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Scouting Report: Pine Crest Girls XC Adair Lyden Aug 16, 2018

The Pine Crest girls cross country team finished off their 2017 season with a state championship win. With the season approaching, Coach Paul Baur gives us the scouting report for the Pine Crest girls. 

T&F Team Scores - 2A Girls - Bolles Distance Depth, Well Rounded Squad Makes Them Favorite Todd Grasley Jan 24, 2017

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.

With NXN Trip, Pine Crest's Yared Is Ready To Dominate Once More Isabel Hanewicz Dec 6, 2016

Although only a freshman, Pine Crest's Tsion Yared has accolades beyond her years. Yared started running in fourth grade, placing sixth in the 2A state cross country meet as a sixth grader in 2013 and winning it as a seventh grader in 2014. With PRs of 17:42.40 for XC, 10:49.60 for the 3200m, and 5:06.56, she could rival most seniors in the state.

Pine Crest's Yared, Bolles' Collier Add Names To Florida NXN History Books Todd Grasley Dec 2, 2016

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.

NXNSE FL Recap: Yared, Collier Advance, Three Teams Record Top 5 Finishes Todd Grasley Nov 26, 2016

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.

All Access: Pine Crest Girls Final NXNSE Preparation Todd Grasley Nov 25, 2016

The Pine Crest girls are in Cary, North Carolina for the NXN Southeast Regional and are seeded fifth with the top two teams earning automatic bids to Portland, Oregon for NXN. Before they left our Daniel Manco had a chance to go all access with the Panthers and film their last workout in the Sunshine State. 

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? 

2016 Cross Country Finals: Historical Perspective Ricky Quintana Nov 11, 2016

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.

Cross Country Finals Combined Team Scores: Pine Crest Girls, Trinity Prep Boys Pave The Way Todd Grasley Nov 7, 2016

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.

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?

2A Recap: Pottorff/Hicks Dominate Across All Classes, Pine Crest Girls De-Throne Bolles Andy Warrener Nov 6, 2016

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.

2A Preview: Epic Team Battles Include Bolles V. Pine Crest Girls, Trinity Prep V. Satellite Boys Todd Grasley Nov 3, 2016

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.

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. 

WATCH: Top Ten Races From District Week You Don't Want To Miss Todd Grasley Oct 25, 2016

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!

Who Won The Week? Class 2A District Results Merge - 19 Girls Under 20 Minutes Todd Grasley Oct 24, 2016

The fastest district of them all seemed to come from Mills Pond Park as the Pine Crest girls dominated the field at 2A-15. Freshman Tsion Yared ran 18:00.03 for the district title and first of her running career. On the boy's side Charles Hicks of Bolles continued his sophomore season by capturing the 2A District 4 crown in 15:53.99, joining John Cacciatore (15:57.10) and Trevor Foley (15:59.34) as the only three under 16 minutes. We take a look at the top 500 times state wide for class 2A to see who won the week.

WATCH: Tsion Yared 18:00.03 Leads Pine Crest To Perfect Finish At 2A-15, ALL Videos Todd Grasley Oct 21, 2016

Tsion Yared and the Pine Crest Panthers showed why they are one of the best teams in 2A and the state and one of the top underclassmen squads in the country. Coach Baur's squad took the top seven spots with the top five four freshmen and one eighth grader. On the boy's side Calvary's Danny Ferro edged out Michael Kennedy of Pine Crest for the win as the Panther's swept team titles. Watch all the race videos & interviews.

Underclassmen Team Rankings: Future Fares Well For Pine Crest Girls, Belen Jesuit Todd Grasley Oct 17, 2016

The postseason begins this week and the state meet will be here before we know it. Since the beginning of the fall we've look at the top teams and who has the best chance to win THIS YEAR. However, why not take a peek into the future? We rank the best underclassmen girls and boys squads in the state, those that will be on the podium for the next 3-4 years and that list starts with the likes of Pine Crest and Belen Jesuit.

Forecasting The Future: Pine Crest, Belen Jesuit, Boast Best Freshmen Squads In State Todd Grasley Oct 12, 2016

It's never to early to look to the future of our sport. 2016 has been a successful year for freshman girls around the state and the team with the top class of 2020 girls squad is Pine Crest. Coach Baur is loaded with young talent that also has major meet experience as the Panthers have been runner-up at the state meet the past four seasons while Belen Jesuit is loaded with depth from their middle school level that have matured into high school freshmen. See which girls and boys squads have the best freshman classes. 

