Andy Warrener recaps the 2018 Charles Johnson Jr. Invitational.
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Which girl had the best performance of the week?
On day two of the Dunamis Super Meet, Tamari Davis broke her own freshman national record in the 200 from the night before and followed it up with a freshman national record in the 60m dash.
Today we salute Gainesville High School senior Ladarius Flagg who will continue his track career at Florida International University.
Here are the MileSplit GA HS Boys Athletes of the Week.
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.
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.
As part of our Saucony Flo 50 rankings series, we take a look at the top 25 boys and girls individuals as well as the top 25 boys and girls teams and rank them. Here are the top boys teams after the cross country state championship.
The Trinity Prep boys notched their fourth straight 2A championship scoring 50 points and boasting a team average of 15:56.17 and a 1-5 split of 45.50s. The Saints edged out Bolles (64) and Satellite (66 points) to win the trophy and rank number one in our boys combined team scores. The Bulldogs and Scorpions were the second and third best teams regardless of class, meaning 2A was LOADED this year. We merged the results from every classification to see which teams were the best of the best.
Kelsi Ogilvie and Maddison Welch of Lemon Bay went 1-2 in the 2A Region 3 girls championship while Lake Wales junior Paul Stafford picked up his second win on the tough Holloway Park course with a time of 16:01.17
Land O' Lakes sophomore Natalie Abernathy and Vanguard junior Diego Lavieri-Sosa brought home their first regional championships by taking the 3A-2 crown at Holloway Park in times of 19:17.37 and 16:13.20. On the team side, Vanguard and Matanzas finished 1-2 while Logan Locascio and the Gainsville boys won by 18 points over New Smyrna Beach. Andy Warrener recaps all the action.
The Satellite Scorpions will try to sting the Trinity Prep Saints and end their state championship run in 2A. Don't get it twisted though a majority of Coach Butler's squad knows about the successes of the squad less than an hour to their east. The two programs are the best in the state regardless of class and the top spot on the podium could come down to their number five runners. We rank the top 25 teams according to our XC team score rankings.
As part of our Saucony Flo 50 rankings series, every week we will subjectively rank the top 25 boys and girls individuals as well as the top 25 boys and girls teams. Take a look at the top boys teams one month into the cross country season.
Watch as the Ponte Vedra girls and Gainesville boys win the team titles at the Ridgeview Bob Hans Invitational.
Creekside and Chiles finished 1-2 at the 3A state meet last year and look to be positioned for the same showing this fall. Creekside will rely on a skilled and experienced senior laden team while the Timberwolves have three runners capable of placing in the top 25. We take a look at the top 10 teams in 3A as we head into the 2016 season.
Gainesville junior Tariq Evans has been consistently in the top ten in the 300 meter hurdles and is ranked either first or second in the triple jump two of the three seasons. The versatile Evans also makes our list for 2016 performances in the events listed above as well as the 200, 400, 110m hurdles, and long jump!
Gainesville standout Blake Lowery committed to the University of Florida, capping off a high school career which included three state finals appearances in cross country and one in the 3200 in track. He holds PRs of 15:36.00 in cross country, 9:34.71 in the 3200 and 4:27.42 in the 1600. Lowery was also named to the 2015 All-Flrunners.com XC First Team after a senior season that included five wins, including a district and regional title, and a runner-up finish in the 3A State meet with a 15:46.79.
Trinity Prep completed its undefeated season with their third straight 2A state championship. After merging the results from every classification, the Saints were the best team with a 44 second 1-5 split and team average of 16:16.94 lead by individual state champion Chas Cook. 3A champion Creekside was followed by 3A runner-up Chiles as the top three teams. Check out the complete list and see where your squad ranks!
The 1-2 punch of Blake Lowery and Logan Locascio guided Gainesville to to the regional team title while Leesburg's Kara Funke and the Seabreeze girls found themselves victorious as well at 3A-2. Ricky Quintana recaps all the action!
Donald Lamb was on-site at the 3A Region 2 Championship and captured over 700 photos of all the action including this one of Gainesville senior Blake Lowery who won the boys race in a course record time of 15:42.80 which was over 30 seconds faster than the nearest competitor.
The Bolles girls cross country team will begin their quest for a fourth straight 2A state championship this weekend at the Ridgeview Bob Hans Invitational. Cedric Gillette will be on-site for flrunners and have photos of all the action! We will also have results and a recap of all the action, plus coverage from around the state!
For the first time since 2005, Belen Jesuit did not make the podium. This year they will go head to head with Creekside. Check out our 3A boys team rankings!
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.
Liberty High School could make history at the 3A state championship. The Chargers are looking for their first boys' team championship ever with a strong showing the first week of May at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. Leading the way is junior sprinter Devarius Turner and two of the top jumpers in the state Marion Brown and Joshua Wilson. Gainesville is also strong, but will be without stud Tony James who will be 19 and too old to compete. Boyd Anderson also loses their star athlete, hurdler Deron Gordon who has transferred to Northeast High School (Oakland Park). Can Gainesville overcome the loss of James and improve on their third place finish? This could be one of the closest team battles of the weekend!
Gainesville High School sprinter Kadeidra Jackson is glad the recruiting process is over. No longer does she have to tell her peers what school is she going to. Jackson, a multiple state finals qualifier, says she knows where she will be making the next step, and that is the University of South Florida.