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  • The MileSplit Cross Country Journals: Brasovan, Nicolls, Smith & Hasay

    Ashley Brasovan, Bobby Nicolls, Doug Smith and Jordan Hasay are four of the best cross country runners in the country this fall, and they've each signed up to share their journey throughout the fall in our seasonal feature, the MileSplit Cross Country Journals. In the first edition each athlete introduces themselves and talks about their summers. Keep checking back throughout the season as we have much more to come from each athlete.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • MileSplit National CC Rankings (Week 5): Albuquerque Academy Boys, F-M Girls Move to Number One

    A big weekend of competition generally means some major movement in the national rankings, and that is certainly the case this week.  Making the biggest leap is Tatnall (DE) (pictured by Brandon Miles), who after beating then U.S.#4 Collins Hill (GA) at the McDonald's XC Festival at Maymont jumps to US#8 in the girls rankings.
    6 Years Ago - Rankings
     
  • Monday News & Notes: Vanatta Returns for Dakota Ridge, Sisson Runs Well at Rim Rock

    In this week's Monday News and Notes section we talk about the return of Dakota Ridge's Kaitie Vanatta.  We also discuss the opener of all-American Emily Sisson (pictured far left by Tracy Rollins) and focus forward to the big weekend ahead, which includes the first state championships of the season, this one taking place in Alaska.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Top 15 Weekend Wrap-Up: A Look at the MileSplit Nationally Ranked Teams

    Each week from now until the end of the season, we'll provide a Top 15 Weekend Round-Up.  This MileSplit feature will include main highlights of each of the MileSplit nationally ranked squads and their results on the weekend.  See who performed well and who didn't live up to their ranking this week.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Weekend Highlights: US#2 F-M Tops US#3 Burnt-Hills at McQuaid

    Highlights and Results from: NB Ocean State Inv. (RI), McDonald's XC Festival (VA), McQuaid Inv. (NY), Roy Griak Inv. (MN), Stanford Inv. (CA), Carlisle Inv. (PA), Jim Danner Inv. (OR), Culver Inv. (IN), Palatine Inv. (IL), LoboCat Inv. (CO), Albuquerque Academy Inv. (NM) & Midwest Meet of Champs. (OH) The best weekend yet.  That's an easy way to describe this weekend's national cross country action.  Most of the top teams in the land took part in an invitational, with some teams coming up very big.  US#5 York (IL) kicked off their season by winning the Palatine Invitational, one of the big highlights of the weekend thus far.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • York Opens Season with Big Win at Palatine Invitational

    **Pictures Coming Shortly. York opened up their season with an impressive win Saturday at the Palatine Invitational, scoring 59 points behind the 1-2 finish of Steve Sulkin and Jordan Herbert.  Lyons Township finished second with 117 points.  Meanwhile, the Palatine girls won with a decisive victory over Hinsdale Central 63-95.  Palatine's Sarah McIntosh won the race in 17:00, winning by 22 seconds.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake: A Tight-Knit Team Achieving Great Things

    It's a tight-knit school, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School.  The community is small, parents are involved in their kids student-athlete lives, and with a smaller student population compared to most of the other top teams in the country, this team is achieving more than many think they could.  Over the past few years few teams have dominated girls cross country like Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. In the fall of 2007 the squad took another step forward, qualifying for Nike Team Nationals, with a fifth place finish overall at the national meet despite missing their number two runner. Many speculated that Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake would've placed second had they had their full line-up, as they finished 38 points behind runner-up Saugus (CA). Regardless, the team now looks forward, hoping to build upon their '07-'08 success with even more success.  While no one will admit it, the thought of winning the Nike Cross Nationals title has to be on their minds.  A talented trio up top with Sam Roecker, Molly Pezzulo and Meaghan Gregory gives this team a distinct advantage few others teams can match.  This is a season of hard work, challenging oneself to go above and beyond, and most of all having 40 girls coming together to strive towards the same goal.  It's something every team tries to do, but only so many actually accomplish it.  Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake will strive for greatness and how this journey ends will be something fans of the sport will watch all season long.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • Running the Last Frontier with Trevor Dunbar

    Cross country runners in Alaska often get overlooked.  Being so far away from the lower-48, and ending the Alaskan season the first weekend in October, generally means that the focus the state could get is swept away as top invitationals start taking place elsewhere.  However, Kodiak senior Trevor Dunbar has seemingly stopped that trend, or at least slowed it down.  Since his freshman year, Dunbar's been the top runner in Alaska.  He's set course record after course record, and this spring ran times on the track few Alaskans have ever approached.  This fall Dunbar looks to take another step forward in his progress towards becoming one of the best runners in the country.  With his goals set high and his training right on schedule, Dunbar sits down with MileSplit national editor Scott Bush to talk about his expectations for this season, what it's like to live and train in Alaska and much more.
    6 Years Ago - Interview
     
  • MileSplit Top 12 Individual Rankings (Week 4): Haile Leaps to NE #1

    Week 4 of the MileSplit Top 12 Individual Rankings are up! A lot of movement took place in specific regions due to a few head-to-head match-ups that created some major results. In the Northeast, Solomon Haile moved to #1 after his winning Oatlands Invitational performance, making him the only new regional number one of the week.
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  • MileSplit National CC Rankings (Week 4): Three New Girls, Two New Boys Teams Enter Rankings

    A lot of competitive invitationals took place last weekend, meaning that a few of the top teams in the country lost to unranked squads. With those loses comes new teams jumping into the week #4 MileSplit National Cross Country Rankings. See who's in and who's out in this week's edition.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • Loyola Upsets Dana Hills at Mt. Carmel, Saugus Continues to Dominate at Woodbridge

    The season really started to heat up this past weekend in California, as many of the top teams and individuals in the state headed to the Woodbridge Invitational and Mt. Carmel Invitational. Check out our race summaries, along with meet pages and results, in our weekend round-up. (Photo by Andrew McClanahan)
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Monday News & Notes: US#2 Dana Hills Upset in Cali, Texas' Sarah Andrews Keeps Rolling

    With so much action this past weekend, our coverage spilled over Monday into our weekly News & Notes section. The Woodbridge and Mt. Carmel Invitationals are highlighted, which saw some impressive individual and team results, including a few upsets. See what else took place, as well as our weekly look ahead.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Chris Derrick Update

    2007 State XC Champion Chris Derrick, who now attends Stanford University, is posting a cross country blog for Stanford.  In his first edition Chris discusses the team's two week training camp up at Mammoth Lakes in California.  This is a must read for any Illinois cross country fan.  Click Here for Blog Post
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Weekend Highlights: Haile Impresses in Virginia, US#1 North Central Wins Firman

