Over 100 teams and one thousand athletes will make the trip to Lakeland. We take a look at the girls and boys individual and team battles in the championship races which are set to go at 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. respectively.
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This Saturday will feature the 16th running of the middle school division at the FLR Invitational. For those of us who grew up in the twentieth century, "middle school distance running" meant watching the better part of your PE class walk 600 yards as part of the Presidential Physical Fitness test. The kids in this race are not those kids. They are fast - not just fast for middle schoolers, but fast for adults. The top finishers would all be varsity-level high school runners, and some would even be in the mix in a state championship. We've come a long way, baby.
The 2015 FLYRA Middle School Cross Country State Championship is only a few days away. This Middle School Cross Country season has witnessed a number of outstanding performances by Florida's Middle School runners. On the cusp of the FLYRA Middle School State Championship Meet at Holloway Park in Lakeland, we take a look back at the most noteworthy performances of this Middle School Cross Country season as run in Middle School meets and not High School meets.
While most area high schools support cross-country teams, middle school children with an interest in distance running have little opportunity for training and competition. (via TBO.com)