The former North Allegheny star had a monster two days at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Arizona.
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Meet the PA alums entered in the NCAA DI Indoor Championships!
One Rochester athlete is trying to increase the legacy of the city at the Prep level.
Abby Steiner and Lanae-Tava Thomas had a pair of spirited duels at the 2018 SPIRE Showcase.
A look at the PA high schoolers and alums that will compete at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.
Fresh off an All-American performance at NCAA's, USC freshman Twanisha Terry earned her first national team berth.
The phenom qualified for the final in the 100m and 4x100m for the Trojans at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championship.
The former Miami Northwestern star talks about her race at the Mt. SAC Relays and her transition to college track and field as a freshman for USC.
Pickerington Central's Jaydan Wood (right) currently occupies the 29th position on the MileSplit 50 list.
The quartet of Shinnick, Benjamin, Norman, and Morgan broke the NCAA and World Record in the 4x400 this weekend to win the Tiger Paw Invitational in 3:01.98.
Rush Henrietta Sperry's Lanae-Tava Thomas will compete at the 2018 MileSplit / SPIRE Showcase.
Check out the five most impressive women's recruiting classes of the early signing period.
The reigning New Balance Nationals Outdoor decathlon champion, Ayden Owens, is taking his many talents to USC.
Osceola High School alumni Tynia Gaither will compete in the women's 200m final for the Bahamas at the IAAF World Championships.
Watch Anna Cockrell advance to the 400m Hurdle Finals at the NCAA Championships! Cockrell will be the #2 seed in Saturday's finals!
The Miami Northwestern Lady Bulls are a perennial Florida powerhouse so it's no surprise to see their top athletes go on to compete at the next level. Sprinter Twanisha Terry selected Southern Cal while fellow teammates Taranique Alexander (jumps), and hurdler De'Andreah Young also decided to head west to Cali and join Cal State Northridge. South Florida correspondent Eddie Romero caught up with each of the girls a well as longtime MNW head coach Carmen Jackson to talk about their decisions.
Damion Thomas ranked as the #2 110mH in the class of 2017 announced a final four of North Carolina, South Carolina, Southern Cal, and LSU and gave his thoughts on each one of the prospective suitors.
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.
The indoor season is over and the outdoor season has begun around the country. Former Florida sprinters Kendall Ellis and Deanna Hill kicked off their 2015 seasons for Southern Cal and posted impressive times as Trojans in the 200 and 400 respectively. See how former Floridians started out their year in our Alumni Report for the week of March 16 - March 22, 2015.
Hey y'all! Kendall Ellis back with a blog for the week. Last weekend I went to the Great Southwest Classic in New Mexico. This weekend I'll be at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in North Carolina. The airport is bound to be my second home this summer.
Guess who's back? It's me Kendall Ellis returning for some post season blogging. Since the state meet a couple big things have happened - senior breakfast, my last track banquet, and biggest of all graduation.
Who is Kendall Ellis? I’ve been blogging for the past two seasons, but I’ve never really talked much about myself. I figured it’s time I let you all know about the Kendall you don’t get to see on the track. I’ve been told I walk onto the track with an air of confidence about me, I‘ve had officials tell me “Man I wouldn’t want torun against you” as I walk up to the line with my mean mug. But you only know someone as much as they let you know. I know I look mean, I put on a good front huh? Here’s my story.
Hey everyone, Kendall Ellis with what’s probably my final blog, at least for the season. I’m so very proud of my Raiders for sweeping the class 4A State Championship on both the girls and boys side! It feels good to win again on the girls side but even better to have a win on the boys side as well.
Hey ya’ll! Kendall Ellis here with my blog of the week. Last Thursday were regionals and they went very well. I couldn't be more excited. Everything is truly in God’s timing and it was time to PR, a new personal best of 53.09 in the 400 meters. I’m very proud of my STA girls who reign as 2014 Regional Champions and to all those who qualified to state.
Hey ya’ll Kendall Ellis back with my blog. Let me start with last week. Districts were crazy. There’s just no other way to say it. From the weather to the organization, the whole meet was just a lot. Our meet ended up lasting two days and before the race even started the 4x4 was soaked thoroughly. Nonetheless business was handled and the team performed just as we are trained to do. Next stop regionals.
