• In Her Own Words: Autumn Bartlett - Cross Country Goals Worth Chasing

    Autumn Bartlett - 11 Hours Ago - Comment
  • Week In Review: August 25- August 31, 2014

    Playing in a lake, running through puddles, it must be cross country season! This week we saw a US #4 performance from Brandon Marquez and great showings at the Wickham Park Jamboree and Mike Gibson Summertime run, as well as two quad meets taking place. All the results, photos, videos, and recap of all the action in our Week In Review for the week of August 25 - August 31, 2014.

    Todd Grasley - 16 Hours Ago - Comment
  • How to upload a photo album

    You have a great set of meet photos and want to share them. Now what do you do?  

    Alan Versaw - Yesterday - Comment
  • Marquez Records US#4 15:23 In Season Opening 'Rust Buster' At Wickham Park Jamboree

    Brandon Marquez called his 2014season opener at the Wickham Park Jamboree a "rust buster". Marquez, a junior at Timber Creek who has decided to compete this season unattached, definitely didn't have any rust this weekend. The 2012 4A Cross Country Finals runner-up sprinted out to the front of the group and never looked back, dismantling the field in a new meet record of 15:23 and posting the fourth fastest time in the country (tie with Levi Thornett of Alaska).

    Todd Grasley - Yesterday - 2 Comments
  • Wickham Park Cross Country Jamboree Featured Photo Album

    Nearly 600 runners competed in the Wickham Park Cross Country Jamboree in Melbourne. Flrunners.com photographer Doug Carroll was on-site and captured close to 1,500 photos of all the action including some great candids and excellent finish line shots! Check it out and tag yourself in your photos!

    Todd Grasley - Yesterday - Comment
  • The Early Bird Gets The Worm At Bartram Trail

    The 2014 Cross Country season got an early start for a few teams as Bartram Trail, Flagler Palm Coast, Mandarin, and Vanguard toed the line in a quad meet the last weekend of August. Unlike most races, this meet had one race for the men and one race for the women with the men’s race going first.

    Darrin DeTorres - 2 Days Ago - Comment
  • Sinclaire Johnson, Steven Cross Clinch Wins At Mike Gibson Summertime Run

    The 34th Annual Mike Gibson Summertime marked the first race for many Central Florida harriers. Over a dozen teams headed to Lake Mary for some heated competition in the Saturday morning heat and humidity. A new course layout, didn't produce the fastest times of the season, and some runners even thought it might a little closer to 3.3 or 3.4 miles rather than the standard 5k distance of 3.1 miles. The races ended on the track with Sinclaire Johnson of Lake Brantley and Steven Cross of Merritt Island emerging from Greenwood Lakes Park and crossing the finish line first in 19:36.30 and 16:28.70. Flrunners.com was on-site with photos, race video, interviews, results, and a complete recap of all the action!

    Todd Grasley - 2 Days Ago - Comment
  • Pedraza, Molloy, Making The Roads Look Easy At John Clay 5k

    Runners from across Collier County including Barron Collier, Naples, Lely, CSN, Golden Gate, and Gulf Coast competed in the John Clay 5k on the streets of Naples. The course, just a tad over 5k (3.16 miles), served as a tune up for many area runners, despite being run entirely on the road. The course winds through a neighborhood and has one bridge with a slight incline to cover.

    Todd Grasley - 3 Days Ago - Comment
  • New Tampa Preseason Meet Recap

    Four Hillsborough Country programs kicked off their cross country seasons at the inaugural New Tampa Preseason meet at Pebble Creek Golf Course on Aug. 28. King won the girls team title with 35 points, slipping past Wharton by seven and Freedom by 12. Freedom took first for the boys with 23, besting Wharton by nine.

    Todd Grasley - 3 Days Ago - 2 Comments
  • 34th Mike Gibson Summertime Run Meet Preview/Virtual Meet

    The Mike Gibson Summertime Run has been annual tradition at Lake Mary High School. The meet named after the former Ram's coach, features seventeen teams from in and around Central Florida. Races will be run in two divisions, girls (all runners) and boys (all runners) at 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Last year, the course was closer to three miles so Coach Corkins has made sure that it is an accurate 5k by adding a new part that leads to a back practice field near the school's portables and then lets out near the baseball backstop area at the middle school.Flrunners.com will be on-site with results, photos, race videos, interviews, and a recap of the day's events.

    Todd Grasley - 3 Days Ago - Comment
  • Wickham Park XC Jamboree Meet Preview/Virtual Meet

    The 2014 cross country season kicks off this weekend and there will be no shortage of runners at Wickham Park in Melbourne. The Wickham Park Jamboree hosted by Holy Trinity will welcome in nearly 600 runners and more than two dozen teams. The event kicks off with the girls at 7:30 a.m. followed by the boys. On the girl's side Julie Wollrath returns for the fifth year, but this time in a Melbourne uniform while Emily Chapman of Brevard HEAT hopes she can be the new sheriff in 1A, and the HT girls begin their quest for team title number eight. On the boy's side, Brandon Marquez kicks off his season, but like track it will be as an unattached athlete. He will be challenged by Holy Trinity's duo of Kattenberg and Cacciatore as well as Garrett Camps of Melbourne. Flrunners.com will be on scene with photos, results, and a complete recap of all the action!

