This weekend Florida saw three names defend their state titles and in the process lead their teams to podium finishes.
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We recapped all 16 regions so you can stay in the know on the top storylines from this past week. Here are the recaps and takeaways from all the FHSAA 2A regional meets.
Take a look at the fastest teams heading into all 64 district championship meets to be held this week in Florida.
As the regular season starts to come to a close and the championship season is upon us, we take a look at our preseason scouting reports to see what teams and individuals have proved us wrong so far this season.
This weekend, many Florida teams and individuals are making the trek up to North Carolina for the Great American Festival.
The class of 2020 is one competitive group this season. With 10 girls already sub 18:45 before October, this class is one of the fastest the state has seen.
XC team scores rankings and the top ranked team for every region in the state of Florida.
The story behind one of Florida's top girls teams, and its hopes for a big postseason in 2018
Pine Crest junior, Tsion Yared, opened up her cross country season with a course record at Larry and Penny Thompson Park. The South Florida teams show their strength early on in the season.
Up next on the MileSplit50 team countdown is No. 15 Pine Crest
The Pine Crest girls cross country team finished off their 2017 season with a state championship win. With the season approaching, Coach Paul Baur gives us the scouting report for the Pine Crest girls.
Who are the top returning teams in each state? We project the fastest returning teams as well as links to full statewide rankings in all 50 states using our XC team scores rankings feature.
With 6 days till the cross country season officially begins, here is the scouting report for the FHSAA 2A girls.
Check out the top 500 rising juniors girls cross country runners from last cross country season.
Projecting the top returning girls cross country teams in the state of Florida using the season best 5K times among every team's top 7 returnees.
We rank the best girls 4x800m relay performances in Florida for the 2018 season.
We take a look at how Florida athletes fared on Day 3 of NBNO.
We recap all the day two action by Florida athletes at NBNO.
When your district meet consists of American Heritage HS, Hallandale, and Pine Crest HS there is no jogging to advance to Regionals
Make sure you vote for your favorite athlete of the week and then check back later in the week to see who won!
Chiles senior and Syracuse signee Michael Phillips has logged his second sub nine minute performance in the last month.
In other Arcadia action, the Pine Crest girls fresh off their runner-up finish behind Great Oak in the 4x1600, placed 4th in the distance medley relay.
We look at the deepest distance squads in the 800, 1,600, and 3,200m.
Which girl had the best performance of the week?
Check out our region by region virtual meets.
We take a look at the top returning girls teams in 2A.
We caught up with Coach Baur to talk about this year's squad.
We wanted to know which girls team you think performed the best this year.
Three-time triple jump state qualifier Tony Bridges of Pine Crest announced recently that he will attend Cornell University.
We take a statistical look at the both the Florida individual and team qualifiers in the history of Nike Cross Nationals.
After examining the at-large berths from Saturday, here are our conclusions as to who was snubbed
The Pine Crest girls finished just shy of a spot to NXN after a fantastic season and 4th place showing at NXNSE.
We preview all the action of NXNSE.
Which individual did you think had the best performance from the 2017 Cross Country Finals?
We take a look at Florida's best girls teams entered at NXNSE and how they will fare overall.
We merged the results from ever race at the Cross Country Finals to see which sophomore girls had the best performances.
We merged the results from ever race at the Cross Country Finals to see which freshmen girls had the best performances.
Blaine Thomas recaps all the 2A Cross Country Finals action.
Ricky Quintana takes a look at the 2A individual and team battles at Saturday's FHSAA Cross Country Finals.
We take a look at the top returning teams from the 2016 Cross Country Finals.
Eddie Romero recaps 2A Region 4 from Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek.
We preview all of the action from the South Florida triple regional at Tradewinds Park.
See our list of the best underclassmen girls teams.
We preview all the action and see how our virtual meet has both the girls and boys individual and team battles playing out.
We breakdown the FSU Invitational-Pre State and rank the fastest girls and boys by class.
See who are virtual meet predicts will conquer the course and end up with the crowns.
The Pine Crest girls cross country team is ready for the FSU Pre-State Invitational.
We rank the top girls and boys teams in 2A. Where do you and your squad stack up?
We rank the top girls and boys individuals in 2A.
We breakdown the top 25 girls teams in each classification as well as the 25 best overall regardless of class.
We score the 50 best girls teams after week one. See where your squad stacks up.
Two of the top sophomores in the country Natalie Varela and Tsion Yared went head to head at the Under The Lights/Twilight Kickoff in South Florida.
The 2017 cross country season kicked off in north Miami yesterday at the first ever Under the Lights/Twilight kickoff at St. Thomas University.
South Florida Harriers will start the 2017 cross country season on Friday night at the Under The Lights/Twilight Kickoff hosted by Ferguson High School.
The best overall girls team in the state is arguably the ladies of Pine Crest. We preview the 2017 Panthers in this Scouting Report.
We take a look at the 100 fastest class of 2021 girls heading into the 2017 season.
We take a look at the top 100 girls cross country teams regardless of class as they head into the 2017 season.
We take a look at the 25 best 2A 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 1,600m track times.
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.
