Belen cross-country qualifies for nationals. Plus basketball, soccer, wrestling, wakeboarding

Photo Courtesy Belen Cross-Country

The Belen Jesuit boys’ cross-country team, running under the team name Miami Havana, finished second at the Nike Southeast Regional Championships in Cary, North Carolina.

The Wolverines qualified for nationals.

Belen scored 111 points at regionals, placing second behind Tennessee’s Farragut High School at 105 points.

Joshua Ruiz, a junior, finished first for Belen and third overall with a personal best 5K time of 15 minutes 7 seconds. Following closely behind Joshua was his brother Joey Ruiz, also a junior, running 15:27 for 10th overall. In third for Belen was 8th grader Marcelo Mantecon.

Marcelo will be the only 8th grader in the country to compete at nationals.

The Southeast Region is composed of 11 states. The top two teams earn an all-expenses-paid trip to Portland, Oregon, to compete at the Nike National Cross-Country Championship, also known as NXN.

Only the top 20 teams in the country (one being Belen) will compete at nationals on Dec. 3. This is only the second time in Belen cross-country history that one of its teams advanced to nationals. The first was in 2011.

More cross-country

Belen Jesuit cross-country coach Frankie Ruiz was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 3A Boys’ Cross-Country Coach of the Year.

The Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program exemplifies Florida Dairy Farmers’ commitment to the state’s youth. This marks the 31st year of these unique awards as they honor the state’s top athletes and coaches in all 30 FHSAA sanctioned and recognized sports.

The program also emphasizes to young people the importance of keeping dairy products a primary part of their diet in their overall nutrition plan.

Wrestling

Members of the North Miami boys’ and girls’ wrestling teams competed at the 48th annual Seahorse Open at Cypress Bay High School in Weston.

Champions: I-Cart Gallumette (115), Mya Bethel (155). Runners-up: Sandro Laguerre (285), Wenchelle Jacotin (170), Shayana Stcyr (135). Third place: Isis Severe (120), Chrystelle Joseph (125), Christie Alexis (235). Fourth place: Lasene Hied (155).

Wakeboarding

Palmer Trinity sophomore Fernanda Larios recently won Mexico’s Women’s Open Division of the Cierre del Campeonato Nacional de Wakeboard 2022 (National Wakeboarding Championship 2022) with a score of 52.00 at La Bahía de San Carlos in Sonora, Mexico.

Originally from Mexico City, Larios, 16, is considered a wakeboarding Junior Pro. She has been in the sport 10 years and began training professionally and competing internationally at age 14.

She trains three times a week after school. On days when she is not on the water, she is at the gym. Alternating weekend training between Miami and Orlando, she is preparing for the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, in 2023.

Larios belongs to the AfriKids Club at Palmer Trinity and wants to try out for basketball after wakeboarding season.

Basketball

GIRLS: Cardinal Gibbons 60, St. John Neumann-Naples 29: Brooke Buckman 11 pts; Konstantina Mantziori 11 pts, 3 stls, 2 asts; Jordan Kosoy 8; Makayla Midgett 8 pts, 4 stls, 2 asts; Ali Conard 7; Kayla Greyvensteyn 4; Aryana Sheby 3; Teagan Wakefield 3 pts, 7 rebs, 2 asts; Savanna Nicholson 3; Taylor Williams 2 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts. CG (2-0), SJN (2-1).

GIRLS: Turkey Day Classic: Cardinal Gibbons 52, Benjamin-North Palm Beach 33: Konstantina Mantziori 13 pts, 6 rebs; Brooke Buckman 10; Jordan Kosoy 7; Teagan Wakefield 5; Makayla Midgett 4; Kayla Greyvensteyn 4; Ali Conard 3; Taylor Williams 2; Aryana Shelby 2; Savanna Nicholson 2. Rebs: Kosoy 6, Mantziori 6. Stls: Kosoy 2. Charge Drawn: Buckman 1. CG (3-0), Benj (2-2).

