The top of the Florida pyramid has been shaken up after some awesome performances that were laid down last Saturday.
1 – Trevor Foley (Citrus Park Christian) – Foley has moved into our number one position after his win at the North Port XC Invitational. He was originally ranked 3rd because he had not yet raced anyone of note in Florida. While reviewing results it is clear he deserves the spot on top after running times of 15:20, 15:21, 15:52, and 15:21. When you average out his 4 races you get a time of 15:28.5, which is just as fast as anyone else on this list. If Foley can get wins at the FlRunners.com Invite and the FSU Invitational, which he is the favorite at both, he should stay undefeated through the state meet. Previous Rank – 3
2 – Michael Phillips (Chiles) – Phillips stays number two on our list after taking the week off in preparation for Alligator Lake on Saturday. The only true competition that Phillips has had this year was when he raced Fitzpatrick at the Buffalo Invitational. Phillips should see some competition at Alligator Lake, as Bolles is scheduled to compete. Previous Rank – 2
3 – Paul Stafford (Lake Wales) – After being left off of last weeks rankings, Stafford made the trip to Katie Caples and out kicked our previous number one, Charles Hicks, by one second for the win. Stafford is unbeaten on the season and will see competition when his team races at the FSU Invitational on 10/7. Previous Rank – NR
4- Charles Hicks (Bolles) – Hicks moves the into fourth position after placing 2nd at the Katie Caples Invitational on Saturday. This former Foot Locker finalist opened his season with a second place finish at Spikes and Spurs. He followed it up with a win at Bale -N- Trail, beating a US top ten ranked runner in the process. This Saturday we will see if he can bounce back when he goes head to head with Michael Phillips at the Alligator Lake Invitational. Previous Rank – 1
5 -Joey Fitzpatrick (Vanguard) – Joey moves into the 5th position after his 11th place finish at the Wingfoot XC Classic in Cartersville, Georgia. Joey opened his season with a win at the Spikes and Spurs Classic in a time of 15:31. Since week one he has run 15:40, 15:48, and 15:45 respectively. Previous Rank – 4
Others to watch: Andrew Miller, Nathan Jubran, Trent Turbyfill