    The results keep flying in and the final tallies are showing some interesting stories across the nation. Top teams and individuals from coast to coast had much to prove this weekend, as the national level competitions really took off. Individuals like Solomon Haile and Jillian Smith showed their talents at the highest levels, while Saratoga Springs and North Central proved why they are two of the top teams in the country. See what else took place in our weekend highlights and results section.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Weekend Preview: The Season Heats Up, Big Meets All Around

    The past month has been an exciting one with the start of the cross country season. This weekend the season really gets going with numerous national-level match-ups get going across the land. Big meets in Virginia, Kentucky, Idaho, New Jersey, New York and Colorado feature top invitationals, while a half dozen others showcase nationally ranked squads and individuals. See who's where this weekend in our weekly weekend preview.
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  • Universal Sports Network Expands to More Than 30 Million Households

    Universal Sports, the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic-related sports programming, announced today the addition of nine new television markets, boosting its distribution to more than 30 million television households.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • MileSplit Regional Top 12 Individual Rankings - Week 3

    A few big match-ups across the nation mixed up the regional rankings a bit. Joseph Manilafasha's great performance at Liberty Bell (CO) put the senior atop the Midwest boys rankings, while Kathy Kroeger ran to the top spot in the South girls rankings after running 17:44 for 5k last weekend. See who ranks where in the week three MileSplit Regional Top 12 Individual Rankings.
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  • Arizona's Finest: An Interview with Jessica Tonn

    A star since her freshman year, Jessica Tonn (Jr., Xavier Prep, AZ) heads into her junior year with high expectations. After qualifying for Foot Locker Nationals her first two seasons and finishing fifth in the NON two-mile in 2008, Tonn is ready for this cross country season to get underway. Tonn sat down with MileSplit and talked in depth about her goals this season, how she got into running, and much more.
    6 Years Ago - Interview
     
  • U.S. #3 Saugus Dominates Seaside Invitational

    Ventura, CA:  It wasn't a matter of if they would win, but rather how much they would win by. U.S. #3 Saugus (CA) came up victorious, but in a much grander fashion they perhaps imagined. Last fall Saugus was ranked one of the top girls teams in the country, showing that they would be tough in 2007, but perhaps even stronger in 2008, as they finished second at Nike Team Nationals and returned most of their squad this season.
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  • MileSplit National CC Rankings (Week 3): Saugus Moves to Girls US #1

    A monster performance by Saugus (CA) vaulted the team from the third spot in the MileSplit National CC Rankings to the top spot.  Meanwhile, boys US #1 North Central (WA) stays on top, but looks forward to a strong challenge next weekend at the Bob Firman Invitational (ID).
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • Monday News & Notes: Kroeger Dominates in TN, Midlothian Girls Shine in VA

    Kathy Kroeger (Sr., Independence, TN) dominated the competition at the Brooks Memphis Twilight CC Classic, winning the 5k race by 1:43 in 17:44. Check out other action in our Monday News & Notes section. (picture above by Ted Plunkett)
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Forest Park XC Festival

    Not once, but twice, Kickapoo (MO) came up short Saturday at the Forest Park XC Festival in St. Louis, Missouri. Kickapoo finished second to team champion St. Louis University (MO) in the boys varsity competition, 87-159. In the girls race, Kickapoo fell to Jefferson City (MO)
    6 Years Ago - Meet Summary
     
  • Weekend Highlights: US#3 Saugus Girls Dominate, Manilafasha Rules in Colorado

    Many of the top teams in the country competed this weekend, with a few squads showing that they have national championship abilities. Girls U.S.#3 Saugus (CA) kick-started their season with a record breaking performance in California, showing they'll give the top squads from New York quite the challenge this year.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Boys U.S.#1 North Central Wins Big

    Tracy Walter's Invitational (WA) Meet Page The top boys team in the country, U.S.#1 North Central (WA), got their season underway Saturday at the Tracy Walter's Invitational, as the team easily beat a strong field by placing four in the top six. While the meet scored eight athletes in the final team standings, North Central beat Seattle Prep (WA) 79-150. The squads' 1-5 split ran 66 seconds. North Central was led by senior Andrew Kimpel, who won the 5k race in 15:20.5, as runner-up Adam Thorne (Jr., Joel Ferris, WA) finished 15 seconds back in 15:35.3. Kimpel's teammates Jeff Howard and Leon Dean finished third and fourth, while Seattle Prep was led by junior Drew O'Donoghue-McDonald. Katie Mahoney (Sr., Richland, WA) won the girls varsity race, outlasting the field by finishing the race in 19:13.5. Mahoney outdistanced herself from runner-up Laura Sauvage (Jr., Seattle Prep, WA) over the final mile, as Sauvage finished in 19:23.3. Seattle Prep (WA) took home the team title 105-111 over Richland (WA).
    6 Years Ago - Meet Summary
     
  • Weekend Preview: Liberty Bell, Memphis Twilight Top the Calendar

    The second weekend of September brings forth some great competition.  With most of the top teams starting up their seasons over the past two weeks, this weekend looks to be the most competitive yet.  See which meets stand out heading into the weekend.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • The Road to Peoria: The Debut of Verzbicas

    The first of three regular season invitationals in Peoria takes place this weekend, as the Peoria Woodruff Invitational brings together many of the top ranked teams in the state to race on the state meet course. This year seven of the top 13 ranked boys teams and six of the top ten girls teams will take part. Perhaps the most anticipated part is the debut of freshman superstar Lukas Verzbicas, who will face Danny Pawola, Jeff Thode, Anthony Manfrin, Aaron Beattie and Indiana's Drew Shields among others.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • A Dynasty Continues to Grow: Fayetteville-Manlius

    Since Nike Team Nationals started in 2004, no school has had the success Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) has shown. Four seperate NTN meets, four seperate top three finishes (2 boys, 2 girls). This year, F-M's girls team is ranked U.S. #1 in the MileSplit National CC Rankings and looks to make a run at their third straight national championship. Why is this squad so successful? What's their magic? MileSplit national editor Scott Bush traveled out to New York to see for himself, and the results were surprising.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • IHSA Regional/Sectional Assignments Released

    The IHSA released their regional/sectional assignments Tuesday on the IHSA.org website.  The addition of a fifth sectional in AAA creates a field of less than ten teams per regional competition, with some fields consisting of seven teams.  This set-up is a different alignment than last year and should produce a more equal playing field come the state series. Class AAA: Boys / Girls Class AA: Boys / Girls Class A: Boys / Girls IHSA Websites: Boys / Girls
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • MileSplit Regional Top 12 Individual Rankings - Week 2

