American Heritage MS/HS (Plantation) Plantation, FL, USA

American Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)

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Five Storylines To Follow At 2017 Kowboy Invitational Todd Grasley Mar 10, 2017

Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida will welcome nearly three dozen teams from around the state for the annual Kowboy Invitational which you can WATCH LIVE on MileSplit Saturday morning. We give you five storylines we are looking forward to the most. Keep it locked on FLRunners.com for archived video, interviews, photos, recaps, results, and more.

Scouting Report: American Heritage Boys & Girls Todd Grasley Feb 14, 2017

Coach Greg Barnes is fortunate to have one of the best combined boys and girls squads in the state of Florida. Last year, the boys finished the year as 2A state champions while the girls cracked the top ten, coming in 9th. We caught up with Barnes to talk about this year's Patriot squads and their expectations for 2017.

Sophomore Girls Rankings: Denise White Is The Panhandle's Triple Threat Todd Grasley Feb 1, 2017

Panama City sophomore Denise White ranks in the top five in the 100 (12.02), 200 (24.59) and high jump (5'2") for the class of 2019. In the distance events Nicole Matysik who have flexed their muscles on the cross country course will do the same on the track. While the field events Caroline Johnston of Episcopal is a quadruple threat in the 100m hurdles, long jump, high jump, and pole vault.  We take a look at the 50 best returners in every event.

T&F Team Scores - 2A Girls - Bolles Distance Depth, Well Rounded Squad Makes Them Favorite Todd Grasley Jan 24, 2017

The Bolles girls are back to defend their 2016 2A track and field state championship and the Bulldogs don't lack depth in any event. Caitlin Collier swept the distance events last year and returns for her junior year along side her cross country teammates that finished as the 2A runner-up.  Combine that with several strong sprinters and hurdler and middle school pole vault state record holder Laine Roberts, they will be hard to stop.

T&F Team Scores - 2A Boys - AMH Relying On Sprint Speed To Power Them Back To Back Todd Grasley Jan 24, 2017

American Heritage won the 2A crown in 2016, but lose hurdler McKinly Brown to graduation. The school has one of the top football programs in the country and will hope to get some of those gridiron standouts onto the track. Anthony Schwartz is the defending 100/200m champion and was a major factor in the team's relays. Six other teams are listed higher on our pre-season rankings making the chance to defend very hard. Satellite High School is the top team with an impressive distance corp and the number one ranked pole vaulter in Noah Mumme.

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.

Final Rankings: Boys 4x100m Relay - American Heritage's 40.95 Dazzled At Florida Relays Todd Grasley Jun 15, 2016

The American Heritage boys 4x100m relay team of Marco Wilson, Khalil Herbert, Patrick Surtain, and Anthony Schwartz set the bar high for the rest of the state's teams when they ran 40.95s to win the Pepsi Florida Relays. Coral Gables and Columbus came close with times of 41.13 and 41.14, while Northeast and Pine Forest clocked 41.20 on the nose. Check out the top 500 boys 4x100m relay teams for the 2016 season.

AMH Speedster Schwartz's Injured Finger Non Factor In Sprint Sweep This Weekend Todd Grasley May 30, 2016

American Heritage sophomore Anthony Schwartz tore a ligament in his finger and opted out of Flo Golden South, but instead of running the profile meet in Clermont, the 2A 100 and 200 meter state champion headed north to Atlanta for the 10th Annual Mark Trail Flying Eagles Memorial Day Invitational at West Lake High School. Schwartz won the 100m dash in 10.72 and followed that up with a time of 21.43 and called the meet a get back meet.

Super 25 Power Rankings: 2A American Heritage Hangs Tough With 4A Giants Todd Grasley May 18, 2016

American Heritage proves it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of fight in the dog. A powerful 1-2 punch in Anthony Schwartz and McKinly Brown coupled with the best 4x1 and 4x4 relays in the state, they are the top team in our final boys Super 25 rankings ahead of 4A powers American, Columbus, Osceola, and Dr. Phillips. Where does your squad stack up?

