In a world of competitive sports and the willingness to win it is eye opening to also see examples of sportsmanship. One of the best examples of this I've ever witnessed was two years ago at the state cross country meet when the Bolles runners realized a scoring error and did the right thing by handing over their medals to the American Heritage girls. They say it's not how whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. True class. We take you back to that day in this edition of Throwback Thursday.
One year ago, Kaylin Whitney, only an 8th grader, was destroying youth records set by Sanya Richards-Ross. In 2013, she won two state championships as an East Ridge freshman and also became the first freshman to compete in the prestigious Adidas Dream 100.
We take a look back to 2008, a time when Florida's distance running was at its best with the likes of Brian Atkinson, Matt Mizereck, Erick Montoya, and Michael Wallace. Coach Kristin McWilliams now at Winter Park interviewed the quartet. Let's see what they were up to in this week's edition of Throwback Thursday.
As the 2013 cross country season looms, we look back to 2007. Wellington's Ashley Brasovan defeated recently turned pro and Oregon star Jordan Hasay to take the Foot Locker National championship. Check out the highlights, article, and video interviews with Brasovan and the other three Florida finalists in this week's Throwback Thursday.
Fresh off her 5000m victory at USA's, Jenny Simpson AKA Jenny Barringer from her Oviedo High School days, has been one of the most successful runners to come out of Central Florida. In this week's Throwback Thursday we take a look at Jenny's Diary from the 2003 Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships where she placed third.
Have you ever wondered how flrunners.com became flrunners.com? What was it before? How has it evolved over the years? Those questions answered in a new feature we are debuting called Throwback Thursday.