Take a look at all four recaps from all the 2A regions.
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Lake City hosted a total of four fast regions on Saturday. Here is the rundown.
Here is the scouting report for the FHSAA 2A girls.
Duval (Bolles) is headed back to NXN. The state championship team is the first Florida team to have consecutive national qualifying performances at a regional meet.
We recapped all 16 regions so you can stay in the know on the top storylines from this past week. Here are the recaps and takeaways from all the FHSAA 2A regional meets.
With over 70 schools and 2,000 athletes attending, the 2018 Katie Caples Invitational is set to be the largest and one of the most competitive years in the events long running history.
Check out our region by region virtual meets.
We caught up with Coach Ken Vinal to learn more about the 2015 Trinity Prep squad that made it to Nike Nationals.
We take a statistical look at the both the Florida individual and team qualifiers in the history of Nike Cross Nationals.
We recap all the NXN Southeast regional from Cary, North Carolina.
Audrey McAnally finished runner-up in the girls open race at NXNSE and lead her squad to the team title.
We preview all the action of NXNSE.
Blaine Thomas recaps all the 2A Cross Country Finals action.
Ricky Quintana takes a look at the 2A individual and team battles at Saturday's FHSAA Cross Country Finals.
We preview the boys elite race at the 2017 FSU Invitational/Pre-State.
We rank the top girls and boys teams in 2A. Where do you and your squad stack up?
We breakdown the top 25 girls teams in each classification as well as the 25 best overall regardless of class.
We breakdown the top 25 boys teams in each classification as well as the 25 best overall regardless of class. See where your squad stacks up.
Watch sophomore Mackenzie Czurak defend her home turf at the Winter Springs Invitational, plus ALL race videos and interviews.
We score the 50 best boys teams after week one.
We rank the 100 fastest boys in the class of 2020.
We take a look at the top 100 boys cross country teams regardless of class as they head into the 2017 season.
We take a look at the 25 best 2A boys teams heading into the 2017 season.
With track season ending we bridge the gap to the start of cross country by using our extensive stats database to take a look at the top 50 boys cross country teams based on 3,200m track times.
The United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced their Cross Country Coaches Of The Year for the state of Florida earning the honor on the girl's side is Ladd Baldwin of 4A state champion Steinbrenner, while Ken Vinal and Mike Hill picked up the award on the boy's side for coaching Trinity Prep to their 4th straight 2A state championship.
The Trinity Prep Saints flexed their muscles once more as they claimed their 4th consecutive 2A Cross Country Finals state championship. Longtime Coach Ken Vinal carried the team mid way through the season and then had to step down mid-season due to personal reasons. Mike Hill who coached Winter Park to a powerhouse program in the 2000's took over the reigns. We caught up with both of them to talk about this season and the team's road to the top of the podium.
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.
Prior to the 2016 Nike Southeast Regional, only one female athlete has qualified for NXN and that was Rafaella Gibbons in 2014 and 2015. However, the Wake Med Course was generous to our Sunshine State girls as both Tsion Yared of Pine Crest and Caitlin Collier of Bolles punched their tickets to Porland, Oregon for NXN. On the boy's side, Trenton Mandato and his Trinity Prep teammates came up shy of a repeat trip to the Pacific Northwest. Complete Florida recap.
The Belen Jesuit boys won NXN Southeast in 2011, but they aren't the top team in our legacy team scores which takes all athletes from a given program and forms an "all star" squad. Trinity Prep, combining their top runners from both the 2011 team and 2015 team that finished as runner-up, edged out Belen by just 9 points. Columbus who also punched their tickets to Portland in 2010 rounded out the top three.
Entries have been released for the Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional. A good number of Florida teams and individuals will be making the trip to down to WakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary, North Carolina to race on Saturday. MileSplit will be on-site with coverage!
The Trinity Prep boys, fresh off their 4th straight 2A Cross Country Finals championship are the top boys team from Florida entered in NXNSE this weekend. The group advanced to Nike Cross Nationals in Portland in 2015 after a runner-up finish at this meet. See where they rank against the southeast's best squads.
As part of our Saucony Flo 50 rankings series, we take a look at the top 25 boys and girls individuals as well as the top 25 boys and girls teams and rank them. Here are the top girls teams after the cross country state championship.
As part of our Saucony Flo 50 rankings series, we take a look at the top 25 boys and girls individuals as well as the top 25 boys and girls teams and rank them. Here are the top boys teams after the cross country state championship.
The Creekside boys won their second straight 3A Cross Country Finals championship beating Chiles by ten points, and a team average of 16:15 Was their performance the best by a team at state? YOU DECIDE. Voting closes September 15th at 11:59 p.m.
The 2016 Cross Country Finals showcased the top individual and team talent in the state of Florida. We saw upsets, freshmen phenoms, champions defend their title, and countless personal bests. Ricky Quintana delves into the state meet with a historical perspective.
Trinity Prep brothers Kayamo and Mamush Galloway were two of the top freshmen in the state all season long and they continued that trend at the 2016 Cross Country Finals. Kayamo placed 7th with the best class of 2020 time crossing the line in 15:46.20. Mamush was 26th in 16:21.76 as the teams' sixth runner and an integral part to the Saints' 4th straight 2A team title. We look at the best freshmen from the state meet. See where you stack up against your peers.
