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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. 

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.

WATCH: Timothy Flash Doyle, Winter Park Girls Dominate Metro East, All Race Videos & Interviews Todd Grasley Oct 15, 2016

Timothy "Flash" Doyle of Freedom ran away with the boys race at the Metro Conference east championship while the Winter Park girls and Rafaella Gibbons  went 1-11 and 14th. WOW. On the west end, Cole Pruim of Ocoee and the Olympia boys were victorious while Isabella Bartczak of Dr. Phillips and the West Orange girls took home hardware as well. Watch all the race videos and interviews to see who the best in Central Florida is.

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. 

Super 25 Power Rankings: 2A American Heritage Hangs Tough With 4A Giants Todd Grasley May 18, 2016

American Heritage proves it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of fight in the dog. A powerful 1-2 punch in Anthony Schwartz and McKinly Brown coupled with the best 4x1 and 4x4 relays in the state, they are the top team in our final boys Super 25 rankings ahead of 4A powers American, Columbus, Osceola, and Dr. Phillips. Where does your squad stack up?

Super 25 Power Rankings: Boys Team Scores Todd Grasley Apr 7, 2016

Creekside has two of the top distance runners in the state in Jackson Storey and Matthew Clark as well as 200/400m specialist Dominic Smith Jr, while their South Florida counterparts from American Heritage (Plantation) are planning on racking up a slew of their points with sprinter Anthony Schwartz and their relay teams. They come in at the top two spots in our Super 25 boys team rankings. Where does your team stack up against the best in the state?

Yes, South Florida Has Speed, But Don't Sleep On Dr. Phillip's Alvin Bryant Todd Grasley Feb 23, 2016

While the South Florida sprinters were shining at the Louie Bing Classic, defending 4A 100m runner-up, 200m state champion, and LSU signee Alvin Bryant was making his own splash at the National Training Center in Clermont. The Panthers standout hopped on the same track that some of the world's best athletes train on with Lance Brauman and his Pure Athletics, Adidas based sprint group and clocked a US#4 and state leading 10.54.

Super 25: Dr. Phillips Boys Best Of The Bunch Todd Grasley Jan 25, 2016

Florida's largest classification, 4A, owns six of the top seven spots in the boys Super 25 team rankings with defending state champion Dr. Phillips coming into the season as the best team regardless of class. See where your squad stacks up!

4A Team Scores: 2015 Runner-Up Southridge Looks To Upend South Florida Foe STA Reign Todd Grasley Jan 24, 2016

St. Thomas Aquinas has a string of three straight state championships in 4A dating back to 2013. In 2012, the Raiders' girls were runner-up. According to our team scores, they are the favorites again to win it all, but not so fast. If you take out the 38 points slated for senior Khalifa St. Fort who is competing unattached this season and training under Olympian Ato Boldon, fellow South Florida teammate and 2015 runner-up Southridge is sitting in prime position to end the Raiders reign at the top.

Foot Locker South's Fastest Floridians: Bridget Blake Todd Grasley Nov 27, 2015

Bridget Blake competed in the Foot Locker South Regional during her junior and senior year's at Dr. Phillips High School. Blake placed 7th and then 6th to qualify for the national meet in San Diego both years. We caught up with the current junior at Florida State to talk about her time at Foot Locker South and what she's been up to since.

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!

4A State Meet Preview: Gibbons, Urzua, Hertenstein, Cruz, Delay = Race of the Day! Todd Grasley Nov 6, 2015

The culmination of the Florida cross country season will take place Saturday, November 7th at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee with state championship titles for both individuals and teams on the line. Leading up to the meet we will preview each classification with in-depth analysis as well as by seeing how our virtual meets think the races will play out. Today, we look at the 4A classification who will compete in the second (7:55 a.m.) and fourth (8:45 a.m.) races of the morning with the girls and boys respectively.

Dr. Phillips Sprinter Alvin Bryant Falls In Love With LSU, Commits To Tigers Todd Grasley Oct 24, 2015

Alvin Bryant is one of the top two-sport athletes in the country. A sprint star and and standout on the football field at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Bryant has said he will focus on track at the next level, but isn't completely giving up the idea of doing both. The 2015 4A state champion in the 100 and runner-up in the 200 just announced he will be attending powerhouse LSU and talked to flrunners about the decision!

