Shelby Smith of host Holy Trinity crosses the line in 18:05.00, the fourth fastest time this year in the state. Andrew Cacciatore wins the boys race and the Tigers sweep the team titles.Check out 1,275 photos from all the action from the Holy Trinity Fall Classic by Doug Carroll.
Donald Lamb was out in Winter Garden this morning at the West Orange Invitational. Check out over 1,000 photos including this one of girls varsity winner Skye Zeller of Space Coast.
As the sun came up over West Orange High School in Winter Garden, over 30 teams prepared to toe the line for the West Orange Invitational. Despite, some of the top teams and top runners opting to take this weekend off, the Warriors still put on a top notch meet with top notch competition. Space Coast junior Skye Zeller and host West Orange came away with trophies on the girl's side while Franco Martins cruised to victory as well as the Liberty boys.
The Sarasota Riverview girls went 1-2 at the Venice Invitational and the boys followed doing the same thing right after! Tom Connor was on-site and took over 1,200 photos total from all the races.
Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez was on-site at the Junior Orange Bowl Invitational and took over 600 photos including this one of the Ferguson Falcon army. Check out all the awesome images and make sure to tag yourself!
Franco Martins is the top individual in the field at the West Orange Invitational. See how Franco does along with the rest of runners across the state. Check out our on-site coverage and follow us all weekend long on Twitter @flrunners for live updates!
Lindsey Porter came out of retirement for the St. Petersburg City Championships. Not only did he manage to get a bunch of Shorecrest Prep photos, but several hundred of the rest of the field as well. Check out these awesome images and it's great to have Lindsey's photos back on the site!
Dozens of teams and hundreds of athletes will head to Winter Garden for the West Orange Invitational. After back to back intense competition with the likes of the flrunners.com Invitational 15 and FSU Invitational/Pre-State several of the top entrants for this meet will not be running including Autumn Bartlett, the top seven Winter Park girls, a majority of the Trinity Prep boys and the top nine Winter Park boys. Despite that their will still be some great competition. Check out a virtual meet of the top individuals and teams as well as a complete list of all the competition. Flrunners.com will be on-site with photos, results, and a complete recap of all the action!
Holy Trinity will play host to it's fall classic on campus this weekend and welcome over three dozen schools from around the state. After a strong showing at Pre-State, both of Coach Butler's squads look poised to bring home team titles in mid November, and should win very comfortably on Saturday. See how our virtual meet has this one playing out both on the individual and team front. Also, make sure to check out complete coverage from the meet including photos by Doug Carroll, results, and a complete recap of all the action!
It isn't everyday a frosh puts up the fastest times in the state. Rafaella Gibbons of Winter Park is special having run sub 18 minutes in back to back weekends at Great American and winning the 2014 FSU Invitational/Pre-State. Gibbons and Kayley Delay of Fletcher ran side by side for a majority of the race, before Gibbons sped by. Those two along with defending state champ Alexa Cruz have all broke 18 minutes. On the boy's side, defending champion Nick Diaz is looking to repeat, but will have guys like Guyton, Zentmeyer, and runners from Lyman and Coral Reef hoping to change that. Check out the top individuals in 4A as well as a complete list!
The Winter Park girls were 4A runner-up in 2013 behind St. Thomas Aquinas. Both teams look different in 2014 with the Raiders losing several seniors in their top five. The Wildcats on the other hand inherited some key transfers along with incoming freshman Rafaella Gibbons, who holds the states fastest time this season. Both teams will give it their all, but Winter Park's deeper roster should propel them to a state title. On the boy's side St. Thomas Aquinas is the defending champion, but watch out for Lyman as well as Coral Reef who was without Kurt Convey at Pre-State. Check out the top teams in 4A as well as a complete list of all teams!
Now that we're halfway through this 2014 cross country season, here's some information pertaining to one of Florida's most prestigious events of the year, the Florida Athletic Coaches Association's Senior All-Star Meet!
