Donald Lamb was on-site at the Orange Belt Conference Championship and captured over 600 photos including this one of boy's varsity winner Tristen Montalvo of St. Cloud.
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The 2015-2016 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.
Schools from around Osceola County headed to St. Cloud High School the host of the 2015 Orange Belt Conference Championship. St. Cloud swept the team competition and proved nobody was getting away with the hardware on their home turf.
Donald Lamb was on-site at the Orange Belt Conference Championship at St. Cloud and captured nearly 600 photos of all the action! Check them out and make sure to tag yourself!
Donald Lamb was on-site at the 4A District 5 Championship at St. Cloud High School and took over 350 photos of all the action including this one of Osceola two sport standout Carlos Becker!
This week marked the start of the state series as Osceola County teams competed in district competition. We take a look at how they fared as well as what else has been happening around Osceola in the recent weeks.
Just like that we are in the final month of XC 2014. A large round of invitationals await teams this week, before conference championships begin. The conference titles might not seem like a big deal in the scheme of things, but they can help build the momentum teams needs as they begin the playoff push toward the state series. I love playoffs in every sport. It pushes everybody to be at your best, or you might be watching your rivals take home season accolades that you so despearatley wanted yourself. The OBC schools were all over Florida this week, lets see how they fared.
In all my years of watching sports, this was one of the most exciting weekends I can remember. Most of us spent the morning in Titusville at the FLRunners Invite and then hopefully found some time to watch some great college football afterwards. The Race of Champions set some teams apart, as some rose to the challenge and others couldn’t overcome the mud. It was a thrilling race to watch as Ryan Rodriguez joins the cast of Belen stars as the ROC champ. The ladies are watching a potenial dynasty in the making as Pine Crest takes the title and are led by a middle schooler in Tsion Yared. Now on to what happened here in Osceola County.
All the area teams met up for Bulldog Palooza (St. Cloud Invitational) in St Cloud on a wet course. The ladies, except Grace Miller of St. Cloud who finished first, got to see a top tier Timber Creek girls team dominate, while the boys watched an equally impressive Liberty team do virtually the same thing. Many Central Florida teams had to adjust practice due to the typical afternoon thunderstorms that seem to hit right about this time. Most coaches will claim they enjoy the sloppy conditions, feeling that it might give someone an edge.
It’s back for year two! Runners across the state are now in full gear. However, many are still trying to find the groove of where their team stands. From the coaches standpoint, many runners are likely still out of shape and not quite ready for the next month that will determine who runs for a title and who stays home. Here is your school by school breakdown for our seven schools in the Orange Belt Conference.
We are on the brink of the playoffs for track season. Schools are trying to get in those last tune ups before the state series begins and legacies get established. Osceola County held its conference championships Tuesday evening at St. Cloud.
Zach Arguello has been helping Donald Lamb all season long get videos and photos from around Osceola County and Central Florida. He was at it again at the 2014 Orange Belt Conference Championships at St. Cloud High School. Check out over 600 photos from "TheZacAttack".
Central Florida track & field got started big time today at Gateway High School for the return of the Panthers Classic on their brand new track the looks a lot like Georgia clay. Coach Cliff Branch (seen right with future football HOF'er Ray Lewis) has been anxiously awaiting the day to showcase the new facilities. Twenty nine teams descended upon Kissimmee to open up with the first big invitational. The weather was in a cooperating mood early, but some rain cells delayed things a bit. The competition was good all the way through to the bitter end.
The OBC championships are finally here, and the state series begins very shortly as well. It's playoff time! Team by team weekly recaps to follow.
All of our local teams were in action this week, most of them at the St. Cloud invitational. There were 25 teams who competed at St. Cloud this weekend, mostly schools from Orange, Osceola, and Brevard counties, but a team from Georgia joined in the fun as well.
The season is just over halfway done. Only a few more regular season weekends remain before the conference championships start. Following that is the always exciting state series as teams make their march toward Tallahassee. A simple chance to run at the state meet is a goal for some schools, while others expect to be there and leave with a trophy. The final month lies before us all, stay healthy and enjoy the ride.
The cross country season is in high gear as we are a mere four days away from the biggest races this season (thus far) at FLR 14. This past week had some nice meets as well as a precursor to the next few weekends ahead.
Donald Lamb headed out to Poinciana on Wednesday for a small meet. Check out over 250 photos of the action! (via MileSplit)
This past weekend, five area teams traveled to Trotters Park for the Edgewater Invitational. In total there were more than 30 teams from all over Central Florida that made the trek to the greater downtown Orlando area for a Friday evening race in the second weekend of the cross country season.
Flrunners.com photographer Donald Lamb is also an assistant coach for Liberty High School and an Osceola County resident. He decided to come up with a weekly blog on what is happening in cross country action from around the county. See how area schools fared for the week of August 26-August 31, 2013.
Being a PE coach was my goal since I was in high school myself. I wasn’t exactly sure what sport I would enjoy the most, but it just so happened that track became my favorite. Osceola county (Orange Belt Conference) elementary schools have a well established track & field program in addition to a strong XC program.
Amber Jackson's interest in track and field peaked as an elementary school student. Over time, the Gateway senior has grown into one of the top jumpers in Osceola County and in the state. She never thought she would be signing a scholarship as a kid.