Chronicling History: The Nason Line: Florida's Top All-Time Boys 3200/2 Mile Runners

 

THE NASON LINE:  FLORIDA'S TOP ALL-TIME 3200/2 MILE RUNNERS

The Nason Line is named after 6 time state champion and former state record holder in both the mile and 2 mile, Jack Nason.  Jack ran for Orlando Evans, graduating in 1968 and he would be the first runner in Florida distance running history to help bring the state out of the Dark Ages and into the modern era of running.  No one before Jack Nason had ever run faster than 4:20 for a mile and  9:30 for 2 miles in the state of Florida. The list currently runs through the gauntlet from Brett Hoffman to Jack Nason and 158 runners strong to date.  As time goes on, historical research will reveal some forgotten races from days gone and by those runners who will follow and join the list in the future. This past season we've had  some great efforts with some new additions and big improvements. 

Sukhi Khosla  JR., was the leading returning 3200M runner from last year as a Sophomore and would improve so well that he became the 13th Florida Prep to crack the 9:00 barrier running a 8:59.50, at the FSU Relays, placing him in 12th place overall just ahead of arguably the greatest distance runner to ever come out of Florida, Keith Brantly #13 of Winter Haven!  Khosla entered the season ranked #84 overall and now joins former Leon HS legends Herb Wills #8 & Matt Mizereck #6 making Leon the first school to have three runners under 9:00 in the 3200. Khosla is also coached Herb's younger brother Andrew Wills a great runner himself in his day.  This, of course,  places Khosla within reach of Brett Hoffman's long standing record of 8:49.91, which is a conversion of an 8:53.00 2 Mile that Brett ran in 1977. Sukhi would also take the 3A State Titles in the 1600 in 4:05.96 and the 3200 in 9:05.75, as well as being the 3A State Cross Country Champ.

Thomas Howell, SR. from Niceville was the other returning 3200m runner. Howell  was able to move himself up to 55th all-time with a 9:11.07 finishing second to Khosla in the 3A State Meet! Thomas would move up from the #109 position!  Thomas also ran 3 other races under the Nason Line at the Mobile Meet of Champions winning the 2 Mile in 9:20.36.  He followed that up with a personal best at the FSU Relays finishing 3rd in 9:11.27.  Finally running a 9:16.50 at the 3A Region 1 Meet taking 2nd to Khosla. Thomas will attend the University of Florida.

Kurt Convey joined the list this season as a junior with his run of 9:13.36 at the Florida Relays putting himself in 67th position on the Nason Line finishing 3rd in both the 1600 & 3200 at state. The other worthy note as Kurt became part of the first father/son duo to make the Nason Line. Kurt's father is Billy Convey also double's as Kurt's coach at Carol Reef currently holds the 5th spot on the list with an 8:54.38 a conversion of a 8:57.50 2 Mile.  Billy also ranked 3rd on this list when he graduated in 1983.

Ryan Rodriguez a Belen Jesuit Prep junior would join the Nason Line by running a 9:15.49 at the FSU Relays placing himself in 82th on the list.  Ryan would join  Avery Lopez #46 and Elliott Clemente #61 making  Belen Jesuit Prep  the 13th team to have at least 3 runners on the list.

Franco Martins a junior from Windermere Prep also Coached by Gary Cohn #101 joined the Nason Line by running a 9:16.03 at the post season Holy Trinity All-Star meet  and know is ranked #89 overall. Franco also capture the state 1A Title's in Cross Country and both the 1600 & 3200.

Tyler Bennett, a senior,  the best distance runner out of Fort Myers since Clif Betts #117 in 1975, after spending a year on the Nason Line Honorable Mention List,  would earn his introduction to the Nason Line at the 3A State Meet with a 9:16.50 finishing 3rd,  now in #93 place all-time.  Earlier in the season Tyler ran a 9:20.62 at the FSU Relays where he first broke the barrier. Tyler with attend University of North Florida.

Noah Kemp, SR.,  of St. Augustine would run a 9:17.05 at 3A State Meet, taking 4th, becoming the first runner to make this list from America's oldest city and now ranks #100 all-time is also a senior! The week before at 3A Region 1 he ran a 9:21.70 taking 3rd to break into the Nason Line.  Noah will attend the University of Portland.

Mark Robertson, a senior from Booker T. Washington of Pensacola becomes the first runner to make the list west of Okaloosa County with a time of 9:18.27 and now sits at #116 overall.  Mark also ran in that fast and well contested 3A State Meet race taking 5th!  Mark broke into the Nason Line at the FSU Relays with a 9:20.04 in 6th and would run a 2 Mile in 9:24.07 at the Mobile Meet of Champions finishing in 4th.  Mark will be attending the University of Mississippi.

Jake Poore of Land O'Lakes, a senior, was a huge surprise in making his mark in that tough 3A State Meet running a 9:18.66 taking 6th running about 17 seconds over his best previous run. By doing so  Jake helps  Land O' Lakes to be the 14th team to have 3 runners on the list and was the  2nd team to be so this season.  Jake is now in #121 on the Nason Line.  Jake will attend the University of Tampa.

Jack Guyton, a junior, from HB Plant would make the Nason Line in only his 5th time running a 3200, would win the 4A State Meet  in a time of 9:20.35 moving him into #134 spot! Jack would also win the 4A 1600 in 4:11.86.

Andrew Llewellyn, a senior from Clearwater Countryside makes the list with run at the 4A State Meet of 9:22.27 placing 2nd,  now at #154 all-time.  Countryside becomes the 15th team ever and 3rd this season to have three members on Nason Line joining Brian Schmit & Roger Letchworth, who are ranked  #51 & #52 respectively.  Andrew will attend the University of Florida.

