2016 Olympic Games 2016



Saturday Olympic Recap: Men's Relay Struggles End With 4x4 Gold Aug 20, 2016

After the US men faced disappointment in the 4x100m relay when a DQ took away their bronze medal, this 4x400m became even more important. Add in the fact that in the last Olympics the US men only took home silver when they were usually perennial god medalists in the event and that they were fighting with rival Jamaica, this race held a lot of significance. 

Friday Olympic Recap: Relay Woes Continue For Men’s 4x100, End For Women Aug 19, 2016

The men's and women's 4x100m relays highlighted the second to last day of track and field competition at the Olympic Games. The women brought home the gold medal, while the men looked like they had the bronze medal, but a lane violation gave them a DQ and no hardware. Billy Simpson recaps all the action.

Flashback Friday: Brianna Rollins High School Career Slideshow Aug 19, 2016

Miami Northwestern class of 2009 alumni Brianna Rollins won just one state championship in her high school career. The hurdler/jumper captured the 300m hurdle crown in 2009 with a personal best of 42.56s. Recently, Rollins, who spent her college years at Clemson, led a 1-2-3 sweep for the USA women at the Olympic Games. Her high school coach, Carmen Jackson, was on hand to witness her golden moment. Take a trip to Rollins high school days and check out her state winning race as well as our photo slideshow!

Throwback Thursday: Jenny (Barringer) Simpson's Running Career In Photos Aug 18, 2016

Mike Leary, a longtime Florida photographer (and father of stellar Florida high school runner Ryder Leary), sent us some of his favorite photos he shot during the high school and college career of local celebrity Jenny (Barringer) Simpson who recently made history becoming the first woman to medal in the 1,500m at the Olympic Games, when she earned the bronze medal on Tuesday night in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Rollins Leads Hurdle Sweep, Gatlin Fails To Make 200m Finals Aug 17, 2016

Miami Northwestern class of 2009 alumni Brianna Rollins was GOLDEN in the women's 100m hurdles leading a Team USA sweep in that event while Woodham HS (Pensacola - now closed) alum Justin Gatlin failed to make the 200m final, and event he was projected to medal in. Tianna Bartoletta who used to train at IMG Academy and resides in Tampa won Olympic gold in the long jump while Tori Bowie who trains with the Pure Athletics group in Clermont added a bronze in the 200m dash to go with her 100m silver!

Jenny Simpson First American Woman To Medal In 1,500m: Brings Home Bronze Aug 16, 2016

Jenny Simpson made history Tuesday night becoming the first American woman to win a medal in the 1,500m run. Simpson (Barringer), a 2005 graduate of Oviedo High School, and multiple state champion in the Sunshine State, stood her ground in a slow and tactical race early on. With 400 meters to go, Simpson made her move and kicked her way to a third place finish and time of 4:10.53 behind Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia, the 2015 world champion and world record holder at 1,500m (4:10.27), and champion Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon of Kenya (4:08.92)