Phillips was invited to the Dream Mile in Boston and won, something no Florida athlete has every done in the meet's history.
Articles with Michael Phillips
We have put together a list of the top regional performances and you get to pick who had the most outstanding performance.
The final signing period for high school athletes is this week. Track and field and cross country standouts from across the state are finalizing their decisions on where they will spend the next four years.
Make sure you vote for your favorite athlete of the week and then check back later in the week to see who won!
Chiles senior and Syracuse signee Michael Phillips has logged his second sub nine minute performance in the last month.
Check out the starting list for the boys 3200m at the Arcadia Invitational this weekend
The MileSplit LIVE crew discusses big distance performances at the FSU Relays
Hugh Brittenham remembers the moment when it clicked three years ago.
Make sure to vote for your favorite Boys Athlete of the Week and then check back later to see who won.
The national leaderboard is rewritten in the boys 3,200m. 8:52.70 for Jacob McLeod of GA and 8:54.62 for Michael Phillips of Chiles. Watch the top four under 9:02 and post the US#1, 2, 3, and 4 times in ONE RACE.
Ally Woodard recaps all of the action from the 2018 Bolles Bulldog Classic.
Ally Woodard recaps the 2018 Chiles Track & Field Relays.
Who were the best boys athletes in cross country in all 50 states for the fall 2017 season? Find out here.
We take a look at the top 100 senior boys in every event.
Florida's top unsigned distance recruit if officially off the board. Chiles senior Michael Phillips made his pledge to Syracuse University.
We take a look at the 500 fastest returners in the boys 3,200m run.
We take a look at the 500 fastest returners heading into the 2018 season.
Who do you think should win boys cross country runner of the year?
We caught up with Coach Phillips to talk about the 2017 season.
Don't miss a moment. Watch all race videos & interviews from the 2017 Foot Locker National Championships.
Our MileSplit team was on-site at Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego, California and captured nearly three thousand photos from the girls and boys championship races.
Watch all the races from Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.
We take a look at each athlete's road to Foot Locker Nationals.
We caught up with Chiles senior Michael Phillips before his debut at Foot Locker Nationals.
We rank the 500 fastest boys in the class of 2018.
Chiles class of 2012 graduate Lily Williams was the first member of the Timberwolves program to make it to Foot Locker Nationals.
There is only one cross country race left this season, and the fields are finally settled
See how the Foot Locker regions are playing out across the country.
We caught up with 3A cross country state champion Michael Phillips to talk about his goals for Foot Locker Nationals, heading to San Diego with his dad and teammate Ana Wallace, plus much more.
Vote for the boys national performer of the week!
See how Florida boys fared at Foot Locker South.
John Tatter, Mariah Howlett and David Melville qualify for Foot Locker Nationals!
We take a look at the girls and boys individuals preview with a Florida flare.
See the complete list of Sunshine State athletes that are entered.
We take a look at the 500 fastest boys in the field and where our Florida athletes rank.
Which individual did you think had the best performance from the 2017 Cross Country Finals?
We merged the results from every race at the Cross Country Finals to see which senior boys had the best performances.
Blaine Thomas recaps the 3A girls and boys races at the FHSAA Cross Country Finals.
Ricky Quintana previews all of the individuals and team battles in class 3A.
Which athletes have the best shots at reaching the pinnacle of their states?
We merged the results from around the state to find out the 500 best boys times overall and fastest by class.
For the first time ever, the #1 spot came down to a tie-breaker.
Here's a comprehensive look at the top boys runners in each state
Chiles senior Michael Phillips joined the sub 15 club and finished runner-up at the Great American XC Festival.
We take a look at the Florida athletes and teams competing this weekend at the Great American XC Festival in Cary, NC.
We merged the results from around the state to find out the 500 fastest boys times and who won the week.
Phillips crossed the line in a new personal best and FL#3 time of 15:26.89 to take the Buffalo Invitational.