Finally with help of Herb Wills  #8, we have discovered  Jack Nason's fastest time was a 9:24 run sometime in March of 1968 moving Jack up into the 137th position.  Also I'm proud to now be able to include Dunedin's great miler and former state champ & record holder at 4:10.4, Del Ramers #149, who ran a qualifying 9:24.90 at the Ocala Star-Banner Invitational in 1969!  Del was joined by 16 other additional historical found runners over the last year!


The Standards:

·         9:22.52 at 3200 or 9:25.80 at 2 Miles or faster. This is based on Nason's 1968 2A State Meet Title time!

·         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. 9:00.00.

·         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 of 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.

·         Season: X=Cross Country, Between Seasons, Indoor & Outdoor 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-YR/Run -School            -         G/Class-Home City     -  Meet

1.Brett Hoffman       8:49.91/8:53.00       1977          St. Petersburg              1977            St. Petersburg         International Prep   Post Season race, Ranked #1 at Graduation.  Fastest 2 Mile ever run in Florida 8:53.10  at State Meet '77. Ranked #4 Nationally, 2 Mile as  a Soph 8:56.40. Ran the 2nd fastest 2 Mile on course at 9:16 in Dual with Largo, XC '75. Brett ran 5 sub 9 Two Miles & with conversations to 3200 would have 9 sub 9.  Titles:  XC  4A'75; T  4A 2Mile, '75, '76 &'77.  XC AA '74 & '75.

2.Andres Arroyo       8:51.47                      2013          Colonial                        2013            Orlando                  Brian Jaeger Elite Cl. Track Season, non-championship, Ranked #2 at Graduation.  XC 4A '11 &'12; T 4A 800, '13, 1600 & 3200, '12 &'13.

3.Steven Hassen       8:52.75                      2003          Vanguard                     2003            Ocala                        Arcadia Invitational Track Season run out-state, elite race in California, Ran the best 2 mile Indoor at 8:57.40 on a 200M track.  Ranked #2 at Graduation.  XC 3A '01 & '02;  T 3A 3200, '02 & '03.

4.Brian Jaeger           8:53.87/8:56.98       1983          Winter Park                    1983            Winter Park            International Prep Post Season race, Ranked  #2 at Graduation.   XC 4A '81 & '82;  T  4A Mile  & 2 Mile '82.

5.Billy Convey           8:54.38/8:57.50       1983          Ransom Everglades              1983            Miami                      Florida Relays           Post Season race, Ranked  #3 at Graduation.   XC 2A '80, '81 & '82; T 2A 880 '82, Mile & 2 Mile '82 & '83.

6.Matthew Mizereck     8:55.75                2010          Leon                           2010            Tallahassee             Arcadia Invitational Track Season run out-state, elite race in California, Ranked #5 at Graduation.  XC 3A '07, '08  & '09;  T 3A 1600, '09 & '10,  3200 '10.

7.Colin Barker         8:56.80                       2010          Bishop Kenny                2010            Jacksonville             Arcadia Invitational Track Season run out-state, elite race in California, Ranked #6 at Graduation.  XC 2A '09;  T 2A 1600 '10, 3200 '09 & '10.

8.Herb Wills             8:57.76/9:00.90        1977           Leon                                1977            Tallahassee          AAU Junior Olympics Post Season race, Ranked #2 at Graduation.   XC 4A '76,  XC AA '76.

9.Basil Magee          8:58.86/9:02.00        1979           Largo                              1980            Largo                      Winter Haven Postal Cross Country Season race on track,  Ranked #3 at Graduation.  T 4A  M '80, XC AA '79.

10.Sean Jefferson      8:59.03                       2001           Atlantic                         2001            Delray Beach         Arcadia Invitational Track Season run out-state, elite race in California, Ranked #6 at Graduation.  T 3A 3200,  '99, '00 &  '01.  Twin Brother to John Jefferson.

11.Pat McDonough   8:59.35/9:02.50        1988           Largo                             1988            Largo                      Golden South           Post Season race, Ranked #6 at Graduation.  XC 4A '87;  T 4A Mile '88, 2 Mile '86 & '88.

12.Sukhi Khosla             8:59.50                    2014               Leon                            2015             Tallahassee                 FSU Relays Track Season, non-championship as a Jr.  Active.   XC 3A '13, T 3A 1600 & 3200 '14

13.Keith Brantly         8:59.95/9:03.00        1979           Winter Haven             1980            Winter Haven       Winter Haven Postal Cross Country Season race on track,  Ranked #4 at Graduation. XC 4A '79; T 4A 2 Mile '80.  XC AA '79.

14.Ryan Deak             9:00.12                       2002           Lincoln                            2004             Lincoln                   Arcadia Invitational Track Season run out-state, elite race in California as a Soph.,  Also ran for Maclay for XC in 2001 & 02 , Track '03, incident occurred was remove from team, ran open, Moved to Colorado Sr. year. Note:  Ran an 8:20.92, 3k = 8:57.74.  Ran a 3200 8:51.65 at an All-comer Meet at UoFL, both aforementioned races were run against collegians. Once held the NR  for Frosh Indoor 2 Mile 9:29.10. Ran the 3rd best  Indoor 2 Mile 9:14.53 on a 200M banked track.  Ranked #10 at Graduation.  XC A '02.

15.Jeremy Crisione    9:02.21                      2005            Interlachen                 2005             Interlachen           Arcadia Invitational Track Season run out-state, elite race in California.  XC 2A '04;  T 2A 3200, '05.

16.   Michael Wallace   9:02.22                      2010           Bishop Kenny              2010             Jacksonville          Arcadia Invitational   Track Season run out-state, elite race in California.  XC 2A '08.

17.Jimmy Clark           9:02.23/9:05.39       2011           Creekside                       2011             St. Johns                 New Balance  OD, Post Season race.  T 3A 3200, '11.

