Support Your Local Olympians On Their Road To London

(Photo by FloTrack)

As the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games looms closer and closer, many of us are trying to find runners who can be idolized and supported while watching the Olympic Games. 
FLRunners would like to pay homage to those Olympians who have some athletic ties to the Florida area, whether they trained here, went to school here, or were born here.  Their skills and hard work have brought them to this intense level of competition, and as they make their way to the starting line in London, we will be eagerly watching and cheering for them back home.We want the Florida running community to extend their hands and get behind these exceptional athletes and support them as they head to London for the 2012 Olympic games.

United States

Amy Deem - (Head Womens Coach) -  University of Miami 

Mike Holloway - (Mens Assistant Coach) -  University of Florida

Justin Gatlin (100/4x100m Relay) -  Woodham High School in Pensacola. Currently trains in Clermont, FL.

Jenny Barringer-Simpson (1500m) -  Oviedo High School

Sanya Richards-Ross (200/400m) - St. Thomas Aquinas 

Tony McQuay (400m) - Suncoast High School/University of Florida

Kerron Clement (400m Hurdles) - University of Florida

Will Claye (Triple Jump/Long Jump) - University of Florida

Jeff Demps (4x100m Relay - South Lake HIgh School/University of Florida

Christiain Taylor (Triple Jump) - University of Florida/Trains in Daytona Beach, FL

Lacy Janson (Pole Vault) - Cardinal Mooney High School/Florida State University

Maurice Mitchell (200m) - Florida State University
T'Erea Brown (400m Hurdles) - University of Miami
Lauryn Williams (Relay Pool) - University of Miami

Tyson Gay (100/4x100m Relay) - Currently trains in Clermont, FL.

Kellie Wells (100m Hurdles) Currently trains in Clermont, FL.

LaShawn Merritt (400m) - Currently trains in Bradenton, FL.

Hyleas Fountain (Heptathlon)- Currently trains in Daytona Beach, FL.

Tianna Madison (100m) - Currently trains in Daytona Beach, FL.

DeeDee Trotter (400m) - Currently lives in Orlando, FL.


Afia Charles (400m) - University of Central Florida

Genevieve LaCaze (3000m Steeplechase) - University of Florida
The Bahamas
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (100 Meters, 4x100) - Trains in Clermont
Ryan Brathwaite - Trains in Clermont


Jonathan Borlee (400m) - Florida State University
Kevin Borlee (400m) - Florida State University
Anne Zagre (100m Hurdles) - Florida State University


Kemal Mesic (Shotput)  - University of Florida
British Virgin Islands
Tahesia Harrigan-Scott (100m) - Trains in Miami

Cayman Islands

Kemar Hyman (100m) - Florida State University
Ronald Forbes (110m Hurdles) - Trains in Miami

Gonzalo Barroilhet (Decathlon) - Florida State University


Moise Joseph (800m) - Miami Central/University of Florida
Jeffrey Julmis (110 Hurdles) Ft. Lauderdale High School


Ciaran O'Lionaird (1500m) - Florida State University

Ivory Coast 

Murielle Ahoure (100/200m) - University of Miami


Michael Frater (100/4x100m Relay) - Boyd Anderson High School
Dorian Scott (Shot Put) - Florida State University
Novlene Williams-Mills (400 4x400m Relay) - University of Florida
Kimberly Williams (Triple Jump) - Florida State University
Veronica Campbell-Brown (100m) - Trains in Clermont
Samantha Henry-Robinson - Trains in Clermont
Netherlands Antilles
Churandy Martina - Trains in Clermont
Selim Nurudeen - Trains in Clermont

Puerto Rico

Sammy Vasquez (1500m) - Flagler Palm Coast High School/Embry Riddle University
Kirsten Nieuwendam (200m) - St. Thomas Aquinas
Trinidad and Tobago
Kelly-Ann Baptiste (100m) - Trains in Clermont
Keston Bledman - Trains in Clermont

United Kingdom

Hannah England (1500m) - Florida State University
Barbara Parker (5000m and/or 3000m Steeplechase) - Florida State University
Shara Proctor (Long Jump) - University of Florida/Trains in Daytona Beach, FL
Abi Oyepitan (100m) - Trains in Clermont

US Virgin Islands

Tabarie Henry (400m) - Miami Norland HS, Hallandale HS