The Spikes & Spurs Classic might not have the quantity of other meets, but it sure has quality with state championship teams, and national caliber individuals.
Articles with Lake Brantley HS
We take a look at the girls teams to watch at the 2017 FLRunners.com Invitational
The 2017 FLRunners.com Invitational is less than two months away, but it's never too late to check out our virtual meet feature and see which girls athletes and teams entered have the best shot at winning.
Lake Brantley junior Juan Moscoso traveled to Ecuador to get in some altitude training and prepare for the upcoming cross country season.
We take a look at the top 25 4A girls teams headed into the 2017 season.
We are pleased to announce that Lake Brantley rising sophomore Ashley Klingenberg will be sharing her cross country journey with us in a weekly blog.
Watch the Lake Brantley girls 4x800m relay open up the 2017 IMG Academy Invitational with a state leading time of 9:25.94.
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 Region of Death certainly lived up to its billing Saturday morning at Sante Fe College in Gainesville, FL. There was both happiness and sadness, great performances and some shocking performances. Overall, it didn't play out as expected which left this author with mixed emotions on how cruel and exhilarating the entire qualifying process can be.
It's regionals week! 4A, Florida's largest cross country classification, will kick off the road to state at the regional level as athletes head to South Florida on Thursday for 4A Region 4. We preview all four regionals in addition to seeing how our virtual meets see things playing out. It's going to be a crazy ride as the top individuals and teams hope to advance to Tallahassee for the Cross Country Finals on November 5th.
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.
Lyman junior Bryce Bell picked up the individual win at the 4A District 2 Championship and helped the Greyhounds to a runner-up trophy behind Winter Springs. Speaking of the Bears, freshman Elayna Bahr picked up her first district crown while Lake Brantley captured the team title. Billy Simpson was on-site and has all the race videos and interviews.
Seminole County usually produces some of the top cross country athletes in Central Florida and in recent years, the state. That talent was on display at the SAC XC Championships with the likes of Bryce Bell leading the Lyman boys to victory and junior Daniela Urzua running 18:23.94 to overtake freshmen Elayna Bahr of Winter Springs and Ashley Klingenberg of Lake Brantley. Billy Simpson was on-site and captured all the race videos as well as an interview with boys champion Bryce Bell.
Tyler Copeland was on-site at the Seminole Athletic Conference XC Championship in Lake Mary to witness the areas top athletes go head to head and captured this photos of the start of the girl's varsity race as they headed from the start on the football field into the park for the majority of the race. This picture plus over 500 others in our SAC photopalooza.
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.
In his last year of 42 years of coaching, Buchholz Head Coach Ron Norris is putting together quite a string of memories. At last week's Mtn Dew Classic, he saw his top runner, Calum McFetridge fall and then crawl to the line to finish 27th. And this week, at his own Buchholz Bobcat Classic-his 16th at Buchholz to go along with 20 at his former school, Newberry- he had to disqualify a runner for interference during Saturday's race.
The Winter Park girls posted a state leading 9:13.69 in the 4x800m relay to win the 4A state championship. Lake Brantley and Miami Northwestern were right behind the Wildcats with the number two and three times on the year 9:15.61 and 9:15.76. We take a look at the top 500 girls 4x800m relay times for the 2016 season.
Watch Sinclaire Johnson run a sub 2:10 anchor leg in the girls 4x800m relay to lead Lake Brantley to a new school record, state leading, and US#6 time of 9:15.61 at the 4A Region 1 Championship!
It is always interesting to see how athletes develop over their four years of high school. Who comes on as a late bloomer or out of nowhere as a senior with dramatic improvement. Who has early success, but struggles to maintain the same rate as improvement as an upperclassmen. Who steadily stays at the top from start to finish?
When things get serious, the serious get things done, and certainly that was the case with this race. With one eye on the competition, and the other on advancement, each athlete, and each team in turn, had a goal to extend their season at least one more week.
Lake Mary's Daniela Urzua and Lyman's Joshua Jacques were victorious at the 4A District 2 Championship while the Lyman boys and Lake Brantley girls captured team titles. Ralph Epifanio has the recap.
With four state titles to her name, Lake Brantley’s Sinclaire Johnson has been posting top times throughout her high school career. With a sub-5 1600, sub-2:10 800, and 18:03.39 XC 5K, Johnson’s wide range of skills caught the attention of many collegiate programs before she verbally committed to Oklahoma State University earlier this week.
