow               19:41

Hunter King                  21:08

Wharton/USF Invite

(Oct 5, 2019)


Tabitha Suggs            20:28 (PR)

Jasmine Valle             21:54    

Gabbi Santeiro           22:56

Skyler Gillett               24:33  

Natalia Mallo              24:40 (PR) 

Nicole Martocchio     30:04 (PR)

Raekwon Hopkins       18:06  

Kevin Velasquez          18:56

Ryan Winslow              19:06 (PR)

Andrew Vega               19:19 (PR) 

Cameron Howe            19:29 (PR)

Connor Murray             19:51 (PR)

Zack Kremkau              20:26 (PR)

Colin Duong                 23:44 (PR)

Freshman/Sophomore Meet

(Oct. 3, 2019)


Nicole Martocchio        32:15 (PR)

Natalee Burdette          32:22

Raekwon Hopkins        18:54 

Zack Kremkau              21:46 

Colin Duong                 25:12 

Leto Invite

(Sept. 24, 2019)


Skyler Gillett                23:04 (PR)

Natalia Mallo               25:07 (PR)

Amy Eichler                 30:16 (PR)

Nicole Martocchio       32:04      

Natalee Burdette         33:17 (PR)

Raekwon Hopkins       19:37   

Zack Kremkau             21:04 (PR)

Colin Duong                26:53 

Mitchel Invite

(Sept. 21, 2019)

Tabitha Suggs           22:02

Jasmine Valle            22:44 

Gabbi Santeiro          23:33

Skyler Gillett              25:22 

Natalia Mallo             26:15

Emma Coyne            27:08

Amy Eichler               33:17  

Nicole Martocchio     31:03 (PR)

Natalee Burdette        37:41

Kevin Velasquez        19:45

Ryan Winslow            19:52

Andrew Vega              20:25 

Connor Murray           20:38 (PR)

Cameron Howe          20:39 

Hunter King                21:32  

Zack Kremkau            21:42 (PR)

West Hillsborough Invite

(Sept. 17, 2019)

Tabitha Suggs                    21:01              

Gabbie Santeiro                  22:05

Jasmine Vallle                     22:10

Emma Coyne                      26:50

Amy Eichler                         32:33 (PR)

Nicole Martocchio               32:34 

Kevin Velasquez                  19:02

Andrew Vega                       19:21 

Ryan Winslow                      19:44 

Cameron Howe                    20:20

Hunter King                          20:43

Connor Murray                     20:56

Zack Kremkau                      22:32 (PR)

Colin Duong                         25:55 (PR)

Seffner Invitational

(Sept 14, 2019)

Tabitha Suggs                   21:17

Jasmine Valle                    22:19

Gabbi Santeiro                 22:39

Emma Coyne                    28:09

Amy Eichler                      34:04


Kevin Velasquez             19:11

Ryan Winslow                  19:31

Andrew Vega                   19:34

Connor Murray                 21:03

Cameron Howe                21:04

Zack Kremkau                 22:14 

Colin Duong                     26:55

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