Osceola HS (Kissimmee) Kissimmee, FL, USA

Osceola HS (Kissimmee)

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T&F Team Scores - 4A Boys - 2.5 Points Separated 1st From 4th In 2016, Another Close One In 17' Todd Grasley Jan 26, 2017

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.

Super 25 Power Rankings: 2A American Heritage Hangs Tough With 4A Giants Todd Grasley May 18, 2016

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?

Spotlight Athlete: Osceola's Carlos Becker Is A Beast On The Track & Gridiron Todd Grasley Apr 12, 2016

Osceola senior Carlos Becker is one of the top football prospects in the country, but he's no slouch in track and field either. The FSU signee leaped a state leading 23'11" to win the Orange Belt Conference Championship. The win marked his fourth for the meet to go along with victories in the 110m hurdles, 200m dash, and triple jump. Recently, our Donald Lamb caught up with Becker to find out more about this athlete beyond the field.

4A Team Scores: 2015 Runner-Up Southridge Looks To Upend South Florida Foe STA Reign Todd Grasley Jan 24, 2016

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.

Kowboy Invitational Virtual Meet Todd Grasley Mar 13, 2015

Osceola's Domonique Turner won three events at last week's Jeff Wentworth Invitational. The junior looks to be one of the top point scorers at her home meet, the Kowboy Invitational. Check out the top teams and individuals and how we predict this meet to play out in our virtual meet. Stay tuned to flrunners.com for on-site coverage by Donald Lamb!

All Access: Kickin' It With The Osceola Kowboys Todd Grasley Feb 27, 2015

The Lady Kowboys have been one of the most dominant programs in Osceola County over the years. Donald Lamb goes all access with this year's Osceola squad and talks with Coach Eric Pinellas as well as with senior sprinter/hurdler/jumper Shantavia Huggins and junior hurdler/jumper Domonique Turner.

Around Osceola: Playoff Time Donald Lamb Nov 4, 2014

This week marked the start of the state series as Osceola County teams competed in district competition. We take a look at how they fared as well as what else has been happening around Osceola in the recent weeks.

Around Osceola: The Calm Before The Storm Donald Lamb Oct 16, 2014

Just like that we are in the final month of XC 2014. A large round of invitationals await teams this week, before conference championships begin. The conference titles might not seem like a big deal in the scheme of things, but they can help build the momentum teams needs as they begin the playoff push toward the state series. I love playoffs in every sport. It pushes everybody to be at your best, or you might be watching your rivals take home season accolades that you so despearatley wanted yourself. The OBC schools were all over Florida this week, lets see how they fared.

Around Osceola: Statement Weekend Donald Lamb Oct 7, 2014

In all my years of watching sports, this was one of the most exciting weekends I can remember. Most of us spent the morning in Titusville at the FLRunners Invite and then hopefully found some time to watch some great college football afterwards. The Race of Champions set some teams apart, as some rose to the challenge and others couldn’t overcome the mud. It was a thrilling race to watch as Ryan Rodriguez joins the cast of Belen stars as the ROC champ. The ladies are watching a potenial dynasty in the making as Pine Crest takes the title and are led by a middle schooler in Tsion Yared. Now on to what happened here in Osceola County.

Around Osceola: The Effects Of Weather Donald Lamb Oct 1, 2014

All the area teams met up for Bulldog Palooza (St. Cloud Invitational) in St Cloud on a wet course. The ladies, except Grace Miller of St. Cloud who finished first,  got to see a top tier Timber Creek girls team dominate, while the boys watched an equally impressive Liberty team do virtually the same thing. Many Central Florida teams had to adjust practice due to the typical afternoon thunderstorms that seem to hit right about this time. Most coaches will claim they enjoy the sloppy conditions, feeling that it might give someone an edge.

Around Osceola: The Season Has Begun Donald Lamb Sep 23, 2014

It’s back for year two! Runners across the state are now in full gear. However, many are still trying to find the groove of where their team stands. From the coaches standpoint, many runners are likely still out of shape and not quite ready for the next month that will determine who runs for a title and who stays home. Here is your school by school breakdown for our seven schools in the Orange Belt Conference.

