Lake Mary's Fatema Jaffer won the girl's race at the Senior FACA All-Star Meet in 18:14.34 just shy of a new personal best. Despite her win it was the North squad that took away the team title going 2, 3, 4, and 5 for their first four runners! Check out all the highlights!
Franco Martins jumped out to a sizeable lead on the field at the 2014 FACA Senior All-Star Meet, but with a tight pack following behind, the race for second went all the way down to the end. Check out the race video!
Our photographers took over 7,000 photos at the 2014 Cross Country Finals in Tallahassee! We wanted to highlight their photos in this Behind The Lens article and say thank you for all their hard work throughout the fall. Check out these awesome images!
Top 500 boys times from the Foot Locker South Region states as of November 20th.
Top 500 girls times from the Foot Locker South Region states as of November 20th.
The top 32 senior boys from across the state will run one last cross country race in the Sunshine State at Lake Nona High School in Central Florida. Defending 1A Cross Country Finals champion Franco Martins comes in with the fastest time of the field which includes sixteen runners under sixteen minutes! The gap between first and 32nd? Only 69 seconds. The whole group under 16:30. The impressive field will make for a very competitive team battle. Our virtual meet has the top three separated by two points. Flrunners.com will be on-site with race video, video interviews, photos, results, and a complete recap of all the action!
The top 32 senior girls from across the state will run one last cross country race in the Sunshine State at Lake Nona High School in Central Florida. The East team looks like the squad to beatwith the top three entrants in the field in Olympia's Emily Headley, Emily Chapman from Brevard HEAT, and Fatema Jaffer of Lake Mary. Jaffer was sixth at the 4A Cross Country Finals while Headley was 12th. Chapman was 7th at the 1A Cross Country Finals. Watch for a trio from the north to also be in the mix for the team title with Jessica Taylor of Creekside, Audrey Carpenter of Vanguard, and Morgan Lucey of Episcopal leading the way.
Krystal Sparling and Diamond Spaulding dazzled fans with their speed and were an opponent's worst nightmare. The St. Thomas Aquinas senior are arguably the most potent 1-2 punch in the country on one of the most dominant programs in the nation. As juniors, the pair were part of the Raider's national leading 4x200m relay, US#4 4x100m relay, and US#2 4x400m relay. Recently, the announced they will be headed out west, signing with Texas A&M.
Hi again everyone, as usual first off a big congrats to everyone who’s participated in the state meet and finished their season strong. Every runner seeking a few extra post season meets asks the question “Footlocker or NXN.” Some people perhaps don’t have an option or find it an easy decision, but for me as well as many other runners I know this is a highly debated topic.
First Academy senior Teahna Daniels had a junior season to remember in 2014. Daniels scored major wins at the Texas Relays, Florida Relays, and then at the 1A state championships where she won both the 100 and 200 meter dash. She finished first at the Golden South Classic and followed that up with a runner-up finish at the Adidas Grand Prix Dream 100 in New York City, and ended her year with a personal best 11.31 and third place showing at USA Juniors. Recently, Daniels announced her college decision to run for the University of Texas.
Michael Timpson had never made it to the state championships in track before his junior year. The same year he transferred to The First Academy. In the spring of 2014, Timpson the son of former NFL wide receiver Michael Timpson Sr. finished first the 1A state meet in the 100m dash and was runner-up in the 200. He recently announced his college decision to run for Coach Mike Holloway and the University of Florida Gators. We caught up with him to talk about that decision.
The FACA Senior All-Star Meet dates back to the late 90's and has seen some of the top talent in the state of Florida compete in the race. 2014 will be no different. The meet which has switched locations to Central Florida and Lake Nona High School will host the top 64 seniors in one final cross country race in the Sunshine State. In addition to on-site coverage of the event flrunners.com is proud to announce we will be partnering with FACA to provide the official meet jerseys!
Watch the trailer of On The Rise: Allie Ostrander, part of a new MileSplit original video series.
The best collegiate harriers in the country will compete in Terre Haute, Indiana this weekend for the chance to be crowned NCAA Champions. Eight of those athletes are Florida alumni and ironically enough all of them earned their NCAA berths coming out of the South Regional in Tallahassee.
The championship season is here for our college athletes. This weekend the top Division 1 athletes will head to Terre Haute for the National Championships. See how Florida alumni fared in competition around the country for the week of November 10 - November 16, 2014.
Zach Weaver transferred from Tennessee to Florida for his senior year. As a member of Pasco High School's cross country team, he was 12th at the 2A Cross Country Finals. Recently, he picked the Mississippi State Bulldogs has his college choice. We caught up with Zack to talk about the recruiting process, the next four years in Starkville, and much more!