18.Teddy Mitchell     9:02.38                       1990           Lyman                                 1990             Longwood              Golden South        Post Season race, Rank #7 at Graduation.  XC 4A '88 & '89; T 4A 2 Mile '89, 3200 '90.

                        19.   Rolf Steier             9:03.25                       2002            Berkley Prep                 2002              Tampa                    Nike Indoor  Classic  Only Indoor Race on the list,  run on 200m track.  Ran 9:05.91 outdoors Dannon/Mobile Meet of                                   Champions.  Rank #9 at Graduation.  XC A '99, '00 & '01;  T A 3200, '00, '01 & '02.

                        20.   Rick Horta            9:03.57/9:06.72         1977            Lake Brantley                 1978         Altamonte Springs    Atlanta Classic         Post Season race as a Jr., Rank #3  at Graduation.

21.Tim McLeod         9:03.6                         2004             Episcopal                       2005             Jacksonville          Arcadia Invitational  Track Season run out-state, elite race in California as a Jr. T 3A 3200, '04.

                        22.   Andy Biladeau     9:04.12                       2005             Jesuit                               2005             Tampa                    Texas Relays    Track Season run out-state, elite race in Texas.  Ran the 4th best  9:11.58 indoor 3200 in '04. XC 2A '03;                           2A 1600, '04 & '05.

23.Scott Scheffler     9:04.32/9:07.50       1979             Clewiston                          1979              Clewiston              Golden South        Post Season race, Rank #4 at Graduation.  XC 2A '77 & '78;  T 2A 880 '79, 2A Mile '78 & '79,  2 Mile '78 & '79.

24.Kenny Clark           9:04.86                       1978               Rockledge                         1978             Rockledge                Florida Relays      Track Season, non-championship, Ranked #4 at Graduation.  XC 3A '77;  T 3A 2 Mile '77.  XC AA '78.

25.Ken Cheeseman    9:04.87/9:08.50         1984               Lake Howell                 1984             Winter Park             Florida Relays      Track Season, non-championship, Ranked #10 at Graduation.  T 4A Mile '83 & '84.

26.Bart Sellars             9:05.08/9:04.30        1981                Largo                                1981             Largo                         Golden South  Post Season race, There seems to be a discrepancy on times. Rank #8 at Graduation.  XC 4A '80; T 4A Mile & 2 Mile '81.

27.Ronnie Treadway   9:05.10/9:08.00       1979                Palmetto                    1979            Palmetto                   Atlanta Classic   Post Season race, Rank #6 at Graduation.  T 3A 2 Mile '78.

28.George Collier        9:05.62/9:08.80        1979               Choctawhatchee          1979            Ft. Walton Beach    4A State Meet   Track Season, Championship, Ranked #7 at Graduation.  T 4A 2 Mile '79.

29.Julio Valdes            9:06.41/9:09.60         1983               Coral Park                      1983             Miami                       4A State Meet      Track Season, Championship.  T 4A 2 Mile '83.

30.Derek Wehunt       9:06.78                        2009               Sickles                               2009              Tampa                      FSU Relays     Track Season, non-championship.

31.Tommy Curtis        9:07.41/9:10.60         1974               Brandon                      1975              Brandon                   Brandon Postal  Cross Country Season race on track,  Ranked #1 at Graduation.  XC 4A '74; T 4A 880 & Mile  '75.  XC AA '74.

32.Mike LaValle          9:07.75/9:07.95         1987               Boyd Anderson            1987         Lauderdale Lakes      4A State Meet   Track Season, Championship.  XC 4A '85 & '86;  T 4A Mile '87, 2 Mile '85 & '87.

33.Mike Warre           9:07.80/9:11.00          1975               Largo                                    1976              Largo                         Brandon Postal  Cross Country Season race on track,  Ranked #3 at Graduation.  State best 2 Mile on course 9:15, Dual with St. Petersburg during XC '75.  XC AA  '75.

34.Armando Del Valle    9:07.98                    2010               Columbus                2011              Miami                        4A State Meet  Track Season, Championship as a Jr.  T 4A Mile '09 & '11, 2 Mile  '10 & '11.

35.Fred Carley            9:08.08/9:12.00          1979               Ruckel Jr High                     1982              Niceville                     ????                 Run as a Frosh while attending Jr High and was the #2 All-Time US Frosh. Still holds the 2 mile World Age group Record for 12 & 13 years old.  Also held  5k Nat. Rec. for 14 at 15:46.8 until 2011. Location not yet determined.

36.Glen Gorton          9:08.30/9:08.30          1981               Merritt Island                      1981              Merritt Island            ??????      Location & Distance not yet determined.

37.Eric Montoya        9:08.81                          2010               Estero                                2010              Estero                       FSU Relays    Track Season, non-championship. 

38.Bryan Sharkey      9:08.86                          2005               Gulliver Prep             2005               Pineville          Arcadia Invitational Track Season run out-state, elite race in California.

39.Mark Parrish        9:09.26                          2010               Chamberlain                     2010               Tampa                       FSU Relays        Track Season, non-championship.

40.Carlos Miranda    9:09.48                          2013               Palmetto Ridge              2013               Naples                       FSU Relays         Track Season, non-championship.

41.Marcus Trigg      9:09.67/9:12 .88          1979               Lakewood                     1979              St. Petersburg           Florida Relays  Track Season, non-championship.  Rank #7 a Graduation.  XC 4A '78, XC AA '78.

42.Jeff Warrick         9:09.99/9:13.20           1979               Bayshore                      1979              Bradenton                 3A State Meet   Track Season, Championship.  XC 3A '78; T 3A Mile '78, '79 & '80, 2 Mile '79.

43.   Daniel Parker       9:10.01                          2001               Boone                               2002              Orlando                     4A District 4    Track Season, Championship as a Jr.  T 4A 3200 '02.

