Eddie Romero recaps all the action from 4A Region 4.
Articles with Coral Reef HS
We preview all of the action from the South Florida triple regional at Tradewinds Park.
See who are virtual meet predicts will conquer the course and end up with the crowns.
We breakdown the girls and boys individual and team battles at the 305 Classic.
The first OFFICIAL weekend of the track and field season kicks off Friday & Saturday with meets from South Florida to the Panhandle and everywhere in between. We have already seen amazing performances across the state. See who has the top spots... for now. What does it take to be number one? Check out our girls and boys leaderboard.
Over three dozen teams from South Florida will head to Miami AKA the 305 for the 305 Classic hosted by Coral Park High School at Larry & Penny Thompson Park. On the girls side, Gulliver Prep freshman Natalie Varela is the athlete to beat as she is coming off a FL#2 time of 17:46.52 at the flrunners.com Invitational. Fellow freshmen Valerie Lastra and Rahyah Andressohn as well as 8th grader Jinah Mickens-Malik are young and talented as well. On the boy's side Hunter Dobbs has the fastest time coming into the race and is hoping to propel the Cudas past Braddock for the team title.
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.
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 the boys of Coral Reef improve their state leading 4x800m relay team down to a US#4 7:47.91 at the 4A Region 4 Championship.
The Coral Reef boys 4x800m still holds strong as the fastest in the state. The quartet's time of 7:52.02 at the Dade County Youth Fair will be tough to surpass by any team besides themselves. We take a look at the top 25 boys times/marks in EVERY EVENT. (Photo by Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez)
Which male athlete/team do you think had the best week seven performance? Vote in our poll below and let us know! Note: Voting closes Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and winners will be announced in next week's poll.
In a weekend we had the Florida RELAYS, the top boys 4x800m relay time was actually set in South Florida. The boys of Coral Reef ran a state leading and US#3 time of 7:52.02 to win the Dade County Youth Fair. We look at the top 25 marks in EVERY event to see who won the week! (Photo by Teri Berhnardt-Rodriguez)
A week in South Florida doesn't go by without state leaders, nationally ranked performances, and wire to wire finishes. The GMAC Championship might have taken place on a Tuesday, but it had all the fireworks of a Saturday night! Here are our super seven races you don't want to miss!
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!
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!
Riverview sophomore Bailey Hertenstein sets a new course record while Sarasota's Adam Bradtmueller wins his first state title as a senior. Winter Park girls repeat as 4A champs while STA boys adds another trophy!
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.
Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez was on-site at the 4A District 16 Championship and captured over 400 pictures including this one of the Ferguson girls and boys who narrowly swept the team competition over rival Coral Reef.
It was a rainy afternoon at Larry & Penny Thompson Park but without the presence of lightning, it provided for a competition without the typical South Florida heat, although it was definitely a wet affair as is also commonly seen with the weather this time of the year in Miami.
Over three dozen teams will compete with country pride on the line at the GMAC Championships. We break down all the action!
The 2015 Estero DDD Invite will have a special meaning this year. Prior to the start of the meet the Village of Estero will proclaim September 5th as Jeff Sommer Day. Coach Sommer who passed away at the state track meet in May was the patriarch of the Wildcat family. His 3D mantra of dedication, discipline, and desire will live on Saturday at Estero Community Park as over 45 teams make the trek to South Florida! Flrunners.com will be in full force for our meet of the week with photos, race videos, interviews, results, and a complete recap of the day!
We broke down the top teams in each classification, but we’re throwing that all out the window. We want to know who is the best of the best, regardless of class. Check out our top fifty boys XC teams!
St. Thomas Aquinas look to add another 4A cross country title to go with their 2013 trophy. Check out the top 4A boys cross country teams!
Who ended the year in the top spot? Find out in our top 25 final rankings for boys relay events.
One of the top distance runners in the state, Kurt Convey of Coral Reef recently pledged to the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
It seems like every week Carlin Berryhill of Coral Reef and Nick Diaz of Miami Sunset are going at it. The GMAC Championships were no different as Berryhill (4:18.80) beat out the UF signee by tenths of a second (4:19.50) in the 1,600m run. Watch our Tasty Race of the Week!