    With the second full week of the cross country season complete and in the books, many of the top athletes around the country have now had a chance to compete in some sort of competition. Each week we'll rank the top 12 athletes in each region, and now things start to get exciting as the big meets start to crank up with the season swinging into full gear.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • Week #1 - Illinois CC Coaches Poll: Neuqua Valley, Geneva Stay on Top

    Week #1 of the Illinois Cross Country Coaches Poll came out Tuesday morning, as Neuqua Valley boys and Geneva girls stayed on top of the rankings.  Little movement took place in either poll, but a few teams jumped in, while a few others were bumped out.  See where your team stacks up as the season is now underway. Boys Rankings / Girls Rankings / ICCCP Website
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  • MileSplit National CC Rankings: F-M (NY), North Central (WA) Remain On Top

    With many of the top teams in the country running in their first or second competition of the year, the MileSplit National CC Rankings are starting to take better shape. Boys U.S.#1 North Central (WA) opened their season in victorious fashion, while Girls U.S.#1 Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) has yet to compete, but is looking strong in practices.
    6 Years Ago - Rankings
     
  • Monday News & Notes: Boys U.S.#1 North Central Wins Big, Girls U.S.#2 Burnt-Hills Starts Strong

    Each Monday this fall we're going to bring you further highlights and results, as well as national news stories, that all are making an impact on the national cross country scene. Check out our first Weekly News & Notes of the season. (picture above by Alan Versaw)
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • ICCCP Top 15 Round-Up: IL#1's Geneva, Neuqua Valley Dominate Early

    A great opening weekend pit some of the best teams in the state against one another, leading to some outstanding results. See which top teams in the state performed like trophy teams and which individuals shined among the rest.
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  • Weekend Wrap-Up: Lutz Beats Brown, Academy Bests Los Alamos

    A big weekend of cross country racing took place over the past few days and we have all the news for you in our weekly weekend wrap-up. Top matchups individually and team, boys and girls, span across each meet summary. See which teams stood out this weekend, as the season starts to heat up.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Meet of the Week Preview: Hinsdale Hornet-Red Devil Invitational

    As the season gets underway, ILRunners.com will bring you a special feature each week on the top meet of the weekend.  The Meet of the Week will highlight the top competition, providing a pre-race preview, as well as results and analysis.  This week the Hinsdale Hornet-Red Devil Invitational is featured.  We'll be on-site, bringing you photos, videos, results and analysis.  Keep checking back Saturday as we highlight this week's Meet of the Week.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • Weekend Preview: Big Meets in Texas, New Mexico Top the Calendar

    The second full weekend of the season has many of the top teams and individuals in each state opening up their seasons. From Texas, to South Carolina, to Colorado, to New Mexico, MileSplit will have on-site coverage of nearly a dozen meets this weekend. Check out our weekend preview for the top meets taking place this weekend. (photo courtesy of SCRunners.com)
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • IL#2 Naperville North Comes Up Big at Waubonsie

    IL#2 and US top ten Naperville North boys crushed the competition Wednesday evening at Waubonsie Valley High School, in a tri-meet.  Originally scheduled as a small invitational, but including North, IL#7 Waubonsie Valley and IL#1 Neuqua Valley, the meet was cancelled Tuesday due to the weather.  With Neuqua Valley opting to save their racing until Saturday, North took advantage and earned a 15-47 victory, showing that the Huskies will be a force in 2008.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Tonn and Shrader included in West Top 12 Individual Rankings:

    With only six of the twenty Foot Locker finalists from last year returning back in 2008, the West seems to be wide open for newcomers to make names for themselves. Leading the way on the girls side is '05 national champion and '07 third placer Jordan Hasay (CA)  while Chris Schwartz (CA) is the lone male national returnee.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • Northeast Top 12 Individual Rankings: Smith, Lipari Lead Northeast Contingent

    Every year the Northeast puts out some incredible distance talent, but this fall may be the greatest collection of distance talent seen in some time. Between Doug Smith, Brett Johnson and Solomon Haile, the boys have strong front runners, while the girls follow the lead of Foot Locker veterans Emily Lipari, Emily Jones and Shelby Greany. Come late-November and early-December the Northeast may be looking at national champions at Nike Cross Nationals and Foot Locker Nationals.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Great American XC Festival Press Release & Analysis

    With the Great American XC Festival only five weeks away, the NSSF is extending registration to enter the meet.  Check out the press release and read about the outstanding girls field that is coming together.  Since it's inception, the Great American XC Festival has been one of the best meets in the country, and this year should be no different. (Photo Courtesy of Brandon Miles)
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Pre-Season Illinois CC Coaches Poll Released: Geneva Girls, Neuqua Valley Boys #1

    The Illinois Cross Country Coaches Poll staff released their pre-season poll Monday, ranking Geneva as the IL #1 girls team and Neuqua Valley the IL#1 boys team. Each week ILRunners.com will provide results and highlights from each ICCCP ranked squad, as well as posting up links early each week to connect you to the ICCCP. Boys Rankings / Girls Rankings / ICCCP Website
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • MileSplit National CC Rankings: North Central (WA), F-M (NY) U.S. #1

    Every week this fall leading to Nike Cross Nationals, we'll publish the MileSplit National Cross Country Rankings. In our first installment North Central (WA) boys and Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) girls lead the rankings. Check back every Monday evening for the newest MileSplit National Cross Country Rankings. (picture by Tyrone Hoskins)
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • MileSplit National CC Rankings: North Central (WA), F-M (NY) U.S. #1

    Portland's Jesuit ranked 11th
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Weekend Highlights: Tibaduiza Dominates Competition in Nevada Twilight

    The first major weekend of competition showed some great results across the nation. Big meets in Texas, Colorado and Nevada dotted the calendar, with some surprising and not so surprising performances. See what took place in our weekly "Weekend Highlights" section.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Nicolls v. Appel Round 1: Nation's Best Square Off in Early Season Meet

    It's rare to see such a great early season match-up take place, but that's what happened Thursday evening in Colorado. The top two ranked Midwest boys, Bobby Nicolls (pictured far right by Ken Regan) and Evan Appel, squared off for the first of what could be a few battles this season, while many other top Colorado teams and individuals took to the 5k spread at the Poudre SD Pre-State Cross Country Invitational in Fort Collins.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Illinois News & Notes: Geneva Gets Stronger, Pawola Looking Strong

