Chronicling History: The 77@11 Line - Florida's Top Girls Prep 3200M/2 Milers


 

        It was August of 1974 and the Class of '75 would become the first class of young women to be sanctioned and allowed to run train & compete for their respective schools as athletes' in both Cross Country & Track & Field.  The Nation as a whole was in a running boom with running shoes becoming chic and at the Girls Prep level Florida was playing catch-up. 

         That first Class of '75 a limited number of schools would field teams in both sports, resulting in single class State meets in both sports.  The first three seasons of girls cross country would run races that were half the distance of their male counterparts, officially running 1.5 miles for the state meet.  In Track the first 2 seasons the girls were not allowed to run farther than a mile. Thus the girls were being hindered  in much the same manner of old school thought, as the boys were subjected too in the '60's that had prevented them from running a further distance competitively.  During the second seasons of both sports saw cross country expand to 2 classes while track would expand to 4. The girls were now off and running.

          In the year 1977 the next step came first on the track when the girls were allowed to race at the 2 mile distance and being allowed to do so for a state title, just like the boys.  The running field had  now became level in track for girls with boys. Later that fall, Cross Country officially became a 2 mile state meet race.  Young women like Kathy Moore of Southwest (Miami), Sue Overby of McArthur (Hollywood), Rosemary Desloge of Leon (Tallahassee) and Betty Jo Springs of Bayshore (Bradenton) would set the standards high for those that followed becoming the first of 72 that have crossed the '77@11 Line, running under 11 minutes for 3200 meters, in honor of those young lady's and the year it all changed.

The Standards:

·         11:00.00 at 3200 or 11:03.85 at 2 Miles or faster.

·         Runner must attend a Florida High School as Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior & Senior (9-12)

·         Post season runs for Seniors must occur before the end of July following Graduation.

·         3000 Meter conversions will not be considered for list, but will be footnoted.

·         All running seasons to be included, when applicable.

The Structure:

·         Placement on list based on times converted from 2 Mile to 3200, when applicable.

·         All times will be expressed to the one hundredth, i.e. 11:00.00.

·         Times posted will be each runners best know run to date.

·         Two Mile time will be included to the right of the converted 3200 time posted.

·         The year the race was run is to the right of the posted time.

·         The runners high school, year of graduation and hometown are shown.

·         The meet in which the race & time were met, when known.

·         Which season in which the race was run:  Cross Country, Between Seasons, Track, Track Championship & Post Season.

·         When the runner is known to be in the Top Ten at Graduation, Placement is noted.

·         State Titles will be listed for each runner also additional Honors if known.

·         When "?" marks are use information is missing or unverified and should also be noted.

·         Runners that attended more than one high school will be noted.

 

Rank     Name               3200/2 Mile            Year    High School    C/O    Hometown    Meet

1.Ashley Brasovan  10:13.45                   2007    Wellington    2009    Wellington     4A State Meet      Track season, Championship as a Soph. Ranked #1 at Graduation.  Ran the 3rd best Indoor 2 Mile at 10:31.38 on 200M track.  Titles: XC 4A '05, '06, '07 & '08; T 4A 3200 '06, '07 & '08.

2.Betty Jo Springs   10:13.62/10:17.20  1979    Bayshore       1979    Bradenton     St. Thomas Meet  Track season, Non-championship.  Ranked #1 at Graduation.  XC 3A '75, '76, '77 & '78; T 3A 880 '76, '77, '78 & '79; Mile '76, '77, '78 & '79; 2 Mile '77, '78 & '79. Undefeated as a Prep. Note that the 2 mile was not an event in '76.  Her 15 titles is the most of any runner boys or girls in Florida history.

3.Kathryn Fluehr     10:18.29                   2010    CSO Naples   2011    Naples            1A Region 3          Track season, Championship as a Jr.  Ranked #3 at graduation.   Ran the 6th best Indoor 2 mile 10:48.25 on a 307M track.  XC 1A '09; T 1600 '10; 3200, '10 & '11.  Twin sister to Erika Fluehr.

4.Jennifer Barringer  10:18.84                2003    Oviedo           2005     Oviedo      Florida's Milers ACM    Between seasons, mixed race, as a Jr. Ranked #2 at graduation.  XC 4A '02, '03 & '04; T 1600 '03, '04 & '05; 3200 '04 & '05.

5.Kelly Parrish          10:19.13/10:22.74 2005    Vanguard      2006     Ocala         Nike's Outdoor Nat.    Post Season elite meet in North Carolina as a Jr.  Ranked #3 at graduation.  Ran the 7th best Indoor 3200 in 10:47.06 on 200M track.  XC 3A '04 & '05; T 1600 '04 & '05; 3200 '04 & '05.

