The Jimmy Carnes Classic will take over Gainesville's O'Connel Center this weekend. The "O-Dome" will host the two day indoor track & field meet, the only true indoor meet in Florida, this Saturday and Sunday with both youth age group and college divisions. Entry list and preview by Ricky Quintana are posted for this very competitive meet.
Check out highlights from the Jimmy Carnes Indoor meet.
It was a full day of action on Saturday, with heat after heat of age group events in what is likely the largest showing ever at the Jimmy Carnes meet. For the high school scene, it was a breakthrough day for Shayla Sanders of Boyd Anderson who came out of the shadows in winning both the 55m and 200m over much favored Tynia Gaither of Osceola. Sanders set the US #3 marks in both events, Gaither put up a US #5 mark in the 200m to finish second. Marvin Bracy of Boone also opened his 2011 track season strongly, only running the 55 Meters and doing it well with a time of 6.37 (US #3).
The namesake of the meet Jimmy Carnes talks to us about the history of the event, and the future of the sport.
The Terry Parker sophomore talks about his performance in the mile and the hometown runners he looks up to.
The Georgia multi-event athlete discusses her performances at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor meet.
The Boyd Anderson junior posted the third fastest times in the country for both the 55M and 200M at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor meet.
The Winter Park senior discusses the mile at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor meet and gives us the latest on college recruiting.
Hilton Head's Jack Felix talks about his win the mile (4:29) at the Jimmy Carnes meet. Felix also won the following day in the Rising Stars mile, improving his time to 4:24. Felix adds his thoughts on the growth of South Carolina track and field.
The senior from Hilton Head, South Carolina talks about his win in the mile (4:29.18) at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor meet. He also won the following day in the Rising Stars competition improving his time with a 4:24.51.
The sophomore from Kell High took first place in the 55 Hurdles in a US #5 8.12, along with two second place finishes in the long jump (17-10.75) and 200 (20.50), in the 15-16 age division of the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Classic in Gainesville, FL. Todd Grasley of MileSplit was there and grabbed this video interview and race footage.
Boone junior Marvin Bracy runs the nations fastest time of the year for the 55M dash a blistering 6.24 at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor meet.
The St. Thomas Aquinas junior talks about his performance in the quarter-mile as well as a look ahead to the 2011 outdoor season.
Lake Weir senior Isaiah Smith explains what happened in the 400M and discusses his first place performance in the 800 at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor meet.