44.Steven Bell           9:10.04                          2006                Land O'Lakes                 2006    Land O'Lakes  UoTampa Distance Carn.   Track Season, non-championship. 

45.Scott Freedman    9:10.20 /9:10.2 0        1989                Miramar                             1989               Miramar                 ??????     Location & Distance not yet determined.  T 3A 2 Mile '88.

46.Avery Lopez         9:10.34                          2013                Belen Jesuit Prep            2013               Miami                        FSU Relays  Track Season, non-championship. 

47.Alex Wills             9:10.35                          2007               Colonial                          2007                Orlando                    Florida Relays  Track Season, non-championship.  T 4A 1600 '07.

48.Jim Wilson           9:10.49/9:13.70            1976               South Plantation            1976               Plantation             4A State Meet Track Season, Championship. Ranked #4 at Graduation.

49.Bobby Brooks     9:10.60/9:13.80             1970               Northeast                 1970              St. Petersburg          Atlanta Classic Post Season race, Rank #1 at Graduation. XC 2A  '69; T 2A Mile & 2 Mile '70.

50.Chris Palmer       9:10.79/9:14.00             1983               Largo                                1984              Largo                         Leto Postal     Cross Country Season race on track.

51.Brian Schmit       9:10.89/9:14.10             1982               Countryside           1982               Clearwater              Countryside Dual  Track Season, non-championship. 

52.Roger Letchworth  9:10.89/9:14.10        1986               Countryside          1986               Clearwater               Dunedin 3-Way  Track Season, non-championship. 

53.John Jefferson          9:11.03                     1999                Atlantic                             2001              Delray Beach         Footlocker Nat Ch Post Season race as a Soph.  T  4A 1600 '01.

54.Justin Harbor       9:11.05/9:14.26           2005               Flagler Palm Coast        2006            Palm Coast             Nike Out.  Nat.  Post Season race as a Jr. Transferred from Deland after Frosh. XC 3A '04, 4A '05;  T  4A 800 & 1600, '06, 3200 '04.  Note:  In 2005 at the Boston High Performance Meet, ran a 8:24.19 = 9:01.25, Ran a 3200  in 8.59.7 at a time trial on the UoF track 8/16/04.  XC AA '05.

55.Thomas Howell   9:11.07                  2014          Niceville                           2014               Niceville                     3A State Meet    Track Season, Championship.

56.Phil Duncan              9:11.31                      2010               Boone                               2011                Orlando                  FSU Relays        Track Season, non-championship.

57.Matt Cianciulli        9:11.40                      2001               Flagler Palm Coast           2001                Palm Coast            3A Region 2         Track Season, Championship.  Ran the 5th best Indoor 3200 at 9:16.94.  XC 3A '00;   T 3A 1600  '00 & '01,  3200 '01.

58.Kurt Backman      9:11.78/9:15.00           1983               Largo                                1984                 Largo                      Leto Postal     Cross Country Season race on track.  T 3A Mile '83.  Note:  Won title while attending Buchholz, Gainesville, Jr season.

59.Thomas Mayes    9:11.80/9:11.80           1990               Raines                               1991               Jacksonville                ????????  Location & Distance not yet determined run as a Jr.  T 3A  3200 '90.

60.Greg Green          9:11.88/9:15.10           1984               Dillard                           1984               Ft. Lauderdale         4A State Meet  Track Season, Championship.  XC 4A '83.

61.Elliot Clemente        9:11.95                      2010               Belen Jesuit Prep          2012              Miami                        FSU Relays       Track Season, non-championship as a Soph.  XC 3A '11.

62.Ryan Pickering         9:12.17                      2011               John I. Leonard          2011              Greenacres               4A State Meet  Track Season, Championship.  XC 4A '10;  T 4A, 1600  '10.

63.Greg Doss           9:12.60/9:15.82            1981              Edgewater                 1982                 Orlando                    Golden  South Post Season race as a Jr.

64.Mark O'Brien       9:12.78/9:16.00           1970               Leon                            1970               Tallahassee              Atlanta Classic Post Season race, Rank #2 at Graduation.

65.Kevin Holzwart    9:13.07/9:16.30           1973              Bishop Barry (SP Cath)     1973               St. Petersburg         Fun & Sun    Track Season, non-championship.  Rank #3 at Graduation.  XC 3A '72;  T  3A Mile & 2 Mile '73.

66.Michael Anderson   9:13.09                      2007              PK Yonge                   2007               Gainesville               Florida Relays Track Season, non-championship.  XC 1A '05 & '06;  T 1A  3200 '06 & '07.

67.Kurt Convey      9:13.36                           2014             Coral Reef                        2015               Miami                       Florida Relays  Track Season, non-championship.  Son of Billy Convey. Active.     

68.Ray Thompson  9:13.77/9:17.00        1981               St. Petersburg               1981              St. Petersburg          4A State Meet   Track Season, Championship.

69.Dan Clay                9:13.97/9:17.20          1979              Fletcher                           1980               Jacksonville             4A State Meet   Track Season, Championship as a JR.

70.Michael Clerc       9:13.97/9:17.20           1984              Terry Parker                1984               Jacksonville             4A State Meet Track Season, Championship.  XC 4A '84.

71.John-Logan Hines    9:14.06                      2011              Boone                        2011               Orlando                     4A District 4   Track Season, Championship.

72.Sam Bergstresser   9:14.17/9:17.40        1976              Boone                        1976               Orlando                     4A State Meet Track Season, Championship.  Rank #8 at Graduation.

73.Ed Palmer            9:14.66/9:17.90            1974              Largo                                   1974               Largo                          PCC              Track Season, Championship.  Rank #4 at Graduation. 3rd fastest 2 Mile on course 9:21.5 at PCC during XC '73.  XC 4A '73; T 4A 2 Mile '73.

