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Alumni Report: Move Over XC, Indoor Is Here Todd Grasley Dec 6, 2016

For our former standouts competing at the college level cross country season is over and now it's time to shift the focus to indoors. See how they fared in the opening week including a freshmen school record in the pole vault for former Lyman state champ and UPenn athlete Sean Clarke. It's our Alumni Report.

Bolles Returns Top Boys Team From Cross Country Finals Todd Grasley Nov 14, 2016

The Bolles boys finished the 2016 season as the 2A runner-up edging out Satellite by two points. Good news for Coach Rivera and the Bulldogs is that they bring back six of their top seven. They are our top returning team from the 2016 Cross Country Finals followed by Belen Jesuit, Chiles, Bishop Kenny, and a young South Walton team. Take a look at the top 25 as well as a link to the complete list. Where do you and your team rank?

WATCH: Kayley Delay, Elayna Bahr Run FL#2 & #5 Times, All Videos Todd Grasley Oct 30, 2016

Kayley Delay of Fletcher and Winter Springs freshman Elayna Bahr posted the second and seventh fastest times of the 2016 cross country season while Timothy Doyle beat Bryce Bell of Lyman by five seconds to win his second race of he postseason at the 4A Region 1 Championship. Winter Park girls and Timber Creek boys brought home team trophies. Watch all the race videos and interviews!

4A Region By Region Virtual Meet/Preview: McFetridge Vs Bell In 4A-1, 4A-2 Girls Field Loaded Todd Grasley Oct 27, 2016

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.

WATCH: Daniela Urzua Dazzles With 18:23.94, Bell Leads Lyman To SAC Title Todd Grasley Oct 16, 2016

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.

Photopalooza! Over 500 Photos From Seminole Athletic Conference Championship Todd Grasley Oct 16, 2016

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.

Bobcat Classic Lives Up To Billing In Coach Ron Norris' Final Hurrah Ricky Quintana Oct 2, 2016

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.

Salute To Seniors: Shannon Grace - Lyman High School Todd Grasley Jul 3, 2016

The 2015-2016 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.

Super 25: Dr. Phillips Boys Best Of The Bunch Todd Grasley Jan 25, 2016

Florida's largest classification, 4A, owns six of the top seven spots in the boys Super 25 team rankings with defending state champion Dr. Phillips coming into the season as the best team regardless of class. See where your squad stacks up!

Joshua Jacques Adds Name To Lyman History At Foot Locker Nationals Todd Grasley Dec 11, 2015

Lyman High School has produced some of the state's fastest distance runners for over two decades. Names like Teddy Mitchell, Nick Radkewich, Robert Saltman, Rob Evans, and the latest in line Joshua Jacques. Jacques added himself to the state championship list after winning the 4A Cross Country Finals in 2014 and qualifying as a 2015 Foot Locker Finalist.

Florida History At Foot Locker Nationals Ricky Quintana Dec 11, 2015

Holy Trinity's Kayla Hale is the only Floridian to run at Foot Locker Nationals three times. Lyman athletes have made six trips between Teddy Mitchell, Nick Radkewich, and 2015 finalist Joshua Jacques. We breakdown all the Sunshine State history at this storied meet!

4A State Meet Preview: Gibbons, Urzua, Hertenstein, Cruz, Delay = Race of the Day! Todd Grasley Nov 6, 2015

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. Today, we look at the 4A classification who will compete in the second (7:55 a.m.) and fourth (8:45 a.m.) races of the morning with the girls and boys respectively.

Ralph's Musings: 4A 1 AKA Region Of Death Ralph Epifanio Nov 1, 2015

In the grand scheme of things, Cross country is a sport that is all about timing. From that first step in August, to the last in October--if one is so blessed--it should last 12 weeks, give or take a few days. It is those few days that a potentially successful season could be circumscribed.

Lyman's Clarke Raises Bar by Committing to UPenn Isabel Hanewicz Oct 29, 2015

Sean Clarke doesn't settle for second best. With two state pole vault titles and his sights set on a third, the Lyman High senior is used to reaching new heights. So, when the colleges starting calling (and once the July 1 contact date hit, they did), Clarke wanted to pick the team which could help him continue to raise the bar. And, with his recent commitment to the University of Pennsylvania, he knows he's found the right fit.

Astronaut Invitational Meet Preview/Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Sep 4, 2015

Chain of Lakes Park, the site of the 2015 flrunners.com Invitational in three weeks, will host it's first major invitational of the season this weekend. We will be on-site with photos, race videos, interviews, results, and a complete recap of all the action!

Salute To Seniors: Charlie Le Grand - Lyman High School Todd Grasley Jul 4, 2015

The 2014-2015 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.

