Florida's 2016 and 2017 4A Runner-up in Discus and All-American Javelin thrower, Sophia Gustely, talks about taking a Gap Year.
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The Embry-Riddle track & field team has announced the signings of three recruits for the 2015 season. (via Embry-Riddle University)
Cane Bay alumnus Juwan Tolliver talks about his progression in the sport, along with having a sister in the sport and the future.
Few of us could ever imagine high jumping our height, let alone going another half-foot (or more) higher than that. Raise the bar to seven feet, and the track announcer’s voice, normally a baritone, becomes falsetto, and all attention--previously directed at other track events--is immediately siphoned off for the remainder of the high jump competition.
…or so it would seem. Each spring, for the past three indoor track seasons, Nicole Bonk has stepped onto the Embry Riddle track for her one “warm-up” race walk. She posts a pretty good time (fast enough to qualify for the NAIA Indoor Nationals), returns to her running events—usually the 800 and 4 X 8—and chills. A few weeks later at the Nationals, she rockets along…well, figuratively speaking, it is the walk, after all—and leaves with a trophy. Ditto for the outdoor season. Easy said, easy done.
Although it has been almost ten years since his graduation from Flagler Palm Coast High School, he is still affectionately remembered as “Sammy.” To put that in perspective, consider just how many great runners have run on the same tracks, perhaps won more races, and maybe even captured more FHSAA titles than he has, and yet a surname would be required for the proper identification of any one of them.
Cocoa Beach senior Cory Sayyeau has been one of the top distance runners on the Space Coast. As a junior he placed 10th at the 2A Cross Country Finals. Recently, he has announced where he will run for the next four years.
Danielle Carruthers let out a scream that turned heads Monday afternoon at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University track and field complex. (via Daytona Beach News-Journal)
When Nicole Bonk began college three years ago, probably the last thing she might have expected to accomplish was to become a national class walker. A pilot, perhaps; that is, after all, her major at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. An increasingly accomplished distance runner, certainly; Peter Hopfe is her track and cross country coach. But earning an invitation to the 2012 Olympic Trials? Not even on her radar…even though, as a junior, she is already well-read on that subject. So the obvious question remaining is: how did one of this most cherished of athletic honors come about?
Peter Hopfe began coaching high school cross country in 1995, and by the autumn of 2004, he was considered one of the most successful and respected high school coaches in the state of Florida. In the space of ten years, he had gone from a full-time restaurateur, to a part-time coach, to the recognized founder of a distance dynasty at Flagler-Palm Coast High School, and a two-time Florida State Coach of the Year. Who would have even considered gambling that kind of success on a fledgling college program? Knowing Hopfe, however, it was far from a gamble.
Anyway you look at it, Peter Hopfe was destined to be a successful running coach. A by-product of his abundance of energy, his competitive nature has always sought an outlet, first in his drive to compete on a personal level, then to lead others to unimaginable successes
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The ERAU men's cross country team ended the 2009 season with a fifth place showing at the NAIA National Championships on Saturday. Three Eagle runners were named All-Americans as they finished in the top 22 overall.
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Embry-Riddle women's cross country three runners in the top 75 to finish 16th overall at the NAIA National Cross Country Championships on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Embry-Riddle men's and women's cross country teams placed a combined five student-athletes on the Daktronics-All-America Scholar Athlete rosters that were announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics on Friday.
BABSON PARK, Fla. - For the fourth time in as many years the Embry-Riddle women's cross country squad won The Sun Conference Championships hosted by Webber International. The Eagles placed 10 runners in the top 13 to claim the top spot over seven other conference opponents.
BABSON PARK, Fla. - The Embry-Riddle men's cross country team won their fifth consecutive Sun Conference Championship on Saturday, giving them an automatic berth into the NAIA National Championship.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Embry-Riddle men's and women's cross country teams had the opportunity to compete against some of the top programs in the NAIA at the Southeastern Classic at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park on Saturday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Embry-Riddle Athletic Department is mourning the loss of former cross country and track and field student-athlete lt;br />Francesca Martino.
BABSON PARK, Fla. -- The Eagles extended their winning streak to seven with tonight's win over conference opponent Webber in a five-set battle, highlighted by Abby Hall's career-high 32 kill performance.
DELAND, Fla. – The Embry-Riddle women's cross country team celebrated their program-best No. 12 ranking in the NAIA national poll with a fifth place finish at the Hatter Invitational hosted by NCAA I Stetson on Friday.