We have calculated the scores for our Cross Country Finals Prediction Contest. Our first place winner is user Videogamedesign with 88 points. The next few spots were super close with our 7th and 8th place scores winning on TIE BREAKERS. If you see your user name below please email me your contact info and top three choices of concert to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first place winner will have their choice of a pair of concert tickets to one of the following concerts. listed above second place will then have the next pick and so forth all the way down to our eighth place finisher.Thank you to all those who entered.
From sixth graders to seniors, every grade was represented at the 2014 Cross Country Finals. We wondered what the top fifty times were by grade. Take a look at the top seniors how they would have fared, and how they actually placed in their respective classes!
From sixth graders to seniors, every grade was represented at the 2014 Cross Country Finals. We wondered what the top fifty times were by grade. Take a look at the top juniors how they would have fared, and how they actually placed in their respective classes!
NXN Midwest & Northwest, Ostrander races for first time since early October, suprise Michiganders go big!
National Signing Day has come early for runners in both cross country and track and field. The early signing period allows athletes to sign allows athletes to make their announcements starting today through next Wednesday, November 19th. For those who choose to wait it out, the final signing period will open on April 15, 2015 and close on August 1, 2015. Many of the top stars around the country will have official signing ceremonies, while others may do so in the coming days. Who will be the college programs to line up an amazing class to make then national championship contenders over the next years? This week and during the final signing period that picture starts to become clearer. Send your signings announcements and signing ceremony photos to email@example.com and we will get them posted. You can also let us know via our Facebook Page or via Twitter @flrunners #signing.
It's time for the latest round of selections for the 2014 Florida Athletic Coaches Association Cross Country Senior All Star Meet!
From sixth graders to seniors, every grade was represented at the 2014 Cross Country Finals. We wondered what the top fifty times were by grade. Take a look at the top sophomores, how they would have fared, and how they actually placed in their respective classes!
From sixth graders to seniors, every grade was represented at the 2014 Cross Country Finals. We wondered what the top fifty times were by grade. Take a look at the top freshman, how they would have fared and how they actually placed in their respective classes!
Flrunners.com had race video coverage of all 8 races from the FHSAA Cross Country State Finals! Watch them here!
Coach Rick Rothman updates the list of the winningest cross country coaches in the state's history. After both the Holy Trinity boys and girls won their eighth state titles each, Coach Doug Butler remains at the top of the list with 16 total championships in his coaching career. Take a look at who moved up the list after picking up state titles in 2014!
4A powerhouses Winter Park and St. Thomas Aquinas are the top two girls teams when you put all classifications together. See where the rest stack up.
When we combine all classifications, the 3A Boys teams rise to the top lead by Chiles and Leon.
In possibly the tightest races of the day, Pine Crest's Tsion Yared won the girls race in 18:18.8 and Joel Lacy of Calvary Christian won the boys race in 15:48.3.
The Class A girls set off third, having to endure the tip of the iceberg that was Saturday morning. Temperatures still hovered in the low 40s. Through the starting chute Evangelical Christian's Sarah Candiano and Calvary Christian's Hannah Brookover paced just in front of an eight-girl group, getting out fast under six minutes for the first split.
- FACA Senior All Star thank you
- Footlocker South Bus update
- NCAA Cross Country Championships
- Track Numbers
- FACA ALL STAR NORTH BOYS TEAM
- FACA Senior All-Star Meet 2014 results are up
- Senior All Star Meet!
- Wharton WildCat Invitational
- NXN/Foot Locker -- Who's going where and who qualifies?
- Senior All-Star North Girls! :) :) :)
- CYS MS T&F Championship-Orlando
- Manatee County Middle School XC Invitational
- NCAA DII Cross Country Championships
- Nike Cross Nationals
- CYS MS T&F Championship - Daytona
- Foot Locker Nationals
- MANATEE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL XC CHAMPIONSHIP
- USATF National Junior Olympics XC Championships
- Indoor Alumni Age Group Invitational - Track Clubs Welcome
- Moore Haven Bridge Run
- Jadzia Beasley to Western Kentucky University
- Ryan DeGale to Troy University
- Dane Stolsig to Rice University
- Jessie Droogsma to University of South Alabama
- Denise Spann to Michigan State University
- Josie Davis to Converse College
- Fatema Jaffer to Florida State University
- Emily Myslinski to Jacksonville University
- Bobbi LaBrant to Mississippi College
- Audrey Carpenter to University of North Florida