We take a look at the top 100 3A girls heading into the 2017 season.
Articles with Jinah Mickens-Malik
=Region week is upon us, so it is time to look back at the last week's best performances. Make sure you vote for your favorite female athlete of the week, and see which performer gets the most votes.
We merged the results from every meet around the state and ranked the 50 best performances in each event to see who won the week
Check out some of the best underclassmen in the country in the distance events.
Which girl do you think had the best performance of the week?
Watch Southridge senior and University of Miami signee Kayla Johnson set a new Florida Relays 800m meet record in a US#1 time of 2:07.19 and guide 8th grader Jinah Mickens-Malik under the meet record as well and a US#2 time of 2:08.05.
Mater Academy 8th grader Jinah Mickens-Malik already has a state title to her credit after winning the 3A 800m run in 2016. Flash forward to 2017 and she has run 2:12.15 at the Ferguson Falcon Invitational, the best mark in the classification. We take a look at which girls teams and individuals have the best to advance and medal at state.
Florida has 47 girls under 2:20 for 800 meters, but none are in the same class as Bolles junior Caitlin Collier. Collier swept the distance events in 2016 winning the 800, 1,600, and 3,200m outdoors and following it up with a cross country state championship this fall. Her 2:04.89 at USATF Junior Nationals had her on the cusp of making her first ever national team in which she says is probably her favorite event. We take a look at the top 100 girls returners in the half lap event.
As part of our Saucony Flo 50 rankings series, we take a look at the top 25 boys and girls individuals as well as the top 25 boys and girls teams and rank them. Here are the top girls individuals after the cross country state championship.
Over two dozen teams traveled to Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami for the 305 Classic. Our South Florida correspondent Eddie Romero was on-site and captured all the race video and interviews from the afternoon section that included wins by Key West's Nicole Matysik and Cavan Wilson of Coral Gables.
Pine Crest freshman Tsion Yared picked up her second win of the season in a new SB time of 18:18.11 at the Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational, a meet she's either won or been runner-up in the past FOUR years. On the boy's side Belen Jesuit junior Joshua Collins was once again on fire. Collins ran arguably his best race of the year at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational to win his 5th of seven meets in a new PR of 15:44.76 Our South Florida correspondent Eddie Romero picked the five best performances from the week in a feature we call South Florida's Fast Five.
As part of our Saucony Flo 50 rankings series, every week we will subjectively rank the top 25 boys and girls individuals as well as the top 25 boys and girls teams. Take a look at the top girls individuals one month into the cross country season.
South Florida is loaded with young talent. Alexandra Del Re of Jupiter High School proved she belongs in the conversation among the state's best after running a FL#4 18:11.05 to win the Spanish River Invitational 3A/4A race, while Columbus junior Deshay Fernandes got revenge on rival Joshua Collins who beat him at King of the Hill in the final seconds, by winning this past weekend's Spanish River Invitational 3A/4A race.) Our South Florida correspondent Eddie Romero picked the five best performances from the week in a feature we call South Florida's Fast Five.
Lincoln freshman Alyson Churchill headed north to the Bainbridge Bearcat Invitational in Georgia and ran the fastest time of the wee and FL#2 time of 18:05.97. A total of six girls clocked times under 19 minutes while 37 were under 20 minutes. We merged the results from every meet across the state and ranked the top 500 times to see who won the week.
Someone will be crowned the king and the queen at Friday's King of The Hill race down in Miami. The race will be at Tropical Park starting with the girl's JV race at 3:45 p.m. and finishing up around 6:15 p.m. with awards for the top runners/teams. If the weather holds up, over 50 teams will be competing. If you're looking to watch some fast runners, several of south Florida's top performers from last week will be at this meet.
Spanish River freshman Rylee Pustilnik and Deshay Fernandes of Columbus were two of the most impressive performers in South Florida from week two. Our South Florida correspondent Eddie Romero picked the five best, South Florida's Fast Five.
Everyone knows South Florida in the summertime is HOT. The talent in South Florida is burning up the cross country courses one week into the regular season. Our South Florida correspondent Eddie Romero takes a look at the top performances from the region.