Alex Fiorillo ‘19 finishes first in age group at the 7th Annual Beach Halfathon

Alex Fiorillo

Alex Fiorillo ‘19 ran the 5k race in the 7th Annual FL Beach Halfathon on March 6 at Ft. DeSoto Park and finished first in his age group, a remarkable accomplishment considering it was the first road race he had ever entered. Alex, 14, finished with a time of 21:05.3, the fastest of 34 other participants in his age group.

“My mom thought it would be something good for me to do,” said Alex, who has been playing soccer for a majority of his life and recently finished his first season on the varsity boys team at Farragut. “I was pretty excited when I found out I had finished first in my age group. I guess the running I do for conditioning in soccer has paid off.”

Alex participates year round with the Pinellas County United Soccer Club organization as a goalie as well as a midfielder. He was the starting goalkeeper on the Farragut middle school soccer team that finished with a 10-1 record last year and the backup keeper on the varsity team this season.

Alex said he expects to enter a couple more races this summer. Great job, Alex!