Coach Guy Thomas' Dunbar boys track and field program has come along way. Last year the team placed 15th with three athletes accumulating 16 points. Thomas gives us an inside look at this year's squad.
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See how Florida alumni fared in collegiate competition around the country for the week of February 13 - February 19, 2017.
Learn from Alberto Salazar, Chris O'Hare, Andres Behm & Julian Reid.
Steinbrenner freshman Ken'naria Gadson has shown her range early in the season running the 200, 400, and 800m. Gadson's personal bests of 25.32 and 56.01 at the George Jenkins Invitational and 2.19.83 Broward Elite Athletic Club Indoor/Outdoor Preseason Showcase have her ranked fourth, first, and second respectively in those events. We look at the top 50 girls in EVERY event for the class of 2020. Where do you stack up against your peers?
Alex Shields of The First Academy made his high school debut at the 2017 Royal Open and posted the fastest time of any freshman in the 110m hurdles (15.17) and long jump (21'1.25"). We rank the top 50 boys class of 2020 athletes in EVERY event. Where do you stack up against your peers?
Coach Phllip Browning enters his second year at the helm of the Chiles track and field program. In 2016, the Timberwolves boys were the 3A state champions to continue their streak to three in a row, while the girls team sent eight athletes to state and finished in a three way tie for sixth. We caught up with Browning to get an inside look at this year's team.
There's something about pole vaulting on your home turf, familiarity with the runway and your surroundings. Just ask Winter Park senior and Air Force signee Gregory Skage. Last year, at the Bob Mosher Wildcat Open he opened up his season with a new personal best of 15'9. At the 2017 edition of the meet, Skage's second meet of the season, he upped his previous best by ONE FOOT, clearing 16'9.
Southridge senior Symone Mason ran a blistering 53.25 to win the 400m dash at the Louie Bing Classic. We merged the results from EVERY meet in the state and ranked the top 50 performances to see who won the week.
Charles Rivera and Charles Hicks of Bolles clocked the fastest two times in the boys 1,600m. Meanwhile in the sprints, Tyrese Cooper made his outdoor debut with a splash running 45.45 to win the 400, but then being DQ'ed for taunting after his 200m race which he would have won. We merged the results from around the state and tallied the top 50 performances in every event to see who won the week.
Sarasota Riverviews' Elayna Goodman opened up her season by torching the field in the girl's 3,200m at the George Jenkins Invitational. Goodman's performance was one of hundreds of amazing marks we saw this season. Good news for track and field fans around the state is that it's only week one!
Our Flrunners.com team was on-site all weekend long at the Louie Bing Classic and captured over 500 photos from Saturday's running finals including this one of the American Heritage boys bringing home the 4x100m relay.
Dave Shelikoff was on-site at the 2017 Tiger Relays in Pensacola and captured over 1,000 photos of all the action.
The 2017 Louie Bing Classic will go down as one of the best ever with hundreds of elite performances, US#1's, and even a little controversy. We have EVERY SINGLE race video from the two day event. Don't miss a minute.
Lisa Ringer was on-site at the Baker Indoor/Outdoor Challenge and snapped hundreds of photos including this one of the school's 4x400m relay team and son Ryan Ringer all smiles after their race and helping the team to an overall runner-up finish in the standings.
Our coverage team was on-site at the Sanford Seminole Open and braved the elements to capture tons of race videos and highlights of the action.
Tyler Copeland was on-site at the Sanford Seminole Open at the NTC and captured over 900 photos including this one of the boys relays in action.
Week one of the 2017 track and field season is under way and are we in store for some amazing performances. This will be your go to page for live updates all weekend long as well as links to all of our photo and video coverage, articles, results and more! Make sure to follow us on social media (Twitter) (Facebook) as well and get in on the action.
Cedric Gillette was on-site at the Bolles Mini Meet and snapped over 900 photos of all the action including this one of the girls hurdles that look like they are running right into your living room.
Marc Naranjo was on-site for day one of the 2017 Louie Bing Classic and captured over THREE THOUSAND photos of all the action from both the track and the field.
Day one of the Louie Bing Classic saw 154 ELITE PERFORMANCES. Flrunners.com was on-site and recorded EVERY SINGLE race including all the prelims. See what speed is all about under the South Florida sun.
Tyler Copeland was on-site at the 2017 Royal Open at The First Academy and captured nearly 900 photos of all the action.
Top match-ups to watch this weekend
Abraham Lincoln Middle School 8th grader Tamari Davis was third at the Adidas Dream 100 last summer. In December, she competed indoors and ran 7.60 in the 60m dash and 24.95 in the 200m dash. Less than two months later she continued show why she is one of the most promising young talents in the nation.
The first OFFICIAL weekend of the track and field season kicks off Friday & Saturday with meets from South Florida to the Panhandle and everywhere in between. We have already seen amazing performances across the state. See who has the top spots... for now. What does it take to be number one? Check out our girls and boys leaderboard.
For this week's Flashback Friday we rewind to the 2016 Louie Bing Classic which featured 183 national elite performances and ELEVEN US#1 performances. Check out all eleven races that burned up track including the fastest girls 400m at the time set by Southridge junior Symone Mason with a time of 53.52s! How many US#1's will be set at the 2017 edition this weekend? We'll see soon, but it's guaranteed to be very fast.
Last week served as a tune up with preseason classics and all-comers meets for the first official and MAJOR weekend of the 2017 track and field season. The Louie Bing Classic is the largest of any competition with over 60 teams and some of the fastest athletes in the nation, but it's not the only show in town. We'll have you covered from Miami to the Panhandle and everywhere in between. It's our Meets On Tap.
Southridge seniors and University of Miami signees Symone Mason and Kayla Johnson made their marks on the Louie Bing girls all-time list setting top ranked performances in the 400 (53.52) and 800 (2:09.60) respectively. Miami Northwestern sprinter Twanisha Terry added herself to the top spot in the 200m last year and will look to lead the host Lady Bulls to victory. We rank the 50 best performances in EVERY event in the meet's history.
Tyrese Cooper proved he was a stud right off the bat in 2016. In his freshmen debut for American High School he set all-time Louie Bing Classic records in the 100 (10.57), 200 (20.68), and 400 meter dash 46.63) breaking those of former Florida Gator stars Hugh Graham Jr. and Arman Hall. He's back after a spectacular indoor campaign to improve those times even more. We rank the 50 best performances in EVERY event in the meet's history.
Over FIFTY teams will tear up the track at Tropical Park, the site of the 2017 Louie Bing Classic, with guaranteed fast times. Last year the meet produced 11 US#1 marks, and 212 elite performances including a sprint sweep by Tyrese Cooper in his freshman debut. We've see what he can do indoors in 2017, how will he open up outdoors? We preview all the action in our virtual meet.