Athletes showed out at the 2A District 15 meet this weekend. Here are a few storylines from the meet.
Articles with American Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
The Cocoa HS girls dominated the 4x400m final at the Florida Relays this weekend.
We took a look at the top 20 athletes in each HS event competed at Florida relays to see what marks are the ones to beat come March 28.
Spring track season is near and that means preparing to run the 4x100 relay.
The competition at the University of Miami Hurricane Invitational was hot. Here are just a few of the top moments from the meet.
Broward county distance athletes battled it out early at the Cardinal Gibbons Distance Carnival this weekend. Here are the top story lines.
We took a look at the top 400m athletes who have run in the 2018, '17, and '16 outdoor seasons and ranked them by their 2018 season bests to see how each athlete improved.
Here is the alumni report for Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019.
We took a look at each team's top four 100m athletes from the 2018 season to get a look at an estimated average and total time we could expect from these 4x100m relays in the 2019 season.
Which state is better at outdoor track and field for girls: Florida or Texas?
We took a look at each team's top four 400m athletes from the 2018 season to get a look at an estimated average and total time we could expect from these 4x4's in the 2019 season.
See how Florida athletes fared on day two of the IAAF U20 World Championships in Finland.
Today we salute American Heritage senior Asia McMillon.
We rank the best girls teams heading into the 2019 track and field season regardless of classification.
We rank the best girls 4x400m relay performances in Florida for the 2018 season.
We rank the best boys 4x400m relay performances in the state of Florida for the 2018 season.
We rank the best boys 4x100m relay performances in Florida for the 2018 season.
The American Heritage (FL) graduate scored a U20 Championship berth on Friday in the 100m
The American Heritage (FL) graduate scored a U20 Championship berth on Friday in the 100m
American Heritage sprinter Anthony Schwartz is hoping to accomplish history at Great Southwest
Lakota East's Dustin Horter was named the National Boys Performer of the Week for May 1st to May 6th.
What if we combined the team scoring though and made it one large state meet?
Anthony Schwartz had a stellar state meet winning both the 100 and 200 and anchoring his team to a victory in the 4x100m relay.
American Heritage (FL) High's Anthony Schwartz almost broke 10 seconds in the 100m at state.
The MileSplit LIVE crew discusses a burning question: Can anyone beat Anthony Schwartz in the 100m
The American Heritage senior posted a new PR, US#1, and A-T #6 100m time of 10.14s to win the 2A Region 4 Championship.
When your district meet consists of American Heritage HS, Hallandale, and Pine Crest HS there is no jogging to advance to Regionals
The American Heritage and Northwestern girls went wire to wire in the 4x400m at Florida Relays to produce US#1 and US#2 times of 3:40.58 and 3:40.98.
Thomas Burns and Anthony Schwartz went head to head on the anchor legs for the Miami Northwestern and American Heritage as the two schools battled down to the wire in the boys 4x400m relay and closed the Florida Relays with a bang.
American Heritage (FL) High's Anthony Schwartz dominated in prelims of the 100m on Friday
Can American Heritage go under 40 seconds in the 4x100 relay at the Florida Relays?
Anthony Schwartz became the sixth fastest 100m sprinter in high school history when he ran 10.15s to win the 2017 Florida Relays. He'll be back at it again this weekend as he tries to get even closer to breaking 10.
We take a look at which girls and boys teams have the best sprint squads.
Come chase that Texas! Watch the American Heritage boys 4x400m relay set a US#1 time of 3:14.53 plus all race videos from the Miami Hurricane Invitational.
The future Auburn Tiger made running the 60m look downright pedestrian, going 6.63, 6.62 and 6.59 in ensuing rounds to score his first, and only, indoor title at New Balance Nationals Indoor on Sunday.
Scroll through the videos to see a majority of Florida's national leading performances!
Anthony Schwartz sets the tone for the Louie Bing Classic running 10.38s into a -2.9 m/s wind in the PRELIMS.
American Heritage's return to the track marked a rather quick first impression
We ran our virtual meet to see which athletes and teams are projected to bring home medals this weekend.
Could one of the top-rated football players of the class of 2018 double in track as a freshman?
Check out our region by region virtual meets.
We take a look at the best teams regardless of classification.
