Making a mark in Division I track and field is not easy. To be a freshman in such a competitive environment, and to still be able to conquer the pressure and succeed is very rare. Michelle Atherley, has made serious strides in her first year at Auburn University. Atherley made it to the NCAA DI Indoor Nationals in the pentathlon, the only freshmen to do so; and she also competed at the outdoor championships in the 4x100m relay, anchoring the team. After what seemed to be a great season, Atherley has revealed she won't be returning to Auburn next fall.
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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.
Port Charlotte senior Tyler Fisher describes the recruiting process as scary. Fisher finally came to a college decision and has selected Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
One of the state's top multi event athletes Michelle Atherley of Port Charlotte has signed with Auburn University. Denise Spann takes us inside the decision.
Watch as Port Charlotte's Tyler Fisher puts the hammer down in the final lap of the boys 3,200m beating 2014 4A Cross Country Finals champion Joshua Jaques and 2013 4A Cross Country Champion and University of Florida signee Nick Diaz.
Tyler Fisher of Port Charlotte had the Kick of the Week! After hanging with James Zentmeyer of Sickles for 7 of the 8 laps in the boy's 3200m, Fisher made his move with 250 meters to go to win the event at the USF/Steinbrenner Invitational.
Michelle Atherley will be the first to admit she is a huge daddy's girl. She wanted to do everything he did just as he did it. The Port Charlotte senior's father passed away when she was eight years old. On any given race day though, she carries his memory right there with her.
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.