We breakdown the girls and boys individuals and team battles at the Buffalo Invitational.
We take a look at the 1,000 fastest boys 5k's for 2017.
We rank the 500 best senior boys so far this cross country season.
We merged the results from around the state to find the 500 fastest boys performances and who won the week.
Let us know which boy you think had the best performance in week one.
The Chiles girls and boys cross country teams fell just shy of state titles in 2016. The Timberwolves will begin their 2017 quest at the Cougar XC Challenge at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park in Tallahassee.
We rank the 100 fastest boys in the class of 2019.
We take a look at the top 100 3A boys heading into the 2017 season.
Vote for boys mid-season top performer.
Watch the eleven races from the week that set state leading times.
Blaine Thomas shares the story of Chiles junior Michael Phillips and how the sport of running has brought his family together.
Bolles sophomore Charles Hicks ran a state leading and US#4 3,200m time of 9:15.39 to win the Bolles Bulldog Classic. We take a look at the girls and boys leaderboard as we head into the week four weekend and more major invitationals on tap.
It was a day of a US #2 mark, 11 broken meet records, and it concluded with a throwers candy bar 4x100 relay race. The word thrilling doesn't do justice when referring to the 17th Annual Chiles Track and Field Championships, which was held at Chiles High School in Tallahassee, FL.
American Heritage's Anthony Schwartz and Chaminade Madonna's Shaun Shivers are two of the speediest in the nation both on the track and the football field as well. The two-sport standouts are ranked 1-2 in the 100 and 200 for the class of 2018. We take a look at the top 50 in every event.
FSU signee Caleb Pottorff is the defending 2A state champion at 3,200m and comes into 2017 with the fastest time of any returner. His 9:11.85 at the Arcadia Invitational makes him a top contender to repeat , but he's in a loaded classification that includes five of the top ten. We take a look at the 100 best 3,200m marks heading into the spring.
Freedom's Timothy Doyle had a monster sophomore season. He won his first state title in the 1,600m at a loaded 4A state meet with a time of 4:15.42 and clocked the fastest class of 2018 time in the 800m in a postseason meet running 1:53.64. He returns along with 40 others who have run sub 4:30 for the four lap event. We look at the top 100 boys in the 1,600m run for the 2017 season.
The moment you have all been waiting for. With the 2016 cross country season over and the year coming to a close we announce the last installment of our All Flrunners.com Cross Country Team, our first team boys selections. Congratulations to all those selected and the whole running community for making this season such a success!
The 2016 XC season is in the books but it's never to look ahead to the top runners in 2017 which includes a group of 18 boys who have all run under 16 minutes.
Two Central Florida athletes Lake Nona's Roberto Castro and Lyman's Bryce Bell seen here side by side at the Cross Country Finals both cracked the top twenty in our junior class rankings. Joshua Collins owns the fastest time with his 15:22.30 at Foot Locker South, but it's Chiles' Michael Phillips the lone runner on the list to win an individual state title. We rank the top 500 boys for the class of 2018.
With the cross country season over for all but a handful of runners we delve into our database to see the top 5,000 boys 5k times which includes Frostproof junior Antonio Gomez and 30 other runners under 16 minutes for the 2016 season.
Calvary Christian's Danny Ferro won the boys junior race at Foot Locker South in a time of 16:08.90. That mark would have put him as the 11th runner on Team FL in the seeded race and nearly a minute behind qualifier Charles Hicks of Bolles who ran the best time of the week, 15:07.90. Trent Mandato who decided to compete with his Trinity Prep teammates at NXNSE had the 4th fastest time at 15:25.60. We merged the results from both regionals to see who won the week.
Bolles sophomore Charles Hicks admitted he surprised himself at the Foot Locker South Regional by squeezing in the top ten and advancing to Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego with a personal best and state leading time of 15:07.50.
