There was a lot of action this at this weekend's biggest meet and the FSU Relays in Tallahassee fortunately lived up the substantial hype it had built up. There were emotional highs and lows, like the Ft. Walton Beach boys 4x800 team. After running a would-be state pole position 8:06 last week at a small, unreported local meet they motivated to officially claim the #1 spot in the state with a big performance. After a good start, the baton was dropped and rolled into lane 5 seemingly dashing those hopes. But with a quick recovery and a quick leg, they pulled it off and claimed the position of new state leaders with a four second victory--the first sub 8 performance in Florida so far this year.
The story of Day 2 seemed to be the big winners from Friday coming back to go two-for-two with a second victory Saturday. Matt Mizereck, Stephanie Kurgatt, Pablo Alvarez, Sarah Howard, Ft. Lauderdale girls,and the Ft. Walton Beach boys all wrapped up double golds today.
North Dakota State junior Ted Rud claimed the decathlon title at the Florida State Relays after posting a personal best score of 7,261 points.
What an amazing Boys 3200 race that we just witnessed! 10 guys guy under 9:20, 6 under 9:10 with Barker and Mizereck battling it out the the final 200m all the way to the line. Mizereck Nips Barker @ FSU Relays 3200, 9:02.87 to 9:03.03. Pablo Alvarez, Kayla Parker, Ft. Walton Beach, Jana Stolting, and others also had some great showings. Check out the highlight summary in this article. Thanks to Doctor Bob for streaming this live, which many of us here got the benefit to watch who couldn't be there!
The FSU Relay high school races kick off tonight (Friday) and we will be on-site with coverage. Rese Ammons will be shooting some great photos, while Doctor Bob will be producing a live feed. Thanks to Half Mile Timing there will also be live results posted. You won't want to miss these absolutely stacked fields--especially the much anticipated boys 3200 that is perhaps the deepest in decades: Matt Mizereck, Brian Atkinson, and Colin Barker are among the favorites. Live Results | HS Heat Sheets | College Heat Sheets | Meet Coverage Index | Live Webcast