The Pine Crest girls and Trinity Prep boys both captured 2A team titles and headline our combined team scores. The Pine Crest girls broke the streak of runner-up finishes after finishing behind Bolles the past four years. This year, the Panthers defeated the Bulldogs running an 18:41 team average, the 4th best team average in Florida State Finals history, scoring 29 points (8th lowest in State history). The Trinity Prep boys notched their fourth straight 2A championship scoring 50 points and boasting a team average of 15:56.17 and a 1-5 split of 45.50s.
The Trinity Prep boys notched their fourth straight 2A championship scoring 50 points and boasting a team average of 15:56.17 and a 1-5 split of 45.50s. The Saints edged out Bolles (64) and Satellite (66 points) to win the trophy and rank number one in our boys combined team scores. The Bulldogs and Scorpions were the second and third best teams regardless of class, meaning 2A was LOADED this year. We merged the results from every classification to see which teams were the best of the best.
The 2A boys race was the first boys race of the 2016 Cross Country Finals and also the fastest. FSU commitment Caleb Pottorff, the 2015 runner-up, battled it out with Charles Hicks of Bolles for 5,000 meters to produce the top two times regardless of class in 15:08.12 and 15:09.13 with third place finisher Trent Mandato's 15:28.29 the third fastest. We merged the results of all four classifications to find out the fastest 500 boys times and who won the week.
2A was one of the most exciting classifications of the day. On the girl's side Caitlin Collier revenged her heartbreaking loss from 2015 while the Pine Crest girls finally defeated Bolles after four years in a row as the runner-up. On the boy's side, Caleb Pottorff and Charles Hicks battled it out for 5,000 meters with Pottorff winning his first XC title. The team trophy came down to the narrowest margin as Trinity Prep took their fourth straight 2A crown. Andy Warrener recaps all of the 2A races.
Across the board 2A might be the most competitive classification. On the girl's individual front, three of the top five runners in the whole state, Natalie Varela, Amanda Beach and Tsion Yared go head to head with 2015 runner-up Caitlin Collier. Yared's Pine Crest Panthers look to end the four year title streak by Collier and the Bolles Bulldogs. Speaking of streaks, the Trinity Prep boys have won four in a row and are looking to make it five, but Coach Butler one of the winningest coaches in state history and his Satellite Scorpions have other plans. We preview the class 2A state meet.
North Marion's Leigha Torino and Hernando's Trevor Foley won the 2A Region 2 Championship individual titles. On the team side it was the Trinity Prep boys who won easily with a score of 21 points, while the Montverde girls led by 8th grader Kendyl Cardwell and 7th grader Lily Henne narrowly won with 57 points over Tavares (63), and Trinity Prep (69).
The Satellite Scorpions will try to sting the Trinity Prep Saints and end their state championship run in 2A. Don't get it twisted though a majority of Coach Butler's squad knows about the successes of the squad less than an hour to their east. The two programs are the best in the state regardless of class and the top spot on the podium could come down to their number five runners. We rank the top 25 teams according to our XC team score rankings.
Every week we have coverage teams across the state to get the best race videos, interviews, and photos from South Florida to the Panhandle and in between. For our district championships, we were on-site at 12 meets and uploaded over three dozen (44) videos. We narrowed it down to our ten must watch races,and linked to all the footage below. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Just how good are the Trinity Prep boys? The Saints placed runners in each of the top eight spots, and their 1-5 crossed the line at nearly identical times, 0.1 second split, and a team average of 17:16.00. Billy Simpson was on-site and has all the race videos and interviews from 2A District 8.
Every week we have coverage teams across the state to get the best race videos, interviews, and photos from South Florida to the Panhandle and in between. For our county and conference championships, we were on-site at 11 meets and uploaded over four dozen (53) videos. We narrowed it down to our ten must watch races, but and linked to all the footage below. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
The Trinity Prep boys are one of the top teams in 2A as well as the state of Florida. Tyler Copeland was on-site at the Knights Dungeon Invitational in Clermont and captured this photo of the Saints doing what they do best, and that is using their pack running style to propel them to the easy team title.
The 2nd Annual Knights Dungeon Invitational gave athletes and teams from around Central Florida that crucial fifth meet needed to participate in the state series as well as a tune up for county, conference, and district championships looming. Rebecca Clark of the Villages and Trent Mandato of Trinity Prep coasted to easy victories.
As part of our Saucony Flo 50 rankings series, every week we will subjectively rank the top 25 boys and girls individuals as well as the top 25 boys and girls teams. Take a look at the top boys teams halfway into the cross country season.
As part of our Saucony Flo 50 rankings series, every week we will subjectively rank the top 25 boys and girls individuals as well as the top 25 boys and girls teams. Take a look at the top boys individuals halfway into the cross country season.
Lincoln Park Academy senior Caleb Pottorff pulled away from hometown Titusville senior Mason Jones in the final 800m to win the boys Race of Champions title in a new state leading time of 15:30.11
The Flrunners.com Invitational boys Race of Champions will feature sixteen of the top teams and individuals in the state of Florida with 2A power Trinity Prep and 3A power Belen Jesuit leading the way along with Woodstock who makes the trek down from Georgia. On the individual front, only three runners in the field have broken sixteen minutes in Caleb Pottorff, Joshua Collins, and Mason Jones. We take a look at what fans can expect to see on both the team and individual fronts come Saturday morning.
