The high school girls 3200 meter run was about 800 meters underway with Brittany Koziara and Kayla Hale leading the way when the girls were called off the track. The Gainesville sky was turning dark, rains starting to fall, and lightning and high winds looming over the horizon. The much awaited battles of the 3200 meter and 4x400 races were not to be as the remaining events were called off. While the ending of the 2008 Florida Relays might have been anti-climatic, there were some amazing performances on Friday and Saturday that more than lived up to the hype. Florida Relays Video Coverage Meet Highlights Complete Results & Coverage
A look at all of the biggest highlights from this weekend's meet.
I doubt Jeff Demps had time to read the Palm Beach County Championships article I wrote this morning, but even so he put to rest my suggestion that Leonardo Seymore might give him a challenge for the fastest high schooler in Florida title. Just moments ago in Gainesville at the Pepsi Florida Relays, Jeff ran a 10 point one seven!!! That time is one of the top three times in the WORLD so far this spring, by far the top high schooler in the country, and it is just one hundreth of a second shy of Houston McTear's state record. AND it was wind legal. HOLY COW! Flrunners/MileSplit are on site getting coverage of the meet. Our friends at FloTrack are there as well. Look for a video interview and race footage of this amazing feat and plenty more Florida Relays action tonight and throughout the weekend! Here is an interview I did with Jeff at the Spruce Creek Invitational talking about his goals for the year--namely 10.16, which he almost got today with months left in the national outdoor track season!
There are going to be some GREAT battles this weekend at the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville. Most of the top teams and athletes in the state will be competing, along with some big guns from out of state such as the Eleanor Roosevelt girls of Maryland. High School Girls Entry Lists: Running | Field High School Boys Entry Lists: Running | Field Collegiate Women Entry Lists: Running | Field Collegiate Men Entry Lists: Running | Field Our on-site coverage team of Barry Jones, Milton Lyons, Paul White, and Kyle Butler will be bringing you race videos, video interviews, and plenty of photos this weekend in Gainesville. We'll also be sure to get results and race summaries posted quickly. Our Forida Relays Page >> Our friends at FloTrack will also be at the Florida Relays complimenting our coverage with videos of their own. They will focus on the college and pro athletes, but will also shoot the high school races. FloTrack Florida Relays Coverage >>
A stacked collegiate field and a selection of elite professionals will be on hand this weekend at Percy Beard Track when theNo. 4 (men)/15 (women) University of Florida track & field team hosts the 64th annual Pepsi Florida Relays from April 4-5. Typically one of the largest meets in the early stages of the spring, the Pepsi Florida Relays draws more than 3,000 high school and collegiate athletes from across the nation.