FSU Invitational High School Friday Highlights Jason Byrne Mar 29, 2008

Besides the keynote event of the Boys 3200, there were some other great performances. Kayla Hale 10:42 3200, Justin Manchester 37.66 300H, Jordan Byas 47.39 400, and others. Here is a summary of the event-by-event highlights of the top times and marks.

Franklin Wins Big, 9:15 3200m in Stacked Field at FSU Relays Jason Byrne Mar 28, 2008

Joe Franlin took his time and paced himself, as the elite field in the high school seeded division of the Boys 3200m at the FSU Relays thinned out. And then he dropped the hammer big time, picked his way through the pack, and then blew the doors off on the last lap. He finished with a 9:15 over Connor Revord. So much for the theory the Florida state meet 1600 meter record holder is only an 800-1600 guy. Franklin has always worked to show his versatility and break out of anyone who would pigeon hole his talent into one event. Going into the race, reportedly Franklin was reluctant to even run the event. But at the insistance of his coach and his father he entered anyway instead of focusing on the mile! Glad he did so we get a chance to see this gem of a race! Full Race Video (By Nick Karmanos) Boys 3200 Meter Summary | Other Friday Highlights Complete Results & Coverage - Teams from FL, GA, AL, NJ, TN, CO Competed