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Scouting Report: Chiles Girls & Boys Todd Grasley Feb 21, 2017

Coach Phllip Browning enters his second year at the helm of the Chiles track and field program. In 2016, the Timberwolves boys were the 3A state champions to continue their streak to three in a row, while the girls team sent eight athletes to state and finished in a three way tie for sixth. We caught up with Browning to get an inside look at this year's team.

T&F Team Scores - 3A Boys - Chiles Timberwolves Tackling Run At 4th Straight Todd Grasley Jan 25, 2017

43 points was all the Chiles' boys track team needed to win their third straight 3A state championship. The Timberwolves lose thrower Cole Upthegrove to graduation but return both Jordan Poole and James Hansen as well as a talented group of distance runners. Creekside and Miami Northwestern should also be in the mix, but don't count out Miami Norland who now have transfer Tyrese Cooper's, one of the most dangerous sprinters in the country. 

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? 

Bolles Returns Top Boys Team From Cross Country Finals Todd Grasley Nov 14, 2016

The Bolles boys finished the 2016 season as the 2A runner-up edging out Satellite by two points. Good news for Coach Rivera and the Bulldogs is that they bring back six of their top seven. They are our top returning team from the 2016 Cross Country Finals followed by Belen Jesuit, Chiles, Bishop Kenny, and a young South Walton team. Take a look at the top 25 as well as a link to the complete list. Where do you and your team rank?

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?

Cross Country Finals Boys Combined Team Scores: Trinity Prep Notches 4th Straight 2A Crown Todd Grasley Nov 7, 2016

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. The Saints edged out Bolles (64) and Satellite (66 points) to win the trophy and rank number one in our boys combined team scores. The Bulldogs and Scorpions were the second and third best teams regardless of class, meaning 2A was LOADED this year. We merged the results from every classification to see which teams were the best of the best.

3A State Meet Preview: Freshmen Churchill, Lastra Lead Girls Field Eddie Romero Nov 3, 2016

Florida sees its fair share of freshmen talent every year and 2016 is no different. In the 3A girls race two of the state's best will be on display in Lincoln's Alyson Churchill and Mater Academy's Valerie Lastra. On the boy's side it will be yet another duel between UF commitment Matthew Clark of Creekside and Michael Phillips of Chiles. Add in Joshua Collins of Belen Jesuit and this race will be fast with major team implications on the line. Belen Jesuit has been missing from the podium the last two years and Collins can change that. The girls team battle is one-sided with Niceville, the best regardless of class, leading the way. We preview all the action of class 3A.

WATCH: Lincoln FR. Alyson Churchill 17:55.80, Chiles Boys Beat Creekside By 9 Todd Grasley Oct 30, 2016

Lincoln freshman Alyson Churchill set a new PR and FL#6 time of 17:55.80 to win the 3A Region Championship while Michael Phillips of Chiles and Matthew Clark of Creekside both dipped under 16 minutes to finish 1-2 in the boys race. On the team front, the Niceville girls placed 7 in the top 15 to win with 40 points, while the Chiles boys defeated Creekside by 9 points.

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. 

Boys XC Team Scores: Satellite Vs. Trinity Prep Setting Up To Be Epic Battle Todd Grasley Oct 25, 2016

The Satellite Scorpions will try to sting the Trinity Prep Saints and end their state championship run in 2A. Don't get it twisted though a majority of Coach Butler's squad knows about the successes of the squad less than an hour to their east. The two programs are the best in the state regardless of class and the top spot on the podium could come down to their number five runners. We rank the top 25 teams according to our XC team score rankings.

3A District 3 Featured Photo Album: Lincoln's Churchill Takes Off, Doesn't Look Back Todd Grasley Oct 22, 2016

Lincoln freshman Alyson Churchill continued her fantastic season by winning her first district championship at the 3A-3 meet in Tallahassee. Churchill's time of 18:28.87 was more than a minute and a half faster than her nearest competitor. Matthew Cashin of Leon won the boys race while Chiles swept both team trophies. Chris Tucker was on-site and snapped over 400 photos of all the action.

WATCH: ALL Race Videos & Interviews From FSU Invitational (Pre-State) Todd Grasley Oct 9, 2016

Tallahassee avoided Hurricane Matthew and that means we were able to get stellar coverage from the 2016 FSU Invitational (Pre-State) in the state capital. North Florida correspondent Jacob Fuller captured all of the Friday race video in addition to Saturday's high school races while he and Ricky Quintana teamed up on interviews as well. Don't miss a minute of the action!

