Bronco Runners Race In State Finals

Palm Beach Central High School cross country runners Lauren Castillo and Tim Smale recently competed in the Florida High School Athletic Association Cross Country State Finals in Tallahassee.

Castillo finished third at districts, 10th in regionals and 33rd out of 181 runners at the state meet. At the regional meet in Boca Raton, she ran her personal record of 19:48.31 for the 5K course.

Smale finished fifth at districts, 13th at regionals and 46th out of 182 runners at the state meet. He also ran his personal record at the regional meet in Boca Raton, which was a time of 16:30.16.

The girls and boys cross country teams both qualified for the regional meet by placing in the top four teams at districts.

At regionals, the girls cross country team tied for sixth place. The top six teams move on to the state finals. The Broncos lost the tie-breaker and just missed qualifying.

Palm Beach Central’s girls varsity team members are Lauren Castillo, Morgan Hull, Elizabeth Le, Isabella Lynch, Malina Morales, Alivia Perrone and Michelle Trak.

Boys varsity team members are Braeden Davies, Matthew Guinazu, Edward Lynch, Derek Smale, Tim Smale, Lionel Vera and Kenny Wong.