FLR 17 Girls ROC Preview: 10 Of Top 15 In State Go Head To Head Ryan Raposo Sep 28, 2016

If there is one particular race I am looking forward to the most at this year's Invitational 17 it's the girls Race of Champions. The field includes ten of the top fifteen girls in the state, plus two of the top teams in 2014 and 2015 4A state champions Winter Park, and Pine Crest the 2A runner-up the past four years. We take a look at both the individual and team battles.

Meet Preview: Who Shall Be Crowned King Of The Hill? Eddie Romero Sep 8, 2016

Someone will be crowned the king and the queen at Friday's King of The Hill race down in Miami. The race will be at Tropical Park starting with the girl's JV race at 3:45 p.m. and finishing up around 6:15 p.m. with awards for the top runners/teams. If the weather holds up, over 50 teams will be competing. If you're looking to watch some fast runners, several of south Florida's top performers from last week will be at this meet.

Race Recap: Mother Nature Messes With Martin County Under The Lights Eddie Romero Aug 28, 2016

What was suppose to be a night to remember under the lights was sadly cancelled due to heavy thunder storms. Only four races were able to finish at the Martin County Under The Lights Invitational before heavy downpours came rolling in. Even though the meet didn't go as planned, we were able to see some great performances from both the middle school and JV races.

Virtual Meet Preview: Martin County Under The Lights Todd Grasley Aug 26, 2016

The Friday night lights aren't just reserved for football as over 40 teams will head to Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart for the Martin County Under The Lights Invitational. The event will feature eight races with the middle school athletes starting at 5:30 p.m. and the elite races going off at 9:00 p.m. We used our virtual meet feature to see how the high school races will play out! Donald Lamb and South Florida correspondent Eddie Romero of will be on-site with LIVE updates photos, race videos, interviews, recaps, results, and much more!

Scouting Report: Pine Crest Girls Todd Grasley Aug 17, 2016

The Pine Crest girls cross country team finished as the 2A runner-up behind Bolles for the fourth straight year. The Panthers lose their top two runners from 2015 in Alyssa Pujals, the individual champion now at UF, and Julia Montgomery who signed with the College of William & Mary. Coach Baur returns the Yared sisters as well as four others from that squad and an incoming transfer who could make an immediate impact. We give you the scouting report on the 2016 Pine Crest girls. 

2A Region By Region Boys Virtual Meets: 2A-4's Top 4 Under 16 Todd Grasley Aug 9, 2016

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!

2A Girls Team Rankings: Bolles One State Title Away From 11, Most In Florida History Todd Grasley Aug 3, 2016

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.

2A Boys Team Rankings: Trinity Prep's Tight Pack Key To Success Todd Grasley Aug 3, 2016

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.

2A Team Scores: Bolles Girls Favorites For Second Title In Three Years Todd Grasley Jan 22, 2016

The Bolles girls are looking for their second 2A state title in three years. The Bulldogs were runner-up in 2015 behind Hallandale and won it all in 2014.  No question the strength of Coach Dearing's squad is the distance events. The cross country state champions will be guided by Tony Ryan and rack up a slew of points while Tiera Cleveland is a triple threat in the 100,200, and 400. Defending champion Hallandale's loss of Kimani Rushing to early enrollment at the University of Florida opens up the door for a handful of teams to compete for the runner-up spot. We rank EVERY team.

Girls Combined Team Scores: Timberwolves Top Team At State, Add Another Title To Storied Program Todd Grasley Nov 12, 2015

We combined the results of all four classifications to find out who was the best team overall and where do the rest of the squads stack up? 3A champion Chiles and 4A champion Winter Park would have a dog fight on their hands, but the advantage would go to the Timberwolves who have a slower 1-5 split but better average time at 19:12.69 (just under ten seconds) and total time by 49 second. See where your team ranks among the top teams in the state!

Boys Combined Team Scores: Best Performance At State Caps Off Perfect Season For Trinity Prep Todd Grasley Nov 12, 2015

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!

