Hey Flrunners! It's been a while since my last blog, but it's just been such a crazy two weeks that I haven't had time to do anything. I hope everyone ended their season with some PR's and great finishes at the state meet. Great job to everyone who ran, whether for your team or as an individual! Now, let's get started.
What's up Flrunners? I can't believe that the season is over already. I hope that everyone really enjoyed their seasons. I'm really sad that my high school cross country career has come to an end. States this year was my favorite race of my entire school and I'm so glad I could end my season on a good note.
Hey Flrunners! I apologize for not blogging in a while; it’s been a crazy past few weeks! Congratulations to everyone that competed at States this past weekend! It was great to watch all of the races and watch the best of the best compete all in one place.
I want to give another congratulations to everyone who competed in the state meet this past Saturday. What a long season every runner has endured and the biggest meet of the year was a fitting way to finish the season.
Hello flrunners. Welcome back to the blog. I have gotten a lot of feedback saying they’ve enjoyed it so I will continue. Congratulations to all the runners who competed in the Cross Country Finals in Tallahassee this weekend. The 3A boys’ race started at 10a.m. on Saturday. I had woke up with a cough so I didn’t know how I’d feel.
Hey Flrunners! I hope everyone's been doing well and feeling good. Even though this isn't my last blog, I just want to thank Flrunners for giving me the opportunity to blog this season. It's been such a fun and exciting experience. But anyways, there's been so much going on in the running world with regionals, state meet predictions, and obviously the most anticipated meet of the year: states.
=Hello Flrunners. I hope everyone is doing well as we have reached the end of the season. It has flown by, but the state meet is this Saturday!
With regional’s ending this past weekend, November 9th is just around the corner. What an eventful season it has been, but there is still one more race to go.
This past Friday, my teammates and I ran districts at Taylor Lake Park. It's crazy that I will never race at this park again. It's one of the only legit cross country courses in Pinellas County and I have probably raced there like 20 times. I have so many memories here and I added one more great memory Friday morning.
It's been a while since I have last wrote, but here we are with the state series having just started. It is almost hard to believe that the season is coming to a close already. It has surely been a great season for all the runners of Florida, and I bet everyone is excited to run these next couple weeks in order to reach the ultimate goal of participating in the state championship. A quick recap over the last few weeks has included Pre-States, the Metro East Conference Championship, and Districts.
Hey Flrunners! Hope everyone has been doing great and running hard. There's been so many meets, with everyone running counties and districts. The weather has been getting a little cooler in the mornings and the nights. The excitement for regionals and states is building up. Everything about this time is just screaming cross country. Let me give you a little insight on how my county and district meets went!
To start this week off I would like to talk about something that will affect this year’s senior class… commitments. Congrats to all the recent commits like Emily Edwards, Connor Ferrentino, and Caroline Barlow (Roll Tide!). Before you ask I have no clue on where I would like to attend, but I would like any of the other runners who are interested in running for college to contact me via social media or at a meet.
What's up Flrunners? Last Tuesday, Shorecrest had our Bay Conference Meet. It was kind of an odd day to have the meet, so only four teams showed up. We knew we would have yet another try at getting a perfect score. We felt pumped, and we were exited to try to get that 15 points!
Hello flrunners! I apologize that it has been a while since my last blog. It has been an overwhelming past few weeks with school. I can’t believe the state-series meets are coming up. Time sure does fly by. I hope everyone has enjoyed the season thus far and has run some PRs!
Hey flunners! First off I would like to thank Todd Grasley for allowing me to share my meet experience with you this week! I would also like to congratulate everybody who earned a PR this past meet and I would also like to congratulate Sukhi Khosla on a new Pre-State course record with a14:59!
Hey flrunners! Hope you all are having a great week of racing and training. Thursday, my team competed in St. Petersburg City Championships. This meet has always been one of my favorites. I've lived in St. Pete my whole life and I know a lot of the runners in the city. I love being able to cheer for a lot of friends at various schools.
Hello again everyone! It’s been a while, but I’ve been so busy with school and practice(you know how stressful and hectic that can be) so I haven’t been able to write. Don’t worry because I’m back again and I’ve got so much to talk about!
Hello again flrunners! Sorry it’s been awhile since my last post. Anyways, I can’t believe we are approaching Pre State already. This race signals the midpoint to the end of the season and it has flown by.
Just when you think cross country was just starting, it is already coming to a close. It feels like yesterday it was just August, but turns out it is already October. With that being said, the conference meet and state series is only a few weeks away and the regular season is coming to a close.
Hello everyone! It seems like it’s been so long since I last blogged as time really does go by fast. I hope you all are doing well and I see that there has been some great racing in the high school field. Keep it up guys, only great things lie ahead.
Hey flrunners! This past weekend my team raced at the Flrunners.com Invitational. Congrats to all who raced at this meet. There were some really fast times, especially from Karen Xiang who won the girls Race of Champions. Flrunners had misty perfect weather (with some showers), and it was really nice to get to race on such a nice, flat course.
Like cross country, school seems to be getting into full stride too.The past few weeks have been pretty busy and demanding, trying to manage practice and lots of AP work to do afterwards.The life of a student-athlete, like all of us are, is grueling sometimes, but like a race you have to keep moving along.
I’m back with another blog filled with racing and official visits. I hope everyone’s training is going well as we enter the large meets of the Flrunners Invitational and FSU Invite and good luck this weekend in any race you may be competing in.
Hey FLRunners! My name is Blake Riley and I go to Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida. First off I just wanted to thank Todd Grasley and FLRunners for allowing me to share my meet experiences with you. Before I get into my meet, I just wanted to congratulate any runners who obtained a PR this past meet and a job well done to all the teams who had a successful meet.
Hey everyone! Hopefully everybody's season has been great.Even thought it hasn't been a long time since I last blogged, a lot of exciting things have happened since then. From racing at UF to finding out that we're going to Flrunners, it's been quite an eventful week.
Hello Flrunners, Congratulations to every athlete so far this season. It is always fun to check out all of the race coverage each weekend.
Week two of racing is finally in the books and I would like to say that it has been a blast to be back in the midst of a cross country season. The Timber Creek team took the short trip to Oviedo to race at the Hagerty Invitational. For the first morning meet of the season, I woke up earlier than I would have liked to, but by the end of the day it seemed to be all worth it. However, I will gladly wake up early for some of the cooler weather that was presented to us early in the day.
Getting to run at Detweiller was one of my earliest running goals. This is the mecca of Illinois cross country. Craig Virgin, world cross country champion, still holds the record from the early 70’s. 19 days before Thanksgiving there is not a place on earth like Detweiller Park. Being top 25 and an All-Stater was my goal from the first race I ever ran as a 7th grader.
Hey FLRunners, my name is Blake Riley and I go to Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida. First off I just wanted to thank Todd Grasley and FLRunners for allowing me to share my meet experience with you. Before I get into my meet, I just wanted to congratulate any runners who obtained a PR this past meet and a job well done to all the teams who had a successful meet.
Hey flrunners! Hope you all are having a great week. My teammates and I did the Mountain Dew Invitational this past Satuday (and so did 71 other girls teams and 68 other boys teams. Crazy! I was so pumped to do this race. I ran my first ever cross country race at UF in 7th grade and it's where I fell in love with running. Also, it was my mom's birthday and I wanted to perform well for her since she came all the way to watch me on her birthday.