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Stepping Up: Notable YOY Improvements At 2015 Cross Country Finals Nov 18, 2015

What a difference a year can make. Better health, better training, or a new mindset, a wide variety of circumstances can give you that boost you need. We compiled our list of the top 500 girls and top 500 boys from state and their YOY improvements, but we wanted to take a moment to feature some of those athletes who really stood out to us in this slideshow feature.

FACA XC Final State Rankings Nov 4, 2015

The FHSAA Cross Country State Finals is this weekend, so let's see what our volunteer pollster's have to say after taking a look at all of the Region meets from this past week...

FHSAA Cross Country Finals HQ: LIVE Updates/Coverage Nov 6, 2015

The 2015 Cross Country Finals is shaping up to be one of the finest that the meet has been at Apalachee Regional Park since 2012. We will have LIVE RESULT, LIVE UPDATES, and on-site coverage including photos, videos, interviews, and recaps of all the action! This article will be your go to HQ throughout the day Saturday and weekend!

Grade by Grade Rankings from State Meet Nov 8, 2015

Calum McFetridge of Buchholz and Haftom Fliegelman of Durant finished third and fourth in the 4A boys race. Their times of 15:53.75 and 15:54.17 were the top junior times in any race! Check out the top times by each grade!

Hernando Sophomore Trevor Foley Sidelined For State Finals Nov 4, 2015

"Your season is over." The words no athlete or runner ever want to hear, especially when it comes from a doctor. Unfortunately, for Hernando sophomore Trevor Foley is quest for a 2A cross country state championship will have to wait until next fall.

State Meet Prediction Contest Nov 5, 2015

Now's your chance to show everyone your knowledge of the sport (or just your powers of prediction)... It's our 2015 XC State Meet Prediction Contest... and you have just two days to enter. Guess correctly and you could be on your way to some sweet prizes. Ready... set... go!

Bolles Charles Hicks Top Freshman Boy At Cross Cross Country Finals Nov 9, 2015

Bolles freshman Charles Hicks continued his spectacular season finishing 5th in 2A with a time of 16:07.39. His time was more than 25 seconds faster than the next fastest class of 2019 athlete teammate Chase Rivera. Check out the top freshman boys times from the 2015 Cross Country Finals. and see where you rank.

McFetridge, Fliegelman Fastest Junior Boys At State Nov 10, 2015

Calum McFetridge of Buchholz and Haftom Fliegelman of Durant finished third and fourth in the 4A boys race. Their times of 15:53.75 and 15:54.17 were the top junior times in any race! Check out the top times by junior boys!

Road To State: Boys Class By Class Virtual Meets Aug 29, 2016

The 2016 Cross Country Finals are less than three months away at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. We looked at the top returning boys individuals and teams in every classification and ran virtual meets for 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A to see who had the best shot of taking home the hardware.

3A State Meet Preview: Merritt Island's Steven Cross In League Of His Own Nov 6, 2015

The culmination of the Florida cross country season will take place Saturday, November 7th at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee with state championship titles for both individuals and teams on the line. Leading up to the meet we will preview each classification with in-depth analysis as well as by seeing how our virtual meets think the races will play out. Today, we look at the 3A classification who will compete in the first (7:30 a.m.) and third (8:20 a.m.) races of the morning with the girls and boys respectively.

Helping Hand: Plant City's Whitmore Guides Fallen Runner To Finish At State Meet Nov 12, 2015

Every sporting event has their memorable moments. At the Cross Country Finals, Walker Thomas of Plant High School went down in the 4A race only to find his peer Luke Whitmore of Plant City do the unthinkable. He carried Thomas 200 meters to the finish line in an example of exemplary sportsmanship, which raises the question when do you help out and when do you continue on?

4A State Meet Preview: Gibbons, Urzua, Hertenstein, Cruz, Delay = Race of the Day! Nov 6, 2015

The culmination of the Florida cross country season will take place Saturday, November 7th at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee with state championship titles for both individuals and teams on the line. Leading up to the meet we will preview each classification with in-depth analysis as well as by seeing how our virtual meets think the races will play out. Today, we look at the 4A classification who will compete in the second (7:55 a.m.) and fourth (8:45 a.m.) races of the morning with the girls and boys respectively.

