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T&F Team Scores - 4A Girls - Southridge Returns All But Two From 2016 Runner-Up Team Todd Grasley Jan 26, 2017

The Southridge girls finished just six points behind 4A state champions Lakewood Ranch in 2016. It's an impressive feat when you take into account they didn't come in first in any event. Of the point scorers on that squad, they return all but two members, including sprinters Symone Mason, Shaniya Williams, and Kayla Johnson, as well as jumper Courtney Gibson and are the favorites to bring home the title.

T&F Team Scores - 4A Boys - 2.5 Points Separated 1st From 4th In 2016, Another Close One In 17' Todd Grasley Jan 26, 2017

Two and a half points separated first from fourth place at the boys 4A state championship in 2016 with the meet coming down to the final event the 4x400m relay. According to our team scores for 2017, St. Thomas Aquinas is ranked number one, but you can't count out Columbus (seen here), or two schools that received major transfers. Miramar benefited from Jamal Walton who is one of the top 200/400m runners in the country, while East Ridge inherited triple threat Tariq Evans and speedster Lavonte Valentine.

WATCH: Timothy Flash Doyle, Winter Park Girls Dominate Metro East, All Race Videos & Interviews Todd Grasley Oct 15, 2016

Timothy "Flash" Doyle of Freedom ran away with the boys race at the Metro Conference east championship while the Winter Park girls and Rafaella Gibbons  went 1-11 and 14th. WOW. On the west end, Cole Pruim of Ocoee and the Olympia boys were victorious while Isabella Bartczak of Dr. Phillips and the West Orange girls took home hardware as well. Watch all the race videos and interviews to see who the best in Central Florida is.

West Orange Jamboree: Megan Hannah Makes Warrior Season Debut, Merritt Island Looks For Team Sweep Todd Grasley Aug 19, 2016

The West Orange Jamboree Run will bring together some of Central Florida's top talent for a preseason tune-up. Over a dozen teams will head to Winter Garden, Florida Saturday morning. The boy's race features four guys who have gone under 17 minutes, while the girls race has Megan Hannah of the home team Warriors along with Emily English of George Jenkins, both have sub 19 minute personal bests. Merritt Island boys and girls are the favorite to sweep the team title. Flrunners.com will be on-site with race video, interviews, recap, results, and more!

Final Rankings: Boys 4x400m Relay - Miami Northwestern Bulls Save Best For Last Todd Grasley Jun 16, 2016

Four of the top five boys 4x400m relay teams hailed from South Florida this season. The Miami Northwestern Bulls waited until the last meet of the year, the 3A state championship, to drop a state leading 3:14.22. American High School also ran 3:14, 3:14.75, with a total of twelve schools running 3:19 or better. Take a look at the top 500 boys 4x400m relay teams in the state for 2016.

Metro Conference Championship Virtual Meet: Winter Park Girls Expect To Win Big Todd Grasley Oct 14, 2015

The 2015 Metro Conference Championship will feature the best of the best from Orange County split up into the east and west divisions battling it out at Wedgefield Golf Course. Take a look at the top 25 individuals and top five teams as well as a link to the complete virtual meet of all the action! Ralph Epifanio will be on-site capturing photos and a recap/feature from the day's events. So stay tuned for all the results and coverage!

In His Own Words: Macon Rodier - The Rule Of Five Todd Grasley Apr 13, 2015

Hey guys I'm back after another week of training! Writing from the ice bath again as this seems to be the only bit of free time I have after schoolwork, practice, more practice, and sleep. This past week has been a great week for me training wise I had a great technical breakthrough and I'm back on my training cycle hard.

Boys Super 25 Team Rankings: Dr. Phillips Is Legit Todd Grasley Mar 17, 2015

The Dr. Phillips boys sit still at number one after winning the Brian Jaeger Elite Classic at Winter Park. The Panthers relays came through posting top ten national times in the 4x800, 4x100, and 4x400m relays. Lyman remains at number two while Seminole HS (Sanford) slips into third. See the top 25 boys teams according to our Super 25 Team Rankings.