As part of our Saucony Flo 50 rankings series, every week we will subjectively rank the top 25 boys and girls individuals as well as the top 25 boys and girls teams. Take a look at the top boys teams one month into the cross country season.
At Belen Jesuit they have a tradition of winning and excellence and that starts at the middle school level with coach Victor Arrieta to the junior varsity and varsity programs under head coach Frankie Ruiz. The reason why the Wolverines have been one of the most dominant teams in the last decade is because the athletes are constantly motivated to see what their predecessors have done before them. See which squads made our list of the top boys JV teams so far this season.
Trinity Prep senior Trent Mandato guided the Saints to a 21 point team win and a 37 second 1-5 split at the Hagerty Invitational. Mandato edged out Winter Spring's Matt Doyle for the individual victory in 16:25.30. On the girl's side Samantha Folio of Holy Trinity picked up her third win of the season while the Winter Park girls won the meet with 65 points, an incredible feat seeing as their #1-4 runners did not compete. See how all the races went down.
The 2016 Hagerty Invitational returns to Seminole State College in Oviedo after UCF hosted the event in 2015. Over two dozen area teams including 2A powerhouse Trinity Prep who will run their complete varsity team, as well as 4A girls champion Winter Park who will showcase their depth with their #5 -60 runners in action. Our team of Billy Simpson and Jason Beede will be on-site providing race videos, interviews, photos, and a complete recap.
Two sets of brothers, the Galloway's from Trinity Prep and the McKenzie's from Seffner Christian account for four of the top five freshmen in the state for 2016. Kayamo Galloway owns the fastest mark of the group with his 17:04.22 from the Ted Benz Invitational while Mamush boasts a SB of 17:15.20. Liam Quintana breaks up the group in third with his 17:37.36 with Paul McKenzie (pictured above) and brother John behind them with times of 17:38.99 and 17:42.24 respectively. We rank the 500 fastest freshmen boys this fall.
St. Thomas Aquinas is the best of our boys teams according to our composite rankings which takes into numerous criteria. If you pull up the XC Team Scores page, you'll see a link to "Composite" scoring. This is a type of scoring that gives a team a rank on a number of different categories, with different weights on each.
Brothers Kayamo and Mamush Galloway are the top two incoming freshmen in the state on 2A's top ranked team, Trinity Prep. Kayamo was third for the Saints at the 2015 FHSAA Cross Country Finals while brother Mamush was 68th in the field of 183 runners. The duo are the only two runners to boast personal bests under 17 minutes with times of 16:02.66 and 16:38.70 respectively. Check out the top freshman heading into the 2016 cross country season.
We've checked out the top individuals, the top teams, and now we go one step further breaking down all four classes by region. Utilizing our virtual meet feature. If you haven't used this tool yet it's great to get an idea of who is running in each meet, your competition, and where you and your team stack up. Check out our region by region virtual meets for both boys and girls. We feature the top twenty-five individuals and top five teams, but you can see the complete list. Note: This list does not include freshman or transfers, but you have the ability to customize your own virtual meet!
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 Trinity Prep boys went undefeated all the way to the Cross Country Finals claiming their third 2A state title in a row. in 2015. The Saints lose three of their top seven, but have the depth needed to make it a four peat. We rank the top 100 boys team regardless of class heading into the 2016. See where your squad stacks up.
The 2015-2016 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.
Who do you think peaked their team the best? Vote below among all of the championship winning coaches of this past season for Flrunners Boys XC Coach of the Year Award! Voting will close on Sunday, December 13th at 11:59 PM.
The amazing Nike Headquarters and scenic Glendoveer Golf Course provided for some spectacular images throughout the weekend of Nike Cross Nationals. Take a look at some of our favorite photos of our Florida athletes competing!
The 2015 Nike Cross Nationals didn't go quite as our Florida athletes had hoped. Two-time qualifier Rafaella Gibbons was 40th after finishing 27th last year and looking for All-American honors while the Avery Creek Running Club was aiming for a top ten finish and placed 22nd. No matter the outcome though we are proud of both for representing Florida on the national stage!
We preview all the action of Nike Cross Nationals from a Florida perspective. Can Park XC (Winter Park) sophomore improve on her 27th place showing from last year and earn All-American honors? Will Avery Park Running Club (Trinity Prep) have the best finish of any Florida team in meet history? Those questions and more answered!
The Avery Creek Running Club (Trinity Prep) boys and Rafaella Gibbons of Park XC Club (Winter Park) both qualified for NXN this weekend in Portland. We caught up with them earlier in the year for an episode of Workout Wednesday as well as a 2014 NXN WOW with GIbbons. See how the best in Florida prepared in some of their toughest workouts!
The Trinity Prep boys went undefeated all the way to the Cross Country Finals claiming their third 2A state title in a row. We RANK EVERY boys team regardless of class. See where your squad stacks up.
Wow. Wow. Wow. What a past few days it has been. As many of you guys know, our team qualified, for the first time ever, to NXN. I really do not know where to start. Every ten minutes it hits me how surreal the experience was. I am truly speechless and in awe of what happened.