East Meets West in Mid-Week Metros Ralph Epifanio Oct 15, 2015

Staged at the Westfield Country Club in Bithlo, 17 schools (in all or in part) divided up into an East-West competition that was a warm-up of the State Championship series. Ralph Epifanio recaps the action!

Metro Conference Championship Virtual Meet: Winter Park Girls Expect To Win Big Todd Grasley Oct 14, 2015

The 2015 Metro Conference Championship will feature the best of the best from Orange County split up into the east and west divisions battling it out at Wedgefield Golf Course. Take a look at the top 25 individuals and top five teams as well as a link to the complete virtual meet of all the action! Ralph Epifanio will be on-site capturing photos and a recap/feature from the day's events. So stay tuned for all the results and coverage!

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!

Scouting Report: Dr. Phillips Girls Todd Grasley Aug 28, 2015

The Dr. Phillips' girls cross country team finished 8th at last year's 4A Cross Country Finals. The Panthers return all of their top seven led by senior Annika Sison (16th at state) and sophomore Hannah Waddell (22nd at state) We caught up with coach Angie Fleitas to talk about the upcoming season in this Scouting Report.

Boys Super 25 Team Rankings: Dr. Phillips Is Legit Todd Grasley Mar 17, 2015

The Dr. Phillips boys sit still at number one after winning the Brian Jaeger Elite Classic at Winter Park. The Panthers relays came through posting top ten national times in the 4x800, 4x100, and 4x400m relays. Lyman remains at number two while Seminole HS (Sanford) slips into third. See the top 25 boys teams according to our Super 25 Team Rankings.

Boys Super 25 Team Rankings: DP Number One, Lyman Leapfrogs Four Spots To Number Two Todd Grasley Mar 10, 2015

The Dr. Phillips boys remain in the top spot of our Super 25 team rankings. The Panthers won the Lake Brantley Classic with 147 points. Lyman was fourth at the meet, but due to their strength in the distance events, and field events (Sean Clarke in pole vault and Adam Shuler in discus), the Greyhounds jump from number six to number two in our Super 25, the largest jump so far this season. Check out the complete list of 25 teams in our Boys Super 25.

All Access: Dr. Phillips Mid-Distance Depth Powers Panthers Todd Grasley Feb 18, 2015

The Dr. Phillips' boys track team is loaded with speed. Coach Fleitas inherited several top football standouts to add depth to his program. Over 100 athletes came out (boys and girls) the first week of practice and tryouts had to be made to field this year's group. That's not a bad problem to have considering the boys tallied 43 points and were one point away from a podium spot. We go all access with the Panthers to see how they workout, a breakdown of this year's team, and much more!

4A Boys Team Scores: Raider Nation Aiming For Fifth Title In Six Years Todd Grasley Feb 3, 2015

Much like the MNW girls, the St. Thomas Aquinas boys have become a dynasty in their own right. Since 2010 the Raiders have four state titles in 4A and one runner-up finish (2013). 2015 should be an easy state title especially with the return of Yohance Haynes from American High School. Look for the Patriots, Dr. Phillips, and Lyman battle it out for the runner-up trophy. See the top 4A boys teams in 2015.

34th Mike Gibson Summertime Run Meet Preview/Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Aug 29, 2014

The Mike Gibson Summertime Run has been annual tradition at Lake Mary High School. The meet named after the former Ram's coach, features seventeen teams from in and around Central Florida. Races will be run in two divisions, girls (all runners) and boys (all runners) at 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Last year, the course was closer to three miles so Coach Corkins has made sure that it is an accurate 5k by adding a new part that leads to a back practice field near the school's portables and then lets out near the baseball backstop area at the middle school.Flrunners.com will be on-site with results, photos, race videos, interviews, and a recap of the day's events.

Elite 10: Top Boys Teams Regardless Of Class Todd Grasley Aug 25, 2014

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!