We take a look at the top returning girls teams in 2A.
We take a look at the top returning boys teams in 2A.
The two-sport standout held over two dozen scholarship offers from a who's who of football powerhouses and chose Gus Malzahn's Auburn Tigers.
American Heritage senior Anthony Schwartz is putting the world on notice with his goals for the 2018 track and field season.
Check out what one of the top sprinters in the nation has to say about his college recruiting
American Heritage rising senior, Anthony Schwartz, the US#1 100m sprinter, narrowed his list of college choices to six.
Anthony Schwartz ran the lead off leg for Team USA's gold medal 4x100m relay at the Pan American Junior Championships.
We take a look at the meet preparation and training log for US#1 100m sprinter Anthony Schwartz who will be running on the 4x100 for Team USA at the Pan American Junior Championships.
American Heritage's Jose Penalver will get a taste of his first international competition when he represents his home country of Venezuela at the IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.
Anthony Schwartz and Tyrese Cooper are our Boys Sprinters of the Year.
American Heritage teammates Anthony Schwartz & Tyson Campbell ran a hand-timed 4.27 40 yard dash at The Opening in Oregon.
Florida athletes swept the 100m dashes on Saturday at New Balance Nationals Outdoor
We rank the best boys 4x100m relay performances of the 2017 season.
The Silsbee (Tx.) High junior and Baylor commit powered past the field for his first big national win
Andy Warrener recaps the 2A state championship meet.
Plantation American Heritage (Fl.) High junior Anthony Schwartz, the reigning FHSAA Class 2A champion in the 100m and 200m, will be held out of state championship 200m dash after suffering an apparent hamstring injury.
Andy Warrener recaps day one of the 2017 FHSAA Outdoor State Finals.
Class 2A is loaded from top the sprints to the distance events with not just the best athletes in Florida, but in the entire nation. We preview all the action
We're almost to the homestretch in the track and field season for several states, which means we may begin to see some incredibly fast times in the 4x100.
What does a fast 40-yard dash mean when it comes to track speed? Hear what two experts have to say on the matter.
Check out this Workout Wednesday with world class high school sprinter Anthony Schwartz of Fort Lauderdale American Heritage (Fl.) High
Check out the top seven moments from the weekend in this week's Scoop
American Heritage speedster Anthony Schwartz proved once again why he is the one of the best in the WORLD.
Over the past four seasons, few states have compared to Texas when it comes to fielding nationally ranked 4x200 relay teams
Miss anything from the weekend? The Scoop is here to catch you up on all that happened, including several World Junior Record performances
The Plantation American Heritage (Fl.) High 4x100m relay team went 40.17 seconds at the Pepsi Florida Relays on Saturday, posting a top 25 all-time time outdoors
Plantation American Heritage (Fl.) High junior Anthony Schwartz ran the fastest highs school boys 100m ever in March and sixth-fastest all-time
Check out the top nine performances from the first day of action from the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville
American Heritage (Fl.) junior Anthony Schwartz says he doesn't feel any pressure to pick between football and track and field
Check out all the action-packed images from the 2017 Kowboy Invitational.
Anthony Schwartz and Chauncy Smart put up blazing times of 10.37 and 10.46 at the Kowboy Invitational.
Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida will welcome nearly three dozen teams from around the state for the annual Kowboy Invitational which you can WATCH LIVE on MileSplit Saturday morning. We give you five storylines we are looking forward to the most. Keep it locked on FLRunners.com for archived video, interviews, photos, recaps, results, and more.
Bolles sophomore Charles Hicks ran a state leading and US#4 3,200m time of 9:15.39 to win the Bolles Bulldog Classic. We take a look at the girls and boys leaderboard as we head into the week four weekend and more major invitationals on tap.
Cory and Bryan break down all the action on MileSplit's LIVE Event Preview from March 11-14
In the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational boys 200m finals, Miami Norland sophomore Tyrese Cooper wins in 20.66, American Heritage's Anthony Schwartz goes 20.69 and Miramar's Jamal Walton follows in 20.75
The 2017 Sam Burley Hall Of Fame Invitational promises to be one of the fastest meets of the year with nearly 50 teams from Florida making the trip to Miami. Don't miss a minute of the action by tuning in LIVE to MileSplit for all the race coverage from both Friday and Saturday.
