Haines City High School rising senior Amuru Patterson becomes the fourth Florida sprinter to win the girls Dream 100 joining Octavious Freeman (2011), Shayla Sanders (2012), and Kaylin Whitney in 2014. The Sunshine State went 1-2-3 with Patterson, Katia Seymour, and Tamari Davis. On the boy's side Anthony Schwartz of American Heritage was the runner-up in 10.66s.
No matter how she finishes at Saturday's Dream 100 Tamari Davis has made history. The twelve year old seventh grader from Gainesville will be the 12th Floridian to run this race and the youngest ever from any state in the five years since the first Dream 100 back in 2011. Davis says being invited to a meet of this caliber is a huge honor.
Caitlin Collier is only a sophomore. The 2016 Adidas Boost Boston Games girls Dream Mile (1500) field consisted of nine runners, six seniors, two juniors, and Collier. The 2A state champion in the 800, 1600, and 3,200 proved she belonged with the best runners in the nation Friday night pushing the pace with the likes of Kate Murphy, Katie Rainsberger, and Nevada Mareno of North Carolina. With splits around 68 seconds for each of her first three laps, and a last 300m around 50 seconds, Collier finished with a US#6 time of 4:19.05.
Todd Grasley of flrunners.com and Derek Veilleux of MaineTrackXC breakdown all the day one action from the Adidas Boost Boston Games!
Prestigious invites out to Two of Ohio's All-Time best distance runners. Joe Bistritz and Gavin Gaynor are both in the Adidas Dream Mile in Massachusetts. Here is a look at what each has accomplished thus far in their HS careers and a realistic look at what you might see from each this upcoming weekend.
Start time is 6:50 PM tonight for McDonogh School sophomore Dalton Hengst's race in the adidas Dream mile in Boston.
Final entries for the adidas Dream Mile
Check out the 20 fastest boys to run the adidas dream 100.
Check out the 15 fastest girls to run the adidas dream 100.
Bolles sophomore Caitlin Collier is one of the top distance runners in the nation with blazing fast times from the 400 to 5k and everything in between. Collier will compete this weekend at the Adidas Boost Boston Games in the girls 1,500m run which features the most competitive field she has seen all season long. Coming off of a distance trifecta in the 800,1600, and 3,200 and nearly a month strictly working and not competing, she is fresh and ready to run. Our Zack Bias caught up with her in the midst of her postseason training to find out her goals for this weekend in Boston and beyond.
The Adidas Dream 100 and Dream Mile have been very kind to Florida athletes over the past five years in the events history that featured both races. In 2010, Lily Williams competed in the first individual high school race at the Adidas Grand Prix's Dream Mile in New York City. This year's event will feature five Florida athletes in the Adidas Boost Boston Games. Tamari Davis, Amuru Patterson, and Katia Seymour will run the Dream 100 while Caitlin Collier is in the girls mile which will be contested instead as 1,500m. American Heritage sophomore Anthony Schwartz is Florida's lone entrant in the boys Dream 100 and owns a PR of 10.27w.The Adidas Dream 100 and Dream Mile have been very kind to Florida athletes over the past five years in the events history that featured both races. In 2010, Shelby Hates competed in the first individual high school race at the Adidas Grand Prix's Dream Mile in New York City and finished second. Since then Florida sprinters have won six Dream 100 titles (three boys and three girls).
In the past, Palatka High School has been the joke of Jacksonville area track and field. Until the past few years, Palatka has never been relevant in postseason meets, as a team, or with individuals. That all changed when Coach Steven Gonzalez took over the program 5 years ago. This year Palatka took home multiple state titles, including 3 by Junior Katia Seymour. Seymour tore up the track this year winning the 100, 200, and anchoring the 4x100 relay team to gold at the 2A State Finals. Recently she won the Great Southwest Classic 100m in a time of 11.26. This weekend she will be taking on some of the nations best, as she competes in both the adidas Boost Boston Games, and New Balance Outdoor Nationals. She will contest the Dream 100 in Boston, and the 200 in Greensboro.
The fields are complete for the 2016 adidas Dream Mile/100!
Haines City junior Amuru Patterson is one of three Florida girls competing in the Dream 100 at this weekend's Adidas Boost Boston Games. We caught up with her recently to talk about her training leading up to this meet, her goals, and what she's looking forward to the most.
McDonogh School sophomore Dalton Hengst just got word this week that has been invited to race in the adidas Dream Mile this Friday in Boston.
Dublin Coffman sophmore Abby Steiner moved into the National, elite spotlight this morning with an acceptance of her invitation to run in the Adidas Girls Dream 100.
Murphy, Rainsberger, Herrera, Collier join Ratcliffe June 17 at Dilboy Stadium
Updated entries as of 6/8
Will Compete in Dream Mile vs. Top U.S. HS Field on June 17 in Somerville
Top contenders for invitations to the adidas Dream Mile and Dream 100
Who are the top contenders for invitations to the adidas Dream Mile and Dream 100 in June at the adidas Boost Boston Games?
The adidas Dream Mile hopes to attract top high schoolers seeking the Olympic Trials qualifying standard
Top contenders for invites to the adidas Dream Mile and Dream 100