Will Bridges was on-site at the Broward Elite Athletic Club Showcase and captured over 200 photos including this one of the coaches from Pine Crest and Calvary Christian posing with Olympian Tyson Gay who was one of the many professional athletes competing.
Watch Pine Crest sisters Tsion and Mahdere Yared go 1-2 in the girls 1,600 at the 2A District 15 Championship, plus every other race video from the day's events.
The Bolles girls are back to defend their 2016 2A track and field state championship and the Bulldogs don't lack depth in any event. Caitlin Collier swept the distance events last year and returns for her junior year along side her cross country teammates that finished as the 2A runner-up. Combine that with several strong sprinters and hurdler and middle school pole vault state record holder Laine Roberts, they will be hard to stop.
Although only a freshman, Pine Crest's Tsion Yared has accolades beyond her years. Yared started running in fourth grade, placing sixth in the 2A state cross country meet as a sixth grader in 2013 and winning it as a seventh grader in 2014. With PRs of 17:42.40 for XC, 10:49.60 for the 3200m, and 5:06.56, she could rival most seniors in the state.
2016 was a good year for Floridians at NXNSE. For the first time in the meet's history, the Sunshine State sent two individual qualifiers to the national meet in Portland, Oregon. Pine Crest freshman Tsion Yared finished 4th overall while Bolles junior Caitlin Collier nabbed the final spot as the 5th best individual not on an advancing team. As the duo looks to make their marks this weekend, we take a look at Florida's history at NXN.
See what happens when two of the top teams in Florida, Bolles and Pine Crest team up for the Mannequin Challenge while at the NXN Southeast Regional in Cary, North Carolina.
Prior to the 2016 Nike Southeast Regional, only one female athlete has qualified for NXN and that was Rafaella Gibbons in 2014 and 2015. However, the Wake Med Course was generous to our Sunshine State girls as both Tsion Yared of Pine Crest and Caitlin Collier of Bolles punched their tickets to Porland, Oregon for NXN. On the boy's side, Trenton Mandato and his Trinity Prep teammates came up shy of a repeat trip to the Pacific Northwest. Complete Florida recap.
Pine Crest freshman Tsion Yared and Bolles junior Caitlin Collier continued their spectacular cross country seasons by finishing 4th and 6th respectively in times of 17:42.40 and 17:55.90 to advance from the NXN Southeast Regional to Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon.
The Pine Crest girls are in Cary, North Carolina for the NXN Southeast Regional and are seeded fifth with the top two teams earning automatic bids to Portland, Oregon for NXN. Before they left our Daniel Manco had a chance to go all access with the Panthers and film their last workout in the Sunshine State.
Only the Episcopal girls have advanced to Nike Cross Nationals, but that was before the days of the regional qualifiers. We went back and took the results dating back to 2007 to see who the top Florida programs at NXNSE were over that time. Our legacy scores form an "all star" team for each school and score each.
Entries have been released for the Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional. A good number of Florida teams and individuals will be making the trip to down to WakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary, North Carolina to race on Saturday. MileSplit will be on-site with coverage!
The Pine Crest girls broke a streak of four consecutive 2A runner-up finishes behind Bolles, beating the Bulldogs, and hoisting the championship trophy in 2016. The Panthers ended the state series ranked as the number one team in our Saucony Flo 50 rankings and hope to keep that momentum heading into NXNSE this weekend in Cary, North Carolina.
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.
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 boys teams after the cross country state championship.
The Creekside boys won their second straight 3A Cross Country Finals championship beating Chiles by ten points, and a team average of 16:15 Was their performance the best by a team at state? YOU DECIDE. Voting closes September 15th at 11:59 p.m.
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 2016 Cross Country Finals showcased the top individual and team talent in the state of Florida. We saw upsets, freshmen phenoms, champions defend their title, and countless personal bests. Ricky Quintana delves into the state meet with a historical perspective.
The Pine Crest girls and Trinity Prep boys both captured 2A team titles and headline our combined team scores. 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). The Trinity Prep boys notched their fourth straight 2A championship scoring 50 points and boasting a team average of 15:56.17 and a 1-5 split of 45.50s.
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?
2A was one of the most exciting classifications of the day. On the girl's side Caitlin Collier revenged her heartbreaking loss from 2015 while the Pine Crest girls finally defeated Bolles after four years in a row as the runner-up. On the boy's side, Caleb Pottorff and Charles Hicks battled it out for 5,000 meters with Pottorff winning his first XC title. The team trophy came down to the narrowest margin as Trinity Prep took their fourth straight 2A crown. Andy Warrener recaps all of the 2A races.
Lincoln's freshman Alyson Churchill vs Valerie Lastra of Mater Academy is one of the top matches in 3A. We take a look at the eleven best head to head battles on individuals and team front for the 2016 cross country state finals.
Across the board 2A might be the most competitive classification. On the girl's individual front, three of the top five runners in the whole state, Natalie Varela, Amanda Beach and Tsion Yared go head to head with 2015 runner-up Caitlin Collier. Yared's Pine Crest Panthers look to end the four year title streak by Collier and the Bolles Bulldogs. Speaking of streaks, the Trinity Prep boys have won four in a row and are looking to make it five, but Coach Butler one of the winningest coaches in state history and his Satellite Scorpions have other plans. We preview the class 2A state meet.
