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Best Of The Last Decade: Golden South Girls Field Events Todd Grasley May 26, 2016

Current Florida Gators Darrielle McQueen (pictured) and Kimani Rushing are the only two to clear 40 feet in the triple jump in the last ten years at Golden South. McQueen leaped 40'1.25" in 2013 while Rushing went 40'0.5" in 2015. We take a look at the top 50 girls marks in EVERY field event at Golden South in the past decade.

Best Of The Last Decade: Golden South Boys Field Events Todd Grasley May 26, 2016

Spruce Creek's Jeffrey Spence leaped 24'2" to win the long jump crown at the 2015 Golden South Classic. Spence's mark is the only over 24 feet in meet history over the last decade. Can anyone go over 24 feet in 2016 at Flo Golden South? We take a look at the top 50 boys field event marks since 2006.

WATCH: Amuru Patterson Prepares For Flo Golden South & Postseason Todd Grasley May 26, 2016

Haines City junior Amuru Patterson opened up eyes all season when she ran 11.57w at the Pre-State and followed that up with wind legal times of 11.63 and 11.64 at district and regionals and 23.85 in the 200 at the same regional meet. Patterson went onto win her first two state titles, capturing gold in the 100 and 200m dash for class 4A. See what she's been up to in the two weeks since and how she is preparing for Flo Golden South and the rest of the postseason. 

Best Of The Last Decade: Golden South Girls Distance Events Todd Grasley May 25, 2016

Lily Williams of Chiles High School (FL) capped off her senior season by winning the mile at the 2012 Golden South Classic in 4:46.15 which stands as the fast time in meet history over the last ten years. We take a look at the top marks in the girls distance events from the past decade! Who makes the cut and who will add their name to the list after Flo Golden South this weekend?

Seventh Grade Sprinter Tamari Davis Isn't Afraid Of Flo Golden South Field Todd Grasley May 25, 2016

Tamari Davis is only a 7th grader, but Saturday she will line up next to girls four and five years older at Flo Golden South. Davis isn't threatened though, feeling as if she belongs right next to them, and says she's been working hard to run at this meet where she failed to qualify for the finals last year running 12s. We caught up with her Coach Gary Evans to talk about this special athlete and her preparation for the weekend.

Best Of The Last Decade: Golden South Girls Sprints/Hurdles Todd Grasley May 24, 2016

Former Oak Ridge standout and current Florida Gator Sharrika Barnett wowed the crowd when she scorched the track at last year's Golden South Classic running 52.89 for 400m which is nearly half a second faster than the next closest time in the last decade! We take a look at the 50 fastest marks since 2006 in the girls sprint/hurdle events. Which athletes will add their name to this list in 2016?

Best Of The Last Decade: Golden South Boys Sprints/Hurdles Todd Grasley May 24, 2016

Tyree Hill of Georgia went beast mode at the 2012 Golden South Classic running 10.19 in the 100m prelims and closing out the night with a 20.14 in the 200m dash! Those times were the fastest in the country at the time and stand as the best in meet history over the last decade. See who makes the top 50 boys sprint/hurdle performances since 2006.

Dillon Continues Charlotte Tradition Saying Gators Are Best Fit Todd Grasley May 24, 2016

Charlotte senior Marshall Dillon who boasts personal bests of 1:54.28 (800m), 4:16.18 (1,600m), and 15:54.20 (XC) has followed in the footsteps of former Tarpon teammates Tyler Cardillo and Ryan Schnulle and selected the University of Florida to continue his college running career. We caught up with Dillon to talk about the decision and his postseason plans before he heads off to Gainesville.

Best Of The Last Decade: Golden South Girls Rankings Todd Grasley May 23, 2016

Octavious Freeman stole the show at the 2011 Golden South Classic winning both the 100 and 200m dash. Her times of 11.21 and 22.96 stand as the fastest of the last decade. We take a look at the top girls times/marks in every event over the last ten years of the meet and don't forget to register to make your mark on history here!