Another week of district meets in Florida and another week of live streaming them! Take a look below at the four meets that we will be live streaming this week along with some of top tier athletes to watch on the track in each.
FHSAA 4A District 2 @ Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, FLWednesday, April 21 - 3 PM 4x800, 5:30 PM Running Finals
Rheinhardt Harrison and teammate Anderson Ball went sub 9 for 3200 meters last time we saw them on the track. We will see them team up again on the track in the first round of the FHSAA championship series at the district meet on their home track at Nease High School on Wednesday running in the 1600 and 3200 as well as potentially the 4x800? Could they work together to go for a fast time again or just coast thru onto the regionals?
Also, the Nease squad features one of the state's best hurdlers at both the 110 and 300-meter hurdles distance in Cyrus Ways, who should dominate both events at the district meet. His 14.34 and 38.03 season bests rank him 8th in the 110-meter hurdles and 2nd in the 300-meter hurdles respectively statewide.
More speed can be found in the girls' side of the meet with Sydney Campbell of Creekside in the 100 and 200 as well as Niobe Mims of Sandalwood in the 400 have run some very swift times this season thus far. The junior Campbell has kind of gone on the radar this year running sneaky fast times of 12 seconds flat in the 100 and 24.44 in the 200 as both were wind-legal efforts too. Mims threw down a 57.46 PR to win the 400 at the Gateway Conference Champs.
- Rheinhardt Harrison (Nease)
- Cyrus Ways (Nease)
- Anderson Ball (Nease)
- Sydney Campbell (Creekside)
- Niobe Mims (Sandalwood)
FHSAA 1A District 9 @ Northside Christian in St. Petersburg, FLThursday, April 22nd - 11:30 AM 4x800, 12 PM Running Finals
Watch LIVE - LIVE Results
The only sub 4:50 miler duo in the country currently in Mary Ellen Eudaly and Caroline Lehman will be starring in their district meet held mid-day at Northside Christian School in St. Petersburg on Thursday in multiple distance events along with their 7th grader rising star teammate Eliana Black. Eudaly and Lehman have also run sub 10:20 for 3200 meters this year as well, which is second and third best only state record holder Caroline Wells.
Host school Northside Christian also has a star of their own in Erica Roberts, but in the sprints as the junior sports a 400 best of 56.82 from the Mustang Invitational earlier this year.
- Mary Ellen Eudaly (Cambridge Christian)
- Caroline Lehman (Cambridge Christian)
- Erica Roberts (Northside Christian)
FHSAA 2A District 11 @ Berkeley Prep in Tampa, FLThursday, April 22nd - 1 PM 4x800, 5:30 PM Running Finals
Watch LIVE - LIVE Results
Originally scheduled for April 20th, but pushed to Thursday due to the potential of stormy weather, the 2A District 11 will feature in particular some top private school programs in the Tampa and St. Petersburg area between the likes of Berkeley Prep and Calvary Christian.
Some of the athletes from Calvary Christian to watch include sub 12 second 100 meter performer and sophomore Sophie Haag and her distance running sub 9:30 two-miler teammate Jonathan Eide. Haag will be favored to win both the 100 (11.86 PR) and 200 (24.86) meter dash.
Berkeley Prep has two athletes who could potentially win a pair of distance races in Emma Flowers (5:19 1600, 11:27 3200) for girls and Ethan Lipham (4:26 1600, 1:59 800) for the boys who have the top times in the district in a pair of distance events. Ellis Weekley is a very versatile sophomore for Berkeley Prep that is the district top performer in the long jump, triple jump as well as both hurdles with season bests of 15.43 in the 100-meter hurdles and 47.74 in the 300-meter hurdles.
The Pinellas County champion in the 100 meters in Lakewood senior Jocolbi Morgan will also be present and ready to flash his 10.72 speed on the track on Thursday evening at Berkeley Prep.
- Sophie Haag (Calvary Christian)
- Emma Flowers (Berkeley Prep)
- Ellis Weekley (Berkeley Prep)
- Jocolbi Morgan (Lakewood)
- Ethan Lipham (Berkeley Prep)
- Jonathan Eide (Calvary Christian)
FHSAA 1A District 11 @ Indian Rocks Christian in Largo, FLThursday, April 22nd - 4:15 PM 4x800, 6:30 Running Finals
- Mateo Luna (Indian Rocks Christian)
- Ronald White (Admiral Farragut)
- John Oleksak (Indian Rocks Christian)
- Tytiana Wilson (Admiral Farragut)
FHSAA 4A District 12 @ Evangelical Christian in Fort Myers, FL
Friday, April 23rd - 9:30 AM 4x800, 11:30 AM Running Finals
Our very final district meet over the two weeks after was moved to Friday as the only district meet currently being held on April 23rd will be down in Fort Myers for another mighty strong 1A classification in the 1A District 12 meet held at Evangelical Christian.
Cantebury School senior Jessica Edwards is a state champ caliber mid-distance runner and state leading at 800 meters with a 2:10.62 season best. Edwards also has gone sub 5 for 1600 meters numerous times this outdoor season.
Another likely and potential state champion caliber athlete out of the district is First Baptist Academy sprinter Jacob Panzarella who owns some of the fastest times in the classification for all 3 sprints in the 100 (10.65), 200 (21.59), and 400 (49.70).
St. John Neumann junior Leah Martin-Gonzales could own the straightaways as the top seed and favorite in both the 100-meter hurdles (14.54) and 100-meter dash (12.79).
Southwest Florida Christian's Ethan Tank has run one of the fastest times among small school runners in the state for the 3200 meter run at 9:46 and also has the district's best time for 1600 meters (4:33).
St. John Neumann could have another double winner and sweep in the hurdles from Joshua Gulapa, who excels best at the 110-meter hurdles with a swift season-best effort of 14.88 coming into the district meet.
- Jessica Edwards (Cantebury School)
- Jacob Panzarella (First Baptist Academy)
- Leah Martin-Gonzales (St. John Neumann)
- Ethan Tank (Southwest Florida Christian)
- Joshua Gulapa (St. John Neumann)