Ricky's Recap: Churchill, Phillips, Marist Boys & Niceville Girls Big Winners At FSU Invitational (Pre-State) Ricky Quintana Oct 9, 2016

Chiles junior Michael Phillips and Belen Jesuit junior Joshua Collins showed why they are two of the top boys in the class of 2018 duking it out in the elite race at Pre-State, with the hometown Timberwolve coming out on top in a FL#2 time of 15:27.80. On the girls side, Lincoln freshman Alyson Churchill continued her spectacular 2016 with the biggest win of her high school career. Team wise the Marist boys made the trip down from Georgia to defeat Chiles, while the Niceville girls proved why they are ranked number one in our Saucony Flo 50 team rankings.

WATCH: Bolles Sweeps Team Titles, Hicks & Delay Dominate, All Videos From Katie Caples Inv. Todd Grasley Sep 25, 2016

The Bolles boys and Bolles girls ranked first and second respectively in our Saucony Flo 50 team rankings showed why they are two of the best in the state after both team titles against a loaded field at the Katie Caples Invitational this weekend at Bishop Kenny High School. The Bolles boys won with sophomore standout and state leader Charles Hicks paving the way in 15:49. On the girl's side, Fletcher's Kayley Delay remained undefeated dipping under 18 minutes with a FL#3 mark of 17:55.

Katie Caples Featured Photo Album: Delay Dazzles Under Saturday Night Lights Todd Grasley Sep 25, 2016

Kayley Delay ran a FL#3 time of 17:55 at the Katie Caples Invitational in Jacksonville Saturday night. Equally impressive as her time was the quality of competition she beat with names like Caitlin Collier of Bolles, Alyson Churchill of Lincoln and Ana Wallace of Chiles just to name a few, as well as several of our Saucony Flo 50 top girls teams. Cedric Gillette was on-site and captured over 1,250 photos of all the action!

WATCH: Charles Hicks Clocks State Leader, ALL Race Videos & Interviews From Florida Horse Park Inv. Todd Grasley Sep 11, 2016

Bolles sophomore Charles Hicks ran an 11 second PR to reset the state's fastest time at 15:33.21 as he Michael Phillips and Matthew Newland all ran under 16 minutes. On the girl's side, 2A Cross Country Finals runner-up Caitlin Collier picked up her second win of the year, beating her nearest competitor in 15 seconds with a season best time of 18:41.50. The Bolles boys and Chiles girls were team champions. Billy Simpson was on-site and has all the race videos as well as an interview with Charles Hicks.

WATCH: Hicks, Phillips, Finish 2-3 Behind Georgia's McLeod At Bale -N- Trail Todd Grasley Sep 5, 2016

Jacob McLeod of Georgia's Trinity Christian made the trip down south to Jacksonville and defeated the field of Floridians at the Bale -N- Trail Cross Country Original meet. Charles Hicks of Bolles and Michael Phillips of Chiles finished second and third respectively, running sub 16 times of 15:45.85 and 15:58.88, the third and fifth fastest times in the Sunshine State through week two.

Bolles Best In Girls Composite Team Rankings Once Again Todd Grasley Aug 25, 2016

The Bolles girls have been the best program in the state of Florida over recent years, tallying the last four cross country state championships. Coach Ryan's Bulldogs are also the best team according to our composite rankings which takes into numerous criteria for yet another year. If you pull up the XC Team Scores page, you'll see a 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.

St. Thomas Aquinas Sit On Top Of Boys Composite Rankings Todd Grasley Aug 25, 2016

St. Thomas Aquinas is the best of our 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 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.

Spotlight Athlete: Chiles Junior Michael Phillips Todd Grasley Aug 15, 2016

Chiles junior Michael Phillips has only been in the Sunshine State for two years, but he is already making his mark. Phillips, the son of FSU coach Kelly Phillips and new Chiles head coach Mike Phillips was the 3A state runner-up in the 1600m and helped score valuable points in the Timberwolves team title. Phillips was 7th at the Cross Country Finals as an individual and the top finisher on the runner-up team. We talked to him about his start in the sport, summer training, goals for 2016, and more! 

3A Girls Team Rankings: Niceville Not New To The Podium, Return 6 Of 7 Todd Grasley Aug 4, 2016

The Niceville girls finished as the 3A runner-up in 2015, but return six of their top seven from that team with Hannah Schneidewind, Claire Crist, and Erin Eubanks a solid 1-3. Fort Myers has top ranked Krissy Gear, the 3A individual runner-up at the helm for the Green Wave, while mainstay Chiles, the defending champions are ranked third. We take a look at the top ten girls teams in 3A.

