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2022 Cross Country Season offseason starts on June 1

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Welcome to the Ravens' 2022 Cross Country season.

There's a lot of critical team and admnistrative information listed below, and hopefully we are able to answer all if not most of your questions.

Paperwork: Paperwork is the most significant hurdle. For Hillsborough County, the rules are not subject to interpretation: All athletes must be completely cleared before they can participate in workouts, practices, weightroom sessions of events. No exceptions. The paperwork is comprehensive and takes time, so please don't hestitate. Get the paperwork starter. The link below will take you directly to Hillsborough County's athletic website. Please, carefully follow the directions to fill out the on-line paperwork. 

https://www.hillsboroughschools.org/athleticforms

Here are a few of the important documents that must be filled out.

 

 

 

 

ROYO: ROYO is an acronym for "Run on Your Own." This is a common designation for offseason distance workouts since many of you will be traveling. You are responsible for your miles. How you get them is entirely up to you. When team leaders call a group ROYO you are advised to participate and get to know your teammates. No workouts in the offseason are MANDATORY, but the ROYO is a good way to get ready for the season and not fall behind our competitors.

 

Strava: Strava is a free running app that allows athletes to track their mileage and performance. We will be keeping tabs on the athletes during the summer via Strava. It is the directive of the coaching staff that ALL runners download Strava to their phones or watches so we can monitor progress. This is not an option.

Time Trials: At the end of the track season, we conducted a 2-mile time trial for the returners who were still competing in track. We will have another time trial on June 25,, and that will be followed by a 2.5-mile time trial on July 30. The time trials are crucial evalution requirements to be part of the team. If you are absent or on vacation for the time trial, no problem. You will run it immediately upon your return. 

New Ravens: It has been so awesome to see all these new Ravens joining our program. We welcome you all, and promise that there will be an opportunity for all to compete and get better. Patience will be the key. Many of you have not run a 5K race before, so we have to be careful and systematic in our preparation. It is likely that some of the very new runners will not make their debut on the first race, but perhaps in the second, or even third race. This is a precautionary measure. We have to make sure you are able to handle the three miles (some of which is in remote wooded areas) before we put you in a race. 

Communication: We expect that things come up, but if you simply don't show for something and don't call, that is in poor taste. It also sets a bad precedent for your adult life. Each of you has a phone, send me a message if you can't make something. The only thing that distrubs me more than absences is the failure to communicate that absence.

 

Morning Sessions: Yes, the plan is to have at least two early morning sessions per week when the school year starts.

Meets: Our tentative 2022 schedule is posted below. As always, you have to be prepared to be flexible since the County and other circumstances above our influence do reserve the right to make changes. For the most part, this is the schedule, so you can plan accordingly.

Ravens 2022 Cross Country Schedule:

Aug 26 -  Babe Zaharias Invite (Forest Hills Golf Course), 5 pm

Sept 3 - Florida Horse Park (Ocala), 7 am

Sept. 10 - Seffner Christian Invite (Holloway), 7 am

Sept 13 - West Hillsborough Invite (Rogers Park), 5 pm

Sept. 17 - North Port Invite (North Port HS), 7am

Sept 24 - The Abbey Invite (St Leo College), 7 am

Sept 31/Oct 1 - Flrunners Invite (Holloway), 7 am

Oct 6 - Fresh/Soph Invite (Mary Help Academy), 5 pm

Oct 8 - FSU Pre State (Tallahassee, TBA)

Oct 10 - Spaghetti Run @ TBA, 5 pm

Oct. 13 - County Championships (Mary Help Academy), 5 pm

Oct 17-21 - Districts, TBA

Oct. 24-28 - Regionals, TBA

Nov. 5 - State Finals @ Tallahassee

 

Tryouts: The Ravens XC program’s long-standing policy not to cut players due to running level remains in place. We do not have tryouts in the traditional sense. We will have two Time Trials which will be used to seed our runners, but EVERYONE who practices, gets to compete. The top five, seven or ten (depending on the race) will compete in the varsity race, all others will compete in the JV race. Most meets run a girls varsity, a boys varsity, and then the JV races. Sometimes, the boys and girls JV races are combined.

