We ran our virtual meet to see which athletes and teams are projected to bring home medals this weekend.
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We take a look at the best girls teams regardless of classification.
We take a look at the top returning girls teams in 3A.
We take a look at the top returning boys teams in 3A.
We take a look at the 500 best returners in the girls shot put.
The U.S. No. 1 300m hurdler in the nation, Thomas Burns of Miami Northwestern, will stay in the 305 and join a star-studded University of Miami recruiting class.
Miami Northwestern freshman Markalah Hart is our Girls Hurdler of the Year.
When you have two of the most accomplished hurdlers in Florida history it is hard to choose just one as the Athlete of the Year. That is why we picked both Northwestern's Thomas Burns and Northeast's Damion Thomas.
Miami Northwestern's Thomas Burns ran a US#1 50.63 to win the 400m hurdles at NBNO. He followed that up with a 44.58s anchor leg on the team's runner-up 4x400m relay.
We take a look at the best girls 4x800m relay performances from the 2017 season.
We take a look at the best boys 4x800m relay performances from the 2017 season.
We take a look at the best girls 4x400m relay teams from the 2017 season.
We take a look at the best boys 4x400m relay performances from the 2017 season.
We rank the best girls 4x100m relay performances of the 2017 season.
Miami Northwestern (Fl.) High junior Thomas Burns ran the No. 2 all-time best 300m hurdles at the Great Southwest
Twanisha Terry talks about her experience at the Prefontaine Classic and Nike Elite Camp.
Four Florida athletes along with legendary Miami Northwestern coach Carmen Jackson made the trip to Cuba for the NSAF Caribbean Scholastic Invitational this past weekend.
A contingent of 28 high school track and field athletes are set to compete in Havana, Cuba, at the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational on May 26-28.
Miami Northwestern's Tiondre Toomer followed a long line of Bulls when he decided to commit to Clemson University.
For all the talk Florida gets as one of the best producing high school track and field states, does it compare to rival Alabama?
Andy Warrener recaps all of the 3A action.
Andy Warrener recaps day one of the 2017 FHSAA Outdoor State Finals.
The ladies from Miami North Western dropped a new US No. in the 4x100m prelims at the 3A state meet Friday.
We take a look at the 50 best girls performances in every event (regardless of class) as we head into the final weekend of track and field for most athletes and teams.
We take a look at the individual and team battles for the 3A championship.
Miami Northwestern's Thomas Burns lowered his 300mH PR to 35.51 to set the bar for the nation's best time and inching closer to Bershawn Jackson's Florida record.
With the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft taking place on Thursday in Philadelphia, we want to throw it back to the No 25 pick in last year's event, current Pittsburgh Steelers CB and former Miami Northwestern great Artie Burns
Expect to see some unchartered efforts this season in the 300m hurdles, starting with Sydney McLaughlin
Thomas Burns' steady rise up the 300m hurdles charts has been impressive in 2017.
We've just begun April, but already we've seen an improvement in the nation's best 4x400 performance compared to a season ago.
In what is proving to be a remarkably fast day in Gainesville, the Miami Northwestern (Fl.) High girls 4x200m team ran the sixth fastest time all-time
Watch the eleven races from the week that set state leading times.
We're back with another installment of The Scoop, where we take a look at the top performances around the nation and briefly touch upon their impact in the world of high school track and field.
Miami Northwestern junior Thomas Burns won the GMAC Championship meet with a FL all-time number two time of 35.81.
We combined the results from the north and south qualifier to see which 16 athletes will move on and contend for conference titles.
Bolles sophomore Charles Hicks ran a state leading and US#4 3,200m time of 9:15.39 to win the Bolles Bulldog Classic. We take a look at the girls and boys leaderboard as we head into the week four weekend and more major invitationals on tap.
Miami Northwestern's Tiondre Toomer is no stranger to track and field in South Florida. The senior started running at the age of five for the Metro-Dade Track Club and has continued ever since, blossoming into one of the top 400 meter runners in the state of Florida and is ranked fourth in the nation with his personal best of 47.32 from the Spartan Invitational. We caught up with Toomer to talk about his success this season as an individual as well as a member of the nation's best 4x400m relay.
It's not October, but the amount of speed and talent in Florida is just plain scary. Every week we continue to see the state and national leaderboard changing and the talk of the tone focused on us. South Florida was the place to be for sprints this weekend with the Hallandale Invitational and Sam Burley HOF Invitational while the Bolles Bulldog Classic proved to be a breeding ground for distance success. We uploaded over 500 videos to the site this week and narrowed it down to the top ten you have to watch.
The veteran and the rookie at Miami Northwestern (Fl.) High went US #1 at the 200m and 300mH on Saturday at the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational on Saturday in Miami
The 2017 Sam Burley Hall Of Fame Invitational promises to be one of the fastest meets of the year with nearly 50 teams from Florida making the trip to Miami. Don't miss a minute of the action by tuning in LIVE to MileSplit for all the race coverage from both Friday and Saturday.
Twanisha Terry thanks her father every day for the sacrifices he’s made to keep her in the sport of track and field.
Check out the nation's top 500 outdoor boys returnees in the 300 meter hurdles.
February came to a close with numerous US#1 performances, a re-written state leaderboard, and even a state record. We take a look at the videos you don't want to miss from week two! Don't miss any of our video coverage from the 2017 track and field season. Did you go to a meet and want us to feature your videos? Send us a note to Todd.Grasley@flosports.tv and get in the game!
Check out the top 50 national outdoor boys rankings as of February 27th.
