Mount Dora High School’s girls and boys cross country teams showcased their dominance at the Class 2A District 3 Championships, with the girls achieving a remarkable 3-peat victory. Hannah Douglas also clinched the title of a 3-peat individual district champion, further solidifying their legacy at Mount Dora High. She has been terrific all season long and showed why she was one of the top runners in the state.
(The Mount Dora High Cross-Country Girls team are district champions!)
The top 7 scorers for the girls’ team included Noelle Vu, Bailey Roman, Isabella Orser, Cecilia Zagorini, Lilliana Vu, and Mina Faurari, who all displayed some great teamwork by securing positions within the top 15 and earning medals at the district championships.
On the boys’ side, the team secured the District Runner-up title, with stellar performances by Marc Florexil, Donovan Spears, Jude Aoun, and Gavin Douglas, all of whom managed to finish in the top 15 and bring home medals. Gabriel Lewis, Ben Stone, and Tyler Hartney rounded out the top 7, contributing to the team’s impressive showing.
(The Mount Dora High Cross-Country Boys team are District Champion Runners-Up taking home the 2nd place trophy.)
Both the girls and boys teams have now earned the right to advance to the regionals next week a goal that was set from the first practice onwards this season. Coach Cody Adkinson expressed his elation at his teams’ exceptional performance, emphasizing the relentless dedication and hard work displayed throughout the season. He remarked, “They have been running their hearts out all season long, and this is the culmination of all that hard work.” The Mount Dora High School cross country teams have indeed set a high standard for excellence in the sport, and their accomplishments are a testament to their commitment and passion for running.
We look forward to seeing how this team does at regionals and hope they can send some Mount Dora High athletes to the State Finals! Go Canes!
Photo Credit – Cody Adkinson