Who Won The Week? Top 500 2A Girls Todd Grasley Oct 25, 2015

Melbourne Central Catholic junior Amanda Beach won 2A13 with the classification’s top time of 18:20.60, while the Bolles girls led by Caitlyn Collier’s 18:40.04 had four of the top ten times. Check out the top 500 2A girls times for the week. Where do you rank?

2A District 15 Featured Photo Album Todd Grasley Oct 23, 2015

Teri Bernhardt Rodriguez captured over 250 photos from the 2A District 15 Championship in Ft. Lauderdale including this photo of some loyal Pine Crest fans. Check out all the awesome images and make sure to tag yourself!

Top Number Five Girls Patterson, Yared, Jenkins On State's Top Teams Todd Grasley Oct 8, 2015

We take a look at the top number five girls on cross country teams across the state. The first three on the list Avery Patterson of Bolles, Elizabeth Jenkins, and Mahdere Yared of Pine Crest are separated by just ONE second on their personal best times this year, and all three are on the three best teams in the state regardless of class. Take a look at the complete list of number five runners and see where you rank!

Top 50 Girls XC Teams - All State Team Scores Todd Grasley Sep 23, 2015

The Panthers have competed in three meets and won all three including the Martin County Under The Lights Invitational, Florida Horse Park Invitational, and Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational which they hosted. They are the top team regardless of class. Check out the top 50 and a link to the complete list!

Girls Teams Rankings: 100+ Deep In EVERY Class Todd Grasley Sep 16, 2015

Check out our girls 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!

Pine Crest Girls, Belen Boys Battle At Pine Crest Invitational Todd Grasley Sep 16, 2015

The 2015 Pine Crest Invitational is the largest one yet over the meets four year history. Over 45 teams will make their way to Mills Pond Park in Ft. Lauderdale. See what individuals and teams have the best shot at winning in our virtual meet/ will have on-site coverage as well as results, and a recap of all the action following the meet!

Top 150 Girls XC Teams - All State Team Scores Todd Grasley Sep 8, 2015

The Pine Crest girls XC team debuted at the Martin County Under the Lights Invitational. The Panthers scored 23 points to win the 1A/2A race. They sit at number two on our list of top teams behind Winter Park who ran their JV squad at the Astronaut Invitational. Check out the top teams after week two!

Martin County Under The Lights Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Sep 3, 2015

Forget Friday night football, Halpatiokee Regional Park will be the happening spot in Stuart, Florida. The site of the Martin County Under The Lights Invitational will host over 40 teams from the surrounding area including 2A state champion Pine Crest girls. Take a look at how our virtual meets predict all the action and stay tuned for photos, results, and a complete recap of all the action!

Bolles Best In Girls Composite Team Rankings Todd Grasley Aug 26, 2015

Bolles is the best of our girls 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.

Trinity Prep Tops In Boys Composite Team Rankings Todd Grasley Aug 25, 2015

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.

XC Spotlight: Michael Kennedy - Pine Crest School Todd Grasley Aug 18, 2015

Pine Crest junior Michael Kennedy was fifth in the 3,200m at the 2A state championship this spring. On the cross country course, he boasts a 16:21.00 personal best set at the Cross Country Finals where he was 9th. Kennedy, who guided Pine Crest to a runner-up team trophy last fall, talked to us about the upcoming season, and some of his favorite things off the course.

Pine Crest Panther Relays Featured Photo Album Todd Grasley Mar 8, 2015

The Pine Crest Panther Relays is all about the kids, but the coaches had a little fun as well in their relay event. We had to share this picture of Ferguson coach Ryan Raposo "exhausted" after his run! Check out over 1,000 photos from all the action!

2A Girls Team Scores: Lady Bulldogs Better Than The Rest Todd Grasley Jan 27, 2015

The Bolles girls edged out Hallandale by ONE point in 2014 to win the 2A state championship. This year the Lady Bulldogs should have an easier task as they return a majority of that squad. The cross country state champions will use their distance prowess to their advantage in the 4x800m relay, 800, 1,600 and 3,200m events. Miami Jackson, Ransom Everglades, Pine Crest, and Hallandale should all compete for the runner-up spot. See our top 2A girls teams heading into the 2015 season.