Hey everyone Kendall Ellis here with my blog. It’s not often that I get an off week and when I do I usually don’t know what to do with myself. But this weekend was different since the STA seniors had prom. I have to say, I think I had one of the best track tans ever seen at a dance. Track problems. The seniors made the best of the night and had fun but now it’s back to the grind. This week really begins the road to state. Spring break starts Wednesday and districts are just the way to pop it off. Of course the Raiders are prepped and ready to perform.
Hey everyone! Kendall here with my weekly blog. Last weekend was the FloridaRelays at the University of Florida. Yet again STA showed out, especially on the girl’s side. My 4x2 relay outdid our previous performance at the Texas Relays by breaking our own national record. Rewriting the record books just one week later. The DMR, 4x2, and 4x4 all broke the meet record and I couldn’t be prouder of my girls.
Hey y'all! Kendii back for my weekly blog. Don't y'all just love track season? It's starting to reach that point when I'm really falling in love with the sport. Last weekend a few members of the STA track team got the opportunity to compete at the Texas relays. Records were meant to be broken right? That's exactly what the Lady Raiders did in Texas.
Some people call me Kandii, some people call me Kendi. I didn’t give myself either of these nicknames, but hey take your pick. Either way Kandii/Kendi always coming back for my weekly blog. This is me switching it up.
Hey ya’ll! You know how it goes..Kendall Ellis here with my weekly blog. I promise I’ll start switching it up. Last week STA’s dual meet at Hallandale got rained out, just like the seniors got rained on at Grad Day. Unfortunate. But no worries, we still managed to get that work in at our own track and the seniors made the best of Grad Day. Last weekend we had an optional meet at the Miramar Invitational.
Hey everybody! Kendall back again for my weekly blog. Last weekend Saint Thomas Aquinas competed at the Sam Burley Invitational. Congratulations to the boys for winning overall and for my girls coming in second.
Hey everyone! Kendall Ellis here back for this week’s blog. This past weekend Saint Thomas Aquinas competed at the Louie Bing Invitational. I’d like to extend a congratulations to Miami Northwestern for winning on the girls side and another congratulations to my girls team for placing second. Another huge congratulations to the STA boys team for winning on the men’s side. There were some amazing individual performances as well as relay performances last weekend so be sure to check out the results. This Wednesday Saint Thomas hosts a dual meet at home against Coral Glades and Pompano. This weekend we’ll be at the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational expecting some more fast times.
Hey y’all! Many of us have our first meet this week, whether it be a dual meet or a larger meet. As for Saint Thomas Aquinas our first dual meet is Wednesday against Blanche Ely, South Broward, and West Broward. This weekend we’ll be competing at Louie Bing where schools from all over will come head to head to show what they’re bringing to the season.
Hey everyone! Turn us trackletes all the way up because it’s finally track season! Allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Kendall Ellis and I am happy to blog for flrunners again. Just a little about me; I’m a senior (S/O to class of 2014) at Saint Thomas Aquinas (go Raiders) who has officially signed and committed to the University of Southern California (fight on Trojans).
Lake Highland Prep senior Deanna Hill signed with the University of Southern California. We were fortunate enough to attend her signing day ceremony with family and friends. See all the action, what her parents had to say in their opening remarks, Deanna's thoughts on being a Trojan, and what friend and class of 2015 star Teahna Daniels thought of the festivities.
Caryl Smith Gilbert spent the last six seasons at the University of Central Florida before taking over this fall as the Director of Track & Field at the University of Southern California. Coach Caryl talks about how she got into coaching, her time building the UCF program to national status, her new role with the Trojans,and much more.
At the beginning of the month University of Southern California Coach Caryl Gilbert Smith convinced one of the Sunshine State's top sprinters Deanna Hill to head out west. Now, the former UCF coach is at it again, this time nabbing the top 400 meter runner in the state; Kendall Ellis. The St. Thomas Aquinas star has won the 4A 400 meter crown the past three years and is an integral part of a powerhouse Raider team. Recently, Ellis discussed the recruiting process and her decision to be a Trojan.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Quincy Watts has joined Southern California's track and field coaching staff. (via losangeles.cbslocal.com)
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.
