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Final Rankings: Girls High Jump - Mitchell Senior Emily Gauvey State Leader Todd Grasley Jun 28, 2016

Mitchell senior Emily Gauvey cleared a state leading 5'9" at the Ed Wells Kiwanis Invitational at the beginning of March and nobody was able to jump higher all season long.  Five athletes Tiara McMinn, Briana Eskridge, Jordan Fields, Audriane Harrigan, and Lisa Laflamme all came up one inch short at 5'8", but still managed spectacular seasons. We take a look at the top 500 girls high jump marks for the 2016 season. (Photo by Andy Warrener)

Final Rankings: Boys High Jump - Astronaut's Schultheis Soars To 7'2 Todd Grasley Jun 28, 2016

Astronaut senior and University of Miami signee Tristan Schultheis literally set the bar high when he soared 7'2", the second best high jump ever in Florida history. Bolles' Bryson Kirksey cleared 6'9" and finished the year as one of the top ranked freshman in the country in this event. We take a look at the top 500 boys high jump marks for the 2016 season. (Photo by Tyler Copeland)

Final Rankings: Boys Triple Jump - Pine Crest's Bridges Top Returner In Senior Heavy Group Todd Grasley Jun 27, 2016

Pine Crest sophomore Tony Bridges is one of the top underclassmen jumpers in the state and ranked fourth in an event that has seven of the top ten graduating. Calvin Scott of Lake Nona, Christian Ellis of P.K. Yonge and Andrew Stepp of Belleview all leaped over 48 feet, while Bridges 47'10.5" from the 2A Region 4 Championship is the top returning mark. See the 500 best boys triple jumps for the 2016 season!

High Jumper Nicole Greene Golden At USA Junior Championships Todd Grasley Jun 26, 2016

Ponte Vedra class of 2015 and current University of North Carolina freshman Nicole Greene was the first Florida athlete to strike gold at the USA Junior Championships in Clovis, California.  Greene cleared a season best of 6'0" on her third and final attempt to defeat Janae Moffitt of Purdue (5'10.75") and earn a spot in Team USA at the IAAF World U20 Championships (World Juniors) July 19-24 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. 

Wallace Sails To Spot On Team USA At World Juniors In Poland Todd Grasley Jun 26, 2016

Armani Wallace has covered a lot of ground in his first season as a triple jump standout at Florida State, and the horizontal specialist isn't done yet. With a silver medal performance late Saturday night at the United States Junior Track & Field Championships in Clovis, Cal., the Orlando native earned a spot on Team USA for the IAAF World Junior Championships, July 19-24 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Caitlin Collier Clocks US#3 2:04.89, FL#1 ALL-TIME, Advances To USA JR's 800m Final Todd Grasley Jun 24, 2016

One week after finishing 5th at the Adidas Dream Mile (1,500) in Boston, Bolles sophomore Caitlin Collier was back in action, this time with a spot on Team USA waiting in the wings. Collier headed west to Clovis, California for the USA Junior Championships and kicked off the competition with a blazing US#3 time of 2:04.89 in the 800m. Her time was nearly a two second personal best from her 800m state championship run of 2:06.74.

Salute To Seniors: Bo Benik - Bloomingdale High School Todd Grasley Jun 24, 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.

Final Rankings: Girls Discus - Ransom's Ajagbe, CSN's Paul Pave Way Todd Grasley Jun 23, 2016

Community School of Naples senior Stephanie Paul became one of only two discus throwers in the state to go over 150 feet joining state leader Debbie Ajagbe of Ransom Everglades who launched the implement an impressive 157'10" at a mid-week meet at Belen Jesuit. Check out the top 500 girls discus throws for the 2016 season.

Final Rankings: Boys Discus - Palatka's Eron Carter Oh So Close To 200 Ft. Todd Grasley Jun 23, 2016

Virginia Tech football signee Eron Carter came oh so close to breaking the 200 foot barrier. The Palatka senior threw a state leading 195'0" at his conference meet and went onto win the 2A state championship. Only Jarez Parks of Sebastian River, another top football prospect, launched the implement over 190'0" this season. Check out the top 500 boys discus marks for 2016.

Salute To Seniors: Jan Figueroa - Lake Howell High School Todd Grasley Jun 23, 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: Jarelis Cabrera - Trinity Prep Todd Grasley Jun 22, 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.

Damion Thomas Headed To IAAF U20 World Championships, Wins Jamaican Junior Trials 110H Todd Grasley Jun 20, 2016

Northeast High School rising senior Damion Thomas had what his father calls his best race ever in the 110mH at the Jamaican Junior Trials in Kingston. Thomas lined up against Dejour Russell of Calabar and Rohan Cole of UTech two of the fastest hurdles in the world, and came away with the win in 13.5s into a -3.2 m/s wind to earn one of two coveted spots on the island nation team for the IAAF World U20 Championship in Poland next month.