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Track & Field Top 100: Girls Triple Jump - Southern Miss Signee Mitchell One Of Eight Over 39 Feet Todd Grasley Jan 17, 2017

Florida High School senior and Southern Miss signee Adrianna Mitchell is the reigning 2A state champion in the triple jump and owns the 5th best mark coming into the 2017 season at 39-1.5. All four state winners are back with New Balance Nationals champion Sophia Falco and Miami Northwestern's Taranique Alexander having all cleared the 40 foot plateau. We look at the 100 best girls triple jumpers heading into the spring.

Track & Field Top 100: Girls Long Jump - Sophia Falco, MNW's Alexander Best Of The Bunch Todd Grasley Jan 16, 2017

Miami Northwestern senior Taranique Alexander looks to close out her track and field career with a win in the long jump after finishing as the 3A runner-up in 2016. Her personal best of 19'9.25" is the second best mark of any returner behind only Sophia Falco of Lakewood Ranch who cleared 20'5" to win Flo Golden South. We take a look at the 100 best girls long jump marks heading into 2017.

Girls Indoor Leaderboard: Bowen, Guine, Back At It, This Week In Tennessee Todd Grasley Jan 16, 2017

The Next Level Track Club and Bolles High School duo of Nia Guine and Mone't Bowen seem to be at an indoor meet every weekend and this week was no different. The pair headed to Tennessee for the Knoxville Youth Athletics Indoor Classic. Bowen is the state leader in the 55m and 300m while Guine takes the top spot in the 55mh. See the complete list of girls indoor leaders.

Trevor Foley Transfers To 1A Citrus Park Christian, Runs 9:12 3,200m Time Trial Todd Grasley Jan 15, 2017

Trevor Foley is the reigning 2A state champion in the 1,600m with a personal best of 4:18.98, but if a recent 3,200m time trial is any indication of his status heading into the 2017 season, he has his eyes set on the double. Foley, who recently transferred to 1A Citrus Park Christian, conquered the eight laps in 9:12, which would be the second fastest returning time regardless of class behind only FSU signee Caleb Pottorff, and a 25 second PR from his time at FSU Relays last year.

Impressive Marks Highlight Indoor Opener Todd Grasley Jan 14, 2017

As lid-lifters go, Florida State's performance at the indoor track & field season opener may not have raised the roof Saturday at the Clemson Invitational, but it certainly proved that the Seminoles have a high ceiling for the 2017 season.

What To Watch For This Weekend: Cooper Debut, Tariq Evans Travels With Pros & More Todd Grasley Jan 13, 2017

Several of Florida's fastest athletes are hitting the road once again to make the most of the 2017 indoor season. Sophomore sensation Tyrese Cooper makes his debut at the VA Showcase, while state leaders and nationally ranked Tariq Evans and Lavonte Valentine head to Alabama and Michigan respectively. Members of the Next Level Track club based in Jacksonville will be in Knoxville Tennessee for the KYA Indoor Classic. We break down what to watch for this weekend.

Track & Field Top 100: Girls 3,200m Run - Delay, Gibbons, Hertenstein All Under 10:45, Oh My Todd Grasley Jan 13, 2017

One of the best 3,200m races all year had to be the for the 4A state championship. Kayley Delay, Rafaella Gibbons, Bailey Hertenstein all head to head for eight laps. The result three times under 10:45 including Delays state leading 10:30.30, a race one college coach in attendance said was the best he'd seen in a long time. Take a look at the top 100 girls returners in the 3,200m for the 2017 season.

Track & Field Top 100: Boys 3,200m Run - 2A Returns Five Of The Top Ten Todd Grasley Jan 13, 2017

FSU signee Caleb Pottorff is the defending 2A state champion at 3,200m and comes into 2017 with the fastest time of any returner. His 9:11.85 at the Arcadia Invitational makes him a top contender to repeat , but he's in a loaded classification that includes five of the top ten. We take a look at the 100 best 3,200m marks heading into the spring.

Track & Field Top 100: Girls 1,600m Run - Five Sub Five Todd Grasley Jan 12, 2017

Ft. Myers senior Krissy Gear is one of the top uncommitted distance runners in the state of Florida. Gear is the defending 3A state champion in the 1,600m and comes into 2017 with the third fastest returning time of 4:57.01 from her runner-up performance at the FSU Relays. Five girls have run under the five minute barrier. Will that change this season? We take a look at the top 100 returners.

Track & Field Top 100: Boys 1,600m Run: Freedom's Doyle Leads Four Lap Group Todd Grasley Jan 12, 2017

Freedom's Timothy Doyle had a monster sophomore season. He won his first state title in the 1,600m at a loaded 4A state meet with a time of 4:15.42 and clocked the fastest class of 2018 time in the 800m in a postseason meet running 1:53.64.  He returns along with 40 others who have run sub 4:30 for the four lap event. We look at the top 100 boys in the 1,600m run for the 2017 season.

Track & Field Top 100: Girls 800m Run - Bolles' Caitlin Collier In Class Of Her Own Todd Grasley Jan 11, 2017

Florida has 47 girls under 2:20 for 800 meters, but none are in the same class as Bolles junior Caitlin Collier. Collier swept the distance events in 2016 winning the 800, 1,600, and 3,200m outdoors and following it up with a cross country state championship this fall. Her 2:04.89 at USATF Junior Nationals had her on the cusp of making her first ever national team in which she says is probably her favorite event. We take a look at the top 100 girls returners in the half lap event.

Steinbrenner's Baldwin, Trinity Prep's Vinal & Hill Earn USTFCCCA Florida XC Coaches Of The Year Todd Grasley Jan 11, 2017

The United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced their Cross Country Coaches Of The Year for the state of Florida earning the honor on the girl's side is Ladd Baldwin of 4A state champion Steinbrenner, while Ken Vinal and Mike Hill picked up the award on the boy's side for coaching Trinity Prep to their 4th straight 2A state championship.