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East Lake Early Bird Virtual Meet: Home Team Favored To Sweep Team Titles Todd Grasley Feb 14, 2017

Over 1,000 athletes and nearly two dozen teams will travel to East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs for the Early Bird Eagle Invitational. The meet starts at 3:00 p.m. with the field events and the track finals beginning at 4:30 p.m. Flrunners.com will be on-site with race videos, interviews, photos, recaps, results and much more. In the meantime, check out our virtual meet to see how we have this meet playing out.

Who Won The Week? Girls All-State Results Merge Todd Grasley Feb 14, 2017

Atlantic Coast junior Cara Simpson kickstarted the 2017 season with an impressive 12.13s 100m dash. Simpson's time was the fastest of any girl this week. We merged the results from across the state to find out the 50 best performances in EVERY event and who won the weekend.

Who Won The Week? Boys All-State Results Merge Todd Grasley Feb 14, 2017

Niceville thrower Edward Shelikoff launched the discus 183'9.5" for a state lead and win at the Seahawks Open. We merged the results from every meet across the state and ranked the 100 best performances in EVERY event to see who won the week.

Scouting Report: American Heritage Boys & Girls Todd Grasley Feb 14, 2017

Coach Greg Barnes is fortunate to have one of the best combined boys and girls squads in the state of Florida. Last year, the boys finished the year as 2A state champions while the girls cracked the top ten, coming in 9th. We caught up with Barnes to talk about this year's Patriot squads and their expectations for 2017.

Leon's Matthew Cashin Commits To The Ospreys Blaine Thomas Feb 14, 2017

The newest commit of the 2017 graduating class, comes out of Leon High School in Tallahassee, FL. Matthew Cashin, who finished 8th in 3A at the FHSAA Cross Country Finals, will be heading down I-10 to run for the University of North Florida.  We caught up with Cashin to talk about his high school career and what the future holds.

Week in Review: Track Is Back Todd Grasley Feb 13, 2017

Track and field is back. The first meets of the season happened from South Florida to the Panhandle, athletes burst out of the blocks and we we're there to cover it all. Check out over a hundred race videos, thousands of photos, results, performances, and more from around the state. It's our Week In Review.

Lakewood Ranch Senior John Rivera Sets New 800m PR Of 1:53.38 In Texas Todd Grasley Feb 13, 2017

Lakewood Ranch senior John Rivera competed in his third indoor contest of 2017 at the Dunamis Sports Group Prep Classic in Texas and picked up his second win in the 800m run. Rivera, who has ran in Ohio, North Carolina, and now the Lonestar State jumped out to the front early and never looked back, crossing the line in a new PR of 1:53.38.

Region By Region Virtual Meet Hub Todd Grasley Feb 13, 2017

Four classifications with four regionals in each means a total of 16 regional meets. We breakdown all of those using our virtual meet feature to see which individuals and teams have the best shot at making the state meet. It may just be February, but its never too early for predictions.

4A Girls: Region By Region Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Feb 12, 2017

Bailey "Hurricane" Hertenstein had a successful 2016 track season and is the favorite in the 800, 1,600, and 3,200 at the 4A Region 1 meet and state meet as well. See who will be her biggest competition from other regions as we do our region by region virtual meet previews. It's never too early to see who has the best shot at heading to state.

4A Boys: Region By Region Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Feb 12, 2017

Lorenzo Lingard, a recent Miami commit, is one of the top hurdlers in 4A region 1 and the whole classification. We break down every event in every region to see which athletes and teams have the best shot to advance to the state meet.

Hot Off The Press: Flagler Pinnacle Classic Heat Sheets Todd Grasley Feb 10, 2017

The 2017 Flagler Pinnacle Classic will play host to over one dozen teams from in and around Central Florida including a very talented East Ridge squad that will contend for the 4A title. The meet which contains standard outdoor events will also add the 300m dash and 600m run to the mix. Check out the heat sheets below and keep it locked on FLRunners.com for photos, videos, and results from all the action.

3A Girls: Region By Region Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Feb 9, 2017

The East Lake girls are projected to win 3A Region 3 by four points over Ft. Myers according to our region by region virtual meets. Multi-event athlete Kaitlyn Kirby will be a major factor in that, ranked in the top four in four events. We break down all four regionals to see who has the best shot at advancing to the state meet in May.

3A Boys: Region By Region Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Feb 9, 2017

Dwyer senior Ivan Piccioni is a rare talent competing in both the 800m run and pole vault at a high level. He is the top seed in both events in 3A Region 4. Want to see how you rank in your region? We break down the top eight in all four to see who is predicted to go to state.

American Heritage Senior Jose Penalver Pushes Past Tumor Extraction In Pelvis Blaine Thomas Feb 9, 2017

Everyone loves a comeback story. Whether in football, basketball, baseball, and even track, people always love to see an underdog, who has been through a major conflict, bounce back and accomplish his goals. This year all spectators in Florida should have their eyes out for Jose Penalver, who is recovering from a tumor extraction from his pelvis just a few months ago.

2A Girls: Region By Region Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Feb 8, 2017

Tampa Catholic senior Alise Davis is the top thrower in 2A Region 3 and one of the best in the state. We break down each region event by event. See if you crack the top eight spots and what it will take to make it to IMG Academy in May. 

2A Boys: Region By Region Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Feb 8, 2017

Charles Hicks of Bolles and Nathan Jubran of Bishop Kenny went down to the wire in the boys 1,600m at the 2A Region 1 championship. Both return in 2017 and are two of the top distance runners in the region and all of 2A. We break down all four regionals and which athletes have the best chances of advancing to the state meet.