6.Kara Scanlin          10:23.65                   2002    Episcopal       2002    Jacksonville   Addis Out. Nat.     Post season elite meet in North Carolina. Ranked #2 at Graduation.  XC 1A  '01; T 1600 '01 & '02; 3200 '01 & '02.

7.Shelby Hayes        10:23.79/10:27.43  2010   Winter Park   2010    Winter Park   New Balance ON   Post season elite meet in North Carolina. Ranked #7 at Graduation.  XC 4A '09; T 1600 '09 & '10; 3200 '10.

8.Nicole Schappert   10:24.24/10:27.98 2004  Pope J.P. II     2005     Boca Raton   Arcadia Invit.   

Track season run out-state in California as a Jr.  Ranked #4 at Graduation.  XC 2A '03 & '04; T 1600 '03, '04 & '05; 3200 '03, '04 & '05.

9.Lily Williams         10:25.09/10:28.74   2012  Chiles              2012     Tallahassee   New Balance ON    Track season run out-state in North Carolina. Ranked #9 at Graduation. T 800 3A '12; T1600 '12; 3200 '10, '11 & '12.

10.Anne-Marie Blaney  10:25.38/10:29.03 2012  Belleview    2012     Belleview       New Balance ON   Track season run out-state in North Carolina. Ranked 10th at Graduation.

11.Caroline Annis      10:23.34                    1998    Plant             1998      Tampa           Western Conf. FD.   Track season, championship. Ranked #2 at graduation.  XC 5A '94, '95, '96 & '97; T 1600 '95 & '98;  3200 '96, '97 & '98.

12.Erika Fluehr           10:27.26/10:30.92  2011   CSO Naples   2011      Naples           Brooks PR Invit.   Track season indoor run out-state in Washington.  Ranked #10 at Graduation.  XC  1A  '10.  This ranks #1 all-time indoor run on a 307m track!

13.Kayla Hale              10:27.63/10:31.29  2008  Holy Trinity A. 2009    Melbourne   Nike Indoor Nat.    Track season indoor run out-state in Maryland as a Jr. Ranked # 8 at Graduation. XC 1A '05, '06, '07 & '08; T 1600 '08 & '09; 3200 '07, '08 & '09. This ranks #2 all-time indoor 2 Mile run on 200M track.

14.Emilie Amaro         10:28.58                   2008  Cypress Bay    2008     Weston       Running-Zone.com AC  Post season elite meet in state.  Ran the 5th best Indoor 3200 10:43.79 on a 200M track.  Ranked #9 at Graduation.  T 1600 '07.

15.Carla Dolder           10:29.83/10:33.50  1981  Gainesville      1981    Gainesville    3A State Meet   

Track season, Championship.  Ranked #2 at Graduation.  T 3A Mile '81; 2 Mile '80 & '81.

16.Sharon Chiong       10:30.12/10:33.80  1982  Killian               1982    Miami            4A State Meet           Track season, Championship.  Ranked #3 at Graduation.  XC 4A '81; T Mile '82; 2 Mile '81 & '82.

17.Bona Jones             10:30.35                    2006  Estero              2006    Estero            Cougar Challenge     Track season, Non-championship.  Ranked #9 at Graduation.  XC 2A '05; T 3A 3200 '06.

18.Kacey  Smith           10:34.90                    2011  Estero              2012    Estero            FSU Relays                  Track season, Non-championship as a Jr..  XC 2A '10; T 3200 '11

19.Brittany Koziara    10:36.14                    2008  Boone              2009    Orlando       Running.Zone.com AC Post Season elite meet in state as a Jr. T 1600 '08.

20.Shelby Davidson   10:36.32/10:40.03   2012  Cocoa Beach  2012    Cocoa Beach  New Balance In. Nat Track season indoor run out-state in Maryland.  XC 2A '11; T 3200 '12. This Ranks #4 all-time Indoor run on 200M track.

21.Kathy Moore         10:38.80/10.42.80   1977  Southwest      1978     Miami              4A Region 4         Track season, Championship as a Jr.  Ranked #1 at Graduation.  XC 4A '76; T Mile '77; 2 Mile '77.

22.Stefanie Kurgatt    10:39.08                    2012  Maclay            2013    Tallahassee  UNF Spring Break Inv. Track season, Non-championship as a Jr.  T 800 '09, '10, '11, '12 & '13; 1600 '12 & '13, 2nd youngest to win a title in 8th grade.

23.Jennifer McGranahan  10:40.26/10:44.00 1997 Pensacola  1997   Pensacola                  ???? 

Season & Location yet to be determined.  Ranked #4 at Graduation.  T 6A 3200 '97. Twin sister to Ann McGranahan.