3A Boys Team Rankings: Strong Senior Class Has Creekside On Top Todd Grasley Aug 4, 2016

Creekside and Chiles finished 1-2 at the 3A state meet last year and look to be positioned for the same showing this fall. Creekside will rely on a skilled and experienced senior laden team while the Timberwolves have three runners capable of placing in the top 25. We take a look at the top 10 teams in 3A as we head into the 2016 season.

Top 50 Girls Returning XC Teams - Based On 3200m Track Times: Chiles Front Three Under 11:25 Todd Grasley Jul 26, 2016

With track season ending we bridge the gap to the start of cross country by using our extensive stats database. to take a look at the top 50 girls cross country teams based on 3,200m track times. The Chiles girls hope their success on the track parlays into more state titles for the Timberwolves cross country program. Ana Wallace's 11:05.19 is the top returning time in the state for 3,200m and gives the team three girls under 11:25. 

Top 50 Boys Returning XC Teams - Based On 3200m Track Times - Satellite Boasts 9:45 Team Average Todd Grasley Jul 26, 2016

With track season ending we bridge the gap to the start of cross country by using our extensive stats database. to take a look at the top 50 boys cross country teams based on 3,200m track times.  Coach Doug Butler and the Satellite Scorpions should contend for a podium spot in a loaded 2A with the likes of John Cacciatore and Egan and Trevor Kattenberg all having run eight laps in under 9:40 and an average top five time of 9:46.11!

Top 50 Boys Returning XC Teams - Based On 1600m Track Times - Chiles/Creekside Come In At #2 & #3 Todd Grasley Jul 25, 2016

With track season ending we bridge the gap to the start of cross country by using our extensive stats database. to take a look at the top 50 boys cross country teams based on 1,600m track times. The top three teams in our list come from North Florida with Bolles, Chiles, and Creekside. Chiles and Creekside went at it in 3A last year and look to duplicate that rivalry in 2016.

3A Team Scores: Surprise Surprise, MNW Lady Bulls Loaded Again Todd Grasley Jan 23, 2016

The ladies of Miami Northwestern are a powerhouse track and field program not just in the state of Florida, but nationally as well. Coach Carmen Jackson's team won their 7th straight state championship in 2015 and have no shortage of talent heading into the 2016 campaign. It won't be a question of if they win, but by how much. Check out which teams are fighting for the runner-up spot on the podium. We rank every girls team in 3A!

3A Team Scores: Can Chiles Boys Contend With MNW & Make It Three In A Row? Todd Grasley Jan 23, 2016

The Chiles boys (pictured above) won their second straight 3A track and field state championship in 2015, defeating rival Leon by 14 points. In 2014, the Timberwolves ousted Miami Northwestern by three points in a meet that came down to the final event of the night. Fast forward to 2016, and it looks like it could be another battle between Chile and MNW. 

Fan Vote: Chiles' Gowan Gets State Title With Timberwolves Girls Isabel Hanewicz Dec 16, 2015

Chiles coach Scott Gowan is one of the winningest coaches XC and track coaches in state history, leading his girls team to the 3A state title in 2015 and his boys team to a runner-up title after the boys won in 2014 and the girls took second. This is his fourth state championship on the girl's side in his tenure at Chiles after leading the team to title wins in 2008-2010.

Foot Locker South's Fastest Floridians: Lily Williams Todd Grasley Nov 23, 2015

In her first year running Foot Locker South, Lily Williams of Chiles captured the tenth and final spot to Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego clocking the 14th fastest time ever by a Floridian of 17:32.00. We caught up with Williams to reflect on that race her senior year in 2011 and what she has been up to since.

Bolles, Chiles State Championships Move Ryan, Gowan To Fifth On All-Time Wins List Rick Rothman Nov 17, 2015

Coach Ryan of Bolles (pictured above with team) and Coach Gowan of Chiles moved up the all-time wins list after the 2015 Cross Country Finals. The Bolles girls picked up their fourth consecutive 2A crown giving him his 9th overall while the Chiles girls continued the rich tradition of the Timberwolves program and gave Gowan his 9th as well. Both coaches pass the late Jeff Sommer of Estero to move into a tie for fifth place.

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!

3A State Meet Preview: Merritt Island's Steven Cross In League Of His Own Isabel Hanewicz 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 3A classification who will compete in the first (7:30 a.m.) and third (8:20 a.m.) races of the morning with the girls and boys respectively.

