East Ridge HS Clermont, FL, USA

East Ridge HS

13322 Excalibur Road Clermont, FL, USA
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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.

So Long Senior Year: Ashley Miller Headed To University of Texas Todd Grasley Jun 2, 2015

East Ridge junior Ashley Miller has decided to skip her senior season, graduate early and enroll at the University of Texas. Miller, who transferred to Florida from Colorado this year and recently won the 4A state championship in both the 100 and 300m hurdles will join fellow Floridian Teahna Daniels, one of the top sprinters in the country, as members of the Longhorn's 2015 recruiting class.

Flashback Friday: Kaylin Whitney Leaves Competition In Wake In First High School Meet Todd Grasley Feb 6, 2015

Kaylin Whitney is the future of female sprinting in the United States. In her first race as a high school freshman, Whitney a triple medalist at the IAAF World Junior Championships, left the competition in her wake as she cruised to victory in 11.95s at the Lake Brantley Invitational and followed that up with a 24.05 clocking in the 200m dash. Relive the moment and watch her post-race interview!

Sophomores Torino, Fox Emerge Victorious At VHS Buffalo Invitational Todd Grasley Sep 19, 2014

The polo grounds in The Villages, a golf cart community of more the 75,000 retirees, welcomed 20+ local teams Thursday afternoon for the VHS Buffaloes Invitational. The charter school, for the employess of the thriving community, played host school for what the Coach Chris Murray remembers as “at least the 9th or 10th meet here”. This course is also home to the Lake/Sumter county championships, and will host the 2A district 6 meet this year as well. 

Was Anyone Better Than Whitney? Vote Kaylin For MileSplit Track & Field AOTY Todd Grasley Aug 4, 2014

Was anyone better than Kaylin Whitney this year? At only 16, the East Ridge sophomore won her third and fourth state titles, taking home wins in both the 100 and 200 for the second year in a row. However, that was just the beginning for the youngster. She outshined her competition at the Dream 100, Brooks PR Invitational, and set national records at the USA Junior Championships, before showcasing her talents on the world stage

Whitney's World Junior Performance Earns Her Second USATF Athlete Of The Week Honor Todd Grasley Jul 31, 2014

Kaylin Whitney had more medals than most countries at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships. At only 16, the East Ridge High School rising junior brought back gold medals in the 200m dash and as a member of Team USA's 4x100m relay. She also took bronze in the 100m dash. The three medals were the cherrry on top of one of the best seasons for a high school female sprinter we've ever seen. Her performance at World Juniors earned her a second USATF Athlete of the Week honor.

Whitney keeping things simple in prelims with finals in mind Brandon Miles Jul 23, 2014

Despite a slow start of the blocks, Kaylin Whitney was able to recover in the next phases of her race to comfortably win her first round heat of the 100 meter dash at the World Junior Championships with a 11.49 clocking. In her post-race interview, Whitney is clear that her focus is conserving as much energy as possible through the first two rounds and let it all out in the finals to compete for the gold medal and challenge her own US high school national record of 11.10.

Kaylin Whitney: The Story Of How The Speedster's Skillset Was Born Todd Grasley Jul 21, 2014

Two years old. Most babies are playing with blocks, but not Kaylin Whitney. She was preparing her legs for block starts. The explosiveness and power in the top high school sprinter in the country came from what else; a Jolly Jumper. An internet search shows an image for the toy which looks like  a trampoline for tots. Whitney says she was always in the Jolly Jumper and remembers those days fondly.

Whitney Adds Another Honor: USATF Athlete of the Week Todd Grasley Jul 11, 2014

A week after winning Gatorade Florida Girl's Track and Field Athlete of the Year, East Ridge sophomore Kaylin Whitney added another honor to resume. Whitney who showed why she is the top high school sprinter in the nation and one of the top U20 sprinters in the country, after setting world leading marks in the 100 and 200 meter dash at the USATF Junior Nationals, was named the USATF Athlete of the Week.