    This fall ILRunners.com will have a weekly column called "Illinois News & Notes."  The weekly feature will have tidbits from around the state on the sport, news pieces worthy of mentioning, but not necessarily seen in the results.  This week we discuss the Geneva girls team getting even strong and Neuqua Valley's Danny Pawola coming into his own.  Check out this weekly feature as the cross country starts to kick off.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Regional, Sectional Locations Announced

    The 2008 regional and sectional assignments were released Wednesday by the IHSA. While the individual team assignments have yet to be released, the locations of the regional and sectional hosts were announced. Thus far it seems as though some reshuffling took place in AAA. IHSA Assignments - Boys: A / AA / AAA - Girls: A / AA / AAA
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • West Top 12 Individual Rankings: Hasay, Schwartz Lead the West

    With only six of the twenty Foot Locker finalists from last year returning back in 2008, the West seems to be wide open for newcomers to make names for themselves. Leading the way on the girls side is '05 national champion and '07 third placer Jordan Hasay (CA) (pictured above by John Herzog), while Chris Schwartz (CA) is the lone male national returnee.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • College News: Ulrey Leaving Northern Iowa for Arkansas

    This past spring ex-Illinois prep Dorian Ulrey placed second at the NCAA T&F Championships in the 1500m.  The Northern Iowa standout showed continual improvement since graduating from class A Port Byron RIverdale, running impressive marks in the 1500m, mile and 800m events.  However, Ulrey's coach left to take the head coaching position at DI powerhouse Arkansas earlier this summer, thus prompting Ulrey to transfer to Arkansas this past week.  Article
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • South Top 12 Individual Rankings: Brasovan & Kroeger Look to Dazzle

    Last fall the Foot Locker South girls squad ran strong from start to finish in San Diego, scoring a 1-2 finish up top and tying the Northeast girls for the team trophy. This year eight of the ten female Foot Locker qualifiers return, led by defending national champion Ashley Brasovan (FL) and 2006 national champion Kathy Kroeger (TN) (pictured above by John Herzog). The boys side will follow the lead of '07 Foot Locker qualifiers CJ Brown (TX) and Thomas Porter (VA). These could very well be the strongest boys and girls contingents for the South squad in some time.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • Northeast Top 12 Individual Rankings: Smith, Lipari Lead Northeast Contingent

    Every year the Northeast puts out some incredible distance talent, but this fall may be the greatest collection of distance talent seen in some time. Between Doug Smith, Brett Johnson and Solomon Haile, the boys have strong front runners, while the girls follow the lead of Foot Locker veterans Emily Lipari, Emily Jones and Shelby Greany. Come late-November and early-December the Northeast may be looking at national champions at Nike Cross Nationals and Foot Locker Nationals.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • Midwest Top 12 Individual Rankings: Nicolls, Flood Lead the Way

    2007 showed a distinct disparity between the strength of the Midwest boys and girls at Foot Locker Nationals. While the Midwest boys dominated the team competition at Foot Locker Nationals, the girls finished in fourth. This year the boys look strong, led by the Colorado contingent of Evan Appel, Joseph Manilafasha and Bobby Nicolls (pictured left to right above by John Herzog), while the girls look to rebound and show they can compete with anyone.
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  • Carmel (IN) Takes Title at Asics Hot Summer Bash in Ohio

    The cross country season got underway Saturday, as the Asics Hot Summer Bash took place in Ohio. This annual events hosts many of the top teams from Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. This time around, Carmel (IN) won the 5k event in convincing fashion, placing their scoring five in the top 14. Medina's Donny Roys won the overall title in 15:58.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • The Coast to Coast Cross Country Countdown

    From coast to coast, the MileSplit Cross Country Countdown provides state previews of every state in the nation. Perhaps you're curious about Illinois or California, you could even be curious about the tiny state of Rhode Island. Whatever state you're looking for we've got it covered.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • Former East St. Louis Athlete Dawn Harper Wins Gold

    Former East St. Louis H.S. track standout, Dawn Harper, won Olympic gold in the women's 100m hurdles Tuesday night in Beijing, China.  From 1999-2002 Harper won three 100m hurdle titles and three 300m hurdle titles, setting a state record in 2001 in the 100m hurdles with a 13.54 effort.  Harper then went on to UCLA and became a multi-time all-American in the hurdles.  Since graduating from UCLA, Harper's been working with Bob Kersee, husband of East St. Louis standout and multiple gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee.  Congratulations to Dawn and the East St. Louis community. Olympic 100m Hurdle Results
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Olympians Hall, Richards and Williams Blog in Beijing

    With the Olympics kicking off this weekend, WCSN and Universal Sports are posting blogs from some of America's top Olympic track hopefuls. Sprinters Sanya Richards and Lauryn Williams, along with distance runner Ryan Hall (pictured above by Victor Sailor of PhotoRun.net), will have frequent blog postings over the course of the Games. Want to know what it's like to be an Olympian? This is where you'll learn. Sanya Richards / Lauryn Williams / Ryan Hall
    6 Years Ago - Announcement
     
  • '08 Cross Preview: AAA Boys Top Individuals

    A slew of talent graduated in the class of '08, but this fall won't be without it's super stars in Illinois. Despite only eleven of the top 45 returning from last year's state cross country meet, the talent Illinois shows year in and year out never disappoints. While the depth isn't as strong on paper heading into the season as last year, that may mean that 2008 will ultimately be close from top to bottom, creating some surprises. Read who the top 21 AAA returnees are. You might be a little surprised. *Note: We've included the top 17 finishers in last year's state race, with another four that could finish in the top 12 if they take that next step.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Roesler's Breakout Season

    Before the '07-'08 track season, North Dakota's Laura Roesler was already a growing legend in her home state. As a freshman Roesler won quadruple gold at her state track and field championships, winning the 100, 200, 400 and 800m dash events. Despite the success, Roesler wasn't as well known outside her state, but it seemed it was only a matter of time. A strong fall led to an ever impressive spring, one that saw Roesler win four more state titles, but then go on a tear at 800m, lowering her time dramatically and reaching into U.S. top ten all-time status. The capping point on the season came at the Olympic Trials, an event that saw Roesler make the semi-finals and become one of the crowd favorites amongst a field of professional runners. This is the story of her season.
    6 Years Ago - Feature
     
  • Cross Country Coverage Starting August 1 on ILRunners.com

    The cross country season in Illinois is so close to starting.  With school starting in less than a month for most, the staff of ILRunners.com is working hard on providing the best coverage found anywhere this fall of the Illinois high school cross country season.  Previews, race coverage, video, photos, interviews, rankings and much more are all apart of this season's mission.  Check back August 1st as we kick-off the season in style.
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Adam Harris is an Olympian