The girls of Miami Southridge posted a US#1 4x400m relay time of 3:43.03 to win their own Spartan Invitational this weekend. We have the race video plus EVERY SINGLE race from both the prelims and the finals. Don't miss a minute of the action from a meet that produced over 100 elite performances.
The Miami Northwestern Lady Bulls have been a fixture at the top of the podium for the last eight seasons. In 2017, they go for their 9th consecutive and return a group stacked with upperclassmen. Coach Carmen Jackson gives us an inside look at this year's team which already has won the prestigious Louie Bing Classic to start the season.
The 2017 Louie Bing Classic will go down as one of the best ever with hundreds of elite performances, US#1's, and even a little controversy. We have EVERY SINGLE race video from the two day event. Don't miss a minute.
For this week's Flashback Friday we rewind to the 2016 Louie Bing Classic which featured 183 national elite performances and ELEVEN US#1 performances. Check out all eleven races that burned up track including the fastest girls 400m at the time set by Southridge junior Symone Mason with a time of 53.52s! How many US#1's will be set at the 2017 edition this weekend? We'll see soon, but it's guaranteed to be very fast.
If you want to be the best you have to beat the best. With that being said all roads run through Miami Northwestern. The Lady Bulls have won eight consecutive state championships and are an easy favorite to win number nine in May. We take a look at the top 25 teams regardless of class as we head into the 2017 season.
The battle for the 3A team title is going to be close with Miami Northwestern and Chiles both in that classification and finishing 1-2 in our Super 25 Pre-Season Power Rankings.
The Lakewood Ranch girls won the 4A state championship in 2016. Can they repeat in 2017? Will Miami Northwestern win their 9th title in a row and what will the point spread be? We rank EVERY team in EVERY classification using our track and field team scores feature.
Miami Northwestern girls 4x400 relay hadn't lost a race all year in 2016 which included several head to head match ups with South Florida foe Northeast. However, in the biggest race of the season for both teams it was Northeast that came away with the 3A state title in 3:44.01. Relive the moment and see what the quartert had to say afterwards.
The Miami Northwestern Lady Bulls continued their dynasty in Florida track and field with their 9th straight state championship. Coach Carmen Jackson's squad tallied 157 points over 100 more than runner-up Northeast. They are the clear favorite in class 3A with 2016 runner-up Northeast a near lock to repeat in that position as well.
43 points was all the Chiles' boys track team needed to win their third straight 3A state championship. The Timberwolves lose thrower Cole Upthegrove to graduation but return both Jordan Poole and James Hansen as well as a talented group of distance runners. Creekside and Miami Northwestern should also be in the mix, but don't count out Miami Norland who now have transfer Tyrese Cooper's, one of the most dangerous sprinters in the country.
Miami Northwestern junior Thomas Burns is one of the top hurdlers in the state of Florida and nationally as well. The younger brother of former Florida state champion, Miami Hurricane, and Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns is ready to win his first title in 2017. Jesus Batista caught up with him this weekend while he was watching the Larry Wooten Invitational at Traz Powell Stadium.
Miami Northwestern senior De'Andreah Young is one of many talented athletes on the Lady Bulls roster. Young ran a new personal best of 41.85 to win the 3A state championship in the 300m hurdles in 2016 and looks to win her second title and go out on top in 2017. We take a look at the top 100 girls marks heading into the outdoor season.
Miami Northwestern has won eight Florida state outdoor track titles in a row, but hasn't purchased rings since 2006
The Miami Northwestern girl's track team is synonymous with winning in the state of Florida. The Lady Bulls added even more hardware to their trophy case after winning the 3A state championship in 2016, the team's 8th in a row. The last team to get rings as a reward for their hard work was in 2006, that was until this year when 2009 alumni and 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the 100m hurdles Brianna Rollins purchased them for the team. She took to social media afterwards to explain her decision.
The Miami Northwestern Lady Bulls are a perennial Florida powerhouse so it's no surprise to see their top athletes go on to compete at the next level. Sprinter Twanisha Terry selected Southern Cal while fellow teammates Taranique Alexander (jumps), and hurdler De'Andreah Young also decided to head west to Cali and join Cal State Northridge. South Florida correspondent Eddie Romero caught up with each of the girls a well as longtime MNW head coach Carmen Jackson to talk about their decisions.
Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez was on-site at 3A District 16 and captured nearly 250 photos including the start of the boy's race that was dominated by the boys of Belen Jesuit who scored a perfect 15 points led by individual winner Joshua Collins. On the girl's side Valerie Lastra dropped a new course record and the ladies of Miami Northwestern edged out Lastra's Mater Academy Charter team.
Over two dozen teams traveled to Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami for the 305 Classic. Our South Florida correspondent Eddie Romero was on-site and captured all the race video and interviews from the afternoon section that included wins by Key West's Nicole Matysik and Cavan Wilson of Coral Gables.
Over three dozen teams from South Florida will head to Miami AKA the 305 for the 305 Classic hosted by Coral Park High School at Larry & Penny Thompson Park. On the girls side, Gulliver Prep freshman Natalie Varela is the athlete to beat as she is coming off a FL#2 time of 17:46.52 at the flrunners.com Invitational. Fellow freshmen Valerie Lastra and Rahyah Andressohn as well as 8th grader Jinah Mickens-Malik are young and talented as well. On the boy's side Hunter Dobbs has the fastest time coming into the race and is hoping to propel the Cudas past Braddock for the team title.
