Each month, MileSplit will be selecting 21 sophomore girls as part of the Future Stars of XC Team presented by Hoka One One building into the end of season team to be finalized in early December. Check out the top sophomore girls XC performers nationally from the month of October split into a first, second, and third team of Future Stars.
Check out the 21 top sophomore boys XC performers nationally from the second month of cross country (October) split into a first, second, and third team of Future Stars.
Milesplit Illinois is the meet home for 3A regionals on October 25.
When I took the position of jumps coach at Plainfield North last year, one of the top items on my agenda were to help create a culture that would be conducive to track and field success...
Major collegiate action include Division 1 Pre-Nationals in Terre haute, Indiana and the Adidas Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin in Madison
Jimmy gives the low down on all the XC action across America.
Power rankings explanation: This week’s rankings are taken in with consideration to where teams are at in their current situations. Respect is given to said teams who have injuries, sickness, byes, or multiple key personnel holdouts. Contact the MileSplit Illinois team for inquiries: Tony Jones- email@example.com and Alex Goodlad firstname.lastname@example.org (Class A rankings editor)
Week #8 cross country action that spanned October 12-18, 2014
Cross Country is a beautiful sport because it encompasses all of Mother Nature’s elements during the fall campaign. Many times races will feature sun, wind, rain, snow, and even mud on any given day. Saturday morning at Washington Park on the campus of The University of Chicago, the elements of wind, rain, and mud was fully illustrated.
As some would say, the season doesn’t really begin until the season starts to end. With three weeks to go until state this is when teams start to fine tune themselves for their ultimate goals. Races like this one are important for teams to become accustomed to the kind of all-out racing that will be done on November 8 at Detweiller Park.
US top 10 ranked runner and returning Foot Locker Nationals and Nike Cross Nationals qualifier Jesse Reiser of McHenry High School in Illinois is one of the first big names of the 2015 national class to have made his college decision known. The sub 9 minute two miler Reiser has decided to not leave his home state and will be racing for the Fighting Illini at the University of Illinois next fall.
Since 2004 the Nike Cross Nationals has brought the fastest high school cross country teams and athletes in the country to Portland, Oregon to compete for the ultimate prize – a national championship. In its 11th year, the Nike Cross Nationals will be contested for the first time ever at Glendoveer Golf Course.
Hey folks! It’s been a minute since I actually popped out a commentary on things. But many of you know how it is when you get bogged down deep into something that you really love. The love this time around happens to be the 2014 cross country season and everything that it encompasses… now let’s talk some serious business!
This past Sunday, one of my high school coaches and now friend, Jeff Hobbs, did something incredible. He attempted to run the Chicago Marathon. The reason it is so incredible is that Jeff was born with spastic cerebral palsy, a condition where the brain fails to send proper signals to the muscles causing restricted movements and making normal everyday tasks difficult let alone running....
IL high school alumni action from around the country detailing October 5-12, 2014
MileSplit got the juice coast to coast this past weekend, which included some stellar performances as some of the nation's best went head to head.
Power rankings explanation: This week’s rankings are taken in with consideration to where teams are at in their current situations. Respect is given to said teams who have injuries, sickness, byes, or multiple key personnel holdouts. Contact MileSplit Illinois team for inquiries: Tony Jones- email@example.com and Alex Goodlad firstname.lastname@example.org (Class A rankings editor)
Milesplit IL's week in review #7
Featured photos from the Wheeling Invitational
- 3A Lake Park Regional 2014
- Article Comment: Illinois High School Alumni Report: October 5, 2014-October 11, 2014
- Article Comment: ITCCCA Podcast (2014 Fall Meeting)
- Article Comment: Interview: Legendary York Coach Joe Newton
- Article Comment: The 44th Annual Pat Savage Invite Impresses Amid Frigid Climes
- Article Comment: MileSplit Illinois Presents... The Leadoff: Injury Prevention 1
- Article Comment: Fastest 50 Freshmen Girls in Illinois (10/2)
- Article Comment: Illinois MileSplit Week #5 Power Team Rankings
- Edwardsville Invitational 2014
- Article Comment: Alumni Report: Week Of September 7 - September 13, 2014
- Jesse Reiser to University of Illinois