Niceville's Howell Wins 3A State Cross Country Meet Nov 20, 2012

Poised, collected and displaying an air of confidence that resides only in the most elite and focused of runners, Thomas Howell entered Saturday’s 3A cross country state finals in Tallahassee relaxed and carefree. (via

State cross country titles for Bishop Kenny boys, Bolles girls Nov 19, 2012

The Bishop Kenny boys and Bolles girls, led by David Yarborough and Mackenzie Wilson, respectively, captured Class 2A state titles by the same 41-point margins. In Class 4A, the Mandarin boys were second, their best-ever finish. (via

State Meet Headquarters Nov 19, 2012

Article wrapping up all of the coverage and info about this year's state meet in Tallahassee.

Plant Girls Pleased With Second Place Nov 18, 2012

When you're a coach who has guided 10 teams to state titles, second place may seem like a bit of a letdown. But after his girls squad finished second at Saturday's Class 4A state cross country championships at Apalachee Regional Park, Plant's Roy Harrison was all smiles. (via

Mitchell Senior Bolts To 8th In Class 3A Meet Nov 18, 2012

On the most sublime racing morning of her high school life, 5-foot Mitchell senior Claudia Cancello consumed half a banana, a little water and essentially none of Nikita Shah's dust. (via

4A Girls State Meet Preview Nov 16, 2012

Dr. Phillip's senior Bridget Blake is looking to go out with her third cross country state title. The team race was hotly contested last year with three teams within four points. This year looks like it could be just as competitive with a very strong Plant, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Ferguson, all vying for the team trophy once again.

2A Boys State Meet Preview Nov 16, 2012

A host of boys led by David Yarborough and Jonathan Klumpp vie for the individual win; Yarborough's Bishop Kenny heavily favored for team victory.

4A Boys State Meet Preview Nov 16, 2012

Colonial senior AndresArroyo is one of the top runners in the nation and comes in as the favorite in 4A. Arroyo won the 4A state championship in 2011 and led the Grenadiers to their first team title in any sport in the schools existence. After a strong track season that saw him capture three more state titles, and a strong team once again, expect for both situations to repeat themselves.

2A Girls State Meet Preview Nov 16, 2012

Daesha Rogers and Julia Montgomery will do battle for the third week in a row. Bolles looks to run away with the title, while Pine Crest and Bishop Kenny lock horns for second.

3A Boys State Meet Preview Nov 15, 2012

Twenty runners have broken sixteen minutes this year and four have gone under 15:30 making 3A one of the hardest classifications of all. Can Avery Lopez follow in the footsteps of last year's champ Elliot Clemente and give Belen another individual title? Is it the year of Palmetto Ridge senior Carlos Miranda or will a member of Fort Myers or Niceville's dynamic duos take home the honors? Will nationally ranked Belen be tested? If so, is it the tight pack of Fort Walton Beach or Fort Myers led by Bennett and Brown? This will shape up to be one of the best races of the day.

3A Girls State Meet Preview Nov 15, 2012

Estero looks to repeat as 3A state champions and win their third team title in three years. Can number one runner Kacy Smith pick up her second individual state title in the process? The senior will be tested by Ft. Myers junior Emily Edwards and Wiregrass Ranch senior Nikita Shah who is headed to Harvard. This one could come down to a sprint to the finish.

1A Boys State Meet Preview Nov 14, 2012

Daniel Salas is a big favorite individually, but his Trinity Prep team will have their hands full with their arch rivals from Holy Trinity yet again.

1A Girls State Meet Preview Nov 13, 2012

Julie Wollrath and Holy Trinity will be favored going in, but the ladies of Oak Hall are determined to spoil the fun.