Interview with a top US HS T&F Team; Boyd Anderson HS, Florida
MileSplit national will be periodically publishing standard written interviews with the head coaches of many of the top U.S. high school track and field teams. This interview is with Duchane Thomas, head coach, Boyd Anderson High School, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.
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School, location (city, state) – Boyd Anderson High School, Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Team (boys, girls, both) – girls
Head Coach – Duchane Thomas
Assistant Coaches – Damion Thomas(Sprints), Desmond Pryce(Distance), Sampson Williams(Throws), Wade Clair(Hurdles)
Strongest Events – Sprints and Hurdles
Top (national level) athletes; name, grade, events/PR’s –
Shayla Sanders, Senior - 60m(7.21), 100m(11.33), 200m(23.25)
Kali Davis-White, Junior - 60m(7.44), 100m(11.56), 200m(23.76)
Tanisha Coppin, Senior - 800m(2:12.54), 400m(56.15)
Daeshon Gordon, Sophomore - 100H(14.36), 300H(44.68)
Lia King, Junior - LJ(18'9"), TJ(39'6"), 100H(15.10)
Topaz Brissett, Senior - 800m(2:16.58), 1600m(5:21.07), 400m(58.73), 5K(19:33.11)
Vanessa Style, Junior - 100H(14.58), 300H(45.42)
Camora Sanders, Freshman - Shot Put(38'7"), Discus(121'1.5")
Top (national level) relay teams; events, PR’s –
4x100m - 45.66
4x400m - 3:48.21
Key(s) to the success of your team – The key to success starts with establishing discipline and drilling into the athletes the importance of maintaining balance on the track and in the classroom. From there it is just a matter of putting the right training program in place and keeping the athletes healthy.
Your favorite meet(s) - Florida Relays, BCAA championship, State Meet
Teams you most enjoy competing against – Miami Northwestern, St Thomas Aquinas
Team goals for the season – Win the FHSAA 4A state title, which will be the first in school history.