When American Heritage junior Anthony Schwartz beat Miami Norland sophomore Tyrese Cooper recently in the 100m dash, a rivalry formed in earnest
What can't Miami Norland sophomore Tyrese Cooper do on the track? The better question: Is there anything Cooper won't do?
Our Flrunners.com team was on-site all weekend long at the Louie Bing Classic and captured over 500 photos from Saturday's running finals including this one of the American Heritage boys bringing home the 4x100m relay.
Coach Greg Barnes is fortunate to have one of the best combined boys and girls squads in the state of Florida. Last year, the boys finished the year as 2A state champions while the girls cracked the top ten, coming in 9th. We caught up with Barnes to talk about this year's Patriot squads and their expectations for 2017.
Panama City sophomore Denise White ranks in the top five in the 100 (12.02), 200 (24.59) and high jump (5'2") for the class of 2019. In the distance events Nicole Matysik who have flexed their muscles on the cross country course will do the same on the track. While the field events Caroline Johnston of Episcopal is a quadruple threat in the 100m hurdles, long jump, high jump, and pole vault. We take a look at the 50 best returners in every event.
If you want to be the best you have to beat the best. With that being said all roads run through Miami Northwestern. The Lady Bulls have won eight consecutive state championships and are an easy favorite to win number nine in May. We take a look at the top 25 teams regardless of class as we head into the 2017 season.
The battle for the 3A team title is going to be close with Miami Northwestern and Chiles both in that classification and finishing 1-2 in our Super 25 Pre-Season Power Rankings.
The Bolles girls are back to defend their 2016 2A track and field state championship and the Bulldogs don't lack depth in any event. Caitlin Collier swept the distance events last year and returns for her junior year along side her cross country teammates that finished as the 2A runner-up. Combine that with several strong sprinters and hurdler and middle school pole vault state record holder Laine Roberts, they will be hard to stop.
American Heritage won the 2A crown in 2016, but lose hurdler McKinly Brown to graduation. The school has one of the top football programs in the country and will hope to get some of those gridiron standouts onto the track. Anthony Schwartz is the defending 100/200m champion and was a major factor in the team's relays. Six other teams are listed higher on our pre-season rankings making the chance to defend very hard. Satellite High School is the top team with an impressive distance corp and the number one ranked pole vaulter in Noah Mumme.
Two of Florida's fastest girl quarter-milers were in attendance this weekend at the Hoover Alumni Invitational in Alabama with Danielle Bess and Karimah Davis both winning their respective age groups in US#3 and US#4 times of 57.33 and 57.44.
Four of the top five boys 4x400m relay teams hailed from South Florida this season. The Miami Northwestern Bulls waited until the last meet of the year, the 3A state championship, to drop a state leading 3:14.22. American High School also ran 3:14, 3:14.75, with a total of twelve schools running 3:19 or better. Take a look at the top 500 boys 4x400m relay teams in the state for 2016.
The American Heritage boys 4x100m relay team of Marco Wilson, Khalil Herbert, Patrick Surtain, and Anthony Schwartz set the bar high for the rest of the state's teams when they ran 40.95s to win the Pepsi Florida Relays. Coral Gables and Columbus came close with times of 41.13 and 41.14, while Northeast and Pine Forest clocked 41.20 on the nose. Check out the top 500 boys 4x100m relay teams for the 2016 season.
American Heritage sophomore Anthony Schwartz tore a ligament in his finger and opted out of Flo Golden South, but instead of running the profile meet in Clermont, the 2A 100 and 200 meter state champion headed north to Atlanta for the 10th Annual Mark Trail Flying Eagles Memorial Day Invitational at West Lake High School. Schwartz won the 100m dash in 10.72 and followed that up with a time of 21.43 and called the meet a get back meet.
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?
American Heritage sophomore Anthony Schwartz will play a major factor in his team's chances to win a state title. Schwartz is the top seed in the 100 and 200 and anchors the school's number one ranked 4x1 and 4x400m relays.
Watch American Heritage sophomore prove he is not just one of the best in the state of Florida but the whole country as he runs 10.26w and 20.76w and anchors the winning 4x100 and 4x400m relays! This video plus ALL other race action from the 2A Region 4 Championship.