Miami Northwestern class of 2009 alumni Brianna Rollins won just one state championship in her high school career. The hurdler/jumper captured the 300m hurdle crown in 2009 with a personal best of 42.56s. Recently, Rollins, who spent her college years at Clemson, led a 1-2-3 sweep for the USA women at the Olympic Games. Her high school coach, Carmen Jackson, was on hand to witness her golden moment. Take a trip to Rollins high school days and check out her state winning race as well as our photo slideshow!
Miami Northwestern class of 2009 alumni Brianna Rollins was GOLDEN in the women's 100m hurdles leading a Team USA sweep in that event while Woodham HS (Pensacola - now closed) alum Justin Gatlin failed to make the 200m final, and event he was projected to medal in. Tianna Bartoletta who used to train at IMG Academy and resides in Tampa won Olympic gold in the long jump while Tori Bowie who trains with the Pure Athletics group in Clermont added a bronze in the 200m dash to go with her 100m silver!
MileSplit takes a look at who has the best 400m team depth in the country.
Former Miami Northwestern alumni Bri Rollins won the 100m hurdles at the Olympic Trials joining Kristin Catlin, and Nia Ali as the the top three finishers on one of the hardest teams to make.
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.
Four of the top five boys 4x400m relay teams hailed from South Florida this season. The Miami Northwestern Bulls waited until the last meet of the year, the 3A state championship, to drop a state leading 3:14.22. American High School also ran 3:14, 3:14.75, with a total of twelve schools running 3:19 or better. Take a look at the top 500 boys 4x400m relay teams in the state for 2016.
The ladies of Northeast High School posted the second fastest 4x100m relay time of the year, a 3:44.01, but it came against rival Miami Northwestern with a 3A championship on the line. The victory was the first ever in that race over the Bulls, who clocked a state leading 3:43.19 at the 3A Region 1 Championship. Take a look at the top 500 girls 4x100m relay marks in 2016.
The Miami Northwestern Lady Bulls were unstoppable at the Florida Relays running 45.65 in the PRELIMS. Dillard and Rockledge who own the second and third fastest times are nearly one second slower than MNW. The top five teams all ran 47 seconds or better. Check out the top 500 girls 4x100m relays for the 2016 season.
I accomplished one of my goals this track season on May 6, 2016 receiving an email from Pat Werhane. The email congratulated me on being selected to attend the Nike Elite Camp and Prefontaine Classic.
Nothing has been able to stop the Miami Northwestern Bulls, not for the last eight years. The Bulls made it their eighth straight and their 13th overall championship over the weekend at IMG Academy in Bradenton. It was not even close. The Bulls amassed 157 points over Friday and Saturday. Runner up Northeast came in at 43.50. The Bulls don't just do it with a handful of athletes.
Brad Raposo has followed the ladies of Miami Northwestern all season long as they look to win their 8th straight state championship. (via MileSplit)
Northeast High School freshman Jan'Taijah Ford or T1 as she's nicknamed is the favorite in the 400 and ranked third in the 200m dash. Ford will also run the 4x400 for a stellar Hurricane team. Trouble is they are in the same classification as Miami Northwestern and the Lady Bulls who are on pace to win their 8th straight state championship by a large margin. We breakdown EVERY event in our 3A virtual meet.
Why make you wait? With all sixteen regionals complete we wanted to see who would score at the state meet and how each classification plays out. Virtual meet time!
Miami Northwestern is looking for it's 8th straight girls state title. They are not just the top team in Florida, but one of the best in the entire country. The next three teams also hail from South Florida in Miami Southridge, Northeast (Oakland Park), and St. Thomas Aquinas. Winter Park who is in 4A with the latter three teams comes in at number five in our Super 25 girls team rankings. Where does your team stack up against the best in the state?
The ladies of Miami Northwestern flexed their muscles at the 2016 Florida Relays posting the fastest times of the weekend in the 4x1, 4x4, and 4x800m relay winning all three events and adding in the 4x200m relay which is rarely contested in the Sunshine State. We take a look at the top 25 marks in every event to see who won the week!
The action just keeps getting better and better at The Florida Relays. Check out day two's recap here.
Check out over 2,000 photos from day two of the 2016 Florida Relays by Ben Ennis including this one of the Miami Northwestern girls 4x200m relay team.
The 2016 Bob Hayes Invitational was so fast that even The Bullet himself would be proud! Watch ALL the race videos from one of Florida's fastest meets of the year!
A week in South Florida doesn't go by without state leaders, nationally ranked performances, and wire to wire finishes. The GMAC Championship might have taken place on a Tuesday, but it had all the fireworks of a Saturday night! Here are our super seven races you don't want to miss!
Watch all the action from the 2016 GMAC Championships which featured nearly 100 national elite performances!
Miami Northwestern junior Twanisha Terry was first in the 100 and second in the 200m at last year's GMAC Championship and is the top seed in both coming into Tuesday's championship. She'll be tested by the Southridge duo of Shaniya Williams and Symone Mason. We merged the results of both the south and north qualifiers to see who has the top/marks to beat.
The ladies of Miami Northwestern are looking for their 8th straight state championship and if the first three weeks of the season are any indication, they don't show signs of stopping anytime soon. On the boys side, the Bulls have a good shot at winning as well, but will face a tougher road with the likes of Blanche Ely, Boyd Anderson, and Creekside standing in their way. We rank EVERY team in 3A!
The ladies of Miami Northwestern set another state leading relay time. This one in the 4x100m relay. We merged all the results from around the state to see who won the week!