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!
The fastest district of them all seemed to come from Mills Pond Park as the Pine Crest girls dominated the field at 2A-15. Freshman Tsion Yared ran 18:00.03 for the district title and first of her running career. On the boy's side Charles Hicks of Bolles continued his sophomore season by capturing the 2A District 4 crown in 15:53.99, joining John Cacciatore (15:57.10) and Trevor Foley (15:59.34) as the only three under 16 minutes. We take a look at the top 500 times state wide for class 2A to see who won the week.
Tsion Yared and the Pine Crest Panthers showed why they are one of the best teams in 2A and the state and one of the top underclassmen squads in the country. Coach Baur's squad took the top seven spots with the top five four freshmen and one eighth grader. On the boy's side Calvary's Danny Ferro edged out Michael Kennedy of Pine Crest for the win as the Panther's swept team titles. Watch all the race videos & interviews.
The postseason begins this week and the state meet will be here before we know it. Since the beginning of the fall we've look at the top teams and who has the best chance to win THIS YEAR. However, why not take a peek into the future? We rank the best underclassmen girls and boys squads in the state, those that will be on the podium for the next 3-4 years and that list starts with the likes of Pine Crest and Belen Jesuit.
It's never to early to look to the future of our sport. 2016 has been a successful year for freshman girls around the state and the team with the top class of 2020 girls squad is Pine Crest. Coach Baur is loaded with young talent that also has major meet experience as the Panthers have been runner-up at the state meet the past four seasons while Belen Jesuit is loaded with depth from their middle school level that have matured into high school freshmen. See which girls and boys squads have the best freshman classes.
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 halfway into the cross country season.
Riverview junior Bailey "Hurricane" Hertenstein defends her flrunners.com Invitational Race of Champions title with a a time of 17:32.14 while leading four other girls to times at 18:00 or lower.
If there is one particular race I am looking forward to the most at this year's flrunners.com Invitational 17 it's the girls Race of Champions. The field includes ten of the top fifteen girls in the state, plus two of the top teams in 2014 and 2015 4A state champions Winter Park, and Pine Crest the 2A runner-up the past four years. We take a look at both the individual and team battles.
Tsion Yared wants to be back at the top of the podium like she was in 2014 when she won the 2A title as a 7th grader. Yared set a new SB and just shy of a PR with a FL#5 time of 18:11.18 to lead the Panthers to a sweep of the team titles at their home meet the Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational.
Teri Bernhardt Rodriguez was on-site at the Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational in Ft. Lauderdale and snapped over 1,000 photos of race action as well as candids including one of an athlete who was so excited to hear the news that we were there with coverage he decided to sit down and text all of his friends. Thanks for the support!
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.
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.
If there was any doubt whether Pine Crest freshman Tsion Yared would be healthy for the 2016 season, let that doubt now be put to rest. Yared beat the field at the 3D Sommer Invitational by nearly half a minute to win in 20:26.00 on a rain soaked and well known difficult Estero Community Park course.
What was suppose to be a night to remember under the lights was sadly cancelled due to heavy thunder storms. Only four races were able to finish at the Martin County Under The Lights Invitational before heavy downpours came rolling in. Even though the meet didn't go as planned, we were able to see some great performances from both the middle school and JV races.
The Friday night lights aren't just reserved for football as over 40 teams will head to Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart for the Martin County Under The Lights Invitational. The event will feature eight races with the middle school athletes starting at 5:30 p.m. and the elite races going off at 9:00 p.m. We used our virtual meet feature to see how the high school races will play out! Donald Lamb and South Florida correspondent Eddie Romero of Flrunners.com will be on-site with LIVE updates photos, race videos, interviews, recaps, results, and much more!
The Pine Crest girls cross country team finished as the 2A runner-up behind Bolles for the fourth straight year. The Panthers lose their top two runners from 2015 in Alyssa Pujals, the individual champion now at UF, and Julia Montgomery who signed with the College of William & Mary. Coach Baur returns the Yared sisters as well as four others from that squad and an incoming transfer who could make an immediate impact. We give you the scouting report on the 2016 Pine Crest girls.
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 Bolles girls (seen here after their district championship win) have 2A's top distance runner in Caitlin Collier and a team average time of 18:53.86. The Bulldogs are the favorite to win their fifth straight title and 11th in program history, which would surpass Plant as the most in state history. Pine Crest, who has been by Bolles side on the podium as the runner-up over the past few season look to be headed for that same feat in 2016. We take a look at the top 2A girls teams this fall.
The Trinity Prep Saints have won the last three 2A cross country state championships and are the favorites for number four in 2016. Coach Vinal's teams have always been known for their tight pack running and that will be a key as well this fall with the 1-5 split at 1:04.60 and likely to drop significantly by November. Coach Butler's Satellite squad is strong as well as the Bolles boys and shouldn't be left out of the title talk. We take a look at the top boys teams in 2A.
The Bolles girls picked up their fourth consecutive 2A crown in 2015 and are the favorites again for number five in 2016. Winter Park has a very strong team as well with a team average under 19 minutes (18:58.44). We rank the top 100 boys team regardless of class heading into the 2016. See where your squad stacks up.
