Overcoming hurdles helps Florida Tech hurdler reach Olympic dream

TAMPA, Fla. – Alexis Santiago is running blind to reach her Olympic dream. The Florida Tech freshman competed at the University of South Florida Invitational track and field event on Friday in the hurdling and relay competitions. Santiago pushes herself to the limit physically and mentally when she trains, all in the hopes of becoming […]

Roberto’s journey and sacrifice to play tennis

TAMPA, Fla – Roberto Cid is no stranger to the sacrifices that go with playing a Division I sport for a top-ranked university.

When he was 13, the family moved from the Dominican Republic to Florida so that the youngster could pursue a tennis career.

“My sisters wanted to study here and I wanted to play tennis and so because of those things, my parents decided to move here,” Cid said last Friday at the University of South Florida tennis complex.

Volunteers gives youth a chance to lace on the blades

When the children from Saint Brigid Catholic School line up in the hallway at the East York Arena, they can thank Angelo Moutoulas for the day’s winter class skating trip. “I love the community. I love being at the rink,” Moutoulas said. “Whenever you can do something positive, do it.” For several years now, Angelo Moutoulas and his son George, at The Real Edge Pro Shop, have volunteered their time and talent to Saint Brigid as skate-sharpeners.

Tiah Sanborn and Josephine Gulston have the same hope for after college

Tampa, Fla., – Teammates Tiah Sanborn and Josephine Gulston share a common goal both on and off the field. Sanborn, a sophomore at the University of South Florida, and Gulston, also a sophomore, have the same plan for after college ends. That plan is to go to physical therapy school. “I am going to go […]

Triple jumper enjoys his last leaps

TAMPA, Fla. – Zach Kronstat’s university career is just a hop, a skip, and a jump away from its end. Kronstat, 21, is in his senior season at Swarthmore University in Pennsylvania, competing in the 100-metre dash, the long jump, and, his personal favorite, the triple jump to start the 2015 outdoor track and field […]

Michelle Last’s balance between track and spirituality

TAMPA, Fla., – Michelle Last has found balance between her spiritual life and her athletic endeavours as she transitioned from a public high school to a Christian university. University of South Florida’s Track and Field Invitational was a homecoming for Last, who grew up in Sarasota, Florida and went to Lakewood Ranch High School. The […]

Rowdies forward Boggs looking to rise on both soccer, medical field

PETERSBURG, Fla. – Zak Boggs has fallen in love with the game of soccer all over again. The 28-year-old Tampa Bay Rowdies forward returned to the area this season, where he spent part of his undergraduate career as a former member of the University of South Florida Bulls. Accepting a Fulbright scholarship from Leicester University […]

Canadian Hearn feels ready for the bulk of season

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – David Hearn wants to become the best Canadian on the PGA Tour. The Brantford, Ont., resident is 86th in the FedEx Cup rankings, and wants to use a consistent approach to his game as the season heats up. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., is regularly the top Canadian at each tournament […]