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Track & Field and Cross Country Club
A non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization
Serving Central Florida since 1989
2015 Track & Field Season
The Central Florida Gliders Track & Field program is open to boys and girls age division 9 and older, no matter the experience or fitness levels. Our pre-season practices run from December 1, 2014 through February 9, 2015 at Sanlando Park and will focus on general conditioning, proper mechanics and strength training. [Pre-conditioning is canceled for December due to poor attendance and will resume in January if there is demand.]
Our Track & Field season starts with an information session and first practice at Sanlando Park - Pavilion #1 on February 10, 2015 @ 5:00pm and runs through the first week in August culminating with the Junior Olympics. Athletes may continue to join through the end of April (end of May for high school and experienced athletes).
2014 Cross Country Season Summary
The Cross Country season kicked off with the registration meeting and first practice on September 2nd at Sanlando Park. The first race of the season was the Track Shack UCan Finish 2-Mile road race at UCF on October 19th with the Gliders winning several age divisions. On October 25th, the Gliders hosted its annual cross country meet for the 16th consecutive year at the Seminole Softball Complex and Sanlando Park. This year, the race was the qualifier for the FLYRA Middle School State Championship rather than the AAU District meet because the AAU National XC Championship no longer requires qualifiers.
Over the next few weeks, the Gliders performed well in the FLYRA Middle School State Championships and high school and college conference and district meets. In mid-November, several Gliders competed and medaled in the high school state championships in Tallahassee.
In December, for the first time in 20 years the Gliders elected not to attend either the USATF or AAU National XC Championship. The AAU championship in Lawrence, Kansas conflicted with the Seminole County Middle School XC Championship where the Gliders earned 1 gold and 2 silver medals. The USATF championship in Myrtle Beach, SC turned out to be too financially and logistically cumbersome as it required an additional trip to Myrtle Beach for the qualifier.
The Gliders finished up the cross country season in mid-December with a year-end bowling party, awarding 2 college scholarships to Gliders at two universities, and continuing its tradition of helping several needy families during the holidays. Through the generous donations of our present and past members, the Gliders were able to provide over $3,600 in support to several needy families in 2014.
Many thanks go to the Track Shack Foundation and many other donors for supporting our cross country team and charitable efforts this season. www.cfgliders.com
Seminole County Middle School XC Championship 2014
Track & Field Season: February – July
Sign-ups: January - May
Cross Country Season: September – December
Sign-ups: August – October
Conditioning (all sports): December – January
Sign-ups: December - January
2014 Track Season Summary
Gliders Medal at theGames
AAU National Championships-Jr Olympic - Organization License
2014 AAU JO Games - 7/26/2014 to 8/2/2014
Drake University - Des Moines, IA
Event 112 Boys 3000 Meter Race Walk 13 years old
National: N 14:44.76 7/29/2007 Tyler Sorensen, Lafayette,
Name Year Team Finals
1 Juan Moscoso 01 Longwood, FL 15:33.78
Event 93 Girls 3000 Meter Run 12 years old
National: N 10:17.00 7/29/2013 Tatum Castillo, Prosper, TX
Name Year Team Finals H#
6 Ashley Klingenberg 02 Altamonte Springs, 11:08.98 2
Event 81 Girls 1500 Meter Run 12 years old
National: N 4:41.14 8/3/2010 Danae Rivers, Derby, CT
Name Year Team Finals H#
8 Ashley Klingenberg 02 Altamonte Springs, 5:09.87 3
Boys 800 Meter Run 12 years old
National: N 2:07.84 1992 Rudy DeLosSantos, Eagle Pass, TX
Name Year Team Seed Finals H#
8 1181 David Manning 02 Oviedo, FL 2:22.33 2:21.05 6
Event 267 Boys 4x800 Meter Relay 14 years old
National: N 8:13.90 8/3/2012 Miami Gardens Xpress TC, Miami
M Brown, R Champlin, E Hogan, D Hylton
Team Finals H#
5 Central Florida Gliders 'A' 9:00.29 2
1) Cj Goodyear 00 2) Joab Francois 00
3) Marcus Guy 00 4) Paul Stafford 00
Event 8 Boys 100 Meter Dash 11 years old
National: N 12.04 2004 Walter Williams, Detroit, MI
Name Year Team Finals Wind
7 Chandler Smith 03 Atamonte Springs, F 13.05 1.8 13.050
New for the summer of 2014, the Central Florida Gliders Track Club is offering an elite middle distance summer track program for high school juniors and seniors looking to master their event(s) and boost school year PRs to meet university standards. Elite high school sophomores, freshmen and rising freshmen are also welcome.
The summer season runs from May 11 to August 2 (12 weeks) and culminate with peak performances at the AAU National Club Championships in Orlando, FL July 9-13 and AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, IA July 25-August 2. Click here for more information www.cfgliders.com/elite.htm.
All athletes must complete a 2014 registration form prior to attending their first practice.
2013 Cross Country National Championship
13 Gliders competed at the 2013 AAU National Cross Country Championships on December 7th, with one Glider winning a national championship! 3 others earned a spot on the podium by finishing in the top 8 places, and 4 earned medals by placing in the top 25 in their respective age divisions. The Gliders youth boys team placed 3rd.
Gliders in the News
Shelly-Ann Fraser Gliders Shout Out
Women's 100m 2008 & 2012 Olympic Champion
Tyson Gay Gliders Shout Out
USA Men's 100m Record Holder and 2007 World Champion
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