Westminster Academy Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

Westminster Academy

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Coaching Champions: Westminster Academy Boys Todd Grasley Dec 7, 2016

When the Westminster Academy boys hoisted the 1A Cross Country Finals trophy it was the first time the team had won state since 1983. On hand for both of the titles was head coach Ken Key. We caught up with him to talk about his team's journey the top of the podium.

2016 Cross Country Finals: Historical Perspective Ricky Quintana Nov 11, 2016

The 2016 Cross Country Finals showcased the top individual and team talent in the state of Florida. We saw upsets, freshmen phenoms, champions defend their title, and countless personal bests. Ricky Quintana delves into the state meet with a historical perspective.

Grace Blair and Oak Hall Snatch Victory, Westminster Academy Ends 28-Year Drought Andy Warrener Nov 6, 2016

Grace Blair led the Oak Hall Eagles back to the top of the podium after a 4th place team finish last year. Blair picked up individual honors as well to win her first state title. On the boy's side Mt. Dora Christian Academy's Gabriel Curtis won and helped the Bulldogs place second as a team behind Westminster Academy who won for the first time in over three decades. Andy Warrener recaps all of the 1A races.

1A Preview: Can Grace Blair Get Oak Hall Back On Podium? Eddie Romero Nov 3, 2016

Grace Blair of Oak Hall was third at last year's Cross Country Finals and the Eagles finished 4th. It marked the first time in a long time that Coach McTureous' program failed to make the podium. Is 2016 the year Blair and the rest of the girls win another title? Will Chase Hyland of the Pine School end his high school career with a championship? We answer these questions and more in our 1A preview.

WATCH: Top Ten Races From District Week You Don't Want To Miss Todd Grasley Oct 25, 2016

Every week we have coverage teams across the state to get the best race videos, interviews, and photos from South Florida to the Panhandle and in between. For our district championships, we were on-site at 12 meets and uploaded over three dozen (44) videos. We narrowed it down to our ten must watch races,and linked to all the footage below. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Race Recap: Mother Nature Messes With Martin County Under The Lights Eddie Romero Aug 28, 2016

What was suppose to be a night to remember under the lights was sadly cancelled due to heavy thunder storms. Only four races were able to finish at the Martin County Under The Lights Invitational before heavy downpours came rolling in. Even though the meet didn't go as planned, we were able to see some great performances from both the middle school and JV races.

1A Region By Region Boys Virtual Meets - LaBrant's Size Can Be Deceiving Todd Grasley Aug 8, 2016

We've checked out the top individuals, the top teams, and now we go one step further breaking down all four classes by region. Utilizing our virtual meet feature. If you haven't used this tool yet it's great to get an idea of who is running in each meet, your competition, and where you and your team stack up. Check out our region by region virtual meets for both boys and girls. We feature the top twenty-five individuals and top five teams, but you can see the complete list. Note: This list does not include freshman or transfers, but you have the ability to customize your own virtual meet!

1A Boys Team Rankings: Maclay Returns Four Of Top Seven From 2015 Runner-Up Team Todd Grasley Aug 2, 2016

The Maclay boys finished second in 2015 by fourteen points to Father Lopez. The Marauders return four of their top seven including a trio of James McClure, Jake Mazziotta, and Clay Milford who have the potential to finish in the top ten overall.  Coach Droze knows all about winning and tradition and will face a stiff test from Bishop Snyder. We rank the top 10 boys teams in 1A.

Track & Field Team Scores: 1A Boys - TFA Returns Core Nucleus From 2015 Runner-Up Squad Todd Grasley Jan 21, 2016

The First Academy boys finished 6.5 points behind Westminster Academy in 2014 and a mere half point off the top spot again in 2015. Needless to say the Royals are hungry for the team title and will rely on a well balance attack and core nucleus from that runner-up squad. Jahquez Durham (sprints), Allen Wiggins (throws), and Jonathan Griffin-Heard (hurdles/pole vault), along with the relays have the most potential to score big points. Maclay has a very strong distance squad and the classifications top pole vaulter in Darin Meeker and will give them a run at the top spot. 

Road To State: 1A Region By Region Preview Todd Grasley Oct 28, 2015

Regional week! We take a look at each class region by regional with our meet previews and virtual meets. Although, 1A is the smallest classification in Florida, that doesn't mean it lacks talent! Where do you and your team stack up against the competition? Find out.

1A Region By Region Virtual Meets Todd Grasley Aug 17, 2015

We've checked out the top individuals, the top teams, and now we go one step further breaking down all four classes by region. We start off in 1A utilizing our virtual meet feature. If you haven't used this tool yet it's great to get an idea of who is running in each meet, your competition, and where you and your team stack up.