Melbourne Central Catholic's Amanda Beach is the top class of 2017 girl in both the 1,600 and 3,200m run with her 5:11.69 and 11:17:06 set at the St. Cloud Invitational. Other junior standouts include Twanisha Terry who has the fastest times in the 100 and 200m dash, Northwestern teammate Taranique Alexander the best in the 100m hurdles and triple jump, and Ransom Everglade's Debbie Ajagbe who is at the tops in both the shot put and discus. On the boy's side Creekside is well represented in the distance categories with the likes of Joseph Storey, Mathew Clark, and Nick Deal. We take a look at the top 25 juniors in EVERY event.
In this video series Brad Raposo gives us an inside look at the Miami Northwestern program. The Bulls have become one of the winningest programs in Florida and well known in the country. To have success, you have to build a foundation. How that comes about is what we explore in episode 1!
Dana Smith was more than a mother for Thomas Burns. She was his biggest fan. You couldn't miss the 44 year old mother of three at a track meet. Whether it was older brother Artie, or Thomas, the proud mother was in the stands with pom poms, shirts adorned with their pictures, and screaming in support. In October, Smith, a former track star at Miami Northwestern, just like her boys, unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack overnight. Thomas says his mom was a huge part of his life.
The Miami Northwestern girls are looking for their EIGHTH STRAIGHT state title and headline the Super 25 girls team scores which has four South Florida teams in the top four spots. Where does your squad rank?
The ladies of Miami Northwestern are a powerhouse track and field program not just in the state of Florida, but nationally as well. Coach Carmen Jackson's team won their 7th straight state championship in 2015 and have no shortage of talent heading into the 2016 campaign. It won't be a question of if they win, but by how much. Check out which teams are fighting for the runner-up spot on the podium. We rank every girls team in 3A!
The Chiles boys (pictured above) won their second straight 3A track and field state championship in 2015, defeating rival Leon by 14 points. In 2014, the Timberwolves ousted Miami Northwestern by three points in a meet that came down to the final event of the night. Fast forward to 2016, and it looks like it could be another battle between Chile and MNW.
It was a rainy afternoon at Larry & Penny Thompson Park but without the presence of lightning, it provided for a competition without the typical South Florida heat, although it was definitely a wet affair as is also commonly seen with the weather this time of the year in Miami.
Former Miami Northwestern sprinter and rising Clemson junior Cordell Lamb talks about his experience at Pan Am Juniors in Canada. Lamb finished fifth in the 400m dash.
Who ended the year in the top spot? Find out in our top 25 final rankings for girls relay events.
Who ended the year in the top spot? Find out in our top 25 final rankings for boys relay events.
Current Miami Northwestern Bull and current Clemson freshman sprinter Cordell Lamb collected a gold medal in the men’s 400 at the USA Junior Championships on June 27 in Eugene, Ore. In doing so, Lamb became the fourth USA Junior Champion from the Tiger men’s program.
Florida's best headed to North Carolina for New Balance Nationals Outdoor, a chance to prove they are the the tops in the nation and earn All-American honors. Check out our day by day recap of all the action!
Miami Northwestern sophomore Twanisha Terry is one of three Floridians heading to Cuba this weekend for the NSAF Caribbean Scholastic Invitational.
Miami Northwestern was number one in the Super 25 all season long and after a dominating 3A state final finish the year where they started. See the top teams regardless of class!
The ladies of Miami Northwestern flat out destroyed the competition tallying 155 points, more than five times runner-up Lakewood Ranch. The win marked the seventh straight title for the Bulls.
The 3A state finals look to be action packed with a star studded field in every event. Ricky Quintana give us an inside look at all the action.
The question for the ladies of MNW isn't if they will win, but by how much. A totally different story on the boy's side with a handful of teams in the mix for a title. See how our 3A virtual meet has it all playing out!
The Miami Northwestern ladies won the 3A Region 4 Championship with an incredible 250.5 points! Peter Cabrera was on-site and has video of all the action!
The road to state continues this week as regional championships kick off Tuesday. Take a look at the virtual meets (based on district results and season bests) to get a glimpse of how the competition will fare! Also, stay tuned to flrunners for on-site coverage, results, and recap of all the action!
The ladies of Miami Northwestern dominated the field at the 2015 Florida Relays setting US#1's in the 4x1, 4x2, 4x4, and 4x800m relay. No other team is even close. STA sits at number two by the narrowest of points over Hallandale. Check out the top 25 teams regardless of class.
Despite not being in the usual studio, Jimmy still gives you your weekly dosage of the RJHS goodies
Vote for the most impressive female performer of the weekend until this Thursday, April 9 at 8pm ET!
Carmen Jackson is a coaching legend having spent her whole career at Miami Northwestern. In that time she has lead the Bulls to numerous state championships and built one of the top programs in the country.
There were 220 different colleges and universities represented at the Florida Relays. Not one of them were collectively as spectacular as the Miami Northwestern High School girls relay teams.
Watch Miami Northwestern, Winter Park, and Estero post the top three times in the country in the girls' 4x800m relay to kick off day three of the Florida Relays.
The baton really is golden for the ladies of Miami Northwestern. Watch as the Bulls set US#1 times of 45.67 in the 4x100m relay prelims and 1:35.42 in the 4x200m relay final at the 2015 Florida Relays.
Miami Northwestern sophomore Twanisha Terry and senior LaKayla Harris give us an inside look at the Lady Bulls, the top girls program in the state, and one of the best in the nation.