Top 25 Girls Teams In NXN SE Region: Winter Park Looking To Punch Ticket To Portland Todd Grasley Nov 24, 2014

The top two teams at NXN Southeast this weekend in Cary, North Carolina will receive an automatic bid into the NXN Nationals in Portland, Oregon in mid December. Florida has six teams in the top thirty, but only three of those, Winter Park, Bolles, and Pine Crest will be in attendance. The Wildcats are coming off of a 4A Cross Country Finals championship and have one of the top individual runners in freshman Rafaella Gibbons. Coach McWilliams team ran at Great American earlier in the year to prepare themselves for this course. A strong showing from their number five Emily Nix and the rest of the girls could propel them to a podium spot and trip to the big dance!

2A Meet Preview: Run Tsion Run, Yared Looks For First Gold Medal, Bolles Vs Pine Crest Part 3 Todd Grasley Nov 13, 2014

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. 

Yared Leads Pine Crest To Regional Title, Celebrates With Chipotle Todd Grasley Nov 9, 2014

Chain of Lakes Park in TItusville played host to yet another meet as it welcomed runners for the 2A Region 4 Championship. Pine Crest 7th grader Tsion Yared took home individual honors and led the Panthers to the team title for the third consecutive year. On the boy's side, Ransom's Gabi Correa picked up the regional crown that he fell short to achieve in 2013, while the Pine Crest boys completed the team sweep winning their first ever regional title.

2A Region By Region Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Nov 5, 2014

We continue our Road To State coverage with the 2A Regionals. What teams and individuals will make it through and advance to the Cross Country Finals? We take a look at each region and make our predictions based on our virtual meets that look into both district results and season bests!

New Middle School State Champions Yared & Milford Win In Dominating Fashion Michael Gibbons Nov 2, 2014

What a memorable morning of racing at the 2014 FLYRA MS  Cross County State Championships!  Dominating victories by new MS State Champions? Check. FLYRA MS XC State Meet record? Check. Emerging young talent? Check. Surprise top ten finishers?  Check. Massive numbers of XC 3k PR’s?  Check.  Holloway Park was in pristine condition; the loose sand in the final 300 meters present in past years has been replaced with a thick carpet of close cut grass over the final few hundred meters. The MS athletes too were primed and ready and ran an amazing number of personal best times over the 3K cross country distance.  All ten of the top ten girls set XC 3k personal bests and seven of the top ten boys set personal bests.  

Meet Preview: Future Stars Hope To Shine At FLYRA Middle School State Championship Michael Gibbons Oct 31, 2014

On Saturday, November 1st, a record field of over 1,000 middle school and elementary school athletes will descend upon Lakeland’s Holloway Park to compete at FLYRA’s Middle School Cross Country State Championship Meet. As in past years, middle school athletes will be coming from all corners of the state: Miami to Pensacola and Naples to Jacksonville. This year’s event will feature a number of new and fresh faces as five of last year’s girls top ten have graduated and eight of last year’s boys top ten have graduated. 

Tsion Yared Tackles Workouts In Tutu Todd Grasley Oct 21, 2014

Yes, that is Pine Crest 7th grader Tsion Yared running in a tutu. Not just jogging, or playing around, but actually doing a workout; in a tutu. The Panthers were in the midst of homecoming week and Yared thought she'd get in on the action.

2A Individual Rankings: Boys, Girls Battle Will Come Down To The Wire Todd Grasley Oct 15, 2014

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.

FSU Invitational (Pre-State) Elite Races Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Oct 10, 2014

The college athletes will kick off the 2014 FSU Invitational/Pre-State on Friday with the top high schoolers in the state and several from Georgia and Alabama coming to run the Florida state meet course at Apalachee regional park. The boys Elite Race will start promptly at 7:40 with the girls to follow right after. will be on-site with EXTENSIVE video coverage consisting of ten fixed cameras, two Go Pro's and more. Athletes can view the race videos and if interested purchase a full length custom video from our friends at RunFlix. In addition to videos, we will have dozens of interviews, thousands of photos, results, and a complete recap of all the action. Take a look at how the computers think each of the elite races will play out in our virtual meet.

FLR 15: Combined Team Scoring Todd Grasley Oct 7, 2014

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!

VOTE: Yared, Pine Crest Girls, Belen Boys For MileSplit National Performer/Team of the Week Todd Grasley Oct 7, 2014

The largest meet in Florida took place this past weekend as the best of the best headed to Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville. Saturday morning Race of Champions pitted those top athletes together in the mud and the muck, to see who would come out on top. Pine Crest seventh grader Tsion Yared proved that size and age don't mean a thing as she ran away from the competition in a time of 18:33.07, leading her team to the ROC championship trophy as well. 