The Avery Creek Running Club (Trinity Prep) became the fourth boys team to ever qualify for NXN while Park XC Club (Winter Park) sophomore Rafaella Gibbons finished third to make a return trip to Portland. We have a complete recap of all the Florida action from NXNSE.
Watch as the Avery Creek Running Club (Trinity Prep) finishes runner up at the 2015 NXNSE Regional. The team is the fourth boys team ever to qualify for NXN in Portland, Oregon joining the 2004 Winter Park boys, 2009 Columbus boys, and 2011 Belen Jesuit boys.
Your one stop shop for all Florida coverage from the Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional.
Several of the top individuals and teams from the state of Florida will head to Cary, North Carolina for the NXN Southeast Regional. The top two teams will receive an automatic bid to NXN in Portland, Oregon while the other teams will be in the running for an at-large bid. On the individual side, the top five not on a qualifying team punch their ticket to Portland. Check out which of our Sunshine State standouts have the best chance at making it. Also, be sure to tune in all weekend for live updates from our MileSplit on-site coverage team as well as videos, interviews, photos, and a recap of all the action.
The Foot Locker South Regional and NXN Southeast Regional are just days away! Florida has sent both individuals and teams to the finals of both events in the past decade, but who will punch their tickets on Saturday? We want to know what you think. Vote for the number of individuals you think will advance from Charlotte and head to San Diego for Foot Locker Nationals and the amount of individuals/teams you think will leave Cary, North Carolina en route to Portland, Oregon for NXN.
Entries have been released for the Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional. A good number of Florida teams and individuals will be making the trip to down to WakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary, North Carolina to race on Saturday. MileSplit will be on-site with coverage!
The Trinity Prep boys haven't lost a meet all season. Competing under the name Avery Park Running Club, Coach Vinal's squad will head to Cary, North Carolina one week after winning a small school national championship in Lexington., Kentucky. The group is currently seeded 4th in the Nike Southeast Regional and will need to finish in the top two to earn an automatic bid to Oregon for Nike Nationals. Teams that don't automatically qualify have a chance to earn an at large bid. Check out the top teams!
Two weeks after their third consecutive 2A state championship the Trinity Prep Saints were back in action. The Saints, running under the club name Avery Creek Running Club, competed in the 2015 CC Coaches National Youth Championships in Lexington, Kentucky and came away with a small school national championship.
The 2015 Cross Country Finals was one of the best ever at the ARP. On the individual side we saw eight runners who won their first ever state titles in the sport while three teams repeated as champions.Which performances were most impressive? Vote in our individual and team polls below and let us know what you decide!
The Winter Park girls and Trinity Prep boys, two of the top distance programs in the state of Florida came together Friday night for a two-mile track workout as they prepare for the upcoming Nike Southeast Regional. Winter Park ran under the club name "Park XC Club" while Trinity Prep used "Avery Creek Running". Wildcat sophomore Rafaella Gibbons clocked a blazing fast PR of 10:27.00 to headline the field.
Trinity Prep completed its undefeated season with their third straight 2A state championship. After merging the results from every classification, the Saints were the best team with a 44 second 1-5 split and team average of 16:16.94 lead by individual state champion Chas Cook. 3A champion Creekside was followed by 3A runner-up Chiles as the top three teams. Check out the complete list and see where your squad ranks!
Prior to Saturday, there was only one girls cross country team with 10 state championships to their credit, the Tampa Plant Panther girls. Now there are two. The Bolles Bulldogs out-paced Pine Crest 45-80 for their 10th overall and fourth straight title.
We merged the results of all four regionals to see who the top teams were as we close in on the Cross Country Finals on Saturday. Check out the top teams in 2A.
Florida Horse Park in Ocala played host to the 2A Region 2 Championship. Ricky Quintana recaps all the action.
Donald Lamb was on-site at the 2A Region 2 Championship in Ocala and captured over 600 photos of all the action including this one of Jordyn Tyndall of Eastside who lead her team to the regional title.
We merged the results for the individuals and now it's time to see which teams fared the best during district week! Check out the complete list of 2A girls and boys teams. Where does your squad rank?
The start of the postseason for varsity runners often means the end to a successful regular season for our JV athletes (numbers 8-14). One can tell a lot about a program’s future by seeing what talent is waiting in the wings. We look at the top junior varsity teams in the state. Where does your squad rank?
We combined all the results from the 2015 Disney Cross Country Classic to determine which teams were the best of the best regardless of race. See where your squad ranks on the list!
Watch as Chas Cook and Trent Mandato go 1-2 to give the Trinity Prep Saints the boys elite varsity team title at the Disney Cross Country Classic.
Depth is incredibly important in cross country so we wanted to take a look at who the top number five runners were in the state. Trinity Prep proved in recent weeks they are one of the best teams not just in Florida, but deserved to be nationally ranked in large part to their 1-5 split of just 24 seconds. Patrick Salas, the team’s fifth runner has an impressive season best of 16:08.60, the best of any number five by over 35 seconds, and 15th best nationally! Check out the complete list and see where you rank?
