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Pine Crest & Niceville Girls Pack Powerful Returning Teams From 2016 Cross Country Finals Todd Grasley Nov 14, 2016

The top five returning teams from the 2016 Cross Country Finals all made the podium including top ranked Pine Crest in 2A and Niceville in 3A (pictured above). The Panthers lose only one girl in their top five that ALL placed in the top 20. That group consisted of three freshmen and one 8th grader! Niceville loses two seniors, but will rely heavily on roster that includes three seniors, a junior, and a sophomore in 2017. Chiles, Bolles, and 4A champion Steinbrenner round out the top five. Take a look at the top 25 as well as a link to the complete list. Where do you and your team rank? 

WATCH: Palmetto's Jordan Shapiro Leads Freshmen 1-2-3 Sweep Todd Grasley Oct 28, 2016

Freshman Jordan Shapiro of Miami Palmetto lead a 1-2-3 sweep for the class of 2020. Shapiro clocked a PR time of 19:02.58 on a tough Larry & Penny Thompson Park course to win her first race of the year and first ever regional title in 4A-4. Ferguson edged out Lourdes 44-59 for the team title.

Girls JV Team Scores: Niceville's Depth Goes Beyond Top Seven Todd Grasley Sep 21, 2016

The varsity athletes get most of the love, but we wanted to see who were the top JV athletes and teams around the state. Power programs like Niceville, Bolles, and Winter Park are loaded with depth, but it's the Eagles, who own the top spot in our team scores with their #8-14 runners averaging a time of 21:01.66 and a 1-5 split of just 36 seconds!

Meet Preview: Who Shall Be Crowned King Of The Hill? Eddie Romero Sep 8, 2016

Someone will be crowned the king and the queen at Friday's King of The Hill race down in Miami. The race will be at Tropical Park starting with the girl's JV race at 3:45 p.m. and finishing up around 6:15 p.m. with awards for the top runners/teams. If the weather holds up, over 50 teams will be competing. If you're looking to watch some fast runners, several of south Florida's top performers from last week will be at this meet.

Bolles Best In Girls Composite Team Rankings Once Again Todd Grasley Aug 25, 2016

The Bolles girls have been the best program in the state of Florida over recent years, tallying the last four cross country state championships. Coach Ryan's Bulldogs are also the best team according to our composite rankings which takes into numerous criteria for yet another year. If you pull up the XC Team Scores page, you'll see a link to "Composite" scoring. This is a type of scoring that gives a team a rank on a number of different categories, with different weights on each.

4A Girls Team Rankings: Winter Park Locked & Loaded For Third Straight Todd Grasley Aug 5, 2016

Winter Park claimed the last two 4A crowns and lose only two of their seven athletes from that championship squad. Rafaella Gibbons, an NXN qualifier, and 2014 individual state champion, will lead the Wildcats that have a team average under 19 minutes and will benefit from Dr. Phillips' transfer Charis Ivey. Sarasota and Wharton who finished second and third last year will battle for that second podium spot. We look at the top ten teams in the state's largest classification. 

Girls JV Team Rankings: Bulldogs Beyond Deepest Squad In State Todd Grasley Oct 20, 2015

The start of the postseason for varsity runners often means the end to a successful regular season for our JV athletes (numbers 8-14). One can tell a lot about a program's future by seeing what talent is waiting in the wings. We look at the top junior varsity teams in the state. Where does your squad rank?

Virtual Meet: Junior Orange Bowl Invitational Todd Grasley Oct 7, 2015

Sixty plus teams will make their way to Larry & Penny Thompson Park in Miami Thursday for the Junior Orange Bowl Invitational. The meet will start 10 a.m. with the middle school junior varsity and varsity races and resume at 2:30 p.m. with the high school junior varsity and varsity races. Stay tuned to flrunners for coverage and results of all the action. In the meantime, see how we see the girls and boys invitational races playing out!

King and Queen of the Hill Titles Belong to Belen and Ferguson! Ryan Raposo Sep 12, 2015

The second annual King of the Hill Cross Country Invitational took place again in Miami's Tropical Park and it was another great event, even better than last year! From live music, to original awards, to the fantastic atmosphere provided in the venue, this looks to be a large South Florida meet that will continue to grow in the future!

