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ddetorres commented on a news article - Sep 26 2013, 05:22 PM
See week 3! Also, we don't base selections on times alone.

"There are many factors that come into play when determining the "Frosh of the Week", including; time, place, rank against other freshmen, and overall impact they have on their team. We will not highlight the same Frosh more than once and the honors are purely subjective. If you wish to nominate your athlete for "Frosh of the Week" e-mail us at distancepreps@gmail.com with their name and why they are deserving of the honor."
At DistancePreps.com our motto is "The Future Runs Now" and to help celebrate the 2013 XC season, we have decided to start highlighting our future stars in a segment called "Frosh of the Week".  ...
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Cory Sayyeau
how has trevor kattenburg not won any of these yet!!!! he should be winning these like every week!! he just ran 16:10 couple weeks ago. Not even egan has won!!!!!
ddetorres
See week 3! Also, we don't base selections on times alone.

"There are many factors that come into play when determining the "Frosh of the Week", including; time, place, rank against other freshmen, and overall impact they have on their team. We will not highlight the same Frosh more than once and the honors are purely subjective. If you wish to nominate your athlete for "Frosh of the Week" e-mail us at distancepreps@gmail.com with their name and why they are deserving of the honor."
 
ddetorres posted a news article - Sep 11 2013, 12:50 AM
OcalaFit Founder and former running store manager, Darrin DeTorres,gives tips on what to look for when seeking a great pair of running shoes. Size Matters! ...
 
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ddetorres posted a news article - Sep 3 2013, 04:19 PM
I recently picked up a pair of the Mizuno Wave Sayonara’s from my favorite specialty running store, the Jacksonville Running Company.  I have always been a fan of the Mizuno Wave Precisions and MIzuno in general, but stra...
 
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ddetorres commented on a news article - Sep 3 2013, 02:23 PM
The shoe thing was not directed at Mr. Hampton, he simply was a great example of what I was talking about. That is why "More Sad" was used as opposed to anything else. I think that it is a coaches/parents responsibility to make sure their runner has the right equipment for the task at hand. You would never see a swimmer without goggles, a football player without a helmet, or a baseball player without a glove. Yet, somehow we see runners all the time without their most important accessory, we see them without proper footwear.

Yes, the discussion has come up about money and I understand it completely. I used to mow yards after xc races in order to save enough money to make sure I had running shoes. Which is why I will never buy a Nike trainer in my life, saved up for a month to buy a pair of Pegasus and they lasted me less than 3 weeks, but I digress. If a runner can't afford a pair of decent trainers, there are options. When I worked in specialty running we would talk to coaches all the time and tell them we would supply shoes to any runners who couldn't afford them.

-Darrin
I may be a little hypercritical, but there are a few things that get under my skin when attending cross country meets. Below are my top 5 pet peeves.   ...
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The shoe thing was not directed at Mr. Hampton, he simply was a great example of what I was talking about. That is why "More Sad" was used as opposed to anything else. I think that it is a coaches/parents responsibility to make sure their runner has the right equipment for the task at hand. You would never see a swimmer without goggles, a football player without a helmet, or a baseball player without a glove. Yet, somehow we see runners all the time without their most important accessory, we see them without proper footwear.

Yes, the discussion has come up about money and I understand it completely. I used to mow yards after xc races in order to save enough money to make sure I had running shoes. Which is why I will never buy a Nike trainer in my life, saved up for a month to buy a pair of Pegasus and they lasted me less than 3 weeks, but I digress. If a runner can't afford a pair of decent trainers, there are options. When I worked in specialty running we would talk to coaches all the time and tell them we would supply shoes to any runners who couldn't afford them.

-Darrin
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Pet peeves--annoyances. I understand. And I pretty much get all the pet peeves listed in the article, to each their own. I do have a bit of bone with the pet peeve featuring Chad Hampton and not having the "right" shoes. In a time of dominant inactivity in the US, I don't think we ought to snobbishly look down on those who don't fit our styles of fashion in the running community.

I get it, I used to be a running snob. I would laugh at joggers and would never dare to consider myself one. However, any person who is going to run, train, and put it on the line, ought to be judged by their effort and heart, not what brand or type of shoe they wear. It is shallow. Nonetheless, it is customary to recommend running shoes instead of basketball shoes. I wonder how all those runner ever imagined to do what they did before Nike and New Balance and all the specialty shoes that sure haven't helped the US compete on the world scene.

