We are honored to kick off our Coaching Spotlight series with Flagler Palm Coast's Dave Halliday.
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How is this for a statistic? 9 of the 12 teams under 8 minutes in the 4x8 all hail from class 4A. Of those 9 teams, 5 are from 4A Region 1 AKA Region Of Death. Coral Reef is the state leader in the event with their 7:47.91 from the 4A Region 4 Championship. Check out the top 500 boys 4x800m relay for the 2016 season.
Watch Flagler Palm Coast senior and UF signee Justin Pacifico pass two runners in the final 100m of the boys 800m run to win in a FL#2 and US#13 time of 1:54.13 at the Bob Hayes Invitational.
Watch the Flagler Palm Coast boys become the first 4x800 squad under 8 minutes this season in Florida with a US #2 performance of 7:57.78.
Florida's largest classification, 4A, owns six of the top seven spots in the boys Super 25 team rankings with defending state champion Dr. Phillips coming into the season as the best team regardless of class. See where your squad stacks up!
We caught up with Flagler Palm Coast senior and University of Florida signee Justin Pacifico this weekend at the FACA+ Clinic In Daytona, Beach. See what he had to say about the upcoming season including a recent workout he crushed and a possible head to head match up with sprinter Adrian Killins of Mainland.
Justin Pacifico, the 4A runner-up at 800m in 2015 and 4A runner-up in XC this season signed with the University of Florida.
Ralph Epifanio gives us an inside look at the 5 Star Conference Championship.
Coming down the home stretch of the 2015 cross country season the Flagler Palm Coast cross country team gives us a look at how they prepare for conference district and beyond. Watch them do 8x800m at 4 mile tempo pace with 300 meter at 90% in the rainy weather for this episode of Workout Wednesday. Special thanks to Ka'Deem Wynn and the rest of the team for putting this together!
The 2014-2015 school year has provided some great highlights in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. In the coming weeks many of our seniors will head out to start their college careers both athletically and academically. We wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature and say thank you for your support over the years.
The 4A boys team battle could come down to the very end with Dr. Phillip's and Lyman leading the charge. See how our virtual meet has this one playing out!
They don't call 4A 1 the Region of Death for nothing. Ralph Epifanio gives us an inside look at all the action from one of the state's toughest meets!
Six of the top eight teams in our boys Super 25 team rankings are in 4A. Dr. Phillips leads the way after another team victory at the Seminole Invitational in Clermont.
Dr. Phillips remains in the number one spot, but their was movement beneath them. After a successful week at BCAA Championships Boyd Anderson moved up from tenth to second. The surprise is Flagler Palm Coast who despite winning Bob Hayes are only seventh. See the top 25 boys teams regardless of class!
The ladies and gents of Flagler Palm Coast swept the 2015 Five Star Conference team titles. Ralph Epifanio was on-site and took over 1,100 photos of all the action! Come inside and take a look for yourself.
The Dr. Phillips boys sit still at number one after winning the Brian Jaeger Elite Classic at Winter Park. The Panthers relays came through posting top ten national times in the 4x800, 4x100, and 4x400m relays. Lyman remains at number two while Seminole HS (Sanford) slips into third. See the top 25 boys teams according to our Super 25 Team Rankings.
Friday night was buzzing in Jacksonville with over 50 teams making the trek to Bolles for the annual Bulldog Classic. Despite the cold weather and misty conditions, there were some notable performances across the board.
The Dr. Phillips boys flexed their muscle for the second weekend in a row. The Panthers had more than twice the amount of points as runner-up Colonial a the Lake Brantley Invitational, winning every running event except for the 1,600 and 3,200m. They are the top team in our boys Super 25 rankings. Find out who else made the list!
Ralph Epifanio was at his home away from home Flagler Palm Coast for the East Coast Classic. Check out over 800 photos of all the action and tons of candid shots!
The Dr. Phillips boys jump to the top spot of our Super 25 Rankings after a successful weekend at the Lake Brantley Open. Despite a win at the Louie Bing Classic, St. Thomas Aquinas slides down a spot to number two with Flagler Palm Coast, and Coral Reef rounding out the top four.
Although the name might be a work in progress, it certainly was a classic. Blessed by perfect weather, the Flagler track was a fast-moving assembly line of events: (in order) long jump, shot put, discus, pole vault, triple jump, high jump, 600, 100/110 hurdles, 100, 1600, 4 X 100, 300, 400, 300 hurdles, 800, 200, 1200, F/S 1600, and 4 X 4; in and out in 5 ½ hours thank you very much!
"Starting fresh" --probably an overstatement; perhaps "refreshed" might be a more appropriate description—like many of the upper echelon teams in Florida, is Flagler-Palm Coast. With a long history of success under his 11 year reign as head coach at FPC, David Halliday looks forward to 2015 with eager anticipation.
Think you know hurdles? Check out these tips and drills by former Florida standout and current Arkansas State assistant Jarius Cooper.
After maybe having a few less teams attend than in the past, the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational is 67 HS teams strong again and should have over 2000 runners registered for action Saturday. Many of the top programs in Georgia will run their entire squads and a few will hold out their top runners for another day... The Sunshine State has arguably three of the best boys teams in the state, two of the best girls teams in the state , the top freshman in the state on the girls side, and a potential foot locker finalist in Sukhi Khosla on the boys side lacing it up with our state's student-athletes. Its a star studded event that could turn into a barnburner depending on what teams from Ga choose to run in the Championship race....