24.Bridget Blake         10:40.30                     2013  Dr. Phillips     2013    Orlando               FSU Relays          Track season, Non-championship.   XC 4A '10, '11 & '12;  T 800 '11 & '12; 1600 '11, '12 & '13; 3200 '11, '12 & '13.

25.Olivia Ortiz             10:40.64               2012  Lakewood Ranch 2013 Bradenton      FSU Relays           Track season, Non-championship as a Jr.   XC 3A '11.

26.Jana Stolting          10:41.54                    2010  Maclay            2010    Tallahassee        FSU Relays            Track season, Non-championship. 

27.   Nikita Shah            10:42.60                    2012 Wiregrass Ranch 2013 Wesley Chapel  FSU Relays          Track season, Non-championship as a Jr. 

28.   Julie Wollrath        10:42.81                   2012   Holy Trinity A  2015   Melbourne       Florida Relays      Track season, Non-championship as a Frosh.  Active!  XC 1A '11, '12 & '13; T 1600 '11; 3200 '12.

29.   Carly Thomas         10:43.54                   2012   Chiles             2012     Tallahassee       Florida Relays     Track season, Non-championship. -  3A State XC title in 2009

30.   Kathleen (Kathi )Ward  10:44.54/10:48.30   1992  Lincoln     1993     Tallahassee       Golden South   Post Season elite meet in state as a Jr.  XC 4A '91 & '92; T 1600/3200 '91 & '92;

31.   Rachel Givens         10:44.66                    2013  Chiles             2013     Tallahassee       FSU Relays          Track season, Non-championship.  T 4A 3200, '13.

32.   Bryce Seymour        10:44.74                   2013   Hagerty         2013     Oviedo              Highlander Invit. Track season, Non-championship. 

33.   Koral Dorsett         10:45.34/10:49.10   1983  St. Pete Cath.  1983   St. Petersburg      3A State Meet Track season, Championship.  Ranked #4 at Graduation.  XC 3A '81 & '82; T 1600 '83; 3200 '82 & '83.

34.   Emily Edwards       10:45.42                     2013   Ft. Myers       2014     Ft. Myers               FSU Relays     Track season, Non-championship.  Active!  XC 3A '13; T 1600 '13.

35.   Rosemary Desloge  10:43.23/10:50.00 1977  Leon               1978     Tallahassee          3A State Meet T Cross country season, championship on course.  Ranked #2 at Graduation.

36.   Donna Combs         10:46.23/10:50.00   1984   Episcopal       1986     Jacksonville         2A State Meet Track season, Championship as a Soph.  Ranked #5 at Graduation. XC 2A '82 & '83, T 1600 '83 & '84; 3200 '82, '83 & '84.  Moved to Louisville, KY & attended Ballard HS 3A for Jr & Sr. seasons winning state titles in XC, 800, 1600 & 3200 both seasons. Note:   State champ in XC & 3200 as 8th grader.

37.   Cathlene Willy         10:46.23                    2002   Flanagan        2002    Pembroke Pines  4A State Meet Track season, Championship.  T 4A 3200 '02.

38.   Hillary White            10:46.27                    2000   Buchholz        2000    Gainesville            4A Region 1 Track season, Championship.  Eastside HS XC 4A '97 & '98; T 1600 '98; 3200 '98 & '99; Transferred to Buchholz  for Sr. year.  XC 4A '99; T 1600 '00; 3200 '00.

39.   Margaret Traylor       10:48.37                   2006   Episcopal       2008    Jacksonville     Mobil MoChamp. Track season, Non-championship run out-state in Alabama as a Soph.  T 2A 1600 '06; 3200 '06 & '07. Sister to Kathleen Traylor.

40.   Lisa Beck                    10:42.42/10:52.20   1980   Clearwater    1980    Clearwater           4A State Meet Track season, Championship. Ranked #5 at Graduation.  T 4A 880 '80; Mile '80; 2 Mile '80.

41.   Vannessa Valentine  10:48.88                   2012   Melbourne     2012    Melbourne           FSU Relays   Track season, Non-championship. 

42.   Sue Overby               10:49.21/10:53.00   1978   McArthur       1979    Miami                  4A State Meet Cross country season, championship on course.  Ranked #4 at graduation.  XC 4A '75 & '77; T 880 '78; Mile '78 & '79.

43.   Stephanie Schappert  10:49.46                 2010   Pope J.P. II    2011    Boca Raton         Warrior Invit.  Track season, Non-championship as a Jr.   XC 2A '08 & '09; T 800 '10 & '11; 1600 '10 & '11. Sister to Nicole Schappert.

44.   Jacy Kruzel                 10:50.22                     2005   Cooper City  2005    Cooper City         4A State Meet  Track season, Championship. 

45.   Caroline Barlow        10:51.22                    2012   Gulf Coast     2014    Naples                  3A State Meet Track season, Championship as a Soph.  Active!

