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FACA Senior All-Star Classic: Boys Race Preview Adair Lyden Nov 16, 2018

On Saturday, many of the all-star seniors of the state of Florida will line up on the Holloway Park course. This race will mark the end of their high school cross country seasons for some, and others will use this race as a tune up before Footlocker and NXR next week. 

Freshmen Girls Rankings: Ken'naria Gadson's Range On Full Display Early Todd Grasley Feb 21, 2017

Steinbrenner freshman Ken'naria Gadson has shown her range early in the season running the 200, 400, and 800m. Gadson's personal bests of 25.32 and 56.01 at the George Jenkins Invitational and 2.19.83 Broward Elite Athletic Club Indoor/Outdoor Preseason Showcase have her ranked fourth, first, and second respectively in those events. We look at the top 50 girls in EVERY event for the class of 2020. Where do you stack up against your peers?

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.

Steinbrenner's Baldwin, Trinity Prep's Vinal & Hill Earn USTFCCCA Florida XC Coaches Of The Year Todd Grasley Jan 11, 2017

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.

Pine Crest & Niceville Girls Pack Powerful Returning Teams From 2016 Cross Country Finals Todd Grasley Nov 14, 2016

The top five returning teams from the 2016 Cross Country Finals all made the podium including top ranked Pine Crest in 2A and Niceville in 3A (pictured above). The Panthers lose only one girl in their top five that ALL placed in the top 20. That group consisted of three freshmen and one 8th grader! Niceville loses two seniors, but will rely heavily on roster that includes three seniors, a junior, and a sophomore in 2017. Chiles, Bolles, and 4A champion Steinbrenner round out the top five. Take a look at the top 25 as well as a link to the complete list. Where do you and your team rank? 

Cross Country Finals Girls Combined Team Scores: 29 Points, 18:41 Avg. For 2A Champ Pine Crest Todd Grasley Nov 7, 2016

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).  We merged the results of every classification to find out the top girls teams regardless of class. Where does your squad stack up?

Hertenstein-Delay Duel, Steinbrenner Girls Take Down Winter Park, STA Raiders Defend 4A Title Andy Warrener Nov 6, 2016

Bailey Hertenstein and Kayley Delay came into the 4A Cross Country Finals with the top two times regardless of class. In the end it was Hertenstein who came away with her second straight title. On the team front, Steinbrenner ended a two year run by Winter Park at the top of the podium. Matt Doyle of Winter Springs won his first state title to end his senior cross country season, while St. Thomas Aquinas took their third team trophy in four years. Andy Warrener recaps the class 4A meet.

4A State Meet Preview: WP Girls, STA Boys Sure Bets, Boys Ind. Title Up For Grabs Todd Grasley Nov 3, 2016

In the state's largest classification 4A, three of the four state champion individuals and teams from 2015 have a good chance to repeat in 2016. The easiest perhaps is in the team races where the Winter Park girls are looking for their third straight while the St. Thomas Aquinas boys are favorites to go back to back with their core nucleus. Bailey "Hurricane" Hertenstein is the reigning girls champion, is ranked number one, and has lost one race in her whole career as a junior. On the boy's side the title is up for grabs with a group of runners all relatively close in time and skill. We take an in-depth look at the 4A meet.

4A-2 Recap: Riverview's Hertenstein, Hendrix Go 1-2, Lakewood Ranch Boys Edge Newsome By 4 Todd Grasley Oct 29, 2016

Bailey Hertenstein smashed the Holloway Park course record in a time of 18:13.83 with freshman teammate in second place with a time of 18:58.22. On the boy's side it came down to a sprint to the finish with Jordan Gonzalez of Sarasota giving the Sailors a regional champion for the second straight year. Steinbrenner girls dominated with 46 pts. while the Lakewood Ranch boys edged out Newsome by four points 85 to 89. Andy Warrener recaps all the action from 4A Region 2.

