Claire Moritz is headed to Georgia Tech this Fall to compete at the same program that her Dad, John Moritz, ran for 25 years ago.
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Blaine Thomas recaps the 3A girls and boys races at the FHSAA Cross Country Finals.
Ricky Quintana previews all of the individuals and team battles in class 3A.
See our list of the best underclassmen boys teams.
We decided to take a look at which girls and boys programs have the best #8 - #14 runners in the Florida. JV team rankings.
We rank the top girls and boys teams in 3A. Where do you and your squad stack up?
We breakdown the top 25 girls teams in each classification as well as the 25 best overall regardless of class.
If you thought last week's Spikes & Spurs Classic was thrilling, the Bale-n-Trail Cross Country Original in Jacksonville could be even better. Check out our virtual meet/preview.
We project the top JV girls cross country squads in the state of Florida based on the season best times from last year of the #8-14 returning runners.
The Ponte Vedra girls finished 4th last year in 3A, while the boys just missed out on a trip to the Cross Country Finals.
We take a look at the 25 best 3A girls teams heading into the 2017 season.
With track season ending we bridge the gap to the start of cross country by using our extensive stats database to take a look at the top 50 girls cross country teams based on 3,200m track times.
The Bojangles Track and Field Classic in Columbia, South Carolina, will bring in teams from a handful of states along the east coast, so check out these 11 events
As part of our Saucony Flo 50 rankings series, we take a look at the top 25 boys and girls individuals as well as the top 25 boys and girls teams and rank them. Here are the top girls teams after the cross country state championship.
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?
The Pine Crest girls broke the streak of runner-up finishes after finishing behind Bolles the past four years. This year, the Panthers defeated the Bulldogs running an 18:41 team average, the 4th best team average in Florida State Finals history, scoring 29 points (8th lowest in State history). We merged the results of every classification to find out the top girls teams regardless of class. Where does your squad stack up?
The Niceville girls are undefeated this season in competition, while Pine Crest's lone loss came against our third best team, Winter Park, and without one of their top runners Simone Vreeland. Unfortunately for fans across the state, two of the top squads will not face off as the Eagles are in 3A and the Panthers in 2A. Our XC team scores show an all classes battle would give Niceville a three point advantage.
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 district championships, we were on-site at 12 meets and uploaded over three dozen (44) videos. We narrowed it down to our ten must watch races,and linked to all the footage below. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Creekside senior and UF commit Matthew Clark led a trio of boys to go under 16 minutes at the 3A District 4 Championship joining teammate Nick Deal and Matthew Neeley of Bartram Trail. The girl's race was equally exciting with Claire Moritz winning in 18:26.70 ahead of Lauren Stanford and Claire Openshaw who also clocked times under 19 minutes. The Creekside boys and Ponte Vedra girls won the team titles. North Florida correspondent Jacob Fuller was on-site with all the race video and interviews.
When you look at the Ponte Vedra girls and Belen Jesuit boys the core nucleus of their team is comprised of juniors. Four of the top five in the Shark's lineup are class of 2018 standouts while Belen Jesuit has one of the top juniors in the state in Joshua Collins as their leader. We take a look at the best junior girls and boys squads in the state of Florida.
North Florida correspondent Jacob Fuller headed to Ponte Vedra to check in with the Sharks. Bright and early at 6 a.m. Coach Mowlam and company were at it with drills, core, and a speed workout of 2x400, 400, 800. Get an inside look at the program and their training in this edition of Workout Wednesday.
As part of our Saucony Flo 50 rankings series, every week we will subjectively rank the top 25 boys and girls individuals as well as the top 25 boys and girls teams. Take a look at the top girls teams one month into the cross country season.
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!
Trinity Christian's Jacob Mcleod out of Georgia defeated the Florida field at the Bale -n- Trail Cross Country Original while Fletcher's Kayley Delay won the girl's race for the second year in a row. The Bolles boys and Chile girls took home team titles. Jacob Fuller recaps all the action from Bartram Trail High School.
We are only one week into the cross country season, but it's never too early to look at the top teams in each classification. We rank the top ten girls teams in all four classifications, as well as the top ten overall. Where do you stack up and how will list this change over the next two months? November will be here before we know.
Watch as the Ponte Vedra girls and Gainesville boys win the team titles at the Ridgeview Bob Hans Invitational.
Cedric Gillette was on-site at the Ridgeview Bob Hans Invitational and snapped over 1,000 photos of the races including the girl's varsity competition where Ponte Vedra's Claire Moritz brought back individual honors and led her team to the title as well.
