UF Mt. Dew Invitational 2016

Gainesville, FL


UF Mt. Dew Inv. Virtual Meet: Can McFetridge Win In Hometown? Steinbrenner Girls Favored Sep 23, 2016

Over 100 high school and college teams will take to the Mark Bostick Golf Course on the campus of the University of Florida for the UF Mt. Dew Invitational. The college runners will start the meet at 7:55 a.m. with the varsity and junior varsity races to follow. Flrunners.com will be on-site with photos, race videos, interviews and a complete recap of all the action. Take a look at our virtual meet for both the girl's and boy's high school races to see how the computers think the meet will play out based on 2016 season bests!

UF Mt. Dew Invitational Combined Ind. & Team Results: Where Do You Rank? Sep 25, 2016

The 2016 UF Mt. Dew Invitational was the largest in event history with over 100 teams. The races were divided into seeded (orange) and unseeded (blue), but we wanted to combine the results to see how the meet would play out if everyone ran together!  Unseeded champions Hannah McAuliffe of Lakewood (pictured above) and James Hasell of East Lake won their respective races but would have finished 21st and 24th in the seeded race. Check it out and see where you'd rank!

What Would You Do? Runner Collapses: Finish The Race Or Seek Medical Attention? Sep 25, 2016

It's a situation no athlete or coach wants to be involved in. Running a 5k is hard enough, but add in the sweltering Florida heat and humidity, and it can be flat out dangerous. I've witnessed numerous distance runners fall victim to dehydration, fatigue, and collapse at various points in the course, including seconds away from the finish. That very instance happened at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational in the boy's seeded race when hometown Buchholz senior Calum McFetridge took the lead after the two mile mark and says he felt decent before everything came tumbling down.

Best Of Last Decade: 3 Girls Under 18, 5 Boys Sub 15:30 At UF Mt. Dew Invite Sep 23, 2016

The UF Mt. Dew Invitational has been one of the premier meets in the state of Florida every single year so it's no wonder a ton of great performances have come from this event. Ashley Brasovan, one of the best high school distance runners in state history owns the fastest mark since 2006 of 17:10.77 from 2007. Only two other girls Alexa Cruz in 2014 and Kacy Smith in 2010 have broke 18 minutes. On the boys side Armando DelValle is ranked number one with his 15:18.69 in 2010, but who could forget the battle between Nick Diaz and Steven Cross (pictured above) in 2014 when they crossed the line in 15:21.12 and 15:21.37. We take a look at the top 500 times over the las decade.

Ricky's Recap: Collins Leads Belen Boys, Beach, Steinbrenner Girls Victorious At UF Invitational Sep 25, 2016

Saturday on the Mark Bostic Golf Course on the University of Florida, hot and humid conditions made the UF Mt. Dew Classic a test of wills and physiological fortitude. On the girls side, Melbourne Central Catholic's senior Amanda Beach as well as the Steinbrenner girls dominated the seeded race, while Joshua Collins of Belen Jesuit won the individual title and guided his Wolverines to the team championship. Ricky Quintana recaps all the action.

WATCH: MCC's Beach 4-4 On Season, Wins UF Invite In 18:28, Plus ALL Race Videos & Interviews Sep 24, 2016

Melbourne Central Catholic senior Amanda Beach continued her fantastic season by jumping out front in the girls seeded race at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational and never coming close to being challenged as she ran away from the field. Her time of 18:28.80 was over 25 seconds better than runner-up Leigha Torino of North Marion, and Jen Lima of East Lake who both broke 19 minutes as well.

Do The Dew: 1,300+ UF Mt. Dew Invite Photos Sep 24, 2016

Tyler Copeland was one of three photographers on-site at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational and snapped over 1,000 photos including this of the boys unseeded race cresting up one of the hills on the Mark Bostick golf course in Gainesville.

WATCH: ALL UF Mt. Dew Invitational Race Videos & Interviews Sep 25, 2016

The UF Mt. Dew Invitational this weekend was one of the best meets of the year. Don't miss a minute of race video or interviews. Our coverage team was on-site and has plenty of goodies for you to sit, back relax, and enjoy on this Sunday afternoon.