Texas vs. Florida Poll: Which Is The Better Southern Track State?

Miami Northwestern's girls 4x100m and 4x200m relay teams. Cover photos Mesquite Horn U.S #1 4x1. 

This past weekend, Texas and Florida each hosted one of its state's biggest meets of the outdoor track season. Austin, Texas, had the Texas Relays come to town while Gainesville, FL, showcased the Pepsi Florida Relays. Both meets produced some of the fastest times in the country. The biggest races and events from each meet are highlighted below:

Texas RelaysHighlightsFlorida Relays

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U.S. #1 Marks


Boys 4x100m relay teams sub-41


Girls 4x100m relay teams sub-46

4Boys 4x400m relay teams sub-3:152
4**Girls 4x400m relay teams sub-3:453**
2Top all-time performances3
2U.S. No. 1 field event marks0
10Boys 4x200m relay teams sub-1:272

Elite Performances (2,506)

Elite Performances 

Elite Performances (2,028)

*(3 were set by non-Texas athletes)
**(In Florida, one was a Virginia team, while in Texas one was a Maryland team)

In total, there were 4,534 elite performances between the two meets this past weekend, and our numbers don't lie.  

Please also keep in mind this is only looking at two states that had two of the biggest high school meets/performances of the weekend. We know states such as Virgina and others farther north will be represented well in the rankings as we get further into the outdoor track season. We also can't forget about our friends in California and the West Coast who are doing big things as well.  

Take a look at the full numbers here and be sure to vote in the poll below.

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