The 2014-2015 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.
Articles with Morgan Lucey
Zack Bias (pictured above), Cash Tampa, Dominic Smith Jr. and the Creekside Knights look to defend their home track under the lights at the Friday Knight Invite. The girls should be equally impressive with versatile Jordan Fields and the distance trio of Jessica Taylor, Colleen Openshaw, and Taylor Openshaw. Check out the virtual meet and keep it glued to flrunners.com for on-site coverage of the meet!
Brian Wilson was on-site at the Bolles Preseason Mini-Meet and took over 700 photos including this one of daughter Mackenzie and Morgan Lucey of Episcopal battling it out in the 1,600m run.
Juniors Alexa Cruz of St. Thomas Aquinas and Julia Montgomery of Pine Crest are the top returning girls in the 3200m for 2015. Cruz clocked a 10:43.79 at the prestigious Texas Relays, but Montgomery came back and beat her one week later at the Florida Relays with the second fastest time of 10:44.06. See the top fifty returners in the girls 3200m run.
Wow. The 2014 Cross Country season is over. First of all, congratulations to all of the national qualifiers from Florida who are lucky enough to have one last race! Go and make us proud in San Diego and Portland! I know I speak for everyone when I say that there were some great races this past weekend and I am so excited for everyone who ran PR’s or ran the race of their lives.
Lake Mary's Fatema Jaffer won the girl's race at the Senior FACA All-Star Meet in 18:14.34 just shy of a new personal best. Despite her win it was the North squad that took away the team title going 2, 3, 4, and 5 for their first four runners! Check out all the highlights!
The top 32 senior girls from across the state will run one last cross country race in the Sunshine State at Lake Nona High School in Central Florida. The East team looks like the squad to beatwith the top three entrants in the field in Olympia's Emily Headley, Emily Chapman from Brevard HEAT, and Fatema Jaffer of Lake Mary. Jaffer was sixth at the 4A Cross Country Finals while Headley was 12th. Chapman was 7th at the 1A Cross Country Finals. Watch for a trio from the north to also be in the mix for the team title with Jessica Taylor of Creekside, Audrey Carpenter of Vanguard, and Morgan Lucey of Episcopal leading the way.
Polls have made their way to flrunners.com! We wanted to get our audience and the running community more involved with the site. We are letting you pick this week's boys and girls Performers of the Week. What performance makes you say wow? Voting closes at 5 p.m, on Friday October 24,2014.
On an early morning in mid-October, Middleburg, Florida provided the perfect conditions for the Bronco Classic/St. John’s River Conference. With no wind, no humidity, clouds overhead, a relatively cool 50 degree temperature, and a completely flat course, the stage was set for blazing times. As the plethora of various colored jerseys crowded the line, each coach barked at their athletes to get out quick in order to avoid the tight bottleneck after 200 meters. Once race instructions were given, a quick gun signaled the start of the varsity race, and a battle to gain position before the bottleneck, two-person wide first half mile.
Hello FLRunners! It’s crazy to think we are just five weeks from the state meet. This season has flown by! My team only has one regular season meet left. Though I am excited to get into post season races, it’s definitely bittersweet, as they will mark the end of my first and last cross country season. Senior year is full of “bittersweet". There are a lot of things in high school I have taken for granted and it’s strange to think that this will be the last year I can do that.
First of all, let me say congratulations to all the Florida runners who ran great races this past weekend! There were some fast times and some battles, and it points to how competitive the state meets are going to be come November. I had an interesting experience in my first high school cross country race, but it is only making me feel anticipation and excitement for the upcoming season.
As I’m writing this post, I’m sitting at my desk surrounded by textbooks, binders, and stacks of blank notecards. It’s beginning to hit me: tomorrow is the first day of my senior year. It seems like I’ve been waiting for senior year forever, so why does it feel so strange now? I feel like this milestone is a perfect time to look back on the past and start to get excited about the future. So when Todd suggested sharing my training log, I jumped on the idea. What better way to look towards the running that’s coming than to look back on how I prepared this summer?
Hello FLRunners! Wow, where does the time go? My senior year starts in just a little under two weeks and it's hard to believe that I have just one more year of high school. I am getting so excited for the upcoming season and I cannot wait to start racing.
Hello FLRunners! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Morgan Lucey, and I am a rising senior at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville. I’d like to thank Todd for giving me the opportunity to share my journey through running, which you may find to be a little different than most competitive high school runners.