The GMAC Championship is the largest conference championship in the state and features Miami's best teams. Last week, the qualifiers took place with the south region and north region competing separately for a ticket to this meet on the line. We merged the results and took the top eight to give you an accurate virtual meet of this how one could play out! Take a look!
The Dr. Phillips boys remain in the top spot of our Super 25 team rankings. The Panthers won the Lake Brantley Classic with 147 points. Lyman was fourth at the meet, but due to their strength in the distance events, and field events (Sean Clarke in pole vault and Adam Shuler in discus), the Greyhounds jump from number six to number two in our Super 25, the largest jump so far this season. Check out the complete list of 25 teams in our Boys Super 25.
South Florida will be broken up by three meets this weekend, one of the largest being the Archbishop McCarthy Big Blue Invitational in Southwest Ranches. The meet will feature the Miami Northwestern girls and boys, as well as the Coral Reef and Belen Jesuit boys. Check out our virtual meet and take a look at the venue and meet records!
You loved the first episode of Sprint To The Finish so we plan on making it a weekly series! Check out episode two which highlights all the action from the week across the Sunshine State!
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!
We thought the opening week of the 2015 track and field season provided fireworks, but were out done this week. TEN nation leading times were set with several athletes barely missing out on US#1's. Check out all the results, performances, and coverage for the week of 2/23-3/2/2015.
Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez was on-site at Ferguson Falcons Invitational and took over 1,100 photos of all the action including this one of the Coral Reef boys 4x800m relay team of Kurt Convey, Derwin Moultrie, Cameron Berryhill, and Carlin Berryhill which posted a US#1 time of 7:57.50.
The finish of the boys 3200m invitational race literally came down to the tape. Teammates Kurt Convey and Carlin Berryhill were running neck and neck the final mile of the race.
Very similar to last year's 4A Region 4 Championship where there were many of the top individuals and teams from the State all going head-to-head with each other, this year's version of the same meet followed in the exact same suit...
4A Region 4 at Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami kicked off the regional championships across the state. Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez was on-site and snapped over 350 pictures including this one of early leaders Nick Diaz and Carlin Berryhill. Diaz, the reigning 4A Cross Country Finals champion would go onto win the race in 15:45.62.
Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami will be the host of the 4A-4 Region Championships. In 2013, Alexa Cruz of St. Thomas Aquinas and Nick Diaz of Miami Sunet won the regional crowns on their way to a 4A state championship. Diaz, who recently committed to the University of Florida will be the favorite, but face stiff competition from the Coral Reef duo of Kurt Convey and Carlin Berryhill. Cruz, who has run the second fastest time in the state this year, looks to defend her title and win another regional championship for the Raiders.Flrunners.com will be on-site with photo coverage from Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez, as well as results, and a complete recap by Ryan Raposo! Make sure to check out allthe coverage plus our virtual meet links below to see how the meet should play out.
The 2014 edition of the GMAC Championship was an affair at Larry & Penny Thompson Park, featuring better weather that usual, but the same athletes and teams vying for top honors as we've seen the past few years in Miami...
The Winter Park girls were 4A runner-up in 2013 behind St. Thomas Aquinas. Both teams look different in 2014 with the Raiders losing several seniors in their top five. The Wildcats on the other hand inherited some key transfers along with incoming freshman Rafaella Gibbons, who holds the states fastest time this season. Both teams will give it their all, but Winter Park's deeper roster should propel them to a state title. On the boy's side St. Thomas Aquinas is the defending champion, but watch out for Lyman as well as Coral Reef who was without Kurt Convey at Pre-State. Check out the top teams in 4A as well as a complete list of all teams!
It was another typical hot and steamy day at Larry & Penny Thompson Park in Miami as the Ferguson Falcons Invitational kicked off in the morning with the middle school races, and the weather trend continued through the afternoon for the high school races until the lightning came in...
Coral Reef's Carlin Berryhill emerges victorious at the Fleet Feet Invitational despite the muddy conditions and altered course. Toni Gariano was on-site and braved the elements to come away with over 750 photos of all the action!
Lake Brantley junior Sinclaire Johnson and Coral Reef senior Kurt Convey are our week two athletes of the week. Johnson picked up her third victory in three attempts by winning the Hagerty Invitational in a new personal best time of 18:27.60. Convey captured his first win with a victory at the Katie Caples Invitational, break the sixteen minute mark in 15:56.00.
The Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo along with the Miami-Dade Youth Sports Championship Program came together this year to help put on one of the best Dade County Youth Fair Cross Country Championships that has been seen in Miami in a long time...
Who are the best runners and teams in Dade County? That question will be answered when over forty teams and 500 high school athletes will compete at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair Championship held at Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami. The event also features middle school junior varsity and varsity races which take place in the morning, with the high school runners starting at 3:30 p.m. Check out our virtual meet based on 2014 season bests as well as a complete schedule of all the events. Flrunners.com will be on-site with photos and a complete recap of the days events!
The Katie Caples Invitational is always one of the most competitive early season meets, and this year was no different. On a soft and slow course, runners from all over Florida, and parts of Georgia took to the course for a battle by the river. We saw some fast times, and some shocking upsets last night in Jacksonville.
The 2014 South Florida cross country season kicks off this September 4th on the familiar grounds of Tropical Park. It has been quite some time since Tropical Park hosted a high school cross country invitational. but after some persistence from the running community in Miami, the parks department has stepped up and created a true cross country course. 750 athletes and 29 teams will welcome back the park into the Miami running scene. Don't expect fast times though, this is a true XC course--mulch, packed shells, grass, roots, and Miami's only hill.
Coral Reef junior Carlin Berryhill is relatively new to the sport. 2013 was his first year running cross country and the Cuda standout finished 11th at the state meet. He is coming off a track season where he was 4th in the 1,600m with a time of 4:19.22 at the 4A state finals. His season best 9:30.69 was good enough for sixth in the 3,200m. Berryhill is looking to finish in the top ten and help guide Coral Reef to another podium finish. We get the scoop in our XC Spotlight.
The 2014 Cross Country Finals are 82 days away! Though that may seem like a long time to some, the meet will be here before we know it. Teams spent the summer logging quality miles and attending running camp. This week marks the official start of team practices for many with pre-season meets taking place this weekend and the main events the first week in September. As we continue our rankings, we count down the top ten boys teams regardless of class. Did your team make the list? Find out!
Complete coverage from yesterday's 4A Region 4 Championship. Tons of video footage, interviews, elite performances, and pictures!
In this series we take a look at state championship and runner-up coaches, their outlook on the team, the season, and 2014. Eric Pino has been coaching since 2005 spending six years as an assistant at Columbus High School. He then took a year off before taking the head coaching position at Coral Reef two years ago. In his first stint, Pino was coach for four podium finishes by Columbus including three state championships from 2008-2010 and a runner-up finish in 2005. In 2013, he lead Coral Reef to the 4A runner-up trophy.
On a typical hot and humid day at Larry & Penny Thompson Park, the 4A Region 4 Championship was anything but typical as most teams, and many individuals, had what can only be described as just a very strange meet.
We are less than two weeks away from the state meet in Tallahassee. Regional competition starts Thursday with Class 2A Region 4 and will continue through Saturday morning. Over the course of the week we will take a look at the road to state for each class. Sit, back, relax, and enjoy our meet previews and virtual meet exclusively for MileSplit Insiders. If you don't have a subscription now is the time to get one!
Coral Reef’s Kurt Convey has two top runners in his sights. (via The Miami Herald)
Coral Reef sophomore Kurt Convey and Shorecrest Prep junior Alex Eaton are this week's Warrior of the Week winners. Convey won the University of Miami Greentree Invitational in 16:01.62 against some of South Florida's top runners. Eaton set a new course record at the Seffner Christian Kickoff Class crossing the line in 19:23.70.
Coral Reef freshman Kurt Convey has a breakout race winning his first regional championship in 16:12.45. Mount Dora junior Ashley Heitling came into her regional championship feeling under appreciated and came out with a time of 18:31.55 and the individual title.
Jason has been looking for more South Florida XC coverage this season and due to the lack of interest I decided I would try to put a few articles together for everyone. And seeing as how I was without a computer last week I figured I would put together a 10-Day Recap of what’s been going on with cross country here in Miami-Dade County. (I really wanted to put together a nice write up of the GMAC Championship last week, so I’ll start off with that and lead into the various district championships from this past week). Now without further delay, here’s what’s been happening down south…