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Here are the top 10 Florida girls recruits for each event and their status on college commitments.
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We take a statistical look at the both the Florida individual and team qualifiers in the history of Nike Cross Nationals.
Coach Michelle Krueger (Kendall) tells us about the 2005 Episcopal girls the first and only team to ever make Nike Nationals.
Former Episcopal, UGA standout Garrett Scantling is hanging up the track spikes for football cleats.
Episcopal sophomore Caroline Johnston is one of the top multi-athletes in 2A placing third in the 100m hurdles and 8th in the high jump in 2016. Jacob Fuller had the chance to catch up with her at a recent workout with the Jacksonville Athletic Club to see her regiment and find out why she's excelling in the track and in the field. Johnston also trains with her Episcopal teammates and coach K'Vonte Scott when she is not working out with Eli Sunquist and the JAC.
Bolles parent Sue Thomas uploaded over 500 photos from the Bolles Preseason Mini Meet.
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.
2016 was a good year for Floridians at NXNSE. For the first time in the meet's history, the Sunshine State sent two individual qualifiers to the national meet in Portland, Oregon. Pine Crest freshman Tsion Yared finished 4th overall while Bolles junior Caitlin Collier nabbed the final spot as the 5th best individual not on an advancing team. As the duo looks to make their marks this weekend, we take a look at Florida's history at NXN.
The Bolles girls (seen here after their district championship win) have 2A's top distance runner in Caitlin Collier and a team average time of 18:53.86. The Bulldogs are the favorite to win their fifth straight title and 11th in program history, which would surpass Plant as the most in state history. Pine Crest, who has been by Bolles side on the podium as the runner-up over the past few season look to be headed for that same feat in 2016. We take a look at the top 2A girls teams this fall.
The Trinity Prep Saints have won the last three 2A cross country state championships and are the favorites for number four in 2016. Coach Vinal's teams have always been known for their tight pack running and that will be a key as well this fall with the 1-5 split at 1:04.60 and likely to drop significantly by November. Coach Butler's Satellite squad is strong as well as the Bolles boys and shouldn't be left out of the title talk. We take a look at the top boys teams in 2A.
The 2014-2015 school year has provided some great highlights in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. In the coming weeks many of our seniors will head out to start their college careers both athletically and academically. We wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature and say thank you for your support over the years.
User Brian Wilson uploaded over 800 photos from the Eagle Open Invitational in Jacksonville. Check out his awesome pictures and don't be shy. If you are at a meet upload your own and see them featured on our site!
Wow. The 2014 Cross Country season is over. First of all, congratulations to all of the national qualifiers from Florida who are lucky enough to have one last race! Go and make us proud in San Diego and Portland! I know I speak for everyone when I say that there were some great races this past weekend and I am so excited for everyone who ran PR’s or ran the race of their lives.
Hello FLRunners! It’s crazy to think we are just five weeks from the state meet. This season has flown by! My team only has one regular season meet left. Though I am excited to get into post season races, it’s definitely bittersweet, as they will mark the end of my first and last cross country season. Senior year is full of “bittersweet". There are a lot of things in high school I have taken for granted and it’s strange to think that this will be the last year I can do that.
First of all, let me say congratulations to all the Florida runners who ran great races this past weekend! There were some fast times and some battles, and it points to how competitive the state meets are going to be come November. I had an interesting experience in my first high school cross country race, but it is only making me feel anticipation and excitement for the upcoming season.
As I’m writing this post, I’m sitting at my desk surrounded by textbooks, binders, and stacks of blank notecards. It’s beginning to hit me: tomorrow is the first day of my senior year. It seems like I’ve been waiting for senior year forever, so why does it feel so strange now? I feel like this milestone is a perfect time to look back on the past and start to get excited about the future. So when Todd suggested sharing my training log, I jumped on the idea. What better way to look towards the running that’s coming than to look back on how I prepared this summer?
Hello FLRunners! Wow, where does the time go? My senior year starts in just a little under two weeks and it's hard to believe that I have just one more year of high school. I am getting so excited for the upcoming season and I cannot wait to start racing.
Hello FLRunners! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Morgan Lucey, and I am a rising senior at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville. I’d like to thank Todd for giving me the opportunity to share my journey through running, which you may find to be a little different than most competitive high school runners.
Mother nature tried to disturb the Bolles Mini Meet, but athletes didn't let her wrath get in the way. Despite, the wind and rain several of the host Bulldogs were able to put up impressive early season performances. Episcopal senior and University of Florida signee took one attempt at the long jump and cleared 17'5, before calling it a night. Bolles head coach Dan Dearing was there for all the action and recaps what went down.
