“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.”
editor at DyeStat.com
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.
Black has maintained a 4.00 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her sophomore year of high school this fall.
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.