Braxton Canady will be a key component if Paxon can win the boys 2A team title. Who will be the stars of this year's meet and what teams will hoist the championship trophy? Ricky Quintana gives us a preview!
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West Florida Tech. They are the team to beat in 2015? The Jaguars located in Pensacola, Florida return 2A's top thrower in senior Dane Stolsig, a Rice signee, as well as hurdler Valentinoa Espinosza and the runner-up 4x800m relay from 2014. South Florida powers Booker T. Washington and Hallandale who finished 1-2 last year look to battle it out for the runner-up spot on the podium.
In this series we take a look at state championship and runner-up coaches, their outlook on the team, the season, and the future of the program. Greg Barnes has been coaching for 11 years with the past two being at Booker T. Washington. After coming off runner-up finishes in 2011 and 2012, Barnes has guided the Tornadoes to a runner-up finish in 2013, and 2A state title in 2014.
The state series is over and we wanted to see how each classification would stack up against one another. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 25 deep for individuals and 25 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 25 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 25th place. Note: these are hypothetical based on our team scoring feature. (Rankings as of 5/62014)
For class 1A and 2A it's two weeks of grinding and sweat-filled practices with the state meet closing in on Friday May 2, 2014. We wanted to see how the top team's stacked up in our 2A Super 25 Power Rankings. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 25 deep for individuals and 25 deep for relays.For example, for individuals 1st place received 25 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 25th place. (Rankings as of 4/19/2014.)
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.
South Florida cleaned house on the final day of the 2014 Florida Relays producing several meet records, US#1's and nationally ranked performances. Miami Northwestern swept both the girls and boys 4x800m relays while the STA girls reeled in victories in the 4x4 and 4x1 with the Booker T. Washington boys accomplishing the same feat. Check out the full highlights as well as on-site coverage of photos, videos, and interviews from our team of Jeff Adams, Darrell Laxton, Dean Headley, and our friends at Flotrack.
Florida has always been a sprint state. The recent outdoor national rankings have five Floridians at the top of the leaderboard including Kendal Williams in the 100 (10.28), Deron Gordon in the 300 hurdles, Ken Pineiro in the 1500, and two Booker T. Washington relays (4x100 and 4x400). Are you on the cusp of being the best of the best? Where do you rank nationally? Rankings are as of 3/31/2014.
These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 25 deep for individuals and 25 deep for relays.For example, for individuals 1st place received 25 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 25th place.
Nigel Bethel tore it up today, running very respectably against a host of collegiate and elite athletes including a windy 10.46 100m and US #2 all-conditions 21.01 (both wind aided). We asked Nigel a few questions about that, about his season so far, and looking forward toward the state meet and Texas Tech next year.
Amir Rasul and Nigel Bethel battled it out all afternoon at the GMAC Championships coming down to the wire in both the 100 and 200. Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez was on-site and has photos of these races as well as over 700 photos from the whole event. Check them out!
We crunched the numbers in each class to see how the top teams would fare against one another, but what if class didn't matter? Which team is the BEST in Florida? We scored ten deep for individuals and ten deep for relays with first place receiving ten points on down to one point for tenth place.
We are getting into the heart of the season. The state championship is less than two months away. We wanted to see which teams would have the best shot at podium finishes if we crunched the numbers today. We scored 10 deep for individuals and ten deep for relays with first place receiving ten points for their team on down to one point for tenth place. Rankings as of 3/13/2014.
Jacksonville will be under a Tornado watch during the 2A state meet and I'm not talking about inclimate weather. The boys from Booker T. Washington in Miami come in as heavy favorites. As you may recall, it came down to the 4x400 meter relay for this team in 2013, and a second place finish in thar race, put them one point behind Lakewood and as the 2A runner-up.
Over the next month we will be releasing our top 50 returners in each event. In the 400 meter dash, the top runners are no strangers to success. Defending 4A state champions Kendall Ellis of St. Thomas Aquinas and K'rondis Larry of Booker T. Washington come in with the fastest times heading into 2014. Ellis is the lone runner to have gone under 54 seconds with eight others having gone under 55 and has the fourth fastest time in the country. Larry is one of five guys to break 48 seconds and will have the US#9 time heading into the outdoor season.