Viera, Holy Trinity teams headed to state cross country meet

Holy Trinity’s McNatt second, Viera’s Martinez fifth and Babilonia seventh at regionals


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Viera's Andy Martiniez (left), pictured with teammate Bryan Baker, finished fifth in the Class 3A regional last weekend to help the Hawks finish in second pace. The state meet is Saturday in Tallahassee.

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

The Holy Trinity girls and the Viera High Hawks are going to the state cross country meet.

Holy Trinity seventh grader Carly McNatt finished second in the Class1A regional last weekend while the Viera boys finished second and the girls team third in their Class 3A regional event.

The state meet will take place Saturday at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. All four classes will run on the same day.

Viera’s boys will be led by junior Andy Martinez, who finished fifth in 17:01.97 at the Class 3A regional held at South Fork. Senior Andrew Santiago was 17th in 17:50.79 while junior Shawn Coleman III was 30th in 18:23.75 and sophomore Coby Karl was 31st in 18:29.25.

Senior Drake Vaske was Viera’s fifth runner, coming in 38th in 18:43.44. He was followed by sophomore Tyler Mielke in 41st (18:49.15), junior Ethan Dabbs 19:04.84 and sophomore Bryan Baker in 80th place (20:23.37).

The Viera girls, fresh off the first district championship in program history, were led by freshman Isabella Babilonia, who was seventh in the Class 3A regional with a time of 20:35.09. Senior Izzy Mossing was 25th in 21:59.54 and sophomore Elena Fentress was 28th in 22:08.82.

Senior Abbi Liddle was 30th with a time of 22:22.49 while freshman Abby Baker was 46th in 22:48.15.

Sophomore Moriah Ross was 47th in 22:51.81 and senior Claire Mitchell was 67th in 24:05.68.

The Holy Trinity girls finished fourth in the regional event they hosted, despite placing two runners in the top five.

McNatt’s second-place time was 19:46.49. Junior Sasha Wiechecki-Vergara was fifth in 20:30.71.

They were followed by sophomore Charlotte Varnes in 27th (22:31.49), freshman Brooke Siviter in 38th place (23:35.17) and sophomore Amelia Anello with a time of 24:54.51.

Holy Trinity sophomore Angelina Berthiaume was 74th in 26:11.88 and freshman Isabella Weiner was 80th in 26:59.87.