Marco Island Charter Middle School cross country and volleyball teams were in action with mixed results over the weekend.
The girls and boys cross country teams won the St. Elizabeth Seton Invitational on Friday while the boys and girls volleyball teams battled, but lost tough matches with Pine Ridge Middle School.
Christy Thorstenson, a seventh grader, won the cross county race, while teammate Morgan Dulski raced to second. Stephan Langebeeke charged his way to second place in leading his team to its victory.
Thorstenson ran the two-mile distance in 14:16, with Morgan Dulski next at 14:54. Amanda Marinaro raced to third in 15:29, followed by Lexie Lundquist,15th, in a time of 16:50 and Ashley Schneller, running to 16th in 17:14 and Sierra Rose wrapped up the top five times that counted for points, finishing 17th in 17:19.
“The girls really did very well,” coach Roger Raymond said. “Another girl who has been improving every match, is Savannah Rose, who came in 17th in a time of 17:19.
For the boys, four of its five runners that counted for points, were in the top.
Langebeeke ran to second in 13:36, followed by Jose Martinez, third, in 13:51, Santiago Ospina, fourth, 13:53 and Tanner Fulcher, fifth, in 13:54. Rounding out the point scorers was Wesley Lancaster in 12th.
The volleyball teams lost to Pine Ridge.
The boys were edged 27-25, 25-22, winning the third game, 15-3.
“It was our best match of the season,” coach Allan Parnas said. “Santiago Ospina and Wesley Lancaster scored point off the serve very well.”
The team hosts Oak Ridge Middle School at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
“Unfortunately they put it to us,” coach David Johnson said. “They have a very good team, with many of their members playing club soccer in the off season.”
Actually, the match was close with Pine Ridge winning. 25-18 and 26-24.
The players played their hearts out and put up a good battle,” Johnson said. “Unfortunately they didn’t win on the scoreboard.
In a match on Thursday the Eagles won over St. Ann The Eagles lost the first game then won two straight. Thorstenson and Frankie Archacki played well in both matches.