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4 USA Junior National Championships in Track & Field

11 USATF Individual National Championship Titles in Track & Field

5 USATF Outdoor Youth Championship Titles in Track & Field

1 Nike HS Indoor Track National Championship Title in Track & Field
10 AAU Individual National Championship Titles in Track & Field
15 AAU Individual National Club Championship Titles in Track & Field

1 AAU Team National Club Championship Title in Track & Field

10 AAU Individual National Championship Titles in Cross Country
7 AAU National Team Titles in Cross Country
1 USATF National Team Title in Cross Country
USA World Jr. Participants (2)

USA Pan-American Jr. Participant (1)

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2014 Cross Country Season

The 2014 Cross Country season began with an information session and first practice on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Sanlando Park - Pavilion 1 in Altamonte Springs.  Online registration is now open and the tentative practice and meet schedules are posted.  To join the team, simply fill out the online registration form, familiarize yourself with our website and show up at the next scheduled practice ready to run.  See you there!



2014 Track Season Summary

Practice started in February and continued through April when the Gliders began to compete in local meets. At the end of April, the Gliders hosted its 22nd Annual Spring Track Classic, which was attended by athletes from all over Florida and several records were broken. The Gliders also had one senior athlete that qualified and competed at the USA Indoor National Championships in Albuquerque, NM.

 In May, high school Gliders competed in the regional and state championships and several Gliders were named to the Central Florida High School Track Honor Roll. Later in May, the team competed in the Golden South and other local meets in the central Florida area. In the beginning of June, a college Glider earned a 6th place medal at the NCAA Division I Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Also in June, the Gliders competed at the AAU district meet in Kissimmee and the USATF Qualifier in Jacksonville, where the club qualified over 20 athletes for the AAU Regional Championship in Jacksonville and the USATF regional championship in Rock Hill, NC. This regional championship now includes Georgia and South Carolina where the club qualified one athlete to the USATF nationals in Huston, TX. At the AAU regional, the Gliders qualified 12 individual athletes and one relay team to the AAU Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa. In the second week of July, several Gliders won several medals and the club qualified some additional athletes for the nationals at the AAU Club Nationals at Disney.

At the end of the July, the Gliders 11 athletes competed in the AAU National Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa where the club earned 9  national medals including a national championship title and our 4x800m 14 year old relay team earned a 5th place finish. In August, the Gliders concluded the season with the annual picnic at Rock Springs Park, where the athletes and coaches were recognized.

Many thanks go to the Track Shack, Publix, Digital Risk, Glatting Foundation, Lake Brantley High School, Sanlando Park and many other supporters that made this track season possible.




Gliders Medal at the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games


Congratulations to all the Gliders that qualified for and competed at the 2014 AAU Junior Olympics 7/26/2014 to 8/2/2014 in Des Moines, IA. Special mention to the following medalists (top 8 finish):



AAU National Championships-Jr Olympic - Organization License

           2014 AAU JO Games - 7/26/2014 to 8/2/2014           

                         Drake Stadium                          

               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





2014 Elite Program

Because of our success over 20 years in training athletes for national competition, this year the Gliders Track Club will offer another option for training. We have created a new elite training division for the very serious athlete which is limited to the open, post-collegiate, high school, and masters age groups. All our coaches are Level I or Level II certified and coach all the events in track & field as well as cross country. However, we especially specialize in the hurdles, jumps, distance and multi-events. This select group will train 4-6 days a week from February to July in specialized and sometimes individual training sessions, depending on the event. This elite training group is designed for the athlete who has made a commitment to improve their skill base to compete in state, national and international competition. The cost of training in this elite division is $100 per month excluding the cost of a uniform, competition and travel fees. Elite athletes that qualify for USA National competition will receive some financial assistance.

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. Visit our "Club Registration" page for additional information.











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. Visit the "Cross Country" page for a full recap.




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