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

Creekside has two of the top distance runners in the state in Jackson Storey and Matthew Clark as well as 200/400m specialist Dominic Smith Jr, while their South Florida counterparts from American Heritage (Plantation) are planning on racking up a slew of their points with sprinter Anthony Schwartz and their relay teams. They come in at the top two spots in our Super 25 boys team rankings. Where does your team stack up against the best in the state?

VOTE For Boys Performance Of The Week Todd Grasley Apr 6, 2016

Which male athlete/team do you think had the best week seven performance? Vote in our poll below and let us know! Note: Voting closes Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and winners will be announced in next week's poll.

2A Team Scores: Bolles Girls Favorites For Second Title In Three Years Todd Grasley Jan 22, 2016

The Bolles girls are looking for their second 2A state title in three years. The Bulldogs were runner-up in 2015 behind Hallandale and won it all in 2014.  No question the strength of Coach Dearing's squad is the distance events. The cross country state champions will be guided by Tony Ryan and rack up a slew of points while Tiera Cleveland is a triple threat in the 100,200, and 400. Defending champion Hallandale's loss of Kimani Rushing to early enrollment at the University of Florida opens up the door for a handful of teams to compete for the runner-up spot. We rank EVERY team.

2A Team Scores: Cocoa Boys Lose Gardner, Coach Giscombe Says No Need To Worry Todd Grasley Jan 22, 2016

It's no secret that Chauncey Gardner was a HUGE part of the Cocoa Tigers track and field team. Despite him graduating early and enrolling at the University of Florida, Coach Tyrone Giscombe says they will be just fine with a strong sprint/jumps crew and incoming transfer Jeremy Lawson from Gainesville. West Florida Tech, our second ranked team's success will depend on the health of two-sport standout Valentino Espinoza who didn't compete at the state meet in 2015. We rank every boys team in class 2A!

WATCH: All Relay Action From Ripoll Relays Todd Grasley Feb 17, 2015

In addition to our amazing photo coverage of the Ripoll Relays we also have all the race videos and interviews you want couresty of Peter Cabrera! Check them out and make sure to tag yourself and your friends. Nothing like relay goodies and traditional field events to jump start the season!

Gustely Sisters Transfer Out Of American Heritage Todd Grasley May 29, 2014

Two of class 2A's top discus throwers will be transferring following the 2014 track and field season. American Heritage junior Phoebe Gustely and freshman sister Sophia will be leaving the school in a release written by their father Ken, who also served as Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Programs at the school.

Deja Parrish Calls Opportunities At Clemson Once In A Lifetime Todd Grasley Dec 26, 2013

When you're a part of four state championship 4x400 meter relay teams and won individual gold in the 400 meters, schools will come calling. That was the case for Plantation American Heritage senior Deja Parrish. In addition to those accolades, Parrish also finished runner-up in the quarter mile two times, and was an integral part of one of the most dominant teams in the state. Over two dozen schools reached out to her throughout the recruiting process. She says it was nice knowing she caught their eyes, the visits were fun, but after several weeks the hard part came of narrowing down the list. Her finalists Tennessee, Arizona State, UCLA, and Clemson. Each program had their own appeal to Parrish.

Spaulding Makes Switch To St. Thomas Aquinas Todd Grasley Aug 29, 2013

The rich keep getting richer. One of the top sprinters in the state, Diamond Spaulding of Plantation American Heritage has told flrunners.com that she is enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas for the 2013-2014 school year, and will run track for the Raiders in the spring. Spaulding who is going into her junior year is the second high profile runner to leave American Heritage after Daesha Rogers left for Miami Jackson earlier in the month.

Throwback Thursday: The Definition of Sportsmanship Todd Grasley Aug 1, 2013

In a world of competitive sports and the willingness to win it is eye opening to also see examples of sportsmanship. One of the best examples of this I've ever witnessed was two years ago at the state cross country meet when the Bolles runners realized a scoring error and did the right thing by handing over their medals to the American Heritage girls. They say it's not how whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. True class. We take you back to that day in this edition of Throwback Thursday.