Yared, Rodriguez Navigate Their Way To ROC Wins, Guide Pine Crest, Belen Jesuit To Team Titles Todd Grasley Oct 5, 2014

Saturday marked the final day of competition at the Invitational at beautiful Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville. Athletes were in for a true cross country experience as the mother nature had her way previous night, dumping rain on the course, and making for a series of mud-filled 5k's.Pine Crest 7th grader Tsion Yared and Belen Jesuit senior Ryan Rodriguez (pictured above) navigated their way to victories in the Race of Champions and helped guide their teams to the championship as well. Check out over 6,500 photos, race videos, interviews, and a recap of all the action from day two! 15 Race Of Champions Preview Todd Grasley Oct 3, 2014

The top 24 girls teams and 21 boys teams along with select individuals will compete in the prestigious Race of Champions Saturday morning at Invitational 15. The goal is to see how many girls can break 19 minutes and how many guys can break 16 on this fast Chain of Lakes Park course. We take a look at the individual match ups as well as team battles and see what the computers think in our virtual meet feature.

Muddy Weather, Shortened Course, Don't Stop Yared & Berryhill Todd Grasley Sep 27, 2014

The 2014 Fleet Feet Invitational in Stuart was one of the largest meets on the calendar this weekend.  Heavy rains Friday night caused meet organizers to consider cancelling the event due to a flooded course. However, the coaching staff, members of Elite Timing, and others worked countless hours to prepare an "alternate course" so that the 25 girls teams, 18 boys teams, and several hundred athletes could compete. The course measured just shy of three miles, but kudos to everyone for even getting this meet off the ground!

Fleet Feet Invitational Meet Preview/Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Sep 26, 2014

South Fork High School in Stuart will be blazing on Saturday morning as the top teams from South Florida and the surrounding areas, as well as Sarasota High School, will attend the 2014 Fleet Feet Invitational presented by Saucony. will be on-site with photos, results, and a complete recap of all the action. Familiarize yourself with the athletes and see how we think the meet will play out with our meet preview and virtual meet.

Elite 10: Top Girls Teams Regardless Of Class Todd Grasley Sep 23, 2014

We wanted to see who the top teams were regardless of class and score it as a meet. The Holy Trinity girls were second at the Astronaut Invitational and behind Winter Park in the standings at Carrollton, but based on season bests the Tigers have an average time of 19:24.44 compared to Winter Park's 19:36.64. Pine Crest who is up for MileSplit's Girls National Team of the Week after their strong showing at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational comes in at number two. 

UF Mt. Dew Invite: HS Vs. College Comparison Todd Grasley Sep 22, 2014

Saturday was action packed at the Mark Bostic Golf Course at the University of Florida, the site of the 2014 UF Mt. Dew Invitational. Nearly 100 girls teams toed the line in both the high school and college divisions. We wanted to see what the outcome would have been if the high school and college athletes ran together so we combined the results. High school winner Alexa Cruz of St. Thomas Aquinas would have finished 12th overall, while girl's team champions Pine Crest would have beat out EIGHT college teams. See how you and your team would have fared.

Top 50 Girls 5k Times: Yared Light Years Ahead Of Age Group Peers Todd Grasley Sep 15, 2014

Tsion Yared is a name you'll be hearing a lot of over the next several years. As a  in 2013, Yared was second at the middle school cross country championships and sixth at the 2A Cross Country Finals. One year later, the Pine Crest standout , only in 7th grade, has the fastest time in the state early in the 2014 season. Yared ran 18:18.40 at the Martin County Under the Lights Invitational with teammate and FL#2 Julia Montgomery coming in behind her in 18:27.33. Check out the top fifty times this season as well as the complete list and find out where you stack up against the competition!

Belen Jesuit and Pine Crest Steal the Show Tucker Hindle Sep 11, 2014

As the teams arrived to Mills Pond Park in Ft. Lauderdale for the Pine Crest Invitational on September 11, 2014, the energy of the teams raised excitement for the varsity races. The sky was overcast with the occasional drizzle; seemingly perfect conditions for a fast time. The varsity boys’ race consisted of 253 boys and the varsity girls’ race contained 188 girls.  

