XC Teams Facing Off-season Uncertainty Head On

COVID-19 has caused a great deal of uncertainty as to what the offseason will look like for cross country teams in the state of Florida. As coaches and athletes wait for the official word as to when they are allowed to train as a team, we reached out to a few coaches around the state to hear how they're dealing with the unknown. Ryan Lowe, who is the head coach of the boy's cross country team at Lake Mary High School describes the past couple of months as quite the experience. Lowe said that h

Passion and Effort Leads To Success For Samuel Austin

Samuel Austin has two things in mind when he steps up to the starting line for a race: to win and to leave everything he has on the track. "I really want to win, but I also feel like if I don't give it my all, then what's the point," he said. The junior from Oviedo High School admits that he throws up after every race he runs. For him, the vomit is validation that his efforts were not in vain. "If I give it my all, then I'm going to throw up every time," he said. Austin consistently delivere

Prose With The Pro's: Chris Kail of Elite Timing

At any given track meet, Chris Kail will sit underneath a large tent near the finish-line with his laptop open, making sure that everything is going according to plan. He arrives two hours before the meet starts to set up his equipment and make sure everything works and is one of the last to leave when the meet is over. While this may seem like a lot of work, working in timing has turned out to be a match made in heaven for Kail, as it has combined two things he loves, track and computers. Kai

Pole Vault Coach Focuses On The Process Over Performance

Bill Cashman is proof that numbers never lie. In his 36 years of coaching, he's coached over 70 state champions with 51 of the champions coming by way of the pole vault, 6 national champions, over 100 high school All-Americans and his athletes have earned 11 state records in the pole vault. His coaching style has resulted in the success of the athletes that he trains. What's the key behind his coaching success? His former athlete Erica Sergeant, the former three-time state champion and two-time

Central Florida Roundup: Athletes Shine at Brian Jager

The respective tracks in Winter Park and down in Miami were burning from the fast times and fantastic performances from all across the state. The Central Florida area dropped epic performances during the Brian Jager Elite Classic and the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational. Here are a few of the more impressive results that the Central Florida athletes had last weekend. Tyson Williams put on a show at the Brian Jager Elite Classic, running his second fastest time ever in the 110m hurdles with

Takeaways From Windermere Meet of Champions

The cool February air couldn't chill the heat from the track that was caused by today's athletes at the 3 rd Annual Windermere Meet of Champions track meet. The St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders boy's and girl's teams came away winners from Saturday's meet, with the boy's scoring 113.50 points and the girls scoring 109 points. The athletes who competed gave great effort, which resulted in fast times and down-to-the-wire finishes. Here are a few performers and performances that stood out to us on Saturd

Central Florida Athletes We Can Expect To Shine This Season

Burton finished second to Hannah Douglas in the 200m at the George Jenkins Invitational last Saturday, but her time of 24.51 in the race is still quite impressive. She's coming off of an impressive indoor season, running a time of 56.32 in the 400m and now in her second outdoor 200m race, she's ranked No. 1 in Class 3A. Smith, who is committed to the University of Georgia for football, won the 100m at the George Jenkins Invitational last Saturday with a time of 10.61. This gives him the second

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