Winter Park sophomore Rafaella Gibbons and Merritt Island's Steven Cross were victorious at the 2015 FSU Invitational/Pre-State while the Pine Crest girls and Trinity Prep boys proved they are the best teams in the state. Check out all the results, photo & video coverage, as well as a recap of all the action!
WATCH Merritt Island senior Steven Cross take back the cross country course with a revengeful win at FSU Invitational/Pre-State in a FL#2 time of 15:21.10.
The Pine Crest girls and Trinity Prep boys haven't shown up on the Flo 50 national rankings yet, but after a strong performances at FLR16 in the girls and boys Race of Champions respectively they definitely deserve recognition.
We are nearly half way through the season with the state series looming in the coming weeks. Take a look at our breakdown of class 2A and how our virtual meet sees this one playing out!
Want to see the workout that took Trinity Prep to the top of the Race of Champions podium? Watch the Saints do a 200/200 workout. Coach Ken Vinal, who snagged the idea from legendary Largo coach Brett Haley says it is a great example of race simulation.
Tom Connor was on-site at FLR 16 all weekend long as part of our extensive coverage team and snapped over 4,600 photos including this one of Charlotte's Marshall Dillon who finished 7th and cracked 16 minutes for the first time in his high school career and Trinity Prep's Trent Mandato who helped guide the Saints to the Boys ROC team trophy ending Belen Jesuit's streak of titles! Check out all the photos and make sure to tag yourself!
The Belen Jesuit boys have won all four meets they’ve competed in this year including most recently at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational. They are the top team regardless of class and look like they are well on their way to another state championship. Check out the top 50 as well as a link to the complete list.
The 2015 Cross Country Finals are a month and a half away at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. We wanted to see how EACH CLASSIFICATION would play out if we scored the meets using season bests at this point in the season. Check out our virtual meet and analysis in this slide show!
Check out our boys team rankings for EVERY classification. The list goes 100 teams deep and in some classes even longer! Where do you stack up against the competition and check back to see if you've climbed up the rankings all season long!
Cedric Gillette was on-site at the Katie Caples Invitational and captured over 1,000 images including this one of boys elite team champions Trinity Prep! Check out all the awesome photos and make sure to tag yourself!
The highlight of the 2015 Katie Caples Invitational will be the girls and boys elite races held under the lights Saturday at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville. Take a look at our virtual meet to see which individuals and teams have the best shot at winning!
This week has been a nice, typical race-week. In the beginning we did some mile repeats in the heat, which went well for most of the guys. It was great to see our 6-12 guys push and pace themselves well during the whole workout because just like any high-caliber team, we want depth.
It's no wonder Trinity Prep and Belen Jesuit are two of the top programs in the state. DEPTH. The Wolverines (pictured above) like the Saints are both private schools and start their runners out from the middle school level. Check out the top boys JV teams in the state!
Trinity Prep tops our list of boys teams according to our composite rankings which takes into numerous criteria. If you pull up the XC Team Scores page, you'll see a new link to "Composite" scoring. This is a type of scoring that gives a team a rank on a number of different categories, with different weights on each.
We broke down the top teams in each classification, but we’re throwing that all out the window. We want to know who is the best of the best, regardless of class. Check out our top fifty boys XC teams!
Trent Mandato continues his blog with birthday fun as well as one of the toughest Trinity Prep workouts of the year.
Trinity Prep looks for their third straight 2A Cross Country Finals team title in 2015 while Satellite could benefit from some incoming transfers. Take a look at the top boys teams in 2A!
With track season ending we bridge the gap to the start of cross country by using our extensive stats database. Take a look at the top boys cross country teams based on 3,200m track times.
With track season ending we bridge the gap to the start of cross country by using our extensive stats database. Take a look at the top boys cross country teams based on 1,600m track times.
Trent Mandato of Trinity Prep tells us how the Saints end their Brevard Distance Running Camp experience on a high note.
2014 2A state champions Trinity Prep finished 22nd at last year's NXN SE Regional. The Saints are projected to finish 7th this year. See where Florida teams are projected to finish within the top fifty!
Trent Mandato of Trinity Prep is one of the top 2A runners in the state and on the defending state champion Saints. Mandato will be blogging for us all season long and gives us a look at the team's summer training.
Darrell Laxton was on-site at the Trinity Prep Home Meet and took over 450 photos of all the action!
The Bolles' girls cross country team won their third consecutive 2A Cross Country Finals championship in 2014 and are poised to make it a four-peat in 2015. On the boy's side Trinity Prep is the favorite to win their third in a row. Take a look at our way too early predictions of the top five teams in 2015.
Leon and Chiles battled it out all season long for the best team in Tallahassee and the state as well. Chiles took three out of four match ups including the 3A Cross Country Finals team title. Coach Gowan said after the meet, he didn't want to face them again anytime soon, and it doesn't look like that will happen. Leon is the top ranked team in the NXN Southeast Regional (based on season bests), but Khosla will run at Foot Locker and Chiles isn't running in the postseason as a team. Belen Jesuit and Creekside are also on this list, as well as Trinity Prep, the 2A state champions. The Saints usually run in Nike and will once again this year.
In possibly the tightest races of the day, Pine Crest's Tsion Yared won the girls race in 18:18.8 and Joel Lacy of Calvary Christian won the boys race in 15:48.3.