The Miami Northwestern girls are looking for their EIGHTH STRAIGHT state title and headline the Super 25 girls team scores which has four South Florida teams in the top four spots. Where does your squad rank?
The Bolles girls are looking for their second 2A state title in three years. The Bulldogs were runner-up in 2015 behind Hallandale and won it all in 2014. No question the strength of Coach Dearing's squad is the distance events. The cross country state champions will be guided by Tony Ryan and rack up a slew of points while Tiera Cleveland is a triple threat in the 100,200, and 400. Defending champion Hallandale's loss of Kimani Rushing to early enrollment at the University of Florida opens up the door for a handful of teams to compete for the runner-up spot. We rank EVERY team.
Rodrigo Madiedo and Sebastian Roa are part of the future of Belen Jesuit's success along with Henrique Souza, Lucas de la Hoz, and Giancarlo Benitez. We scored every team in the state based on their freshman. Where would your squad stack up with just runners from the class of 2019?
The Bolles girls captured their 4th consecutive 2A crown lead by runner-up Caitlyn Collier and top our list if girls teams in 2015. We RANK EVERY girls team regardless of class. See where your squad stacks up.
Entries have been released for the Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional. A good number of Florida teams and individuals will be making the trip to down to WakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary, North Carolina to race on Saturday. MileSplit will be on-site with coverage!
The Bolles girls won their fourth consecutive 2A state championship three weeks ago. Can the Bulldogs be the first Florida team to punch their ticket to Nike Nationals? They are one of three area teams inside the top 20 joining 4A defending champions Winter Park (16th) and 2A runner-up Pine Crest (18th). Bolls was 7th at NXNSE in 2014. Check out the top rankings here!
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!
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!
Watch as Caitlyn Collier of Bolles collapses is in the final meters of the girls 2A race. Pine Crest senior Alyssa Pujals passes her for the win, but Collier is determined to finish and crossed the line as the runner-up.
Prior to Saturday, there was only one girls cross country team with 10 state championships to their credit, the Tampa Plant Panther girls. Now there are two. The Bolles Bulldogs out-paced Pine Crest 45-80 for their 10th overall and fourth straight title.
With a quick glance at her stats, it doesn't look like Julia Montgomery has faced many challenges throughout her running career. With four individual state titles, four runner-up finishes and 11 state medals, the Pine Crest senior has reached heights many runners can only dream of.
Melbourne Central Catholic junior Amanda Beach won 2A13 with the classification’s top time of 18:20.60, while the Bolles girls led by Caitlyn Collier’s 18:40.04 had four of the top ten times. Check out the top 500 2A girls times for the week. Where do you rank?
Teri Bernhardt Rodriguez captured over 250 photos from the 2A District 15 Championship in Ft. Lauderdale including this photo of some loyal Pine Crest fans. Check out all the awesome images and make sure to tag yourself!
We take a look at the top number five girls on cross country teams across the state. The first three on the list Avery Patterson of Bolles, Elizabeth Jenkins, and Mahdere Yared of Pine Crest are separated by just ONE second on their personal best times this year, and all three are on the three best teams in the state regardless of class. Take a look at the complete list of number five runners and see where you rank!
Winter Park sophomore Rafaella Gibbons and Merritt Island's Steven Cross were victorious at the 2015 FSU Invitational/Pre-State while the Pine Crest girls and Trinity Prep boys proved they are the best teams in the state. Check out all the results, photo & video coverage, as well as a recap of all the action!
The Pine Crest girls and Trinity Prep boys haven't shown up on the Flo 50 national rankings yet, but after a strong performances at FLR16 in the girls and boys Race of Champions respectively they definitely deserve recognition.
We are nearly half way through the season with the state series looming in the coming weeks. Take a look at our breakdown of class 2A and how our virtual meet sees this one playing out!
We've done our girls ROC and boys ROC previews for the Flrunners.com Invitational 16. We've run the virtual meets. Now we know want to know who YOU think is going to win! Our prediction contest will run now through Friday night at midnight. Simply reply in the discussion topic your picks and tune in Saturday morning to see how good you are!
The Panthers have competed in three meets and won all three including the Martin County Under The Lights Invitational, Florida Horse Park Invitational, and Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational which they hosted. They are the top team regardless of class. Check out the top 50 and a link to the complete list!
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!
8th grader Tsion Yared looks repeat as an individual and help the Panthers go back to back in the girls Race of Champions. We preview all the action!
John Calderon was on-site at the 2015 Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational in Ft. Lauderdale and took over 2,600 photos of the 40 plus teams and runners entered in the meet! Check them out and make sure to tag yourself!
Check out our girls 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!
The 2015 Pine Crest Invitational is the largest one yet over the meets four year history. Over 45 teams will make their way to Mills Pond Park in Ft. Lauderdale. See what individuals and teams have the best shot at winning in our virtual meet/ Flrunners.com will have on-site coverage as well as results, and a recap of all the action following the meet!
The Pine Crest girls XC team debuted at the Martin County Under the Lights Invitational. The Panthers scored 23 points to win the 1A/2A race. They sit at number two on our list of top teams behind Winter Park who ran their JV squad at the Astronaut Invitational. Check out the top teams after week two!
