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Miami Northwestern's Tiondre Toomer Talks Racing Tyrese Cooper, Team's 4x4 Success Todd Grasley Mar 9, 2017

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.

Scary Fast: Top Ten Must Watch Races From Week Three Todd Grasley Mar 7, 2017

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.

Must Watch: Week Two Videos You Don't Want To Miss Todd Grasley Mar 1, 2017

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!

Scouting Report: Miami Northwestern Girls Todd Grasley Feb 23, 2017

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.

Flashback Friday: 11 US#1's Set At 2016 Louie Bing Classic Todd Grasley Feb 17, 2017

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.

T&F Team Scores - 3A Boys - Chiles Timberwolves Tackling Run At 4th Straight Todd Grasley Jan 25, 2017

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. 

Catching Up With Miami Northwestern Hurdler Thomas Burns Todd Grasley Jan 22, 2017

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.

MNW Lady Bulls Ring In New Year With New Bling Courtesy Of Olympic Gold Medalist Bri Rollins Todd Grasley Jan 3, 2017

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.

Northwestern's Terry Selects Southern Cal, Alexander & Young To Cal State Northridge Todd Grasley Nov 10, 2016

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.

Photopalooza: Nearly 250 Images From 3A District 16 Todd Grasley Oct 21, 2016

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.

WATCH: Nicole Matysik, Cavan Wilson Crash 305 Classic Party Todd Grasley Oct 11, 2016

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.

Virtual Meet: Over 3 Dozen South Florida Teams Ready To Represent At 305 Classic Todd Grasley Oct 10, 2016

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. 

Flashback Friday: Brianna Rollins High School Career Slideshow Todd Grasley Aug 19, 2016

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!

Rollins Leads Hurdle Sweep, Gatlin Fails To Make 200m Finals Billy Simpson Aug 17, 2016

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!

Final Rankings: Boys 4x400m Relay - Miami Northwestern Bulls Save Best For Last Todd Grasley Jun 16, 2016

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.

3A State Championship Virtual Meet: Northeast Freshman Ford Favored In 400, MNW Shoe In For 8th Straight Todd Grasley May 3, 2016

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.

Super 25 Power Rankings: Girls Team Scores Todd Grasley Apr 7, 2016

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?

Super Seven: GMAC Championship Races You Can't Miss Todd Grasley Mar 16, 2016

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!

Girls Results Merge From GMAC North & South Qualifiers Todd Grasley Mar 14, 2016

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.

3A Team Rankings: Nobody Can Stop Northwestern Lady Bulls, Boys Race Close Todd Grasley Mar 10, 2016

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!

Junior Class Rankings: Beach Boasts Top Distance Times By Class Of 2017 Girls Todd Grasley Mar 3, 2016

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.

Northwestern's Thomas Burns Dedicates 2016 Season To Late Mother Dana Smith Todd Grasley Jan 29, 2016

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.

3A Team Scores: Surprise Surprise, MNW Lady Bulls Loaded Again Todd Grasley Jan 23, 2016

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!

3A Team Scores: Can Chiles Boys Contend With MNW & Make It Three In A Row? Todd Grasley Jan 23, 2016

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. 

GMAC Championship Featured Photo Album Todd Grasley Mar 18, 2015

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.

Girls Super 25 Team Rankings: Top Five From South Florida Mar 17, 2015

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!

GMAC Championship Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Mar 16, 2015

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!

Archbishop McCarthy Big Blue Invitational Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Mar 6, 2015

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!

Sprint To The Finish: Episode 2 Todd Grasley Mar 3, 2015

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!

Girls Super 25 Team Rankings: Is MNW Unstoppable? Todd Grasley Mar 3, 2015

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!

WATCH: South Florida Lights Up The Track At Louie Bing Classic Todd Grasley Feb 22, 2015

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.

Louie Bing Classic Day Two Featured Photo Album Todd Grasley Feb 22, 2015

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!

2015 Louie Bing Classic Heat Sheets/Meet Schedule Todd Grasley Feb 19, 2015

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!

Flrunners All Time Top 25: Boys Relay Events Todd Grasley Feb 7, 2015

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.

Salute To Seniors: Jontavia Dykes - Miami Northwestern High School Todd Grasley Jun 17, 2014

The 2013-2014 school year has provided some great highlights in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. In the coming weeks many of our seniors will head out to start their college careers both athletically and academically. We wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature and say thank you for your support over the years.  