Brad Raposo headed to Plantation, FL to check in on both the American Heritage boys and girls programs to see what makes them one of the top teams in 2A in each gender!
Creekside has two of the top distance runners in the state in Jackson Storey and Matthew Clark as well as 200/400m specialist Dominic Smith Jr, while their South Florida counterparts from American Heritage (Plantation) are planning on racking up a slew of their points with sprinter Anthony Schwartz and their relay teams. They come in at the top two spots in our Super 25 boys team rankings. Where does your team stack up against the best in the state?
Which male athlete/team do you think had the best week seven performance? Vote in our poll below and let us know! Note: Voting closes Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and winners will be announced in next week's poll.
The Bolles girls are looking for their second 2A state title in three years. The Bulldogs were runner-up in 2015 behind Hallandale and won it all in 2014. No question the strength of Coach Dearing's squad is the distance events. The cross country state champions will be guided by Tony Ryan and rack up a slew of points while Tiera Cleveland is a triple threat in the 100,200, and 400. Defending champion Hallandale's loss of Kimani Rushing to early enrollment at the University of Florida opens up the door for a handful of teams to compete for the runner-up spot. We rank EVERY team.
It's no secret that Chauncey Gardner was a HUGE part of the Cocoa Tigers track and field team. Despite him graduating early and enrolling at the University of Florida, Coach Tyrone Giscombe says they will be just fine with a strong sprint/jumps crew and incoming transfer Jeremy Lawson from Gainesville. West Florida Tech, our second ranked team's success will depend on the health of two-sport standout Valentino Espinoza who didn't compete at the state meet in 2015. We rank every boys team in class 2A!
The Dr. Phillips boys flexed their muscle for the second weekend in a row. The Panthers had more than twice the amount of points as runner-up Colonial a the Lake Brantley Invitational, winning every running event except for the 1,600 and 3,200m. They are the top team in our boys Super 25 rankings. Find out who else made the list!
In addition to our amazing photo coverage of the Ripoll Relays we also have all the race videos and interviews you want couresty of Peter Cabrera! Check them out and make sure to tag yourself and your friends. Nothing like relay goodies and traditional field events to jump start the season!
Two of class 2A's top discus throwers will be transferring following the 2014 track and field season. American Heritage junior Phoebe Gustely and freshman sister Sophia will be leaving the school in a release written by their father Ken, who also served as Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Programs at the school.
When you're a part of four state championship 4x400 meter relay teams and won individual gold in the 400 meters, schools will come calling. That was the case for Plantation American Heritage senior Deja Parrish. In addition to those accolades, Parrish also finished runner-up in the quarter mile two times, and was an integral part of one of the most dominant teams in the state. Over two dozen schools reached out to her throughout the recruiting process. She says it was nice knowing she caught their eyes, the visits were fun, but after several weeks the hard part came of narrowing down the list. Her finalists Tennessee, Arizona State, UCLA, and Clemson. Each program had their own appeal to Parrish.
The rich keep getting richer. One of the top sprinters in the state, Diamond Spaulding of Plantation American Heritage has told flrunners.com that she is enrolled at St. Thomas Aquinas for the 2013-2014 school year, and will run track for the Raiders in the spring. Spaulding who is going into her junior year is the second high profile runner to leave American Heritage after Daesha Rogers left for Miami Jackson earlier in the month.
Distance running star Daesha Rogers transfered to Miami Jackson, weakening American Heritage’s bid for a fifth consecutive state track title and making the Generals instant contenders. (via The Miami Herald)
In a world of competitive sports and the willingness to win it is eye opening to also see examples of sportsmanship. One of the best examples of this I've ever witnessed was two years ago at the state cross country meet when the Bolles runners realized a scoring error and did the right thing by handing over their medals to the American Heritage girls. They say it's not how whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. True class. We take you back to that day in this edition of Throwback Thursday.
American Heritage senior Rachelle Alexander received the scholarship letters, but the whole process had her confused more than anything. After thinking it through and researching her options, Alexander narrowed her choices down to the University of Tennessee and the University of Maryland. She says in the end it was the Terps that won her over.