Wentworth Invitational Featured Photo Album Todd Grasley Mar 7, 2015

The Jeff Wentworth Invitational at The First Academy was sizzling. Check out over 1,300 photos of all the action from Donald Lamb including the Olympia 4x800m relay team which ran the second fastest time in the state. Don't forget to watch all the race videos from the day as well!

Astronaut Invitational Meet Preview/Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Sep 5, 2014

The Astronaut Invitational has been a staple on the Space Coast for years. Last year's edition was rainy, misty, and didn't make for the best running conditions. Forty-three teams from around Central Florida and the coast will make the trek to Titusville and Chain Of Lakes Park (also the site of flrunners.com Invitational 15). The girl's race will feature two of the top teams in the state in 1A favorite Holy Trinity and 4A favorite Winter Park. In 2013, the Wildcats had five in the top eight to win with 25 points. Those same two boys' teams, also state title contenders in their respective classes, will battle it out as well. Olympia which has a well-rounded program too should finish in the top five in both races.

Elite 10: Top Girls Teams Regardless Of Class Todd Grasley Aug 26, 2014

The 2014 Cross Country Finals are 81 days away! Though that may seem like a long time to some, the meet will be here before we know it. Teams spent the summer logging quality miles and attending running camp. This week marks the official start of team practices for many with pre-season meets taking place this weekend and the main events the first week in September. As we continue our rankings, we count down the top ten girls teams regardless of class. Did your team make the list? Find out!

4A Boys Team Scores: Raiders Ready To Take Back Team Trophy Todd Grasley Feb 1, 2014

When Clayton Washburn won the pole vault in the pouring rain at the 4A state championship last year it sealed the deal for Olympia to claim the team title. It also ended a three year run by St. Thomas Aquinas. The Raiders' girls won, but the boys finished as the 4A runner-up. This year Coach Armenteros' squad is poised to take back the trophy. Rasheed Tatham and Ibraham Dodo along with a strong distace group that won the 4A Cross Country Finals team championship, put them as the favorites in 2014. Olympia, Blanche Ely, Miramar, and Spruce Creek should all battle it out for the second spot on the podium.

Track and Field Top 50: Long Jump Todd Grasley Jan 13, 2014

We continue our list of top returners with the jumps. Rockledge senior Danielle Phillips is one of the most versatile athletes in the state combining her prowess in the hurdles with her success in the long and triple jump. After finishing runner-up at the 2A state championship the past two years, Phillips comes in with the best time in the state for 2014. She is the only jumper to go over 20 feet on the list, a mark she set at last year's Cape Coast Conference Championships. On the boys side, Olympia's Alex Gomez is also a multi-event standout. The 4A runner-up in 2013, he is the lone returnee to soar over 24 feet.

Khosla, Headley Number One In The Class Of 2015 Todd Grasley Nov 23, 2013

Olympia's Emily Headley and Leon's Sukhi Khosla recorded the fastest times in the class of 2015 this season. Headley ended the season with a third place finish at the 4A state meet while Khosla picked up his first state title winning the 3A crown. Where do you stack up against your peers?

Jim Ryun Invitational: Runners Ride The Wave, Test Out New Racing Format Todd Grasley Sep 22, 2013

The 5th Annual Jim Ryun Invitational had a different flare to it this year. After running last year, on the inaugural Holloway Park course, the meet once again returned, but instead of the standard varsity and junior varsity races, Meet Director Paul White decided on a wave format. Never been done in Florida for a high school race (we believe), each team had their number ones run against each other, two's, three's, all the way down to the number sevens. We have video coverage of every race, every winner, and over 1000 photos of all the action!

Arroyo, Blake Blast Fast Times At Region Of Death Jason Byrne Nov 10, 2012

It was a chilly morning in Gainesville as Santa Fe College hosted both the 4A Region 1 and 1A Region 2 Championships. Fast times were posted as Andres Arroyo went 15:12.61 and Bridget Blake of Dr. Phillips finished first in 17:56.18. Both runners won by over twenty seconds. Colonial edged Mandarin for the boys team title while Olympia beat out Hagerty for the girls team title.

