Blaine Thomas shares the story of Chiles junior Michael Phillips and how the sport of running has brought his family together.
What started as a normal Friday night in St.John's County, turned into a historical evening for the Creekside HS boys distance team. As the Creekside boys toed the line in the boys 4x1600 relay, no one expected what was to come in the next 17:40.78. Creekside had the chance to run a fast relay time at their home track and they took advantage of that opportunity.
The 2017 Chiles Freshman-Sophomore Championships gave the young talent in and around Tallahassee a chance to run against their peers. As Blaine Thomas tells us age is just a number. The fact that some of these athletes can compete with athletes two or three years older is nothing out of the ordinary.
This list of girls are my top freshmen to look out for this upcoming year. A lot of young talent can be found in Florida, but these girls have a huge opportunity to do big things for their respective schools.
Blaine Thomas gives us an inside look at the top incoming freshmen in the state to watch for 2017 including Xzavier Henderson (pictured above) who will run for Columbus High School in Miami.
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.
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.