1A Girls Team Scores: Holy Trinity Doesn't Rebuild They Reload Todd Grasley Jan 27, 2015

Andy Warrener said it best in his recap article from 2014, "The girls Class A team title was never in doubt. The Holy Trinity girls were heavy favorites coming in and their studs delivered." The Tigers are one of the top teams again this year, but they will be without twins Daryth and Gabby Gayles who are running at Stanford.

Under the Radar: Amanda Baker - Westminster Academy Denise Spann Oct 14, 2014

Cross Country season is in full swing and that means more mileage and ice bath galore. 32 days and countingis all that we have left until cross country athletes and fans alike make the trip up to Tallahassee to see who will reign for the next year. This cross country season, I thought I would introduce you to those who are making an impressive charge towards the state meet, athletes that are Under the Radar. This senior has definitely had her fair share of injuries, but has shown her strength by getting through every last one. Amanda Baker of Westminster Academy will be leading the Lady Lions throughout this cross country season.

Andrew James Selected For USA’s World Youth Olympic Team Denise Spann Jun 19, 2014

Last year, Andrew James had an amazing opening high school season going undefeated in the 400m and winning the state title. He then made his move to the summer circuit and blew peoples’ minds. Going into last year’s World Youth Trials he was definitely underestimated, as he wasn’t on the prospect list till right before the trials in Edwardsville, Illinois. Andrew made it back to the finals in the 400m, placing 7th running 49.25. World Youth had been the biggest national high school stage he had ever been on, but it was evident going into the season that James had a new drive, and a whole new feel for the sport. 

Spotlight Athlete: Ebony Brown - Westminster Academy Denise Spann May 14, 2014

Westminster Academy junior Ebony Brown scored key points for her squad at the 1A State Finals. Brown was second in the triple jump with a new personal best of 35-6.75. She also pr'ed in the 200 with a time of 25.29 and a fourth place showing, and was sixth in the 100 meter dash. She was also a pivotal leg on the bronze medal 4x400 meter relay team. Denise Spann caught up with Brown who is a versatile athlete that can do anything from the triple jump to the 300 meter hurdles.  

In Her Own Words: Denise Spann - Redemption Road Denise Spann May 1, 2014

The road traveled isn't always perfect. For Westminster Academy junior Denise Spann her high school track career has had its ups and downs; from switching schools to battling the injury bug. Spann talks about her road to redemption and being back in the right place as she prepares for the state meet.

Class 1A Super 25 Power Rankings Todd Grasley Apr 19, 2014

For class 1A and 2A it's two weeks of grinding and sweat-filled practices with the state meet closing in on Friday May 2, 2014. We wanted to see how the top team's stacked up in our 1A Super 25 Power Rankings. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 25 deep for individuals and 25 deep for relays.For example, for individuals 1st place received 25 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 25th place. 

Westminster Academy Sweeps 1A Region 4 Championships Denise Spann Apr 19, 2014

On Thursday,  1A Region 4 meet was held, and it sure was a night to remember for many. The day started off late due to a rain delay, so the 4x800m relay popped off at about 2:30. The winner of the relay was one of the major distance powerhouses, Westminster Christian running 10:08.65 finishing in 2nd was South Florida HEAT running 10:19.35.

Spotlight Athlete: Brandon Bejarano - Westminster Academy Denise Spann Apr 19, 2014

Westminster Academy senior Brandon Bejarano's times are dropping tremendously as the state meet is approaching. Recently heposted a time of 4:24 in the mile, nearly a seven second personal best and has an 800m PR of 1:57.79. He shows his versatility by being a pivotal leg on WA’s 4x400m. Brandon also runs the 2000m steeplechase, taking 3rd in the USATF World Youth Trials last summer running 6:24.09. Denise Spann caught up with Bejarano before the 1A Regional 4 Championship to talk about the 2014 season. 

1A Track & Field Leaderboard: TFA Owns Sprint Relays To Go With Top Sprinter & Hurdler Todd Grasley Apr 8, 2014

Stanford bound seniors Gaby and Daryth Gayle lead class 1A in three categories. Gaby is first in the 200 and 400 while Daryth is the favorite in the long jump. Brittany McGee of Admiral Farragut looks to sweep in the hurdles and distance standout Sarah Candiano is the best in the1600m after her performance at the Florida Relays. On the boys side, First Academy is loaded in the sprints boasting three top relays and invididual leaders in the 100m dash and 300m hurdles. Westminster Academy has their fair share of studs too makign that title bount even more competitive come May! 

1A Team Scores: Can Westminster Academy Double? Boys Slight Edge Over TFA, Girls Trail Holy Trinity Todd Grasley Mar 12, 2014

We are getting into the heart of the season. The state championship is less than two months away. We wanted to see which teams would have the best shot at podium finishes if we crunched the numbers today. We scored 10 deep for individuals and ten deep for relays with first place receiving ten points for their team on down to one point for tenth place. Rankings as of 3/12/2014.