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Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet Set To Return For 2016 Press Release Nov 30, 2015

The 9th Annual Jimmy Carnes Indoor Track and Field meet will be contested in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Saturday, February 6, 2016.  The meet is conducted under the auspices of the Gainesville Sports Commission.  This will be the last track meet contested on the storied 35 year old O'Connell Center track which has seen numerous World, USA professional, high school, and age group records and national leaders. Later this year, the "O'Dome" renovations begin which include removing the track.

Combined Results: Top Florida Boys Times From Foot Locker South Todd Grasley Nov 30, 2015

Calvary Christian sophomore Danny Ferro (pictured below) who was 6th at the 2A Cross Country finals won the boy's sophomore race at the Foot Locker South Regional in a new personal best and sub 16 minute time of 15:59.00. Ferro's time was the 8th best of any race of the day for a Floridian, and fastest not including the seeded race. Check out the top 500 boys times overall and see how our Sunshine State standouts stacked up against one another.

Foot Locker South Live Updates: Coverage Headquarters Todd Grasley Nov 27, 2015

Florida's top individuals are in Charlotte, North Carolina for the 2015 Foot Locker South Regional. The championship races will take place 10:00 and 10:40 a.m. with the girls starting first. The temperature at McAlpine Greenway Park is slated for a comfortable 60 degrees at that time. Our MileSplit coverage team is on-site and will be providing live updates, photos, videos, interviews, and a recap of all the action! Stay tuned to the site throughout the day for everything from the Foot Locker South Regional. In the meantime, check out all the pre-meet coverage!

NXN Southeast Regional Preview: Florida Edition Todd Grasley Nov 27, 2015

Several of the top individuals and teams from the state of Florida will head to Cary, North Carolina for the NXN Southeast Regional. The top two teams will receive an automatic bid to NXN in Portland, Oregon while the other teams will be in the running for an at-large bid. On the individual side, the top five not on a qualifying team punch their ticket to Portland. Check out which of our Sunshine State standouts have the best chance at making it. Also, be sure to tune in all weekend for live updates from our MileSplit on-site coverage team as well as videos, interviews, photos, and a recap of all the action.

Foot Locker South's Fastest Floridians: Bridget Blake Todd Grasley Nov 27, 2015

Bridget Blake competed in the Foot Locker South Regional during her junior and senior year's at Dr. Phillips High School. Blake placed 7th and then 6th to qualify for the national meet in San Diego both years. We caught up with the current junior at Florida State to talk about her time at Foot Locker South and what she's been up to since.

Foot Locker South's Fastest Floridians: Matt Mizereck Todd Grasley Nov 27, 2015

Former Leon standout Matt Mizereck competed in the Foot Locker South Regional all four years of his his high school career. He ran 14:51 at the 2009 Foot Locker South Regional to finish fourth a year after finishing one spot out in 11th in 2008. As a senior, Mizereck would finish 10th out of the 40 top runners at Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego. We caught up with him to talk about those races, his college career, and what he is up to these days.

POLL: How Many National Qualifiers Will Florida Have This Weekend? Todd Grasley Nov 27, 2015

The Foot Locker South Regional and NXN Southeast Regional are just days away! Florida has sent both individuals and teams to the finals of both events in the past decade, but who will punch their tickets on Saturday? We want to know what you think. Vote for the number of individuals you think will advance from Charlotte and head to San Diego for Foot Locker Nationals and the amount of individuals/teams you think will leave Cary, North Carolina en route to Portland, Oregon for NXN.

Blast From The Past! Florida’s Foot Locker South Regional History Ricky Quintana Nov 26, 2015

And so it begins-a week of anticipation that will culminate in 10 athletes from four different regions being sent to the sunny San Diego, CA for the granddaddy of them all, the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships. And who wouldn’t want to go? The weekend is set to backdrop of the storied Hotel Del Coronado( Marilyn Monroe’s “Some Like it Hot”) and Balboa Park which has seen so many great high schoolers clash to earn bragging rights as the nation’s top high school athlete.

Foot Locker South's Fastest Floridians: Christa Benton (Stephens) Todd Grasley Nov 26, 2015

Christa Benton competed in the Foot Locker South Regional three times while in high school at Keswick Christian and was the first Floridian to win an individual title when she accomplished that feat in 2000. The trip marked Benton's second consecutive year attending Foot Locker Nationals. We caught up with her to talk about those memories and what she's been up to the last fifteen years.

Winter Park's Rafaella Gibbons Fastest Florida Girl Ever At NXNSE Todd Grasley Nov 26, 2015

Rafaella Gibbons of Winter Park made Florida history when she became the first female individual qualifier from the state of Florida to advance to NXN in Portland, Oregon. Gibbons finished sixth overall and was the only runner from the Sunshine State to ever run under 18 minutes on the Wake Med course when she clocked a 17:39.40! See the fastest times ever by FL athletes at NXNSE.

Khosla Headlines Fastest Boys' NXNSE Performances Todd Grasley Nov 26, 2015

Sukhi Khosla ran the fastest time ever by a Floridian at NXNSE last year when he finished runner-up in 14:56.00. Only two other Sunshine State standouts Elliot Clemente (2012 champion) and Franco Martins (2015) have broken 15 minutes on the Wake Med course during this meet. Check out the state's fastest times at NXNSE! 

What We Are Thankful For... Todd Grasley Nov 26, 2015

This holiday season we have a lot to be thankful for. For me personally, I am thankful for my beautiful and healthy family and baby Gavin and a wonderful job doing something I love everyday. We at are thankful for the support of our running community throughout the years. Without you this site wouldn't be as popular and as successful as it is today.We posed the question on Facebook and Twitter (@flrunners) what are you thankful for this year? Let us know or comment in the section down below. From everyone at we hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

All-Time Top 500 Girls' Foot Locker South Performances Todd Grasley Nov 25, 2015

In one of the best races for Florida girls at Foot Locker South Holy Trinity alumni Kayla Hale just misses out on the title and edges out fellow Sunshine State runners Emilie Amaro and Brittany Koziara for the runner-up spot. Amaro and Koziara would all run under 17 minutes as well, the only three Florida runners to ever break that barrier at Foot Locker South. Only three other girls ever in Florida history have achieved times under 17 minutes. Their times rank 5th,6th, and 7th respectively ever at the FL South Regional.  We take a look at the top 500 times by Florida girls.

Foot Locker South's Fastest Floridians - Ashley Brasovan Todd Grasley Nov 25, 2015

Ashley Brasovan is one of a handful of Florida athletes to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego two times while at Wellington High School. Her time of 17:07 set in 2007 as a junior is the fifth fastest ever by a Floridian at Foot Locker South. Brasovan ran in one of the best Foot Locker South races for Floridians when she finished sixth behind Brittany Koziara (4th), Emile Amero (3rd), and Kayla Hale (2nd). As a senior, she was 4th earning her spot among the nation's best.