The 2014 Cross Country season got an early start for a few teams as Bartram Trail, Flagler Palm Coast, Mandarin, and Vanguard toed the line in a quad meet the last weekend of August. Unlike most races, this meet had one race for the men and one race for the women with the men’s race going first.
Not only does Florida have some of the best track and field and cross country athletes in the state of Florida we also have the best coaches around! Brooks, one of the top running companies, wanted to honor those coaches who go above and beyond in the community with their Inspiring Coach of the Year Awards. Recently, they named the top twenty-five finalists and three Sunshine State coaches made the list: Lightning Bolt Track Club's Garylnn Boyd, Flagler Palm Coast's Dave Halliday, and Land O' Lakes' Kris Keppel.
Flagler Palm Coast High School track and cross country coach Dave Halliday has been selected as one of the newest inductees into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) Hall of Fame as part of the 39th class of those honored by the organization. (via News-JournalOnline.com)
While in high school, I was determined to be an astronomer. Because the stars and planets existed in a three-dimensional sphere, a career in that science meant a lot of higher level mathematics. (It is not easy finding one star among billions, especially since they move around constantly.) Unfortunately, at the time, calculators were still a novelty, and PCs had yet to be invented, so calculations had to be done with lots of paper and pencils, and a slide rule. (Betcha never seen one, eh?)
When it comes to weather, I always go-a with NOAA, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Everything else is just a watered-down version of true meteorology.
Holy Trinity coach Doug Butler and coach Danny Weed of Flagler Palm Coast have been named two of the twenty-five finalists for the Brooks 2013 Most Inspiring Coach of the Year award. The were chosen out of thousands of nominees from around the country.
Although it has been almost ten years since his graduation from Flagler Palm Coast High School, he is still affectionately remembered as “Sammy.” To put that in perspective, consider just how many great runners have run on the same tracks, perhaps won more races, and maybe even captured more FHSAA titles than he has, and yet a surname would be required for the proper identification of any one of them.
Originally scheduled for Saturday, October 27th, this meet was prudently moved to Monday, October 29th. That first date, unfortunately, coincided with the passing of Hurricane Sandy on its deadly, northern trajectory.
Deland senior Keneth Pineiro and Seabreeze freshman Elizabeth Murray picked up Five Star Conference titles. FPC swept team titles in three of the four races. Ralph Epifanio was on-site with tons of photos and will have a feature story when he gets back from fighting the Redcoats on the front lines.
Pink was a popular color at the Pre-State Invitational . Athletes, coaches, and spectators all showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness month. See what some runners and coaches had to say about their decision to promote the cause.
Anyway you look at it, Peter Hopfe was destined to be a successful running coach. A by-product of his abundance of energy, his competitive nature has always sought an outlet, first in his drive to compete on a personal level, then to lead others to unimaginable successes
Speaking of stars, how many of you have seen Planes, Trains and Automobiles, starring Steve Martin and John Candy? Of course, you may not have heard about its sequel, Planes, Trains and Cross Country—it premiered this weekend--starring various members of the Flagler-Palm Coast Cross Country team. After hearing its story line, I’m sure you’ll agree that it is equally entertaining.
The Eleanor Roosevelt came all the way down to Gainesville, Florida to find some competition and great weather to post swift relay times. Their times at the Florida Relays indicate that the girls from Greenbelt, Maryland found a worthy opponent in the Miami Northwestern girls and warm and sunny Florida weather as the Eleanor Roosevelt girls rolled to national leading times in the 4x100 at 45.38 and 4x400 at 3:41.40. Miami Northwestern, second to Eleanor Roosevelt in both races with respectable times of 47.48 and 3:45.15, was able to claim at least one relay victory on the weekend in the 4x800 with a US #2 performance of 9:17.45. Their 4x800 squad featured Skyler Wallen, who broke 2:10 and became the new US leader in the 800 on the first day of high school events on Friday. While Friday's highlights were focused on individual performers, the theme seemed to focus on the relay times on Saturday as the Flagler Palm Coast boys were sensational in relay action with four victories over the course of the weekend in the 4x800 (US #3 7:46.57), 4x400 (US #2 3:13.15), 4x200, and 4x100 (42.35). Austin Gamble of Cypress Bay proved his first 200 foot performance last week was no fluke in the discus throw as he won at the Florida Relays with a best mark of 195'6". Florida Relays Saturday Results: High School Boys - High School Girls
North Florida, as it has since the beginning of Y2K, will start with three perenial powers who each have three state titles in the seven years since the dawn of the decade: in Tallahassee the Timberwolves of Chiles and the Marauders of Maclay and two and half hours east down I-10 in Jacksonville the “wait, I thought they graduated everybody” boys of Bishop Kenny. Beyond those three Tallahassee and Jacksonville championship dynasties, Clay County's Bears of Bartram Trail will look to mix it up. And Flagler Palm Coast, which was marked as the only North Florida team mentioned on the NTN South Region poll, will also be vying for top honors. FPC, itself an amazing dynasty, has two titles and two runner-ups since 2000. Don’t get me wrong, there is a nice group of other teams to watch as well, but these five will be the cream of the crop in North Florida.
Teona Rodgers had a very impressive double with two second place finishes in the 200 and 60H. Ashley Brasovan had the lone Florida national title with a huge performance in the 2 mile. While Chris Ward and Kayle Hale each took third place in their respective events. Check out the full summary and tons of coverage including photos, results, articles, videos, and audio interviews from our on-site coverage through the MileSplit Network, which featured a team of six people covering the two days of Nike Indoor Nationals in Landover, MD.
Through thunder storms and rain, over twenty meet records were set at the 2002 Eye of the Tiger Invitational in Gainesville, Florida.