Track and Field

2017 TRACK & FIELD SEASON

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 info@cfgliders.com. 
Central Florida Gliders Track Club
PO Box 161965
Altamonte Springs, FL  32714

*Parent Information Sheet*

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.

January

15 Club indoor meet at the Birmingham, AL Crossplex
21 Emery Riddle Univ Indoor/ Outdoor meet in Daytona

February

18 Evolution Speed Kick Off Classic (Youth) Osceola High School Kissimmee FL

March

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

April

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

May

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

June

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

July

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
Practice started in February and in March the Gliders began to compete in local meets through May. At the end of April, the Gliders hosted its 24thAnnual Spring Track Classic, which was attended by over 800 athletes from all over Florida and several records were broken. Also in May, high school Gliders competed in the regional and state championships.

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.

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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.

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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

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    National: N 14:44.76  7/29/2007   Tyler Sorensen, Lafayette,

    Name                    Year Team                    Finals

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Finals

  1 Juan Moscoso              01 Longwood, FL          15:33.78

Event 93  Girls 3000 Meter Run 12 years old

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    National: N 10:17.00  7/29/2013   Tatum Castillo, Prosper, TX

    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  H#

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Finals

  6 Ashley Klingenberg        02 Altamonte Springs,    11:08.98   2

Event 81  Girls 1500 Meter Run 12 years old

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    National: N 4:41.14  8/3/2010    Danae Rivers, Derby, CT

    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  H#

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Finals

  8 Ashley Klingenberg        02 Altamonte Springs,     5:09.87   3

Boys 800 Meter Run 12 years old

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 TIMED FINAL

    National: N 2:07.84  1992        Rudy DeLosSantos, Eagle Pass, TX

    Name                    Year Team                    Seed     Finals  H#

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Finals

  8  1181 David Manning       02 Oviedo, FL           2:22.33    2:21.05   6

Event 267  Boys 4×800 Meter Relay 14 years old

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    National: N 8:13.90  8/3/2012    Miami Gardens Xpress TC, Miami

                         M Brown, R Champlin, E Hogan, D Hylton

    Team                                                 Finals  H#

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Finals

  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

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    National: N 12.04  2004        Walter Williams, Detroit, MI

    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Wind

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Finals

  7 Chandler Smith            03 Atamonte Springs, F      13.05   1.8 13.050

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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.
In the second week of July, several Gliders won medals and qualified for the nationals at the AAU Club Nationals at Disney. Additionally, a Glider won a major AAU college scholarship.

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
TRACK & FIELD SEASON

USATF National Jr. Olympic Track & Field Championships – Greensboro, NC
2nd Place Silver Medal – 4x800m Relay –Youth Boys
Alex Boucher, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Jaylen Rodriques, and Paul Stafford
Alex Boucher – 3rd Place Bronze Medal – 800 meters – Youth Boys Division
Alex Boucher – 5th Place – 1500 meters – Youth Boys Division

AAU National Jr. Olympic Track & Field Championships – Ypsilanti, MI
3rd Place Bronze Medal – 4x800m Relay –Youth Boys
Alex Boucher, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Jaylen Rodriques, and Paul Stafford
Alex Boucher – 4th Place – 1500 meters – Youth Boys Division
Joey Fitzpatrick – 5th Place – 1500 meters – Youth Boys Division
AJ McFarland – 8th Place – Discus – Young Men’s Division

 

2013 Track Season Schedule

(subject to change)

January 26 – UF Indoor meet for older and some high school athletes
March 9 – Track Shack Smile Mile – Baldwin Park, FL
March 30 – Gainesville Invitational meet for the experienced athletes
April 6 – National Hershey’s Qualifier – Orange Park (For ages 9-14; must pre-register by 3/29)
April 13 – Florida Elite Meet –  Kissimmee
April 20 – Savannah Cheetas meet – Savannah, GA
April 27 – Central Florida Gliders Spring Track Classic – Altamonte Springs, FL

May 4 – FL Runners MS Championship – Clearwater
May 11 –Young Achievers Meet – Jacksonville

June 8 – AAU District (Regional Qualifier) – Melbourne

June 14-16 – USATF Florida Championship – Lake Brantley High School 
June 14-16 – New Balance High School Nationals-Greensboro, NC 

June 20-23 – USA Jr Nationals & USA Nationals – Des Moines, IA
June 20-23 – AAU National Qualifier – UNF Jacksonville
June 25-30 – USATF Youth Outdoor & World Youth Qualifier –  Edwardsville, IL

June 29 – Sunshine State Games Track and Field Championships, Melbourne
July 4-7  – USATF National Qualifier – Winter Park High School, Orlando (must qualify with GA & SC)
July 6-14 – AAU Club Championships   Disney Wide World of Sports
July  22-28 – USATF Junior Olympic/National Championship – Greensboro, NC
July 28-August 3 – AAU Junior Olympic Games/National Championship – Ypsilanti (Detroit)

August 3 – Hershey National Championship – Hershey, PA

List of all Florida meets – Master Schedule

Track & Field Records & Result Links

AAU

AAU National Jr. Olympic Games Results

AAU National Jr. Olympic Games Records 

Girls | Boys

 

USATF

USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Results

USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Records

USATF Junior National Records

USATF Junior World Outdoor Records

USATF Youth National Records

USATF Youth Outdoor Records

Central Florida Gliders Spring Track Classic Results

Youth World Records

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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.

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