3A District 3 Featured Photo Album Todd Grasley Oct 24, 2015

Chris Tucker was on-site at the 3A District 3 Championship and captured over 300 photos of all the action including this one of Leon's Matthew Cashin and Adam Wallenfelsz who went 1-2 and lead the Lions to a runner-up finish.

WATCH: Morse, Rice, Tucker Take Alligator Lake XC Race Down To Wire, Separated By Tenths Todd Grasley Sep 28, 2015

One of the best races of the weekend was at the Alligator Lake XC Invitational as Emma Tucker of Chiles, Bridget Morse of Columbia, and Maggie Rice of Newberry went stride for stride until the last 100 meters of the race and crossed just tenths of a second within each other. Tucker was first in 19:01.27 with Morse and Rice behind her in 19:01.49 and 19:01.92. Watch the finish courtesy of Dusty Smith and B3R Promotions.

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

The Belen Jesuit boys have won all four meets they’ve competed in this year including most recently at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational. They are the top team regardless of class and look like they are well on their way to another state championship. Check out the top 50 as well as a link to the complete list.

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.

XC Spotlight: Emma Tucker - Chiles High School Todd Grasley Aug 17, 2015

Chiles senior Emma Tucker is the 9th best returner in 3A and owns a personal best 5k time of 18:44.20 which earned her a third place showing at the state meet in 2014. Tucker is one of the top runners on a Timberwolves team that looks to bring home a team title as well!

Salute To Seniors: Tyson Murray - Chiles High School Todd Grasley Jul 13, 2015

The 2014-2015 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.

Salute To Seniors: Blaine Thomas - Chiles High School Todd Grasley Jul 12, 2015

The 2014-2015 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.

Still On The Board: Top Unsigned Boys Cross Country Runners Dec 27, 2014

Leon senior Sukhi Khosla is the gem of the 2015 class and has yet to make a college decision. Khosla, a two-time 3A Cross Country Champion and Nike Cross Nationals Finalist (35th) has narrowed his choices to FSU and Oklahoma State for a majority of the recruiting process. His 14:52.60 at the 3A Region 1 meet is the 12th fastest time in the U.S. in 2014. See what other boys cross country runners are still uncommitted!

Top 25 Boys Teams In NXN SE Region: Leon Out, No Official Word On Chiles Todd Grasley Nov 24, 2014

Leon and Chiles battled it out all season long for the best team in Tallahassee and the state as well. Chiles took three out of four match ups including the 3A Cross Country Finals team title. Coach Gowan said after the meet, he didn't want to face them again anytime soon, and it doesn't look like that will happen. Leon is the top ranked team in the NXN Southeast Regional (based on season bests), but Khosla will run at Foot Locker and Chiles isn't running in the postseason as a team. Belen Jesuit and Creekside are also on this list, as well as Trinity Prep, the 2A state champions. The Saints usually run in Nike and will once again this year. 

3A Preview: Wollrath Out, Khosla Sets Sights On State Record, Leon Vs. Chiles Round Four Todd Grasley Nov 13, 2014

A stress fracture to Melbourne senior Julie Wollrath opens up the door for other state title contenders. Can Jessica Taylor and the Openshaw sisters lead Creekside to a team title? On the boy's side, Khosla eyes a state meet record and its doable after his 14:52 at regionals at 14:59 at Pre-State in October. Chiles and Leon duke it out for the fourth and final time with everything on the line. 

Khosla Blazing: State Leading, US#10 14:52.39, Leads Lions To 3A-1 Championship Brian Miller Nov 9, 2014

Tallahassee Leon cross country star Sukhi Khosla has had minimal opportunities to be challenged. When you've already run sub-15 minutes twice before on the state course, that tends to happen.  Racing for just his second time on Tallahassee's Sunny Hill Farms course, last year's 3A state cross country and 1600- and 3200-meter track champion posted a stunning new career best to win the Region 1-3A championship.  Khosla crossed in  a state leading and US#10 time of 14:52.9— just six seconds away from an all-time Florida high school best — and Leon's next three runners all had PRs, leading the Lions to a regional title ahead of Tallahassee Chiles.   

3A Region By Region Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Nov 6, 2014

Leon senior Sukhi Khosla won the FSU Invitational/Pre-State and the 3A District 3 Championship. His Leon Lions lost the boys team title by two points and five points to Chiles in those respective meets. Round three is Saturday at Sunnyhill Farms in Tallahassee the host of the 3A Region 1 Championship. We preview all the regionals in 3A. Take a look at our virtual meets and get in the game!

