Red Elephants News · REGION CHAMPIONS: Red Elephants sweep 8-AAAAAA meet at Apalachee

WINDER – It was a banner day for Gainesville cross country at the Region 8-AAAAAA meet at Apalachee High School on Saturday as both the boys and girls raced to titles.

Led by Ashley Thompson (19:05) and Ashley Sosa (19:32), who finished as individual champion and runner-up respectively, the Gainesville girls bested the field placing three in the Top 10 and seven in the Top 20.

On the boys’ side, four Red Elephant runners finished in the Top 10 led by Johnny Nunez (16:51) who finished third overall, and Donangelo Marshall (17:13) who finished fifth.

All told, six runners finished in the Top 20 for the boys.

Gainesville cross country, led by Richard Corbett, wraps up its season at the Class AAAAAA State Championships on Nov. 1 in Carrollton.


1. Ashley Thompson (19:05)

2. Ashley Sosa (19:32)

5. Avery Vlassis (20:57)

13. Allison Pineda (22:58)

15. Jessica Penado (23:04)

18. Anna Ruiz (23:23)

19. Kimberly Calderon (23:47)



3. Johnny Nunez (16:51)

5. Donangelo Marshall (17:13)

7. John Jessup (17:18)

10. Eduardo Casteneda (17:35)

12. Daniel Gallagher (17:44)

14. Gavin Lee (17:50)