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2016 T&F Memorable Moments: Hertenstein's Epic Comeback: Gets Knocked Down, Rallies To Win 4A 1600m State Title Todd Grasley Jul 23, 2016

Riverview sophomore Bailey Hertenstein completed one of the most epic comebacks in state history. With 450 meters to go in the girls 4A 1,600, the Riverview sophomore gets tripped up and tumbles to the track. With no fear she gets back up and rallies from 8th place to first for the first title of her track and field career! (Race video courtesy of Anthony Bolton)

Nicole Greene Clears 1.80m On Second Attempt To Clinch Spot In High Jump Finals Todd Grasley Jul 22, 2016

The fourth day of the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships didn't have any Florida athletes in the running events, but the Sunshine State was represented in the field. Ponte Vedra class of 2015 high jumper, and rising UNC sophomore, Nicole Greene, came into the meet as the USA Junior Nationals champion. Greene cleared the first three heights of 1.70, 1.74, and 1.77m on her first attempt, and leaped over 1.80m on her second to advance to Friday's women's high jump final.

Salute To Seniors: Lindsay Tomaini - Community School Of Naples Todd Grasley Jul 21, 2016

The 2015-2016 school year has provided some great highlights in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. In the coming weeks many of our seniors will head out to start their college careers both athletically and academically. We wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature and say thank you for your support over the years.

IAAF World U 20 Championships Day 2 Florida Recap: St. Fort, Walton Advance To Semis Todd Grasley Jul 20, 2016

Three of the six Florida athletes competing at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships were in action on day two including sprinter Khalifa St. Fort, hurdler Damion Thomas, and quarter-miler Jamal Walton. St. Fort, and Thomas advanced to the semifinals Thursday, while Thomas looked in great position to make the finals, but a mishap in the semi's ended all hope. Colonial alumni and FSU freshman Armani Wallace recorded the fifth best triple jump to make Thursday's final.

Fourth At World Youth In 2015, Jamal Walton Wants More At World U20 Champs In 2016 Todd Grasley Jul 18, 2016

Jamal Walton is comfortable on the international stage. As an eighth grader, Walton competed in his hometown of the Cayman Islands at the Cayman Invitational and since then has run at the CAC Junior Games, CARIFTA Games, 2014 IAAF World Junior Championship, and 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships where he placed 4th in a PR of 45.99. This week he will compete in the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland where he will face one of the most challenging fields in his career.

Top 100 Senior Girls High School Progression - Sprints Todd Grasley Jul 17, 2016

Ocoee senior Nathalya McMillion isn't ranked first in any of the sprint categories, not even in the top five. However, her improvement in the 100 and 200 since her freshman year is astounding. In the 200, she went from a SB of 26.98 in 2013 to 24.52 in 2016. In the 100, she improved over a second in that time span running 13.12 to 11.88. Scroll through to see the top 100 senior girl in each sprint event and see how they've progressed over four years!

Top 100 Senior Boys High School Progression - Sprints Todd Grasley Jul 17, 2016

Lakewood's Terence Ware recorded the fourth fastest time of any senior this season in the 100m dash. What's even more impressive is that his PR was 12.06 as a freshman! Scroll through to see the top 100 senior boys in each sprint event and see how they've progressed over four years!

Williams, Davis-White, Team USA Relays Golden At NACAC U23 Championships Todd Grasley Jul 17, 2016

Two former Seminoles and Florida high school standouts Kendal Williams (UGA) and Kali-Davis White (Tennessee) brought home gold medals along with the 4x1 and 4x400m relays at the 2016 NACAC U23 Champions in San Salvador, El Salvador. The relays brought together some of the Sunshine State's best athletes who competed for state titles several years ago and are now working together in international competition.

Top 100 Senior Girls High School Progression - Hurdles Todd Grasley Jul 16, 2016

UF signee and Miami Northwestern standout Timetria Mitchell improved nearly a second in the 100m hurdles and over four seconds in the 300m hurdles since her freshman year. Scroll through to see the top 100 senior girls in each hurdle event and see how they've progressed over four years!

Salute To Seniors: Carlin Berryhill- Coral Reef High School Todd Grasley Jul 16, 2016

The 2015-2016 school year has provided some great highlights in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. In the coming weeks many of our seniors will head out to start their college careers both athletically and academically. We wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature and say thank you for your support over the years.

Salute to Seniors: Luke Peterson - Shorecrest Prep Todd Grasley Jul 15, 2016

The 2015-2016 school year has provided some great highlights in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. In the coming weeks many of our seniors will head out to start their college careers both athletically and academically. We wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature and say thank you for your support over the years.