After dominating the Bob Hayes Invitational and USF/Steinbrenner Invitational the ladies of Miami Northwestern had the weekend off. Well, sort of. Our top ranked team still practiced during the week to gear up for Florida Relays. See the top 25 teams in the state regardless of class!
Watch Miami Northwestern senior LaKayla Harris run a US#2 time of 23.69 for 200 meters into a -1.9 m/s wind! Check out all the video coverage and featured photos from the 2015 GMAC Championship.
The ladies of Miami Northwestern won the GMAC Championship convincingly with 173 points. Teri Berhnardt was on-site and took nearly 1,000 photos of all the action. Also, check out race videos and interviews from the meet by Peter Cabrera.
The top teams in our girls Super 25 reside in South Florida with Miami Northwestern, Southridge, and Ransom Everglades in Dade County and Hallandale, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Northeast in neighboring Broward. Both counties have their championships this week so we could see some shifting next week. Check out the top 25 girls teams in the state!
The GMAC Championship is the largest conference championship in the state and features Miami's best teams. Last week, the qualifiers took place with the south region and north region competing separately for a ticket to this meet on the line. We merged the results and took the top eight to give you an accurate virtual meet of this how one could play out! Take a look!
Miami Northwestern is the top ranked team according to our girls Super 25 team rankings for the third straight week. The Lady Bulls posted 188 points to win the Hallandale Invitational over the host Chargers and Miami Southridge ranked number two and number four in our Super 25. Check out the complete list and see where your team ranks!
South Florida will be broken up by three meets this weekend, one of the largest being the Archbishop McCarthy Big Blue Invitational in Southwest Ranches. The meet will feature the Miami Northwestern girls and boys, as well as the Coral Reef and Belen Jesuit boys. Check out our virtual meet and take a look at the venue and meet records!
You loved the first episode of Sprint To The Finish so we plan on making it a weekly series! Check out episode two which highlights all the action from the week across the Sunshine State!
When the ladies of Miami Northwestern win a meet, they do it in style. The Lady Bulls didn't even make it close at the Southridge Spartan Invitational. They are the top team once again in our girls Super 25 team rankings. Can anyone catch them? Check out the complete list!
The ladies of Miami Northwestern are a South Florida powerhouse and at the 2015 Louie Bing Classic they went head to head with St. Thomas Aquinas, but it was no contest. The Bulls bulldozed the Raiders 182-124.5 in the team standings. They are the top team in our girls Super 25 Power Rankings.
115 national elite performances tells you something about a meet. Even though it was the first weekend of the season the 2015 Louie Bing Classic didn't disappoint with dazzling performances in nearly every event. Watch over two dozen videos from the weekend's action and make sure to check out our Friday featured photo album and Saturday featured photo album.
Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez captured this awesome image of the meet's namesake Louie Bing at the 2015 Louie Bing Classic. Check out hundreds of photos from day two as well as over 900 from day one! Also, make sure to watch all our video coverage from the event!
Fast track, fast individuals, fast times. Check. The 2015 Louie Bing Classic at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar has the makings to set the standards for the state and national leaderboards! Check out our virtual meet!
The competition in South Florida heats up this weekend at one of the premier track and field meets in the state, the Louie Bing Classic. Powerhouse programs Miami Northwestern and St. Thomas Aquinas will go head to head for the first time this year on the speed Ansin Sports Complex track Check out the heat sheets and don't miss our extensive photo and video coverage from this event!
We scored the top 25 individuals and 25 relays state wide to come up with our Super 25, the 25 best girls teams regardless of class. South Florida powers Miami Northwestern and St. Thomas Aquinas have combined for five state titles and a runner-up finish in the last three years and sit at the top of our list.
Boyd Anderson's 40.09 at the 1998 Golden South Classic is the top time in the 4x100m while the epic battles between MNW and STA in the 4x4 in 2011 earned them the first and third fastest marks. Charlotte's 4x800m quartet that finished second at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 7:30.31 is more than seven seconds faster than any other Florida foursome to run the event. We take a look at the top twenty-five boys relays times in our flrunners.com database.
The ladies of Miami Northwestern aren't going to score 500 points, but they will score a bunch and in just about every event. Coach Carmen Jackson's squads are always a powerhouse and 2015 won't be any different despite losing a trio of top throwers. See the top 3A girls teams heading into the season!
The following 8 relays each in the 4x100, 4x400, and 4x800 meter relays have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their relay events from this past spring.
Miami Northwestern thrower Lloydricia Cameron is the lone Florida representative on the MileSplit All-American Team for the discus. Cameron's personal best of 166'8" was the fourth farthest in the country this season. On the year, she threw the disc over 160 feet in five meets. See who else made the eight member team.
The top high school throwers in the country mixed with elite/professional athletes in the Chicagoland Throwers Series. Heavy rains swept through the windy city in the morning and delayed the meet for an hour. The setback might have caused for some athletes to be off of their personal bests, but the competition still proved worthy of their rankings.
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.
Three days of action packed track and field took over Greensboro, North Carolina for the New Balance Outdoor National Championship. The Sunshine State crowned two champions in the Miami Northwestern 4x100m Relay and Karimah Davis in the Emerging Elite girls 200 meters, while several earned All-American honors, and numerous athlets came home with new personal bests!
In this series we take a look at state championship and runner-up coaches, their outlook on the team, the season, and the future of the program. Coach Carmen Jackson's Miami Northwestern program has by synonomous with winning. In Jackson's 34 years at the school, 11 years as an assistant and 23 years as a head coach, the Lady Bulls have five runner up finishes and 11 state championships including their latest in 2014.