    An official press release came out today stating that ex-Illinois sprinting great Adam Harris (University of Michigan / Wheaton North H.S.) has been selected to run for the Guyana Olympic squad at the Olympic Games which start in August in Beijing, China. Harris, who is the reigning Big Ten T&F Athlete of the Year, was selected to compete for Guyana in the 200m dash, an event he earned the Olympic "B" standard in earlier this season. Read official press release inside. (pictured left courtesy of the University of Michigan)
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • Defending NXN Champs Looking Great for 2008

    Nike Team Nationals in 2007 saw the Neuqua Valley High School team from Naperville, Illinois squeeze out a narrow victory at Portland Meadows to bring home their first national cross country championship. A successful season from the opening gun, the squad won every meet they entered, including the Illinois State Championship, NTN Midwest Regional and then the national title. This year the squad will be highly ranked again, but will most certainly have a different feel. MileSplit took some time to talk with Neuqua Valley's coach Paul Vandersteen about this year's expectations, what their summer training is like and much more. (picture above by Robert Mirenzi)
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  • Junior Olympic Champs. Coverage: Nunley Hurdles 13.41, Wynne & Thompson Dominate 400mH

    Just when you think the track and field season is officially done, guess what...it's not! The USATF National Junior Olympic T&F Championships take place this week, July 22-27, in Omaha, Nebraska. While many of the nation's top seniors have taken their break and now prepare for their collegiate squads, some younger prep athletes take a stab one more time at putting up big marks and improving their personal bests. MileSplit will bring you day-to-day highlights of each final and hopefully news of some new U.S. top ten performances. Top USATF Junior Olympic Highlights - William Wynne (GA) hurdles to victory in YM 400m hurdles in 49.84 - Turquoise Thompson (CA) goes 57.67 in YW 400m hurdles - Booker Nunley (NC) earns win in YM 110m hurdles in 13.41 - Jack Whitt (OK) vaults 17-02.75 to win Young Men's pole vault - Phyllis Francis (NY) runs 2:04.83 800m, new IG record, U.S. #3 - Chalonda Goodman (GA) blazes 23.29 YW 200m, 11.36 100m - Elias Gedyon (CA) wins Intermediate Boys 800m dash in 1:51.91
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  • MileSplit US: Preseason National Top 10 Girls Returnees

    It's never happened before and it may never happen again, but the 2008 cross country season is shaping up to become one of the most memorable ever. In a rare twist of fate, this year's national meet could host three Foot Locker national champions, as '07 champ Ashley Brasovan, '06 champ Kathy Kroeger and '05 champ Jordan Hasay all come back for their senior seasons, hoping to repeat the magic they've had before in San Diego. All three top our preseason girls top ten, but see who else made the list.
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  • Preseason CC Coverage: Top 10 Girls Returnees

    It's never happened before and it may never happen again, but the 2008 cross country season is shaping up to become one of the most memorable ever. In a rare twist of fate, this year's national meet could host three Foot Locker national champions, as '07 champ Ashley Brasovan, '06 champ Kathy Kroeger and '05 champ Jordan Hasay all come back for their senior seasons, hoping to repeat the magic they've had before in San Diego. All three top our preseason girls top ten, but see who else made the list. (Pictured left by John Herzog: Ashley Brasovan is defending national champion)
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  • MileSplit US National Top 10 Returning Boys

    With the track and field season coming to an end, and teams across the land getting coming into the heart of their summer cross country training, we take a look forward towards the fall and what lies ahead. To kick-off MileSplit US 2008-2009 cross country coverage we take a look at the top ten male returnees, which includes a trio of Colorado athletes, all of whom are Foot Locker National returnees as well. While athletes like German Fernandez, Mike Fout, Chris Derrick, Colby Lowe and Luke Puskedra have all moved on, a new class of distance talent is ready to take over and create their own legacy.
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  • Preseason CC Coverage: Top 10 Boys Returnees

    With the track and field season coming to an end, and teams across the land getting coming into the heart of their summer cross country training, we take a look forward towards the fall and what lies ahead. To kick-off our 2008-2009 cross country coverage we take a look at the top ten male returnees, which includes a trio of Colorado athletes, all of whom are Foot Locker National returnees as well. While athletes like German Fernandez, Mike Fout, Chris Derrick, Colby Lowe and Luke Puskedra have all moved on, a new class of distance talent is ready to take over and create their own legacy. (Pictured left: Colorado's Bobby Nicolls is the top Foot Locker returnee)
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  • TV Alert: ESPY Awards with Gatorade Female POY Chanelle Price, 9 p.m. EST on ESPN

    Gatorade National Player of the Year, Chanelle Price, will be honored tonight at 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) on ESPN at the annual ESPY Awards. Price, who won the award on Wednesday, joined fellow track and field and cross country Gatorade Players of the Year Chris Derrick, German Fernandez and Ashley Brasovan, in Los Angeles earlier in the week, taking part in a ceremony that named her the top female athlete of the year nationally for all sports. The ESPYs is the most prominent award show for professional athletes, and includes most of the top athletes and sports in the country. Sunday's award show will be hosted by Justin Timberlake. ESPY Award Show, 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) on ESPN
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  • Brasovan, Derrick Shine Bright Amongst the Stars in L.A.

    The talented quartet of Chanelle Price (PA), German Fernandez (CA), Ashley Brasovan (FL) and Chris Derrick (IL) flew into Los Angeles Tuesday, taking part in a two day extravaganza that Gatorade puts on once a year. As the male and female winners of the Gatorade track and field and cross country Player of the Year awards, each athlete was put up a five-star hotel, got to mingle with such notable athletes as Matt Leinhart, Greg Oden, Allyson Felix and Candace Parker, and took part in an awards ceremony that preceded the ESPY Awards. The Gatorade Player of the Year program drew to an end, naming the male and female national winners. Read about Brasovan's and Derrick's experience, as the two took time out of their busy schedules to talk with MileSplit.
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  • Price Wins Gatorade Female National Player of the Year Honors

    The Gatorade National Player of the Year program selects an overall male and female winner each year, and on Wednesday Pennsylvania track star Chanelle Price was one of those athletes. Price, who won the national female track and field award last month, was the overall national female winner. Price joins a select group of individuals on the national list, including such notable professional athletes as track phenom Allyson Felix and basketball standout Candace Parker. Individual national athlete of the year winners from track and field and cross country, which were represented by Price, German Fernandez (CA), Chris Derrick (IL) and Ashley Brasovan (FL), were flown out to California Tuesday to take part in an awards ceremony on Wednesday and then invited to watch the ESPY's, where many of the top professional athletes receive awards for their accomplishments throughout the year. Congratulations to Chanelle on such a great honor. Gatorade Player of the Year Press Release Gatorade Player of the Year Website
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  • The Amazing Eight: Top 8 Performances at the World Junior Champs.

