Lely Invitational on Saturday
The Lely Invitational on Saturday morning will have many of the top area cross country runners competing.
“We have 18 schools competing and all the local teams will be here,” Lely coach Mark McGarity said. “We know the Community School girls will be heavily favored, but after them there are a number of teams that can compete for second place.”
Among the boys, Naples, Estero and Immokalee, may have the edge.
“For Lely, Emily Hine and Angela Arfuso should make the medal stand and Ulisses Vivar and Zane Wilson should make a run,” McGarity said.
The girls run off at 8 a.m., followed by the boys at 8:35 a.m. The Junior Varsity teams follow, then it will be the area middle schools competing. The middle school race also will count as a county championship, McGarity said.
Stephenson stars in conference swim
Lely’s Harry Stephenson broke his own records in winning two events in the Collier County Athletic Conference Swimming Championships on Tuesday.
He set marks in the 200 individual medley in a time of 1:58.7 and the 500 freestyle in 4:45.6. Lely’s Doug Knox placed second in diving. Alex Roman was third in the 100 butterfly, while Eric Costello was third in the 100 freestyle. Lely’s 200 freestyle relay was third and second in the 400 freestyle, both anchored by Stephenson.
Lely volleyballers lose
First Baptist downed Lely in four sets, 20-25, 27-25, 25-21, 25-23. The Lady Trojans were without Margaux Meurgue, was out with an injury to her right hand and two other players who sat because they missed practice.
“Margaux’s leadership was very evident because without her on the court, we had no one to spark our energy or communication which I believe ultimately was our downfall,” coach Daniel Selvey said. “Mary Gibler continues to improve drastically, nearly finishing with a triple double, 11 kills, 9 aces, 14 digs, 2 blocks).