The Central Florida Gliders Track & Field program is open to boys and girls age division 9 and older. Our pre-season/conditioning practice starts on January 9 through March 2nd at Sanlando Park. The conditioning program focuses on sprint, jumps and throws training as well as agility, flexibility, and endurance.
Our Track & Field season starts with an information/registration meeting and first practice at Sanlando Park on March 6th at 6pm. The season starts in March and runs through the first week in August culminating with the AAU and/or USATF National Championships. Athletes may continue to join through the end of April (end of May for high school and experienced athletes). The club also offers an elite training program for athletes competing in the open and masters division.
Practices will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Sanlando Park and later at the Lake Brantley track in Altamonte Springs from 6:00-7:30 . To join the Gliders, simply fill out the online registration form and pay online or by check at the next scheduled practice. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 YOUTH TRACK SEASON SCHEDULE
Meets in capital letters are covered under club registration fee
Meets in Bold means the Club will attend
All other meets are optional and not necessarily recommended. So, get coach approval before attending.
15 Club indoor meet at the Birmingham, AL Crossplex
18 Evolution Speed Kick Off Classic (Youth) Osceola High School Kissimmee FL
4 Smile Mile for 11 & under in Orlando
11 Florida Youth Invitational (Youth) Lake Minneola High Lake Minneola FL
25 THE GAINESVILLE STRIDERS INVITE (AAU) CONE PARK GAINESVILLE , FL
25 Trailblazers Invitational (Youth) Jefferson High School Tampa
08 Florida Elite Invitational Osceola High School Kissimmee, Fl
15 BREAKAWAY TRACK & FIELD MEET CLERMONT NTC
22 4TH ANNUAL PURE ATHLETICS INVITATIONAL (AAU) CLERMONT NTC
29 CENTRAL FLORIDA GLIDERS SPRING TRACK CLASSIC Lake Brantley High School
13 9th Annual 727 Springtime Open Northside Christian High School/ St. Petersburg, FL
13 FLYRA Middle School State Championship IMG Academy
20 Stars of Tomorrow Track and Field Carnival (AAU) Fred Cone Park Gainesville FL
26-28 BAYTAF University of South Florida Tampa
3 AAU FLORIDA District Qualifier
15 – 18 USATF Association Championship TBD/Central Florida area
17 – 18 Sunshine State Games, Martin County, FL
6/22 – 6/25 Region 9 (1) Qualifier – Mike Long Track/FSU/Tallahassee, FL
TBA AAU Club Championship @ Disney Wide World of Sport
6 – 9 USATF Region 4 Championship University of North Florida/ Jacksonville, FL
TBA AAU Primary Nationals
24 – 30 USATF National Junior Olympics Championship Rock Chalk Park/ University of Kansas/6100 Rock Chalk Drive/ Lawrence, KS
29 – 5 AAU Junior Olympics Eastern Michigan University, Rynearson Stadium
TBA USATF Junior Olympics Lawrence KS.
2016 Track Season Summary
In the beginning of June, the Gliders competed at Northwest Express meet in south Florida and the AAU qualifiers where the club qualified 23 athletes for the national championships in Houston. Also in June one of Gliders competed in the New Balance Outdoor Championships, earning a bronze third-place medal in the one mile freshman race-walk. In the second week of July at the AAU Club Nationals at Disney, the Gliders won several medals and the club qualified additional athletes for the AAU nationals.
At the AAU National Championships, most of our athletes attained personal records and our relays were competitive. In August, the Gliders concluded the season with the annual season-end party.
Many thanks go to the Track Shack, Help Kids Compete, Community Health Centers, Lake Brantley High School, Sanlando Park and many other supporters that made this track season possible.
Central Florida Gliders Compete in National Track and Field Championships in Humble, Texas
Altamonte Springs, FL – Athletes from the Central Florida Gliders Track Club traveled to the National AAU Junior Olympic Games for Track and Field, held July 30 – August 7, 2016 in the Houston area, Texas area. This national meet is the culmination of the Gliders 2016 track and field season, which includes many local and regional competitions.
At the Nationals, Gliders who qualified and competed included Justyce Berry (100 meters and 200 Meters), Jordan Butler (High Jump & 4×100 relay), Adrian Burgos (4×100 Relay), Chimany Cherry (High Jump and 800 meter), Kiona Clelland-Goddard (Long Jump, 100 meter Hurdles and 4×100 Relay) Marcus Guy Jr (400 meters and 4×100 Relay), Kyle Johnson (Long Jump and 80 meters Hurdles), Connor McCarthy (Triathlon), Jessica Nolte (high jump), Andrew Owens (4×100 Relay), Alerie Parker (High Jump) Antonio Parker (high jump & long jump), Vianney Ojeda (Long Jump, High Jump & 80 Meter hurdles), Gianna Ojeda (Turbo Javelin), Alexandra Rodriguez (4×100 relay) Roberto Salamo (High Jump and 4×100 relay), Lexie Starks (100 meter, and 4×100 relay), Michelle Surin (High Jump and 4×100 relay), Amari Whetro (1500-meter & 800 meter races) & Alysa Whetro (Pentathlon, 100 meter Hurdles & High Jump).
“This has been a very good season for us, with 23 athletes qualifying for nationals and with great representation and outstanding performances where many of our athletes set new personal records at their first trip to Nationals” said Head Track Coach Tony Burgos. We congratulate all Central Florida Gliders athletes and parents as this year has proved that hard work pays off. Many thanks go to our supporters whose donations helped finance this trip and to our coaching staff— Craig Wise, Mark Robinson, Winston Hobson, Marcus Guy, Tom Kruger, Mindy Wethro and Bill Powell,—for the time they have put in to prepare our kids. Now we’re looking forward to the upcoming cross country season and the AAU National Championships in Tallahassee!”
