Palm Beach Lakes class of 2010 alumni Eddie Lovett was a part of two high school 110m hurdles championship, and while at Florida racked up an indoor title in 2013, two runner-up finishes outdoor in 2013 and 2014, and was a member of four national championship teams (2 indoor, 2 outdoor). We caught up with Lovett in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where he will be competing in the 110m hurdles for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Emarkis Gunn can now focus on the next four years of his track and field career after signing with Texas Christian University. The Palm Beach Lakes senior visited the Fort Worth campus two weeks ago and decided he felt comfortable enough to pull the trigger with the Horned Frogs. He chose TCU over FAMU and FSU because of the program's rich tradition.
Palm Beach Lakes is known for producing great hurdlers. In the mid 2000’s it was Lawrence Baker, then came current University of Florida freshman Eddie Lovett, and the latest era belonged to Emarkis Gunn. Gunn continued the tradition of state championships by winning the 300 hurdles in 36.83, one of the fastest times in the country in 2011.
The simple message on a team T-shirt sums up the essence of track and field at Palm Beach Lakes. "It says, 'At Lakes we hurdle.' That's all we do, day in and day out. We hurdle," said Emarkis Gunn, who upheld the tradition by winning the 300-meter intermediate hurdles Friday at the Class 3A state finals at Showalter Field. (via South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com)