WATCH: Hertenstein Crushes Holloway Park Record By 27 Seconds, 18:13.83 Todd Grasley Oct 28, 2016

Riverview junior Bailey Hertenstein is one of only three girls to ever break 19 minutes on the Holloway Park course. Hertenstein's 18:40.70 was the top ranked mark, but she crushed that at the 4A Region 2 Championship winning in a time of 18:13.18. Equally impressive was freshman teammate Alyssa Hendrix who added her name to the best times in course history with a sub 19 mark of 18:58.22 as the runner-up.  Due to their success, the Sharks claimed the sixth and final spot as a team for the state meet.

4A Region By Region Virtual Meet/Preview: McFetridge Vs Bell In 4A-1, 4A-2 Girls Field Loaded Todd Grasley Oct 27, 2016

It's regionals week! 4A, Florida's largest cross country classification, will kick off the road to state at the regional level as athletes head to South Florida on Thursday for 4A Region 4. We preview all four regionals in addition to seeing how our virtual meets see things playing out.  It's going to be a crazy ride as the top individuals and teams hope to advance to Tallahassee for the Cross Country Finals on November 5th.

Girls XC Team Scores: Niceville, Pine Crest, Two Of Top Programs In State Todd Grasley Oct 25, 2016

The Niceville girls are undefeated this season in competition, while Pine Crest's lone loss came against our third best team, Winter Park, and without one of their top runners Simone Vreeland. Unfortunately for fans across the state, two of the top squads will not face off as the Eagles are in 3A and the Panthers in 2A. Our XC team scores show an all classes battle would give Niceville a three point advantage. 

Hillsborough County Preview: Can Hurricane Hertenstein Be Stopped, Battled Of Saucony FLO 50 Girls & Boys Teams Todd Grasley Oct 13, 2016

Over three dozen teams will head to Al Lopez Park in Tampa for the site of the Hillsborough County Championships. County pride is on the line as is an undefeated win streak for Riverview's Bailey Hertenstein, and a battle of four girls teams ranked in our latest Flo 50 rankings. On the boy's side Haftom Fliegelman of Durant looks to break 16 minutes and improve on his 4th place showing from 2015 while Steinbrenner and Newsome duke it out for the team title. We preview all the action and don't forget to stay tuned to for race videos, interviews, photos, recaps, and results of this meet.

Ricky's Recap: Collins Leads Belen Boys, Beach, Steinbrenner Girls Victorious At UF Invitational Todd Grasley Sep 25, 2016

Saturday on the Mark Bostic Golf Course on the University of Florida, hot and humid conditions made the UF Mt. Dew Classic a test of wills and physiological fortitude. On the girls side, Melbourne Central Catholic's senior Amanda Beach as well as the Steinbrenner girls dominated the seeded race, while Joshua Collins of Belen Jesuit won the individual title and guided his Wolverines to the team championship. Ricky Quintana recaps all the action.

WATCH: MCC's Beach 4-4 On Season, Wins UF Invite In 18:28, Plus ALL Race Videos & Interviews Todd Grasley Sep 24, 2016

Melbourne Central Catholic senior Amanda Beach continued her fantastic season by jumping out front in the girls seeded race at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational and never coming close to being challenged as she ran away from the field. Her time of 18:28.80 was over 25 seconds better than runner-up Leigha Torino of North Marion, and Jen Lima of East Lake who both broke 19 minutes as well.

Girls JV Team Scores: Niceville's Depth Goes Beyond Top Seven Todd Grasley Sep 21, 2016

The varsity athletes get most of the love, but we wanted to see who were the top JV athletes and teams around the state. Power programs like Niceville, Bolles, and Winter Park are loaded with depth, but it's the Eagles, who own the top spot in our team scores with their #8-14 runners averaging a time of 21:01.66 and a 1-5 split of just 36 seconds!

Boys JV Team Scores: Tradition Breeds Success At Top Ranked Belen Jesuit Todd Grasley Sep 21, 2016

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. 

WATCH: 7 Girls Under 20 Minutes, ALL Seffner Christian Invitational Race Videos & Interviews Todd Grasley Sep 11, 2016

Holloway Park hosted over 75 teams for the 2016 Seffner Christian Academy Invitational. We were on-site and captured over 3,000 photos in addition to all the race videos including the girls elite race which saw seven girls run under 20 minutes on one of the toughest courses in the state. 4A Cross Country Finals state champion Bailey Hertenstein, ranked #1 in our Saucony Flo 50 rankings was the champion with a time of 18:40.70.

