Meet Information

Welcome to the return of the Golden South Classic in a much different format under the new organization and direction of new editor Brandon Miles as the meet director. Instead of the meet being simply a one-off single day/weekend event, we are making it a three-leg meet series over consecutive weekends at different locations in Florida for the month of May.

Hopefully, this new format will give more athletes opportunities and choices to compete in the post-season at a high-caliber event for whichever date, location works for them or potentially all do as a mini-post season.


Golden South Series

Leg #1 - Saturday, May 15th - Dunbar High School in Fort Myers, Florida (Lee County).

Leg #2 - Friday, May 21st - East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida (Pinellas County).

Leg #3 - Saturday, May 29th - Lake Region High School in Eagle Lake, Florida (Polk County)

Meet Eligibility- Any high school-aged athletes (class of 2021 or younger) as well as middle school competitors.

Online Registration- All registration must be done online on for each event.

Entry Fee- $25 Per Individual Event. Max entry fee of $50/athlete (2 events or more). All entry fees must be paid online. No exceptions

Entry Deadline- 10 PM ET on Wednesday night before each series.

Entry Standards- There will be none.

Awards:Top 3 in each event will receive awards.

Admission Fee - $7 Per Person. Tickets must be purchased online only here forSeries 1

Seeding - Seeding will be based on athlete's all-time best performances verified in the database.

Slow To Fast Sections - All races will be section on time finals going from slow to fast order.

Divisions - There no longer be a prep/classic division and simply one high school age group division. There will also be a middle school age group division as well including 3 events in the 100m dash, mile run, and 400m dash.

Sanctioning - This is a post-season meet, thus not sanctioned by the FHSAA. All athletes will be competing unattached or with a club team.

Officials - Interested in being an official for any of these events, please contact the meet director Brandon Miles at

T-Shirts & Concessions - Meet T-shirts and apparel, as well as concessions, will be sold at each event.

Meet Questions - Direct to meet director Brandon Miles at

Meet Schedule (Tentative)

Running Events - 5:30PM Start

High School Girls 100m Hurdles

High School Boys 110m Hurdles

Middle School Girls 100m Dash

Middle School Boys 100m Dash

High School Girls 100m Dash

High School Boys 100m Dash

Middle School Girls Mile Run

Middle School Boys Mile Run

High School Girls Mile Run

High School Boys Mile Run

Middle School Girls 400m Dash

Middle School Boys 400m Dash

High School Girls 400m Dash

High School Boys 400m Dash

High School Girls 300m Hurdles

High School Boys 300m Hurdles

High School Girls 800m Run

High School Boys 800m Run

High School Girls 200m Dash

High School Boys 200m Dash

High School Girls 2 Mile Run

High School Boys 2 Mile Run

Goal Finish Time: 9:30 PM