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2016 Cross Country Finals: Historical Perspective Ricky Quintana Nov 11, 2016

The 2016 Cross Country Finals showcased the top individual and team talent in the state of Florida. We saw upsets, freshmen phenoms, champions defend their title, and countless personal bests. Ricky Quintana delves into the state meet with a historical perspective.

Cross Country Finals Girls Combined Team Scores: 29 Points, 18:41 Avg. For 2A Champ Pine Crest Todd Grasley Nov 7, 2016

The Pine Crest girls broke the streak of runner-up finishes after finishing behind Bolles the past four years. This year, the Panthers defeated the Bulldogs running an 18:41 team average, the 4th best team average in Florida State Finals history, scoring 29 points (8th lowest in State history).  We merged the results of every classification to find out the top girls teams regardless of class. Where does your squad stack up?

Grace Blair and Oak Hall Snatch Victory, Westminster Academy Ends 28-Year Drought Andy Warrener Nov 6, 2016

Grace Blair led the Oak Hall Eagles back to the top of the podium after a 4th place team finish last year. Blair picked up individual honors as well to win her first state title. On the boy's side Mt. Dora Christian Academy's Gabriel Curtis won and helped the Bulldogs place second as a team behind Westminster Academy who won for the first time in over three decades. Andy Warrener recaps all of the 1A races.

1A Preview: Can Grace Blair Get Oak Hall Back On Podium? Eddie Romero Nov 3, 2016

Grace Blair of Oak Hall was third at last year's Cross Country Finals and the Eagles finished 4th. It marked the first time in a long time that Coach McTureous' program failed to make the podium. Is 2016 the year Blair and the rest of the girls win another title? Will Chase Hyland of the Pine School end his high school career with a championship? We answer these questions and more in our 1A preview.

Grace Blair and Oak Hall Continue Dominance, Pocket-Sized Cooper LaBrant KO's 1A Goliaths Andy Warrener Oct 29, 2016

Grace Blair of Oak Hall and Cooper LaBrant of Indian Rocks Christian both finished second at last year's regional, but came away with gold in 2016. On the team front the Oak Hall girls achieved their goal of winning with less than 40 points, while the boys had it a little harder edging out St. Stephens Episcopal by THREE points 97-100. Andy Warrener recaps all the 1A Region 2 action.

1A Region 2 Featured Photo Album By Jeff Adams: Over 750 Photos Todd Grasley Oct 29, 2016

Jeff Adams was on-site at the 1A Region 2 Championship at Holloway Park as part of our coverage team and took over 750 photos of the days' events including this shot of Oak Hall's Austin Montini and a pack of runners behind him. The group was all trying to catch "Mini Cooper" Cooper LaBrant of Indian Rocks Christian who pulled away early on in the race.

1A Region By Region Girls Virtual Meets: Three Peat In Sight For Baker's Maya Espinosa Todd Grasley Aug 8, 2016

We've checked out the top individuals, the top teams, and now we go one step further breaking down all four classes by region. Utilizing our virtual meet feature. If you haven't used this tool yet it's great to get an idea of who is running in each meet, your competition, and where you and your team stack up. Check out our region by region virtual meets for both boys and girls. We feature the top twenty-five individuals and top five teams, but you can see the complete list. Note: This list does not include freshman or transfers, but you have the ability to customize your own virtual meet!

1A Region By Region Boys Virtual Meets - LaBrant's Size Can Be Deceiving Todd Grasley Aug 8, 2016

We've checked out the top individuals, the top teams, and now we go one step further breaking down all four classes by region. Utilizing our virtual meet feature. If you haven't used this tool yet it's great to get an idea of who is running in each meet, your competition, and where you and your team stack up. Check out our region by region virtual meets for both boys and girls. We feature the top twenty-five individuals and top five teams, but you can see the complete list. Note: This list does not include freshman or transfers, but you have the ability to customize your own virtual meet!

1A Girls Team Rankings: Title Race Wide Open, Top Three Separated By FIVE Points Todd Grasley Aug 2, 2016

The Oak Hall girls have been a podium mainstay of the 1A Cross Country Finals the past few years, but finished fourth in 2015 after winning the 1A Region 2 Championship. The Eagles are coming off a state title in track and have one of the most experienced squads in 1A. However, this year might be one of the closest team battles with Westminster Christian, Oak Hall, and Maclay separated by 5 points, and defending state champion Circle Christian returning five of their top seven. 

Class A State Track: Farragut Boys, Oak Hall Girls Take Team Honors Andy Warrener May 9, 2016

Some of the smallest schools made some of the biggest waves at the 2016 FHSAA state track meet at IMG Academy over the weekend. The Admiral Farragut boys and Oak Hall girls took home team titles. Farragut boys, after the girls team won the 2015 state meet, made it their first team title in the school's 85-year history. Much of that can be attributed to the exploits of sprinter Alex Gray. 