As rain clouds subsided and the sun descends in the sky, 44 teams gathered on the Treasure Coast for an extraordinary night of racing. At the Martin County Under the Lights Invitational, we saw battles of rivals, bold moves, intense team battles, and marshaling mishaps.
Forget Friday night football, Halpatiokee Regional Park will be the happening spot in Stuart, Florida. The site of the Martin County Under The Lights Invitational will host over 40 teams from the surrounding area including 2A state champion Pine Crest girls. Take a look at how our virtual meets predict all the action and stay tuned for photos, results, and a complete recap of all the action!
Bolles is the best of our girls teams according to our composite rankings which takes into numerous criteria. If you pull up the XC Team Scores page, you'll see a new 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.
Trinity Prep tops our list of boys teams according to our composite rankings which takes into numerous criteria. If you pull up the XC Team Scores page, you'll see a new 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.
Pine Crest junior Michael Kennedy was fifth in the 3,200m at the 2A state championship this spring. On the cross country course, he boasts a 16:21.00 personal best set at the Cross Country Finals where he was 9th. Kennedy, who guided Pine Crest to a runner-up team trophy last fall, talked to us about the upcoming season, and some of his favorite things off the course.
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 girls XC teams!
Bolles and Pine Crest have battled in the 2A team race the last three years with the Bulldogs coming out victorious in every meeting. Panther's new addition Alyssa Pujals hopes to be the piece of the puzzle that changes that. Check out the top girls teams in 2A.
Trinity Prep looks for their third straight 2A Cross Country Finals team title in 2015 while Satellite could benefit from some incoming transfers. Take a look at the top boys teams in 2A!
Take a look at the top 100 fastest returning girls cross country runners for the 2A classification in the state of Florida. Note: This list does account for incoming freshman and transfers.
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.
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 boys cross country teams based on 3,200m track times.
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 1,600m track times.
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 boys cross country teams based on 1,600m track times.
2014 4A state champions Winter Park were 9th at last year's NXN SE as a team and advanced then freshman Rafaella Gibbons. Will Gibbons and her teammates make the trip to Portland in 2015?
The Pine Crest Panther Relays is all about the kids, but the coaches had a little fun as well in their relay event. We had to share this picture of Ferguson coach Ryan Raposo "exhausted" after his run! Check out over 1,000 photos from all the action!
The Bolles girls edged out Hallandale by ONE point in 2014 to win the 2A state championship. This year the Lady Bulldogs should have an easier task as they return a majority of that squad. The cross country state champions will use their distance prowess to their advantage in the 4x800m relay, 800, 1,600 and 3,200m events. Miami Jackson, Ransom Everglades, Pine Crest, and Hallandale should all compete for the runner-up spot. See our top 2A girls teams heading into the 2015 season.
The top two teams at NXN Southeast this weekend in Cary, North Carolina will receive an automatic bid into the NXN Nationals in Portland, Oregon in mid December. Florida has six teams in the top thirty, but only three of those, Winter Park, Bolles, and Pine Crest will be in attendance. The Wildcats are coming off of a 4A Cross Country Finals championship and have one of the top individual runners in freshman Rafaella Gibbons. Coach McWilliams team ran at Great American earlier in the year to prepare themselves for this course. A strong showing from their number five Emily Nix and the rest of the girls could propel them to a podium spot and trip to the big dance!
In possibly the tightest races of the day, Pine Crest's Tsion Yared won the girls race in 18:18.8 and Joel Lacy of Calvary Christian won the boys race in 15:48.3.
Run Tsion run. Mama and Papa Yared will be out on the course cheering on their middle child as well as sixth grader Mahdere and older sister Mahlet on Saturday. Can the youngster beat out teammate and 2x defending champion Julia Montgomery for the title or will it be Mackenzie Wilson of Bolles. The Lady Bulldogs are looking for their third straight 2A Cross Country Finals championship and even more hardware to bring back to Jacksonville.
Chain of Lakes Park in TItusville played host to yet another meet as it welcomed runners for the 2A Region 4 Championship. Pine Crest 7th grader Tsion Yared took home individual honors and led the Panthers to the team title for the third consecutive year. On the boy's side, Ransom's Gabi Correa picked up the regional crown that he fell short to achieve in 2013, while the Pine Crest boys completed the team sweep winning their first ever regional title.
We continue our Road To State coverage with the 2A Regionals. What teams and individuals will make it through and advance to the Cross Country Finals? We take a look at each region and make our predictions based on our virtual meets that look into both district results and season bests!
What a memorable morning of racing at the 2014 FLYRA MS Cross County State Championships! Dominating victories by new MS State Champions? Check. FLYRA MS XC State Meet record? Check. Emerging young talent? Check. Surprise top ten finishers? Check. Massive numbers of XC 3k PR’s? Check. Holloway Park was in pristine condition; the loose sand in the final 300 meters present in past years has been replaced with a thick carpet of close cut grass over the final few hundred meters. The MS athletes too were primed and ready and ran an amazing number of personal best times over the 3K cross country distance. All ten of the top ten girls set XC 3k personal bests and seven of the top ten boys set personal bests.