MNW Girls 4x100m Relay, Karimah Davis Deliver Championship Performances AT NBN Todd Grasley Jun 16, 2014

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!  

Coaching Champions: Carmen Jackson - Miami Northwestern Todd Grasley Jun 6, 2014

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.

Track & Field Powerhouse Program Rankings - Girls Sprints/Hurdles - Four Florida Squads Make List Todd Grasley May 30, 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!  

Track & Field Powerhouse Program Rankings - Boys Sprints/Hurdles - Sunshine State Well Represented Todd Grasley May 30, 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 averaging out for the fastest team averages to rank the squads nationally in order.

Super 25 Girls Team Rankings (Final Edition) Todd Grasley May 6, 2014

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)  

Coach's Corner: Carmen Jackson - Miami Northwestern Todd Grasley Apr 30, 2014

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.

3A State Finals Virtual Meet (Based On Regional Results) Todd Grasley Apr 29, 2014

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.

FHSAA 3A Region 4 Featured Photo Album John Calderon Apr 24, 2014

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. 

Class 3A Super 25 Power Rankings Todd Grasley Apr 20, 2014

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.)  

3A Track & Field Leaderboard: Grimes Sneaks In Among Many MNW Lady Bulls Todd Grasley Apr 9, 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.

Florida Relays Day Three: US#1's Abound As South Florida Teams Sweep 4x1, 4x4, & 4x8 Titles Todd Grasley Apr 5, 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.

Girls Super 25 Power Rankings Todd Grasley Mar 30, 2014

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.

Boys Super 25 Power Rankings Todd Grasley Mar 30, 2014

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.

Team Scores: Which Boys Team Is The Best Of The Best? Todd Grasley Mar 17, 2014

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.

Team Scores: Which Girls Team Is The Best Of The Best? Todd Grasley Mar 17, 2014

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.

Bob Hayes Headquarters: The Times Speak For Themselves Todd Grasley Mar 16, 2014

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.

Path to Nationals: Artie Burns Todd Grasley Mar 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)

3A Track & Field Leaderboard: Northwestern's Terry, Cameron Capture Top Honors In Four Events Todd Grasley Mar 6, 2014

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!

Spotlight Athlete: Lloydricia Cameron Todd Grasley Mar 5, 2014

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.

Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational: A Weekend For The Record Books Todd Grasley Mar 2, 2014

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!

Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Feb 27, 2014

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! 

3A Girls Team Scores: Nobody Messes With Miami Northwestern Todd Grasley Jan 31, 2014

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. 

Track and Field Top 50: Discus Todd Grasley Jan 21, 2014

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!

Track and Field Top 50: Shot Put Todd Grasley Jan 20, 2014

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.

Former Miami Northwestern Star Brianna Rollins Takes Home Track's Top Honor The Bowerman Todd Grasley Dec 19, 2013

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!

2013 Track & Field Athlete of the Year: Lloydricia Cameron - Girls Field Events Todd Grasley Jul 8, 2013

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. 

Rollins Named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week Todd Grasley Jun 27, 2013

 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)

Warrior of the Week: Green, Cameron Todd Grasley Feb 29, 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.

College Choices Are In For Northwestern Trio Todd Grasley Jun 15, 2011

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.

Girls Warrior of the Week: Keisha Richburg Todd Grasley May 25, 2011

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.

MileSplit Track Chats: Hugh Graham, Jr. Jason Byrne Apr 11, 2011

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.

Hugh Graham Jr.: A Quarter-Milers Quest For Gold Todd Grasley Jan 31, 2011

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. 

A Q&A Session with Jesus Batista and Danny Aguas Ryan Raposo Nov 7, 2010

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...

The 10-Day Recap of Miami XC Ryan Raposo Nov 7, 2010

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…

4A Season Preview (Updated) Jason Byrne Feb 27, 2010

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.

Florida Relays (Day 2): Eleanor Roosevelt girls 45.38 4x100 & 3:41.40 4x400 Brandon Miles Apr 5, 2009

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

Robin Reynolds Opens HS Career; Blazing Times at Louie Bing Jason Byrne Mar 1, 2009

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.  

Buckeye-bound Wallen eyes big finish Bob Thomas Feb 12, 2009

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.

Washington Steals the Show; Northwestern, Oak Ridge Girls Each Win; Putman 3rd Jason Byrne Jun 17, 2007

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

Nike Outdoor: Florida Summary, Day Two Jason Byrne Jun 19, 2005

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!