1A Meet Preview: Noah Perkins Day To Day Status Could Impact Boys Race Todd Grasley Nov 5, 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. We start with the smallest classification 1A who will compete in the 5th (9:10 a.m.) and 7th (10 a.m.) races of the morning.

Road To State: 1A Region By Region Preview Todd Grasley Oct 28, 2015

Regional week! We take a look at each class region by regional with our meet previews and virtual meets. Although, 1A is the smallest classification in Florida, that doesn't mean it lacks talent! Where do you and your team stack up against the competition? Find out.

1A Region By Region Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Aug 17, 2015

We've checked out the top individuals, the top teams, and now we go one step further breaking down all four classes by region. We start off in 1A utilizing our virtual meet feature. If you haven't used this tool yet it's great to get an idea of who is running in each meet, your competition, and where you and your team stack up.

1A Girls Team Scores: Holy Trinity Doesn't Rebuild They Reload Todd Grasley Jan 27, 2015

Andy Warrener said it best in his recap article from 2014, "The girls Class A team title was never in doubt. The Holy Trinity girls were heavy favorites coming in and their studs delivered." The Tigers are one of the top teams again this year, but they will be without twins Daryth and Gabby Gayles who are running at Stanford.

Florida Horse Park Invitational: Meet Preview/Virtual Meet Darrin DeTorres Sep 12, 2014

Last Saturday marked the first weekend of invitationals for the FHSAA cross country season. With many teams opening their seasons on very challenging courses, it is tough to know where exactly to rank teams coming in. This weekend we should have a better idea as many teams will be traveling to more forgiving courses with stiffer competition. A good number of teams in Florida will be taking a trip to Ocala for the Inaugural Florida Horse Park Invitational, hosted by Vanguard high school. Flrunners.com will be on-site with our most extensive video coverage ever, plus photos, and a complete recap of all the action!

Elite 10: Top Girls Teams Regardless Of Class Todd Grasley Aug 26, 2014

The 2014 Cross Country Finals are 81 days away! Though that may seem like a long time to some, the meet will be here before we know it. Teams spent the summer logging quality miles and attending running camp. This week marks the official start of team practices for many with pre-season meets taking place this weekend and the main events the first week in September. As we continue our rankings, we count down the top ten girls teams regardless of class. Did your team make the list? Find out!

1A Team Rankings: Oak Hall Girls, Holy Trinity Boys Look Strong Heading Into Season Todd Grasley Aug 20, 2014

We kick off our team rankings in 1A, the state's smallest classification. On the girl's side Oak Hall and Holy Trinity have gone head to head the past four years. In 2010, the Tigers and Eaglest went 1-2. In 2011, Oak Hall edged out Holy Trinity for the second podium spot. 2012 saw Oak Hall once again win, this time by 15 points, to hoist the 1A title. Last year, the opposite happened as Holy Trinity won by 14 points. Who will take round five? Oak Hall leads our composite rankings and look to be a slight favorite after the Tigers lost 3x state champ Julie Wollrath. The good news for Coach Butler is that his boys are a clear favorite. Can they go back to back and win their eighth title in school history? Check out the top five girls and boys teams in 1A and a link to their complete rankings.

XC Raw Data: Girls Top Returning Teams Based On Track Times Ryan Raposo Aug 1, 2014

As we transition into the 2014-15 school year and shift from track & field back to cross country, it's fun to utilize the flrunners database to see just what teams dominated distance races on the track and what happens if you scored those events as a cross country meet. This is by far one of my favorite features. Here's what the database tells us...

Strong Academics Lead Olinger Across The Atlantic To Prestigious Oxford Todd Grasley Feb 17, 2014

Oak Hall senior Brittney Olinger has always valued academics as a priority in her life. So when the chance to go to one of the most prestigious universites in the world, Oxford, came about she didn't think twice. The third place finisher as a junior in the 3200 meters at the 1A state meet and third at the 1A Cross Country Finals, she talks about the recruiting process, as well as running and studying at her future home, and much more!

2014 A Look Ahead: 1A Top Returning Teams - Can Holy Trinity Sweep Again? Todd Grasley Dec 23, 2013

At the beginning of the month we took a look ahead at the top individuals returning for the 2014 cross country season. Now we take a look at the top teams. With the year coming to an end and another successful cross country season in the books it is never too early to take a look at the competition for next year! Can Holy Trinity repeat and sweep both the girls and boys titles? Oak Hall is young as well and should pose a challenge once again.

1A State Preview: Let The Battles Begin: Wollrath/Casagrande, Oak Hall/Holy Trinity, Clark/HT Duo Todd Grasley Nov 6, 2013

The 2013 Cross Country Finals are rapidly approaching. In the days leading up to the event we will preview all four classifications. The 1A girls will be the first race of the morning and it should be a battle both on the individual side between Julie Wollrath and Grace Casagrande, as well as, on the team site with defending champion Oak Hall and Holy Trinity who is looking for their seventh state championship in school history. On the boy's side Troy Clark of MDB will be tested by a pair of Holy Trinity runners in Andrew Cacciatore and Trevor Kattenberg. The duo look to lead the Tigers to back to back boys titles and their seventh in the last ten years.