    With all the athletes home safe and sound after competing in the World Junior T&F Championships this past week, we take a look back at the top performances by prep athletes in the competition. While performances were abundant, we single out the top eight, led by none other than new national high school hammer throw record holder Conor McCullough (CA) (pictured right by Joy Kamani of NationalScholastic.org). We break down performances and discuss their significance, as the track and field season nears the finish line. MileSplit Daily Coverage - Day: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 IAAF Official Meet Website NSSF/Joy Kamani Photo Gallery
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  • World Junior Champs. - Final Day: Nunley Earns Silver at 110mH, Hasay Fourth in 1,500m

    The final day of the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships came and went Sunday, as Team USA wrapped up a successful week. Two prep athletes stood out amongst the crowd during the final day. Hurdle sensation Booker Nunley (pictured left by Joy Kamani of NationalScholastic.org) showed his strength and speed, capturing a silver medal in the men's 110m hurdles. Meanwhile, Jordan Hasay continued her post-season success by placing fourth in the women's 1,500m. Read what else took place on the final day. Jim Spier Blog (NSSF) / Joy Kamani Photo Gallery (NSSF) Official Website / Day Six Results World Junior Sunday Highlights - Booker Nunley (NC) earns silver in men's 110m hurdles, 13.45 - Jordan Hasay (CA) fourth in women's 1,500m run final, 4:19.02 - Anna Jelmini (CA) earns a ninth place finish in women's discus - Lanie Whittaker (FL) & Erica Alexander (TX) guide 4x4 to victory
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  • World Junior Champs. - Day 5: McCullough Earns Silver in HT, Chetelat Places Sixth in 3k

    Wow! What a day it was for Team USA on the fifth day of the World Junior T&F Championships. Leading the way on Saturday was Conor McCullough (CA) (pictured right courtesy of Joy Kamani of NationalScholastic.org), earning silver in the men's hammer throw. The California junior threw a best of 248-11.50. McCullough's performance led a total medal count of five on the day for the US squad, including four gold. Other top prep performers were Laurynne Chetelat (CA) in the women's 3k, Ryann Krais (PA) in the women's heptathlon and Booker Nunley (NC) in the men's 110m hurdles. See what else took place on the second to last day. Jim Spier Blog (NSSF) / Joy Kamani Photo Gallery (NSSF) Official Website / Day Five Results World Junior Saturday Performances - Conor McCullough (CA) earns silver in men's hammer throw - Laurynne Chetelat (CA) sixth in women's 3,000m, 9:15.11 - Ryann Krais (PA) ninth in heptathlon with 5457 pts., U.S.#5 all-time - Booker Nunley (NC) wins semi-final 110m hurdle heat in 13.55 - Marquise Goodwin (TX) helps Team USA win men's 4x100m relay
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  • World Junior Champs. - Day4: Laurent Fourth in Women's Pole Vault, Krais Strong in Hep.

    Day four had Team USA looking good with numerous medals and some great preliminary results from some of the top high school athletes in the land. Leading the way were Rachel Laurent (LA) and Ryann Krais (PA)(pictured left by Joy Kamani of NationalScholastic.org), both coming up big in their respective competitions. Laurent placed fourth overall in the women's pole vault final, nearly eclipsing 14 feet, soaring over 13-11.25. Meanwhile, Krais finished well on day one of the women's heptathlon, finishing the day in sixth place. Day two takes place Saturday. Jim Spier Blog (NSSF) / Joy Kamani Photo Gallery (NSSF) Official Website World Junior Friday Results - Rachel Laurent (LA) clears 13-11.25 in women's PV, fourth overall - Ryann Krais (PA) finishes with 3345 during day one of competition - Christian Taylor (GA) places eighth in men's TJ final with 51-02.50 - Leslie Brost (SD) finishes eighth in women's PV final with 13-05.50 - Jordan Hasay (CA) qualifies for final in women's 1500m with 4:20.82
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  • World Junior Champs. - Day 3: Whittaker Seventh in 400m, McCullough Impresses in HT

    What an exciting day the third day of the IAAF World Junior T&F Championships were. Team USA impressed across the board, including the six preps that took part in Thursday's action. Leading the way on the women's side was Florida junior Lanie Whittaker(pictured right by Joy Kamani of NationalScholastic.org), placing seventh in the women's 400m dash final. On the men's side, California junior Conor McCullough topped his group in the men's hammer throw and heads into the final with the third best mark. Prep stars Shanay Briscoe (TX), Christian Taylor (GA), Vashti Thomas (CA) and Ashton Purvis (CA) also competed. **USATF Summaries: AM / Jim Spier Blog (NSSF) **Joy Kamani Photo Gallery (NSSF) / Official Website World Junior Thursday Highlights - Lanie Whittaker (FL) seventh in women's 400m final, 53.98 - Conor McCullough (CA) throws 238-11 in men's hammer throw prelim - Shanay Briscoe (TX) leaps 5-10 to finish tenth in women's high jump - Christian Taylor (GA) advances in men's triple jump with 51-05 leap
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  • World Junior Champs. - Day 2: Goodwin Wins Men's LJ, Laurent & Brost Qualify in Women's PV

    On day two of the IAAF World Junior T&F Championships, Team USA followed the lead of junior Marquise Goodwin (Rowlett, TX) (pictured left by Joy Kamani of NationalScholastic.org), who won the men's long jump with a mark of 25-04.75. Goodwin dominated his competition, setting his top mark of the first attempt of the day. Elsewhere, Leslie Brost (SD) and Rachel Laurent (LA) qualified for the women's pole vault final, while Christian Taylor (GA) placed seventh in the men's long jump in 24-03.75, and Lanie Whittaker (FL) advanced to the women's 400m dash final with a 53.61 performance. **USATF Summaries: AM - PM / Jim Spier Blog (NSSF) **Joy Kamani Photo Gallery (NSSF) / Official Website World Junior Day Two Highlights - Marquise Goodwin (TX) wins men's long jump final in 25-04.75 - Christian Taylor (GA) places seventh in men's LJ final in 24-03.75 - Rachel Laurent (LA) & Leslie Brost (SD) qualify for women's PV final - Lanie Whittaker (FL) earns spot in women's 400m final in 53.61 - Donn Cabral (CT) runs 30:47.55 in men's 10,000m final, finished 17th
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  • World Junior Championships - Day 1: Goodwin, Taylor Dominate Men's Long Jump

