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Seminole cross country faces little resistance at invitational
By DOUG KATES, Times Correspondent
Published October 11, 2007
PALM HARBOR - Eleven of the top 20 runners at the 10th annual Palm Harbor Invitational were from Seminole High School, and it was no surprise the Warhawks captured the girls and boys cross country titles Wednesday.
Christian Homme led Seminole's effort with a first-place run in the boys race. He was disappointed with his time (17 minutes, 2 seconds), but had a 21-second margin of victory over Gabriel Ramos of Largo.
"I'm not happy with the time, but life goes on," Homme said.
Joining him in the top 10 were teammates Casey Crawford (fourth), Michael Homme (sixth), Julio Silva (seventh), Christopher McWilliams (eighth) and Kevin Siesel (ninth).
The Warhawks finished with 26 team points, followed by Countryside and Largo.
In the girls race, East Lake's Katherine McMeekin crossed the finish first. She was behind the Warhawks' Kaitlin Homme after 1 mile, but Homme started to make a wrong turn before McMeekin corrected her. Once in front, McMeekin built a 41-second lead and finished in 19:32.
Seminole took the girls title with 27 points, followed by Palm Harbor University and East Lake.
Bogie, Northeast win
Boca Ciega's boys and Northeast's girls won team titles at a seven-team meet featuring most of the South county public schools.
The host Pirates scored 51 despite having one runner in the top five. It was enough to hold off St. Petersburg, which scored 61. The Green Devils' Wes Reynolds won in 17 minutes, 30 seconds.
In the girls race, the Vikings had two runners in the top five and scored 28 points. The Pirates' Sara Allen held on to win in 20.48.