46.   Kerry Allen                  10:51.56                    2003  St. Petersburg  2006  St. Petersburg    4A State Meet Track season, Championship as a Frosh.  T 4A '03.

47.   Kira Soderstrom         10:52.69                    2011  Winter Park   2011    Winter Park           FSU Relays  Track season, Non-championship. 

48.   Devin McDermott      10:52.82                    2012  Lakewood Ranch 2012  Bradenton        FSU Relays  Track season, Non-championship. 

49.   Sharon Farrall             10:52.86/10:56.67   1986  Seminole        1986   Seminole              4A State Meet Track season, Championship.  Ranked #8 at Graduation.  T 4A 3200 '86.

50.   Emily Houston            10:53.00                 2007    Jenson Beach    2007    Jenson Beach    UoTampa DC  Track season, Non-championship.  XC 2A '06.

51.   Jessia Hellender          10:53.02                 2002    Cooper City       2002    Cooper City   Broward South Q Track season, Non-championship.  XC 4A '01.

52.   Julia Rodriguez             10:53.23                2013     Plant               2013     Tampa               Golden South Post Season elite meet in state.

53.   Carmen Gardner         10:53.76/10:57.57  1983  Spruce Creek  1983   Port Orange         4A State Meet Track season, Championship.  Ranked #7 at Graduation.  XC 4A '82; T 2 Mile '83.

54.   Antoinette Turner      10:53.79/10:57.60  1985  Ed White          1985   Jacksonville         4A State Meet Track season, Championship.  Ranked #8 at Graduation.  T 4A 3200 '85.

55.   Sarah Day                     10:53.89                   2012  West Shore      2012  Melbourne           2A State Meet Track season, Championship. 

56.   Stephanie Strasser      10:54.54/10:58.36  2010 Fernando Beach 2010 Fernando Beach  UoK HS Invit.  Track season, non-championship run outstate in Kentucky as a Sr.  This Ranks as the 8th best Indoor 2 Mile run on 291M track. T 2A  3200 '09.

57.   Rebecca Chandler       10:54.64                   2011  Bolles                 2011   Jacksonville         FSU Relays    Track season, Non-championship. 

58.   Katy Solis                      10:55.17                   2013  Estero                2013   Estero                   Florida Relays  Track season, Non-championship. 

59.   Taylor Tubbs                10:55.35                   2013  Sebring              2013   Sebring          Sebring  4Way #3  Track season, Non-championship. 

60.   Julia Montgomery      10:55.37                    2013  Pine Crest         2016   Ft. Lauderdale     FSU Relays  Track season, Non-championship as a Frosh.  Active!  XC 2A '12, T 3200 '13.

61.   Brigithe Moreno         10:56.09                    2006  Plant                  2008   Tampa                  UoTampa DC  Track season, Non-championship as a Soph.  XC 3A '06.

62.   Allison Wilson             10:56.13                    2012  Leesburg           2013   Leesburg              Florida Relays  Track season, Non-championship as a Jr. 

63.   Lourdes Brea               10:56.65                    2013  Our Lady of Lourdes 2014  Miami          FSU Relays   Track season, Non-championship as a Jr.  Active!

64.   Mariana Lucena          10:56.74                    2009 Cypress Bay        2009   Weston               Florida Relays  Track season, Non-championship.  T 4A 3200 '09.

65.   Emily Ahrens               10:57.15                    2011  Vero Beach        2011  Vero Beach       Astronaut Invit. Track season, Non-championship. 

66.   Fallon Heffernan        10:57.47                    2004  Fletcher              2004  Jacksonville         4A State Meet Track season, Championship. 

67.   Michelle Jernigan       10:57.56/11:01.40  1987  Leon                    1989  Tallahassee        3A State Meet Track season, Championship as a Soph.  T 3A 2 Mile  '87 & '89.

68.   Juanita Segura            10:58.26/11:02.10   1984 Leto                     1984  Tampa                  4A State Meet Track season, Championship.  Ranked #9 at Graduation.  T 4A 2 Mile '84.

69.   Grace Thomas            10:58.83                    2011  Vero Beach        2011  Vero Beach          Florida Relays Track season, Non-championship. 

70.   Kara Newell                 10:59.17                   2001  Maclay                2002  Tallahassee  Capital City Classic  Track season, Non-championship as a Jr.  T A 1600 '01; 3200 '01.

71.   Olivia Fay                     10:59.25                    2010 Pope J.P. II         2010   Boca Raton          2A State Meet Track season, Championship.  T  2A 3200 '10.

72.   Sarah Candiano          10:59.55                    2013 Evangelical Christian 2015 Ft. Myers      1A State Meet Track season, Championship as a Soph.  Active! T 1A 3200, '13.

 

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