Just like Superman's alter-ego, the mild-mannered reporter, Clark Kent, Lake Brantley's Sinclaire Johnson returned to her humble job, selling shoes and socks and running gear at Fleet Feet in Altamonte Springs on Sunday, just hours after setting down some of the fastest high school times in the nation on Saturday at UNF.
As we head into the final few days before the state meet, the talk usually centers on the competition. What will it take to win? Who will beat who? Who is better? But throughout this entire season, I've witnessed the true camaraderie of the sport.
For the second straight weekend Lake Brantley High School hosted a meet. This time over three dozen schools headed to Altamonte Springs for the Lake Brantley Invitational. Our Ralph Epifanio was on-site and took over 1,000 photos including awesome image from the long jump.
Lake Brantley junior Sinclaire Johnson blasted a new personal best time of 18:07.20 at the Seminole Athletic Conference Championships and in the process set a new school record, and sixth fastest time this year in Florida. Watch the race from start to finish!
Hi FLRunners! This past weekend my team and I took a trip to Clermont to run on the famous 10-mile clay trail and I really couldn’t have asked for a better training run on a day off of racing.
Hi Flrunners! I am beyond excited for Pre-States this Saturday. It definitely ranks as one of my top favorite races of the season. It is one of my favorites because it’s a great team bonding trip and who doesn’t love a little team bonding?
Hi FLRunners! First I want to thank Todd for letting me share some of my experiences with all of you and I want to congratulate all Florida runners on a great start to the season. For those of you that don't know me, my name is Sinclaire and I am currently a junior at Lake Brantley High School.
Lake Brantley junior Sinclaire Johnson and Coral Reef senior Kurt Convey are our week two athletes of the week. Johnson picked up her third victory in three attempts by winning the Hagerty Invitational in a new personal best time of 18:27.60. Convey captured his first win with a victory at the Katie Caples Invitational, break the sixteen minute mark in 15:56.00.
Lightning delayed part of the Lake Brantley Open, but when the storms cleared runners took to the track with some early season highlights. The Winter Park girls made it two team championships in one week, while host Lake Brantly took home the trophy on the boys' side. Check out a handful of photos and videos along with complete results, and elite performances!
Buchholz Coach Ron Norris has been running meets longer than I have been running. …. that is a long time. In the early 80’s while at Newberry High School, he was one of the first to stage a large invitational of 25 or more teams. Offering ribbons and medals to the top 25 and then 50 individuals, his meets valued the hard work and effort that the kids had put into the sport he loves so much. Then, with the move to Buchholz in 2001, he continued with his Bobcat Classic which grew in numbers.
Neamen Wise had a very successful career at Lake Brantley High School and signed a scholarship with USF. Wise's college seasons were filled with ups and downs after going to the IAAF World Championships as a freshman, going through periods of injury before bouncing back to win Big East long jump titles in both 2012 and 2013. We catch up with Wise to see how the last four years have been in this feature we call Where Are They Now?
Entering his sophomore year at Lake Brantley, Nathan Milch never had dreamed about participating in track and field. (via OrlandoSentinel.com)
Race walking. It's a sport not many people in Florida are familiar with. However, one local athlete is one of the top race walkers in the country. Lake Brantley junior Maite Moscoso made her first trip to Race Walking World Cup Trials in Eugene, Oregon and left a winner. She says the climate of the pacific northwest benefited her racing.
Lake Brantley senior Otniel Teixeira and Boyd Anderson senior Shayla Sanders are this week's Warrior of the Week. Teixeira remained undefeated in both the 800 and 1600 meters running season best times of 1:54.15 and 4:19.85. Sanders continued her marvelous senior year by posting three US#1 times at the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS — Lake Brantley track standout Otniel Teixeira is excited about the opportunities that could sprout from his trilingual family tree. (via OrlandoSentinel.com)
Otniel Teixera came up just short in last year's 800 meter race at the 4A Outdoor State Finals. This year the Lake Brantley senior wants nothing but the top of the podium. See his plans for the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Youth Meet, goals for the season, and find out what lucky school has his commitment to run for the next four years.
After running cross country all through her freshman season at Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley, Amanda Hintze had had enough of running. After taking a year off, her love for the sport was renewed and she has come back with more appreciation for the sport and running faster than ever!