Satellite High Boys Win Second Consecutive State Cross Country Title, Scorp Girls Finish Third
By Space Coast Daily // November 15, 2020
Scorp Boys take four of the top five spots
Satellite Boys Takes Four of the Top Five Spots During State Meet at Apalachee Park in Tallahassee
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Satellite High School coach Doug Butler notched his 18th state championship as the Satellite High School boys’ team won their second consecutive Class 2A Florida Hgh School Athletic Association cross country state championship on Sunday morning.
The Scorps’ girls team also had an outstanding outing, finishing in third place during the meet held Nov. 14 and 15 at Apalachee Park in Tallahassee.
Scorp Senior Josh Stern set the pace for the Satellite boys in winning the individual title at 15:31:50.
Teammates Gabe Montague finished third, posting a time of 15:50:80; Justin Wilson ran a 15:56:80 in finishing fourth; and Joe Wester came in fifth at 16:00:30.
Senior Julia Lavrador led the Lady Scorps to a third-place finish as she came in 13th with a time of 19:36.10; Senior Katie Hibbard finished 21st at 20:04.30; and Freshman Braelyn Wahy came in 28th with a time of 20:39.00.
“I could not be more proud of my boys and girls,” said Butler after the meet on Sunday.
“The girls’ third place is the highest finish since 2008 and Julia was the first top 15 Scorp lady on the podium since 2008.”
Butler is the most decorated coach in Brevard high school sports history, as he’s been at the helm of a now incredible 18 state champion cross country teams and 6 track & field title squads.
“The boys did a tremendous job in the hot humid conditions,” said Butler.
“I was disappointed in the FHSAA putting the biggest race of their lives at 11 a.m. But they stepped up to the challenge and their score of 25 is the lowest score ever for me in 21 trips to state.”