District 4A-3: Blake Back To Form, Boone Boys Pack 1-2 Punch Todd Grasley Nov 2, 2012

Ocoee High School played host to the 4A-3 district championships. Dr. Phillps packed a potent 1-2 punch with seniors Bridget Blake and Amber Johnson. Olympia countered with Kae itlyn Campo and Emily Headley finishing third and fourth to lead the Titans to the team title. In the boys race it was the Boone duo of Burkhardt Helfrich and Jared Hines finishing first and second and leading the Braves to a district title.

ThrailKill, Johnson, Titan Teams Best At Metro West Todd Grasley Oct 26, 2012

Edgewater went 1-2 in the boys varsity race with sophomore Joe Thrailkill and junior Mark Irons running personal bests of 16:33.70 and 16:53.20. Dr. Phillips did the same feat on the girls side with Amber Johnson getting the win in a new personal best time of 18:32.90. Teammate Bridget Blake was second in 18:54.20. Olympia swept both the varsity boys and varsity girls team titles.

Mt. Dora Bible Invitational Recap Ashley Heitling Oct 21, 2012

I did almost all of my long summer runs here and the Mount Dora Bible course has to be one of the hardest in the state. It's hills are grueling and seem to be placed in the worst places. Knowing you have to do two loops of it for it to be a full 5K, is almost as mentally exhausting as it is physically. Thankfully, Saturday at the 39th Mount Dora Bible Invitational the weather was absolutely beautiful with the temperature at a comfortable 75 degrees for both the girls and boy's varsity as well as JV races.

Ralph's Musings: Metro Fresh/Soph Championships Ralph Epifanio Oct 19, 2012

For the vast majority of runners who compete, any rewards of completing a footrace that they might enjoy basically boil down to just two things: an accurate course and post-race results. (As for the latter, one shouldn’t need to provide your own computer.) The rest is gravy. Recently, it seems to me, we’ve seen more and more gravy, and less and less meat. So where’s the beef?

TP Invite: Blake, Salas Start Out 2012 With Wins Todd Grasley Sep 8, 2012

A soggy, muddy course at the Trinity Prep Invitational greeted athletes and teams to the start of the 2012 cross country regular season. Daniel Salas got the victory on his home course while two-time state champion Bridget Blake started off her season year with a win.

Scouting Report: Olympia Girls Todd Grasley Aug 25, 2012

The 2012 Olympia Titans have the perfect mix of youth and experience. After finishing fourth in 2011, the team returns six of its top seven runners. The squad loses senior leader Alyssa Hammel who has gone on to run for the University of Central Florida. After breakout freshman campaigns Emily Headley and Taylor Watson return for their sophomore seasons.

Warrior of the Week: Del Monte, Headley Todd Grasley Nov 29, 2011

Chamberlain senior Max del Monte capped off a stellar cross country career by placing 19th at the Foot Locker South regional in 15:22.00. Olympia's Emily Headley continued a strong freshman campaign with a new personal best by 15 seconds at Foot Locker South placing 35th in 18:10.00.

Olympia Overpowers Field At Metro Conference West Championships Josh Cohen Oct 27, 2011

A warm evening at West Orange High School set the stage for the Metro Conference West Championships on Wednesday. To start the meet off, a combined JV race was held that features both boys and girls. In first for the boys was Olympia’s Kevin Knox with a time of 17:47.81. To demonstrate the amazing depth of Olympia’s team, the top 8 finishers for the JV boys’ race were all from Olympia High School and they all went under 20 minutes, the only 8 in this race to do so. Leading for the girls was Mason Kite from Olympia with her winning time of 22:48.85.

Headley Headed For Success Josh Cohen Sep 7, 2011

There are two types of athletes, ones that are good at a single sport, and ones that excel in any athletic challenge you put in front of them. Olympia freshman Emily Headley is the latter. Beginning in elementary school, Emily held a passion for sports greater than any other passion in her life. At age 7, Emily began placing in golf tournaments and by age 8 she was excelling in the game of tennis, but one sport stood above the rest.