Steinbrenner Girls Step Out Big in Wesley Chapel Wildcat Invite Andy Warrener Aug 27, 2016

Hillsborough County powerhouse Steinbrenner made a resounding statement at the Wesley Chapel Wildcat Invitational on Saturday, pushing four runners into the top six and all seven runners into the top 10 and scoring a razor thin 20, easily out-pacing runner up Land O' Lakes with 43. Sunlake girls took third with 76. 

Virtual Meet Preview: Jim Ryun Season Opener Todd Grasley Aug 26, 2016

This year is the 52nd anniversary of Jim Ryun becoming the first high schooler to break four minutes in the mile. Jim Ryun will be there to present the awards for what look to be some great races in Lakeland that a massive 85 teams will be competing in. The meet kicks off with the varsity girls at 7:30 a.m. followed by the varsity boys at 8:00. The JV races start at 8:20 with the middle school races starting an hour later. The AAU race for athletes under the age of nine begin at 10:00. Our virtual meet feature gives us a chance to see how the meet might play out based on season bests from last year. Todd Grasley, Eric Kidd and Billy Simpson will be on-site with LIVE updates photos, race videos, interviews, recaps, results and more!

Bolles Best In Girls Composite Team Rankings Once Again Todd Grasley Aug 25, 2016

The Bolles girls have been the best program in the state of Florida over recent years, tallying the last four cross country state championships. Coach Ryan's Bulldogs are also the best team according to our composite rankings which takes into numerous criteria for yet another year. 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.

St. Thomas Aquinas Sit On Top Of Boys Composite Rankings Todd Grasley Aug 25, 2016

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.

4A Girls Team Rankings: Winter Park Locked & Loaded For Third Straight Todd Grasley Aug 5, 2016

Winter Park claimed the last two 4A crowns and lose only two of their seven athletes from that championship squad. Rafaella Gibbons, an NXN qualifier, and 2014 individual state champion, will lead the Wildcats that have a team average under 19 minutes and will benefit from Dr. Phillips' transfer Charis Ivey. Sarasota and Wharton who finished second and third last year will battle for that second podium spot. We look at the top ten teams in the state's largest classification. 

4A Boys Team Rankings: St. Thomas Aquinas Sizzling 21s 1-5 Split Squanders Competition Todd Grasley Aug 5, 2016

Of all the classifications nobody is favored to win more than the boys of St. Thomas Aquinas. The 2015 4A state champions return five of their top seven and have an incredible 1-5 split of 21.89s! The real battle will be for second place where Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Sarasota, and Newsome all have a shot to make the podium and will rely on the back end of their line up to get there. We take a look at the top ten boys teams in 4A.

Top 50 Girls Returning XC Teams - Based On 3200m Track Times: Chiles Front Three Under 11:25 Todd Grasley Jul 26, 2016

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 girls cross country teams based on 3,200m track times. The Chiles girls hope their success on the track parlays into more state titles for the Timberwolves cross country program. Ana Wallace's 11:05.19 is the top returning time in the state for 3,200m and gives the team three girls under 11:25. 

Steinbrenner Invite LIVE UPDATES & Meet Preview Andy Warrener Apr 9, 2016

Set your alarm clocks and get ready for the 7th Annual Steinbrenner Invitational. Formerly the USF-Steinbrenner Invitational, the meet has since been pared down from some years over 70 teams to the 32 slated to compete on Saturday morning. The meet schedule kicks off early with some field events starting as early as 8am and can be seen LIVE on MileSplit.

Steinbrenner Sweeps, Freshman Phenom Ani Wells Goes 4­-­4, Hurricane Hertenstein Distance Double Andy Warrener Mar 30, 2016

Inclement weather nearly torpedoed the Vernon Korhn Hillsborough County Track and Field Championships Tuesday. The 4x800m got off and a few field events got scored before a deluge and lightning forced everyone indoors. Meet officials elected to postpone the meet until later in the evening and run timed finals. It proved to be the right call as the weather relented and the rest of the meet ran smoothly. 

