Friday afternoon marked this year's Miami-Dade County Youth Fair Cross Country Championship where a couple of teams continued to show their dominance, while a couple of individuals got to bring home their first individual county crowns.
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Two of the top sophomores in the country Natalie Varela and Tsion Yared went head to head at the Under The Lights/Twilight Kickoff in South Florida.
Of the seven meets Gulliver Prep's Natalie Varela competed in she won five, was runner-up at the FLRunners.com Invitational Race of Champions, and 4th at the 2A Cross Country Finals.
Natalie Varela gives us in an inside look at her 2017 season so far.
Gulliver Prep freshman Natalie Varela is slowly figuring out that she's in a league of her own in distance events in Florida
Gulliver Prep freshman Natalie Varela is no stranger to success. As an 8th grader she won the FLYRA Middle School State Championship in both the 800 and 1,500m and was the 2A runner-up behind Caitlin Collier in both the 1,600 and 3,200m. On the cross country course she was 4th at the state meet and ran a personal best of 17:46.53 at the Flrunners.com Invitational Race of Champions. Jesus Batista caught up with her to talk about her plans for the 2017 track season.
The Bolles girls are back to defend their 2016 2A track and field state championship and the Bulldogs don't lack depth in any event. Caitlin Collier swept the distance events last year and returns for her junior year along side her cross country teammates that finished as the 2A runner-up. Combine that with several strong sprinters and hurdler and middle school pole vault state record holder Laine Roberts, they will be hard to stop.
So here we are less than a week before district at Larry & Penny park. I had pretty much planned to go easy, get a win and conserve energy for what promises to be the toughest region in the states. No such luck. I happened to catch the 305 Classic there last Thursday. I've been avoiding this park all year.
So my streak ended. I went into the Flrunners Race of Champions 3 for 3, but ran into a hurricane named Bailey. To be honest no mater all I heard or read,I thought I would go in and shock everyone.I was on a roll momentum wise ,and full of confidence. I had a good week of practice and a good game plan.
So it's a couple of days out from the Race of Champions and I can't wait to see how I stack up against the top runners in the state.
Today, I was running on fumes. Saturday we competed in the St. Thomas Invitational hosted by St. Brendan. I was a little hesitant and worried going into the race. I’m never one to lack confidence, but Wednesday night I came down with a stomach virus. I was absent from school on Thursday so my parents could monitor my food intake. But as the saying goes you train to be the best you can on your worst day.
Gulliver Prep freshman Natalie Varela faced a tough task at this week's King Of The Hill meet in Miami. Not only did Varela win the race with a 2A leading time of 18:29.16, but she also set a new meet record, breaking the old one set by Dillard's Brittney Gill last year by close to 40 seconds. She opens up about her race in this week's blog and calls it "Mission Accomplished".
One race down, so I know where my fitness levels stands. This week there's a formidable challenge ahead; King of the Hill, at my home park Tropical Park. Last year, I took second behind Brittany Gill. Danger looms. There are four or five girls that can take this race.I have to bring my A game just to make the top three.
Race week. This weekend I ran my first race as a high schooler at the Maverick Stampede. I was kind of bummed at first because i wanted to run the Martin County Under the Lights meet, to test myself against Nicole Matysik and Tsion Yared, but as luck has it that race was canceled due to weather conditions so we headed out to Archbishop McCarthy for the race.
Natalie Varela of Gulliver Prep is one of the top freshman in the state of Florida and the rest of the country. Learn a little more about her and see her summer training log as she prepares for the upcoming 2016 cross country season.
Jeff Adams was on-site all weekend long at FLR 16 as part of our extensive coverage team and snapped over 7,200 photos! from both days including this one of girls invitational winner, Gulliver Prep 8th grader Natalie Varela who set a new PR with a time of 18:44.20. Check out all the photos and make sure to tag yourself!
The future of cross country in South Florida and the state will be on display as 8th graders Natalie Varela of Gulliver Prep and Rahyah Andressohn of Mater Academy Charter go head to head for the second straight week this time at the King of the Hill CC Invitational. We used our compare athlete feature to see how these have fared against each on the track and on the cross country course!
When number one ranked UCONN takes on Notre Dame in the women's basketball NCAA Championship Tuesday night the squad will feature a familiar name to Florida track and field fans.
Gulliver Prep senior Briana Pulido wrapped up her high school career at the 2A State Finals and is now looking forward to the next chapter of her life. Pulido recently committed to the University of Connecticut and Coach William Morgan. She says the Huskies were the complete fit for her.
Gulliver Prep senior Briana Pulido is a versatile athlete who is looking to make a big impact on her new school in 2012. Last year Pulido finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles, 5th in the 300 meter hurdles, and 7th in the long jump at the 2A State Championships. See how playing multiple sports have helped her in track and field, her goals for herself and her new team, and the latest college news.
Joanna McCoy has always had one goal: To break a record, any record. And she is well on her way.“I’ve always wanted to break a school record,” said McCoy, a senior cross-country star at Gulliver Prep. “I work really hard. I know I can be the best in the state.” (via The Miami Herald)