Two weekends ago was FSU Relays and this past weekend was the Pepsi UF Relays. We saw a few more #1 marks for FL with highlights from the Lincoln Boys 4x800 and the Hallandale Girls 4x800. We are going to take a look at the best performers of the Florida Relays and it will be up to you all to decide who was the top performer. Make sure to vote and then come back and see who won!
Stone Baker- It was the weekly pole vault battle between Noah Mumme and Stone Baker at the FL Relays and it was Baker who took the win over Mumme as both fellas vaulted 15-11, yet Baker took one less vault to accomplish this feat. The senior from River Ridge already holds the FL #1/ US #9 mark, and as they come to a close the weekly battles of Mumme vs Baker have lived up to the hype.
Melvin Briley- The USF signee set a new FL #1 mark in the triple jump as he won the FL Relays triple jump in a mark 48-05 feet. Briley edged out Cornell University signee Tony Bridges (48-01.25) on his way to winning his sixth consecutive triple jump event of the year. The 2017 4A State champion in the triple jump is nearing his PB and will be looking for the repeat as the state series begins soon.
Hugh Brittenham- The junior from Estero HS has thrown himself into the spotlight this season as he holds the US #1 800m time, to go with his US #8 time in the 1600m. He didn't disappoint this weekend at the UF Relays where he won the 1600 in a time of 4:13.46, just a week after running 4:12.02. Brittenham also finished third respectively in the 800 in a time of 1:53.30.
Nate Gramentine- The junior from Saint Andrew's HS makes his debut in the poll this year as he out jumped state leader Jaasiel Torres in the high jump to take the win at the FL Relays. Gramentine had a big PB with his jump of 6-09.75, as he took less attempts then Torres did as they both jumped 6-09.75. Nate now holds the FL #4 jump and the #2 mark in 2A.
Wavell Hinds- The senior from Northeast (Oakland Park) HS brought home the top honors in the 110H at the FL Relays in a quality time of 14:04. Hinds' time gives him the FL #2 time in the 110H, this performance was just a week after he won the BCAA Championship.
Milton Ingraham- The senior from Hallandale HS added to his FL #1/ US #8 mark in the shot put as he threw 62-10 feet to take home the top honor. Ingraham now is 11-0 in the shot put this season, and after finishing 3rd at the 2017 2A State Finals, you can expect him to be the leader in the clubhouse as the season gets near the end.
Jacob Miley- The junior from Matanzas HS continues his surprising rise to fame this year as he took the next step in becoming the best 800m runner in the country. Miley won the 800 with a time of 1:52.54 as he edged James Hassell (1:52.85) as Miley's time was good enough for a US #3/ FL #2 time. Two of the top three 800 meter runners in the country reside in the 3A classification in FL, so watch out for this battle at State.
Russell Robinson- The junior from West Orange HS is the top Florida long jumper after he jumped 23-03.50 to win the long jump at the FL Relays. Robinson finished in 9th at the UF Relays last year and successfully turned the tables on the field this year.
Anthony Schwartz- The fastest teenager in America had another outstanding weekend, as he won the 100 meter dash with the fastest wind-legal time in America. Schwartz won the 100 in a time of 10.16 (1.7) before leading the American Heritage HS boys to a 4x100 win at the FL Relays. The Auburn signee continues to inch forward to his goal of breaking 10 seconds.