    The IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships kicked off Tuesday in Poland and Team USA responded with some solid results. With only two finals taking place on the first day of competition, most of the events were prelims. Leading the prep contingent at Worlds were long jumpers Marquise Goodwin (Rowlett, TX) and Christian Taylor (Sandy Creek, GA), who finished the prelims with the second and third best marks on the day. See who else performed well on day one, as we bring you highlights and results all week long. Day One Results World Junior Day One Highlights - Christian Taylor (GA) leaps 25-0.25 in men's long jump prelim - Marquise Goodwin (TX) soars 24-11.25 in men's long jump prelim - Shanay Briscoe (TX) leaps 5-11.25 in women's high jump prelim - Elijah Greer (OR) advances in men's 800m with 1:50.73 effort
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  • Final Day of the Olympic Trials: Hasay Finishes Tenth in Women's 1500m, 4:17.36

    Wow! The final day of the U.S. Olympic Trials is in the books. What an experience this has been. From the magic of Laura Roesler, to the national record of Jeff Demps, to the toughness and talent of Jordan Hasay, this 2008 edition of the Trials has been one to remember. On Sunday the lone high school athlete competing was Jordan Hasay (pictured right by Tim Fulton) in the women's 1500m final. Hasay finished an amazing tenth in 4:17.36! Full story inside. Results (USATF)
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  • RFF/Olympic Trials Film Review: The Long Green Line Showcases the York H.S. Distance Magic

    It was a long time coming, but The Long Green Line finally premiered at the U.S. Olympic Trials Thursday evening in front of a crowd of over 200 people. In 2005, the young men apart of the legendary York High School cross country team were followed throughout the season, as the cameras captured the highs and lows of the season and the high emotions that a cross country team goes through from August until early December. Losing two of their top stars in the back half of the season, having to play with top seven line-ups numerous times and living up to the fatherly embrace coach Joe Newton shows all his athletes made this film one that every high school athlete should watch during their summer training. Overall this film receives a 4.5/5 stars. Read inside for more movie recap and check out The Long Green Line website here.
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  • Olympic Trials Thursday Coverage: Babcock, Hasay Advance in 1500m, Kynard Competes in High Jump

    On Thursday the U.S. Olympic Trials started up again with much fanfare. During the evening three prep athletes competed against the nation's best, all holding their own. In the women's 1500m, Christine Babcock (CA) placed seventh overall in heat one after leading the opening portion of the race, finishing in 4:18.32, while Jordan Hasay (CA) (pictured left by Tim Fulton) finished seventh in heat two, leading the first 1100m to finish in 4:18.39. Both Babcock and Hasay advanced to tomorrow's semi-finals, although Hasay can't compete due to traveling to World Juniors to compete in the 1500m in Poland. Ohio high jumper Erik Kynard cleared the opening height of 2.15m, but couldn't manage to clear 2.20 in the men's high jump. Thursday Top Highlights - Christine Babcock (CA) advances in women's 1500m, 4:18.32 - Jordan Hasay (CA) finishes seventh in 1500m heat, 4:18.39 - Erik Kynard (OH) leaps 2.15m (7-00.50) in men's high jump
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  • Olympic Trials TV Coverage

    Four days left. That's all that remains of the 2008 Olympic Trials. With half the events finished and in the book, another round of competition revs up Thursday, including the women's 1500m and men's high jump, which will see high school athletes take part. Catch all the action that NBC and USA are providing from Thursday through Sunday: Olympic Trials TV Schedule (All times Eastern) Friday, July 4: 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. USA Network Saturday, July 5: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. NBC Sunday: July 6: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. NBC
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  • Warming Up for the Trials with Christine Babcock

    With a stellar season already behind her, California's Christine Babcock is ready to race one last time. The University of Washington-bound senior closes out her prep career this week, taking part in the women's 1500m run at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Babcock's had a season to remember after earning a national record for the 1500m distance and looks to make one last statement before heading off to college. Read about Babcock's expectations for the Trials, what she's done in her training over the past few weeks and what she plans to do with the rest of her summer.
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  • Olympic Trials Sunday Coverage: Demps Finishes Eighth in Semi-Finals with 10.34 effort

    Florida senior Jeff Demps, of South Lake High School, finished eighth place in his semi-final 100m dash Sunday afternoon.  Demps got off to a shaky start, tried to push in the middle, but couldn't respond to the professional athletes he was competing against.  Demps crossed the line in 10.34, well short of his 10.01 from Saturday evening.  It was a surprising weekend for Demps, advancing from the prelims, advancing from the quarter-finals, while running a new U.S. prep record, a new U.S. junior record and tying the World Junior record.  Detailed story coming shortly.  Men's 100m Semi-Final Results (Courtesy of USATF)
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  • Demps' Impressive Season is One to Remember

    It was a year that perhaps should have earned a U.S. #1 in the 100m dash and being labeled as the top sprinter at the high school level, but it turned out to be so much more. Florida's Jeff Demps (South Lake, FL) (pictured left by Victor Sailor of PhotoRun.net) started the season as a pre-season favorite to be the top 100m sprinter, but by the end he was running next to Tyson Gay in the Olympic Trials, tying a World Junior 100m dash record and quickly being labeled as a potential Team USA Olympic Team member.
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  • Olympic Trials Saturday HS Coverage

     Demps Breaks U.S. 100m Record in 10.01, Advances to Semis   Another great day of competition wrapped up with some great performances.  The best result of the day came from Florida's Jeff Demps, who set the national record in the 100m dash with his winning mark of 10.01 (wind-legal!).  Demps started right next to Tyson Gay in the quarter-final race, getting off to a great start, but moved even better over the final 25 meters to place second in his heat and move on to the semi-finals tomorrow at 2:30 PDT.   (Jeff Demps pictured VICTAH SAILER/ PHOTORUN.NET) Top Saturday Highlights - Jeff Demps (FL) breaks national record in 100m dash in 10.01!!! - Laura Roesler (ND) eighth in 800m semi, finishing in 2:06.82 - Fawn Miller (PA) places 15th in women's javelin with 154-05 toss
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  • Olympic Trials Saturday Coverage: Demps Breaks U.S. 100m Record in 10.01, Advances to Semis