Perhaps, our pet peeves ought to do more with how people behave poorly in public than for not fitting into our fixed idea of what runners ought to wear. Mr. Hampton won a state championship for mercy's sake, he ought to be celebrated for what he did in shoes that were much heavier instead of being ridiculed or belittled. How many state titles did the author (or any of us for that matter) win in high school with their fancy running shoes?
Chris Nickinson
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ddetorres posted a news article - Aug 28 2013, 03:55 AM
I recently asked Facebook what their favorite mobile fitness tracking applications were. Last night I tested one, when I went for a 4 mile run using both my GPS and Endomondo on my Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone. Below are my preliminary thoughts regar...
 
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ddetorres commented on a news article - Aug 18 2013, 11:58 PM
I wonder how much different this list would be if we only went the last 5 years.
DistancePreps.com Florida XC Program Rankings - Girls XC So we thought it would be fun to take a look back over the last 10 years (2003-2012) of Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) State Cross Country Finals and see which teams consisten...
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DrBob
Some others...Community School with the Fluehr's, St. Thomas, Melbourne, Bartram
ddetorres
I think Lakewood Ranch would also be up there.
DrBob
Well, Estero would definitely move up quite a bit !
ddetorres
I wonder how much different this list would be if we only went the last 5 years.
 
ddetorres posted a news article - Feb 24 2013, 08:21 PM
02-23-13 Ocala-Forest HS Invitational Licensed to Elite Timing & Event Management - Contractor License HY-TEK's Meet Manager 2/23/2013 04:40 PM ...
 
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ddetorres commented on a blog - Oct 14 2012, 10:01 PM
Good weekend for my team, I might mention that I haven't made a trade yet!!!

Will Henderson- 16:01 Bale N Trail
Sukhi Khosla - 16:05 Bale N Trail
Nick Diaz - 16:11 Junior Orange Bowl
David Yarborough - 16:12 Bale N Trail
Raul Ramirez - 16:13 Bale N Trail
Andrew Cacciatore - 16:30 HT Invite
David Rood - 16:40 - Bale N Trail
VIDEO OF THE DRAFT 2012 Boys Fantasy XC League 2012
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joshkaradeema7
Alex Pedraza pickup of the week? Yeah, i think so. He freaking won!
joshkaradeema7
I would like to drop Trey LeNasa for Lucas Shannon from Mandarin
DrBob
Confirmed.
joshkaradeema7
I would like to drop Tim O'Laughin (2A) for Alex Pedraza from Golden Gate (2A)
DrBob
Confirmed...!
DrBob
Team Running on Empty would like to trade Hunter Potts - Graceville (1A) for Zachery Summerall, Sarasota (3A)
DrBob
Trade confirmed.
DrBob
If possible I would like to make my one and only trade of the season, I want to drop David Rood (didn't make state) and pick up Mark Robertson of Pensacola Washington.

-Darrin
DrBob
Trade confirmed.
aperson
Mugpuppy007 want to drop Travis Lucas and pick up Ermias Bireda from Wiregrass Ranch
DrBob
Trade Confirmed...this is the first trade where someone has traded a runner earlier in the season and then picked that runner up again.
aperson
Mugpuppy007 want to drop Miguel Casiano and pick up Clark, Alec from West Florida
DrBob
Trade Confirmed...
DrBob
Team "Running on Empty" (presently leading this league) would like to trade Charles Bengston -John I Leonard (4A) for Hunter Potts - Graceville (1A).
DrBob
Fantasy League update,

We have now ended the regular season with 4 meet weekends. The next meet weekend will be the State Championship, Nov 17th, 3 weeks away.

The data below is from the meets for the 4th meet weekend 10/13.

Team Name Runner School Class 10/13 PL 10/13/2012 Time
Case of the Runs Sukhi Khosla Leon 3 Bale-N-Trail 16:05.91
Case of the Runs Nick Diaz Miami Sunset 4 Jr Orange Bowl 16:11.94
Case of the Runs David Yarborough Bishop Kenny 2 Bale-N-Trail 16:12.54
Case of the Runs Raul Ramirez Colonial 4 Bale-N-Trail 16:13.78
Case of the Runs Will Henderson Leon 3 Bale-N-Trail 16:01.52
Case of the Runs Andrew Cacciatore Holy Trinity 1 HT Fall Classic 16:30.73
Case of the Runs David Rood Vanguard (Ocala) 3 Bale-N-Trail 16:40.15

