2022 - 2023 FLORIDA
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ELIANA
BLACK
RUNNER
CAMBRIDGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
TAMPA, FLORIDA
FRESHMAN
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-6
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 17:55.1
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (INDIVIDUAL)
1ST
FSU PRE-STATE INVITATIONAL
1ST
NORTH PORT INVITATIONAL
8TH
NIKE SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
“In addition to going unbeaten during the regular season, including victories at the four biggest invitationals on her schedule, Eliana Black was also the only freshman in Florida to win a state championship in any classification in 2022. She also achieved the best performance of any Florida female competitor at a postseason meet by placing eighth at the Nike Southeast Regional.”
Erik Boal
editor at DyeStat.com

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-6 freshman raced to the Class 1A individual state championship this past season with a time of 17:55.1, leading the Lancers to a second-place team finish. Black also won the FSU Pre-State Invitational, North Port Invitational, Hawks on the Hill Invitational and Zak Lukas Invitational. She took eighth at the Nike Southeast Regional Championships in North Carolina.

Academic Achievement


Black has maintained a 4.00 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her sophomore year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


Black has volunteered locally with Saint Timothy Catholic Church as part of a monthly food service program, in addition to working with Metropolitan Ministries and Santa Maria Missions. She also served as a volunteer with U.S. Figure Skating.