Our opening meet of the 2018 season is now in the books and we want to say GREAT JOB to the parents and athletes who showed up and showed out this weekend! Despite some of the parking and gate issues, all in all, the meet was a huge success!
Despite competing against some teams who have 2-3 meets already under the belt, our athletes more than held their own. We had a chance to compete against some of Florida's best and came away with lessons learned, new Personal Records, and hopefully a renewed focus for the remainder of the season!
Photos from this weekend's meet have already been posted (Facebook and website). Please feel free to tag yourselves in them and share with family and friends. This week please have your athletes at practice on time and ready to roll as we have lots of work to do before the Savannah Silver Cheetahs Invitational on 4/21.
Congratulations to all who participated but a special shout out to this week's medal winners! We hope to see this list triple by the next meet!
Congratulations goes out to Zoom's own Kevin Sawyer, who was named to the 2017 All-Big Bend football 1st Team this week. Kevin amassed 1,220 yards and 13 TD and caught 35 passes for 476 yards while helping to lead Florida High deep into the playoffs his senior year.
Congratulations are also in order for Zoom's own Chris Beard, who in his 1st year on varsity, earned the starting nod and 2017 All Big-Bend 2nd Team Honors!
Chris had a stellar season, leading his Lincoln Trojans to the 2nd round of the playoffs, while piling up great numbers at QB:
2,310 pass yards, 23 TD, 7 INT; 156 car., 481 rush yards, 5 TD
Another huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Zoom's own Marko Skarica, for earning 2nd team All Big-Bend Honors for his outstanding sophomore campaign with Lincoln this past season!
Marko had an outstanding season, serving as a primary weapon for Chris and Lincoln's offense:
26 rec., 435 yards, 7 TD
GREAT JOB Gentlemen!
Tallahassee Zoom has partnered with Rodney Gallon of 'Embrace Fitness, Embrace Champions' to offer a comprehensive training program designed to allow our athletes to make maximum gains this off-season! Based on the overwhelming interest, we wanted to share additional details of the program. We begin training on Monday, October 2nd.
What: 'Embrace Fitness, Embrace Champions' will provide Dynamic Training, focusing on sprinting techniques, explosive plyometrics, and speed and strength development. This training program is open to both new and returning Zoom athletes.
When: Training will occur 3 days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, beginning at 6:30pm (possibly adding Saturdays in the coming weeks)
Where: The facility is located at 2815 Industrial Plaza Dr (off of Capital Cir NE, near Tom Brown Park, located behind Gallops Karate Center)
Cost: Embrace Champions is offering Zoom athletes a special rate of $40/athlete a month. For families with multiple athletes, it would be just an additional $10 per sibling a month (2 athletes = $50; 3 athletes = $60, etc.). The fee covers instructional, age-appropriate training for all athletes, 3 days per week
Embrace Champions will also provide a package deal with the parents. If any parent(s) signs up there athlete to the program and would love to train during the adult sessions, then it will be $ 10 a week per parent a month (early morning or 7:30pm Adult classes are provided).
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org more info
Zoom athletes were truly tested this weekend, facing the best that Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina had to offer in track and field!
Despite the challenges, #ZoomNation was able to rise to the top, advancing 10 athletes to the Hershey USATF Junior Olympic Games later this month! See the gallery below for a list of those advancing and their stories....
In 6 short years, Tallahassee Zoom has produced 35 National All-Americans and 5 National Champions!
We are seeking your support to continue building on that legacy. Our athletes have worked diligently all season and are primed for a great showing at the USATF Jr Olympic Games in Lawrence, Kansas, which takes place July 24-30. We have several athletes ranked in the top 10 nationally and we need your help as they take this final step towards accomplishing their goals.
No donation is too small or large. All donations will go to help defray travel, lodging, and food costs for each family making the 16-hr trek from Tallahassee to Lawrence, Kansas.
We ask that donations be made by Saturday, July 22. Use the link below:
Help Zoom Nation Succeed at the Junior Olympics
Thank you for your support Zoom Nation!
Tallahassee Zoom athletes displayed the merits of months of hard work during this weekend's USATF Florida Association Championship in Orlando, Florida.
Months of training paid off to the tune of 43 Zoom Athletes- YES everyone who competed- moving on and advancing to next month's Regional qualifier!