432miler Aesop "Ace" Brown Ft Myers 3 Manasota 16:28.57
432miler John Lindsey Winter Park 4 DNR 30:00.00
432miler Garrett Westlake P.K Yonge 1 Bobcat Classic 16:19.10
432miler Tim O'Loughlin Tampa Jesuit 2 Anclote 17:37.4
432miler Dean McGregor Ft Myers 3 Manasota 16:43.36
432miler Caleb Licht Colonial 4 Bale-N-Trail 16:14.60
432miler "Trey LaNasa
" Ft Walton Beach 3 Mosely Dolphin 16:34.07


Running on Empty Nicholas Morken Niceville 3 DNR 30:00.00
Running on Empty Alex Brown Holy Trinity 1 HT Fall Classic 15:39.15
Running on Empty Kenny Castro Miami Sunset 4 Jr Orange Bowl 16:20.02
Running on Empty Alex Godfrey Ft Walton Beach 3 Mosely Dolphin 16:21.96
Running on Empty Charles Shackelford Ft Walton Beach 3 Mosely Dolphin 16:33.42
Running on Empty Cody Van Natter Nature Coast Tech 2 Run with the Bulls 17:01.00
Running on Empty Charles Bengtson John I. Leonard 4 Jr Orange Bowl 16:37.51

Cassidy's Demons Fabian Tomas Belen Jesuit 3 Jr Orange Bowl 16:15.05
Cassidy's Demons Tristan Kattenburg Holy Trinity 1 HT Fall Classic 16:01.64
Cassidy's Demons Matt Magee Steinbrenner 3 Bale-N-Trail 16:07.15
Cassidy's Demons Costa Stathis Cocoa Beach 2 HT Fall Classic 16:59.36
Cassidy's Demons Noah Kemp St. Augustine 3 Bale-N-Trail 16:40.87
Cassidy's Demons John Profitt Colonial 4 Bale-N-Trail 16:19.22
Cassidy's Demons Sam Millson Trinity Prep 1 HT Fall Classic 17:08.24

Show Me Your Splits Tyler Bennett Ft Myers 3 Manasota 16:08.60
Show Me Your Splits Zainelabdin Fator Sickles 3 Armwood 16:29.70
Show Me Your Splits Bryce Weaver Plant 4 DNR 30:00.00
Show Me Your Splits Andres Fernandez Belen Jesuit 3 Jr Orange Bowl 16:48.96
Show Me Your Splits Cole Oliver Holy Trinity 1 HT Fall Classic 16:47.98
Show Me Your Splits Zach Bess-Lima Steinbrenner 3 Bale-N-Trail 17:14.39
Show Me Your Splits Corey Sayyeau Cocoa Beach 2 HT Fall Classic 16:37.24

mugpuppy07 Avery Lopez Belen Jesuit 3 Jr Orange Bowl 15:55.05
mugpuppy07 Daniel Fernandez Columbus 4 Jr Orange Bowl 16:06.43
mugpuppy07 Ryan Rodriguez Belen Jesuit 3 Jr Orange Bowl 16:26.23
mugpuppy07 Burkhardt Helfrich Boone 4 Hagerty 16:43.60
mugpuppy07 Travis Lucas Plant 4 DNR 30:00.00
mugpuppy07 Daniel Salas Trinity Prep 1 HT Fall Classic 15:28.63
mugpuppy07 Miguel Casiano Lehigh 2 DNR 30:00.00

El Paso Chupacabras Andres Arroyo Colonial 4 Bale-N-Trail 15:18.75
El Paso Chupacabras Cameron Allen Matanzas 3 Bale-N-Trail 16:16.14
El Paso Chupacabras Courtland Bernard Sarasota 3 Manasota 16:38.83
El Paso Chupacabras Petey Hernandez**Pedro? Miami Columbus 4 Jr Orange Bowl 16:59.40
El Paso Chupacabras Troy Clark Mt Dora Bible 1 DNR 30:00.00
El Paso Chupacabras Dalton Shelton Lake Placid 2 DNR 30:00.00
El Paso Chupacabras Xaview Walton Titusville 2 Titusville Terrier 16:23.16

Intimideytion Thomas Howell Niceville 3 DNR 30:00.00
Intimideytion Michael Barr Bishop Kenny 2 Bale-N-Trail 16:20.17
Intimideytion Tyler Bess-Lima Steinbrenner 3 Bale-N-Trail 16:10.03
Intimideytion Jordan Foster Circle Christian 1 HT Fall Classic 16:32.70
Intimideytion Justin Zagra Olympia 4 DNR 30:00.00
Intimideytion Sam Chandler St. Pete 4 DNR 30:00.00
Intimideytion Kurt Convey Coral Reef 4 Jr Orange Bowl 16:29.08

