American Heritage's Rachari Wildgoose headed to Lima U20's

Throughout the year and especially as we head into the summer months, our focus tends to be on the ranking's leaders in the state, on the big meets, the FHSAA State Championships and most recently, on the Olympic Trials.  There are 100's of big story lines that grab our attention and unfortunately and not intentionally, we miss many of the other story lines that are out there.  One such story is that of American Heritage's Rachari Wildgoose.

Wildgoose will represent the Bahamas in the 400mH in the U20 World Championships in Lima, Peru in August having qualified by winning the Bahamian Nationals in 1:00.77.  She is an athlete who has gone under the radar during her HS career, but one who deserves our attention.  Her freshman year she showed promise as she had a 43.82 PR in the 300mH and finished 11th in the 3A State finals with a 44.91 and won the 400mH at the Adidas Outdoor National with a 1:03.64. Her sophomore year she was out with an ACL injury. 

She started this season with a 1:06.04 in a 9th-place finish at Louie Bing in February. She finished her regular season with a 4th place in the 400mH in the 3A State meet with a 1:01.72 PR and followed that up with another PR in her win at the Bahamian Nationals.

As we move further into summer with our eyes on the Paris Olympics and our emphasis shifts toward the upcoming 2024 Cross Country season, our T&F coverage is not finished here in Florida.  FloSports will be Live-Streaming the 2024 AAU Primary Nationals and the AAU Club Championships in Jacksonville next week at the University of North Florida.  You can catch all of the action starting with the Primary Nationals on the 7th and 8th and the Club Championships the 9th - 13th.