The USC track and field team has signed women's thrower Tanya Sapa, women's 400m runner Cameron Pettigrew, men's 400m runner Alexander Rohani, men's sprinter Armon Owens and women's 400m runner Stephanie Wicksell, announced Director of Track & Field Caryl Smith Gilbert on July 26.
Olympic Silver Medalist and former USC Track and Field sensation Bryshon Nellum needs no further introduction. The star of USC track has overcome adversity and hardship throughout his career, making this final season of success even more rewarding for the superstar. (via Reign of Troy)
USC played host to the 2013 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships over the weekend, and saw its Trojans take second and sixth overall in the men’s and women’s competitions, respectively. (via Reign of Troy)
The Brooks PR Invitational brings together the nations top track and field athletes from across the country to compete at the Dempsey Center in Seattle, Washington, one of the fastest indoor tracks in the nation. The meet consists of seven events the 60 meter dash, 60 meter hurdles, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, one mile run, and two mile run. California is well represented sending 16 athletes to Seattle. Leading up to the meet we will spotlight these talented runners.
Lamar Dawson, senior at Boyle County High School has signed to play football at the University of Southern California.
For Winter Park senior Kira Soderstrom the decision on where to run collegiately came down to two schools, Florida and Southern Cal. Soderstrom, a member of the 2010 4x8 state championship squad decided earlier this week to head to the west coast and run for the Trojans.
Men's OutlookThe women's track and field team has become the complete program that Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field Edrick Floreal envisioned when he took over almost a decade ago. The Cardinal is strong in every event group and should be competitive at both the conference and national levels.
The 2010 men's track and field team could be the most complete in years. The distance runners will once again lead the way, but the Cardinal should have a threat at the Pac-10 level in almost every event as the program continues to broaden under Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field Edrick Floreal.
The Stanford track and field teams traveled to New Mexico to compete in the Cherry and Silver Classic on Saturday. The Cardinal sent a group of sprinters as well as field event competitors.
The Stanford track and field teams got their season underway at the UW Indoor Preview. The early season meet was a chance for several Cardinal athletes to get some meet experience in the very early-going of the season.
Kate Niehaus was honored by the NCAA as one of the Elite 88 winners, given to the top student who competed at the NCAA championships in her sport. Niehaus finished 140th at the NCAA meet, helping Stanford to a 16th-place finish.
Stanford men's cross country swept the Pac-10 awards when sophomore Chris Derrick was named the Athlete of the Year, while redshirt freshman Miles Unterreiner was named Newcomer of the Year. In addition, Jason Dunn was named Men's Coach of the Year.
A day of great expectations did not go as planned for Stanford at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Monday morning at the LaVern Gibson Championships Golf Course. The No. 1 and previously undefeated men suffered a rough day and fell to tenth, while the women placed 16th.
No Stanford runner has ever won an NCAA individual cross country championship, but that could change Monday as Chris Derrick shoots for top honors for himself and the Cardinal's top-ranked team.
The 2009 NCAA Championships will take place, Monday, Sept. 23, at 9:08 a.m. with the men's race. The women's race will follow at 9:58 a.m. Indiana State will host the meet at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind.
The Stanford cross country teams were well represented with the selection of the Pac-10 All-Academic teams by Pac-10 commissioner, Larry Scott. In total, 11 women and 10 men were honored by the Pac-10 for their work in the classroom as well as on the cross country course.
Stanford's Chris Derrick has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championship on Saturday in Eugene, Ore. He remains undefeated on the year for the No. 1 ranked Cardinal who are also undefeated as a team.
Following the dominant performance at the men's NCAA West Regional meet, Jason Dunn and Chris Derrick were honored as the Regional Athlete and Coach of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Association on Wednesday.
The No. 1 men's cross country team continued their dominant run through the 2009 season by winning the West Regional Championship on Saturday morning at the Springfield Country Club. The title gives the Stanford men an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships in nine days. The No. 14 women also had a strong showing, finishing third and setting themselves up for an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships.
The No. 1 ranked men's team and No. 14 women will travel to Eugene, Ore., for the West Regional Championships on Saturday, Nov. 14, hosted by Oregon. The men's race will go off at 9:45 am, while the women will race beginning at 10:45 am.
The No. 1 Stanford men's cross country team continued their dominance this season by taking the Pac-10 championship in convincing fashion. The Cardinal men captured the 12th conference championship in team history. Meanwhile, the Stanford women placed fourth, falling just one point short of third.
