New Smyrna Beach senior Aidan O'Gorman finished fourth in Saturday's Class 3A boys cross country state championship at Apalachicola Regional Park in Tallahassee with a time of 15:52.69.

O'Gorman earned his second straight top-10 finish at states, bettering his time from his junior year by more than 20 seconds.

Seabreeze was the only local team to qualify for the 3A boys competition. The Sandcrabs placed 20th of the 24 teams, led by senior Shane Brownrigg's time of 16:47.20. Ethan Lemoncello added a time of 17:23.04.

Atlantic also finished 20th in the team competition, albeit in the 2A boys meet. Darnell Rooplal paced the Sharks (16:59.16) with a 38th-place individual finish. Taylor's Jacob Alejo (16:58.23) clipped Rooplal by less than a second to take 36th.

Father Lopez took 12th in Class 1A behind Tanner Rosolino's 16:53.78, which was good for 19th place.


Lopez's Peck 6th

Father Lopez freshman phenom Mary Peck blazed the Apalachicola Regional Park course in 18:51.41, good enough to take sixth place in the Class 1A girls cross country finals in Tallahassee.

Peck posted a personal record and dropped more than 30 seconds off her third-place regional time. Claire McDonnell (19:42.83) added a 12th-place individual showing as the Green Wave finished fifth in the team meet with 181 points. Circle Christian claimed the trophy with 70 points.

Competing in the state finals as a team for the first time in 37 years, NSB's girls finished 23rd among the 24 teams in Class 3A. Matanzas fared slightly better, taking 21st place.

Emma Schlageter (20:25.34) and Riley Carter (21:21.77) posted the two fastest times for the Barracudas. Kelly Steffens (20:29.49) and Caitlyn Norfolk (21:36.94) led the way for the Pirates.

Mainland's Madelyn Bronson was 61st individually with a time of 20:34.00.

The lone local competitor in the Class 4A meet, Spruce Creek's Samantha Gayton crossed the line 18th with a time of 19:03.84.