Who are the powerhouse programs and track & field factories of the United States? Which team produces the best milers, quarter milers, half milers, two milers, sprinters, and hurdlers? Well MileSplit has those answers for you as our database can do a lot of things including show the deepest high school teams in each running event by taking the top 5 fastest on each team and scoring like a cross country meet. We can even show the average time and time difference between their top 5 best athletes in an event on their squads. See which Florida squads made the list!
Who are the powerhouse programs and track & field factories of the United States? Which team produces the best milers, quarter milers, half milers, two milers, sprinters, and hurdlers? Well MileSplit has those answers for you as our database can do a lot of things including show the deepest high school teams in each running event by taking the top 5 fastest on each team and averaging out for the fastest team averages to rank the squads nationally in order.
The state series is over and we wanted to see how each classification would stack up against one another. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 25 deep for individuals and 25 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 25 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 25th place. Note: these are hypothetical based on our team scoring feature. (Rankings as of 5/62014)
Miami Northwestern girls wallopped the competition, scoring 154 points and became the winningest team in state history. Their boys almost made it a sweep, but Chiles hung in there tight and pulled out the 38-35 upset.
Carmen Jackson has been a staple in the South Florida track scene ever since her days as a standout at Miami Jackson. Over her time as a coach at Miami Northwestern the Bulls have been one of the most dominant programs regardless of gender. The girls have won ten state titles while the boys have won five. The girls are heavy favorites to win the 3A state championship, while the boys should have a challenge for the number one spot on the podium. Recently, both teams claimed regional titles (number 15 for girls, 8 for boys). We caught up with Coach Jackson as her team's prepare for the state meet this weekend in Jacksonville.
According to our virtual meet only three of the seventeen events do not have Miami Northwestern's Lady Bulls scoring points. That is pretty impressive and shows the depth and versatility of Coach Carmen Jackson's squad! On the boy's side, the nation's top sprinter Kendal Williams is looking like his normal self after regional victories, and should post some fast times in the sprints. Speaking of fast times, can Sukhi Khosla and Nick Morken do one better and beat their marks of 4:06 and 4:07? Lastly, will anyone stop Miami Northwestern from sweeping the team titles. Four to five teams should battle for the top two spots.
Is there a more dominant ladies team in the state than Miami Northwestern? The Bulls racked up an astounding 252.5 points to win by almost over 200 over runner-up Carol City at the 3A Region 4 Championships while their male counterparts beat out Boyd Anderson to win as well.
John Calderon was on-site in South Florida at the 3A Region 4 Championships. Check out over 1,200 photos from the event which produced 108 elite performances and showcased dominating performances by the Miami Northwestern girls and boys.
For class 3A and 4A it's regional finals time and then the state meet in less than two weeks. We wanted to see how the top team's stacked up in our 3A Super 25 Power Rankings. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 25 deep for individuals and 25 deep for relays.For example, for individuals 1st place received 25 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 25th place. (Rankings as of 4/20/2014.)
Hallie Grimes of Land O'Lakes (cover photo) is one of the few runners on the 3A leaderboard not rocking a Miami Northwestern uniform. Grimes is the leader in the 400 meter dash with a time of 55.51. The rest of list is dotted with Lady Bulls from South Florida. On the boy's side hurdler Jonathan Hayden is the only leader in two events; both the 110 and 300m hurdles. Fredrick Jones of Miami Central is one of many 3A stars who shine not just on this stage, but the state level and national rankings as well. See where you stack up against the best in your class. Rankings as of 4/9/2014.
South Florida cleaned house on the final day of the 2014 Florida Relays producing several meet records, US#1's and nationally ranked performances. Miami Northwestern swept both the girls and boys 4x800m relays while the STA girls reeled in victories in the 4x4 and 4x1 with the Booker T. Washington boys accomplishing the same feat. Check out the full highlights as well as on-site coverage of photos, videos, and interviews from our team of Jeff Adams, Darrell Laxton, Dean Headley, and our friends at Flotrack.
These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 25 deep for individuals and 25 deep for relays.For example, for individuals 1st place received 25 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 25th place.
These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 25 deep for individuals and 25 deep for relays.For example, for individuals 1st place received 25 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 25th place.
We crunched the numbers in each class to see how the top teams would fare against one another, but what if class didn't matter? Which team is the BEST in Florida? We scored ten deep for individuals and ten deep for relays with first place receiving ten points on down to one point for tenth place.
We crunched the numbers in each class to see how the top teams would fare against one another, but what if class didn't matter? Which team is the BEST in Florida? We scored ten deep for individuals and ten deep for relays with first place receiving ten points on down to one point for tenth place.
Week in and week out Floridians are posting nation leading times. We saw the sprint carousel start out in South Florida and then move to Central Florida and the Lake Highland Elite Track & Field Classic last week. Well, not to be out done, the 50th Bob Hayes Invitational surpassed those expectations with blazing fast times even the "Bullet" himself would be proud of. We brought our "A" game as well with dozens of race videos and interviews from Dean Headley plus photos from Mike Leary, Donald Lamb, Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez, and Darrell Laxton. Enjoy our one stop shop for everything Bob Hayes Invitational.
We are getting into the heart of the season. The state championship is less than two months away. We wanted to see which teams would have the best shot at podium finishes if we crunched the numbers today. We scored 10 deep for individuals and ten deep for relays with first place receiving ten points for their team on down to one point for tenth place. Rankings as of 3/13/2014.