74.Matt Farnen        9:14.76/9:18.00            1984              Largo                                 1985                Largo                         Leto Postal Cross Country Season race on track.  Transferred from Seminole HS after Jr year!.

75.Tom Jacobson     9:14.86/9:18.10            1977              Dunedin                      1977               Dunedin                    4A State Meet  Track Season, Championship.  Rank #10 at Graduation.

76.Scott Levell              9:14.89                      1994               Gaither                        1995               Tampa              Dual w/Chamberlain Track Season, non-championship.   T 5A 3200 '94.

77.Conner Revord        9:14.94                      2009               Jesuit                                2009               Tampa                       FSU Relays     Track Season, non-championship.   T 2A 1600, '09.

78.Brian Atkinson        9:14.99                      2010               Melbourne                  2010               Melbourne              4A State Meet  Track Season, Championship.  XC 4A  '07, '08 & '09; T 4A 3200 '07, '08 & '09.

79.Aesop Brown          9:15.07                       2013               Ft. Meyers                          2013              Ft. Meyers                FSU Relays    Track Season, non-championship. 

80.Joseph Franklin      9:15.18                      2008                Godby                              2008              Tallahassee                FSU Relays    Track Season, non-championship.  XC 2A '07;  T 2A 800, '07 & '08, 1600, '06, '07 & '08.

81.Daniel Moore        9:15.37                       2012             Holy Trinity Academy        2013              Melbourne                FSU Relays   Track Season, non-championship.  T 1A 3200, '12.

82.Ryan Rodriguez   9:15.49                      2014            Belen Jesuit Prep                 2015             Miami                         FSU Relays Track Season, non-championship as a Jr.  Active.     

83.Gary Funkhouser  9:15.56/9:18.80       1972                Largo                            1972               Largo                        Florida Relays  Track Season, non-championship.  Rank #3 at Graduation.  T 4A 2 Mile '71 & '72.

84.David Parker          9:15.56/9:18.80        1983               Bay                                1983               Panama City             3A State Meet Track Season, Championship.  T 3A 2 Mile '83.

85.Novian Middleton   9:15.56                    2010                Dr. Phillips                      2010              Orlando                     FSU Relays    Track Season, non-championship. 

86.Will Stanford            9:15.58                    2009                 Leon                                    2011              Tallahassee               FSU Relays    Track Season, non-championship. 

87.Joe Weston            9:15.76/9:19.00        1976                South Plantation                1977             Plantation                  BCAC            Track Season, Championship.

88.Brian Benedict      9:15.76/9:19.00         1979               Largo                            1979             Largo                          4A State Meet Track Season, Championship.

                        89.   Franco Martins    9:16.03        2014         Windermere Prep        2015        Windermere         Holy Trinity All-Star Showdown Post Season race, T 1A 1600 & 3200 , '14 .  Active.     

90.Nick Wolf              9:16.06/9:19.30         1985              Seminole                                1985             Seminole          4A State Meet   Track Season, Championship.

                        91.   Jean Henri             9:16.16/9:19.40         1984                Killian                             1984             Miami                         4A State Meet Track Season, Championship.

92.Kenneth Milliken  9:16.25/9:19.50         1982               Jupiter                      1984              Jupiter                       3A State Meet Track Season, Championship.  XC 2A '82;  T 2A Mile '82, 2 Mile '82 & '84.

                        93.   Tyler Bennett       9:16.50                  2014               Ft. Myers                        2014               Ft. Myers                   3A State Meet Track Season, Championship. 

94.AJ Wilson                  9:16.51                    2002               Pine Forest                            2002             Tallahassee               Florida Relays Track Season, non-championship. 

95.Luis Prestes               9:16.60                    1992               Miami Beach                1994              Miami Beach            4A State Meet Track Season, Championship as a Soph.  T 4A Mile & 2 Mile '92.

96.Mike Swope             9:16.70                     2001               Winter Park                    2001              Winter Park              Metro Conf.    Track Season, Championship.  XC 4A '00.

97.Jon Winters        9:16.75/9:20.00           1974                Largo                                1975             Largo                      Brandon Postal  Cross Country Season race on track.  Rank #8 at Graduation.

98.John Thrailkill    9:16.75/9:20.00           1984                 Oak Ridge                      1984             Orlando                      Metro Conf.     Track Season, Championship.

99.James Osborne       9:16.83                     2006                 Jesuit                         2006              Tampa       UoTampa Distance Carn Track Season, non-championship.  Ran the 6th best Indoor 3200 on 200m track.  T 2A 3200 '06.

100.Noah Kemp          9:17.05                      2014        St. Augustine           2014            St. Augustine                3A State Meet  Track Season, Championship.

101.Gary Cohen       9:17.15/9:20.40             1975                Carol City           1975           Miami Gardens            4A State Meet Track Season, Championship.  Rank #9 at Graduation.

102.Daniel Harrell         9:17.40                    1991                Jackson                 1991              Miami                        4A State Meet Track Season, Championship.

103.Jeff Muth          9:17.45/9:20.70           1981               Colonial                1981               Orlando                       4A State Meet Track Season, Championship. 

104.Travis Grappo   9:17.45/9:20.70           1989                 Lakewood           1989             St. Petersburg          3A State Meet Track Season, Championship.  T 3A 2 Mile '89.

105.Daniel Salas           9:17.51                2012              Trinity Prep                  2013    Winter Park    Preprunners.com All-Star Post Season race as a Jr. 

106.Caleb Vogt             9:17.53                 2005                Winter Park                2006              Winter Park             4A State Meet Track Season, Championship as a Jr. T 4A 3200 '05 & '06.

107.Nicholas Posada   9:17.69              2012                 Winter Park                 2012              Winter Park               FSU Relays    Track Season, non-championship.