GIRLS: Turkey Day Classic: Cardinal Gibbons 60, Dwyer-Palm Beach Gardens 50: Ali Conard 21 pts; Brooke Buckman 11; Konstantina Mantziori 9; Jordan Kosoy 8; Taylor Williams 7; Teagan Wakefield 4. 3-ptrs: Conard 7. Rebs: Mantziori 5. Stls: Williams 3; Mantziori 2. Charges Drawn: Kosoy 1. CG (4-0), Dwy (2-2).

GIRLS: Lourdes 71, Ferguson 18: Ana Sofia Sanchez game-high 28 pts w/ 8 3-ptrs; Luciana Picasso 22 pts, 9 rebs, 6 stls; Paulina Serrano 8 pts, 2 3-ptrs, 2 stls; Michelle Falero 3 pts, 8 rebs, 3 stls, 2 blks; Amanda Duran 5 asts, 3 stls; Sophie Llevat 5 asts; Isa Perez 4 pts, 4 asts; Claudia Alessandrini 4 pts, 4 rebs. Lour (1-3).

GIRLS: Miami Norland Senior High Thanksgiving Tournament: Somerset Silver Palms-Homestead 51, Lourdes 42: Som: Ashley Martinez 21 pts, 7 3-ptrs; Naya Hardisson 8 pts, 5 rebs, 3 stls, 5 asts; Dianka Hardisson 8 pts, 12 rebs, 3 stls, 5 asts; Angelina Piloto 8 pts. Lour: Andrea Luna 12 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts; Luciana Picasso 10 pts, 21 rebs, 3 asts, 3 stls, 4 blks; Ana Sofia Sanchez 9 pts, 3 3-ptrs. Som (5-1), Lour (0-3).

GIRLS: Miami Norland Senior High Thanksgiving Tournament: Horeb Christian 51, Lourdes 42: HC: Emely Rodriguez 27 pts, 15 rebs, 4 asts, 5 stls, 3 blks; Daniela Aybar 17 pts, 2 3-ptrs, 10 rebs; Brenjalimar Colon-Soto 4 pts, 5 rebs, 7 asts, 5 stls; Brianna Torres 1 3-ptr, 4 rebs. Lour: Ana Sofia Sanchez 18 pts, 5 3-ptrs; Luciana Picasso 12 pts, 13 rebs, 2 stls, 2 blks; Michelle Falero 5 asts. HC (3-1), Lour (0-2).

GIRLS: North Miami 39, Wellington 34: Alexie Nicolas 15 pts, 10 rebs, 4 stls, 2 asts; Myiesha Herard 12 pts, 4 rebs, 3 stls; Donnesha Morency 8points 10 rebs, 3 stls, 1 blk; Amor Johnson 2 pts, 5 stls, 4 rebs; Jadore Hayes 6 rebs, 2 pts. NM (2-1).

GIRLS: Palmer Trinity 58, Northwestern 19: Porto 12 pts, Montes 16, Leon 6, Alibhai 2, Veloso 3, Deleon 12, Esparza 6, Nieves 3. 3-Ptrs: Nieves 1, Esparza 2, Leon 1. Rebs: Porto 8. Stls: Montes 3. Asts: Montes 6. Blks: Porto 3. PT (3-1).

GIRLS: Ransom Everglades 44, Hebrew Academy 25: Gabriela Pena (Jr.) 12 points, 10 rebounds. RE (4-1).

BOYS: Braddock 69, Sunset 32: Brd: Sanchez 14 pts, A.Lopez 12, Suarez 9, Perez 9, Hernandez 6, Zenck 5, Barzaga 4, Aquilar 3, X. Marintez 3, Lopez 2, D. Martinez 2. Sun: O.Hernandez 8, Salas 7, Mckenzie 5, Gomez 3, Perez 3, J Hernandez 2, Homick 2, Tararez 2. Half: Brd 46-19. 3-ptrs: Sanchez 3, Hernandez 1, Lopez 1, Suarez 1. Rebs: A.Lopez 7, V.Lopez 6. Asts: Sanchez 6, Hernandez 3, Zenck 3. Stls: Aquilar 3, Lopez 2, Perez 2, Sanchez 2, Zenck 2. Brd (1-0).