Calvary Christian (Fort Lauderdale) senior Amanda Gale and Plantation American Heritage senior Jerimy Strainge are this week's Athletes of the Week. Gale picked up her first state title in the pole vault, clearing a new personal best mark of 12'6". Gale finished runner-up to her sister Emily last year. Strainge opened up eyes at the 2A State Finals, when he ran a blistering 20.97, US#8 time in the 200 meters to win the state title. He then ran an incredible leg on the team's 4x400 meter team helping them achieve gold. He did this after a three year absense due to injury.
Pleasantville NJ won the COA boys 4x800 in a stellar 7:40.71, Villanova Collegiate Record 8:17.45. Amazing mile in KY with Brock Baker winning in 4:06.77. (Photo by Don Rich)
Bob Hayes Invitational is aways hot hot hot. Out of many amazing performances on the day though, the Levonte Whitfield vs Kendal Williams battles in the 100 and 200 are one of the greatest in the meet's storied history. Whitfield gets the 100m in 10.15 to 10.18; Williams edges him out in the 200m 20.63 to 20.65. Both are wind aided, but stunning none the less.
Plantation American Heritage senior Walter Tucker and North Florida Christian junior Darrielle McQueen are this week's Athletes of the Week. Tucker posted a state and nation leading time of 13.89 in the 110 meter hurdles at the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational and also finished third in the 300 meter hurdles and discus. McQueen started her junior year off by putting down a state and nation leading long jump of 19'-08"'. and a state leading and US#2 triple jump mark of 39'-1.5".
2010 was a banner year for Jerimy Strainge. As a freshman at North Broward Prep, Strainge picked up 2A State Championships in both the 100 and 200. He then took his talents to the national stage where he competed in the AAU Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Virginia. Same result. Two more gold medals and the exclamation point to an undefeated season.
Our friends at NCRunners have worked hard to put together an incredible field for their Elite Holiday Invitational at the JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Two Floridians, Stefanie Kurgatt and Deja Parrish were invited to the event which takes place December 28th and 29th, with the elite races set for Saturday.
Cocoa Beach senior Costa Stathis and Plantation American Heritage eighth grader Daesha Rogers are this week's Warrior of the Week winners. Stathis won the Cape Coast Conference Championship on Monday and followed it up with a district runner-up finish just three days later. After running only four meets in the regular season, Rogers turned it into high gear beating Pine Crest freshman standout Julia Montgomery in consecutive weeks at districts and regionals.
It was a windy day at Mills Pond Park in Ft. Lauderdale, but the weather didn't stop two of the states best from going at it in the girls race and a close race in the boys division as well. Everyone was pumped for the region 2A-4 meet and ready to punch their ticket to the Cross Country Finals. The top fifteen individuals and top six teems advance to state next weekend in Tallahassee.
American Heritage runners Daesha Rogers and Rachelle Alexander made their much-anticipated season debut, going 2-3 but Heritage only ran three runners. Lea Tardanico or Varela and Carlos Penaranda of Pembroke Pines won the individual titles, with the South Fork girls and Key West boys winning team trophies.
Marshfield (MA) grinded over the final meters of the race to get the win over powerhouse teams like CBA (NJ).
Spruce Creek freshman Xavier Atkins and Plantation American Heritage sophomore Deja Parrish are this week's Warrior of the Week. Atkins proved he was one of the top sprinters in the class of 2015 at the Five Star Conference Championships. Atkins won the 100 meter dash in a blazing time of 10.45 one of the fastest in state history at that age. Plantation American Heritage sophomore Deja Parrish continued her South Florida dominance by winning the 400 at the Miramar Invitational in 53.34. The mark is the seventh fastest time in Florida history.
There were some ridiculously fast times laid down at the two day City of Miramar Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Most of them lead by American Heritage athletes.
Teray Smith exchanged the warm sunshine and beaches of the Bahamas for those in South Florida. The American Heritage junior moved to the states in October of 2009 to create a better opportunity for himself in track and field and in life. He says the transition was tough at first.
Davidson earns first state championship over challenging Rogers! Carrollton earns title, while Bolles shows grace by handing American Heritage their second place trophy.
Ransom Everglades dominated the team standings led by senior Bert Irigoyen. Plantation American Heritage seventh grader Daesha Rogers and junior Rachelle Alexander finished 1-2 and gave their team the regional championship trophy.