Thank you parents for having your athletes at the track on time and ready to compete with Florida's finest!
Attached is a list of all the qualifiers and their events. Tomorrow we will send out hotel and meet info for the next meet, but we wanted to take this time to salute our medal winners and the team as a whole for the outstanding work this weekend.
Another weekend and another outstanding Zoom team performance in the books! Tallahassee Zoom athletes showed their worth this past weekend at the University of North Florida during the 2017 Epitome of Excellence Track Invitational.
Please enjoy photos from this weekend's Epitome of Excellence Track Invitational, where Zoom performed surgery on the competition to the tune of an impressive 47 overall medals! The photos can be found on the team's website as well as facebook.
Thank you again Daniel Francis for the assist on the photos- excellent as always!
This weekend there is no meet, but we begin final preparations for the 3rd Annual Zoom Invitational. Parents please be on the look out for details this week as we look to get everyone on the same page regarding meet roles and assignments. Just as a reminder, if you need to submit proof of age for your athlete as we near championship season, please do so by this Wednesday, 5/24.
Tallahassee Zoom did not let bad weather dampen its effort, as #ZoomNation competed this weekend at the 2017 Young Achievers Relay Games.
Held at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, FL, Zoom athlete put the weather out of their minds and focused on the task at hand, accumulating 36 medals in an abbreviated day!
Parents, thanks for working with us through the rain delays (and the man made ones as well) to make this past weekend another successful one! Congratulations goes out to all of our athletes who competed and put their best effort forward. Meet photos, provided in part by Mr. Francis (thanks Daniel! ), can be found on our website as well as our facebook page.
Here is a list of all of our meet winners:
Full meet results can also be found here: Full Meet Results
REMINDER: This weekend's meet, the Epitome of Excellence Invitational, has us going back to Jacksonville, FL. The meet will be held on the campus of the University of North Fl. Meet fees of $16/athlete are due no later than tomorrow, 5/16. Please see the attached meet flyer.
Another weekend and another set of Zoom superlatives to announce!
Congratulations Eva Holmes, Dominic Larry, Maddison Green and Curtis Williams for representing Zoom to the utmost today at the FLYRA State Middle School Championship.
Eva Holmes placed- 7th in Shotout and 5th in discus, earning medals in both of her events! Eva, a 3-sport star for NFC (basketball, softball and track) competed in only 2 other meets the entire season because she was playing softball!! Congrats Eva, Coach Philpott, and family!
Dominic Larry has shown tremendous growth in the sprints this year and this meet was no different. Dom ran a blazing time of 11.24 in the 100 for 7th place and placed 5th in the 200 as well. Congrats Dominic and family!
Maddison aided her Fairview teammates in both a 10th place finish in the 4x800 relay and an impressive 8th place finish in the 4x400 relay. Not too bad for a 6th GRADER huh?! Great job Maddison!
Curtis Williams did not let two early fouls deter him from his goal of winning a medal at this Championship. Curtis unleashed a long jump of 20'6 to take the 1st place award! Way to go Curtis- your Zoom Family salutes your effort!
#ChampionshipSeason #ZoomNation #ZoomStrong
The 2017 FHSAA State Finals is in the books and Zoom athletes were able to secure 6 state medals over the weekend!
Akyrah O'Banner ended her freshman track campaign in style with 3 medals over the weekend. Dubbed the 'G.O.A.T' by teammates, Kyrah secured podium results in the 400m, 200m, and the 4x4 relay for Godby High! The future is very bright for this one folks....
Justin Peter had another stellar showing at the State Finals to end his high school track career. The USF Bulls signee finished the weekend with 3 medals as well, securing medals in the long jump, 300m hurdles, and the 4x4 relay for Leon High. Affectionately known as 'Just Blaze', Justin finishes his career as a 7-time State and 2-time National (AAU & USATF) medalist.....
The Big Bend Striders Invitational felt more like another Zoom practice as Tallahassee Zoom out shined the competition all day this past weekend at Godby High!
Zoom was able to secure over 60 medals at the meet!
Congratulations goes out to all of this weekend's medal winners. Full meet results can also be found below.....
Meet results: Big Bend Striders Invitational
Coach Leroy has been the man behind-the-scenes for Tallahassee Zoom since its inception in 2010.