flrunners.com Invitational 15 Coverage

Yared, Rodriguez Navigate Their Way To ROC Wins, Guide Pine Crest, Belen Jesuit To Team Titles Todd Grasley Oct 5, 2014

Saturday marked the final day of competition at the flrunners.com Invitational at beautiful Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville. Athletes were in for a true cross country experience as the mother nature had her way previous night, dumping rain on the course, and making for a series of mud-filled 5k's.Pine Crest 7th grader Tsion Yared and Belen Jesuit senior Ryan Rodriguez (pictured above) navigated their way to victories in the Race of Champions and helped guide their teams to the championship as well. Check out over 6,500 photos, race videos, interviews, and a recap of all the action from day two!

FLR 15 Day Two Featured Photo Album By Tom Connor Todd Grasley Oct 4, 2014

Chain Of Lakes Park took on a new meaning Saturday for day two of the flrunners.com Invitational 15. Tom Connor brought his rain boots and braved the elements to capture over 4,000 photos including this one of runners heading over the iconic bridge about to encounter even more fun on a mud soaked course!

Pearl River (NY) Invades FLR 15 On Day One Todd Grasley Oct 3, 2014

The ladies of Pearl River made the trip from New York down to Florida and dominated the competition in both the girls JV blue and girls small school races. Check out close to 4,000 photos, as well as race videos, interviews, and a recap of all the day one action from FLR15.

FLR15 Day One Featured Photo Album By Mike Leary Todd Grasley Oct 3, 2014

Mike Leary was at the finish line capturing over 1,200 images including this one in the girls small school race as Trinity Prep 7th grader Audrey McAnally and Pearl River's Mary Borkoski go down to the wire. Borkoski an 8th grader from New York won in 19:29.36.m Invitational 15 coverage (via MileSplit)

FLR15 Day One Featured Photo Album By Tom Connor Todd Grasley Oct 3, 2014

Tom Connor was on-site at the flrunners.com Invitational 15 shooting most of the back part of the course and the final turn to the finish. Check out over 2,000 images including this one of Admiral Farragut's Patrick McNamara has he sprints to the finish in the boys small school race.

Tyler Fisher: Ready To ROC Todd Grasley Oct 3, 2014

Tyler Fisher quit his high school basketball team because it was too much running. Ironically, then quit the cross country team his freshman year.  However, the Port Charlotte standout didn't want to be defined as a quitter. He made himself go back after his freshman track season because deep down he knew he couldn't stop running. He says he is extremely glad he stuck with it.

Flrunners.com 15 Race Of Champions Preview Todd Grasley Oct 3, 2014

The top 24 girls teams and 21 boys teams along with select individuals will compete in the prestigious Race of Champions Saturday morning at flrunners.com Invitational 15. The goal is to see how many girls can break 19 minutes and how many guys can break 16 on this fast Chain of Lakes Park course. We take a look at the individual match ups as well as team battles and see what the computers think in our virtual meet feature.

Throwback Thursday: A Walk Down Flrunners.com Invite Memory Lane Todd Grasley Oct 2, 2014

Fifteen years ago Jason Byrne started the flrunners.com Invitational. The first meet held in 2000 at Polk State College in Winter Haven consisted of a girls and boys Varsity A and Varsity B race, and less than two dozen teams. Since then numerous, collegiate standouts, and even Olympians first got their big break at this meet and the participation has grown times ten. Flrunners.com Invitational 15 will feature over 300 teams and 4,500 athletes. The meet has definitely come along way. We wanted to take a trip down memory lane and revisit highlights over the last 15 years.

Ten More Teams Makes ROC, FLR15 To Be Livestreamed Todd Grasley Sep 23, 2014

A total of ten more teams have been added to the presitigious Race Of Champions at the flrunners.com Invitational. The meet is just ten days away and runners and spectators are eagerly waiting in anticipation. This is the third round of teams to be announce with the newest teams at the bottom of each list. Four more slots will be awarded in the coming days to complete the field. In addition, to this exciting news both days of the meet will be livestreamed, so if you can't make the race or have family or friends that want to watch don't worry.

New Logo, New ROC Teams Announced For FLR15 Todd Grasley Sep 16, 2014

The 15th flrunners.com Invitational is just 17 days away and the excitement is building for runners and teams around the state. Take a look at this year's meet logo as well as the next six teams to be invited to our prestigious Race of Champions.

Keeping Score: Flrunners.com Invitational To Feature Live Scoreboard Todd Grasley Sep 5, 2014

We are proud to announce a new addition to enhance the race experience for runners and fans at the Flrunners.com Invitational 15. Elite Timing will be bringing out a 9' x 6' Daktronics Scoreboard that will give team results at the mile and 2.5 mile markers and display the names and times at the finish. The splits will be viewable on the results both on paper and on online. In addition, the live results feed will also feature the team scores listed at each mark as well as the athlete-results. 

Drum Roll Please... The First Round Of Teams In Our Race Of Champions Are... Todd Grasley Sep 4, 2014

Each year the flrunners.com Invitational attracts the best teams from every corner of the state. With over 300 teams and nearly 4,500 athletes now signed up, 2014 is no exception. The goal of many teams is to earn a coveted invitation to compete in the Race of Champions.For many that is a goal they have worked for over several seasons. For perenial powerhouses, it is a yearly badge of honor and midseason opportunity to face off against the teams looking to challenge them for a podium position in November.