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Spotlight Athlete: Palmetto's Azavion Smith Stifling The Competition Todd Grasley Feb 11, 2016

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!

Girls Indoor Leaderboard: Osceola's Domonique Turner Clocks Fastest Hurdle Time At David Oliver Classic Todd Grasley Feb 9, 2016

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.

Boys Indoor Leaderboard: Tyrese Cooper Is True Triple Threat Todd Grasley Feb 9, 2016

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!

Top Ten MUST SEE Videos From Jimmy Carnes Todd Grasley Feb 9, 2016

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!

Jimmy Carnes Girls Combined Results: Freshman Ford Runs Fastest 400 Of Meet Todd Grasley Feb 8, 2016

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! 

Jimmy Carnes Boys Combined Results- Dillon Just Misses Out On Meet Record In Mile Todd Grasley Feb 8, 2016

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!

Final Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet Ends On High Note, Nationally Ranked Marks & New Meet Records Todd Grasley Feb 7, 2016

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!

Khalifa St. Fort Makes 2016 Debut With Born 2 Do It Track Club Teammates At Jimmy Carnes Todd Grasley Feb 5, 2016

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.

New Year's Resolutions With Hoka One One's Nicole Tully Todd Grasley Feb 5, 2016

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

The Grind: Jimmy Carnes Workout Week Todd Grasley Feb 4, 2016

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.

National Signing Day News & Notes Todd Grasley Feb 3, 2016

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 and we will add you to our list!