The Saint Stephen’s cross country program, led by Head Coach J.B. Wolcott, has been on the fast track to success in recent years. The boys and girls teams captured the school’s first-ever district championships in 2016. The boys qualified for the state meet in three consecutive seasons from 2014-16. The girls advanced to the Florida State Championships in Tallahassee in 2016 and 2017.
Those teams set a strong foundation that future Falcons squads hope to build on through continued dedication to training.
Among the most notable individual performances in Saint Stephen’s cross country history also came in 2016 when senior Andrew Csubak won the individual district title and also recorded the fastest time at the prestigious Venice Invitational during the regular season. He became the Falcons’ first two-event champion in a single season. Csubak is now a distance runner collegiately on the track and field team at the University of Tampa. His sister, Lauren, was also a standout at SSES and a member of the cross country team at St. Leo University that won the NCAA Division II South Region Championship in 2017.
Cross Country is FHSAA sanctioned and is a fall season sport.