Yared, Cross Capture Athlete Of The Week Honors Todd Grasley Sep 11, 2014

Pine Crest seventh grader Tsion Yared and Merritt Island junior Steven Cross are this week's Athletes of the Week. Yared, who was sixth at the 2A Cross Country Finals last year as a sixth grader,  opened up her season with a new personal best and state leading time of 18:18.40 to win the Martin County Under the Lights Invitational. Cross, who was 10th at the 2013 3A Cross Country Finals, started off 2014 with back to back wins at the Mike Gibson Summertime Run and Astronaut Invitational where he ran 15:47.90, the second fastest time in the state this year.

Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational Meet Preview/Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Sep 10, 2014

More than two dozen schools will attend the Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational at Mills Creek Pond on Thursday. The event kicks off at 3:30 with the girls middle school race followed by the boys and then the start of the varsity 5k's. Pine Crest the 2013 2A Cross Country Finals runner-up and host school could sweep the girl's race while Belen Jesuit, who has won seven of the last eight state titles looks poised to post a very low score on the boy's side.

Pine Crest, Bolles, Winter Park Among Fastest 50 XC Girls Teams in Nation (9/6) Todd Grasley Sep 9, 2014

Our national site recently released a list of the top 50 fastest girls cross country teams in the country based on the average season best times of the team's top 5 runners. Three Florida teams made the list lead by 2A power Pien Crest at 20th. The Panthers won the Martin County Under The Lights Invitational with a near perfect 20 points.  7th grader Tsio Yared and junior Julia Montomery finished first and second in 18:18.40 and 18:27.30 respectively. 

Elite 10: Top Girls Teams Regardless Of Class Todd Grasley Aug 26, 2014

The 2014 Cross Country Finals are 81 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 girls teams regardless of class. Did your team make the list? Find out!

2A Team Rankings: Bolles Vs. Pine Crest Setting Up To Be Slugfest Todd Grasley Aug 21, 2014

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.

Top XC Returners: 2A Girls - Wilson and Montgomery Battle Continues Ryan Raposo Aug 7, 2014

The battle for the 2A Girls Cross Country State Title has seen some similar faces the last couple of years, and this year looks to be no different. Once again two top girls representing your two top teams, Mackenzie Wilson of Bolles and Julia Montgomery of Pine Crest, look to have another epic XC season after stellar year for both girls.

XC Raw Data: Girls Top Returning Teams Based On Track Times Ryan Raposo Aug 1, 2014

As we transition into the 2014-15 school year and shift from track & field back to cross country, it's fun to utilize the flrunners database to see just what teams dominated distance races on the track and what happens if you scored those events as a cross country meet. This is by far one of my favorite features. Here's what the database tells us...

Salute To Seniors: John Decker - Pine Crest Todd Grasley Jun 9, 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.  

FHSAA 2A Region 4 Video Coverage Todd Grasley Apr 17, 2014

Our newest videographer Peter Cabrera was down in South Florida where the performances sizzled like the temperatures outside. Tons of race videos/interviews of all the action as Booker T Boys and Hallandale girls took home 2A Region 4 trophies. Next time you see him at meets make sure you say hello and give him a warm flrunners welcome! 

2A Track & Field Leaderboard: Bethel Equals Beast Mode For Booker T. Todd Grasley Apr 9, 2014

Two sophomores headline the girl's 2A leaderboard. Pine Crest distance star Julia Montgomery is number one in the 1600 and 3200m, while Hallandale's Kimani Rushing has the hurdles/jumps on lock with the top marks in the 300 hurdles and a nationally ranked triple jump best. On the boy's side Booker T. Washington senior Nigel Bethel is tops in the 100m and 200m and a key part of the Tornadoes nationally ranked 4x1 and 4x4 relays.See where you stack up against the best in your class. Rankings as of 4/9/2014.

Pepsi Florida Relays Featured Photo Album Jeff Adams Apr 6, 2014

All three days of the 2014 Florida Relays brought tons of incredible performances like advertised including this amazing photo finish in the mens 4x400m relay. Jeff Adams was on-site for and took over 5,700 photos to capture all the action!