108.Tim McClain    9:17.75/9:21.00       1974                St. Petersburg                 1974              St. Petersburg        4A District 3 Track Season, Championship.  Rank #5 at Graduation.

109.Terry Crews          9:17.75/9:21.00    1974           Chamberlain                     1974           Tampa              Atlanta Classic            Post Season race.  Ranked #6 at Graduation.                

110.Doug Overfelt       9:17.75/9:21.00      1977          Astronaut                   1978            Titusville         Winter Haven Postal Cross Country Season race on track. 

111.Nick Wilson            9:17.75                     2002                Paxon                   2002              Jacksonville                2A State Meet Track Season, Championship.  T 2A 3200 '02.

112.Joe DeVito           9:17.95/9:21.20         1979               Largo                      1979                   Largo                     4A State Meet Track Season, Championship.  T3A Mile '76 & '77.

113.Richard Blake        9:18.03                      2008                Berkley Prep             2008             Tampa                         FSU Relays    Track Season, non-championship.

114.Tony Farris       9:18.05/9:21.31            1980                Astronaut             1980              Titusville                   3A State Meet Track Season, Championship.  T 3A 2 Mile '80.

115.Jeff Milliman   9:18.14/9:21.40             1977               Charlotte               1977              Punta Gorda            3A State Meet Track Season, Championship. 

116.Mark Robertson      9:18.27     2014   Booker T. Washington           2014             Pensacola                    3A State Meet Track Season, Championship. 

117.Cliff Betts   9:18.37/9:21.60        1975                Ft. Meyers                       1975              Ft. Meyers                 District ?        Track Season, Championship.   XC 3A '74; T 3A, 2 Mile '74 & '75.

118.Larry Green   9:18.47/9:21.70      1978              North Miami Beach      1978        North Miami Beach       4A State Meet Track Season, Championship.  XC 4A '77;  T 4A , 2 Mile '78.

119.Mike Walsh    9:18.60                    2003             Lakewood Ranch            2003             Bradenton                  3A State Meet Track Season, Championship.

120.Jeff Masterson    9:18.66              2003              Mitchell                         2005          New Port Richey          3A State Meet Track Season, Championship as a Soph.  T 3A  3200, '04.

121.Jake Poore          9:18.68               2014            Land O'Lakes               2014             Land O'Lakes                3A State Meet  Track Season, Championship.

122.Robert Braman   9:18.74/9:22.00   1974          Chamberlain                 1976              Tampa                     Brandon Postal Cross Country Season on track as a Jr.

123.Ed Fitzpatrick      9:18.74/9:22.00    1988          Largo                                1988              Largo                         4A State Meet Track Season, Championship.

124.Ryan Gousse       9:19.32                   2012            Trinity Prep                    2012           Winter Park         Saints Invitational Track Season, non-championship.  XC 1A '11;  T 1A 3200, '12.

125.Jamie Barretto    9:19.44                  1997            Tampa Catholic         1997               Tampa                       3A State Meet Track Season, Championship.  T 2A 3200,  '94;  T 3A 3200, '95, '96 & '97.

126.Lee Albright        9:19.73/9:23.00     1974           Seminole                        1974            Seminole           Largo Rotary Relays Track Season, non-championship.  Ranked #7 at Graduation.

127.Santiago Zerda    9:19.74                   2011          Coral Gables                    2011               Coral Gables              FSU Relays  Track Season, non-championship.

128.Steve Haug         9:20.03/9:23.30      1977           Choctowhatchee          1977         Ft. Walden Beach        4A State Meet   Track Season, Championship.

129.Tom Herron     9:20.13/9:23.40        1976          Lyman                              1976           Longwood           Ribualt Trojan Inv. Track Season, non-championship.  T 4A Mile '76.

130.Stephen Hlis    9:20.13/9:23.40        1979          Chaminade                       1980            Hollywood               4A State Meet    Track Season,  Championship as a Jr..

131.Chris Thomas      9:20.20                     1991            John I. Leonard         1992            Greenacres                4A State Meet Track Season, Championship as a Jr.

132.Ray Wunderlick  9:20.23/9:23.50      1977         Lakewood                      1977           St. Petersburg           4A State Meet   Track Season, Championship. 

133.David Boyer      9:20.33/9:23.60          1977        St. Petersburg                1977            St. Petersburg           4A State Meet  Track Season, Championship.

134.Jack Guyton     9:20.35                          2014        HB Plant                         2015             Tampa                      4A State Meet  Track Season, Championship as a Jr.  T 4A 1600 & 3200 '14, Active.

135.Bill Jenkins       9:20.53/9:23.80          1982        Chamberlain                 1982              Tampa                     4A State Meet  Track Season, Championship.

136.Scott Taylor     9:20.63/9:23.90          1982        Merritt Island                1982             Merritt Island        4A State Meet  Track Season, Championship.

137.Jack Nason          9:20.73/9:24.00     1968            Evans                               1968               Orlando                 2A State Meet

Track Season, Non-Championship.  It has also been discovered that Jack was credited with running an 8:49 2 Mile on a beach course at the Daytona Beach JC Invitational XC Meet in 1967.  More details needed.  There are 2 schools of thought here, 1) the course was short, or 2) the time was really 9:49 and is a newspaper error. 

Rank #1 at Graduation.  XC 2A '66 & '67; T 2A Mile & 2 Mile '67 & '68.

138.Ricky Golden    9:21.03/9:24.30          1972         South                               1972              Palatka                    3A State Meet Track Season, Championship.  Rank #4 at Graduation.

139.Joey Castgnaro     9:21.04                  2004       Holy Trinity Academy       2006             Melborne               1A State Meet Track Season, Championship as a Soph.

140.Robert Evans       9:21.10                     1996           Lyman                                        1996           Longwood                   ????    Location has yet to be determined!  XC 6A '94 &'95; T 1600 6A '96; T 3200 6A '95 & '96.