    Todd Grasley - 4 Days Ago - Comment
  • 4A Region By Region Virtual Meets

    We've checked out the top individuals, the top teams, and now we go one step further breaking down all four classes by region. If you haven't used this tool yet it's great to get an idea of who is running in each meet, your competition, and where you and your team stack up. Check out our 3A region by region virtual meets for both boys and girls. We feature the top fifteen individuals and top ten teams, but you can see the complete list. Note: This list does not include freshman or transfers, but you have the ability to customize your own virtual meet!

    Todd Grasley - 4 Days Ago - Comment
  • Jenny Simpson Wins Diamond League 1500-Meter Crown

    Jenny Simpson held off fellow American Shannon Rowbury by 1/100th of a second in the 1500 meters to win in 3:59.92 at the Weltklasse meet in Zurich Thursday. The victory gives Simpson the overall 2014 Diamond League title in the 1500 and the accompanying $40,000 prize. (via Runner's World)

    Todd Grasley - 4 Days Ago - Comment
  • 3A Region By Region Virtual Meets

    We've checked out the top individuals, the top teams, and now we go one step further breaking down all four classes by region. If you haven't used this tool yet it's great to get an idea of who is running in each meet, your competition, and where you and your team stack up. Check out our 3A region by region virtual meets for both boys and girls. We feature the top fifteen individuals and top ten teams, but you can see the complete list. Note: This list does not include freshman or transfers, but you have the ability to customize your own virtual meet!

    Todd Grasley - 4 Days Ago - 2 Comments
  • 2A Region By Region Virtual Meets

    We've checked out the top individuals, the top teams, and now we go one step further breaking down all four classes by region. If you haven't used this tool yet it's great to get an idea of who is running in each meet, your competition, and where you and your team stack up. Check out our 2A region by region virtual meets for both boys and girls. We feature the top fifteen individuals and top ten teams, but you can see the complete list. Note: This list does not include freshman or transfers, but you have the ability to customize your own virtual meet!

    Todd Grasley - 5 Days Ago - Comment
  • XC Spotlight: Carlin Berryhill - Coral Reef

    Coral Reef junior Carlin Berryhill is relatively new to the sport. 2013 was his first year running cross country and the Cuda standout finished 11th at the state meet. He is coming off a track season where he was 4th in the 1,600m with a time of 4:19.22 at the 4A state finals. His season best 9:30.69 was good enough for sixth in the 3,200m. Berryhill is looking to finish in the top ten and help guide Coral Reef to another podium finish. We get the scoop in our XC Spotlight.

    Todd Grasley - 5 Days Ago - 2 Comments
  • 1A Region By Region Virtual Meets

    We've checked out the top individuals, the top teams, and now we go one step further breaking down all four classes by region. We start off in 1A utilizing our virtual meet feature. If you haven't used this tool yet it's great to get an idea of who is running in each meet, your competition, and where you and your team stack up. Check out our region by region virtual meets for both boys and girls. We feature the top fifteen individuals and top ten teams, but you can see the complete list. Note: This list does not include freshman or transfers, but you have the ability to customize your own virtual meet!

    Todd Grasley - 5 Days Ago - 4 Comments
  • XC Spotlight: Devin Molloy - Barron Collier

    Barron Collier's Devin Molloy was one of the top freshman in 2013 finishing 11th at the 3A Cross Country Finals. Molloy was 6th this track season in the 3,200m and is looking forward to a special sophomore season. See how she got started in the sport, her favorite accomplishment thus far in her young career, what she loves most about the sport, and more in our XC Spotlight.

    Todd Grasley - 6 Days Ago - 1 Comments
  • In His Own Words: Zack Bias - Stronger Every Week

    Hey flrunners! My name is Zack Bias and I am a senior at Creekside High School in Saint Johns, Florida. For starters I would like to thank Todd for giving me the opportunity to blog for you guys this season. Before I get into all the running stuff I want to tell you all a bit about myself. Like many other  cross country runners, I am an incredibly weird person. I have a wardrobe of flashy pajama pants that I like to wear to school from time to time. I am known to blast some boy band music from my car to get amped up before practices and of course I also have one of the weirdest hobbies out there... running!

    Zack Bias - 6 Days Ago - 3 Comments
  • National Preseason XC Rankings - Boys Individuals

    We teased you with a top 10 watch list article and a Who's #1 video ranking the top 7 boys cross country runners in the country. Now is the time to reveal our complete pre-season top 25 national rankings of the best boys returning in the nation for the 2014 XC season. 

