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.
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.
A competitive field plus multiple lead changes made for an epic 1,600m at the Early Bird Eagle Invitational. Check out this video and over a dozen others from the day's events.
The Niceville girls were 10th in at the 3A state track and field championships in 2016. The Eagles cross country team won the 3A Cross Country Finals and have a very talented distance group. Coach Todd Brigman and Jamie LaFollette share the head coaching duties and gave us an in-depth preview on this year's squad.
Andy Warrener was on-site at the Early Bird Eagle Invitational at East Lake High School and captured over 500 photos of all the action including this one of Riverview senior Brandon Schultz who swept both the 110 and 300m hurdles.
Will Turner was on-site at the Riverview Quad this week and snapped over 500 photos of all the action including this one of the host Sharks in the girls 4x800m relay.
The Cocoa boys are ready to show the state the eye of the Tiger and take a bit out of the competition. After finishing as the 2A runner-up in 2016, Coach Tyrone Giscombe's group is ranked fifth in our 2A team rankings heading into the 2017 season. We caught up with him to talk about the team, the expectations, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hallandale All-Comers Meet in South Florida always produces stellar early season performance. 2017 was no different. Anthony Bolton was on-site and captured all the race video. We picked our five must see races from the meet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dave Shelikoff was in Santa Rosa Beach for the Seahawks Open and captured over 1,400 photos of all the day's events.
Tyler Copeland was on-site at the Flagler Pinnacle Classic and captured over 900 action packed photos.
East Ridge junior Lavonte Valentine kicked off the 2017 outdoor season with a personal best time of 10.52s in the 100m dash. Watch Valentine and hundreds of other athletes compete at the Flagler Pinnacle Classic.
Bolles parent Sue Thomas uploaded over 500 photos from the Bolles Preseason Mini Meet.
Will Turner was on-site at the New Tampa Preseason Classic at Wharton High School and captured nearly 400 photos of all the action.
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.