You can’t accuse Florida State cross country coaches Karen Harvey and Bob Braman of dodging quality competition, certainly not after Friday’s Wisconsin adidas Invitational, which will include 22 nationally-ranked women’s teams and 19 more on the men’s side. (via Seminoles.com)
A majority of South Florida teams will be at Larry & Penny Thompson Park in Miami tomorrow for the Junior Orange Bowl Invitational. Fifty-eight high schools will be in action, but not every squad will be fielding their "A" team. One of the top girl's individuals Alyssa Pujals isn't racing and Rachael Osman of Coral Reef is pacing a teammate leaving Aylwyn Hernandez a clear favorite. The Coral Reef boys will be without their top five including Kurt Convey and Carlin Berryhill. The individual battle should be between Nick Diaz and Ryan Rodriguez who have seen plenty of each other this season. Belen Jesuit is the favorite in the team standings. See how are virtual meet has the meet playing out!
Creekside's Colleen Openshaw comes in with the fastest time of the 3A field, but 3x 1A Cross Country Finals champion Julie Wollrath is now in the mix and is a serious contender every year. She is heating up at the right time and getting back to form each and every week. On the boy's side the general concensus isn't who will win, but who will finish second behind Leon senior Sukhi Khosla. After posting his second sub 15 minute time at the ARP and second Pre-State win, and is a sure fire pick come the Cross Country Finals to win his second 3A crown.
Approximately 11 miles separates Chiles High School and Leon High School. The Timberwolves and Lions boys are the top two teams in 3A. At Apalachee Regional Park this week at Pre-State they proved just that with Chiles winning by TWO points. In less than a month, they will meet again for a state title. Looking at the numbers, Belen Jesuit looks out of the running for a podium finish, but they've won 7 out of 8 state titles and are always in the mix. See the list of the top boys teams in 3A as well as which girls programs have a shot at the championship trophy. Creekside is the current favorite, but Sarasota, Vanguard, and Fort Myers all have the potential to be in the mix on any given Saturday!
For the second straight week, two Florida athletes have made their way onto the MileSplit National Performer of the Week poll. Last week it was Tsion Yared and Ryan Rodriguez for their performances at the flrunners.com Invitational 15, this week Pre-State champions Rafaella Gibbons and Sukhi Khosla get their spotlight. Hurry up and get your vote in. Voting closes tonight at 8 p.m.!
Just like that we are in the final month of XC 2014. A large round of invitationals await teams this week, before conference championships begin. The conference titles might not seem like a big deal in the scheme of things, but they can help build the momentum teams needs as they begin the playoff push toward the state series. I love playoffs in every sport. It pushes everybody to be at your best, or you might be watching your rivals take home season accolades that you so despearatley wanted yourself. The OBC schools were all over Florida this week, lets see how they fared.
Since 2004 the Nike Cross Nationals has brought the fastest high school cross country teams and athletes in the country to Portland, Oregon to compete for the ultimate prize – a national championship. In its 11th year, the Nike Cross Nationals will be contested for the first time ever at Glendoveer Golf Course.
After a tough week of competition at Pre-State many teams across the state are keeping it low key this weekend. However, there are still several big meets including the Junior Orange Bowl Invitational, West Orange Invitational, Holy Trinity Fall Classic, and Bronco Classic in Middleburg. Flrunners.com will be on-site at those meets and more with photos, videos, results, and a recap of all the action! See what's happening this week with our Meets On Tap.
Tsion Yared has been a beast this season. She was fourth at Pre-State with Mackenzie Wilson of Bolles right behind her in fifth. Then there is Julia Montgomery. Yared's teammate who didn't have the best race in Tally, but is the 2x 2A Cross Country Finals champion. On the boy's side Joel Lacy of Calvary Christian and Urias Velasquez Immokalee duked it out in the Race of Champions at FLR15 then at Pre-State. Check out the top 25 individuals in 2A as well as a complete list.