At the start of her track and field career, Nikki Vandervelde was a social runner. She got started in the sport during her eighth grade year as a way to spend time with friends. When her current coach at Episcopal, Pat Crandall, noticed her long strides when she would run sprints, she says track and field became competitive.
This past weekend, Georgia true freshman Garrett Scantling finished second place in the decathlon competition at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington Indiana. The placing earns Scantling a spot on Team USA for the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (via RedandBlack.com)
Ashley Brasovan (Wellington) proved why she is ranked #2 in the nation. Against some of the finest competition in the nation including defending national champion Kathy Kroeger, Floridians Emilie Amaro and Kayla Hale, and several other 2006 Footlocker finalists Brasovan closed the race with a fine last mile to extend her lead and win the Nike Race of Champions at Great American. In fact, she didn't just win: she destoryed the field. Kroeger, coming back from some issues that kept her sidelined during the spring, was the second place finisher--over 30 seconds behind Brasovan. Brasovan's time was 17:05.6. Emilie Amaro (Cypress Bay) looked very impressive though, defeating nationally ranked Emily Reese of Georgia, for a 18:00.7 third place performance. Kayla Hale (Holy Trinity), who reportedly was fighting off illness this week, was 28 second back from Amaro in sixth place. Episcopal girls had a decent but disappointing showing for a fifth place finish. Eric Larson of Penscaola Washington had a good day as the top Florida boy. Read full summary....
While overall the entry numbers are at their lowest levels ever for Great American, the competition--especially on the individual girls level--is looking pretty amazing. For the first time this year all of Florida's "big three" will race each other (ironically at a meet in Alabama). Ashley Brasovan, Kayla Hale, and Emilie Amaro are all ranked in the MileSplit South Rankings and favored to be Footlocker Finalists. Brasovan is currently ranked #2 in the nation and will face off against defending Footlocker national champion Kathy Kroeger of TN. Emily Reese (US#7 from GA) will also be vying for the individual victory, along with several other Footlocker hopefuls. This race will be the best individual battle of the regular season in the South this fall.Team-wise Episcopal, coming off its win over nationally ranked Eleanor Roosevelt at flrunners 8 last week, will test its strength against Mountain Brook AL (who is favored to win), Oak Ridge TN, Collins Hill GA, and others.We have the full list of Florida teams entered in the race and links to the entire entry list.
Teona Rodgers had a very impressive double with two second place finishes in the 200 and 60H. Ashley Brasovan had the lone Florida national title with a huge performance in the 2 mile. While Chris Ward and Kayle Hale each took third place in their respective events. Check out the full summary and tons of coverage including photos, results, articles, videos, and audio interviews from our on-site coverage through the MileSplit Network, which featured a team of six people covering the two days of Nike Indoor Nationals in Landover, MD.
This just in from Alabama... Episcopal\'s (NTN SE #3) girls beat out Midlothian, Virginia (NTN SE #2) for the victory! Floridians all over rejoice!
The Katie Caples Invitational Cross Country meet was the largest season opener in Florida hosting over one thousand runners from as far away as Miami. The nationally ranked Episcopal High School dominated the meet by sweeping the girls race with a perfect score of 15.
First. Second. One. Two. It was a different race, but the same story for the Traylor sisters. Maggie (rising junior) and Katie (rising freshman) had just finished the 2A 3200m race at the 2006 state meet going away. For Maggie, it was her 2nd individual state title of the night after winning the 1600m with a late kick over Kay Carrington of North Broward Prep. For Katie, the race was just another day at the office after pushing her sister and training partner from the starting gun to the finish line.
We are hard at work extracing photos and video from the Network\'s extensive Nike Indoor coverage. Here are shots and clips of Florida athletes.
Florida usually sends up a strong contingency to Maryland for the Nike Indoor National meet. This year is no exception. Who will come back with a highly coveted All-American certificate? Stay tuned!
The Episcopal girls certainly didn\'t sneak up on anyone this year, but in this sport hype often overshadows reality. And coming into the 2005 cross country campaign the girls from Jacksonville were determined to live up to the expectations. And the good news is: with no seniors, there\'s more years to come.
It was a great weekend of Jacksonville Episcopal. The distance medley team took ninth-place in the toughest field ever assembled, to run a Florida record 12:08. Kara Scanlin anchored the team and racked up some bests of her own in the mile and two-mile.
Pictures of Kara Scanlin from her second appearance at Footlocker Nationals.