3A District By District Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Oct 28, 2014

The temperatures across the state are starting to drop, but the competition is just heating up as the state series gets underway with district competition. We take a look at ALL 64 districts breaking down each class district by district. The 3A boys race should be one of the most competitive in Tallahassee, but if you want a taste, check out the 3A District 4 team battle between Chiles and Leon. The Timberwolves beat the Lions by two points at Pre-State. They will battle this week and then again at regionals before it really matters on November 15th.

3A Team Rankings: Chiles, Leon Look For City Bragging Rights With State Title On The Line Todd Grasley Oct 16, 2014

Approximately 11 miles separates Chiles High School and Leon High School. The Timberwolves and Lions boys are the top two teams in 3A. At Apalachee Regional Park this week at Pre-State they proved just that with Chiles winning by TWO points. In less than a month, they will meet again for a state title. Looking at the numbers, Belen Jesuit looks out of the running for a podium finish, but they've won 7 out of 8 state titles and are always in the mix. See the list of the top boys teams in 3A as well as which girls programs have a shot at the championship trophy. Creekside is the current favorite, but Sarasota, Vanguard, and Fort Myers all have the potential to be in the mix on any given Saturday!

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.

Elite 10: Top Boys Teams Regardless Of Class Todd Grasley Oct 6, 2014

Our computers crunched the numbers and have Chiles as the top team in the state with an average time of 16:12.80 and a 1-5 split of 54.78 seconds. 3A foes Creekside, Leon, and Belen Jesuit round out the top four making the road to state and the Cross Country Finals even more exciting! See if your team cracked the top ten and click the complete list to see all the team rankings!

Chiles' Boys Rock at Atlanta Classic, Heritage-Catoosa Girls for Real Taking Team Title Bruce Taylor Sep 28, 2014

Chiles invaded Georgia and swatted the competition winning the Championship team title scoring 34 points sweeping 3 of the top 4 places led by sr Avery Bartlett's 15:55. Heritage-Catoosa's Girls ran very well winning the Girls team title even though not having a runner in the top 10 Overall. Pelham (AL) runner jr Mary Grace Strozier was flawless in 18:08 taking the Individual title.  

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

Belen Jesuit come in at number one on our top ten teams regardless of class. The Wolverines have proven why they are a powerhouse program (seven state titles in eight years) year in and year out winning their first four meets of the season with relative ease. They took home the team trophy at the Estero DDD Invitational, Pine Crest Cross Country Invitational, Miami-Dade County Youth Fair, and recently at the UF Mt. Dew Invitational where the squad posted a 16:15 team average on a quick Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville. Senior Ryan Rodriguez is the team's number one runner and the leader of a squad that relies on a bevy of juniors.

Florida Horse Park Invitational Featured Photo Album Todd Grasley Sep 13, 2014

Vanguard freshman Joey Fitzpatrick nips Chile's Avery Bartlett at the line 16:01.67 to 16:01.77 for the first won of his high school career. Check out this awesome image of the finish by Darrin DeTorres and the rest of the photo album (732 images) from the Florida Horse Park Invitational. It's all part of our on-site coverage that also includes, race videos, and a complete recap of the action!

Florida Horse Park Invitational: Meet Preview/Virtual Meet Darrin DeTorres Sep 12, 2014

Last Saturday marked the first weekend of invitationals for the FHSAA cross country season. With many teams opening their seasons on very challenging courses, it is tough to know where exactly to rank teams coming in. This weekend we should have a better idea as many teams will be traveling to more forgiving courses with stiffer competition. A good number of teams in Florida will be taking a trip to Ocala for the Inaugural Florida Horse Park Invitational, hosted by Vanguard high school. will be on-site with our most extensive video coverage ever, plus photos, and a complete recap of all the action!

Week In Review: Floridians Come Out Swinging In Week One Todd Grasley Sep 8, 2014

Week one of the 2014 cross country season is in the books. From South Florida to the Panhandle and in between we saw some stellar opening debuts. Check out all the performances, results, and tons of coverage including photos, videos, and recaps for the week of September 1- September 7, 2014.

Holloway Park Jamboree Featured Photo Album Todd Grasley Sep 6, 2014

Chiles cleaned up winning the girl's and boy's individual titles as well as the boy's team trophy. Our Tom Connor was on-site and cleaned up in his own right taking over 1,600 photos from the Holloway Park Jamboree. Check out all the awesome images and see if you can spot yourself.

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!