The FHSAA Cross Country Finals are a month away. Recently, many of the state's top teams competed head to head at the FSU Invitational/Pre-State on the very same ARP course they will be running in mid November. The Bolles girls won the elite race as a team and come into the 2A race as a favorite to repeat as team champions. Can Pine Crest close the gap in the back half of their line up and make it even closer? On the boy's side Trinity Prep also fared well at Pre-State as the top team in 2A. Their 1-5 split of 47 seconds and strong pack running has made them a threat every year and 2014 is no different. See where your team ranks and the complete list of all 2A teams.
Former Celebration High School runner Quincy O'Connor is tapping into his full potential at Fordham University. The Rams junior recently was awarded one of six USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week honors. O'Connor was the NCAA D1 pick after his performance at the NYC Metropolitan Invitational at historic Van Cortlandt Park, beating the field by nearly twenty seconds in 25:51. We talked to Quincy this week about the race, his 2014 season, and his early transition from high school to college.
Clay High School c/o 2011 standout Corey Mundy chose to run at Florida College. This weekend at the FSU Invitational, the junior won the 8k in a time of 25:01.40 See how Mundy and other Florida alumni fared in college action around the country for the week of October 6 - October 12, 2014.
When thinking of core, we often focus on strengthening the abs. Strong abs do help to stabilize your pelvis, but the true core of a runner is in the hips and glutes. Strong hips and glutes are the powerhouse of a runner and prevent many injuries below the hips down to the knees, iliotibial bands, Achilles tendons, shins and the feet. If you’ve ever injured a glute or hip muscle, you realize the important role they play.
Evangelical Christian School senior Sarah Candiano ran a season best of 18:11.19 at the FSU Invitational/Pre-State to come in third place. She was the top 1A finisher in the race and her time is the fastest in the classification in 2014. With the transfer of 3x 1A Cross Country Finals champion Julie Wollrath to 3A, the individual crown is up for grabs, On the boy's side Winderemere Prep senior Franco Martins clocked the fastest time in 1A at the very same meet, running a season best 15:34.67 for 9th place. See the top individuals in the state's smallest class as well as a complete list!
Cross Country season is in full swing and that means more mileage and ice bath galore. 32 days and countingis all that we have left until cross country athletes and fans alike make the trip up to Tallahassee to see who will reign for the next year. This cross country season, I thought I would introduce you to those who are making an impressive charge towards the state meet, athletes that are Under the Radar. This senior has definitely had her fair share of injuries, but has shown her strength by getting through every last one. Amanda Baker of Westminster Academy will be leading the Lady Lions throughout this cross country season.
Hello FLRunners! It’s crazy to think we are just five weeks from the state meet. This season has flown by! My team only has one regular season meet left. Though I am excited to get into post season races, it’s definitely bittersweet, as they will mark the end of my first and last cross country season. Senior year is full of “bittersweet". There are a lot of things in high school I have taken for granted and it’s strange to think that this will be the last year I can do that.
MileSplit got the juice coast to coast this past weekend, which included some stellar performances as some of the nation's best went head to head.
The Holy Trinity girls and boys are the clear favorites to win the 1A Cross Country Finals a month from now in Tallahassee. The girls are looking for their third championship in five years, while the boys are looking to go back to back and win their eighth title in school history. Check out the top five teams according to our team scores based on season bests and click on the complete list to see every team in the state's smallest classification!
- FLYRA MS XC Championship Qualifying lists, updated
- Okaloosa County Championship 2014 COURSE MAP
- 2nd Annual Tri-County XC Championships 2014
- St Petersburg City Championships / Missing Boys Varsity and Team Results
- 15th Annual Holy Trinty Fall Classic
- Clearwater Central Catholic Invitational 2014
- Aucilla Christian Warrior Stampede 2014
- West Orange Invite Video Results are posted.
- 16th Annual Lely Trojan Cross Country Invitational 2014
- Clearwater Central Catholic Invitational 2014
- B.G. Quad Meet (Goleman / Homestead / Norland / Carol City)
- Fletcher Beaches XC Run
- Heartland Championship
- Heartland Conference
- South Fork XC Invitational 2
- Collier County Athletic Conference Championship
- Metro East CC Championship
- St. Lucie County Championship
- 2nd Annual Tri-County XC Championships
- Bay Conference Championship