Run Tsion run. Mama and Papa Yared will be out on the course cheering on their middle child as well as sixth grader Mahdere and older sister Mahlet on Saturday. Can the youngster beat out teammate and 2x defending champion Julia Montgomery for the title or will it be Mackenzie Wilson of Bolles. The Lady Bulldogs are looking for their third straight 2A Cross Country Finals championship and even more hardware to bring back to Jacksonville.
Trinity Prep junior Chas Cook is the favorite to win the 2A District 8 Championship individual crown and the Saints are the favorite to take the team title. Take a look at our virtual meets for ALL sixteen districts in 2A and ALL 64 districts statewide!
Dozens of teams and hundreds of athletes will head to Winter Garden for the West Orange Invitational. After back to back intense competition with the likes of the flrunners.com Invitational 15 and FSU Invitational/Pre-State several of the top entrants for this meet will not be running including Autumn Bartlett, the top seven Winter Park girls, a majority of the Trinity Prep boys and the top nine Winter Park boys. Despite that their will still be some great competition. Check out a virtual meet of the top individuals and teams as well as a complete list of all the competition. Flrunners.com will be on-site with photos, results, and a complete recap of all the action!
Tsion Yared has been a beast this season. She was fourth at Pre-State with Mackenzie Wilson of Bolles right behind her in fifth. Then there is Julia Montgomery. Yared's teammate who didn't have the best race in Tally, but is the 2x 2A Cross Country Finals champion. On the boy's side Joel Lacy of Calvary Christian and Urias Velasquez Immokalee duked it out in the Race of Champions at FLR15 then at Pre-State. Check out the top 25 individuals in 2A as well as a complete list.
The FHSAA Cross Country Finals are a month away. Recently, many of the state's top teams competed head to head at the FSU Invitational/Pre-State on the very same ARP course they will be running in mid November. The Bolles girls won the elite race as a team and come into the 2A race as a favorite to repeat as team champions. Can Pine Crest close the gap in the back half of their line up and make it even closer? On the boy's side Trinity Prep also fared well at Pre-State as the top team in 2A. Their 1-5 split of 47 seconds and strong pack running has made them a threat every year and 2014 is no different. See where your team ranks and the complete list of all 2A teams.
Pine Crest ended the Estero dynasty in the girls ROC and were the best team of both days. Combining all the results the Panthers are still number one, but the battle for second between Lake Mary and Oak Hall might have ended differently. Belen Jesuit won the boys Race of Champions, but we wanted to see what the team race would be like if we combined all the races. Trinity Prep ran Friday due to the Jewish holiday and was third last year. If the Saints would have been able to compete Saturday they could have contended with Lyman for a runner-up finish. See the top twenty teams and complete list!
The ladies of Pearl River made the trip from New York down to Florida and dominated the competition in both the girls JV blue and girls small school races. Check out close to 4,000 photos, as well as race videos, interviews, and a recap of all the day one action from FLR15.
Mike Leary was at the finish line capturing over 1,200 images including this one in the girls small school race as Trinity Prep 7th grader Audrey McAnally and Pearl River's Mary Borkoski go down to the wire. Borkoski an 8th grader from New York won in 19:29.36.m Invitational 15 coverage (via MileSplit)
Day one of the flrunners.com Invitational 15 kicks off with our JV Blue girls race at 3:20. The small school and large school girls race will come next followed by the boys small school and large school races. The day will conclude with the college men and women. Here is a taste of what to expect from the small school and large school races.
Belen Jesuit come in at number one on our top ten teams regardless of class. The Wolverines have proven why they are a powerhouse program (seven state titles in eight years) year in and year out winning their first four meets of the season with relative ease. They took home the team trophy at the Estero DDD Invitational, Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational, Miami-Dade County Youth Fair, and recently at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational where the squad posted a 16:15 team average on a quick Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville. Senior Ryan Rodriguez is the team's number one runner and the leader of a squad that relies on a bevy of juniors.
Trinity Prep junior Chas Cook has the second fastest time in class 2A, a 16:01.00 at the Katie Caples Invitational. Cook has finished no worse than second in all three races he has run in 2014. His speed is also evident by his 4:34/9:32 1,600 and 3,200m times on the track this spring. We caught up with the Saints number one runner to talk about his start in the sport, the 2014 season, and much more.
The Katie Caples Invitational is always one of the most competitive early season meets, and this year was no different. On a soft and slow course, runners from all over Florida, and parts of Georgia took to the course for a battle by the river. We saw some fast times, and some shocking upsets last night in Jacksonville.
The 2014 Cross Country Finals are 82 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 boys teams regardless of class. Did your team make the list? Find out!
Seven points is what our rankings says will be the difference between Bolles and Pine Crest come November. The 2A defending champion Lady Bulldogs have six girls in the top twenty, while Pine Crest has five. However, they boast the two time state champion in Julia Montgomery. Every point matters in this one! The boys race looked like a lock for Trinity Prep who made the jump to 2A last year and claimed their first title in that classification. However, we recently found out Tristan Rhodes has transferred making the chase for the crown a lot closer with McKeel Academy! Check out the top five girls and boys teams in 2A and a link to their complete rankings.
