Palmetto senior Azavion Smith is a force to be reckoned with on the track down in Southwest Florida. Smith ran a personal best 10.49w at the 3A Region 3 Championship and finished 6th at the state meet in 10.81. Our Tom Connor caught up with the speedster to talk about his improvement from a 12.2 sprinter in 2013 when he first started to now, the upcoming season, and much more!
Florida Track & Field and Cross Country News
Athletes and teams from around the state will be happy to see competition with other uniforms on this week. Several meets will host preseason or early bird meets in the coming days. Take a look at what's on tap and stay tuned to flrunners.com for meet coverage and results of all the action!
Just a week ago, the Southeast's premier track and field event was poised to miss its 40th anniversary
Check out our Release #2 of the best sprinters/hurdlers in the US of A!
The Hansons Brooks squad gets a feel for the #LA2016 course before this weekend's race.
Watch as the John A. Ferguson High School Falcons complete a broken 1,600m workout in this episode of Workout Wednesday. The goal of the workout is to simulate race pace, follow by a couple of hard intervals to work on speed.
Osceola senior and University of Tennessee signee Domonique Turner placed fourth in a loaded 60mH final at the David Oliver Classic this past weekend in North Carolina. Her time of 8.66 was the fastest of any Floridian this short indoor season though. Maddie Fulmer of Fort Walton Beach added her name to the list in the distance events after competing in the mile and two mile at the Vanderbilt High School Invitational. Check out the top indoor marks in the state of Florida in EVERY event.
The first three events of the boys indoor leaderboard belong to Miami Gardens XPress freshman Tyrese Cooper. Cooper has the US#8 time in the 55m dash, US#4 time in the 200m, and US#7 mark in the 400m dash. His 200m and 400m dash season bests are also freshman national records. See who the leaders in every event are and click on the link on the far left to see the complete rankings!
In case you couldn't make it to the 9th and final version of the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet we put together a list of some of our favorite races. From meet records, nation leading marks, world youth records, and photo finishes, we have you covered. So sit, back, relax, and get out the popcorn for this show!
The Northeast High School track team is, "bringing the beat back." Check out their version which is better than the original!
See how Florida alumni fared in college action for the week of February 1 - February 7, 2016.
After four all-time National High School Records were set this weekend, Dennis decided to up the ante at lunchtime...
Pasco High School and University of Miami signee Alfreda Steele and Paxon School For Advanced Studies senior Braxton Canady are up for MileSplit National Performer Of The Week.
Northeast freshman Jan'Taijah Ford clocked the fastest 400m time of any age group with her 56.70 in the 15-16 year old race. Ford also notched the third fastest 200m time (25.07) behind World Youth silver medalist Khalifa St. Fort and SEVENTH grade phenom Tamari Davis. We combined the 13-14, 15-16, and 17-19 results to see who had the fastest times/best marks in every event!
Charlotte senior Marshall Dillon was just shy of the meet record in the boys mile with his time of 4:21.40, while Justin Pacifico and Yohance Haynes duked it out in the 800 in route to the top two times in meet history. Tyrese Cooper proved why he is the top freshman in the nation and was tested by friend Seneca Milledge! We combined the 13-14, 15-16, and 17-19 results to see who had the fastest times/best marks in every event!
The Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet has been the starting point to the year for many of Florida's best and brightest track and field standouts over the past nine years. Due to renovations in the "O-Dome", the 2016 edition would be the last, ending an era of indoor meets in the state for the unforeseeable future. The meet went out in style this weekend providing a show for the fans that saw them witness nationally ranked times, new meet records, and the future of the sport!
Check out over TWO THOUSAND photos from the 9th and final installment of the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet.
Don't miss any of the race video or interviews from the 9th and final Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet!
Watch Pasco senior and University of Miami signee clock a US#1 6.90s 55m dash. Her time is the second fastest in meet history behind only current Florida Gator Shayla Sanders.
Watch as Flagler Palm Coast senior and UF signee Justin Pacifico and St. Thomas Aquinas senior Yohance Haynes go back and forth in the boys 800m run at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet. Their times of 1:54.99 and 1:55.27, the top two times in meet history.
The 2016 track and field season kicks off for many of the states athletes at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet. Flrunners.com will be on-site with photos, race videos, social media updates, live results, and a recap of all the action tomorrow and throughout the weekend!
Over 900 athletes are entered for the 9th and final Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet. Check out the heat sheets for Florida's only indoor event! It's going to be fast!
IAAF World Youth silver medalist Khalifa St. Fort will make her 2016 track debut at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet. St. Fort, who has committed to UCLA, will compete in the 55m dash and 200m dash and represent the Born 2 Do It track club headed up by Trinidad and Tobago and NBC analyst Ato Boldon. Boldon was gracious enough to interview Khalifa before the race at their home base in Miramar. See what St. Fort, who boasts a 100m personal best of 11.19 and 200m PR of 23.50, had to say about building off the success from 2015, and competing on an indoor track for the first time in her career.
Nicole Tully became a breakout star for the U.S. in just her first season of focusing on the 5k. She hadn’t even run the event before Payton Jordan in May, and less than three months later she was the U.S. champion. In Beijing at the World Championships, Tully was the only American woman to make the final
Jojo and Bryan examine who owns the national leaderboard in the 55/60m Dash.
Saturday the best athletes and teams from around Florida will head to Gainesville, for the 9th and final Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet. For many, this is their first indoor meet and the beginning of their road in the 2016 season. See what the Cocoa Tigers (E.O.T.O.), Miami Gardens XPress boys, Khalifa St. Fort and her Born 2 Do it teammates, Alfreda Steele and her Pedagogy Track Club teammates, and the Northeast High School girls and boys are doing to gear up for this weekend's test.
The Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet is the only one of it's kind in the Sunshine State and has seen plenty of fireworks, since 2008, hundreds of nationally ranked performances, and even a national record! We wanted to share with you some of our favorite race moments over the years and we can't wait to the 2016 and final edition of the meet has in store!
The Florida outdoor track meet served as an automatic qualifier for the adidas Dream Mile and Dream 100 last spring
National Signing Day was in full force Wednesday with a bulk of the athletes coming from the gridiron. However, some track and field athletes, as well as two-sport stars signed their letters of intent today. Do you have a signing picture or photo of your recent commitment you want to share with us? Send an email to Todd.Grasley@flosports.tv and we will add you to our list!
See which top football recruits are also track stars!