Sophomore Team Scores: More Belen Jesuit Boys, Bolles Close Second Todd Grasley Dec 7, 2015

Depth is everything. Who will the state championship teams of tomorrow be? We break down our team rankings by scoring each team with ONLY sophomores in their line up. Belen Jesuit had the top freshmen and also has the top runners based on the class of 2018 lead by Joshua Collins, but don't count out Bolles they are only eight points back.

Hillsborough County Powerhouses Hold Serve in 4A District 6 Andy Warrener Oct 23, 2015

The 4A District 6 cross country meet pitted Hillsborough County's finest against each other and even brought in the Pasco County champs (Wiregrass Ranch boys) and the Pasco County runners up (Wiregrass girls). It had to be one of the tougher district meets from top-to-bottom in the region. Still, it was the Hillsborough County champions, Plant boys and Wharton girls that held on to win district titles.

Seffner Christian Virtual Meet/Preview Todd Grasley Sep 11, 2015

The Seffner Christian Invitational will have a new home in 2015 after moving from Sydney Dover Trails to Holloway Park in Lakeland. With the change of venue comes a record number of OVER SIXTY teams for Saturday. We preview all the action and take a look at both the girls and boys virtual meet. Stay tuned to for on-site coverage of the meet including ALL race footage, interviews, thousands of photos, results, and a recap from one of our featured meets of the week!

Don Bishop Invitational Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Oct 9, 2014

Brandon High School will play host to over two dozen teams, many from the Hillsborough County area, for the Don Bishop Invitational. Newsome senior Emily Zwijacz has finished in the top four in three of her four meets and was 30th at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational with a time of 19:46.32. Look for Newsome and a solid Wharton team to battle it out for the team championship. On the boy's side Noah Perkins of Seffner Christian is coming off a win in the invitational race at the Invitational race and will face off against Robinson's Jack Rogers who has a nearly identical season best. On the team front, Newsome will go for the sweep, but have Steinbrenner and Robinson standing in their way. will be on-site with photo coverage by Jeff Adams, plus results, and a recap of all the action!

Hannah Brookover and Steinbrenner Boys Take Green Devil Meet by Storm Andy Warrener Sep 12, 2014

Of the eleven teams entered in the Green Devil Cross Country Meet, ten were from Pinellas County. Steinbrenner from nearby Hillsborough came to crash the party though. Hannah Brookover was equally impressive in the girl's race as the action went down at scenic Crescent Lake Park in St Petersburg. Andy Warrener has the recap of all the action.  

Warriors and Wolves Topple County Towers Andy Warrener Apr 2, 2014

No one besides Plant, Hillsborough and Wharton has won the Vernon Khorn Hillsborough County track championships, boys or girls, for the last three years. Tuesday at Jefferson ushered in a changing of the guard as the Steinbrenner girls comfortably out-paced the field with 91.5 to second-place Wharton with 78. Freedom girls were third with 61.

USF/Steinbrenner Virtual Meet: Ft. Myers Duo Looks For Distance Double Todd Grasley Mar 14, 2014

A sixty-four team field will head to the campus of the University of South Florida for the 5th Annual USF/Steinbrenner Invitational. We will be on-site with thousands of photos and a complete recap of all the action courtesy of Jeff Adams and Andy Warrener. Get a sneak preview of how the meet is predicted to play out based on 2014 season bests!

Rogers, Brookover Beat Field At Millard Shumate Invitational Todd Grasley Oct 13, 2013

While most of the state was running at the FSU Invitational/Pre-State, seventeen boys teams, and fourteen girls teams headed to Picnic Island in Tampa for the Millard Shumate Invitational hosted by Robinson High School. Jeff Adams and Tom Connor were on-site snapping photos for  Over THREE THOUSAND photos total. Special thanks to Jack Rogers, the boys individual champion from host Robinson for helping me out with the meet recap.

Two-Sport Star As Elusive As She Is Fast Todd Grasley Oct 18, 2011

At some point in her athletic career, Lauren Garris knows she likely will have to make a decision between the two sporting loves of her life, soccer and distance running. But for now, she is determined to continue excelling in both — as long as her legs can hold out. (via