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.
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Take a look at the fastest teams heading into all 64 district championship meets to be held this week in Florida.
Check out all the state meet and NXN Regional action going down this weekend.
The battle for the 3A team title is going to be close with Miami Northwestern and Chiles both in that classification and finishing 1-2 in our Super 25 Pre-Season Power Rankings.
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.
Tyler Copeland was on-site at the Metro Conference Championships and captured over 800 photos of all the action including this one of the West Orange girls who defended their home turf winning the west division with 45 points over Olympia (55) and Dr. Phillips (55).
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.
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.
How is this for a statistic? 9 of the 12 teams under 8 minutes in the 4x8 all hail from class 4A. Of those 9 teams, 5 are from 4A Region 1 AKA Region Of Death. Coral Reef is the state leader in the event with their 7:47.91 from the 4A Region 4 Championship. Check out the top 500 boys 4x800m relay for the 2016 season.
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?
Watch Dr. Phillips and the rest of the boys 4x800m field duke it out for 8 laps with the top five times finishing in 7:57 or under. Lake Nona's 7:57.04 is fifth and misses out if that tells you just how exciting this race was!
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?
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.
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!
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.
Four of the top six 4A boys teams are from Central Florida while the other two hail from South Florida. Dr. Phillips is the reigning champion and return 100m runner-up and 200m champion Alvin Bryant along with mid-distance standout Emare Hogan and hurdler/jumper Larry Pierre.
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.
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!
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.
Ralph Epifanio was on-site at the 4A Region 1 Championship AKA the Region Of Death and gives us a quick recap before his in-depth story hits the site tomorrow!
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!
The Metro Conference Championship divided the east and the west part of the county. We wanted to know how the meet would play out if we combined the results. Check out the girls and boys team scores and see where your squad stacks up.
Ralph Epifanio gives us an inside look at all the action from the 2015 Metro Conference XC Championships.
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!
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!
We've done our girls ROC and boys ROC previews for the Flrunners.com Invitational 16. We've run the virtual meets. Now we know want to know who YOU think is going to win! Our prediction contest will run now through Friday night at midnight. Simply reply in the discussion topic your picks and tune in Saturday morning to see how good you are!
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!
8th grader Tsion Yared looks repeat as an individual and help the Panthers go back to back in the girls Race of Champions. We preview all the action!
Marist Boys and Winter Park Girls Dominate at Coach Benson Double Dip..Pittman & Billings Untouchable..
The 2015 Deland Invitational promises to be one of the best in the meet's history with over 20 teams including the Winter Park girls. We will have on-site coverage including photos, results, and a recap of all the action!
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.
We broke down the top teams in each classification, but we’re throwing that all out the window. We want to know who is the best of the best, regardless of class. Check out our top fifty girls XC teams!
Winter Park and St. Thomas Aquinas duked it out in 4A last year with the Wildcats coming out on top. This year's squad is another year experienced and the most dominant team from top to bottom regardless of class.
St. Thomas Aquinas look to add another 4A cross country title to go with their 2013 trophy. Check out the top 4A boys cross country teams!
With track season ending we bridge the gap to the start of cross country by using our extensive stats database. Take a look at the top girls cross country teams based on 3,200m track times.
With track season ending we bridge the gap to the start of cross country by using our extensive stats database. Take a look at the top girls cross country teams based on 1,600m track times.
Who ended the year in the top spot? Find out in our top 25 final rankings for boys relay events.
The Dr. Phillips and Chiles' boys won the 4A and 3A team titles and sit 1-2 in our final Super 25 team rankings. Check out the full list!
Saturday left no doubt statewide that 4A is one of the toughest classifications in the entire state. Andy Warrener has a complete recap of all the action!
The state's largest classification 4A will hit the track a UNF on Saturday. Ricky Quintana previews all the action!
The 4A boys team battle could come down to the very end with Dr. Phillip's and Lyman leading the charge. See how our virtual meet has this one playing out!
