Week in review spanning 9/21-27, 2014
"Upset City Baby!" as Dick Vitale would say...the US #1 ranked girls team as well as the defending NXN girls champions both go down in the same weekend. This week's Run Junkie HS highlights the best of the September 27th meets.
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.
Check out the top sophomore boys XC performers nationally from the first month of cross country below split into a first, second, and third team of Future Stars.
Illinois alumni report ranging from September 21-27, 2014
Part of our Palatine Invitational coverage (via MileSplit)
On a perfect day for high school cross country, Deer Grove East Forest Preserve was the backdrop for the 31st Annual Palatine Meet of Champions. The climes reached past 70 degrees and partly sunny by the time the boys’ varsity race took flight at 10:50am.
Watch Samantha Ortega & the Saugus girls bring some SoCal heat to Minnesota in their runaway win at the Roy Griak Invitational and a replay of the high school girls gold race.
Palatine Invitational highlights
The Weekend Grid-
Explosive episode #4, season #4
In the NCAA ranks, this will be the first weekend that invitationals will count toward their "countable season". The countable season basically means results will count toward at-large consideration into the NCAA Championships. The IHSA does not have this (perhaps they should and that is a discussion for another day)...
Milesplit Illinois week #4 Class A cross country ranked team review
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 first month of cross country below split into a first, second, and third team of Future Stars.
Alana Hadley ran her first 5k at age six and broke 21:00 in the 5k at age nine. In 7th grade, she ran a 17 minute 5k in her first track meet. She began toying with longer races and found even more success in the half and full marathons. Now a professional marathoner, she will compete in the Marathon Olympic Marathon Trials.
Meet action spanning September 14-20, 2014
Each month, MileSplit will be selecting the top 21 freshmen boys in the nation as part of the Future Stars of XC Team presented by Hoka One One building into the end of the year team to be finalized in early December.
First, I have to start this blog with one of the most interesting and unique stories I’ve ever heard of happening at a cross country meet. In fact, I’d find it very hard to believe that this has ever happened at a cross country meet...
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