Over 200 entrants from the Sunshine State are listed in this weekend's Foot Locker South Regional. Notable entrants on the girl's side include 1A cross country state champion Sarah Candiano, 2013 4A cross country state champion Alexa Cruz, 4A runner-up Sinclaire Johnson, and Kayley Delay of Fletcher who was 4th at the 4A Cross Country Finals this year. Cruz and Delay were 70th and 71st at last year's meet. 4A champion Joshua Jacques, 3A runner-up Steven Cross, 2013 4A state champion Nick Diaz, and Brandon Marquez who ran unattached in 2014 are entered on the boy's side. Diaz advanced to Nike Cross Nationals and is looking to make it two national trips in two years at two different meets with a top ten finish.
Hey Flrunners! It's been a little since you heard from me, but obviously a lot has happened since then (aka States). I hope everyone was able to reach their goals and run some great times! Let me give you all a recap on the meet and catch you up on what's going on now.
The Foot Locker South Regional and NXN Southeast Regional are just days away! Florida has sent both individuals and teams to the finals of both events in the past decade, but who will punch their tickets on Saturday? We want to know what you think. Vote for the number of individuals you think will advance from Charlotte and head to San Diego for Foot Locker Nationals and the ammount of individuals/teams you think will leave Cary, North Carolina en route to Portland, Oregon for NXN.
The Hoka One One Future Stars Series takes a look at the top underclassmen in each state as well as the nation. During the fall we spotlighted several of these athletes and announced our mid-season Future Stars teams. With the Cross Country Finals in the books and only a handful of postseason meets remaining, we narrowed our list down to seven for our final Future Stars teams. Consistency, season bests, and end of the year performances were all taken into account. See which boys made the cut and our proud to be Hoka One One Future Stars.
The WakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary, North Carolina will play host to the NXN SE Regional. On the girl's side teams from Winter Park, Bolles, Ft. Myers, and Pine Crest are all enetered as well as Hannah Brookover of Calvary Christian who will run as an individual. On the boy's side, Leon WILL RUN their 3A runner-up team. Trinity Prep will also be in attendance on the team side, as well as Franco Martins of Windermere Prep, Cal Davidson-Turner of Cardinal Mooney, and Zack Summerall of Sarasota who will all try to punch their ticket by placing in the top five not on one of the two qualifying teams. Check out the complete list of entrants for the championship races!
Championship season ended for NAIA and D1 athletes while D2 and D3 runners punched their tickets to nationals from various regionals. See how Florida alumni fared in action across the country for the week of November 17 - November 23, 2014.
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The top two teams at NXN Southeast this weekend in Cary, North Carolina will receive an automatic bid into the NXN Nationals in Portland, Oregon in mid December. Florida has six teams in the top thirty, but only three of those, Winter Park, Bolles, and Pine Crest will be in attendance. The Wildcats are coming off of a 4A Cross Country Finals championship and have one of the top individual runners in freshman Rafaella Gibbons. Coach McWilliams team ran at Great American earlier in the year to prepare themselves for this course. A strong showing from their number five Emily Nix and the rest of the girls could propel them to a podium spot and trip to the big dance!
Leon and Chiles battled it out all season long for the best team in Tallahassee and the state as well. Chiles took three out of four match ups including the 3A Cross Country Finals team title. Coach Gowan said after the meet, he didn't want to face them again anytime soon, and it doesn't look like that will happen. Leon is the top ranked team in the NXN Southeast Regional (based on season bests), but Khosla will run at Foot Locker and Chiles isn't running in the postseason as a team. Belen Jesuit and Creekside are also on this list, as well as Trinity Prep, the 2A state champions. The Saints usually run in Nike and will once again this year.
We had an awesome time at the 2014 FACA Senior All-Star Meet. In addition to race videos and interviews, our team of Donald Lamb and Peter Zboyan took over 1,000 photos of all the action. We wanted to feature them in our Behind The Lens article and say thank you to them as well as all our senior runners for supporting the site over the last four years!
Winter Park freshman and 4A state champion Rafaella Gibbons will head to Cary, North Carolina with her teammate for the NXN Southeast Regional. Gibbons ran a season best 17:49.14 on the very same course during the Great American XC Festival and has the fastest time of any Floridian coming into the race, and the 22nd fastest in the field. Take a look at the top 100 girls from the south east regional based on season bests! Note: This is not a list of who is officially entered for the meet, but rather a taste of the top talent in the region.
Foot Locker or Nike? Ether way runners have one goal in mind which is to punch their ticket to the national meets at either San Diego or Portland. Sukhi Khosla is the top Florida runner, but it is undecided yet if he will run in Charlotte or Cary with his Leon teammates. Take a look at the top 100 boys from the NXN Southeast Regional based on season bests! Note: This is not a list of who is officially entered for the meet, but rather a taste of the top talent in the region.
For the second consecutive season, the top men's cross country program in the South Region are the Florida Southern Moccasins as the Mocs repeated as champions at this year's NCAA Division II South Regional Championships held here Saturday morning at Sharon Johnston Park and will now compete at the NCAA Division II National Championships in two weeks. (via Florida Southern Athletics)
Wearing a "Strides for Students'' purple T-shirt over another shirt, black sweatpants and an "Operation Enduring Freedom'' cap, Ocky Clark turned toward the throng following him Friday morning. via OrlandoSentinel.com)
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!
Sixty four of the top senior from around the state took part in the 2014 FACA Senior All-Star Meet. Our team was on-site including photographer Donald Lamb who took over 400 photos of all the action and awards including this one of champions Franco Martins of Windermere Prep (East team) and Fatema Jaffer of Lake Mary (East team).
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!
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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.
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- Ryan DeGale to Troy University