The Plant City senior captured gold on his final attempt in the triple jump.
The ladies of Kathleen took home gold in the 4x100 relay.
The simple message on a team T-shirt sums up the essence of track and field at Palm Beach Lakes. "It says, 'At Lakes we hurdle.' That's all we do, day in and day out. We hurdle," said Emarkis Gunn, who upheld the tradition by winning the 300-meter intermediate hurdles Friday at the Class 3A state finals at Showalter Field. (via South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com)
After completion of all events, the Eagles have earned 59 points and their second consecutive Class 3A state track championship. Miami Jackson finished second with 51 points, and Tallahassee Chiles finished third with 43 points.(via www.pnj.com)
There was one major reason Torrey Campbell didn’t leave Barron Collier High School early — like many college football prospects do — and spend his spring at the University of Iowa, where he expects to play the next four years. (via Naples Daily News)
Robin Reynolds knows what it’s like to be exhausted and bruised at the end of a high school track and field season. (via The Miami Herald)
WINTER PARK — One of the area's most dominant distance runners closed out his high school track career in style.Creekside senior Jimmy Clark was the dominant local performer at the Class 3A state track and field championships at Showalter Field on Friday. Clark gained the step of the medal podium for winning his specialty race after a close, second-place finish earlier in the day.Clark was victorious in the 3,200-meter race, about an hour after losing by less than a second in the 1,600 to a future teammate. (via staugustine.com)
Only a freshman, Williams took home gold in the 200 and finished second in the 100.
The Durant senior led all but the last 200 meters when Chiles Lily Williams took the lead and the win.
The Lake Weir senior won his first state championship in the 800 meters. He will run next year for FAMU.
The Palm Beach Lakes duo finished 1st and 2nd in the 300 hurdles.
Cardillo started off the day by running the anchor leg for Charlotte's winning 4x800 relay team and then taking home gold in the 1600 with a time of 4:11 and change.
Clark won the 3200 and came in second in the 1600 in a tight battle with future Gator teammate Tyler Cardillo.
The Chiles junior defended her titles in both the 1600 and 3200 at the 3A state championships.
The Barron Collier senior ended an injury plagued season with a state championship in the 110 hurdles.
The Pine Forest senior won the open 800 and ran the anchor leg for of her squads winning 4x800 relay team.
The Celebration senior took home a rare double winning both the 100 and 400 state championships.
University of Virginia bound Britni Strates caps off her high school career with a win in the triple jump.
The Miami Jackson junior took home gold in the 100, 200, 400, and long jump to move her career total to 11 state championships.
The Charlotte Boys captured the 4x8 state title with a great time of 7:40.44.
Robin Reynolds cleans up winning four golds, Charlotte Boys run an all time Florida #4 4x8 time of 7:40, Celebration's Tyler Osorio, and Chiles junior Lily Williams take home two state titles. We have you covered with photos and videos from all the class 3A action!
There were plenty of reasons for Barron Collier’s Torrey Campbell to sit out his senior season in track and field. (via Naples Daily News)