Lake Brantley's Sinclaire Johnson posted a state leading time in the 800m, while the Dr. Phillip's boys clocked the fastest 4x800m relay in the state. See who else won the week in our all-state results merge!
They don't call 4A 1 the Region of Death for nothing. Ralph Epifanio gives us an inside look at all the action from one of the state's toughest meets!
Ralph Epifanio gives us in-depth detail into all the action from the 4A District 4 Championship.
The Dr. Phillips relay teams were MIA on Saturday at the Florida Relays, but the Panthers are still the top team to beat in 4A and the number one team in our boys Super 25 rankings. See the rest of the teams on the list!
Six of the top eight teams in our boys Super 25 team rankings are in 4A. Dr. Phillips leads the way after another team victory at the Seminole Invitational in Clermont.
Donald Lamb was on-site at the Seminole Invitational and took over 900 photos including this of Joshua Jacques and Steven Cross battling it out in the 1,600m. Check out all the awesome images as well as some video coverage!
Dr. Phillips remains in the number one spot, but their was movement beneath them. After a successful week at BCAA Championships Boyd Anderson moved up from tenth to second. The surprise is Flagler Palm Coast who despite winning Bob Hayes are only seventh. See the top 25 boys teams regardless of class!
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.
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.
The Dr. Phillips boys flexed their muscle for the second weekend in a row. The Panthers had more than twice the amount of points as runner-up Colonial a the Lake Brantley Invitational, winning every running event except for the 1,600 and 3,200m. They are the top team in our boys Super 25 rankings. Find out who else made the list!
The Dr. Phillips boys jump to the top spot of our Super 25 Rankings after a successful weekend at the Lake Brantley Open. Despite a win at the Louie Bing Classic, St. Thomas Aquinas slides down a spot to number two with Flagler Palm Coast, and Coral Reef rounding out the top four.
Watch Alvin Bryant take home four golds (100,200, 4x100 and 4x400m) for Dr. Phillips as well as all the action from the 2015 Lake Brantley Open!
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!
We scored the top 25 individuals and 25 relays state wide to come up with our Super 25, the 25 best boys teams regardless of class. The St. Thomas Aquinas boys are always loaded with talent having won the last five of six 4A state titles. The Raiders headline our list of the Sunshine State's top teams. See where your school ranks!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Over two dozen teams headed to Showalter field in Winter Park for the 2014 Brian Jaeger Elite Classic. For the teams in attendance, the meet served as one last tune up before the 3A/4A postseason gets underway this week and the road to state begins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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' 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.
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.
Bridget Blake of Dr. Phillips finished off her senior cross country season with a bang! In her second appearance as a Foot Locker National finalist, she improved upon last year's 38th place to finish in 15th to gain third team All-American status.
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.
On the blue walls of Bridget Blake's room are memories, medals and motivation. (via OrlandoSentinel.com)
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.
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.
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.
For nearly 10 minutes after Bridget Blake won her third consecutive state cross country title Saturday at Apalachee Regional Park, the Dr. Phillips senior stood at the finish line. (via OrlandoSentinel.com)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 )
Former Dr. Phillips Coach Linnie Yarbrough and his brother John were in a serious car accident on March 17. John died and Linnie is currently in the ICU. The family is in serious need of financial support and prayers.
RUNNER OF THE YEAR: Bridget Blake Jr., Dr. Phillips The Buzz: Two-time state champion won 4A title by more than 40 seconds in 18:05.62. Never finished lower than second at state. (via Orlando Sentinel)
Ransom Everglades senior Bert Irigoyen won his second straight 2A State Championship and led his team the title as well. Dr. Phillips junior Bridget Blake also repeated as 4A State Champion.
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.
A closer look at Dr. Phillips cross country runners Logan Kruse, a senior, and Bridget Blake, a junior: (via OrlandoSentinel.com)
(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 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.
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.
We see Estero and Lakewood Ranch TIED through five runners, with Estero coming out on top on #6. There are a lot of VERY strong looking teams coming back this year.
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.
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...