Jones senior and University of Miami freshman was dominant in the hurdles sweeping both the 100 and 300m events. Monte Seabrook of Newberry equaled that feat winning the boys 110 and 300m hurdles. Pasco sophomore Alfreda Steele picked up a very impressive win in the 100m ahead of Lake Highland's Deanna Hill, but HIll came back to edge Steele in the 200. North Marion sophomore Vincent Vaughns swept both sprints on the boys side.
At the beginning of the month we took a look ahead at the top individuals returning for the 2014 cross country season. Now we take a look at the top teams. With the year coming to an end and another successful cross country season in the books it is never too early to take a look at the competition for next year! Bolles and Pine Crest have battled it out the last two years, but 2014 could be even closer. In the boys race, can Trinity Prep's depth propel them to back to back 2A trophies?
In this series we take a look at state championship and runner-up coaches, their outlook on the team, the season, and 2014. Coach Ken Vinal has spent the past 14 years at Trinity Prep and the last 12 as the boys head coach. Over that time he has won four state championships including the latest in 2013, the Saints first year in 2A.
Several of Florida's top individuals and teams headed to Cary, North Carolina the site of the Nike Southeast Regional. Thanks to a little help from his friends Nick Diaz who finished 9th individually, was the fifth highest finisher on a non qualifying team. The result earned him a plane ticket to Portland, Oregon for Nike Nationals next weekend. On the girls side, Estero was the highest team finisher from Florida with a fifth place finish, while Pine Crest looked good with it's two youngsters Yared and Montgomery. The Winter Park boys competed in the open division and came away with a runner-up finish.
Several of Florida's top teams and individuals will head to North Carolina and the Wake-Med Sports Complex, site of the NXN Southeast Regional. The top two teams and five individuals (not on qualifying teams) will punch their ticket to Nike Nationals in Portland. Oregon.
Two more days! That is all the time left until the FHSAA Cross Country Finals begin. We take a look at class 2A. In the girls race, can Julia Montgomery defend her title? Will Mackenzie Wilson pick up an individual title? Can Pine Crest upend Bolles for the team trophy? On the boys side, does Delacruz or Decker get the "W" and how much will Trinity Prep take their first 2A title by? We break it down using our virtual meets, rankings, and some analysis.
We are less than two weeks away from the state meet in Tallahassee. Regional competition starts Thursday with class 2A Region 4 and will continue through Saturday morning. Over the course of the week we will take a look at the road to state for each class. Sit, back, relax, and enjoy our meet previews and virtual meet exclusively for MileSplit Insiders. If you don't have a subscription now is the time to get one!
Although Orlando’s Aloma Ave. (426) can be a nightmare to drive on, it does lead to an occasional surprise—if you know what to look for. Trinity Prep Drive is one of them.
We take a look at the top teams so far this season for the class of 2A. Defending state champion Bolles looks to make it two in a row, while former 1A power Trinity Prep looks to win their first championship in their first year in 2A.
At flrunners.com we are always looking at new innovative ideas, new features, new rankings, etc. Our team rankings allow you to see how your team stacks up whether it be by conference, district, region, or class, and numerous other ways. Cross country is a sport where depth plays an integral part. After the varsity seven, what is next in line? We take a look at the top junior varsity teams based on season bests of the number eight to number fourteen runners.
It comes down to this….Four weeks from the state meet on this same course, the top ranked individuals and teams on the boys side and all but one of the top ranked girls, Karen Xiang, and the top ranked teams on the girl’s side gather for their last top level race before they are propelled into the state series. Throw in some talented teams from Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina, some expected temperatures in the low 60’s and we have the makings of a very special set of races.
The Trinity Prep boys cross country team is looking for their fifth state championship in school history. We recently headed out to the school for one of their favorite workouts the two-man ten mile relay (20x400). See where coach Ken Vinal got the idea, the reasoning behind the workout, and how the athletes fared in this featured workout video.
We take a look at the top teams so far this season for the class of 2A. Defending state champion Bolles looks to make it two in a row, while former 1A power Trinity Prep looks to win their first championship in their first year in 2A.
Who are the top teams and individuals looking to bring home the flrunners.com 14 Invitational Race of Champions trophies? Let's see what the numbers tell us for this season!
Jacksonville- Several running clichés echoed through the windy night air after Saturday night’s Katie Caples’ Elite races: 1) summer training is the crux of a successful cross country season; (2) it takes five runners to secure a win and (3) racing is the true barometer of the quality of a team…..all conjecture is thrown out the door once the team line up.
Trinity Prep was hoping that as the sunset and twilight occured, they could rattle off four races to start the cross country season. Well, half of the Trinity Prep Twilight Invitational took place. The boys and girls junior varsity races finished, but then lightning ended the rest of the night. Raul Ramirez and Dean Headley were on-site with photos and videos.
Gone in 2013, will be the familiar cross country battles between Trinity Prep and rival Holy Trinity. The two teams have captured a majority of 1A state championships in the past seven years. After finishing a disappointing third in 2012, the Saints will move up a classification to 2A. Trinity Prep loses Daniel Salas, who was a key cog in the squad's championship run and fellow senior Gordon Pace, but as always Coach Vinal has a slew of depth.
It was a great 2012-2013 in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.