Pine Crest 7th grader Tsion Yared, running under the team name Panther Nation sets a new Middle School XC State Championship meet record with a time of 10:39.00 beating out Emma Rudman's time of 10:54.50 set in 2011. Plus check out all of the race video and interviews from the 2014 FLYRA MS XC State Championship.
On Saturday, November 1st, a record field of over 1,000 middle school and elementary school athletes will descend upon Lakeland’s Holloway Park to compete at FLYRA’s Middle School Cross Country State Championship Meet. As in past years, middle school athletes will be coming from all corners of the state: Miami to Pensacola and Naples to Jacksonville. This year’s event will feature a number of new and fresh faces as five of last year’s girls top ten have graduated and eight of last year’s boys top ten have graduated.
Yes, that is Pine Crest 7th grader Tsion Yared running in a tutu. Not just jogging, or playing around, but actually doing a workout; in a tutu. The Panthers were in the midst of homecoming week and Yared thought she'd get in on the action.
Tsion Yared has been a beast this season. She was fourth at Pre-State with Mackenzie Wilson of Bolles right behind her in fifth. Then there is Julia Montgomery. Yared's teammate who didn't have the best race in Tally, but is the 2x 2A Cross Country Finals champion. On the boy's side Joel Lacy of Calvary Christian and Urias Velasquez Immokalee duked it out in the Race of Champions at FLR15 then at Pre-State. Check out the top 25 individuals in 2A as well as a complete list.
The college athletes will kick off the 2014 FSU Invitational/Pre-State on Friday with the top high schoolers in the state and several from Georgia and Alabama coming to run the Florida state meet course at Apalachee regional park. The boys Elite Race will start promptly at 7:40 with the girls to follow right after. Flrunners.com will be on-site with EXTENSIVE video coverage consisting of ten fixed cameras, two Go Pro's and more. Athletes can view the race videos and if interested purchase a full length custom video from our friends at RunFlix. In addition to videos, we will have dozens of interviews, thousands of photos, results, and a complete recap of all the action. Take a look at how the computers think each of the elite races will play out in our virtual meet.
Pine Crest ended the Estero dynasty in the girls ROC and were the best team of both days. Combining all the results the Panthers are still number one, but the battle for second between Lake Mary and Oak Hall might have ended differently. Belen Jesuit won the boys Race of Champions, but we wanted to see what the team race would be like if we combined all the races. Trinity Prep ran Friday due to the Jewish holiday and was third last year. If the Saints would have been able to compete Saturday they could have contended with Lyman for a runner-up finish. See the top twenty teams and complete list!
The largest meet in Florida took place this past weekend as the best of the best headed to Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville. Saturday morning Race of Champions pitted those top athletes together in the mud and the muck, to see who would come out on top. Pine Crest seventh grader Tsion Yared proved that size and age don't mean a thing as she ran away from the competition in a time of 18:33.07, leading her team to the ROC championship trophy as well.
Saturday marked the final day of competition at the flrunners.com Invitational at beautiful Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville. Athletes were in for a true cross country experience as the mother nature had her way previous night, dumping rain on the course, and making for a series of mud-filled 5k's.Pine Crest 7th grader Tsion Yared and Belen Jesuit senior Ryan Rodriguez (pictured above) navigated their way to victories in the Race of Champions and helped guide their teams to the championship as well. Check out over 6,500 photos, race videos, interviews, and a recap of all the action from day two!
The top 24 girls teams and 21 boys teams along with select individuals will compete in the prestigious Race of Champions Saturday morning at flrunners.com Invitational 15. The goal is to see how many girls can break 19 minutes and how many guys can break 16 on this fast Chain of Lakes Park course. We take a look at the individual match ups as well as team battles and see what the computers think in our virtual meet feature.
The 2014 Fleet Feet Invitational in Stuart was one of the largest meets on the calendar this weekend. Heavy rains Friday night caused meet organizers to consider cancelling the event due to a flooded course. However, the coaching staff, members of Elite Timing, and others worked countless hours to prepare an "alternate course" so that the 25 girls teams, 18 boys teams, and several hundred athletes could compete. The course measured just shy of three miles, but kudos to everyone for even getting this meet off the ground!
South Fork High School in Stuart will be blazing on Saturday morning as the top teams from South Florida and the surrounding areas, as well as Sarasota High School, will attend the 2014 Fleet Feet Invitational presented by Saucony. Flrunners.com will be on-site with photos, results, and a complete recap of all the action. Familiarize yourself with the athletes and see how we think the meet will play out with our meet preview and virtual meet.
We wanted to see who the top teams were regardless of class and score it as a meet. The Holy Trinity girls were second at the Astronaut Invitational and behind Winter Park in the standings at Carrollton, but based on season bests the Tigers have an average time of 19:24.44 compared to Winter Park's 19:36.64. Pine Crest who is up for MileSplit's Girls National Team of the Week after their strong showing at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational comes in at number two.
Saturday was action packed at the Mark Bostic Golf Course at the University of Florida, the site of the 2014 UF Mt. Dew Invitational. Nearly 100 girls teams toed the line in both the high school and college divisions. We wanted to see what the outcome would have been if the high school and college athletes ran together so we combined the results. High school winner Alexa Cruz of St. Thomas Aquinas would have finished 12th overall, while girl's team champions Pine Crest would have beat out EIGHT college teams. See how you and your team would have fared.
