The 2017 cross country season is gearing up with preseason classics around the state. None are larger than the Cecil Field Pre-Season Classic which welcomes over two dozen teams to the Jacksonville area. We take a look at both the girls and boys individual and team battles in our virtual meet.
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We've checked out the top individuals, the top teams, and now we go one step further breaking down all four classes by region. Utilizing our virtual meet feature. If you haven't used this tool yet it's great to get an idea of who is running in each meet, your competition, and where you and your team stack up. Check out our region by region virtual meets for both boys and girls. We feature the top twenty-five individuals and top five teams, but you can see the complete list. Note: This list does not include freshman or transfers, but you have the ability to customize your own virtual meet!
The Maclay boys finished second in 2015 by fourteen points to Father Lopez. The Marauders return four of their top seven including a trio of James McClure, Jake Mazziotta, and Clay Milford who have the potential to finish in the top ten overall. Coach Droze knows all about winning and tradition and will face a stiff test from Bishop Snyder. We rank the top 10 boys teams in 1A.
There aren't many female cross country coaches guiding boys teams around the state. That didn't deter Father Lopez coach Sue O'Malley. O'Malley, a runner in her own right who dove into unchartered waters for the Green Wave as they won their first district, regional, and state titles EVER in 2015 earning her Boys XC Coach of the Year honors as voted by the running community!
Who do you think peaked their team the best? Vote below among all of the championship winning coaches of this past season for Flrunners Boys XC Coach of the Year Award! Voting will close on Sunday, December 13th at 11:59 PM.
In this series we take a look at state championship coaches, their outlook on the team, and 2015 season. Coach Sue O'Malley has been at Father Lopez for nine years, but is in her fourth as the boys coach. This year the team won their first ever district, regional and state titles.
The 2015 Cross Country Finals was one of the best ever at the ARP. On the individual side we saw eight runners who won their first ever state titles in the sport while three teams repeated as champions.Which performances were most impressive? Vote in our individual and team polls below and let us know what you decide!
It was a day of firsts in class 1A as individuals Tucker Hindle of Boca Raton Christian and Hannah Brookover won their first championships. On the team side the Circle Christian girls and Father Lopez made history as well.
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. We start with the smallest classification 1A who will compete in the 5th (9:10 a.m.) and 7th (10 a.m.) races of the morning.
Regional week! We take a look at each class region by regional with our meet previews and virtual meets. Although, 1A is the smallest classification in Florida, that doesn't mean it lacks talent! Where do you and your team stack up against the competition? Find out.
Ralph Epifanio is back from New England and made his way to the Embry Riddle ASICS Cross Country Classic in Daytona Beach and captured over 800 photos of all the action as well as candids like this one of two of Father Lopez's finest.
The state meet is right around the corner and we are almost at the halfway point in the season. Over the next two days we will look at each classification to this point and run a virtual meet! Check out or breakdown of the state's smallest classification 1A.
The 2015 Cross Country Finals are a month and a half away at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. We wanted to see how EACH CLASSIFICATION would play out if we scored the meets using season bests at this point in the season. Check out our virtual meet and analysis in this slide show!
Check out our boys team rankings for EVERY classification. The list goes 100 teams deep and in some classes even longer! Where do you stack up against the competition and check back to see if you've climbed up the rankings all season long!
A depleted roster for Holy Trinity means the Tigers will not win their 9th team title in school history and continue a long tradition of podium finishes. See our top ten boys cross country teams in 1A based on 2014 season bests.
It was reported to me that Dale Papineau, former DeLand coach and currently a teacher/coach at Father Lopez, not long ago had a seizure while in class. The resultant fall broke several vertebrae. More recently, these were surgically reinforced.
After 40 years, the words still sting — and motivate. (via Orlando Sentinel)