Bridget Morse and Troy Smith were the individual champions while Matanzas and Fleming Island won the team battles at the 2017 Cecil Field Pre-season Classic in Jacksonville
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Land O' Lakes sophomore Natalie Abernathy and Vanguard junior Diego Lavieri-Sosa brought home their first regional championships by taking the 3A-2 crown at Holloway Park in times of 19:17.37 and 16:13.20. On the team side, Vanguard and Matanzas finished 1-2 while Logan Locascio and the Gainsville boys won by 18 points over New Smyrna Beach. Andy Warrener recaps all the action.
Every week we have coverage teams across the state to get the best race videos, interviews, and photos from South Florida to the Panhandle and in between. For our county and conference championships, we were on-site at 11 meets and uploaded over four dozen (53) videos. We narrowed it down to our ten must watch races, but and linked to all the footage below. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Stanton Prep's Alivia Davis and Buchholz senior Calum McFetridge came away with wins at the Amelia Island Invitational while McFetridge's Bobcats and the Matanzas girls won the team title. North Florida correspondent Jacob Fuller was on-site as well as Cedric Gillette to provide all the race videos and interviews from the morning's events.
A total of ten more teams have been added to the presitigious Race Of Champions at the flrunners.com Invitational. The meet is just ten days away and runners and spectators are eagerly waiting in anticipation. This is the third round of teams to be announce with the newest teams at the bottom of each list. Four more slots will be awarded in the coming days to complete the field. In addition, to this exciting news both days of the meet will be livestreamed, so if you can't make the race or have family or friends that want to watch don't worry.
I will never forget the nerves in the pit of my stomach as I removed my sweats and was overcome by the brisk, frigid wind which pierced my jersey as I stood on the line in Tallahassee. The dead silence which cut through the air, despite more than 300 people standing in a crowded row of boxes preparing for the race of their lives. As the gun is raised, not a single breath in pure anticipation of what is to come. Two months of racing in preparation for this moment and now it is time. Bang! And the adrenaline rush replaces the previous anxiety, as the body moves on autopilot, following the stampede of a plethora of other athletes. The rest is a jumbled, blurred collage of brief recollections before the race is over. Just like that. Quickly, briefly, and utterly exhilarating.
rom wide soccer fields to narrow track and field loops to even narrower cross country trails, Hannah Loder definitely found her niche. (via News-JournalOnline.com)
Two central Florida teams logged close to a combined 2000 miles to get the chance to run the Gauntlet at the Key West Golf Club. Matanzas and Spruce Creek made the journey, both for the first time but probably not the last as they brought back a lot of hardware, and great memories from Saturday’s meet.
DAYTONA BEACH -- When Hannah Loder was named a team captain for the Matanzas cross country team, she knew it was time to speak up. The three-time runner of the year -- twice in track and once in cross country -- could no longer just lead by example.(via www.news-journalonline.com)
PALM COAST -- Matanzas' David Drumm used to run cross country to enhance his endurance on the soccer field. But the more miles Drumm logged, the more he noticed he was a natural.(via www.news-journalonline.com)