BOYS: Coral Reef 71, Varela 69: Nikolaos Psarrakos 23 pts, 11 rebs, 4 blks; Marcos Duro 14 pts, 2 3-ptrs, 5 rebs, 3 stls; Hunter Bostick 12 pts, 6 rebs, 5 blks; Gabriel Castro 10 pts, 3 asts, 4 stls; Nathaniel Wesley 9 pts, 2 3-ptrs, 4 rebs, 2 asts. CR (2-1).

BOYS: Dillard 60, Everglades 51: Everglades Top Player: Jonathan Cherr 14 points, 5 assists.

BOYS: King’s Academy-West Palm Beach 76, Everglades 60: Everglades Top Player: Coreem Hollingshead 15 pts, 5 rebs, 2 steals, 2 assists.

BOYS: Wellington 64, Everglades 42: Everglades Top Player: Jonathan Cherry 15 pts, 5 rebs, 2 assists, 3 steals.

BOYS: Gulliver Prep 63, Florida Christian 59: Jeremy Arnum 21 pts (8-10 FG, 2 3-ptrs), 7 rebs; Jordan Bankston 17 pts (6-9 FG, 1 3-ptr), 7 rebs; Jackson Mansfield 11 pts, 8 rebs, 8 asts. GP (2-0).

BOYS: Barron Collier Thanksgiving Shootout: St. Brendan 68, Lely-Naples 64: StB: Alicea 16 pts, Alvarez 13, Gonzalez 11, Gutierrez 10, Diaz 4, Rodriguez 4, Varela 4, Duque 3, Tovar 3. Lely: Louidor 25 pts, Belizaire 15, Obstaint 9, Cora 6, Cherenfant 4, Deibis 3, Powell 2. 3-ptrs: Alicea 3, Alvarez 3, Gonzalez 3, Gutierrez 2, Tovar 1, Duque 1.

BOYS: MMB Thanksgiving HS Tournament: Cooper City 68, Calvary Christian Academy Gold 29: Sehmaj Mentor (Jr.) 35 pts, 5 rebs, 4 stls; Lucas Livachof (Sr.) 16 pts, 5 rebs. CC (1-0).

Soccer

GIRLS: Chaminade-Madonna 6, Avant Garde 1: Julian Stanish 3 goals, 1 assist; Sophia Garcia 2 goals; Annabelle Rhodes 1 goal, 1 assist. C-M (2-5).

BOYS: Coral Gables 5, Miami High 2: Sky Carrizo 4 goals; Stefano Fernandini 1 goal; Jordan Bueso 2 assists; Marcos Algeciras 1 assist; Anthony Roles-Fotso 1 assist. CG (3-1).

BOYS: Miami Beach 4, Krop 2: MB: Tommaso Polidpri 1 goal, 1 assist; Mikel Gardoqui 1 goal; Gianfranco Catalini 1 goal; Daniel Jurado 1 goal; Gianluca Calabrese 1 assist. Krop: Omer Gan-El 1 goal; Michael Kiblisky 1 goal; Jonathan Hooks 1 assist; Gkp Max Cornet 5 saves. MB (3-0), Krop (2-1-1).

Early signing

Westminster Christian: Gaby Arroyo (University of Dayton) Indoor Volleyball; Alyah Cadavid (Winthrop University) Indoor Volleyball; Emily Matias (Coastal Carolina University) Indoor Volleyball and Beach Volleyball; Chris Carroll (University of Dayton) Baseball; Amanda Andreus (St. Peter’s University) Soccer; Bridget Haller (Bucknell University) Softball; Brooke Rebhan (Georgetown University) Softball.

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Roundup compiled by Jim Varsallone

jvarsallone@miamiherald.com