Davis, Logue Crack Top Ten Of Freshman Girls Indoor National Rankings Todd Grasley Jan 30, 2014

Palm Beach Central freshman Karimah Davis spent the summer running for Fast Lane Track Club. Davis is definitely on the fast lane having posted a  freshman US#7 mark of 26.32 at the Indoor Alumni Age Group Invitational in Alabama. In her second indoor meet, the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet, she posted another top ten time, a freshman US#8 time of 59.30 for 400 meters. Also making the list is Taylor Logue, who competed unattache at Jimmy Carnes, but attends Pine Crest High School. Logue's pole vault mark of 9-6 ranks her in a five way tie for US#6 among class of 2017 athletes.  If your time or marks didn't crack the top ten don't worry. See where you rank against the top track and field athletes in the country in our complete list!

2014 A Look Ahead: 2A Top Returning Teams - Bolles Vs. Pine Crest Could Be Closest Battle Yet Todd Grasley Dec 24, 2013

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?

Coaching Teams To The Podium - Paul Baur - (Pine Crest Girls) Todd Grasley Dec 3, 2013

In this series we take a look at state championship and runner-up coaches, their outlook on the team, the season, and 2014. Pine Crest coach Paul Baur has been coaching boys and girls cross country for ten years. He spent his first seven at Westminster Academy and the last three at Pine Crest. In that time he has guided the girls cross country team to back to back podium finishes in 2012 and 2013.-3

NXN Southeast Recap - Diaz Headed To Portland, Winter Park Boys Runner-Up In Open Division Todd Grasley Nov 30, 2013

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. 

NXN Southeast Regional Florida Entrants As Of 11/29 Todd Grasley Nov 29, 2013

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.

Athletes Of The Week: Montgomery Makes It Two In A Row, Martins Shocks The Field For 1A Crown Todd Grasley Nov 14, 2013

Pine Crest sophomore Julia Montgomery and Windermere Prep junior Franco Martins are this week's Athletes of the Week. Montgomery picked up her second 2A Cross Country Finals championship and guided her team to a runner-up podium finish. Martins, seeded fifth coming into the Cross Country Finals, upset the field when he crossed the line first in a peronsal best time of 15:44.23 to claim the 1A state title.

2A State Preview: Bolles,Pine Crest Battle It Out For Individual And Team Trophies Todd Grasley Nov 7, 2013

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.

2A Regional Previews/Virtual Meets: Hot Off The Press Todd Grasley Oct 30, 2013

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!

Pine Crest Sweeps Team Titles At Home Invite Todd Grasley Sep 20, 2013

The hot and humid conditions at the 2nd Annual Pine Crest Invitational proved to be much better than what  most of South Florida experienced earlier in the week. Regardless, it was a great morning of racing on the same course that will be used for this year's District 15-2A and Region 4-2A Championships. Pine Crest dominated the day and showed everyone just how complete a program they run from middle school all the way through high school winning every team race and three of the four individual championships.

2A Girls State Meet Preview Jason Byrne Nov 16, 2012

Daesha Rogers and Julia Montgomery will do battle for the third week in a row. Bolles looks to run away with the title, while Pine Crest and Bishop Kenny lock horns for second.

2A Region 4: Rogers Takes Round Two Over Montgomery, Pine Crest Claims Team Title Todd Grasley Nov 9, 2012

It was a windy day at Mills Pond Park in Ft. Lauderdale, but the weather didn't stop two of the states best from going at it in the girls race and a close race in the boys division as well. Everyone was pumped for the region 2A-4 meet and ready to punch their ticket to the Cross Country Finals. The top fifteen individuals and top six teems advance to state next weekend in Tallahassee.

Warrior of the Week: Bennett, Montgomery Todd Grasley Sep 26, 2012

Fort Myers junior Tyler Bennett and Pine Crest freshman Julia Montgomery are this week's Warrior of the Week winners. Bennett is off to an incredible start this season finishing in the top three in all four races he's been in. He recently won the North Port Invitational with a new course record/meet record and state leading time of 15:27.80. Montgomery won her first high school race at the Martin County Invitational and has won two more since, including two last week, highlighted by her 19:13.40 to win the Fleet Feet Invitational.

Martin County Under the Lights Preview Jason Byrne Sep 9, 2011

Thirty-four schools and 932 athletes entered this night time meet that has become a big one for the greater Treasure Coast area. Most of the top teams in the area will be there, giving us a great off the bat look at their head-to-head strength.