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Five Storylines To Follow At 2017 Kowboy Invitational Todd Grasley Mar 10, 2017

Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida will welcome nearly three dozen teams from around the state for the annual Kowboy Invitational which you can WATCH LIVE on MileSplit Saturday morning. We give you five storylines we are looking forward to the most. Keep it locked on FLRunners.com for archived video, interviews, photos, recaps, results, and more.

AAAAAA Girls State Meet Preview Bruce Taylor May 5, 2015

Oh man...its going down to the wire for the Girls AAAAAA Team title as McEachern and Westlake will face off again down in the bowl of hot and humid Albany at Hugh Mills Stadium. Whoever brings it, will emerge as 6A Champs !!!

6A Girls Team Power Rankings thru 4-1 Bruce Taylor Apr 2, 2015

Here is a mid-season Team Power Ranking for 6A Boys thru 4-1 meets. McEachern currently tops the list with 79 points. Some manual edits were made with athletes in too many events. McEachern and Westlake lead big time.......

Speeding Allowed at 4th Annual Lions Showcase, Clark Goes 10.41! Bruce Taylor Feb 22, 2015

The weather did not stop 19 schools from competing at the 4th Annual Lions Showcase in SW Atlanta as some hot performances warmed up the crowd in attendance. Ryan Clark, Candace Hill, Kristn Hall and the SW DeKalb/Westlake/Rockdale/Banneker Boys relay squads stole the show with impressive early season performances in conditions less than conducive for Sprinters.

Girls Preview of the 4th Annual Westlake Lions Showcase Jason Cage Feb 19, 2015

The Westlake Lions Showcase is the Ga.MileSplit Featured Meet this Week having 39 teams and counting registered for the track meet at the "Home of the Lions" on 2/21/15. This meet will have plenty of talented individuals and State Championship Teams. Each event area will be get the opportunity to post some #1 times into the ga.milesplit database since this is one of the biggest meets of the year.

Westlake Lions Track Signees Bruce Taylor May 15, 2014

Here is a pic of Westlakes 2014 signees from left to right-  Ariel Terrell (University of Tennesee), Christiana Thompson (Mississippi Valley State University), Joseph Woodbury (Texas Southern University), Aubree Collins (East Tennessee State University), Kevia Gonzalez (Southwest Christian College)

Shiloh Dominates Winning the 6A Team Title Bruce Taylor May 11, 2014

Shiloh HS won their first Track title on Saturday afternoon clinching their title early behind the legs of speedy Jeremy McDuffie as he won 4 gold medals leading the Generals march to the Podium. The competition was intense for the  runnerup team spot as Brookwood (41) and 3rd place Westlake (40.5) and  Rockdale County were right in the mix till their last stride in the 4x400m relay. The 400 and 800m races were epic as both events came down to the wire....

6A Boys Georgia Olympics Meet Preview Bruce Taylor May 6, 2014

Shiloh HS is the pre-meet favorite after winning Region and getting their top scorers out of Sectionals. If they perform as they have all season the Generals could have it clinched before the 4x400m relay. Westlake looks to be a contender and Brookwood's top guns will have them near the top of the leaderboard (electronic) by Friday's end. There are no less than 5 teams with an opportunity to bust into the top 4 including Lovejoy, Grayson, Mill Creek, Rockdale County and Collins Hill.  

Coaches Spotlight- Robert Wilson Bruce Taylor May 6, 2014

Robert Earl Wilson is entering his sixth year as Head coach of the track and field  program at his high school alma mater Westlake High School, located in Atlanta, Ga. Coach Wilson, as he is affectionately known by many, has always been very passionate about mentoring  youth. He made his passion a reality in August 2005 after competing world wide as a professional track athlete for five years. As the head track and field coach he oversees the track and field program for both boys and girls.

Westlake Girls, Unfazed by DQ in 4x400 Prelims, Repeat as Champs Bruce Taylor May 4, 2014

After a big miscue Friday evening, in which Westlake's great 4x400m 'A' squad was DQ'd for a few steps inside the lane 1 line, the Lions hung tough Saturday defending their 6A title passing a hard charging Marietta squad with 2 events left. Westlake did not win an event, but had the athletes to make the most of their scoring opportunities as a team and capitalized on them which was key. Cover pics coming Sunday!

Girls 6A State Preview Bruce Taylor Apr 30, 2014

It all comes down to Westlake and McEachern for the 6A state title and Westlake has the upper hand in both relays with multiple teams. We should have a glimpse of how things are shaping up by watching the prelims. Only the top athletes will be able to back down and coast before the finish line ..

Coaches Spotlight- Jason Cage Bruce Taylor Apr 28, 2014

Coach Cage has been coaching at Westlake HS for 7 years. He is a former Fulton County graduate and student/athlete of Banneker High School. Coach Cage attended Meridian Community College in Mississippi where he was a member of the National Junior College Indoor Track Champions. Cage also earned all NJCAA  Conference for cross country. After attending Meridian JC for 2 years he transferred to Southeastern Louisiana University where he was a NCAA All Conference runner. After graduating from SLU, he was hired as the Girls Head Track and Cross Country Coach. Since his time at Westlake he has been the Georgia 5A Coach of the year (2009) and was the Head Coach for the 2009 5A State Championship for the girls track team. Cage has also won region championships and Fulton County Championships. 