Alexa Cruz of St. Thomas Aquinas was chased by a 7th grader in Tsion Yard (2nd, 18:08), but able to take take first in 17:56 for her first sub 18 minute from the defending Florida 4A state champ. The class of 2020 runner Yard led her Pine Crest squad to first in the team standings.
Tsion Yared is a name you'll be hearing a lot of over the next several years. As a in 2013, Yared was second at the middle school cross country championships and sixth at the 2A Cross Country Finals. One year later, the Pine Crest standout , only in 7th grade, has the fastest time in the state early in the 2014 season. Yared ran 18:18.40 at the Martin County Under the Lights Invitational with teammate and FL#2 Julia Montgomery coming in behind her in 18:27.33. Check out the top fifty times this season as well as the complete list and find out where you stack up against the competition!
As the teams arrived to Mills Pond Park in Ft. Lauderdale for the Pine Crest Invitational on September 11, 2014, the energy of the teams raised excitement for the varsity races. The sky was overcast with the occasional drizzle; seemingly perfect conditions for a fast time. The varsity boys’ race consisted of 253 boys and the varsity girls’ race contained 188 girls.
Pine Crest seventh grader Tsion Yared and Merritt Island junior Steven Cross are this week's Athletes of the Week. Yared, who was sixth at the 2A Cross Country Finals last year as a sixth grader, opened up her season with a new personal best and state leading time of 18:18.40 to win the Martin County Under the Lights Invitational. Cross, who was 10th at the 2013 3A Cross Country Finals, started off 2014 with back to back wins at the Mike Gibson Summertime Run and Astronaut Invitational where he ran 15:47.90, the second fastest time in the state this year.
More than two dozen schools will attend the Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational at Mills Creek Pond on Thursday. The event kicks off at 3:30 with the girls middle school race followed by the boys and then the start of the varsity 5k's. Pine Crest the 2013 2A Cross Country Finals runner-up and host school could sweep the girl's race while Belen Jesuit, who has won seven of the last eight state titles looks poised to post a very low score on the boy's side.
Our national site recently released a list of the top 50 fastest girls cross country teams in the country based on the average season best times of the team's top 5 runners. Three Florida teams made the list lead by 2A power Pien Crest at 20th. The Panthers won the Martin County Under The Lights Invitational with a near perfect 20 points. 7th grader Tsio Yared and junior Julia Montomery finished first and second in 18:18.40 and 18:27.30 respectively.
The 2014 Cross Country Finals are 81 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 girls teams regardless of class. Did your team make the list? Find out!
Seven points is what our rankings says will be the difference between Bolles and Pine Crest come November. The 2A defending champion Lady Bulldogs have six girls in the top twenty, while Pine Crest has five. However, they boast the two time state champion in Julia Montgomery. Every point matters in this one! The boys race looked like a lock for Trinity Prep who made the jump to 2A last year and claimed their first title in that classification. However, we recently found out Tristan Rhodes has transferred making the chase for the crown a lot closer with McKeel Academy! Check out the top five girls and boys teams in 2A and a link to their complete rankings.
The battle for the 2A Girls Cross Country State Title has seen some similar faces the last couple of years, and this year looks to be no different. Once again two top girls representing your two top teams, Mackenzie Wilson of Bolles and Julia Montgomery of Pine Crest, look to have another epic XC season after stellar year for both girls.
As we transition into the 2014-15 school year and shift from track & field back to cross country, it's fun to utilize the flrunners database to see just what teams dominated distance races on the track and what happens if you scored those events as a cross country meet. This is by far one of my favorite features. Here's what the database tells us...
The 2013-2014 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.
Our newest videographer Peter Cabrera was down in South Florida where the performances sizzled like the temperatures outside. Tons of race videos/interviews of all the action as Booker T Boys and Hallandale girls took home 2A Region 4 trophies. Next time you see him at meets make sure you say hello and give him a warm flrunners welcome!
Two sophomores headline the girl's 2A leaderboard. Pine Crest distance star Julia Montgomery is number one in the 1600 and 3200m, while Hallandale's Kimani Rushing has the hurdles/jumps on lock with the top marks in the 300 hurdles and a nationally ranked triple jump best. On the boy's side Booker T. Washington senior Nigel Bethel is tops in the 100m and 200m and a key part of the Tornadoes nationally ranked 4x1 and 4x4 relays.See where you stack up against the best in your class. Rankings as of 4/9/2014.
All three days of the 2014 Florida Relays brought tons of incredible performances like advertised including this amazing photo finish in the mens 4x400m relay. Jeff Adams was on-site for flrunners.com and took over 5,700 photos to capture all the action!
The official outdoor track and field season starts this week, but that didn't stop athletes and teams from getting some tune up work in. Several athletes competed in small meets around the state. Check out highlights of all the action from across the state for the week of February 3 - February 9, 2014.
