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Mantecon Impresses at the Hoka Flrunners.com Invitational

8th grade sensation, Marcelo Mantecon, continued to add to his legend with a win at the 2022 Hoka FLRunners.com Invitational. Running this weekend for Miami Elite, Mantecon broke the meet and venue record with a time of 9:30.32. His victory was 19 seconds faster than second place finisher Skylar Manatt and 13 seconds faster than the previous course record held by Reinhardt Harrison. Manatt of the Wesley Chapel New Tampa Mustangs also went under the meet record with his 9:49.09.

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In the team race, it was Belen Jesuit that took home the top honors. Despite having Mantecon wearing his club colors, the Wolverines still managed to win with a team score of 26 points. The boys from Belen put their top 5 runners in the top 14 places. Armando Cruz (10:10.87), Davi Bodoh (10:15.34), Nicholas Veloso ( 10:22.25), and Octavio Blandon (10:24.58) went 3-6 in one of the most competitive races in the state of Florida.  Alex Lammens (10:35.78) placed 8th, Collin Moore (10:39.34) placed 9th, and Jacob Rogers (10:57.84) placed 15th to help their Ocala Distance Project team place second overall with 83 points. 3rd and 4th were separated by only 3 points with Indian Trails Middle School edging out Red Sea Running Club 111 pts to 114 pts.

Marcell Mantecon

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.