North Florida, as it has since the beginning of Y2K, will start with three perenial powers who each have three state titles in the seven years since the dawn of the decade: in Tallahassee the Timberwolves of Chiles and the Marauders of Maclay and two and half hours east down I-10 in Jacksonville the “wait, I thought they graduated everybody” boys of Bishop Kenny. Beyond those three Tallahassee and Jacksonville championship dynasties, Clay County's Bears of Bartram Trail will look to mix it up. And Flagler Palm Coast, which was marked as the only North Florida team mentioned on the NTN South Region poll, will also be vying for top honors. FPC, itself an amazing dynasty, has two titles and two runner-ups since 2000. Don’t get me wrong, there is a nice group of other teams to watch as well, but these five will be the cream of the crop in North Florida.
Ask Emily Houston of Jensen Beach how her senior year has been going, and prepare to sit down for a while. Make sure you free up your schedule for the next hour or so as well. She's been through a lot these past six months, but has still found a way to keep her head above water.
“Amazing. It was like I was watching the race from the outside as I was running it. It was like nothing else I’ve ever done.” This is how Kaitlin Shiver responded when asked how she felt about running at the prestigious National Scholastic Indoor Championships held on March 11 on the famous Armory Track in New York
Hunter who? From Tampa Jesuit you say? Nah, no way that small all-boys catholic school down in south Florida could produce a 47.54 second 400m 2A state champion, right? Wrong.
First. Second. One. Two. It was a different race, but the same story for the Traylor sisters. Maggie (rising junior) and Katie (rising freshman) had just finished the 2A 3200m race at the 2006 state meet going away. For Maggie, it was her 2nd individual state title of the night after winning the 1600m with a late kick over Kay Carrington of North Broward Prep. For Katie, the race was just another day at the office after pushing her sister and training partner from the starting gun to the finish line.
After playing Smithers to Austin Joiner
The school year begins, and the first thing everyone talks about is
A National Champion, a runner up, and an athlete who missed making the finals by .02 seconds. Jen Barringer, Ricardo Chambers, and Shantia Moss give their accounts on their experiences at the NCAA Championships in Sacramento as well as how their outdoor campaigns began to come to a close
6 months ago, Flrunners released an article on Coach Bob Braman and how he hoped to make Florida State
Tim Harris, a sophomore at the University of Miami, came to
Records are made to be broken, right? If that
Another year, another weekend, and another 1A/2A state meet series has concluded. If there
The moment everyone has been waiting for; the state meet...has arrived. Here\'s a quick look at a preview of the track and field events that will be contested along with who will be competing in what. But remember; anything can happen.
The moment everyone has been waiting for; the state meet...has arrived. Here\'s a quick look at a preview of the track events that will be contested. But remember; anything can happen.
Tabarie Henry, a senior from Miami Hallandale and the state leader in the 400m, has gone through what one could only describe as a season of turmoil and stress, and will now be carrying a chip on his shoulder as he begins the 3A state series this week. Why you ask?
Miami Northwestern has taken control on the girls side with a comfortable lead over St. Thomas Aquinas. While Evans leads over Ft. Lauderdale and a slew of followers.
As expected, the cream of the crop is rising as we near the end of the regular season. Evans continues their strong lead over the rest of he boys while Miami Northwestern and St. Thomas Aquinas are locked up in a tight one!
Every senior looks forward to their last cross country and track seasons. The final chance to give it everything they have, leave it all on the table, and have no regrets when they leave and begin the rest of their lives. Tampa Wharton Senior Ryan Courtoy was looking forward to carrying his teams on his back this year until an unfortunate accident.
3200m state champion as a 7th grader
This past weekend, many Floridians made the trip out to Landover, Maryland for the Nike Indoor National track meet. Few were disappointed with the results as 8 athletes were named All-Americans, after placing 6th or better in their event. The rest of us came away with a great experience, and some good times. We were well represented in the field, sprints, distances, and relays.
Florida usually sends up a strong contingency to Maryland for the Nike Indoor National meet. This year is no exception. Who will come back with a highly coveted All-American certificate? Stay tuned!
Some people were just born fast. Chris Ward, a junior at Orlando Evans, is one of those people. The emerging 400 star has a load of talent, and is ready for a BIG season.
Most fathers and sons enjoy various bonding activities like fishing, watching football, camping, and road trips. Joe Franklin III and Joe Franklin II are the exception to the norm.
What\'s going on in 4A Track and Field this year? A preview of what and who to look out for this year on the oval. Final installment of a 4 part series.
Some insight on what to look out for this year in 3A with previews on the top returnees and contenders. Part 3 of a 4 part series. *Flrunners.com\'s heart and prayers go out to Justin Harbor and his family. Stay strong Justin.
A preview for the upcoming track and field season for 2A. Insight on who to look out for in an event-by-event outlook along with the top returnees. Part 2 of a 4 part series of previews.
An in depth preview on the upcoming season for 1A Track and Field complete with event by event previews and the top returnees. Part 1 of a 4 part series of previews.