 

Transportation: Remember, we have no buses for transportation. All transportation is the responsibility of parents and athletes. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF A MEET to scamper for transportation to the venue. It is your responsibility to arrange your transportation. Meet us at the venue.

 

Coaching staff: Coach Mills (813-810-8815, roger.mills@hcps.net) is the head coach and is responsible for both the boys and girls program. Coaches Mindy Zeliff and Kayla Skelton are assisstant coaches. Remember, these are volunteers who are surrendering their time and energy. Please refer any complaints or comments to the head coach.

 

Team Fee: There is a $100 team fee associated with the cross-country season. It is due by Friday Aug. 27th. The team covers the entries costs, snacks, drinks, additional equipment costs and your team shirt. Thus far, some of you have already paid your team fee. EVERYONE has to pay. There are additional costs when we travel to Tallahassee for Pre-State meet and potential Regionals and States. Those will be discussed closer to that time.

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4A District 3

Oct 27, 2021

Girls

Skyler Gillett                   19:26 (PR)

Nathalia Mallo                 21:14

Carly Henry                     22:53

Megan Seales                 23:55 (PR)

Alex Howell                     24:15 (PR)

Maria Ortiz                      25:27

Kenza Attallah                 25:37 (PR)

Hana Konno                    25:38      

Makenna Jones              26:22 (PR)

Rachel Leonard              27:04 (PR)

Boys

Raekwon Hopkins            16:20

Ryan Winslow                   17:27 (PR)

Zack Kremkau                  17:45 (PR) 

Kevin Velazquez               18:10

Cameron Howe                 18:15 

Ian Ludlam                        18:24

Preston Cooper                 18:32 (PR)

Adrian Sanchez                19:13 (PR)

Carson Vega                     19:55 

Hudson Capps                  19:56

Freshman/Sophomore Championships

Oct. 21, 2021

Girls

Carly Henry             21:57 (PR)

Megan Seales         24:23 (PR)  

Alex Howell             24:43 (PR)

Kenza Attallah         25:41 (PR)

Makenna Jones       26:29 (PR)

Maria Ortiz               26:54     

Rachel Leonard       27:31 (PR) 

Emelee Schenker    28:01 (PR)

Sophia Gunnin         28:59 (PR)

Alexis Piazza            29:17 (PR)

Josie Yiu                  29:37 (PR)

Hannah Tucker        34:08 (PR)

Kaitlyn Vong            36:16 (PR)

Boys

Preston Cooper        18:54  

Carson Vega            19:26 (PR)

Adrian Sanchez       19:35 (PR)

Hudson Capps         19:53 (PR)

FSU Pre State

Oct. 16, 2021

 

Girls

Skyler Gillett                  20:20

Nahalia Mallo                21:48

Carly Henry                   23:20

Megan Seales               24:50 (PR) 

Ella McCormick             27:26

Boys

Raekwon Hopkins             16:06

Ryan Winslow                    17:54

Ian Ludlam                         17:58

Cameron Howe                  18:09

Kevin Velazquez                 18:26.3

Zack Kremkau                    18:26.6 

County Championships

Oct 9, 2021

Girls

Skyler Gillett                    20:14    

Nathalia Mallo                 21:45

Carly Henry                     23:24

Ella McCormick               24:59

Megan Seales                 25:17

Alex Howell                     26:55

Kenza Attallah                 26:45

Makenna Jones              27:50

Miriam Elmassry             27:57  

Hana Konno                    28:48

Makenna Howell             29:53

Rachel Leonard              30:09

Emelee Schenker           30:38

Josie Yui                         31:34

Alexis Piazza                  31:45

Sophia Gunnin               32:19

Kaitlyn Vong                   38:38 

Boys

Raekwon Hopkins         16:33

Kevin Velazquez            18:51 

Zack Kremkau               19:02

Cameron Howe              19:06

Ian Ludlam                     19:42  

Colin Duong                   20:18

Carson Vega                  20:55

Hudson Capps              21:14

Patrick Miller                  23:34  

West Hills Invite

Oct 5, 2021

Girls

Ella McCormick           24:35  

Alex Howell                 25:53 (PR)

