From sizzling sprint times in South Florida to the a blistering fast boys 1600m run in Tallahassee, the state of Florida once again proved it can compete with the nation's best. We were all over the state this week to cover the regional action. Check out thousands of photos, dozens of videos, recaps, results and all the elite performances from the week! We bundled it all into one coverage central article to make it easy for you to take in all the greatness of the week!
Leon junior Sukhi Khosla and Niceville senior Nick Morken proved they are worthy of being mentioned with the nation's top 1600 meter runners. Duking it out at the 3A Region 1 Championships both runners saw new personal bests as they crossed the line in 4:06.45 and 4:07.12, the first and third fastest times in the country for 2014. According to the flrunners.com database Khosla's time is the sixth fastest all-time, while Morken's ranks ninth. Flagler Palm Coast's Sammy Vasquez has the fastest time ever recorded by a Floridian with a 4:02.46 converted that he ran in 2005 at the Adidas Outdoor Championships.
Class 1A/2A receive a bye week this week while the state's largest classifications duke it out for regional supremacy and a ticket to the state finals on May 3rd. We crunched the numbers to try and see how each regional meet would play out. Check out our virtual meets that we ran two ways. The first scores the meet using the four district results that make up the regional, and the top four qualifiers in each event and their respective marks. The second virtual meet takes all teams in the regional and scores the meet based on season bests. See how you stack up against the competition and get prepared for some great performances and complete coverage including photos, race videos, interviews, and a complete recap of all the regional action!