DELAND, Fla. – The third-ranked Embry-Riddle men's cross country team placed two runners in the top 10 and four in the top 20 to garner a second place finish at the Hatter Invitational hosted by NCAA I Stetson on Friday evening.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – ERAU men's cross country team took home the 2009 Asics Classic title on Saturday morning with a perfect score, placing the top five runners at the race. The Eagles ran a total time of 2:15:53.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Embry-Riddle women's cross country team won the 2009 Asics Classic on Saturday morning, placing four of the top five runners in the race and coming away with a perfect score of 15.
WILLAMETTE, Ore. -- The women's cross country team raced to a sixth place finish at the Charles Bowles Invitational, falling to four nationally ranked teams and beating the No. 13 and No. 14 teams, Point Loma and Eastern Oregon.
WILLAMETTE, Ore. -- The men's cross country team raced to a second place finish at the Charles Bowles Invitational in Willamette, Ore., highlighted by the top four Eagle runners, who crossed the finish line in sub-25 minute times, marking four of the fastest times in ERAU history. The Eagles fell to the No. 5 team in the nation, Southern Oregon, who totaled 41 points compared to the Eagles' 49 points.
ORLANO, Fla. – The Embry-Riddle men's cross country team displayed a little of its depth on Saturday as the earned the team title at the Knight Attack Challenge hosted by the University of Central Florida on Saturday.
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Embry-Riddle women's cross country team garnered its second No. 2 finish of the season at the Knight Attack Invitational hosted by the University of Central Florida on Saturday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Embry-Riddle women's cross country team took home an eighth place finish among nine teams Friday evening at the Mountain Dew Invitational on the campus of University of Florida.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 3 ranked Embry-Riddle men's cross country team finished second at the Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. Friday evening, with Freshman Evans Kirwa highlighting the meet by taking home a first place finish in an ERAU record time of 24:21.10.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Freshman cross country runner Evans Kirwa was selected as The Sun Conference Bi-Weekly Runner of the week on Monday by the conference office. Kirwa led the NAIA No. 3 Eagles to a first place finish at at the Florida Tech Invitational as he finished first in the race with a time of 25:06, just three seconds shy of the ERAU school record. Other Nominees: Cesar Fernandez Lazaro, SCAD Alex Russell, WU Frank Tinsley, USCB
MELBOURNE, Fla. For the sixth time in seven years the Embry-Riddlemen s cross country team took home the Florida Tech Invitational crown this morning. After a season-opening meet at the University of Tampa last Friday in which weather delays caused some confusion with the final results ERAU knew exactly where they finished Saturday. The NAIA No. 3 Eagles totaled 19 points in the win. The Blue and Gold swept the top three places at the meet, as well as places fifth, eight, ninth and tenth. Freshman Evans Kirwa placed first overall in a time of 25:06, just three seconds off the school record set last season. Following Kirwa was senior Nick Gehlsen at 25:49 and junior Russell Snyder in 25:52 finishing second and third respectively. Henry Melius finished fifth with a run of 26:19, and Greg Leonard rounded out the Eagle scorers in eighth place in 16:39. Head Coach Mike Rosolino commented on themen s performance, We had a much better performance from last week. It was a good
MELBOURNE, Fla. – After a third place finish in their season opening meet, the NAIA No. 19 Eagles improved their finish this week at the Florida Tech Invitational as they finished second overall, behind only the University of Tampa who is ranked No. 12 in NCAA II. lt;br />Flo Vazquez led the Blue and Gold with a fourth place finish in a time of 18:37, followed by senior Alex Salinas who finished 11th with a time of 19:47. Senior Beth McCubbin ran 19:52 to finish 12th, Erika Langhauser finished 14th in 19:54 and Karina Coelho (20:25) and Emily Cook (20:27) finished 15th and 16th respectively.
TAMPA, Fla. – Embry-Riddle junior Sam Vazquez overcame a two-delay to pull out his first win of the 2009 season at the Early Bird Classic hosted by the University of Tampa on Friday.
TAMPA, Fla. – The 2009 season got off to an unusual start, Friday at the Early Bird Classic hosted by the University of Tampa. The Eagles finished third out of nine teams with 80 points behind meet host Tampa (35) and NCAA I South Florida (48).
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Embry-Riddle men's cross country team received the No. 3 ranking in the national preseason poll released by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics on Wednesday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Embry-Riddle women's cross country team is ranked 19th in the national preseason poll released by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics on Wednesday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Embry-Riddle women's track and field team welcomes the addition of 11 new athletes to their program, who hope to make an immediate impact for the 2009-10 season.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Embry-Riddle men's track and field team will add a multitude of depth and talent to their 2009-10 roster, as Head Coach Mike Rosolino announced the signing of 10 new athletes for the upcoming season.