Columbus, Ferguson, and Lourdes Bring Home the Dade County Youth Fair Hardware! Ryan Raposo Sep 4, 2015

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo, along with the Miami-Dade Youth Sports Championship Program, came together this year for the second year in a row to put on another great Dade County Youth Fair Cross Country Championship. Featuring close to 40 high schools for this nearly 40 year old competition, this county meet wasn't anything other than hot, humid, and extremely draining in typical Miami and Larry & Penny Thompson Park fashion.

Junior Orange Bowl Invitational Meet Preview/Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Oct 16, 2014

A majority of South Florida teams will be at Larry & Penny Thompson Park in Miami tomorrow for the Junior Orange Bowl Invitational. Fifty-eight high schools will be in action, but not every squad will be fielding their "A" team.  One of the top girl's individuals Alyssa Pujals isn't racing and Rachael Osman of Coral Reef is pacing a teammate leaving Aylwyn Hernandez a clear favorite. The Coral Reef boys will be without their top five including Kurt Convey and Carlin Berryhill. The individual battle should be between Nick Diaz and Ryan Rodriguez who have seen plenty of each other this season. Belen Jesuit is the favorite in the team standings. See how are virtual meet has the meet playing out!

South Florida Competes On Revamped Course To See Who Will Be Crowned King Of The Hill Eric Pino Sep 3, 2014

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.

Scouting Report: Lourdes Girls Todd Grasley Aug 21, 2013

Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami has been a major staple for girls cross country in the state of Florida. They're currently riding a 15 year streak of top ten finishes at the Cross Country Finals and 2013 looks to continue adding to that streak. 

College Choice Is In For Filliben: Lourdes Senior Selects Southern Miss Todd Grasley Jan 8, 2013

"Exciting, inspiring, and a little bit nerve-racking." That is how Our Lady of Lourdes Academy senior Courtney FIlliben described the recruiting process. Filliben recently ended her recruitment with a commitment to the University of Southern Mississippi.  She took an official visit there as well as Samford University in Homewood, Alabama and says visiting the two schools was an experience she won't forget.

A Q&A Session with Jesus Batista and Danny Aguas Ryan Raposo Nov 7, 2010

This past Friday at Larry & Penny Thompson Park in Miami, two young faces that are making names for themselves in the South Florida running community came together for a little Question & Answer session. That day there were three consecutive District Championship going on at the park (3A-D8, 4A-D7 and 4A-D8) and these guys sought out some of the winning individuals and coaches for a quick interview. This article tags off of The 10-Day Recap of Miami XC article that has the results of those meets. So without further ado, here's what they came up with...

The 10-Day Recap of Miami XC Ryan Raposo Nov 7, 2010

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…

Showdown at the Ranch, Pre-State Meet is Tomorrow Jason Byrne Oct 17, 2008

This weekend a couple thousand of runners, including many of the best in the state of Florida, will be headed to an out-of-the way ranch in dimly populated North Pasco County.  Down the small dirt, wooden path they will venture, hoping their bus does not get stuck.  And then finally over the railroad tracks, the woods open up and they will see it:  the beautiful Little Everglades Ranch.  Some hate the course, some love it.  But there is no denying it is one of the most beautiful spaces of authentic Florida that you will find.  No tourists.  No urban sprawl.  Just a serene natural setting filled with the greenest grass, wetland ponds, blue herons and other water birds, along with a few hundred head of cattle! 2096 athletes and 80 schools are entered, coming from as far away as Key West and Fort Walton Beach.  Some of them are perennial powers.  Others are small but developing programs.  All coming together for this preview of the season culminating state championship meet just over a month from now. Here is your first look at the competition.

4A Girls Region Previews Jason Byrne Aug 20, 2008

Will it be Our Lady of Lourdes or Bartram Trail for the state title? Which of 11 great teams will get the six state births out of the 4A-1 "Region of Death"? Can Vero Beach hold off Melbourne in Region 2? How much will the Lauren Ross transfer help Stoneman Douglas in Region 3? Can Braddock or Ferguson upset South Dade for second place in Region 4?

Lourdes of Discipline Kevin Beck Aug 25, 2005

Our Lady of Lourdes Academy coach talks about his foundation of a cross country dynasty. The team has won five of the last seven FHSAA cross-country championships in its class.