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We take a look at which girls and boys teams have the best hurdle squads.
Donald Lamb was on-site at the Orange Belt Conference Championship and captured over 600 photos including this one of boy's varsity winner Tristen Montalvo of St. Cloud.
Osceola High School alumni Tynia Gaither will compete in the women's 200m final for the Bahamas at the IAAF World Championships.
For the second time in as many meets, Carlos Becker III delivered a very simple message with his performance: Don't ever count him out! (via Seminoles.com)
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.
In between timing and coaching Donald Lamb managed to snap some photos of the Orange Belt Conference Championship at St. Cloud High School including this picture of girl's varsity winner Vanessa Bolen of Harmony and boy's varsity winner Tristen Montalvo of St. Cloud.
Donald Lamb was on-site at my alma mater on Wednesday, Osceola High School, for their home meet which featured teams from around the county. Check out nearly 500 photos from the girls and boys races including this one of an athlete from the hometown Kowboys.
2011 Osceola High School graduate Tynia Gaither is on her way to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil after winning both the 100 and 200m dash at the Bahamas Athletic Associations' (BAA) Senior National Track & Field Championships in 11.33 and 23.00 respectively.
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?
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.
Watch Auburndale's Chauncy Smart clock a US#5 all-conditions 100m time of 10.42, plus ALL the race videos from the 2016 Kowboy Invitational.
Donald Lamb was on-site at the Kowboy Invitational and snapped over 1,300 photos including this one of Osceola senior and University of Tennessee signee who had a big day for the home team and earned meet MVP honors.
Osceola High School hosted a mid-week tri meet with country foes Celebration and Poinciana. Donald Lamb was on-site and captured over 200 photos of all the action!
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.
Four of the top six 4A boys teams are from Central Florida while the other two hail from South Florida. Dr. Phillips is the reigning champion and return 100m runner-up and 200m champion Alvin Bryant along with mid-distance standout Emare Hogan and hurdler/jumper Larry Pierre.
Osceola hurdler/high jumper Domonique Turner has committed to the University of Tennessee.
Donald Lamb was on-site at the Orange Belt Conference Championship at St. Cloud and captured nearly 600 photos of all the action! Check them out and make sure to tag yourself!
Donald Lamb was on-site at the 4A District 5 Championship at St. Cloud High School and took over 350 photos of all the action including this one of Osceola two sport standout Carlos Becker!
Donald Lamb was on-site at the Kowboy Invitational and took over 1,500 photos including this one of Osceola junior Domonique Turner who took home gold in the 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, triple jump, and high jump!
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!
St. Thomas Aquinas junior Alexa Cruz posted state leading times in the 1,600 and 3,200m at the Jeff Wentworth Invitational. WATCH all the races and interviews from the meet which included 40 national elite performances and don't forget to check out our featured photo album as well!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are on the brink of the playoffs for track season. Schools are trying to get in those last tune ups before the state series begins and legacies get established. Osceola County held its conference championships Tuesday evening at St. Cloud.
Zach Arguello has been helping Donald Lamb all season long get videos and photos from around Osceola County and Central Florida. He was at it again at the 2014 Orange Belt Conference Championships at St. Cloud High School. Check out over 600 photos from "TheZacAttack".
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.
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.
The OBC championships are finally here, and the state series begins very shortly as well. It's playoff time! Team by team weekly recaps to follow.
All of our local teams were in action this week, most of them at the St. Cloud invitational. There were 25 teams who competed at St. Cloud this weekend, mostly schools from Orange, Osceola, and Brevard counties, but a team from Georgia joined in the fun as well.
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.
The cross country season is in high gear as we are a mere four days away from the biggest races this season (thus far) at FLR 14. This past week had some nice meets as well as a precursor to the next few weekends ahead.
Donald Lamb headed out to Poinciana on Wednesday for a small meet. Check out over 250 photos of the action! (via MileSplit)
There were a few meets this past week which featured OBC schools. First up was the Poinciana Invite on Wednesday, September 11th, held on campus at Poinciana High school, also site of the OBC championships in October. Liberty, Poinciana, Osceola, and St. Cloud competed in this weekday meet.
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.
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.
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.
Facing challenges is nothing new for Tynia Gaither. (via OrlandoSentinel.com)
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.
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.”