It was a great 2012-2013 in both cross country and track across the Sunshine state. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.
Kelly Fahey didn't envision her senior year playing out the way it has.junior. The Trinity Prep standout had finished fourth at the 1A Cross Country Finals in late November and entered the 2013 outdoor season, primed to improve on a top five finish in the 1600 meters.
Trinity Prep’s Dan Salas has always been an aggressive runner—the key, no doubt, to why he has gotten the most out of his high school running career—and it is probably this drive that led him to make his choice from among just about any college in America. Just prior to this writing, his acceptance to Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, was finalized. His response, predictably, was one of anticipation.
Daniel Salas is a big favorite individually, but his Trinity Prep team will have their hands full with their arch rivals from Holy Trinity yet again.
Although the schools are small, there is no bigger rivalry in the state of Florida than 1A’s Holy Trinity and Trinity Prep. Well, except maybe Florida vs. Florida State. It’s hard to look past the domination of 1A cross-country over the last decade by the boys from Holy Trinity and Trinity Prep. One of the two teams has won the last eight 1A state championships, and the dominance has even increased in the last five years. Since 2007, one of the two schools has won every 1A state title, and the other school has finished runner-up each time.
Trinity Prep senior Daniel Salas and Hagerty senior Bryce Seymour are this week's Warrior of the Week winners. Salas dropped another solid time going 15:28.63 at the Holy Trinity Fall Classic and picking up his fourth win of the year. Seymour lead the Huskies to a team championship at their home meet this past weekend. The senior went 18:04.50 besting runner-up and defending 4A state champion Bridget Blake by thirty-seven seconds.
Although it is a small school of less than 900 students in grades 6-12, Trinity Prep has been a statewide cross-country powerhouse for several years. The Saints have finished in the top two at states in 1A for the last five years and a huge portion of that success is due to coach Ken Vinal.
Day two of the 2012 Jim Ryun Invitational kicked off at Holloway Park in Lakeland and the general consensus among runners was that the course was tough with the hills and sand scattered throughout. The times might not have been record shattering, but hey this is Florida, and these runners weren't used to a "real" cross country course. Mike HIll and Chris Kail of Elite Timing had the meet on track and rolling along great. Meet director Paul White described the event as a success and thanked God for the great weather. The racing was great as well as two runners won for another week, while several others had breakthrough performances.
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.
Trinity Prep and Holy Trinity have had some intense battles in 1A over the past five years. The Saints are coming off a runner-up finish to Holy Trinity in 2011, after beating the Tigers in 2010 and 2009. If Coach Ken Vinal's squad wants a chance at the top spot again it starts up front with senior leader Daniel Salas.
It was a great 2011-2012 in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.
Trinity Prep senior Ryan Gousse fell in love with William & Mary the moment he stepped foot on campus. Nearly six months after that initial visit Gousse decided to commit to the Griffins.
Ryan Gousse of Trinity Prep upsets for the individual title, but Holy Trinity notches yet another team state championship.
Ryan Gousse and Daniel Salas go 1-2 for Trinity Prep to win the 1A-2 Regional Championship. On the girls side it was Bryce Seymour of Circle Christian picking up the individual victory and Oak Hall taking the team trophy.
Trinity Prep senior Ryan Gousse picked up his first win of the season at the Disney Cross Country Classic in an impressive 15:48.97. Oak Hall sophomore Britney Olinger won the Buchholz Bobcat Classic for the second consecutive year in a season best 18:36.11
The Trinity Prep boy's cross country team is being featured in a three-part training series by Running Times. Each section breaks down the Saints' training in the months of June, July, and August. Coach Ken Vinal's boys have won the 1A State Championship in 1996, 2007,2009, and 2010.
Trinity Prep senior Whitner Chase was chosen from 12 finalists as the FHSAA Scholar Athlete of the year. According to the FHSAA the award, " is the most prestigious honor conferred on an active student athlete by the Association." Chase has a 3.9 grade point average and has earned four varsity letters in cross country and two in track and field.
There is potential bad news for Trinity Prep’s boys cross country team and their quest for back-to-back state titles. Junior Ryan Gousse has informed flrunners.com that he has a nagging injury that could sideline him for Saturday’s state title.
Trinity Prep is one of Florida's top two teams and is currently ranked 18th in the nation by the Harrier Magazine. We joined them for a Tuesday workout session on the track, one of their toughest of the year. Runners start in lane one and work their way out to lap eight on successive repeats. With each of those first eight lap they get and more tired, all while each successive one gets longer. The athletes struggle to to keep their splits constant--about 72 seconds for the top guys. After the eighth repeat, they work their way back via lanes 7, 5, 3, and finally back to 1. What a great workout!
According to the latest edition of Marc Bloom's Harrier Super 25, Trinity Prep is ranked 25th in the nation. They are the only team ranked in Florida right now. The Harrier is historically synonomous with prep distance running in the country and Marc Bloom is regarded as perhaps the top analysist for the sport and one of its great authors. Rankings inside the article and check out the Harrier Magazine's web site.
Yeah yeah... I know. You can't compare times in cross country. Different courses, different conditions, blah blah blah. But... just for fun... I was wondering. Trinity Prep, Columbus in a dual meet. Who would win right now based on times? Check it out...