We caught up with him to talk about his first year, being named one of the top underclassmen in his conference, and much more.
Articles with Lyman HS
We rank the best girls and boys teams in 4A.
We take a look at the top 25 4A boys teams returning in 2017.
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.
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 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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 Mike Gibson Summertime Run has been a pre-season staple in Seminole County. Lyman junior Bryce Bell and Hagerty senior Nicolette Worrell came away with victories as the 2016 regular season is right around the corner.
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.
Lyman senior and UPenn signee Sean Clarke became the first Floridian this outdoor season to clear 16 feet in the pole vault. The mark set at the Lake Brantley Open ranks as the best vault in the entire country early on!
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!
Lyman senior Jordan Armstrong has made his college decision. Armstrong took to social media to make the announcement that he accepted his appointment to the Air Force Academy in Colorado.
Four of the top six 4A boys teams are from Central Florida while the other two hail from South Florida. Dr. Phillips is the reigning champion and return 100m runner-up and 200m champion Alvin Bryant along with mid-distance standout Emare Hogan and hurdler/jumper Larry Pierre.
Watch two-time qualifier Steven Cross of Merritt Island and Joshua Jacques the third runner in Lyman High School history compete against the nation's top runners at Foot Locker Nationals LIVE on MileSplit.
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.
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!
Watch Lyman senior Joshua Jacques and Merritt Island senior Steven Cross nab the final spots to Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego. The pair finished 8th and 10th at Foot Locker South respectively. For Jacques it is his first trip to Nationals while Cross is making his second trip after finishing 8th at the regional last year.
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.
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.
Ralph Epifanio was on-site at the 4A Region 1 Championship AKA the Region Of Death and gives us a quick recap before his in-depth story hits the site tomorrow!
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.
We merged the results for the individuals and now it's time to see which teams fared the best during district week! Check out the complete list of 4A girls and boys teams. Where does your squad rank?
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.
Tyler Copeland was on-site at the Seminole Athletic Conference Championship in Winter Springs and captured over 800 photos of all the action including this picture of the Oviedo boys and the rest of the field preparing for the JV race.
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 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!
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!
The 2015 Deland Invitational promises to be one of the best in the meet's history with over 20 teams including the Winter Park girls. We will have on-site coverage including photos, results, and a recap of all the action!
St. Thomas Aquinas look to add another 4A cross country title to go with their 2013 trophy. Check out the top 4A boys cross country teams!
Lyman's Joshua Jacques was the 4A Cross Country Finals champion in 2014 and helped guide the Greyhounds to the team title. He's the top returner in 2015 and looking to go back to back! Take a look at the top 100 fastest returning boys cross country runners for the 4A classification in the state of Florida.
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.
The Lyman boys are the defending 4A cross country state champions. The Greyhound boys and girls headed to Brevard Distance Runners Camp this week. Check out this slideshow of the bonding, the training, and fun experiences!
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.
Saturday left no doubt statewide that 4A is one of the toughest classifications in the entire state. Andy Warrener has a complete recap of all the action!
The state's largest classification 4A will hit the track a UNF on Saturday. Ricky Quintana previews all the action!
The 4A boys team battle could come down to the very end with Dr. Phillip's and Lyman leading the charge. See how our virtual meet has this one playing out!
Donald Lamb was on-site at the Seminole Invitational and took over 900 photos including this of Joshua Jacques and Steven Cross battling it out in the 1,600m. Check out all the awesome images as well as some video coverage!
Dr. Phillips remains in the number one spot, but their was movement beneath them. After a successful week at BCAA Championships Boyd Anderson moved up from tenth to second. The surprise is Flagler Palm Coast who despite winning Bob Hayes are only seventh. See the top 25 boys teams regardless of class!
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.
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.
Long before any of us was born, Sir Isaac Newton compared gravity to the attraction between two objects, in which case most of us are m, the earth is M, and the force between the two keeps m (me) rooted to M (Mother Earth).
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
The Greyhounds led by individual champion Joshua Jacques also receive a third place showing from Jordan Armstrong and fifth place finish from freshman Bryce Bell to win the boys team title at the Seminole Athletic Conference Championship. Watch Jacques pick up the pace after a brief hiccup as well as the rest of the race footage!
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!
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!
Hoka One One Future Stars recognizes the top freshman and sophomore around the country. We decided to take a look at the best class of 2017 and 2018 standouts from our flrunners.com Invitational 15.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Cameron McCutcheon has been a key member of the Lyman distance squad over the past four years and will continue his running career at Troy University.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.