The boys cross country teams from Satellite and Titusville did what they needed to do on Thursday to advance to the state meet, placing second and fourth, respectively, in the Region 4-2A competition in Fort Lauderdale.
Titusville’s Mason Jones was the highest individual finisher from Brevard, sixth with a time of 16:28.13 over 5,000 meters. Egan (16:29.31) and Trevor Kattenberg (16:41.77) of Satellite were seventh and ninth in the 133-runner boys race, and teammate Connor McMahon (17:04.40) was 15th.
Also qualifying individually was Troy Smith (16:54.72) of Rockledge, placing 11th.
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More teams and individuals will take their shot on Saturday. Holy Trinity is the host for the 3-1A meet at 8 a.m. on its campus. Area 3A and 4A teams will run in Stuart at 8:15. The state meet is Nov. 7 at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.
Melbourne Central Catholic’s Amanda Beach finished third in the girls race Thursday with a time of 18:59.38, and Skye Zeller of Space Coast was seventh (19:43.85). Anique Kattenberg of Cocoa Beach (20:21.43), Lana Rukab of Satellite (20:24.24) and Dominique Coriell of Rockledge (20:27.16) qualified as individuals.
MCC had the best girls team finish, seventh out of 17 teams, one spot below that required to advance on to Tallahassee as a group.
Region 4-2A cross country results
Brevard state qualifiers: 3. Amanda Beach (MCC) 18:59.38; 7. Skye Zeller (SC) 19:43.85; 13. Anique Kattenberg (CB) 20:21.43; 14. Lana Rukab (S) 20:24.24; 15. Dominique Coriell (R) 20:27.16.
Top teams: 1. Pine Crest 64; 2. Satellite 93; 4. Titusville 121; 7. MCC 219; 9. Cocoa Beach 234.
Brevard state qualifiers: 6. Mason Jones (T) 16:28.13; 7. Egan Kattenberg (S) 16:29.31; 9. Trevor Kattenberg (S) 16:41.77; 11. Troy Smith (R) 16:54.72; 15. Connor McMahon (S) 17:04.40.
Cocoa Beach team donating to cancer research
The football team at Cocoa Beach will be bringing attention to breast cancer before Friday’s football game against Warner Christian with the presentation of a donation of several hundred dollars to cancer research.
The players donated the money, and, during the game, they will wear pink-striped socks with the school logo made especially for the team. After a recent win, the Minutemen junior varsity team signed a ball and dedicated to Debbie Walker, wife of the booster club. They have dedicated their donation to Walker and Maureen Baldino, a chorus teacher, both of whom are battling breast cancer.
“It’s all from the kids,” Minutemen coach Dave Lowe said. “It’s not just about wearing pink; it’s about giving back.”
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MIC football falls
Merritt Island Christian lost at home to St. Edward’s of Vero Beach on Thursday, 48-6.
Randy Gore scored the only touchdown for the Cougars, who dropped to 3-6. He caught a 12-yard pass from Max Power. A 2-point conversion attempt failed.
The visiting Pirates led 41-6 at halftime.
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