1A Regional Previews/Virtual Meets: Your One Stop Shop Todd Grasley Oct 29, 2013

We are less than two weeks away from the state meet in Tallahassee. Regional competition starts Thursday with class 2A Region 4 and will continue through Saturday morning. Over the course of the next four days we will take a look at the road to state for each class starting with 1A Regions 1-4. Sit, back, relax, and enjoy our meet previews and virtual meet exclusively for MileSplit Insiders. If you don't have a subscription now is the time to get one!

County, Conference Virtual Meet Previews: Tri County Championships, PCAC, Palm Beach, Crossroads Todd Grasley Oct 16, 2013

County championships, conference championships, as Donald Lamb would say it's playoff time. Districts, regionals, are right around the corner and states is looming, and will be here befoere we know it. This week we will peek into our database and see how our virtual meets have these events playing out. Remember, our virtual meet section is a VALUABLE TOOL in which you can adjust teams, athletes, and even performances. Do you know someone isn't running? Do you think someone will run faster than they are predicted. Fix it, change it, make your own scenarios!

Pre-State Preview: Tallahassee Hosts State's Top Talent Ricky Quintana Oct 11, 2013

It comes down to this….Four weeks from the state meet on this same course, the top ranked individuals and teams on the boys side and all but one of the top ranked girls, Karen Xiang, and the top ranked teams on the girl’s side gather for their last top level race before they are propelled into the state series. Throw in some talented teams from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina, some expected temperatures in the low 60’s and we have the makings of a very special set of races.

Florida Teams Compete at Great American Jason Byrne Oct 5, 2013

Belen Jesuit, Holy Trinity, Oak Hall, and Bishop Kenny made the trek up to Cary, North Carolina this weekend to compete at the Great American Festival. All in all the teams did okay, with Holy Trinity's girls finishing 8th and Oak Hall girls and Belen Jesuit boys finishing 9th in the Race of Champions.

UF Mt. Dew Invitational Preview: Tons Of Talent Heads To Gainesville Ricky Quintana Sep 13, 2013

This week’s “big meet” will be on The Mark Bostick Golf Course on the University of Florida campus which is known to be challenging given the softer grass and multiple hills which are spread throughout. 72 teams are entered on the girl’s side and 69 on the boys teams will gather on a predicted steamy 90+% humidity and 75+ degree morning. Conditions have been dry this week, so the course surface may be more firm for better footing and performances across the board. Flrunners will be on-site with results, race video, video interviews, thousands of photos, and a complete recap of all the action.

Katie Caples Invitational Preview Ricky Quintana Sep 6, 2013

The Katie Caples Invitational attracts some of the top talent from across the state and individually. The 2013 edition will be no different. Ricky Quintana and Mike Leary will be on-site with a complete recap, race video, interviews, and hundreds of photos from the event.

New Balance Local Heroes Winner: Brittney Olinger Todd Grasley Aug 29, 2013

Over three hundred of pairs of shoes made their way to Andros Islands in the Bahamas this April thanks to Oak Hall senior Brittney Olinger. Olinger started ReRun Sneakers to provide running shoes and supplies to aspiring runners in under privileged areas. As a runner she understands the effort that goes into every stride and the equipment needed to do so.

Coaching Champions: Edwin Mctureous (Oak Hall) Todd Grasley Dec 7, 2012

Flrunners is reaching out to interview and recognize all of the head coaches from the victorious cross country state championship teams to give them the opportunity to reflect and share their feelings and thoughts on their team's successful fall seasons culminating with state team titles. After missing out on a state championship in 2011 by just three points to Providence, Coach Edwin Mctureous led the ladies of Oak Hall to their first cross country team title in school history in 2012.

Athletes, Coaches Think Pink At Pre-State Todd Grasley Oct 19, 2011

Pink was a popular color at the Pre-State Invitational . Athletes, coaches, and spectators all showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  See what some runners and coaches had to say about their decision to promote the cause.

Warrior of the Week: Gousse, Olinger Todd Grasley Oct 11, 2011

Trinity Prep senior Ryan Gousse picked up his first win of the season at the Disney Cross Country Classic in an impressive 15:48.97. Oak Hall sophomore Britney Olinger won the Buchholz Bobcat Classic for the second consecutive year in a season best 18:36.11

Buchholz, Oak Hall Eye Victories At Bobcat Classic Todd Grasley Oct 7, 2011

A year ago, the Buchholz boys and the Oak Hall girls cross country squads cruised to the team titles at the Bobcat Classic. Chris Godwin of Buchholz and Brittney Olinger of Oak Hall also claimed the boys and girls individual titles, respectively, with relative ease at last year’s event.(via Gainesville.com)