Congratulations to Avery Gervais for being selected as our Run Florida Run Athlete of the Week. Gervais is a 7th grader from The Master’s Academy in Orlando. She was selected for her performance on 10/15 at the RUNMATANZAS XC Invitite. Gervais was the 3rd overall finisher in a time of 19:56.3 and she helped her team take the overall title. 

Avery Gervais

Gervais recently competed at the FHSAA 1A District 4 Cross Country Championships at Father Lopez High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. She placed 6th overall, running a PR of 19:55.  Her team was 2nd in districts to 1A powerhouse Circle Christian. The team will move on to compete in the 1A Region 2 Championships on 10/29 at Santa Fe College in Gainesville.

Speaking with her coach, Chris Libscomb, he said that Avery is “Pretty quiet, but has worked her way into a solid number 2 on our team.”  Upon hearing she received this honor Avery said, “God has given me a talent to run, so I want to use that for him and run faster.” Her team is poised to be good for a very long time as 4 of the top 8 runners for The Master’s Academy are middle school runners. 

The Master’s Academy is a small Christian school located in Oviedo, Florida that boasts a 90% college acceptance rate.

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