3A Team Rankings: Chiles' Boys Seek 4th State Title, Will Have To End Belen Dynasty Todd Grasley Aug 22, 2014

Sarasota appears to have a large lead on Seabreeze with a strong top two of Angelina Grebe and Sage Lyons, but a win for the Sailors would mean knocking off powerhouse Estero. Although they are seeded 11th and Coach Sommer says it's not the best year, I've learned to never count out the Wildcats. There is a reason they have won four consecutive state titles! On the boy's side, Belen Jesuit has won seven of the last eight cross country crowns, but their might be a new sherrif in town. After finishing second behind Belen in 2013, the Timberwolves are hoping they can add their fourth championship since 2003. 

XC Spotlight: Avery Bartlett - Chiles High School Todd Grasley Aug 20, 2014

Avery Bartlett was the number two runner for Chiles last year as a junior helping the Timberwolves to a 3A runner-up finish. On the track he scored valuable points to help the team win the 3A title. Bartlett hopes he can lead Chiles to a cross country crown this fall. See how he first started out in the sport, his favorite course to run on, and more in this XC Spotlight.

XC Raw Data: Boys Top Returning Teams Based On Track Times Ryan Raposo Aug 2, 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: Cade Zimmerman - Chiles High School Todd Grasley Jun 11, 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.  

Salute To Seniors: Justin Cromartie - Chiles High School Todd Grasley May 28, 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.  

FSU Relays Day 2 Featured Photos Randy Settle Mar 22, 2014

Day two of the FSU Relays is in the books and once again we saw another day of great performances from both the high school and college fields. Check out over 1300 photos by Randy Settle as part of our on-site coverage of the big event!

Chiles' Standout Has Awesome Experience At Appalachian State Todd Grasley Jan 20, 2014

If you told Cade Zimmerman when he was starting high school that he would go to college on a running scholarship, he would probably say you were crazy. When the Chiles senior began running he thought it would help him earn a a soccer scholarship. Now the recruiting process is over, for the 3A Cross Country Finals, sixth place finisher. Zimmerman says it was different from what he had imagined.

2014 A Look Ahead: 3A Top Returning Teams - Are The Belen & Estero Dynasties Dying Out? Todd Grasley Dec 25, 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! The rankings show a new wave of teams coming through. The Belen boys and Estero girls have ruled the roost for a long time and usually end up reloading rather than rebuilding. Coach Sommer let me hear about it for counting the girls out last year and I am not ready to make that mistake again. We will have to wait and see what happens!

Coaching Teams To The Podium - Scott Gowan (Chiles Boys) Todd Grasley Dec 18, 2013

In this series we take a look at state championship and runner-up coaches, their outlook on the team, the season, and 2014. Coach Scott Gowan has been coaching for 28 years and has racked up 14 state championships and nine runner-up trophies. His most recent came in 2013, as the Chiles boys finished runner-up in the 3A Cross Country Finals.    

3A State Meet Preview: Billed As Best Two Races Of The Day Todd Grasley Nov 8, 2013

The individual and team battles in 3A are going to be epic. Sukhi Khosla ran a course record at Pre-State going 14:59. Can he duplicate that success and pick up his first individual honor. With so much talent on the girls side, who will win their first title? Will Belen and Estero, two powerhouse programs, remain at the top of the team standings? We break down the individual and team battles plus crunch the numbers using our rankings and virtual meets!

3A Regional Previews/Virtual Meets: Postseason Baby! Todd Grasley Nov 1, 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!

3A Team Rankings: Estero Girls Look For Four-Peat, Can Chiles Boys Dethrone Belen Dynasty? Todd Grasley Oct 23, 2013

The Estero girls look to be a lock in 3A. They have won every meet this year including victories at the Invitational Race of Champions and at Pre-State, and have won three consecutive state titles. On the boys side, it appeared Belen Jesuit was the clear favorite much like every year. The Wolverines have won six of the last seven state championships, but proved they are vulnerable after Chiles defeated them at Pre-State. Coach Gowan's squad is predicted as a ONE POINT favorite. Want to talk about slim margins? Everyone has to be on their "A" game.

Three In A Row For Xiang, Zimmerman Leads Chiles To Team Trophy At Mandarin Mustang Invitational Todd Grasley Sep 14, 2013

It was a beautiful day for a race in Jacksonville. Sunny and dry in the early morning races. Perfect conditions for some great times at the Mandarin Mustang Invitational. Karen Xiang continued to tear up the competition as she picked up her third win in as many meets. Cade Zimmerman of Chiles proved why they will be contenders in the postseason, taking individual honors and guiding his team to the team trophy as well. Mike Leary was on-site with over 900 photos of all the action.