Track & Field Powerhouse Program Rankings - Boys Sprints/Hurdles - Sunshine State Well Represented Todd Grasley May 30, 2014

Who are the powerhouse programs and track & field factories of the United States? Which team produces the best milers, quarter milers, half milers, two milers, sprinters, and hurdlers? Well MileSplit has those answers for you as our database can do a lot of things including show the deepest high school teams in each running event by taking the top 5 fastest on each team and averaging out for the fastest team averages to rank the squads nationally in order.

Dr. Phillip's Runner Has Family Reunion He Will Never Forget Todd Grasley Mar 5, 2014

When Alvin Bryant lined up for the start of the 100 meters at the Lake Brantley Invitational he had no idea how the race would play out. Nor did he know the surprise that was waiting for him shortly thereafter. The Dr. Phillips sophomore shot out of the blocks and crossed the line second with a new personal best of 10.99. Such a great performance deserves an interview right? See what happened next.

Gateway Panthers Classic Recap: DP Dominates Boys, Turner & Lake Mary Win Close One Donald Lamb Feb 23, 2014

Central Florida track & field got started big time today at Gateway High School for the return of the Panthers Classic on their brand new track the looks a lot like Georgia clay. Coach Cliff Branch (seen right with future football HOF'er Ray Lewis) has been anxiously awaiting the day to showcase the new facilities. Twenty nine teams descended upon Kissimmee to open up with the first big invitational. The weather was in a cooperating mood early, but some rain cells delayed things a bit. The competition was good all the way through to the bitter end.  

Perseverance Pays Off For Former Dr. Phillip's Runner Todd Grasley Nov 19, 2013

Sara Mund saw how much fun her brother Alex was having on the Dr. Phillip's cross country team and decided to give it a try for herself.  When she joined the team as a freshman her 5k times were in the 21 to 22 minute range. Decent times for a new runner, but nothing amazing. Mund loved the tight team bond, filled with traditions, and a strong support system. She remembers the first time she ran under 21 minutes and her coach telling her she would run in the 18's one day.

Edgewater Invitational: Boys Race To Crazy Finish, Lyden Looks Good Despite Sloppy Conditions Todd Grasley Sep 7, 2013

Sloppy conditions is an understatement to describe the 42nd Annual Edgewater Invitational. Pouring down rain and intermittent lightning strikes, postponed the start of the meet over an hour. The rain slowed and the lightning halted, but there was one more obstacle, daylight. As time was of the essence, they decided to run all athletes together: junior varsity, boys, and girls varsity which made for one bunched up start.

2013 Track & Field Athlete of the Year: Bridget Blake - Girls Distance Events Todd Grasley Jul 16, 2013

There is no doubt Florida is one of the most talented states in the country when it comes to track and field. We wanted to honor the best of the best with our 2013 Track & Field Athlete of the Year awards. Bridget Blake of Dr. Phillips is our winner in the Girls Distance Event category. Blake won all but four races this season including her third consecutive state championships in both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs.

Fleitas Tandem To Take Over Dr. Phillips' Cross Country and Track and Field Programs Todd Grasley Jul 1, 2013

For Jorge and Angie Fleitas (Dannenfeldt) the opportunity to coach at Dr. Phillips High School was one they couldn't pass up. It allowed Jorge to get out of the classroom and work in his field as a guidance counselor, and it gave Angie the chance to be a head coach again, at a school in which she is quite familiar with. She used to coach at DP and says she is looking forward to this homecoming of sorts.

Athletes Of The Week: Reggie Glover, Nicole Greene Todd Grasley Apr 17, 2013

Dr. Phillips' senior Reggie Glover and Ponte Vedra sophomore Nicole Greene are this week's Athletes of the Week. Glover pulled off the trifecta at the Brian Jaeger Elite Classic winning the 100 (10.60), 200 (21.17), and 400 (46.6) all in personal best times. His 400 meter time is the fastest in the nation for 2013. Greene headed up to the Taco Bell Classic in South Carolina and took home the title in the high jump with a mark of 5'10 which ties her personal best and currently ranks her in a tie for fourth in the nation.