Boys Super 25 Team Rankings: Dr. Phillips Is Legit Todd Grasley Mar 17, 2015

The Dr. Phillips boys sit still at number one after winning the Brian Jaeger Elite Classic at Winter Park. The Panthers relays came through posting top ten national times in the 4x800, 4x100, and 4x400m relays. Lyman remains at number two while Seminole HS (Sanford) slips into third. See the top 25 boys teams according to our Super 25 Team Rankings.

Boys Super 25 Team Rankings: DP Number One, Lyman Leapfrogs Four Spots To Number Two Todd Grasley Mar 10, 2015

The Dr. Phillips boys remain in the top spot of our Super 25 team rankings. The Panthers won the Lake Brantley Classic with 147 points. Lyman was fourth at the meet, but due to their strength in the distance events, and field events (Sean Clarke in pole vault and Adam Shuler in discus), the Greyhounds jump from number six to number two in our Super 25, the largest jump so far this season. Check out the complete list of 25 teams in our Boys Super 25.

4A Boys Team Scores: Raider Nation Aiming For Fifth Title In Six Years Todd Grasley Feb 3, 2015

Much like the MNW girls, the St. Thomas Aquinas boys have become a dynasty in their own right. Since 2010 the Raiders have four state titles in 4A and one runner-up finish (2013). 2015 should be an easy state title especially with the return of Yohance Haynes from American High School. Look for the Patriots, Dr. Phillips, and Lyman battle it out for the runner-up trophy. See the top 4A boys teams in 2015.

XC 2015 Look Ahead: Top 4A Teams Todd Grasley Jan 7, 2015

Both Winter Park and Lyman escaped the 4A-1 Region of Death and went onto win the 4A Cross Country Finals. Winter Park is loaded and could inherent some more young talent from it's middle school feeder programs. Lyman also returns a corp from their state title team including individual champion Joshua Jacques, top ten finisher Jordan Armstrong, and incoming sophomore Bryce Bell. Check out our top teams for the 2015 XC season.

Combined Results: All 4A Regionals Todd Grasley Nov 10, 2014

It's no surprise they call 4A-1 the Region of Death. The Winter Park girls and the Lyman boys had the top team score of all of 4A. Check out the combined results from each region to see who the best of the best from regionals was on both the individual and team front. The top ten are listed below with a link to the complete list.

Winter Park Girls, Lyman Boys Escape 4A-1 Region Of Death Ralph Epifanio Nov 9, 2014

Cross country in the Sunshine State is a lesson in survival. The heat and humidity of its first practices are mind-numbing in intensity, and as the weeks go slowly by, there seems to be no end to its suffocating, energy-draining effects.  Far to the north, however, and almost exactly coinciding with that first team stretch, a few random, red-veined leaves begin to fall in New England. As the days shorten, autumn gradually gains momentum—first in the higher elevations and water-soaked lowlands—and as days turn into weeks, a fiery golden-orange glow spreads steadily southward over the landscape. It would seem that on November 8th, this aforementioned  marathon-a-day march of the season  had arrived with impeccable timing, and greeted the runners (and their entourage) with perfect running weather for Florida’s northernmost 4A Regional.  

4A Region by Region Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Nov 7, 2014

4A Region 1 is considered the region of death. The Lyman boys and Winter Park girls look to be the the top teams, but the question is who are the next five teams to advance to the Cross Country Finals? Will the eventual state champions come out of 4A-1 or will they be from 4A-4 who raced earlier this week? The St. Thomas Aquinas girls are peaking at the right time and Columbus, Coral Reef, and STA are all running well. On the individual side, Jack Guyton and James Zentmeyer have a rivalry going on and are back at it again in 4A Region 2. Check out our region by region virtual meets!

4A Team Rankings: Winter Park Wants To One Up 2013 Runner-Up Finish Todd Grasley Oct 17, 2014

The Winter Park girls were 4A runner-up in 2013 behind St. Thomas Aquinas.  Both teams look different in 2014 with the Raiders losing several seniors in their top five. The Wildcats on the other hand inherited some key transfers along with incoming freshman Rafaella Gibbons, who holds the states fastest time this season. Both teams will give it their all, but Winter Park's deeper roster should propel them to a state title. On the boy's side St. Thomas Aquinas is the defending champion, but watch out for Lyman as well as Coral Reef who was without Kurt Convey at Pre-State. Check out the top teams in 4A as well as a complete list of all teams!

Future Stars Of XC: Top Ten Underclassmen Boys In Florida Todd Grasley Oct 8, 2014

We continue our Hoka One One Future Spotlight series with our mid-season teams. The list contains the top ten boys underclassmen at this point in the season. It was a hard choice and several athletes were on the cusp of making it in. If you don't see your name don't worry though, because we will feature out final Hoka One One Future Stars teams at the end of the year!