District 3A-2: Zimmerman Edges Khosla By A Hair, Givens Golden, Chiles Takes Home Hardware Todd Grasley Nov 4, 2012

Nine high schools, 18 teams, and 131 athletes took to Appalachee Regional Park for the 3A District 2 Championship. Runners graced the Tallahassee course as their journey to the state meet got one step closer. In the girls race it was all Rachel Givens of Chiles while the boys race came down to a photo finish between Cade Zimmerman of Chiles and Sukhi Khosla of Leon. Chiles swept the team titles as well.

Warrior Of The Week: Nichols, Givens Todd Grasley Oct 25, 2012

Land O'Lakes junior Travis Nichols and Chiles senior Rachel Givens are this week's Warrior of the Week Winners. Nichols won the Sunshine Athletic Conference Championships for his second consecutive win of the season in a new personal best time of 15:58. Givens dipped under 18 minutes for a new personal best as well, crossing the line in 17:58 to win the Panhandle Championships in Marianna.

Howell, Givens PR As Panhandle Champions Todd Grasley Oct 21, 2012

It was a cool crisp morning as most of North Florida met in Marianna for the Panhandle Championships. The top eight finishers in the boys and girls race were named to the All-Panhandle team. Doug Covert was on-site with tons of pictures as was our blogger Trey LaNasa who was running in the race for Fort Walton Beach and provided me with the play by play for the event.

Ponte Vedra XC Invitational Recap Chad Germany Sep 30, 2012

With only a month to go before the district meets, Ponte Vedra High School held its fourth annual Cross Country Invitational. As usual, the best teams in North Florida were in attendance, but it was a panhandle powerhouse that ended up stealing the show.

Ga.MileSplit Weekend 3 Cross Country Report Bruce Taylor Sep 10, 2012

The Berry Clara Bowl Invite once again robbed most of the attention this weekend with over 2000 runners and many ranked teams.  Here are some briefs on the 4 Major HS meets held this past weekend including the Mountain Eagle Invite(cover pic)

Salute To Seniors: Lily Williams - Chiles Todd Grasley Jun 30, 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.

Salute To Seniors: Taylor Buzzard - Chiles Todd Grasley Jun 21, 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.

Warrior of the Week: Arroyo, Williams Todd Grasley Mar 28, 2012

Colonial junior Andres Arroyo and Chiles senior Lily Williams are this week's Warrior of the Week. Arroyo started his week with a 1:51 split on Colonial's winning 4x800 relay team at the Metro Conference Championships. Two days later he blasted a state leading and US#2 time of 9:10.37. He capped the weekend off with a meet record, state leading and US#4 4:11.76 in the 1600 meters. Williams broke a new FSU Relays meet record with her state-leading and US#2 time of 10:30.53 in the 3200.

Chiles Star Carly Thomas Commits To Florida State Todd Grasley Jan 27, 2012

Chiles standout Carly Thomas has chosen her college destination. The 2009 3A Cross Country State Championship will stay in Tallahassee and run for Florida State. In the end she chose the Seminoles over Mississippi State. She says it was her bond with Coach Karen Harvey and current FSU runners that sealed the deal.

In Her Own Words: Lily Williams On The Foot Locker Experience Lily Williams Dec 13, 2011

Wow. What a weekend. I don’t know where to start! I guess when people told me that I would be having one of the best experiences of my life they truly meant it. I am so lucky to have been able to participate in the 2011 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, not only because I had the privilege of racing 39 of the best high school athletes in the country, but because I made so many friendships that I know will last a lifetime!

Chiles' Lily Williams Breaks Onto National Stage Todd Grasley Dec 9, 2011

It might be hard to believe, but for all the accomplishments Chiles senior Lily Williams has accomplished — including being a state runner-up three times — she will be making her first appearance in a national cross country meet. (via Tallahassee Democrat)

3A Region Previews Todd Grasley Nov 10, 2011

A region-by-region preview of what to look for at the regional championship this weekend and who we're likely to see at the state meet.

Warrior of the Week: Moore, Williams Todd Grasley Oct 4, 2011

Holy Trinity senior Daniel Moore remained unbeaten on the year breaking a course 10 year old course record at Great American set by Alan Webb.  Moore ran a sub fifteen, 14:57 to beat out nationally ranked Jacob Burcham of West Virginia in the final stretch of the race. Chiles senior Lily Williams also remained unbeaten and set a course record of her own. Williams busted out a 17:29 at the Jesse Owens Classic in Alabama to get the win and lead her team to a title as well.

