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!