Viera runners celebrate school records; Babilonia headed to national meet

Viera's  Micheal Toppi (left) and Isabella Babilonia posted their times on the school's cross country record board Tuesday afternoon. Toppi's time of 15:08.15 is the fourth-fastest 5K time in Cape Coast Conference history. And as a junior, he'll have a chance to move even higher on that list. Babilonia's time of 18:02.64 is the fifth-fastest time in CCC history. The senior, who signed with UCF, is heading to Virginia Beach to take part in the Adidas Indoor Nationals Feb. 26-28 where she will compete in the 5K race. Viera coach Scott Baker will continue to coach the boys team next season, but will be serving as an assistant coach at UCF. Samantha Gerrits will coach the Viera girls next season.