1A Meet Preview: Noah Perkins Day To Day Status Could Impact Boys Race Nov 5, 2015

The culmination of the Florida cross country season will take place Saturday November 7th at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee with state championship titles for both individuals and teams on the line. Leading up to the meet we will preview each classification with in-depth analysis as well as by seeing how our virtual meets think the races will play out. We start with the smallest classification 1A who will compete in the 5th (9:10 a.m.) and 7th (10 a.m.) races of the morning.

Road To State: Girls Class By Class Virtual Meets Aug 29, 2016

The 2016 Cross Country Finals are less than three months away at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. We looked at the top returning girls individuals and teams in every classification and ran virtual meets for 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A to see who had the best shot of taking home the hardware.

2A Meet Preview: Bolles Girls, Trinity Prep Boys Bound For More Team Titles Nov 5, 2015

The culmination of the Florida cross country season will take place Saturday November 7th at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee with state championship titles for both individuals and teams on the line. Leading up to the meet we will preview each classification with in-depth analysis as well as by seeing how our virtual meets think the races will play out. Today, we look at the 2A classification who will compete in the 6th (9:35 a.m.) and 8th and final (10.25a.m.) races of the morning with the girls and boys respectively.

Girls Combined Team Scores: Timberwolves Top Team At State, Add Another Title To Storied Program Nov 12, 2015

We combined the results of all four classifications to find out who was the best team overall and where do the rest of the squads stack up? 3A champion Chiles and 4A champion Winter Park would have a dog fight on their hands, but the advantage would go to the Timberwolves who have a slower 1-5 split but better average time at 19:12.69 (just under ten seconds) and total time by 49 second. See where your team ranks among the top teams in the state!

Boys Combined Team Scores: Best Performance At State Caps Off Perfect Season For Trinity Prep Nov 12, 2015

Trinity Prep completed its undefeated season with their third straight 2A state championship. After merging the results from every classification, the Saints were the best team with a 44 second 1-5 split and team average of 16:16.94 lead by individual state champion Chas Cook. 3A champion Creekside was followed by 3A runner-up Chiles as the top three teams. Check out the complete list and see where your squad ranks!

DeLay, No Doubt Best Of Junior Girls At Cross Country Finals Nov 10, 2015

Kayley DeLay of Fletcher was only one of two runners to break 18 minutes at the 2015 Cross Country Finals. DeLay’s time of 17:56.72 earned her a runner-up finish in 4A and the fastest time of any junior regardless of class. Check out the top times from the class of 2017. Where do you rank?

TBT: State Meet Course Insight: Race Smart, Win Big Nov 5, 2015

Apalachee Regional Park is hands down the nicest cross country course in the state of Florida. With fantastic footing the whole way, a net downhill course, temperatures in the 50s, and the adrenaline of a state meet we are sure to see some fantastic performances and blistering times!There will be many different racing tactics implemented by the runners. Some will work out and some wont. So let’s walk through the course and talk about some of the strategies that you might witness on Saturday morning.

Week in Review: State Meet For The Ages Nov 9, 2015

Check out all the coverage from the 2015 Cross Country Finals that will go down as one of the most exciting at the ARP. We saw a new course record set by Riverview sophomore Bailey Hertenstein, an epic finish in the 2A girls race, and all eight individuals were first time cross country state champions. Over 7,000 photos, three dozen videos, recaps of EVERY race, results, performances and more are all here!

The Favorites: Cross Country Finals Top Returning Girls Aug 24, 2016

The lone state champion returner from 2015 on either the boys or girls side is Riverview junior Bailey Hertenstein. Hertenstein's 17:32.55 is the fastest time regardless of class on the Apalachee Regional Park course in November. 2014 state champions Tsion Yared (2A) and Rafaella Gibbons (4A) also return for another ring. See the top 500 returning times from the 2015 Cross Country finals and which girls have the best shots at bringing back the crown.