The No. 1 ranked men's team and No. 12 women will travel to Long Beach, Calif. for the Pac-10 Championships on Friday, Oct. 30, hosted by USC. The men's race will go off at 3:00 pm, while the women will race beginning at 4:00 pm.
The Stanford men's cross country team remained No. 1 in the nation in the most recent poll from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The poll comes after the ISU Pre-National races that featured most of the top teams in the nation competing at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind., site of the NCAA meet in November.
The No.1 men's cross country team made a statement that it will be a team to be reckoned with this season by winning the Pre-National White race in dominating fashion. The No. 6 Stanford women also performed well, placing fifth in Blue Race.
The No. 1 Stanford men and No. 6 Stanford women will face their biggest regular season tests on Saturday, Oct. 17, when they compete in the NCAA Pre-Nationals. The men will look to defend their title in the White Race at 8:40 am, PST. The women will run immediately following at 9:20 am, PST, in the Blue Race.
The Stanford men's cross country team moved up to No. 1 in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Poll on Tuesday. The Cardinal had begun the season at No. 3, but after sweeping the Stanford Invitational, moved up to take the top spot.
Ohio Sprinting Sensation, Blake Heriot recently narrowed his college list to five schools. Heriot plans to make his final decision on where he will further his education during the Thanksgiving weekend.
Playing host to the Stanford Invitational, the Stanford cross country team took home a pair of team titles. Running in severe heat on the Stanford Golf Course, the Cardinal were not challenged in either race.
Check out the Photo Gallery from preseason training camp.The 36th edition of the Stanford Cross Country Invitational will continue the tradition of one of the top college cross country meets of the season taking place at the Stanford Golf Course. The men's race will go off at 10:50 am, while the women will begin at 11:30 am.
The Stanford cross country teams opened their season under the lights at the Nevada Jim Vanden Twilight Invitational from Shadow Mountain Park. The meet is one of two cross country meets nationally that is run at night under the lights. The Cardinal had mixed results with the men completing a first-place sweep, while the women settled for a narrow second.
The Stanford cross country teams will open the 2009 cross country season on Friday, Sept. 4, by traveling limited squads to Reno, Nev. to take part in the Nevada Twilight XC Classic. The Cardinal who are currently at their preseson training camp in Mammoth Lakes will travel five men and five women to compete in the season opening meet.
Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field Edrick Floreal is pleased to announce the hiring of former Stanford legend Toby Stevenson as the new assistant coach for the pole vault and multi event athletes.
Stanford sophomore Amaechi Morton recently qualified for the IAAF World Championships in track and field. Competing at the Nigerian trials, Morton placed second in the 400 meters and was named to the 4x400-meter relay team for Nigeria.
Stanford track and field was honored when 14 women and nine men were named Academic All-American by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday. The Cardinal were among the top teams in the nation for number of student athletes honored.
Garrett Heath was honored as first team All-Academic All-America for men's track and field by ESPN The Magazine. Heath joins 14 others nationally to receive the highest honor for a combination of academic and athletic excellence.
The Stanford men's cross country and track and field program was named the national runner-up for the John McDonnell award, given to the top program in the nation. The inaugural award was given based on the top national finishes in cross country and track.
Stanford Director of Track and Field Edrick Floreal announced seven additional recruits, which will be added to the group already announced in March. The group is highly talented and should provide to the depth of the nationally prominent track and field and cross country teams at Stanford.
The Stanford men continued a strong meet on the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships from John McDonnell Field on the campus of the University of Arkansas. Three more Stanford men earned All-America honors on their way to a seventh-place national finish.
The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships continued on Friday with a pair of Stanford men excelling in the 5,000 meters. Chris Derrick and Elliott Heath each earned All-America honors to lead the Cardinal.
The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships continued from John McDonnell Field on Thursday as the Cardinal competed in their first finals of the meet. Sophomores Arantxa King and Jake Riley both earned the first All-America honors of their careers. Several other Cardinal men and women competed with some advancing to finals later in the meet.
The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships got underway on Wednesday with qualifying rounds. The Cardinal had several athletes advance in their individual events from John McDonnell Field on the campus of the University of Arkansas.