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Athlete of the Week 10/16/22 – 10/22/22

This will be the final Athlete of the Week poll before the 2022 FLYRA Middle School Cross Country State Championships. 

Marcelo Mantecon – Miami Elite / Belen Jesuit

Is the 3rd time a charm? Mantecon won his first individual district title at the 3A District 8 Championships. The Belen boy’s team put in a perfect score of 15 points.

Hoka FLRunners.com Race Report

Skylar Manatt

Manatt dropped a 9:57 at the Bay Area MS Chapionships. His time was 32 seconds faster than that of 2nd place finisher, Johnathan Robinson of tthe HTTR Tornadoes.

Miah Beckman – Gulfview Middle School

Beckman was the winner of the Collier County MS XC Championships. Her time of 11:57 was her first sub-12 performance and was 12 seconds faster than 2nd place.

Michaela Appleton – Power House Athletics

Appleton won the Gliders Annual XC Meet in a time of 11:47. She had an 11 second victory in her first 3k of the season.

Rachel Chiles – Inverness Middle School

Chiles won the Citrus County MS Championships by 1:30 over 2nd place in a time of 12:29. She has 3 races this year and 3 victories. 

Do You know where your athlete is running?

With the recent events in the news about runners being harassed and even abducted, it is important that families have a piece of mind when their athlete is out on the road. Garmin has created a watch that will allow you to track your runner, without the need for them to carry a cell phone. The Garmin Fenix 945 LTE is one of our favorite products, and we consider it a must-have for runners everywhere. 

Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE Premium GPS Running/Triathlon Multisport Smartwatch with LTE Connectivity

Meet Day Must Haves

Walking from the car to the tent doesn’t have to be a major ordeal. This collapsible cart only weighs 24 lbs but can carry up to 225 lbs. It is perfect for both race day and beach day.

Want a litte added privacy, without having to change in a port – o – potty? This pop up pod is the perfect solution. It folds down small enough to fit under your car seat and is light enough to take with you every race.