Rachelle Alexander: Maryland's Newest Terapin Todd Grasley Jun 19, 2013

American Heritage senior Rachelle Alexander received the scholarship letters, but the whole process had her confused more than anything. After thinking it through and researching her options, Alexander narrowed her choices down to the University of Tennessee and the University of Maryland. She says in the end it was the Terps that won her over.

Athletes of the Week: Amanda Gale, Jerimy Strainge Todd Grasley May 2, 2013

Calvary Christian (Fort Lauderdale) senior Amanda Gale and Plantation American Heritage senior Jerimy Strainge are this week's Athletes of the Week. Gale picked up her first state title in the pole vault, clearing a new personal best mark of 12'6". Gale finished runner-up to her sister Emily last year. Strainge opened up eyes at the 2A State Finals, when he ran a blistering 20.97, US#8 time in the 200 meters to win the state title. He then ran an incredible leg on the team's 4x400 meter team helping them achieve gold. He did this after a three year absense due to injury.

Athletes of the Week: Walter Tucker, Darrielle McQueen Todd Grasley Mar 6, 2013

Plantation American Heritage senior Walter Tucker and North Florida Christian junior Darrielle McQueen are this week's Athletes of the Week. Tucker posted a state and nation leading time of 13.89 in the 110 meter hurdles at the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational and also finished third in the 300 meter hurdles and discus. McQueen started her junior year off by putting down a state and nation leading long jump of 19'-08"'. and a state leading and US#2 triple jump mark of 39'-1.5".

Jerimy Strainge: Battle Tested, Bruised, Back and Believing Todd Grasley Jan 15, 2013

2010 was a banner year for Jerimy Strainge. As a freshman at North Broward Prep, Strainge picked up 2A State Championships in both the 100 and 200. He then took his talents to the national stage where he competed in the AAU Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Virginia. Same result. Two more gold medals and the exclamation point to an undefeated season.   

Warrior of the Week: Rogers, Stathis Todd Grasley Nov 9, 2012

Cocoa Beach senior Costa Stathis and Plantation American Heritage eighth grader Daesha Rogers are this week's Warrior of the Week winners. Stathis won the Cape Coast Conference Championship on Monday and followed it up with a district runner-up finish just three days later. After running only four meets in the regular season, Rogers turned it into high gear beating Pine Crest freshman standout Julia Montgomery in consecutive weeks at districts and regionals.

2A Region 4: Rogers Takes Round Two Over Montgomery, Pine Crest Claims Team Title Todd Grasley Nov 9, 2012

It was a windy day at Mills Pond Park in Ft. Lauderdale, but the weather didn't stop two of the states best from going at it in the girls race and a close race in the boys division as well. Everyone was pumped for the region 2A-4 meet and ready to punch their ticket to the Cross Country Finals. The top fifteen individuals and top six teems advance to state next weekend in Tallahassee.

Warrior of the Week: Atkins, Parrish Todd Grasley Apr 4, 2012

Spruce Creek freshman Xavier Atkins and Plantation American Heritage sophomore Deja Parrish are this week's Warrior of the Week. Atkins proved he was one of the top sprinters in the class of 2015 at the Five Star Conference Championships. Atkins won the 100 meter dash in a blazing time of 10.45 one of the fastest in state history at that age. Plantation American Heritage sophomore Deja Parrish continued her South Florida dominance by winning the 400 at the Miramar Invitational in 53.34. The mark is the seventh fastest time in Florida history.

Teray Smith: Making A Splash In The Sunshine State Todd Grasley Mar 22, 2012

Teray Smith exchanged the warm sunshine and beaches of the Bahamas for those in South Florida. The American Heritage junior moved to the states in October of 2009 to create a better opportunity for himself in track and field and in life. He says the transition was tough at first.

2A Girls Meet Summary Jason Byrne Nov 20, 2011

Davidson earns first state championship over challenging Rogers! Carrollton earns title, while Bolles shows grace by handing American Heritage their second place trophy.