Workout Video: Whitney Ready For Nation's Best At Dream 100, Brooks PR Todd Grasley Jun 12, 2014

Last year, Kaylin Whitney became the first freshman to ever be invited to the Adidas Dream 100. She placed fifth and carried that momentum into the 2014 season where she picked up her third and fourth state championships, winning both the 100 and 200 for consecutive years. Recently, the soon to be East Ridge junior competed against a professional field and posted a US#2 100 meters of 11.30 and US#1 200 meters of 22.80w, one of the fastest ever all conditions by a high schooler. We caught up with Whitney as she prepared for a double dose of postseason meets; the Adidas Dream 100 and the Brooks PR Invitational. Watch her workout which consisted of block starts, 20 meter starts, and 60 and 80 meter runs to work on top end speed and check out her interview about her 2014 season and upcoming schedule!

Video Interview: Terry Jernigan On 2014 Season, Dream 100 & Brooks PR, College Plans Todd Grasley Jun 12, 2014

2014 was a breakout year for East Ridge's Terry Jernigan. Before the year, he was running in the high 10 second, low 11 second range for 100 meters. Fast forward and with a renewed focus and passion for the sport, Jernigan is the 4A 100 and 200 meter state champion, Golden South Champion, and  has posted some of the fastest times in the country earning him invitations to the Adidas Dream 100 in New York City and the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle. We caught up with Terry before he left for the Big Apple to talk about the 2014 season, the upcoming meets, and his future plans.    

Salute To Seniors: Alexander Sabirov - East Ridge High School Todd Grasley Jun 6, 2014

The 2013-2014 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.  

4A State Finals Virtual Meet (Based On Regional Results) Todd Grasley Apr 29, 2014

The races to watch will be in the sprints as St. Thomas Aquinas' thoroughbreds face off against the likes of last Kaylin Whitney and Dominique Bullock. Whitney was the 3A 100 and 200 meter state champion as a freshman. Diamond Spaulding who transferred from American Heritage for her junior season was the 2A state champion in the 200 and runner-up in the 100. Just like on the girl's side the boys sprints should be loaded with the likes of Terry Jernigan and Andre Ewers, but will be without last year's 100 meter state champion and 200 meter runner-up Amir Rasul who is out with a hamstring injury. STA girls should win easily while the boys will face a challenge from American High School who is peaking at exactly the right time!

Athletes of the Week: Whitney, Khosla Post Nation Leading Times Todd Grasley Mar 19, 2014

East Ridge sophomore Kaylin Whitney and Leon junior Sukhi Khosla are our Athletes of the Week. Whitney clocked a US#1 times in both the 100 (11.59) and 200 (23.58) at the Lake Highland Track & Field Elite Classic and improved on that one week later at the Bob Hayes Invitational with wind-aided marks of 11.36  (US#1 all-conditions) and 23.45 (US#2 all-conditions). Khosla scored the distance double at the Bolles Bulldog Classic with a US#1 win the 1600 (4:13.02) and following it with a  then US#2  and current US#9 time of 9:11.70 in the 3200.

East Ridge Sprinters Jernigan & Whitney Post Nation Leading Times At Lake Highland Prep Todd Grasley Mar 8, 2014

East Ridge sprinters Terry Jernigan and Kaylin Whitney put on a show at the Lake Highland Track & Field Elite Classic. Jernigan won the long jump with a mark of 22-02.5 then followed that up wtih a US#1 clocking of 10.36 in the 100 and 21.42 in the 200. Whitney, continued her successful young career with two US#1 times in both the 100 (11.59) and 200 (23.58). Todd Grasley, Randy Settle, and Darrell Laxton were on-site with dozens of race videos and interviews plus nearly two thousand photos! Check out the results, performances, and complete coverage of this event!

Throwback Thursday: Whitney Re-Writes Record Books Todd Grasley Jul 25, 2013

One year ago, Kaylin Whitney, only an 8th grader,  was destroying youth records set by Sanya Richards-Ross. In 2013, she won two state championships as an East Ridge freshman and also became the first freshman to compete in the prestigious Adidas Dream 100.