141.Steve Mandle    9:21.13/9:24.40      1982         Coconut Creek                1982            Coconut Creek       4A State Meet Track Season, Championship. 

142.Chris Godwin       9:21.19                     2012          Buchholz                            2012              Gainesville               FSU Relays   Track Season, non-championship. 

143.Bruce Caldwell    9:21.23/9:24.50      1976          Lyman                          1977           Longwood           Ribualt Trojan Inv.    Track Season, non-championship. 

144.Chris Mullaney    9:21.34                     2005          Bishop Kenny                  2005              Jacksonville              3A Region 1    Track Season, Championship. 

145.Austin  Joiner      9:21.37/9:24.64      2004        Holy Trinity Academy   2006        Melborne     Run Florida All-Comers    Between Seasons Run as a Soph.

146.Moise  Joseph     9:21.43                     2000          Central                             2000           Miami                         Florida Relays Track Season, non-championship.   XC 6A '98 & '99;  T 6A 1600 '98 & '99, T 4A 1600 '00, T 6A 3200 '98.

147.Whitner Chase    9:21.44                    2011           Trinity Prep                        2011            Winter Park              FSU Relays   Track Season, non-championship.

148.Bob Centeno      9:21.52/9:24.80       1976          Coconut Creek               1976             Coconut Creek                        ????  Believed to have been in a Conference Championship, but not yet confirmed.

149.Del Ramers        9:21.62/9:24.90      1969           Dunedin                         1969             Dunedin          Star-Banner Invit. Track Season, non-championship. Del also did run a 9:19(9:15.76) 2 mile on the track in 1969 which was the fastest time ever run in Florida. However it was not part of an actual meet but a fund raiser to defray costs to attend the State Meet and the Atlanta Classic in 1969.  Del ran the race alone with a crowd cheering him on. T A Mile '68 & 2A Mile '69. Rank #2 at Graduation.

150.Argishti Gazari   9:21.68                     2012           Ancolte                          2012              Holiday                    Florida Relays  Track Season, non-championship.  T 2A 3200 '12.

151.Andrew Jackson  9:21.72/9:25.00     1972           Brandon                         1973              Brandon              Brandon Postal  Cross Country Season on track.  Rank # 6 at Graduation.

152.Darryl Eastman   9:21.82/9:25.10     1976            Mainland                    1976           Daytona Beach          4A State Meet Track Season, Championship. 

153.Mike Wachholzm  9:21.92/9:25.20    1976       Robert E. Lee              1976           Jacksonville                4A State Meet Track Season, Championship. 

154.Andrew Llewellyn  9:22.27             2014            Countryside                2014           Clearwater                  4A State Meet  Track Season, Championship. 

155.Jordan Schilit      9:22.30                     2009            Jesuit                            2009            Tampa      UoTampa Distance Carn Track Season, non-championship.

156.Alex Militech      9:22.40                   2004            Chiles                  2004               Tallahassee            Florida Relays     Track Season, non-championship. XC 3A '03.

157.Daniel Millay      9:22.46                     2011            Dr. Phillips                            2011               Orlando                 FSU Relays    Track Season, non-championship.

158.Carlos Hinojosa  9:22.48                    2000             Colonial                       2000                                     Orlando                4A Region 1                Track Season, Championship. 

 

NASON LINE:  HONORABLE MENTION

This is an additional list of runners who had worked and trained hard to be the best they can be, but yet may not have had the opportunity to run a qualifying 3200m/2 Mile. Congratulations to all the members!

Courtney Chambers

9:21

4

8:42

63

1998

Boyd Anderson

1998

Lauderdale Lakes

Golden South

Broward

Brandon Marquez

9:18

21

8:39

99

2014

Timber Creek

2016

Orlando

AAU Club 15/16

Orange

Scott Hans

9:22

58

   

2004

Ridgeview

2004

Orange Park

3A State Meet

Clay

Kenneth Pineiro

9:22

78

   

2014

DeLand

2014

Deland

Florida Relays

Volusia

Eric Larson

9:22

81

   

2008

Brooker T. Washington

2008

Pensacola

3A State Meet

Escambia

Joel Lambert

9:23

11

9:26

40

1975

Leto

1975

Tampa

4A State Meet

Hillsborough

Coe Fedorenko

9:23

13

   

2003

Leto

2003

Tampa

4A Region 2

Hillsborough

Jose Estevez

9:23

15

   

2011

Christopher Columbus

2011

Miami

Sam Burley HoF Inv

Dade

Chris Nickinson

9:23

27

   

2003

Brooker T. Washington

2003

Pensacola

Florida Relays

Escambia

Kamal Korso

9:23

32

   

2011

Terry Parker

2013

Jacksonville

3A State Meet

Duval

Griffin Jaworski

9:23

34

   

2011

Trinity Prep

2011

Orlando

Florida Relays

Orange

Tyler O'Brien

9:23

48

   

2014

Martin County

2014

Stuart

4A State Meet

Martin

Mike Clay

9:23

51

9:26

80

1975

Choctawachee

1977

Ft. Walton Beach

4A State Meet

Okaloosa

David Ortiz

9:23

61

9:26

90

1975

Haines City

1977

Haines City

4A State Meet

Polk

Dan Daly

9:23

67

   

2003

St. Andrew's

2003

Boca Raton

Florida Relays

Palm Beach

Kevin Lyons

9:23

84

   

2003

Clearwater Central Cath.

2003

Largo

2A State Meet

Pinellas

Max del Monte

9:23

85

   

2012

Chamberlain

2012

Tampa

FSU Relays

Hillsborough

James Zentmeyer

9:23

85

   

2014

Sickles

2015

Tampa

4A State Meet

Hillsborough

JP Cook

9:23

92

   

2003

Martin County

2003

Stuart

4A State Meet

Martin

Doug Dickenson

9:24

3

9:27

32

1987

Leon

1987

Tallahassee

3A State Meet

Leon

Michael Rodrguez

9:24

8

   

2005

Vanguard

2005

Ocala

Florida Miler Club Inv.