Being a multi-sport athlete is difficult and excelling in two sports is almost impossible. But if you are as athletically gifted as Miami’s Artie Burns, you make it look easy. (via Hurricanesports.com)
Two Northwestern Bulls stand atop the 3A girls track and field leaderboard. Sprinter Twanisha Terry leads the classification in both sprints the 100 (11.85) and 200 meters (24.03). Lloydricia Cameron reigns supreme as queen of the throws with her state leading discus and shot put marks. The boys' side is loaded with tons of state leading and nationally ranked performances, but no one individual has the top mark in more than one event! We will see if that changes as the season moves along!
Miami Northwestern senior Lloydricia Cameron has become one of the most dominant throwers in the state racking up three state titles and two runner-up finishes in her four years. She boasts personal bests of 159-5 in the discus and 49-6.5 in the shot put. We caught up with the University of Florida signee to talk about the 2014 season, and her decision to be a Gator.
State leading times in almost every event, new national leaders, and that was just the tip of the iceberg at the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational. The best runners in the state were at Southridge High School and posted 170 national elite times in one weekend! Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez and Brad Raposo have all the coverage. Special thank you to Austin Monroe for his awesome photos as well as Virginia Walcott for the cover photo and helping with interviews!
Over two dozen of the state's top teams will head to South Florida and Southridge Park in Miami host of the 2014 Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational. Flrunners.com will be on-site with photos, videos, results, and a complete recap of all the action! As we lead up to the big event take a look at how it would play out in a virtual meet!
Artie Burns’ latest sprint down the track broke a 38-year old American Junior record. (via Hurricanesports.com)
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.
We conclude our Track & Field Top 50 with our discus throwers. Much like the shot put, Miami Northwestern senior Lloydricia Cameron dominated the discus in 2013. Cameron won the 3A state championship, Golden South Classic, USATF World Youth Trials, and AAU Junior Olympics just to name a few. Her personal best of 159-50 is over 17 feet better than anyone in the state and is the third best returning time in the country for 2014. On the boys' side, Apopka senior Jamal Whittaker is looking for his first state title. Whittaker's throw of 174-4 is tops in the state by five feet!
The throws might not get all the love that the sprints do during track and field season, but here at flrunners.com we love every event! Miami Northwestern senior Lloydricia Cameron might be one of the most successful female throwers to come through the state. She leads all returners in the discus with a mark of 49-6.5. Can the 2012 and 2013 state champion break the 50 foot barrier? On the boys' side, Frederick Jones isn't the most talkative thrower, but that's okay because he let's his marks do the talking for him. Jones, a senior at Miami Monsignor Pace, has won the last two state championships in the shot put, and has a personal best mark of 61-7.5 that he set at the Florida Relays.
The 2013 Bowerman Award winner Brianna Rollins had a stellar season at Clemson, re-wrote the American Record book and went onto win a gold medal at the World Championships. During her high school days Rollins, won the 4A state championship in the 300 meter hurdles her senior year was part of a powerhouse Miami Northwestern program under the direction of Carmen Jackson. See what she had to say after she won the award as well as her pre-awards interview courtesy of our friends at FloTrack. Congratulations on a fantastic year!
US 100m hurdles sensation Brianna Rollins reveals how she put together an unbeaten 2013, culminating in world championship gold. (via SPIKESMAG.COM)
There is no doubt Florida is one of the most talented states in the country when it comes to track and field. We wanted to honor the best of the best with our 2013 Track & Field Athlete of the Year Awards. Lloydricia Cameron of Miami Northwestern is our winner in the Girls Field Event category. Cameron dominated the throws finishing first in both the shot put and discus in eleven of the thirteen meets she competed in.
She’s the fastest hurdler in the world and she’s only 21. Here are ten more things you need to know about US sprint hurdle sensation Brianna Rollins. (via spikes-mag.tumblr.com)
Brianna Rollins (Miami, Fla.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting an American record in the women’s 100 meter hurdles at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa on June 22. (via content.usatf.org)
Highlights and coverage from Friday's 3A state meet in Jacksonville with on-site coverage from Todd Grasley, Randy Settle, and Andy Warrener.
Burns, star hurdler and one of the top 100 football recruits regardless of position according to ESPN, wants to be the greatest defensive back in UM history. (via The Miami Herald)
If he would focus only on track, he could turn pro right after high school, according to the top hurdler in the world. (via Max Preps )
Interview, Carmen Jackson, Head Coach, Miami Northwestern High School, Miami, Florida; Florida State 3A Champions, 2012
Hillsborough junior Jeremiah Green and Miami Northwestern sophomore Lloydricia Cameron are this week's Warriors of the Week. Green unleashed a monster jump of 50-6.5 to win the Charles Johnson Invitational. Cameron won both the shot put and discus at the Louie Bing Classic with season best marks of 40-11 and 135-4.
Three Miami Northwestern seniors have made their college decisions. Thrower Amber Monroe, jumper Shannon Spence, and hurdler Keisha Richburg talk about where they will spend the next four years and what they will remember most about being a Lady Bull. Also, coach Carmen Jackson gives us her take on each athlete and their futures at the next level.
Miami Northwestern senior Keisha Richburg knew what it was like to win a state title. She watched her fellow Lady Bulls take home the team championship the past three consecutive seasons, but she wanted one of her own. Her final year of high school she decided to focus on the 300 meter hurdles. Coach Carmen Jackson calls Richburg’s senior season a break out year.
Track Chat with Ciarra Brewer, James Logan CA, who boasts a 43-04.25 PR for the Triple Jump, good for US#7 All-Time.