By The Numbers: Fastest 500 From XC Finals At ARP Nov 6, 2015

We wanted to know who the had the fastest girls and boys times while the Cross Country Finals were at the ARP from 2012-2014. Rachel Givens of hometown Chiles posted a time of 17:48.78 to win the 3A state championship in 2012. On the boys’ side it was Sukhi Khosla another hometown standout from Leon who ran 15:01.80 to win the 3A crown last year. Ironically, no other boy has run under 15:15. The two closest are Lyman’s Joshua Jacques and Coral Reef’s Carlin Berryhill who finished 1-2 in the 4A race in 2014. Check out the top 500 for each gender!

The Favorites: Cross Country Finals Top Returning Boys Aug 24, 2016

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

Winter Park Girls XC: Road To State Nov 10, 2015

Go along for the ride literally and figuratively as Winter Park junior Elizabeth Jenkins takes with the Wildcats as they ride from Central Florida to Florida's capital for the 2015 Cross Country Finals where they defended their 4A team title.

Last One In: Shaw Takes Success to Braddock Nov 4, 2015

Often times in post-season coverage, we tend to direct our focus towards the state’s top teams and talent while forgetting those mid-level teams to whom just a trip to the state meet is a huge accomplishment. In a new series called Last One In, we look at teams whose goal was to make it to the state meet, not place on the podium.

Coaching Champions: Joe Hazera - St. Thomas Aquinas Boys Nov 30, 2015

Coach Joe Hazera guided the St. Thomas Aquinas Raider boys to their second 4A Cross Country state championship since 2013. We caught up with Hazera to talk about this 2015 season, the road to the title, and what next year has in store for the Raiders.

Coaching Champions: Sue O'Malley - Father Lopez Boys Nov 16, 2015

In this series we take a look at state championship coaches, their outlook on the team, and 2015 season. Coach Sue O'Malley has been at Father Lopez for nine years, but is in her fourth as the boys coach. This year the team won their first ever district, regional and state titles.

Coaching Champions: Eric Frank - Creekside Boys Nov 20, 2015

Coach Eric Frank has been at Creekside since the school opened eight years ago. In 2015, the Knights won their first state championship in cross country, taking home the 3A team title. We caught up with Frank to talk about this year's team, the season, and the future for the program.

Bolles, Chiles State Championships Move Ryan, Gowan To Fifth On All-Time Wins List Nov 17, 2015

Coach Ryan of Bolles (pictured above with team) and Coach Gowan of Chiles moved up the all-time wins list after the 2015 Cross Country Finals. The Bolles girls picked up their fourth consecutive 2A crown giving him his 9th overall while the Chiles girls continued the rich tradition of the Timberwolves program and gave Gowan his 9th as well. Both coaches pass the late Jeff Sommer of Estero to move into a tie for fifth place.

Bailey Hertenstein, Creekside Boys Voted Cross Country Finals Top Performers Nov 16, 2015

Riverview sophomore Bailey Hertenstein set a new course record with her 17:32.55 to win the 4A state championship while the Creekside boys ousted defending champion Chiles in a very competitive class 3A at the Cross Country Finals. YOU the running community decided and picked those as our best individual and team performance from the state meet.

WATCH: Never Quit Attitude On Display In Girls 2A Race Nov 10, 2015

Watch as Caitlyn Collier of Bolles collapses is in the final meters of the girls 2A race. Pine Crest senior Alyssa Pujals passes her for the win, but Collier is determined to finish and crossed the line as the runner-up.

Check Out Over 3,700 State Meet Photos By Cedric Gillette Nov 8, 2015

We were out in full force at the 2015 Cross Country Finals with three photographers to capture all the action! Check out over 3,700 photos from Cedric Gillette who snapped a majority of the days finish line shots including this one of 4A boys champion Adam Bradtmueller who capped off his senior season with a state title!

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