Florida's top individual athletes are in Charlotte, North Carolina the site of the Foot Locker South Regional. The top ten girls and boys finishers in the championship races will earn a ticket the national meet December 10th in sunny San Diego California. We take a look at who has the best shot to move on from the Sunshine State.
See the complete list of Florida entries for this weekend's Foot Locker South Regional.
Bolles junior Caitlin Collier wouldn't let her misfortune from 2015 stop her from winning the 2A title at the 2016 Cross Country Finals. Michael Phillips of Chiles won his first state title as well. Phillip's dad is the coach for the Timberwolves who were the team runner-up while his mom is the women's distance coach for FSU. Which individual did you think had the best performance from the state meet? YOU DECIDE. Voting closes September 15th at 11:59 p.m.
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 boys individuals after the cross country state championship.
The 2016 Cross Country Finals showcased the top individual and team talent in the state of Florida. We saw upsets, freshmen phenoms, champions defend their title, and countless personal bests. Ricky Quintana delves into the state meet with a historical perspective.
Chiles junior Michael Phillips won his first 3A Cross Country Finals state championship in a time of 15:30.54 the fastest of any class of 2018 boy regardless of class. A total of seven juniors ran under 16 minutes with 24 under 16:30. We rank all the times so you can see where you stack up against your peers.
The 2A boys race was the first boys race of the 2016 Cross Country Finals and also the fastest. FSU commitment Caleb Pottorff, the 2015 runner-up, battled it out with Charles Hicks of Bolles for 5,000 meters to produce the top two times regardless of class in 15:08.12 and 15:09.13 with third place finisher Trent Mandato's 15:28.29 the third fastest. We merged the results of all four classifications to find out the fastest 500 boys times and who won the week.
Freshmen Alyson Churchill and Valerie Lastra battled it our in the girls race as Niceville captured the team title. On the boy's side it was a rematch of regionals as Creekside edged out Chiles for the team trophy, but the Timberwolves crowned the individual champion in junior Michael Phillips. Andy Warrener recaps class 3A.
Lincoln's freshman Alyson Churchill vs Valerie Lastra of Mater Academy is one of the top matches in 3A. We take a look at the eleven best head to head battles on individuals and team front for the 2016 cross country state finals.
Florida sees its fair share of freshmen talent every year and 2016 is no different. In the 3A girls race two of the state's best will be on display in Lincoln's Alyson Churchill and Mater Academy's Valerie Lastra. On the boy's side it will be yet another duel between UF commitment Matthew Clark of Creekside and Michael Phillips of Chiles. Add in Joshua Collins of Belen Jesuit and this race will be fast with major team implications on the line. Belen Jesuit has been missing from the podium the last two years and Collins can change that. The girls team battle is one-sided with Niceville, the best regardless of class, leading the way. We preview all the action of class 3A.
This week our coverage team recorded over three dozen race videos and interviews from the FLYRA Middle School State Championship as well as eight regionals! From sub 18 minute performances on the girl's side, to meet records, course records, epic finishes, and new personal bests we narrowed it down to our top ten must see races from the week.
Lincoln freshman Alyson Churchill set a new PR and FL#6 time of 17:55.80 to win the 3A Region Championship while Michael Phillips of Chiles and Matthew Clark of Creekside both dipped under 16 minutes to finish 1-2 in the boys race. On the team front, the Niceville girls placed 7 in the top 15 to win with 40 points, while the Chiles boys defeated Creekside by 9 points.
East Lake junior James Hasell comes in at #100 on our top 5,000 boys 5k rankings after setting a new PR of 16:38.60 to win the 3A District 10 Championship. Creekside senior and UF commitment Matthew Clark still holds the state leading time of 15:14.40 when he placed 8th at Great American. See where you rank on our list and how many spots you can move up before season's end.