AAAAAA Region Championships 'Athletes of the Week' Bruce Taylor Apr 25, 2014

For AAAAAA, Robert Dunning scored big for Kennesaw Mtn as he 'Tripled' sweeping  the Hurdles in 14.19/38.72 and clearing 6-6 in the HJ. Shanel Burr of North Cobb swept the Hurdles events in 14.03/44.27 making her the woman to beat at Sectionals/State earning her AAAAAA Girls 'Region Athlete of the Week' 

Girls AAAAAA Region ReCap Bruce Taylor Apr 21, 2014

The weather was wet, windy and cold, but the competition was hot during the Girls AAAAAA Region meets. Westlake and McEachern loaded up qualifiers for Sectionals as these 2 squads are the teams to beat at State.  

Westlake Relays Meet Summary Taylor Ford Apr 5, 2014

31 teams were scheduled to run at the 2014 Westlake Relays with many of them having top athletes. Nationally ranked sprinters and relays threw down against team powerhouses in an exciting day of running with some events that aren’t run as frequent.  Images and video should be coming soon...

Westlake Relays Preview Taylor Ford Apr 4, 2014

The Westlake Relays is the place to be Saturday as 31 teams converge into South Atlanta to do battle in a variety of Relays, Field Events and showcase Individual events.  Ga.MileSplit will be onsite shooting stills and video once again. In the relay section the highlight event will be the 4x100 with Westlake battling against New Manchester as the both are under 47.5 which puts them top 15 in the nation.

6A Boys Athletes of the Week ending 4-1 Bruce Taylor Apr 2, 2014

With meets like the Fulton and gwinnett county championships being contested it comes as no surprise the great performances turned in with school pride on the line.   The High Jump competition in the 6A at Georgia Olympics will be very interesting as this past week, Bailey Vitatoe of Brookwood and Joshua Hill from Newnan both cleared bars of 6-10 earning them co- 6A Boys 'AOW' honors. Also, Rashaad Pollard of Westlake is selected an overall 'AOW' after his sizzling 10.52 and 21.51 at the Fulton meet. 

6A Boys Team Power Rankings ending 4-1 Bruce Taylor Apr 2, 2014

Shiloh has 5 athletes that are piling up points...and in the crazy web the GHSA weaves upon competition limits they are controlling 6A.  It only takes 3-4 National Elite athletes to win a state title down her in Georgia unfortunately as has been proven for decades due to the archaic GHSA rules. Rockdale, Westlake and Collins Hill are packed up together after Shiloh..  

6A Girls Team Power Rankings thru 3-25 Bruce Taylor Mar 27, 2014

McEachern's Girls actually have a very slim lead (as they are top heavy in the Sprints) over rivals Marietta and super speedy Westlake. What will transpire between now and Regions will prove quite interesting..stay tuned.

6A Boys Team Power Rankings thru 3-25 Bruce Taylor Mar 27, 2014

Its beginning to get real in 6A Boys as WEstlake and Shiloh are all tied up with 76 points, as Rockdale County is in 3rd position  with powerful Mill Creek lurking a point back. North Cobb HS and Marietta are in a dead heat locked in 5th. Whose gonna bring the goods this coming April? 

6A Boys Team Power Rankings thru 3-18 Bruce Taylor Mar 19, 2014

WOW...It couldn't be any closer in the 6A Boys Team Power Rankings..Westlake and Shiloh actually are within scoring parameters and separated by .5 of a point...6A Giant and defending champ Mill Creek is actually about 20 points behind these teams with North Gwinnett a close 4th. with Rockdale County and Peachtree Ridge lurking in the shadows...These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 12 deep for individuals and 12 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 12 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 12th place.

6A Girls Team Power Rankings thru 3-18 Bruce Taylor Mar 19, 2014

In the infamous words of Oscar Winner Matthew McConaughay,  "Alright, Alright, Alright.."  McEachern is a little heavy on points in the Individual Sprints (around 20-25) keeping Westlake actually at the top of the 6A Girls Team Power Rankings.  Your gonna have to be in Albany the 2nd week of May to see how this ultimately shakes out. Archer is in 3rd place thanks to their Throws and Relays with Grayson, Campbell, Marietta, Parkview and Etowah bunched together all in contention for GHSA Team Awards down in Albany.   These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 12 deep for individuals and 12 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 12 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 12th place.

6A Girls Team Power Rankings thru 3-10 Bruce Taylor Mar 10, 2014

Here are the first Girls Power Rankings of the Outdoor Season for 6A Girls and it should come as no shock that Westlake and McEachern are the top 2 teams through this past Saturday. These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 16 deep for individuals and 16 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 16 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 16th place.

Lions Showcase Lives Up to its Billing, Speed, Flying Batons, Westlake Dominate Taylor Ford Feb 23, 2014

. This meet did not disappoint as some athletes jumped right back to where they were last year. On the Girls side Westlake came into the meet wanting to prove their dominance last year will continue even with all the graduating seniors from last year. Batons flying through the air, missed exchanges in relays, and multiple falls, spills, and faceplants. But, the athletes stormed through the mishaps to make this meet incredibly fast and exciting! Video wil be loaded of many events Sunday of this exciting meet! 20 National Silver Elite Performances were achieved at the Lions Showcase!!

Lions Chick-Fil-a Showcase Will Feature Speed to Burn Bruce Taylor Feb 21, 2014

The 3rd annual Lion Showcase will be a competitive track meet early in the season that will allow your team to have loads of fun and run very fast against some stiff competition. Last year the Showcase was an AWESOME meet and we had great competition. If you take a look at the results you will see exactly what I am talking about!! Come join us and lets run FAST, jump/throw FAR, vault HIGH and have a FUN time together.