    Brandon Miles - 6 Days Ago - Comment
  • FSU XC Women No. 3 Nationally In Preseason; Men No. 24

    One day after earning top-ranked preseason standing in the NCAA South Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the Florida State men’s and women’s cross country teams are among the top 30 in the preseason national rankings. (via Seminoles.com)

    Todd Grasley - 6 Days Ago - Comment
  • Elite 10: Top Girls Teams Regardless Of Class

    The 2014 Cross Country Finals are 81 days away! Though that may seem like a long time to some, the meet will be here before we know it. Teams spent the summer logging quality miles and attending running camp. This week marks the official start of team practices for many with pre-season meets taking place this weekend and the main events the first week in September. As we continue our rankings, we count down the top ten girls teams regardless of class. Did your team make the list? Find out!

    Todd Grasley - 6 Days Ago - Comment
  • Scouting Reports Sarasota girls

    Family. Coach John Stevenson says no matter how much talent his Sarasota girl's cross country team has, they have to believe in each other and support each other. That was the key take away from a 2013 season that saw the Sailors capture the 3A runner-up trophy and fall just 13 points shy of knocking off Estero. The only person that doesn't return from that squad is Emily Harding, who has graduated and is now running for the University of South Carolina. 

    Todd Grasley - 7 Days Ago - Comment
  • Scouting Report: Fort Walton Beach Boys

    A year after finishing third at the 3A Cross Country Finals behind Belen Jesuit and Chiles, Fort Walton Beach will have a tough road ahead of them if they want to compete at that level in 2014. The Vikings proved you don't need a front runner to dominate, but instead used a pack running philosophy to post the fastest 1-5 split in the class of 22 seconds. Unfortunately, the team loses four runnerse from that team and will rely on senior Trey LaNasa who was 22nd at last year's state meet to carry the load.

    Todd Grasley - 7 Days Ago - Comment
  • Hoka One One brings you the Future Stars of XC!

    The first program of its kind to identify, recognize and award the future stars and faces of the sport, Hoka One One and MileSplit will showcase the best underclassmen runners of high school cross country this fall. 

    Brandon Miles - Last Week - 4 Comments
  • Elite 10: Top Boys Teams Regardless Of Class

    The 2014 Cross Country Finals are 82 days away! Though that may seem like a long time to some, the meet will be here before we know it. Teams spent the summer logging quality miles and attending running camp. This week marks the official start of team practices for many with pre-season meets taking place this weekend and the main events the first week in September. As we continue our rankings, we count down the top ten boys teams regardless of class. Did your team make the list? Find out!

    Todd Grasley - Last Week - Comment
  • Scouting Report: Bolles Girls

    2007. That was the last year the Bolles girls cross country team didn't make the podium. From 2008 - 2013 they have tallied three state titles and three runner-up finishes and have finished in the top five the last TWENTY years.The Bulldogs look to make it three state titles  in a row in 2014 and will have their top four runners back, plus a plethora of talent behind them. Junior Mackenzie Wilson has made five Cross Country Finals appearances dating back to when she was a sixth and seventh grader at the Geneva School and as an 8th grader at Episcopal. She has finished in the top thirty everytime. In 2012 she was the 2A runner-up and in 2013 finished fourth. Behind her is a corp of young, but experienced runners. 

    Todd Grasley - Last Week - Comment
  • XC Spotlight: Katie Kuhn - Winter Park High School

    Junior Katie Kuhn is one of the leaders of a loaded Winter Park squad. Kuhn, was 40th at the 4A Cross Country Finals, but was 14th at the FSU Invitational/Pre-State where she posted a very impressive 18:32.67. If the Wildcats are to win the team title, she will definitely play a large role. See what her training has been like, why she loves this sport,  and more in our XC Spotlight.

    Todd Grasley - Last Week - Comment
  • XC Coach Paul Spangler Previews 2014 Season

    Florida assistant track and cross country coach Paul Spangler met with the media on Monday to preview the 2014 season and the Gators' season-opening meet at the Western Carolina Invite on Friday, Aug. 29. (via www.gatorzone.com)

    Todd Grasley - Last Week - Comment
  • XC Spotlight: Trey Lanasa - Fort Walton Beach High School

    Fort Walton Beach senior Trey LaNasa was 22nd at last year's 3A Cross Country finals. LaNasa, will be one of  the top returners for the Vikings this year and owns a personal best of 15:48.73. Last year, we had the privilege of findnig out what was happening int he Panhandle in his weekly blog series. See what Trey has been up to this summer, how he started out in the sport, the low down, and more in this XC Spotlight.

    Todd Grasley - Last Week - Comment
  • The Cross Country Experience and Coaches Who Inspire

    I will never forget the nerves in the pit of my stomach as I removed my sweats and was overcome by the brisk, frigid wind which pierced my jersey as I stood on the line in Tallahassee. The dead silence which cut through the air, despite more than 300 people standing in a crowded row of boxes preparing for the race of their lives. As the gun is raised, not a single breath in pure anticipation of what is to come. Two months of racing in preparation for this moment and now it is time. Bang! And the adrenaline rush replaces the previous anxiety, as the body moves on autopilot, following the stampede of a plethora of other athletes. The rest is a jumbled, blurred collage of brief recollections before the race is over. Just like that. Quickly, briefly, and utterly exhilarating. 

    Liam Conville - Last Week - 1 Comments

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