Lincoln freshman Alyson Churchill continued her fantastic season by winning her first district championship at the 3A-3 meet in Tallahassee. Churchill's time of 18:28.87 was more than a minute and a half faster than her nearest competitor. Matthew Cashin of Leon won the boys race while Chiles swept both team trophies. Chris Tucker was on-site and snapped over 400 photos of all the action.
Creekside senior and UF commitment Matthew Clark owns the state's top time of 15:14.40 from Great American and is one of four runners under 15:30 and 16 under 16:00. A total of 166 runners have dipped under 17 minutes this cross country season. To show the true depth of our MileSplit database we ranked the top 5,000 boys 5k times for 2016.
One week after running a personal best of 16:08.20 at the flrunners.com Invitational, Estero senior Arye Beck clocked the second fastest time of his high school career at the FSU Invitational (Pre-State). Beck's time of 16:22.80 was good enough for 11th out of 209 runners. We merged the results from EVERY meet around the state to see who won the week.
Every year the top athletes in the state preview the state meet course before titles are on the line in mid November. The best of the best fled Hurricane Matthew and headed to Apalachee Regional Park for the FSU Invitational (Pre-State) to see where they stacked up against others in their classification. Although the meet is scored as everyone combined we decided to break it down to see who the best boys in 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A were from the weekend's races.
Tallahassee avoided Hurricane Matthew and that means we were able to get stellar coverage from the 2016 FSU Invitational (Pre-State) in the state capital. North Florida correspondent Jacob Fuller captured all of the Friday race video in addition to Saturday's high school races while he and Ricky Quintana teamed up on interviews as well. Don't miss a minute of the action!
Chiles junior Michael Phillips and Belen Jesuit junior Joshua Collins showed why they are two of the top boys in the class of 2018 duking it out in the elite race at Pre-State, with the hometown Timberwolve coming out on top in a FL#2 time of 15:27.80. On the girls side, Lincoln freshman Alyson Churchill continued her spectacular 2016 with the biggest win of her high school career. Team wise the Marist boys made the trip down from Georgia to defeat Chiles, while the Niceville girls proved why they are ranked number one in our Saucony Flo 50 team rankings.
Michael Phillips of Chiles and Joshua Collins of Belen Jesuit battled it out at the ARP course for the FSU Invitational/Pre-State with the hometown Phillips gutting out the win in a FL#2 time of 15:27.80.
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 boys individuals halfway into the cross country season.
Bishop Kenny's Nathan Jubran set a new SB time of 15:53.20 after finishing runner-up at the Great American Cross Country Festival red race. Jubran became one of seven juniors to break 16 minutes this season. Belen Jesuit's Joshua Collins owns the top spot with his 3rd place finish and 15:41.72 at FLR17. We take a look at the top 500 times by class of 2018 boys this season.
Charles Hicks headlines our rankings explosion. The Bolles sophomore is the state leader and one of ten athlete to run under 16 minutes in 2016 including Chiles junior Matthew Newland (pictured above) . We have pulled out massive amounts of data to showcase the top 5000 boys 5K times of the 2016 season in the state of the Florida. Where do you rank now and where will you end up at season's end?
The Bolles boys and Bolles girls ranked first and second respectively in our Saucony Flo 50 team rankings showed why they are two of the best in the state after both team titles against a loaded field at the Katie Caples Invitational this weekend at Bishop Kenny High School. The Bolles boys won with sophomore standout and state leader Charles Hicks paving the way in 15:49. On the girl's side, Fletcher's Kayley Delay remained undefeated dipping under 18 minutes with a FL#3 mark of 17:55.
Our North Florida correspondent Jacob Fuller takes a look at the top five boys and girls performances through week four of the cross country season. It's no surprise that state leader Charles Hicks is the top male on the list after improving his SB to 15:33 at the Florida Horse Park Invitational, while Lincoln freshman Alyson Churchill ran a FL#2 of 18:05 in Georgia this past weekend.