Dr. Phillips' Senior Grew Up Loving Gators Todd Grasley Feb 1, 2013

Dr. Phillips' standout Amber Johnson had a great senior season for the Panthers. Johnson ended her cross country career with a third place finish at state, a top thirty finish at the Foot Locker South Regional, and a fourth place showing at the FACA Senior All Star Meet. Recently, she made the decision to continue her college career at the University of Florida. See why she chose the Gators, her thoughts on the incoming freshman class, and what surprise event she is hoping to add to her resume in 2013.

In Her Own Words: Bridget Blake-Foot Locker Experience Bridget Blake Dec 17, 2012

Where do I even begin? What an absolutely amazing experience. After a long seven hours of air time I finally arrived in San Diego with many other runners from across the nation. The first thing they give you is a giant bag full of all kids of gear and shoes from Asics. It's basically an early Christmas! The whole time you are treated like royalty.

In Her Own Words: Bridget Blake: Prepping For Foot Locker Nationals Bridget Blake Dec 6, 2012

Dr. Phillip's senior Bridget Blake will take part in her second straight Foot Locker National Championship this weekend in San Diego, California. Blake, a three time state champion in cross country, and four time state champion in track and field, punched her ticket by finishing sixth at the Foot Locker South Regional two weeks ago. She will be blogging for us throughout the weekend and sharing her awesome experience.

College Decision Is In For Foot Locker National Finalist Bridget Blake Todd Grasley Nov 27, 2012

Dr. Phillips' senior Bridget Blake will go down as one of the most decorated high school distance runners in Florida history. Blake has won three consecutive 4A cross country state championships and has won four state titles outdoors as well. She is a two-time Foot Locker National finalist. Recently, the standout announced she will continue her running career at Florida State University and run for the nationally ranked Seminoles.

Where Are They Now? Logan Kruse Todd Grasley Nov 26, 2012

Dr. Phillip's class of 2012 runner Logan Kruse had a great high school career for the Panthers. He is currently a freshman running for Rice University. Recently, we caught up with Logan to find out what he has been up to in this Where Are They Now feature.

Warrior of the Week: Blake, Brown Todd Grasley Nov 21, 2012

Holy Trinity senior Alex Brown and Dr. Phillips senior Bridget Blake are this week's Warrior of the Week winners. Brown won the 1A state championship in a new personal best time of 15:37.69 and led Holy Trinity to the team championship. Blake won her third consecutive 4A state championship in 17:53.04.

4A Girls State Meet Preview Todd Grasley Nov 16, 2012

Dr. Phillip's senior Bridget Blake is looking to go out with her third cross country state title. The team race was hotly contested last year with three teams within four points. This year looks like it could be just as competitive with a very strong Plant, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Ferguson, all vying for the team trophy once again.

District 4A-3: Blake Back To Form, Boone Boys Pack 1-2 Punch Todd Grasley Nov 2, 2012

Ocoee High School played host to the 4A-3 district championships. Dr. Phillps packed a potent 1-2 punch with seniors Bridget Blake and Amber Johnson. Olympia countered with Kae itlyn Campo and Emily Headley finishing third and fourth to lead the Titans to the team title. In the boys race it was the Boone duo of Burkhardt Helfrich and Jared Hines finishing first and second and leading the Braves to a district title.

Warrior Of The Week: Keenan, Johnson Todd Grasley Nov 1, 2012

Seffner Christian senior Josh Keenan and Dr. Phillips senior Amber Johnson are this week's Warrior of the Week winners. Keenan scored his second win of the season taking home the Bay Conference title in a new personal best time of 16:02. Johnson also set a personal best of 18:32.90 en route to a Metro West Conference championship and her second win in as many weeks.

ThrailKill, Johnson, Titan Teams Best At Metro West Todd Grasley Oct 26, 2012

Edgewater went 1-2 in the boys varsity race with sophomore Joe Thrailkill and junior Mark Irons running personal bests of 16:33.70 and 16:53.20. Dr. Phillips did the same feat on the girls side with Amber Johnson getting the win in a new personal best time of 18:32.90. Teammate Bridget Blake was second in 18:54.20. Olympia swept both the varsity boys and varsity girls team titles.