Hoosier Harriers Michael Magoulas Belen Jesuit 3 Jr Orange Bowl 16:34.88
Hoosier Harriers Leonel Delacruz Immokalee 2 DNR 30:00.00
Hoosier Harriers Connor Ferrentino Freedom 4 Edgewater Invite 16:29.00
Hoosier Harriers Tommy Carroll Flagler Palm Coast 4 Bale-N-Trail 16:16.78
Hoosier Harriers Travis Covert Maclay 1 DNR 30:00.00
Hoosier Harriers Dylan Taylor Cocoa Beach 2 HT Fall Classic 16:33.18
Hoosier Harriers Travis Nichols Land O'Lakes 3 Run with the Bulls 16:13.00

Sons of Knickerbocker Lars Benner Newsome 4 DNR 30:00.00
Sons of Knickerbocker Josh Keenan Seffner Christian 1 DNR 30:00.00
Sons of Knickerbocker Tim Bulger Ft Walton Beach 3 Mosely Dolphin 16:33.64
Sons of Knickerbocker Justin Schanze Oviedo 4 Hagerty 18:08.60
Sons of Knickerbocker Buddy Herbert Gates Naples 3 Manasota 18:21.89
Sons of Knickerbocker Brian Day Ft Walton Beach 3 Mosely Dolphin 16:52.95
Sons of Knickerbocker Jims Thimogene American Heritage (Plantation) 2 DNR 30:00.00

Unattached Cash Tampa Creekside 3 Bale-N-Trail 16:30.56
Unattached Jose Cartagena Estero 3 DNR 30:00.00
Unattached Joseph Janson P.K. Yonge 1 Bobcat Classic 16:39.70
Unattached Hunter Revord Tampa Jesuit 2 DNR 30:00.00
Unattached Justin Martinez Newsome 4 DNR 30:00.00
Unattached Fabian Delgado Killian 4 DNR 30:00.00
Unattached Lee Shearer Naples 3 Manasota 16:22.14

States 03 Keneth Pineiro Deland 4 Hagerty 15:56.40
States 03 Ronny Greenup Miami Sunset 4 Jr Orange Bowl 16:51.51
States 03 Alec Clark West Florida Tech 2 Esca-Rosa 16:34.48 i
States 03 Daniel Linares Columbus Jr Orange Bowl 17:00.16
States 03 David Van Steenbergen Choctawhatchee 3 DNR 30:00.00
States 03 Carlos Miranda Palmetto Ridge 3 DNR 30:00.00
States 03 Jacob Endrulat Keswick Christian 1 Armwood 16:45.80

Five Guys Cade Zimmerman Chiles 3 DNR 30:00.00
Five Guys Canaan Meester-Kitterman Bayshore (Bradenton) 3 Manasota 17:24.37
Five Guys Scott Simpson Kings Academy 1 Pine School 17:27.00
Five Guys Adam Sommer Estero 3 DNR 30:00.00
Five Guys Bobby Ormsby Cypress Lake 3 Manasota 17:07.40
Five Guys Christian Moralez Hardee 2 DNR 30:00.00
Five Guys Paul McKenna Countryside 4 Armwood 16:14.90
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1013/2012

Case of the Runs 57
Mugpuppy 007 94
Cassidy's Demons 107
Running on Empty 135
Hoosier Harriers 146
El Paso Chupacabras 151
432 Miler 158
Intimideytion 173
Show Me Your Splits 192
States 03 209
Unattached 243
Five Guys 273
Sons of Knickerbocker 295

How close it is...remember, every spot counts ! There's a lot of tactics that can be employed over the next few eeks to position your teams for a good run at State. A few good trades here and there and it could make all the difference in the world. I for one will be doing all the research I can to shore up "Running on Empty" so we aren't running on empty at ARP in a few weeks.

Cumulative Scores

Running on Empty 461 (Cassidy's Demons still a few points away from taking the overall lead)
Cassidy's Demons 463
432 Miler 507
Case of the Runs 548
Show Me Your Splits 616
Hoosier Harriers 697
El Paso Chupacabras 700
Sons of Knickerbocker 855
States 03 906
Unattached 945
Five Guys 1031
ddetorres
Good weekend for my team, I might mention that I haven't made a trade yet!!!

Will Henderson- 16:01 Bale N Trail
Sukhi Khosla - 16:05 Bale N Trail
Nick Diaz - 16:11 Junior Orange Bowl
David Yarborough - 16:12 Bale N Trail
Raul Ramirez - 16:13 Bale N Trail
Andrew Cacciatore - 16:30 HT Invite
David Rood - 16:40 - Bale N Trail
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