MileSplit has the most comprehensive high school XC stats in the country. Our stats team has already put over 585,00 performances in the database this season across the country! We have pulled out massive amounts of data to showcase the top 5000 boys 5K times of the 2016 season in the state of the Florida. Where do you rank now and where will you end up at season's end?
Bolles sophomore Charles Hicks lowered his state leading time from week two again in week three. Hicks improved by 11 seconds, clocking a 15:33.21 to win the Florida Horse Park Invitational. The Bulldogs standout is one of the top sophomores in the country and is one of only four Florida boys to run under 16 minutes this season. We rank the top 500 times regardless of class. Where do you stack up?
Joshua Collins of Belen Jesuit won the King of the Hill meet in Miami with the fifth fastest time of the weekend of 16:11.61 while Bolles sophomore Charles Hicks continued making his mark with a new state leading best of 15:33.21. We merged meet results from across the state to find out the top 500 boys times and see who won the week.
Bolles sophomore Charles Hicks ran an 11 second PR to reset the state's fastest time at 15:33.21 as he Michael Phillips and Matthew Newland all ran under 16 minutes. On the girl's side, 2A Cross Country Finals runner-up Caitlin Collier picked up her second win of the year, beating her nearest competitor in 15 seconds with a season best time of 18:41.50. The Bolles boys and Chiles girls were team champions. Billy Simpson was on-site and has all the race videos as well as an interview with Charles Hicks.
Our North Florida correspondent Jacob Fuller takes a look at the top five boys and girls performances through week two of the cross country season. Bolles sophomore Charles Hicks and Fletcher senior Kayley Delay who both won the Bale -n- Trail Original take the top spots after a weekend which saw severe weather storm put a halt to several meets in the area.
Jacob McLeod of Georgia's Trinity Christian made the trip down south to Jacksonville and defeated the field of Floridians at the Bale -N- Trail Cross Country Original meet. Charles Hicks of Bolles and Michael Phillips of Chiles finished second and third respectively, running sub 16 times of 15:45.85 and 15:58.88, the third and fifth fastest times in the Sunshine State through week two.
Trinity Christian's Jacob Mcleod out of Georgia defeated the Florida field at the Bale -n- Trail Cross Country Original while Fletcher's Kayley Delay won the girl's race for the second year in a row. The Bolles boys and Chile girls took home team titles. Jacob Fuller recaps all the action from Bartram Trail High School.
Bolles sophomore Charles Hicks clocked the fastest time of the week and in the state of Florida this year when dropped a 15:44.28 to win the the Spikes and Spurs Classic. Was that impressive enough to be our performance of the week? You decide. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday!
Buchholz senior Calum McFetridge and Durant senior Hafton Fliegelman finished third and fourth at the 4A Cross Country Finals and will be the favorites come November. See the top 500 returning times from the 2015 Cross Country finals and which boys have the best shots at bringing back the crown
Calvary Christian junior Danny Ferro was sixth at the 2A Cross Country Finals in 2015 and won the junior class race at Foot Locker South in North Carolina with a time of 15:59.00. Ferro joins Hernando's Trevor Foley, Belen Jesuit's Joshua Collins, and Bishop Kenny's Nathan Jubran as the only four athletes from the class of 2018 to run under 16 minutes last season. We take a look at the top 100 junior boys heading into the 2016 XC season.
Chiles junior Michael Phillips has only been in the Sunshine State for two years, but he is already making his mark. Phillips, the son of FSU coach Kelly Phillips and new Chiles head coach Mike Phillips was the 3A state runner-up in the 1600m and helped score valuable points in the Timberwolves team title. Phillips was 7th at the Cross Country Finals as an individual and the top finisher on the runner-up team. We talked to him about his start in the sport, summer training, goals for 2016, and more!
The Creekside boys are the reigning 3A state champions and have four of the top 21 returners in the state and all five in the top fifty lead by junior Matthew Clark and his 15:49.60 personal best from Pre-State We rank the top 100 boys in 3A heading into the 2016 season.