The Canterbury boys and girls varsity cross country teams punched their tickets to the FHSAA Cross Country State Championships after running to Top 8 team finishes at the 1A Region 3 races on Thursday, October 27 in Lakeland.
Senior runner Gabby S. led all Cougars finishing 5th overall, in a pack of over 100 runners, with a time of 19:56. Other notable finishes include: Hayden B. '23 (21st), Charlie M. '23 (30th), and Travis H. '25 (36th).
The Cougar cross country teams now turn their attention to the state championships on Saturday, November 5 at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. The 1A girls race will take off at 7:50 a.m., followed by the 1A boys race at approximately 8:40 a.m.
Road to FHSAA State Championships The Canterbury cross country teams made it to regionals by way of qualifying at the district level. Gabby S. '23 found herself on the podium with a second place finish. Three other Canterbury runners finished in the Top 20: Hayden B. '23 (15th), Charlie M. '23 (15th), and Travis H. '25 (18th).