Blaine Thomas recaps the 3A girls and boys races at the FHSAA Cross Country Finals.
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Our virtual meet predicts both the girls and boys individual and team battles.
We rank the top girls and boys teams in 3A. Where do you and your squad stack up?
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.
Entries have been released for the Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional. A good number of Florida teams and individuals will be making the trip to down to WakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary, North Carolina to race on Saturday. MileSplit will be on-site with coverage!
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 Trinity Prep boys notched their fourth straight 2A championship scoring 50 points and boasting a team average of 15:56.17 and a 1-5 split of 45.50s. The Saints edged out Bolles (64) and Satellite (66 points) to win the trophy and rank number one in our boys combined team scores. The Bulldogs and Scorpions were the second and third best teams regardless of class, meaning 2A was LOADED this year. We merged the results from every classification to see which teams were the best of the best.
Lincoln freshman Alyson Churchill set a new PR and FL#6 time of 17:55.80 to win the 3A Region Championship while Michael Phillips of Chiles and Matthew Clark of Creekside both dipped under 16 minutes to finish 1-2 in the boys race. On the team front, the Niceville girls placed 7 in the top 15 to win with 40 points, while the Chiles boys defeated Creekside by 9 points.
The Satellite Scorpions will try to sting the Trinity Prep Saints and end their state championship run in 2A. Don't get it twisted though a majority of Coach Butler's squad knows about the successes of the squad less than an hour to their east. The two programs are the best in the state regardless of class and the top spot on the podium could come down to their number five runners. We rank the top 25 teams according to our XC team score rankings.
Creekside senior and UF commit Matthew Clark led a trio of boys to go under 16 minutes at the 3A District 4 Championship joining teammate Nick Deal and Matthew Neeley of Bartram Trail. The girl's race was equally exciting with Claire Moritz winning in 18:26.70 ahead of Lauren Stanford and Claire Openshaw who also clocked times under 19 minutes. The Creekside boys and Ponte Vedra girls won the team titles. North Florida correspondent Jacob Fuller was on-site with all the race video and interviews.
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 boys teams halfway into the cross country season.
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 boys teams one month into the cross country season.
At Belen Jesuit they have a tradition of winning and excellence and that starts at the middle school level with coach Victor Arrieta to the junior varsity and varsity programs under head coach Frankie Ruiz. The reason why the Wolverines have been one of the most dominant teams in the last decade is because the athletes are constantly motivated to see what their predecessors have done before them. See which squads made our list of the top boys JV teams so far this season.
Although tropical storm Hermine might have postponed the races, cross country action is again set for Monday, September 5th as Bartram Trail High School hosts the Bale-n-Trail Cross Country Original.
St. Thomas Aquinas is the best of our boys teams according to our composite rankings which takes into numerous criteria. If you pull up the XC Team Scores page, you'll see a link to "Composite" scoring. This is a type of scoring that gives a team a rank on a number of different categories, with different weights on each.
Creekside and Chiles finished 1-2 at the 3A state meet last year and look to be positioned for the same showing this fall. Creekside will rely on a skilled and experienced senior laden team while the Timberwolves have three runners capable of placing in the top 25. We take a look at the top 10 teams in 3A as we head into the 2016 season.
The start of the postseason for varsity runners often means the end to a successful regular season for our JV athletes (numbers 8-14). One can tell a lot about a program’s future by seeing what talent is waiting in the wings. We look at the top junior varsity teams in the state. Where does your squad rank?
The Bolles girls cross country team will begin their quest for a fourth straight 2A state championship this weekend at the Ridgeview Bob Hans Invitational. Cedric Gillette will be on-site for flrunners and have photos of all the action! We will also have results and a recap of all the action, plus coverage from around the state!
For the first time since 2005, Belen Jesuit did not make the podium. This year they will go head to head with Creekside. Check out our 3A boys team rankings!
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.
Zack Bias (pictured above), Cash Tampa, Dominic Smith Jr. and the Creekside Knights look to defend their home track under the lights at the Friday Knight Invite. The girls should be equally impressive with versatile Jordan Fields and the distance trio of Jessica Taylor, Colleen Openshaw, and Taylor Openshaw. Check out the virtual meet and keep it glued to flrunners.com for on-site coverage of the meet!
Mike Leary was on-site at one of the largest meets in the state this weekend the Bale-n-Trail Cross Country Original in Jacksonville. Check out over 1,000 photos with images from every race including this of girls varsity winner Mackenzie Wilson of Bolles.
Teams from around North Florida will head to the campus of Bartram Trail for their annual Bale-N-Trail Classic. On the girl's side Bolles and Creekside will battle it out for the team title while the Bulldogs Mackenzie Wilson and Fletcher sophomore Kayley Delay continue their heated rivalry. On the boy's side, can anyone stop 2013 3A Cross Country Finals champion Sukhi Khosla and will this be the race he slips into the state lead? Can Khosla's Lions roar loudest and take home the team trophy? Zack Bias and Connor McClure give us their picks for the Bale N Trail Cross Country original. Also, check out how our computers think the meet will play out in our Virtual Meet feature.