Miriam Elmassry         27:13 

Makenna Jones          28:01

Rachel Leonard          28:46 (PR)

Makenna Howell         30:00 

Emelee Schenker        30:02 (PR)

Josie Yiu                      30:06 (PR)

Sophia Gunnin             30:43 (PR)

Hannah Tucker             34:46

Kaitlyn Vong                 36:36 (PR)

Boys

Preston Cooper           19:16

Carson Vega               19:40 (PR)

Adrian Sanchez           19:58

Colin Duong                 21:06

Hudson Capps             21:19

Patrick Miller                 22:05 (PR)

  

FlRunners Invitational

Oct. 2, 2021

Girls

Skyler Gillett                21:10  

Nathalia Mallo             22:12

Carly Henry                 24:24

Ella McCormick           25:18

Megan Seales             25:25  

Alex Howell                 26:09

Hana Konno                26:24
Makenna Jones           27:50

Miriam Elmassry          27:55

Kenza Attallah             28:05

Makena Howell            30:28

Rachel Leonard           30:57

Emelee Schenker         31:06 (PR)

Josie Yui                       31:55 (PR)

Alexis Piazza                33:16

Kaitlyn Vong                 44:32 

Boys

Raekwon Hopkins          15:57 (PR,SR)

Ryan Winslow                 17:34 

Cameron Howe              18:23

Kevin Velazquez             18:33

Zack Kremkau                18:34 (PR)

Ian Ludlam                      18:57

Preston Cooper               19:01

Carson Vega                   19:51

Colin Duong                    20:30

Adrian Sanchez              20:33

Hudson Capps               21:35 (PR)

Partick Miller                   24:06                       

TRC Rogers Park

Sept 28, 2021

Girls

Skyler Gillett                 21:04  

Carly Henry                  22:07 (PR) 

Nathallia Mallo              22:15

Megan Seales               25:01 (PR)

Maria Ortiz                    25:18 (PR)

Alex Howell                   25:58 (PR)

Kenza Atallah                26:05 (PR)

Miriam  Elmassry           27:19 (PR)

Makenna Jones             27:20 (PR)

Hana Konno                  27:28

Makenna Howell           28:07

Rachel Leonard            28:56 (PR)

Ella McCormick             29:35

Sophia Gunnin              31:33

Josie Yiu                        32:00 (PR)

Emelee Schenker          32:12 (PR)

Alexis Piazza                 33:11

Kaitlyn Vong                  37:02 (PR)

Boys

Raekwon Hopkins          16:07

Ryan Winslow                 18:00 

Kevin Velazquez             18:02  

Ian Ludlam                      18:24 

Cameron Howe               18:38

Zack Kremkau                 18:41 (PR)

Preston Cooper               18:56

Carson Vega                    19:44 (PR)

Colin Duong                     19:47

Adrian Sanchez               19:49 (PR)

Hudson Capps                 21:41 (PR)

Patrick Miller                     23:09 (PR)

                    North Port Invite

Sept 18, 2021

Girls

Skyler Gillett              20:07 (PR)    

Nathalia Mallo           21:51     

Carly Henry               22:56    

Nicole Martochio       23:55

Ella McCormick         24:43    

Megan Seales           25:05 (PR)

Hana Konno              25:21 (PR)

Maria Ortiz                25:30 (PR)    

Kenza Attallah           26:31 (PR)

Miriam Elmassry        27:53 (PR) 

Makenna Jones         28:06 (PR)

Makenna Howell        29:22 

Rachel Lenard           31:11 (PR)