Marion

Dino Cardelli

9:24

21

9:27

50

1974

Chaminade

1974

Hollywood

??

Broward

Sean Burris

9:24

31

200M

 

2002

Rockledge

2002

Rockledge

Gator Invit Indoor

Brevard

Zach Johnson

9:24

39

   

2003

Martin County

2003

Stuart

4A State Meet

Martin

Steve Manley

9:24

51

9:27

80

1974

South Plantation

1974

Plantation

4A State Meet

Broward

Brian Herring

9:24

53

   

1991

St. Petersburg

1991

St. Petersburg

3A State Meet

Pinellas

Riley Doherty

9:24

60

   

2011

Leon

2011

Tallahassee

3A State Meet

Leon

Bob McQuilikin

9:24

71

9:28

 

1975

Largo

1975

Largo

4A State Meet

Pinellas

Mac Reynolds

9:24

85

   

2012

Nease

2012

Ponte Verde Beach

FSU Relays

St. Johns

Jeff Howdeshell

9:24

90

9:28

20

1973

Largo

1973

Largo

Florida Relays

Pinellas

David Ogletree

9:25

0

   

1993

Lincoln

1993

Tallahassee

Florida Relays

Leon

Ryan Ripley

9:25

0

   

2001

Belleview

2002

Belleview

3A State Meet

Marion

David Yarborough

9:25

6

   

2013

Bishop Kenny

2014

Jacksonville

FSU Relays

Duval

Tyrone Bell

9:25

7

   

2002

Ridgeview

2002

Orange Park

Bradford Inv.

Clay

Guillermo Echarte

9:25

31

   

2008

Belen Jesuit Prep

2008

Miami

FSU Relays

Dade

Adam Chumbley

9:25

41

   

2000

Port Charlotte

2000

Port Charlotte

Florida Relays

Charlotte

Dennid Kasprzyk

9:25

50

9:28

80

1974

John I. Leonard

1974

Lake Worth

???

Palm Beach

Eric Beights

9:25

61

   

2002

Lely

2002

Naples

Disney Showcase

Collier

Nathan Holden

9:25

70

   

2004

Indian Rocks Christian

2004

Largo

1A State Meet

Pinellas

Patrick Scott

9:25

72

   

2001

Wolfson

2001

Jacksonville

3A State Meet

Duval

Cory Presnick

9:26

2

   

2000

Citrus

2000

Inverness

Florida Relays

Citrus

David Kilgore

9:26

27

9:29

57

2011

Holy Trinity Academy

2011

Melbourne

New Balance Indoor 200M

Brevard

David Rivers

9:26

30

9:29

60

1976

Tampa Bay Tech

1976

Tampa

4A Region 2

Hillsborough

Donnie Cook

9:26

40

9:29

70

1974

Winter Park

1974

Winter Park

???

Orange

Aaron Kindt

9:26

40

   

2006

Boone

2006

Orlando

4A Region 1

Orange

Adam Bradtmueller

9:26

44

   

2014

Sarasota

2016

Sarasota

Florida Relays

Manatee

Alejandro Pedraza

9:26

44

   

2014

Golden Gate

2014

Naples

FSU Relays

Collier

Alex Brown

9:26

58

   

2013

Holy Trinity Academy

2013

Melbourne

FSU Relays

Brevard

 

Brandon Marquez this summer finds time to run a great  record setting AAU 3000M race in the 15/16 age division.  Brandon would finish 50 seconds ahead of the next finisher in a race well done!  However, the 3000M is not used to qualify for the Nason Line, but must be noticed in the Nason Line Honorable Mention List. Brandon will return next season and I would believe he is a sure shot to make the list with a 3200M or 2 Mile Race!  Also note the he also set a record setting 1500 3:59.45 before it too.

Kenneth Pinero, Tyler O'Brien & Alejandro Pedraza all Seniors join the list this past season. 

James Zentmeyer & Adam Bradtmueller, Junior & Sophomore's respectively join Marquez in returning and taking another shot at the Nason Line!

Courtney Chambers would have made the Nason Line List had he run a qualifying 3200M or 2 Mile, but a quality 3000M run and per the guidelines set-up for the list, it warrants a mention !  Courtney was 6A State Champ at the Mile in 1997.

Scott Hans was 3A 1600 State Champion in 2004.

Eric Larson was 3A State Champ in XC in 2006 and 2 Mile in 2008, also note that in FHSAA records for the his 2 Mile run is listed incorrectly as Miami instead of Pensacola.

Chris Nickinson was influential in the creation of the Nason Line:  Honorable Mention List!

David Ortiz was 3A State Champ in XC in 1975.

Kevin Lyons was 2A State Champ at 3200M in 2003.

Doug Dickenson was 3A State Champ in XC, also the 2 Mile in 1986 & 1987.

Dino Cardelli was 3A State Champ in XC in 1973.

Steve Manley was 4A State Champ at the 2 Mile in 1974.

Brian Herring was 3A State Champ at the 3200 in 1991.

Jeff Howdeshell was 4A State Champ in XC in 1972.

Adam Chumbley  was 3A State Champ in XC in 1999 and at the 3200 in 2000.

Nathan Holden was 1A State Champ at the 2 Mile in both 2003 & 2004.

Donnie Cook  was 4A State Champ at the Mile in 1974.

Kenneth Milikan was 3A State Champ in XC in 1982 also at the Mile in 1982 and  at the 2 Mile in 1982 and 1984.

Adam Growley  was 3A State XC in 1999 and 6A State Champ at the 2 Mile in 1997, again as 3A in 2000.

 

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