Palm Beach Central freshman Karimah Davis spent the summer running for Fast Lane Track Club. Davis is definitely on the fast lane having posted a freshman US#7 mark of 26.32 at the Indoor Alumni Age Group Invitational in Alabama. In her second indoor meet, the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet, she posted another top ten time, a freshman US#8 time of 59.30 for 400 meters. Also making the list is Taylor Logue, who competed unattache at Jimmy Carnes, but attends Pine Crest High School. Logue's pole vault mark of 9-6 ranks her in a five way tie for US#6 among class of 2017 athletes. If your time or marks didn't crack the top ten don't worry. See where you rank against the top track and field athletes in the country in our complete list!
Pine Crest's Julia Montgomery sprinted into this cross country season chasing her second consecutive Class 2A individual state championship. St. Thomas Aquinas sophomore Alexa Cruz badly wanted to win the 4A title after finishing runner-up a year ago.(via Sun Sentinel)
At the beginning of the month we took a look ahead at the top individuals returning for the 2014 cross country season. Now we take a look at the top teams. With the year coming to an end and another successful cross country season in the books it is never too early to take a look at the competition for next year! Bolles and Pine Crest have battled it out the last two years, but 2014 could be even closer. In the boys race, can Trinity Prep's depth propel them to back to back 2A trophies?
In this series we take a look at state championship and runner-up coaches, their outlook on the team, the season, and 2014. Pine Crest coach Paul Baur has been coaching boys and girls cross country for ten years. He spent his first seven at Westminster Academy and the last three at Pine Crest. In that time he has guided the girls cross country team to back to back podium finishes in 2012 and 2013.-3
Several of Florida's top individuals and teams headed to Cary, North Carolina the site of the Nike Southeast Regional. Thanks to a little help from his friends Nick Diaz who finished 9th individually, was the fifth highest finisher on a non qualifying team. The result earned him a plane ticket to Portland, Oregon for Nike Nationals next weekend. On the girls side, Estero was the highest team finisher from Florida with a fifth place finish, while Pine Crest looked good with it's two youngsters Yared and Montgomery. The Winter Park boys competed in the open division and came away with a runner-up finish.
Several of Florida's top teams and individuals will head to North Carolina and the Wake-Med Sports Complex, site of the NXN Southeast Regional. The top two teams and five individuals (not on qualifying teams) will punch their ticket to Nike Nationals in Portland. Oregon.
Pine Crest sophomore Julia Montgomery and Windermere Prep junior Franco Martins are this week's Athletes of the Week. Montgomery picked up her second 2A Cross Country Finals championship and guided her team to a runner-up podium finish. Martins, seeded fifth coming into the Cross Country Finals, upset the field when he crossed the line first in a peronsal best time of 15:44.23 to claim the 1A state title.
Two more days! That is all the time left until the FHSAA Cross Country Finals begin. We take a look at class 2A. In the girls race, can Julia Montgomery defend her title? Will Mackenzie Wilson pick up an individual title? Can Pine Crest upend Bolles for the team trophy? On the boys side, does Delacruz or Decker get the "W" and how much will Trinity Prep take their first 2A title by? We break it down using our virtual meets, rankings, and some analysis.
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!
After Pine Crest’s Julia Montgomery captured the Class 2A individual cross country championship as a freshman last fall, and realized she still had three chances to repeat, the 2013 season became about soaking in the experience. (via Sun Sentinel)
The hot and humid conditions at the 2nd Annual Pine Crest Invitational proved to be much better than what most of South Florida experienced earlier in the week. Regardless, it was a great morning of racing on the same course that will be used for this year's District 15-2A and Region 4-2A Championships. Pine Crest dominated the day and showed everyone just how complete a program they run from middle school all the way through high school winning every team race and three of the four individual championships.
Pine Crest freshman Julia Montgomery stunned herself, and runners around the state, by winning the Class 2A girls championship. (via South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com)
Daesha Rogers and Julia Montgomery will do battle for the third week in a row. Bolles looks to run away with the title, while Pine Crest and Bishop Kenny lock horns for second.
It was a windy day at Mills Pond Park in Ft. Lauderdale, but the weather didn't stop two of the states best from going at it in the girls race and a close race in the boys division as well. Everyone was pumped for the region 2A-4 meet and ready to punch their ticket to the Cross Country Finals. The top fifteen individuals and top six teems advance to state next weekend in Tallahassee.
Fort Myers junior Tyler Bennett and Pine Crest freshman Julia Montgomery are this week's Warrior of the Week winners. Bennett is off to an incredible start this season finishing in the top three in all four races he's been in. He recently won the North Port Invitational with a new course record/meet record and state leading time of 15:27.80. Montgomery won her first high school race at the Martin County Invitational and has won two more since, including two last week, highlighted by her 19:13.40 to win the Fleet Feet Invitational.
Jacob Goldberg, an athlete at Fort Lauderdale (Florida) Pine Crest School, has been selected the 2012 national recipient of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). (via www.fhsaa.org)
Thirty-four schools and 932 athletes entered this night time meet that has become a big one for the greater Treasure Coast area. Most of the top teams in the area will be there, giving us a great off the bat look at their head-to-head strength.
Behind Ella Wurth, Nicole Golden and newcomer Savanna Gornisiewicz, the Panthers should excel in 2011. (via The Miami Herald)