A small city right outside of Pensacola, is home to a family of runners that have and are continuing to leave their mark on the FL high school running community. Haley Kling is a Senior at Pace High School in Pace, FL and has committed to run for Lipscomb University in the fall of 2017.
When people hear stories about runners getting hit by cars, trucks, and buses, it usually ends with a causality or multiple casualties. But for the University of North Florida distance runner that's not the case. It was February 4th, and Manny Velasquez had just finished in 3rd place in the mile at the Camel City Invite in Winston Salem at the JDL Indoor Track, when he went to get his cool down in.
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.
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.