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.
A slight breeze swept across the Flagler County Fairgrounds on a beautiful Saturday morning in September. The weather conditions of around 70 degrees and overcast set the perfect atmosphere for what turned out to be an extremely competitive race on a blazing course. Nearly 367 boys and 331 girls spread across 20 teams turned out for their first official meet of the season.
The 2014 Cross Country season got an early start for a few teams as Bartram Trail, Flagler Palm Coast, Mandarin, and Vanguard toed the line in a quad meet the last weekend of August. Unlike most races, this meet had one race for the men and one race for the women with the men’s race going first.
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...
From 2000-2011, the ladies of Miami Northwestern have won six 4A state championships, tallied four runner-up trophies, and a third place finish. In 2012, the Bulls moved down to 3A and dominated in the same fashion winning that year as well as last year in 2013 to give them a string of four consecutive championships. The 2014 squad looks to continue that streak, going for their fifth in a row, their ninth in ten years.
The Ponte Vedra High School cross country course was a "tad' muddy this weekend for the Sharks Invitational. Despite the conditions Rayford James and Hannah Giangaspro came out with individual victories while the Bartram Trail boys and Providence School girls came away with team titles. Mike Leary was on-site with over 900 photos of all the action!
It was a great 2012-2013 in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.
Highlights and coverage from Friday's 3A state meet in Jacksonville with on-site coverage from Todd Grasley, Randy Settle, and Andy Warrener.
Nick Uruburu can handle pressure. With the 3A State Championship on the line, the Bartram Trail senior and the rest of his teammates were given simple instructions. They needed to win the 4x400 meter relay, the last event of the night to win state.
Teams from in and around Jacksonville and North Florida unleashed their district fury on the course at Bartram Trail High School site of the 3A-3 meet. Creekside senior Sarah Heisner took individual honors while Bartram Trail captured the team title. In the boys race it was Creekside's Zach Bias who beat out Noah Kemp of St. Augustine int he final meters. The Creekside boys won the team championship as well.
Colonial's Andre Arroyo (15:44) and Matanzas' Heather Loder (19:26) roped in the win at the FPC-hosted Spikes and Spurs Invitational. Held at the Flagler County Fairgrounds--home of their annual Cracker Day Rodeo--the race started with the crack of a rawhide whip, followed a tough, mud-slowed course and finished in front of the stands in the Main Arena. Colonial's Boys (28 points) and Bartram Trail's Girls (47 points) took team honors. Story and photos by "Cowboy Ralph."
It was a great 2011-2012 in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.
Boyd Anderson junior Kali-Davis White and Bartram Trail junior Nick Uruburu are this week's Warrior of the Week winners. Davis-White finished runner-up in both the 100 and 200 meter dash at the 4A State Finals, as well as being a member of the state championship 4x1 team. Her 26 point contribution was a major factor in the Lady Cobras winning their first state title in school history. Uruburu took home gold in the 400 with a blistering US#6 time of 46.75 and followed that up with a gold in one of the most exciting races all season as he came from behind in the 4x400 and propelled Bartram Trail to the 3A team title.
Belen Jesuit pack a punch this season! Four of their top five return with plenty of firepower to fill in the gap and then some. Elliot Clemente will lead the way (likely for the entire state) with his 15:03 season best from last year, pacing Belen to a 15:58 team average. Colonial and Estero ring in at a somewhat distant but certainly not insurmountable #2 and #3 position in our computer rankings.
Will it be Our Lady of Lourdes or Bartram Trail for the state title? Which of 11 great teams will get the six state births out of the 4A-1 "Region of Death"? Can Vero Beach hold off Melbourne in Region 2? How much will the Lauren Ross transfer help Stoneman Douglas in Region 3? Can Braddock or Ferguson upset South Dade for second place in Region 4?
This is going to be a fun year to watch in the 4A! Can Melbourne fight off the depth of Columbus? Will Winter Park pull of another successful reload or will Mandarin or Bartram Trail take what is oft called the "Region of Death"? Can Sarasota surprise Melbourne in Region 2? Can anyone catch Park Vista in Region 3? Will Coach Raposo be with or without the 'stache in Region 4? Only time will tell, but get a first look here!
North Florida, as it has since the beginning of Y2K, will start with three perenial powers who each have three state titles in the seven years since the dawn of the decade: in Tallahassee the Timberwolves of Chiles and the Marauders of Maclay and two and half hours east down I-10 in Jacksonville the “wait, I thought they graduated everybody” boys of Bishop Kenny. Beyond those three Tallahassee and Jacksonville championship dynasties, Clay County's Bears of Bartram Trail will look to mix it up. And Flagler Palm Coast, which was marked as the only North Florida team mentioned on the NTN South Region poll, will also be vying for top honors. FPC, itself an amazing dynasty, has two titles and two runner-ups since 2000. Don’t get me wrong, there is a nice group of other teams to watch as well, but these five will be the cream of the crop in North Florida.