FLR 15: Combined Team Scoring Todd Grasley Oct 7, 2014

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!

Elite 10: Top Boys Teams Regardless Of Class Todd Grasley Sep 23, 2014

Belen Jesuit come in at number one on our top ten teams regardless of class. The Wolverines have proven why they are a powerhouse program (seven state titles in eight years) year in and year out winning their first four meets of the season with relative ease. They took home the team trophy at the Estero DDD Invitational, Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational, Miami-Dade County Youth Fair, and recently at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational where the squad posted a 16:15 team average on a quick Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville. Senior Ryan Rodriguez is the team's number one runner and the leader of a squad that relies on a bevy of juniors.

Gibbons Shines In High School Debut, Leads Wildcats To Team Trophy At Astronaut Invite Todd Grasley Sep 6, 2014

Mud puddles, humidity, no problem. Just a typical Saturday morning in the Sunshine State. The conditions weren't ideal at the Astronaut Invitational, but that didn't stop the over three dozen team from kicking off the 2014 cross country season with a bang. Freshman Rafaella Gibbons led 4A favorite Winter Park to the team title after winning the first race of her high school career. On the boy's side Merritt Island's Steven Cross stayed closer to home this weekend and picked up his second win of the year. Lyman's trio of Jordan Armstrong, Joshua Jacques, and freshman Bryce Bell guided the Greyhounds to a team title that may have surprised some people, upending 1A favorites Holy Trinity by four points, and 4A contender Winter Park.

Salute To Seniors: Avriel McCutcheon - Lyman High School Todd Grasley May 20, 2014

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.  

Ralph's Musings - 4A District 2 Championship Ralph Epifanio Oct 28, 2013

The Roman god Janus is a two-faced god; his gaze simultaneously fixed forward towards the future and back into the past (hence, his name being the root of our month of January). In Roman religion, it was this god that presided over beginnings and transitions, and was associated with motion, journeys, and passages. In Roman architecture, his presence is sometimes depicted as that of a door, either open or closed. If the door was open, it symbolized war; a closed door meant peace (hence a basis for the superstition that we should “close doors behind us,” and use of the term “close the door” on our competition). 

Buchholz Bobcat Classic Meet Preview: Can Sarah Eden Defend The Home Turf? Ricky Quintana Oct 4, 2013

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.

Finke Appointed To USATF Board Of Directors Todd Grasley Dec 27, 2012

Fred Finke has been coaching for nearly four decades, the past 27 of those 37 years at Lyman High School in Seminole County. Finke is more than just a coach. He is an ambassador to the sport. He has been involved with USA Track and Field since 1981 and was an integral part into the launch of flrunners.com and the MileSplit Network. Recently, Finke added another title to his impressive resume, that as member of the USATF Board of Directors. He says it's an honor to be nominated by his peers for that position.

Warrior of the Week: Anderson, Davidson Todd Grasley Nov 1, 2011

Lyman senior Brian Anderson won his first 5K ever at the Seminole Athletic Conference Championships. His time of 16:02.52 was a new person best nearly six seconds better than his previous PR. Cocoa Beach senior Shelby Davidson continues to put up great performances. She won her second consecutive Cape Coast Conference Championship beating out Melbourne's Vanessa Valentine by over sixteen seconds in a time of 17:38.62.

SAC: Ankli Leads Hagerty, Anderson Guides Greyhounds Todd Grasley Oct 26, 2011

Lake Mary hosted the 2011 Seminole Athletic Conference Championship. The varsity races looked like they would be close in the beginning but in the end it was a pair of seniors coming away with the win. Hagerty's Amy Ankli took home individual honors and led the Huskies to the team trophy while Lyman's Brian Anderson accomplished the same feats.

Winter Park Boys, Lake Highland Girls Win Disney Jamoboree Jason Byrne Sep 4, 2009

In an unusual pre-season three miler with a pizza party and dance after, Disney held its first Preseason Jamboree tonight.  It was a great race and gave our first really solid look at many Orlando Metro teams this year.  Winter Park and Lyman boys both looked very solid with team averages under 17 minutes (remember though this is a three mile race), with WP edging ahead--Nick Posada was also the top high school boy.  Lake Highland's ladies looked pretty dominant with an average just north of 20:30 and Jess Prendergast leading the way for them as the top high school girl. Complete results are now posted and performances in the database.

Saltsman Coming on Strong Jeff Berlinicke Sep 7, 2005

Roberts Saltsman of Lyman is a relative newcomer to the sport of cross country. He had a big coming of age last cross country season and looks for even bigger things this year.