Williams 17:29 CR, Chiles 18:37 Avg in Bama Jason Byrne Oct 2, 2011

Chiles made the long journey from Tallahassee to the Jesse Owens Classic in Oakville, Alabama. According to Google Maps, that's about smack dab in the middle of nowhere.  It's in the northern part of the state between Decatur and Moulton.

Chiles Quest For Number Four Won't Come Easy Todd Grasley Aug 31, 2011

The girls at Chiles High School have won the past three 3A Cross Country Championships. The quest for number four won't be as easy. If the Timberwolves want to be on top they will have to do it with one of the top duos in the state, seniors Carly Thomas and Lily Williams.

Belen Jesuit Leads Colonial, Estero as Top Returning Team Jason Byrne Aug 4, 2011

Belen Jesuit pack a punch this season! Four of their top five return with plenty of firepower to fill in the gap and then some. Elliot Clemente will lead the way (likely for the entire state) with his 15:03 season best from last year, pacing Belen to a 15:58 team average. Colonial and Estero ring in at a somewhat distant but certainly not insurmountable #2 and #3 position in our computer rankings. 

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.

NXN Southeast: Atkinson Wins Jason Byrne Nov 29, 2008

Brian Atkinson had a fantastic day to won the race in 15:11 by three seconds. Melbourne upset Belen Jesuit to place as the top Florida boys team in 8th place, Tampa Jesuit was 11th, and Belen Jesuit 12th. Chiles girls were 7th place and Community School Girls 8th place. Erika Fluehr is top Florida girls finisher in 10th place with 18:11. While no Florida teams advance, Brian Atkinson can move on to the national meet in Portland.  This is the first year NXN is accepting individuals as well was teams.

Tallahassee is a Distance Running Hotbed Bob Thomas Nov 14, 2008

There is a uniqueness to Tallahassee that separates it from the rest of the Florida when it comes to distance running. Couple an extraordinary network of running trails, an active and supportive community track club, a county-wide middle school cross country program more than 300-strong with a collection of the state’s most accomplished coaches and you have the blueprint for sustained success. You could make a compelling argument - without the benefit of lobbyists - that the Capital City is the state seat for high school cross country running, per capita, at least since 1997.

Showdown at the Ranch, Pre-State Meet is Tomorrow Jason Byrne Oct 17, 2008

This weekend a couple thousand of runners, including many of the best in the state of Florida, will be headed to an out-of-the way ranch in dimly populated North Pasco County.  Down the small dirt, wooden path they will venture, hoping their bus does not get stuck.  And then finally over the railroad tracks, the woods open up and they will see it:  the beautiful Little Everglades Ranch.  Some hate the course, some love it.  But there is no denying it is one of the most beautiful spaces of authentic Florida that you will find.  No tourists.  No urban sprawl.  Just a serene natural setting filled with the greenest grass, wetland ponds, blue herons and other water birds, along with a few hundred head of cattle! 2096 athletes and 80 schools are entered, coming from as far away as Key West and Fort Walton Beach.  Some of them are perennial powers.  Others are small but developing programs.  All coming together for this preview of the season culminating state championship meet just over a month from now. Here is your first look at the competition.

3A Girls Region Previews Jason Byrne Sep 2, 2008

Will it be Leon or Chiles in a tightly locked Region 1?  Can anyone touch a recharged Wharton in Region 2?  Who will fill the vacuum created by a depleted Seminole team in Region 3?  How will St. Thomas bounce back from Lauren Ross transfer?  Can Satellite 4-Peat at state?

North Florida Boys Preview Tyrone Gayle Aug 25, 2007

 North Florida, as it has since the beginning of Y2K, will start with three perenial powers who each have three state titles in the seven years since the dawn of the decade:  in Tallahassee the Timberwolves of Chiles and the Marauders of Maclay and two and half hours east down I-10 in Jacksonville the “wait, I thought they graduated everybody” boys of Bishop Kenny.  Beyond those three Tallahassee and Jacksonville championship dynasties, Clay County's Bears of Bartram Trail will look to mix it up. And Flagler Palm Coast, which was marked as the only North Florida team mentioned on the NTN South Region poll, will also be vying for top honors.  FPC, itself an amazing dynasty, has two titles and two runner-ups since 2000.  Don’t get me wrong, there is a nice group of other teams to watch as well, but these five will be the cream of the crop in North Florida.