Osceola County Owns 4A District 5, Kowboys & Lady Bulldogs Victorious Donald Lamb Apr 16, 2014

District competition has begun for the big schools throughout Florida. While the small schools begin the march toward Jacksonville with regional events being held this week, it’s merely the first step in that journey for the 3A & 4A schools. What strategies will the coaches pull to help advance their team to the next level? Athletes might wind up running a different program then they are used to, because even though we compete alone, the points count for our team. 

Wharton Girls, Liberty Boys Clean House At Kowboy Invitational Donald Lamb Mar 9, 2014

Florida has some big meets. For those familiar with the track circuit, Bob Hayes Invitational, Louie Bing Classic, & Sam Burley HOF are some of the biggest meets around. The colleges step up and offer Steinbrenner (USF), Florida Relays & the FSU Relays to the mix as well. Go ahead and add the Kowboy Invite to the “big FLA meets” list too. Attracting some of the best Central Florida has to offer, in addition to the some west coast teams as well, this invitational is getting larger and more competitive each year.

Alumni Report: Former Osceola Standouts Reunite At Husker Invitational Todd Grasley Feb 11, 2014

Former Osceola standouts Vallerie Norgaisse and Tynia Gaither reunited this past weekend at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. Norgaisse, a class of 2013 sprinter and hurdler for the Kowboys ran the 4x400 for Coffeyville Community College. Gaither, one of the top sprinters in the country in the class of 2011, transferred from the University of Georgia and is now running for the University of Southern California. The Trojan was first in the 60 meters with a new personal best of 7.34 and finished second in the 200 with a very impressive time of 23.46, just off her personal best of 23.17. See how the rest of our Florida alumni fared in college meets across the country for the week of February 3 - February 9, 2014.

Around Osceola: Area Athletes Travel To Titusville To Take On Top Teams Donald Lamb Oct 1, 2013

The season is just over halfway done. Only a few more regular season weekends remain before the conference championships start.  Following that is the always exciting state series as teams make their march toward Tallahassee. A simple chance to run at the state meet is a goal for some schools, while others expect to be there and leave with a trophy. The final month lies before us all, stay healthy and enjoy the ride.

Around Osceola - Week #2 Donald Lamb Sep 10, 2013

This past weekend, five area teams traveled to Trotters Park for the Edgewater Invitational. In total there were more than 30 teams from all over Central Florida that made the trek to the greater downtown Orlando area for a Friday evening race in the second weekend of the cross country season. 

Around Osceola Donald Lamb Sep 3, 2013

Flrunners.com photographer Donald Lamb is also an assistant coach for Liberty High School and an Osceola County resident. He decided to come up with a weekly blog on what is happening in cross country action from around the county. See how area schools fared for the week of August 26-August 31, 2013.

Gaither Makes The Switch To Southern Cal Todd Grasley Aug 2, 2013

Tynia Gaither was a highly recruited track and field runner coming out of Osceola High School in 2011. She won three consecutive 4A state championships in the 100 and back to back 200 meter titles her junior senior year. Gaither was also one of the top runners in international competitions for her native Bahamas. When it was time to chose a college, she headed north to Athens, Georgia and run at UGA. She says the decision may have surprised some people. 

Gaither Added To Adidas Dream 100 Todd Grasley May 19, 2011

Osceola senior Tynia Gaither has been added to the list of entrants for the Adidas Dream 100 in New York City. Gaither, the 4A state champion in the 100 and 200 joins fellow Floridians Octavious Freeman and Shayla Sanders in the prestigous race. Boone's Marvin Bracy will represent the Sunshine State in the boys Dream 100.

Gaither Goes With Georgia Todd Grasley Feb 7, 2011

Osceola senior Tynia Gaither never planned on being a Georgia Bulldog. The four-time state champion who had a top three of Florida, UGA, and FSU, said she took her to visit to Athens “on accident.”