The Central Florida Gliders Track Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth running club servicing the Central Florida area for more than 20 years. The club which trains in Altamonte Springs has produced numerous individual and team national champions while promoting active, healthy lifestyles and community service. More information about the Glider’s history, accomplishments, events, and community outreach programs can be found at www.cfgliders.com.
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.
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 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 4×800 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
2013 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 21st Annual Spring Track Classic, which was attended by over 750 athletes. In addition to the traditional, large contingent of young athletes from Florida and the southeast, we had greater representation in the Open division, and international participation increased. The latter included athletes from the UK, Caribbean, Africa, Canada, Finland and Germany with some trying to obtain marks for World Championship trial qualifying meets. Several athletes that were in our meet also competed in the recent World Championships in Russia.
In May, high school Gliders competed in the regional and state championships with one Glider capturing a third-place finish at state. Several Gliders were named to the Central Florida High School Track Honor Roll. Later in May, the team competed in the Golden South and the BAYTAF meet in Clearwater. In June the Gliders competed at the AAU National Qualifier in Jacksonville, and the USATF qualifier at Lake Brantley, where the club qualified over 20 athletes for the USATF regional championship in Winter Park. This regional championship now includes Georgia and South Carolina. At both regionals, the Gliders qualified eight individual athletes and one relay team to the USATF Junior Olympics track & field nationals in Greensboro, NC, and the AAU Nationals in Ypsilanti (Detroit), MI.
On the collegiate level, a Glider defended his conference title, while two qualified for the regional NCAA Championships in Greensboro. At the end of the July, the Gliders had four athletes compete in the USATF track and field championships in Greensboro, resulting in two individual medals and a relay team silver medal. In Detroit, the same relay team captured the bronze medal along with three individual national medals. In August, the Gliders concluded the season with their annual picnic at Rock Springs Park, where the athletes and coaches were recognized. Of note, two of the Glider coaches obtained Level II certification this summer.
Many thanks go to the Track Shack, Publix, Lake Brantley High School, Sanlando Park and many other sponsors and supporters that made this track season possible. Visit www.cfgliders.com and our Facebook page for detailed results and pictures.
2013 CFG National Medalists
AAU National Jr. Olympic Games Records
2012 Track Season Summary
The Gliders began the season with practice starting in February this year, but didn’t have the kick-off registration meeting until the first week of March. Practice continued through March and April when the Gliders started competing in local meets. At the end of April, the Gliders hosted its 20th Annual Spring Track Classic which was attended by over 700 athletes from Florida and the southeast. Since it was an Olympic year, we had a lot more athletes in the Open division trying to get Olympic trial marks. This year we had a bigger international field with athletes from the UK, Caribbean, Africa, Canada and Germany. As a result, many meet records were broken.
In May, high school Gliders competed in the district, regional and state championships with several Gliders named to the Central Florida Track Honor Roll. Later in May, the team competed in the Golden South and the annual Baytaf Classic in Clearwater. In June the Gliders competed at the CoachO meet at Lake Brantley, the AAU National Qualifier in Jacksonville, and the USATF qualifier at Lake Brantley where the club won several regional championships and qualified over 20 athletes for the USATF Jr Olympics track and field nationals in Baltimore, MD and the AAU Nationals in Houston. We had two college Gliders qualify for the regional and national NCAA Championships which were in Jacksonville and Des Moines, Iowa respectively. We also had one athlete win a USA Jr. National 1st place Gold medal championship and qualified to represent the US at the Jr. World Championships in Saransk, Russia. In the second week of July, several Gliders won medals at the AAU Club Nationals at the Disney Wide World of Sports.
At the end of the July, the Gliders had 12 athletes compete in the USATF Jr. Olympics track & field Championships in Baltimore, MD., winning 4 medals including a Gold Medal National Championship Title. 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, Kohls, Publix, Albertson’s and a host of other sponsors that made this track season possible. Visit our web site and our Facebook page for detailed results and pictures.
The Gliders Coaching and Management Staff
2011 Track Season Summary
The Gliders began the season with our kick-off meeting in March and practice started later in the second week. In May, high school Gliders competed in the district, regional and state championships with several Gliders named to the Central Florida Track Honor Roll.
The Gliders again hosted the 19th Annual Spring Track Classic which was attended by over 700 athletes and over 13 records were broken. Later in May, the team competed in the annual BAYTAF Classic in Clearwater. In June the Gliders competed at the CoachO meet at Lake Brantley and then next week the AAU National Qualifier in Jacksonville where the club won several regional championships and qualified 23 athletes for the AAU Jr. Olympics in New Orleans. Earlier in the spring, one of our athletes competed internationally in the race walk at the Pan American Games and also the Jr. Nationals setting record times. We also had a college Glider win Gold in the triple jump at the Junior Nationals and a spot on the USA International team. At the end of June at the USATF Youth Outdoor Nationals in Myrtle Beach, SC., the Gliders earned 4 medals with 2 Gold medals in the race walk events. In the second week of July, several Gliders won medals at the AAU Club Nationals at Disney and more of our athletes qualified for the AAU Jr. Olympics.
At the end of the July, the Gliders had 15 athletes compete in the AAU Jr. Olympics in New Orleans, winning 7 medals including 2 Gold Medal National Championship Titles. 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 Altamonte Springs Recreation, Track Shack, Kohls, Publix, and a host of other sponsors that made this track season possible. Visit www.cfgliders.com for pictures and detailed results.