The Niceville girls finished as the 3A runner-up in 2015, but return six of their top seven from that team with Hannah Schneidewind, Claire Crist, and Erin Eubanks a solid 1-3. Fort Myers has top ranked Krissy Gear, the 3A individual runner-up at the helm for the Green Wave, while mainstay Chiles, the defending champions are ranked third. We take a look at the top ten girls teams in 3A.
The fourth day of the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships didn't have any Florida athletes in the running events, but the Sunshine State was represented in the field. Ponte Vedra class of 2015 high jumper, and rising UNC sophomore, Nicole Greene, came into the meet as the USA Junior Nationals champion. Greene cleared the first three heights of 1.70, 1.74, and 1.77m on her first attempt, and leaped over 1.80m on her second to advance to Friday's women's high jump final.
Ponte Vedra High School girls are the top sophomore team in the state lead by Claire Moritz and her personal best 18:33.74 followed by twins Lydia and Sarah Reimer who are both capable of running under 20 minutes! See which squads rule the class of 2018 and where your team stacks up?
We combined the results of all four classifications to find out who was the best team overall and where do the rest of the squads stack up? 3A champion Chiles and 4A champion Winter Park would have a dog fight on their hands, but the advantage would go to the Timberwolves who have a slower 1-5 split but better average time at 19:12.69 (just under ten seconds) and total time by 49 second. See where your team ranks among the top teams in the state!
We merged the results for the individuals and now it's time to see which teams fared the best during district week! Check out the complete list of 3A girls and boys teams. Where does your squad rank?
Clearwater junior Jordyn Avers ran the second fastest time in 3A district only behind Claire Moritz of Ponte Vedra. Her 18:53.10 was a new personal best and brought her her first district championship. Check out the top 500 3A girls times from districts across the state. Where do you rank?
The Bolles girls cross country team will begin their quest for a fourth straight 2A state championship this weekend at the Ridgeview Bob Hans Invitational. Cedric Gillette will be on-site for flrunners and have photos of all the action! We will also have results and a recap of all the action, plus coverage from around the state!
For the first time since 2005, Belen Jesuit did not make the podium. This year they will go head to head with Creekside. Check out our 3A boys team rankings!
With track season ending we bridge the gap to the start of cross country by using our extensive stats database. Take a look at the top girls cross country teams based on 3,200m track times.
July 1st marked the initial contact period for the class of 2016 athletes to be recruited. We reached out to some of our top 2015 standouts to get their take on the process and offer advice.
Watch as Ponte Vedra senior and UNC signee Nicole Greene clears six feet for the third consecutive week and the fourth time in her high school career. Greene went 6'0 at the UNF Spring Break Invitational to equal her previous season best and US#2 mark set at Bob Hayes. Check out more videos and photos from this meet!
Nicole Greene, a two-time state champion from Ponte Vedra High School (FL), is the top seed in the girl's elite high jump at NBNI with a personal best clearance of 6'0".
As a very young child, my body developed at a rate that substantially exceeded my peers. At 7 months I started walking on my own without any assistance. After only one year I started running.
Ponte Vedra junior Nicole Greene went undefeated in 2013 including her second consecutive 3A state championship. At the Taco Bell Classic in South Carolina, she tied a personal best of 5'10. On the boy's side Springstead senior Bobby Harris, the reigning 3A state champion has the highest mark at 6'9, but four jumpers are on his heals with a personal best of 6'8. See the top fifty returners in the high jump as well as the complete list linked below the rankings!
2013 was a breakout year for Karen Xiang. After finishing 22nd at the state meet as a junior, the Nease standout rattled off seven consecutive victories to start her senior season. The first three wins saw her break the nineteen minute barrier, but it was at the flrunners.com Invitational Race of Champions where Xiang took her career to new heights. I recall her asking in the week's before the race if she could run in the ROC. Her prior meets definitely showed her potential, but nobody predicted her to dominate a field of the state's best. She says it is at that point her recruiting took off.
Dr. Phillips' senior Reggie Glover and Ponte Vedra sophomore Nicole Greene are this week's Athletes of the Week. Glover pulled off the trifecta at the Brian Jaeger Elite Classic winning the 100 (10.60), 200 (21.17), and 400 (46.6) all in personal best times. His 400 meter time is the fastest in the nation for 2013. Greene headed up to the Taco Bell Classic in South Carolina and took home the title in the high jump with a mark of 5'10 which ties her personal best and currently ranks her in a tie for fourth in the nation.
Ponte Vedra sophomore Nicole Greene headed to South Carolina this weekend for the Taco Bell Classic in Columbia, South Carolina. Greene, the defending 3A state champion in the high jump, showcased her skills and took home the title with a a new season best mark of 5-10. It tied her personal best set last year at the Golden South Classic and currently gives her the state lead, and ties her for fourth nationally in 2013.
It was a great 2011-2012 in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.