On Tuesday, Oct. 19, Sombrero Beach Road became the course for the All-County cross country showdown between Marathon, Key West, and Coral Shores high schools. Marathon’s Pedro Zapata took home the gold medal for the boys, while the girls’ race was won by Key West’s Catarina Dubyk-Cassidy. Marathon runners rounded out the top three in the girls’ race, as Mikkel Ross and Maeve Merryman took 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. “Coach Joey Gonzalez and myself were pleased with the results and the progression the runners have had all season,” said head coach James Murphy. “All the runners are peaking at the right time, and we are excited to start our postseason run this week.”

The girls’ race kicks off at the traffic circle on Sombrero Beach Road.BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly
Marathon’s Mikkel Ross captures second place in the girls’ race.BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly
The 2021 Key West, Coral Shores and Marathon cross country teams.BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly
Marathon’s Pedro Zapata takes the boys’ overall title with a time of 17:11.BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly
Runners in the boys’ race take off.BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly
Pedro Zapata celebrates his first-place finish.

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