Spring break is a time that most high school students spend goofing off with friends, headed to the beach, and generally trying to avoid anything resembling work. However, for students at Colonial High--including some 30 track & field athletes--they saw it as the perfect opportunity to give back to their local community.
On behalf of FLYRA and flrunners.com, we are really excited to bring you this 2014 championship event. There is a lot to be excited about this year.
Let's check out all of the NCAA performances from Bahamas athletes from January 18 through February 6, 2014.
The TAR was rocking last Saturday with some great international competition from The Bahamas, Canada, Barbados, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica and other nations.
AFTER a month-long delay, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations’ much anticipated Year-Ending Awards presentation will be held at Government House on Sunday. (via www.tribune242.com)
Sprinter/hurdler Devynne Charlton continues to turn heads as she competes in her freshmen year at Purdue University. (via www.tribune242.com)
A round up of Bahamians compete in collegiate meets in the United States for the first few weeks of the 2014 indoor season.
Many people don't realize all of the cool features we've got on MileSplit. So I want to start to highlight some of them. One of those is compare athletes, which we recently made much easier to pull up right from the rankings page.
What if we scored each state meet classification by county? Let's see what areas of the state produce the most talent!
DOVER - Florida Southern gets to keep its season going another couple of weeks as the Moccasins placed its five scoring runners in the Top 20 here Saturday morning en route to taking home the championship trophy at the NCAA Division II South Regional Championships at the Dover Syndey Trails and advancing to the 2013 NCAA Division II National Championships. (via Florida Southern Athletics)
Rafaella Gibbons and Joseph Fitzpatrick took the individual state championship titles at the FLYRA Middle School State Championship, while the Pine Crest girls and Liza Jackson boys won team titles.
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Race video by Dean Headley from Saturday's varsity 3A and 4A races, plus bonus dance videos.
It was a big day with a lot of fast times here in Tallahassee. Sukhi Khosla opened the day by coming back from behind to out-power the potent field with a a course record 14:59 in the Boys Elite race. Chiles boys upset Belen Jesuit for the team win. In the Girls Elite race, Caroline Barlow broke out with her first major invitational victory over Emily Edwards in 17:53.
On a day dominated by out-of-state invaders, Karen Xiang scored a redemptive one point. Her 18:17 win in the Girls Varsity race was the only one of Saturday evening not owned by Peachtree Ridge. And it kept her undefeated streak alive.
123 Points. That might be a pretty good cross country team score in any large invitational. But it was the collective team score from Peachtree Ridge this weekend down in Jacksonville, Florida. The Georgians came down and swept all races.
Belen Jesuit, Holy Trinity, Oak Hall, and Bishop Kenny made the trek up to Cary, North Carolina this weekend to compete at the Great American Festival. All in all the teams did okay, with Holy Trinity's girls finishing 8th and Oak Hall girls and Belen Jesuit boys finishing 9th in the Race of Champions.
Pembroke Pines boys and South Florida Heat girls showed off strong front threes on way toward victory at Mills Pond Park.
South Fork will gather a strong group of teams from around south Florida for the Fleet Feet Invitational. This is always one of the top invitationals in October, with a lot great little touches to go with the strong competition.
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There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the big meet coming up this weekend in Titusville. Here are some of our favorites.
In addition to the great teams entered in the Race of Champions, we allow individuals to take their place on the startling line. It's one of the most exciting things each year to see how these individuals step it up when firstname.lastname@example.org pushed and pulled by the rest of the state's elites!
The question that has been burning up my inbox for the past two weeks now has an answer: "What race are we in?" Now that entries have closed, here are the seedings for the races this weekend.
Alligator Lake Park is known for being a fast course, and in that regard it certainly did not disappoint on Saturday. In the boys invitational division especially, the times were dropping low like an Ester Dean music video.
Based on my email inbox, there is certainly much hype about this year's Race of Champions and the meet has easily surpassed last year's entry numbers. We now award the next three spots into the coveted Race of Champions.
Latest Bradenton Police have made an arrest in the theft of Demetrius Pinder's Olympic gold medal on Sept. 11. (via wtsp.com)
Last week we announced the first 15 teams invited into our famous Race of Champions. After this weekend's big meets, here are the next five accepted teams with five spots left open!
Nicholas Morken of Niceville holds off top talent from three states in 15:39 victory at the Gulf Coast Stampede. Rachel Kling of Pace was the top Florida girls finisher in 19:52.
Tyler Bennett wins big in 15:24, while Julie Wollrath hears some footsteps toward 18:17. Estero girls and St. Thomas Aquinas boys win team titles.
It was quite a day for the Titans of Olympia! 99 points. That's what you get when you add up their team scores from ALL FOUR races!