Alexis Piazza             32:44                 

Emelle Schenker       33:03

Josie Yiu                    33:29 (PR)

Hannah Tucker          35:34    

Kaitlyn Vong              44:38 (PR)  

Boys

Rakewon Hopkins      15:58 (PR, SR)

Ryan Winslow             18:04

Kevin Velazquez         18:42

Cameron Howe           18:48         

Zack Kremkau            18:51

Preston Cooper           18:51 (PR) 

Ian Ludlam                  19:09            

Finn Callaghan            19:57 

Colin Duong                20:31

Carson Vega               20:35

Adrian Sanchez          20:57 (PR)       

Hudson Capps           22:06 (PR)

Patrick Miller               25:03

Seffner Christian Invite

Sept 11, 2021

 

Girls

Skyler Gillett              21:21    

Nathalia Mallo           22:40     

Carly Henry               24:06    

Nicole Martochio       24:25    

Megan Seales           25:54

Alex Howell               27:22

Maria Ortiz                27:27    

Ella McCormick         27:38     

Kenza Attallah           27:44

Makenna Jones         29:26

Miriam Elmassry        29:59 

Makenna Howell        30:31 

Alexis Piazza             32:26                 

Rachel Leonard         32:39   

Emelle Schenker       32:52

Hannah Tucker          34:03    

Josie Yiu                    34:19

Caelyn Rickert           39:15                     

Kaitlyn Vong              44:52   

Boys

Rakewon Hopkins      16:37

Ryan Winslow             17:41         

Kevin Velazquez         18:32

Zack Kremkau            19:29

Ian Ludlam                  19:55            

Preston Cooper           20:24

Colin Duong                20:58

Carson Vega               21:19

Adrian Sanchez          21:27       

Hudson Capps           24:12

Patrick Miller               25:14

Florida Horse Park

Sept 4, 2021

 

Girls

Skyler Gillett                  21:43

Nathalia Mallo                21:49 

Carly Henry                   23:06

Nicole Martochio           23:56

Ana Sofia Theado          25:10

Megan Seales               25:35

Hana Kono                    26:38

Ella McCormick             27:14

Miriam Elmassry            28:08

Alex Howell                   29:07

Kenza Attallah               29:23

Maria Ortiz                    29:23

Makenna Howell           29:39

Makenna Jones            29:41

Alexis Piazza                31:23

Sophia Gunnin              32:51

Kaylie Marr                   33:18

Rachel Leonard            33:36

Hannah Tucker             35:54 

Emelee Schenker         36:31

Josie Yiu                       36:52

Kaitlyn Vong                 44:33 

Boys

Rakewon Hopkins     16:05 (PR,SR)

Ryan Winslow            17:57

Kevin Velazquez        18:15

Cameron Howe          18:25

Ian Ludlam                 18:28

Zack Kremkau            18:49

Preston Cooper           19:57

Carson Vega               19:59

Colin Duong                20:15

Adrian Sanchez           21:37

Hudson Capps           22:56

Patrick Miller               24:58

Babe Zaharias Invite

Aug 27, 2021

Girls

Skyler Gillett                21:02

Nathalia Mallo             22:39

Carly Henry                 23:10

Nicole Martochio         23:54

Megan Seales             25:58

Hana Konno                26:58

Kenza Attallah             27:55

Miriam Elmassry         28:12 

Alex Howell                 28:19

Makenna Howell         29:41

Makenna Jones           30:01 

Alexis Piazza               30:50

Rachel Leonard           31:26

Kaylie Marr                  33:31

Sophia Gunnin             33:34

Caelyn Rickert             TBA

Boys

Raekwon Hopkins         16:15 (PR, SR)

Ryan Winslow                17:32 (PR)

Kevin Velazquez            18:01

Ian Ludlam                     18:21

Cameron Howe              18:38 

Zack Kremkau                18:57

Preston Cooper              19:45  

Finnn Callaghan             19:51 

Colin Duong                    20:04

Adrian Sanchez              TBA

Patrick Miller                   TBA