2016 All Flrunners.com Girls Cross Country Team - Third Team Isabel Hanewicz Dec 20, 2016

Over the next three days we will be unveiling our All Flrunners.com 2016 Cross Country Team. We start out with our third team athletes. 2016 was an incredible year filled with talented runners so not everyone could make our list. We want to thank the running community for a fantastic season and congratulations to the following athletes!

Gainesville's Lowery Looks Right Down The Road, Commits To Gators Isabel Hanewicz Feb 11, 2016

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.

Following Her Brother's Path, Chamberlain's Maggie Parrish Picks UF Isabel Hanewicz Dec 18, 2015

Chamberlain standout and UF commit Maggie Parrish grew up surrounded by success. The senior, one of the most successful female distance runner Chamberlain has ever seen, grew up watching older brother Mark Parrish excel in his running career at both Chamberlain and UF. Mark, a UF grad, holds three UF school records and All-American status in the 3000m steeplechase.

Fan Vote: Chiles' Gowan Gets State Title With Timberwolves Girls Isabel Hanewicz Dec 16, 2015

Chiles coach Scott Gowan is one of the winningest coaches XC and track coaches in state history, leading his girls team to the 3A state title in 2015 and his boys team to a runner-up title after the boys won in 2014 and the girls took second. This is his fourth state championship on the girl's side in his tenure at Chiles after leading the team to title wins in 2008-2010.

The Atkinsons: Foot Locker Finalists, Married Couple Isabel Hanewicz Dec 11, 2015

The Atkinson household has a total of four Foot Locker Nationals appearances between Brian and his wife Kayla (Hale). Hale, is the lone Floridian to make it to San Diego three times (2006-2008) while her husband made the trip in 2009. Isabel Hanewicz has the story of The Atkinsons: Foot Locker Finalists and married couple.

3A State Meet Preview: Merritt Island's Steven Cross In League Of His Own Isabel Hanewicz Nov 06, 2015

The culmination of the Florida cross country season will take place Saturday, November 7th at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee with state championship titles for both individuals and teams on the line. Leading up to the meet we will preview each classification with in-depth analysis as well as by seeing how our virtual meets think the races will play out. Today, we look at the 3A classification who will compete in the first (7:30 a.m.) and third (8:20 a.m.) races of the morning with the girls and boys respectively.

Last One In: Shaw Takes Success to Braddock Isabel Hanewicz Nov 04, 2015

Often times in post-season coverage, we tend to direct our focus towards the state’s top teams and talent while forgetting those mid-level teams to whom just a trip to the state meet is a huge accomplishment. In a new series called Last One In, we look at teams whose goal was to make it to the state meet, not place on the podium.

4A Region 2 Meet Preview: Bradtmueller, Hertenstein Favorites Heading To Holloway Park Isabel Hanewicz Oct 29, 2015

Held on the tough Holloway Park Course, 4A-2 will be part of Friday morning's triple regional (1A-2, 3A-3 and 4A-2) hosted by Tampa Bay HEAT. We take a look at both the girls and boys individual and team battles and see how our database thinks the meet will play out in our virtual meet feature. Also, remember to stay tuned to flrunners.com for on-site coverage, results, and a recap of all the action!

Lyman's Clarke Raises Bar by Committing to UPenn Isabel Hanewicz Oct 29, 2015

Sean Clarke doesn't settle for second best. With two state pole vault titles and his sights set on a third, the Lyman High senior is used to reaching new heights. So, when the colleges starting calling (and once the July 1 contact date hit, they did), Clarke wanted to pick the team which could help him continue to raise the bar. And, with his recent commitment to the University of Pennsylvania, he knows he's found the right fit.

A Year After Injury, King's Torres Ready to Race Again Isabel Hanewicz Oct 19, 2015

Around this time last year, King's Micaela Torres was going into districts feeling pretty confident. With a fourth-place finish at the Hillsborough County Championships the week prior and a PR of 19:29.45 set at Disney, Torres looked to the 3A District 9 meet as another shot to challenge Chamberlain's Maggie Parrish and cinch the district title.

Versatility Leads Lake Brantley's Sinclaire Johnson to Oklahoma State Isabel Hanewicz Oct 18, 2015

With four state titles to her name, Lake Brantley’s Sinclaire Johnson has been posting top times throughout her high school career. With a sub-5 1600, sub-2:10 800, and 18:03.39 XC 5K, Johnson’s wide range of skills caught the attention of many collegiate programs before she verbally committed to Oklahoma State University earlier this week.

3 D's Pay off as Estero's Daley Cline Commits to the Tide Isabel Hanewicz Oct 15, 2015

Discipline. Desire. Dedication. Those are the 3 D's that all the Estero High runners live by, and senior Daley Cline is no exception. With two state cross country team titles and two 4x800 titles, Cline's dedication to the 3 D's paid off as she recently announced her verbal commitment to the University of Alabama.