Hugh Graham, Jr. of Miami Northwestern (FL) has had a tremendous season, putting up some of the top 400 meter times in the country. This past weekend he lead off his 4x400 relay team to a 44.8 split that helped propel them to a Florida state record 3:10.69, but they want more.
Ever since Hugh Graham Jr. was six years old he has been running non-stop and unlike most two sport athletes, the Northwestern senior’s main priority lies on the track. Graham is one of the top quarter milers in the country, but he didn’t always run that event.
This past Friday at Larry & Penny Thompson Park in Miami, two young faces that are making names for themselves in the South Florida running community came together for a little Question & Answer session. That day there were three consecutive District Championship going on at the park (3A-D8, 4A-D7 and 4A-D8) and these guys sought out some of the winning individuals and coaches for a quick interview. This article tags off of The 10-Day Recap of Miami XC article that has the results of those meets. So without further ado, here's what they came up with...
Jason has been looking for more South Florida XC coverage this season and due to the lack of interest I decided I would try to put a few articles together for everyone. And seeing as how I was without a computer last week I figured I would put together a 10-Day Recap of what’s been going on with cross country here in Miami-Dade County. (I really wanted to put together a nice write up of the GMAC Championship last week, so I’ll start off with that and lead into the various district championships from this past week). Now without further delay, here’s what’s been happening down south…
UPDATED! These scores are calculated from our individual rankings from 2009, with athletes who graduated excluded. These are updated from the rankings that were posted earlier today. The teams that moved up from 3A to 4A were not in the previous release and their inclusion has drastically changed the outlook up front. I apologize for the over sight.
Personal musings about tonight's meet.
The Eleanor Roosevelt came all the way down to Gainesville, Florida to find some competition and great weather to post swift relay times. Their times at the Florida Relays indicate that the girls from Greenbelt, Maryland found a worthy opponent in the Miami Northwestern girls and warm and sunny Florida weather as the Eleanor Roosevelt girls rolled to national leading times in the 4x100 at 45.38 and 4x400 at 3:41.40. Miami Northwestern, second to Eleanor Roosevelt in both races with respectable times of 47.48 and 3:45.15, was able to claim at least one relay victory on the weekend in the 4x800 with a US #2 performance of 9:17.45. Their 4x800 squad featured Skyler Wallen, who broke 2:10 and became the new US leader in the 800 on the first day of high school events on Friday. While Friday's highlights were focused on individual performers, the theme seemed to focus on the relay times on Saturday as the Flagler Palm Coast boys were sensational in relay action with four victories over the course of the weekend in the 4x800 (US #3 7:46.57), 4x400 (US #2 3:13.15), 4x200, and 4x100 (42.35). Austin Gamble of Cypress Bay proved his first 200 foot performance last week was no fluke in the discus throw as he won at the Florida Relays with a best mark of 195'6". Florida Relays Saturday Results: High School Boys - High School Girls
The Louie Bing Classic is always a star studded affair for the short stuff and the jumps and that's basically because Miami teams typically dominate these events and all the big guns come out for it. This year was no exception and our leaderboard of a week's worth of state rankings was completely rewritten by this meet for just about every event 800 meters and shorter, boys and girls. Last year's much lauded middle school sensation Robin Reynolds officially became a freshman phenom, opening her high school career with Miami Jackson. She earned three golds and a bronze in the two-day meet.
National signing day is a big affair at Miami Northwestern, which regularly turns out Division I football prospects by the dozen each year. Senior Skyler Wallen, however, didn’t mind crashing this year’s party. One of the state’s top middle distance runners, Wallen shared the stage with her more ballyhooed classmates, signing a national letter of intent with The Ohio State University.
A look at all of the biggest highlights from this weekend's meet.
Christal Washington was indeed the athlete of the weekend for Florida. Her impressive 800 meter run was not only a five second PR for her and one of the top times in the nation this year, it placed her at #2 All-Time for the event in Florida. Her 2:05.83 is impressive for any level and the junior really put herself on the map. She won her sixth heat by a margin of three seconds, and would have been better served competing in the faster heat 7, where Chanelle Price of Pennsylvana blew the socks off of the competition with a could-go-pro-now 2:02.76. Washington can be assured that she will not be overlooked for the fast heat in any national level competition any longer. Orlando Oak Ridge won the national title in the Girls 800 Sprint Medley Relay with a time of 1:42.79. Their legs were Denae Fluellen, Amber Outing, Anjoure Teele, and Victoria Watson. The team, minus Teele and plus Odeika Bent, came back later in the day to finish second in the 4x100 Meter finals with a time of 46.51 against rivals Miami Northwestern who finished just a blink of the eye back with a time of 46.71 for fourth place. But the Bulls would not be shut out by those Pioneers. The closed the meet with a smoking 3:39.89 to easily win the 4x400 title behind the amazing legs of Skyler Wallen, Brittany Pringley, Lizzie Harris, and Brittany McCord. This time it was Oak Ridge in fourth 3:46.67. Michael Putman was the top Florida boys placer. He threw the shot 63-11 for third place and a new PR. Read the full highlights
Brittany Jones finishes 3-2-1 in a fantastic sprint triple that included the national #2 200 and #1 400 marks. Jackie Areson moves herself up on the all-time list to #1 all-time in Florida at Mile/1600. Lincoln boys win! Pavielle James wins! These highlights and more!
Kelly Parrish sets the 3rd all-time fastest Florida mark in the Girls 3200 (converted from her two mile race today). Tiarra Swanagan earns second in the triple jump... and much more!