Track & Field
Head Coach - John Battle
Since arriving in 2002, John W. Battle III has revitalized the Hallandale Magnet High School Track & Field Department. Using his out of the box coaching and teaching strategies he has and continues to influence high student achievement in the classroom and on the field of play.
John Battle has been an integral part of the success of Hallandale High School’s academic and athletic culture. He has taken the initiative to develop programs with systems that promote inquiry, critical and constructive thought, and problem solving. He is currently serving Hallandale High School as the Fun In Track (F.I.T.) Coordinator, Executive Director for the State Champion Track & Field team and Associate head coach for the Hallandale High School Varsity Football program.
As a result of his hard work and dedication to Hallandale Magnet High School he’s been recognized by WSVN Channel 7 News as an Unsung Hero. In 2006 and 2015, the Sun Sentinel and the Miami Herald honored John Battle by naming him Track and Field Coach of the Year. In 2011, he was recognized by JM Family Enterprises as an African-American Achiever for investing his time and talents toward building a stronger community. Coach Battle has been able to motivate students to express themselves athletically while achieving academic excellence. As the Director Track and Field at Hallandale High School he has develop a reputation of producing Division 1 athletes. Since 2011 he has led Broward County in sending Track & Field public school student athletes to Division 1 universities.
Mr. Battle holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from NOVA Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science with honors in Theatre Education from Florida A&M University. He is an active member of the NABSE, Davin’s Dream Team Board member and the Florida A&M University Alumni Association.
Hallandale High School Boys Track Team Records
100 Meter Dash 10.68pw Vernon Bush 2009-04-04 Pine Crest Panther Invitational
110 Meter Hurdles 13.86 Antwuan Musgrove 2015-03-25 Texas Relays
1,600 Meter Run 5:04.50 Emmanuel Hutchinson 2012-03-20 BCAA South Qualifier
200 Meter Dash 21.33 Oliver Alexandre 2015-04-16 FHSAA 2A District 15
300 Meter Hurdles 36.72 Antwuan Musgrove 2015-03-25 Texas Relays
300 Meter Dash 34.53 Tabarie Henry 2006-02-18 All Comers Meet at Piper
3,200 Meter Run 12:14.58 Victor Mesa 2010-04-13 FHSAA 2A District 14
3x110 Shuttle Hurdle 55.01 Relay Team 2011-02-26 Walter Dix Relays
400 Meter Hurdles 56.89 Andre Palmer 2007-06-21 AAU R4 T&F Championships
400 Meter Dash 46.51 Tabarie Henry 2006-06-15 Nike Outdoor Nationals
4x100 Meter Relay 41.26p Relay Team 2008-05-02 FHSAA 3A Outdoor State Finals
4x100 Shuttle Hurdle 1:29.45 Relay Team 2011-02-26 Walter Dix Relays
4x200 Meter Relay 1:27.90 Relay Team 2012-04-05 Pepsi Florida Relays
4x400 Meter Relay 3:13.10 Relay Team 2006-06-15 Nike Outdoor Nationals
4x800 Meter Relay 7:56.06 Relay Team 2006-04-26 FHSAA 3A Region 4
5,000 Meter Run 19:23.07 Wayne Williams 2011-10-20 BCAA Championship
600 Meter Dash 1:23.91 Troy Stone 2006-02-18 All Comers Meet at Piper
800 Meter Run 1:53.19 Mikal Ebanks 2006-06-15 Nike Outdoor Nationals
Discus 147-9 Colby Malcolm Mitchell 2011-04-14 Southridge Spartan Invitational
High Jump 6-10.25 Frankie Hammond Jr 2008-03-08 Hallandale Invitational
Long Jump 22-4 Ferris Finely 2011-04-14 FHSAA 2A District 14
Pole Vault 12-0 Antonio Duncan 2012-03-24 BCAA Championships
Shot Put 51-6.5 Brandon Coverley 2011-04-14 FHSAA 2A District 14
1000 Meter Sprint Med 2:04.07 Relay Team 2012-02-24 Louie Bing Classic