Marquez Shines In Freshman Debut, Blake Picks Up Win Number Two Todd Grasley Sep 22, 2012

You shouldn't always trust what you read. Let's just say my preview was hit or miss in some aspects. I thought some kids might not run and they did. I predicted a team to win, and their top four didn't run. Needless to say, it was a great turnout for the Overbay-Monte Carlo Invitational at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs. Check out tons of meet coverage from the event sponsored by Track Shack. 

TP Invite: Blake, Salas Start Out 2012 With Wins Todd Grasley Sep 8, 2012

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.

Salute To Seniors: Annais Pena - Dr. Phillips Todd Grasley Jun 27, 2012

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.

Competitive Fire Fuels Dr. Phillips' Bridget Blake Todd Grasley May 23, 2012

Bridget Blake's older sister inspired her to be a distance runner. That surprises Olivia, who didn't realize the impact she had on Bridget. Although she advanced to a region track meet as a senior at Freeedom, running isn't something Olivia enjoys.(via Orlando Sentinel )

Olympia Overpowers Field At Metro Conference West Championships Josh Cohen Oct 27, 2011

A warm evening at West Orange High School set the stage for the Metro Conference West Championships on Wednesday. To start the meet off, a combined JV race was held that features both boys and girls. In first for the boys was Olympia’s Kevin Knox with a time of 17:47.81. To demonstrate the amazing depth of Olympia’s team, the top 8 finishers for the JV boys’ race were all from Olympia High School and they all went under 20 minutes, the only 8 in this race to do so. Leading for the girls was Mason Kite from Olympia with her winning time of 22:48.85.

Logan Kruse Expected To Run At Holy Trinity Fall Classic Todd Grasley Oct 11, 2011

(via Central Florida Varsity theDr. Phillips’ Logan Kruse, who entered the season as the No. 1 ranked Class 4A boys runner in the FACA/flrunners.com preseason rankings, is expected to make his season debut Saturday at the Holy Trinity Fall Classic in Melbourne, coach Peter Blount said Tuesday. Blog)

Logan Kruse: Training Abroad Todd Grasley Sep 15, 2011

Logan Kruse didn't train like most Florida runners this summer. The Dr. Phillips senior literally traded mountains for  the "mole hills" of Central Florida. He traveled from Orlando to Colorado and then to Panama in a journey that was both a running and cultural experience.

Cross Country Q&A - Bridget Blake Todd Grasley Aug 20, 2011

Dr. Phillip's star Bridget Blake is one of the favorties to win the 4A Cross Country Championships. As a freshman at Freedom, Blake finished second to Winter Park senior Shelby Hayes who is now at the University of Florida. Her sophomore season she finally got over the hump and took home her first state championship and led the Panthers to a third place finish. See how Blake got started in the sport, her experience this summer with one of the country's top coaches, and her expectations for her junior year in this Cross Country Q&A.

Prestate: Chiles Girls Dominate, DP Boys 2 Points Over Columbus Jason Byrne Oct 17, 2009

Kathryn and Erika Fluehr go 1-2 yet again with times of 17:16 and 17:44 in the Elite Girls race.  Jana Stolting has the third fastest girls time on the day in 17:51 out of the small school race.  The highly anticipated battle in the boys race saw a great Jimmy Clark and Matt Mizereck battle it out.  Mizereck answered Clark's strong move and wins 15:20 to 15:23 up the final long incline.  Team-wise Chiles girls were well in front of Winter Park and Dr. Phillips once again beat out Columbus (by just 2 points) to prove they are top of the heap in the state.

Anaya, Peters Win Lake Mary Summertime Run Jason Byrne Sep 7, 2008

This year's Mike Gibson Lake Mary Summertime Run was run in a very unique format.  They started each division in two waves that were three minutes apart from each other:  the tortise and the hare.  The idea is that the second wave (tortise) tries to catch the first wave (hare) and of course the hares try not to be caught!  "Fun and different" was the general review!  Keep reading...