    Another great day of competition wrapped up with some great performances. The best result of the day came from Florida's Jeff Demps, who set the national record in the 100m dash with his winning mark of 10.01 (wind-legal!). Demps started right next to Tyson Gay in the quarter-final race, getting off to a great start, but moved even better over the final 25 meters to place second in his heat and move on to the semi-finals tomorrow at 2:30 PDT. (Jeff Demps pictured right, courtesy of Victor Sailor, PhotoRun.net) Top Saturday Highlights - Jeff Demps (FL) breaks national record in 100m dash in 10.01!!! - Laura Roesler (ND) eighth in 800m semi, finishing in 2:06.82 - Fawn Miller (PA) places 15th in women's javelin with 154-05 toss
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  • Olympic Trials Coverage: Friday Sees Roesler Advance in Women's 800m

    Day one of the U.S. Olymic Team Trials is complete and four top high school athletes showed their best against the nation's top professional athletes. Leading the way Friday were seniors Victoria Jordan (TX) and Chanelle Price (PA), junior Anna Jelmini (CA), and sophomore Laura Roesler (ND). Read about the day's performances from MileSplit US on-site. (Laura Roesler pictured by Richard Svaleson) Top Friday Performances - Laura Roesler (ND) advances in women's 800m dash in 2:04.03 - Victoria Jordan (TX) runs 11.26 100m in prelims, 11.29 in quarters - Anna Jelmini (CA) throws 160-06 for women's discus, 19th overall - Chanelle Price (PA) finishes sixth in 800m heat with 2:05.93 effort
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  • Running Towards the Trials: Jordan Hasay is Ready to Run

    In this quick chat with California distance phenom Jordan Hasay, MileSplit national editor Scott Bush asks Hasay how her build up is going, what her expectations are heading into the Trials and what her plan is at the World Junior T&F Championships in a few weeks.  Hasay has a lot to say about each subject, especially on what she learned from racing the pro runners earlier in the season at Stanford and what competing in Poland means to her.  (Hasay pictured right running at the Arcadia Invitational earlier this season, photo by Scott Bush)
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  • Fernandez Wins Gatorade National Boys T&F Athlete of the Year

    It was announced Thursday morning that distance running sensation German Fernandez won the Gatorade National Boys T&F Athlete of the Year award.  The Riverbank High School (CA) senior won the award after completing a record breaking season, one that saw him set the national record in the two-mile last weekend at Nike Outdoor Nationals in 8:34.40.  Earlier this season Fernandez ran the most impressive distance double ever, winning California state titles for 1600m in 4:00.29 and the 3200m run in 8:34.23, all in less than two hours.  Fernandez joins an impressive list of past winners and now sets his sights on his college career at Oklahoma State University. Gatorade Boys State T&F Winners
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  • Championship Coverage: Warwick Valley Set Girls DMR National Record, Greer Wins 800m 1:47.68

    What a weekend it's been in Greensboro, North Carolina and Columbus, Ohio! Nike Outdoor Nationals provided all the theatrics and more than fans were expecting, including a new national two-mile record set by German Fernandez (CA) Friday evening and another set in the girls DMR by Warwick Valley (NY) (pictured above). Out in Columbus at USATF Junior Nationals, Elijah Greer (OR) and William Wynne (GA) have been showcasing their talents, qualifying for Team USA. Check out this weekend's highlights and results. Nike Outdoor Nationals MileSplit Exclusives: Race Videos / Interviews / Photo Albums (6100+) Full Results: Boys - Girls Meet Coverage: Thur. Coverage / Fri. Coverage / Sat. Coverage NON Winners Table (ArmoryTrack) Warwick Valley Girls DMR National Record: MileSplit Interview Fernandez Interviews: MileSplit Exclusive / Announcer Interview Top NON Weekend Highlights - Warwick Valley (NY) sets new girls DMR national record in 11:31.81 - German Fernandez (CA) blazes new U.S. two-mile record, 8:34.40 - Dwight Barbiasz (NH) clears 7-01 in the boys high jump for the win - Allison Horner (GA) tosses 177-02 to win girls hammer throw - Chalonda Goodman (GA) wins girls 100m dash in 11.51 - Neely Spence (PA) wins girls two-mile with big kick in 10:20.77 - Ashley Brasovan (FL) blazes U.S. #6 all-time 5k in 16:18.53 - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) wins girls 4x200m relay in 1:36.95, U.S.#2 - Trotwood-Madison (OH) wins boys 4x200m relay in 1:25.18, U.S.#2 - Solomon Haile (MD) wins boys 5k in 14:38.23, meet record Official Website / Meet Page / Meet Schedule Heat Sheets : Boys - Girls Meet Previews: Boys - Girls USATF Junior T&F Nationals Official Website / Meet Page / Schedule & Results Meet Coverage: Fri. Coverage / Sat. Coverage / Sun. Coverage Elijah Greer Running U.S. #4 All-Time, 1:47.68 Video Heptathlon Winner Ryann Krais (PA) Video Interview Top Junior National Weekend Highlights - Elijah Greer (OR) wins 800m dash in 1:47.68, U.S.#4 all-time - Roxi Grizzle (KS) throws U.S.#5 all-time javelin in 170-03 - Booker Nunley (NC) blazes 13.40 in mens 110m hurdles - Jordan Hasay (CA) wins women's 1500m race in 4:18.44 - Rachel Laurent (LA) vaults 13-10 to win women's pole vault - William Wynne (GA) runs 50.42 in mens 400m hurdles - Christian Taylor (GA) leaps 52-08 for second in mens TJ - Shanay Briscoe (TX) wins womens high jump in 5-10.75 - Anna Jelmini (CA) throws 173-01 to win womens discus throw - Marquise Goodwin (TX) leaps 25-00 to win mens long jump Entries: Men - Women Junior National Meet Preview
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  • Junior Nats. Sunday Coverage: Hasay, Laurent, Fleck Earn Tickets to Poland with Victories

    The last day of the USATF Junior National T&F Championships took place Sunday and the results presented were the perfect way to end an excellent weekend. Six Junior National champions Sunday were high school athletes, including Jordan Hasay (CA), Rachel Laurent (LA), Ryan Fleck (OH), Ryann Krais (PA), Geoffrey Tabor (OK) and Laurynne Chetelat (CA). Each one booked their ticket to Poland to compete at the World Junior T&F Championships, July 8-13. See who brought their best on the final day. (Rachel Laurent pictured left by Margot Kelly) Top Sunday Highlights - Rachel Laurent (LA) vaults 13-10 to win women's pole vault - Ryan Fleck (OH) leaps 7-01.50 to take mens high jump - Jordan Hasay (CA) runs 4:18.44, winning womens 1500m - Ryann Krais (PA) takes womens heptathlon crown, 5217 pts. - Geoffrey Tabor (OK) throws 195-05 to wins mens shot put - Laurynne Chetelat (CA) wins women's 3,000m in 9:29.45 Video Interview - Conor McCullough (CA) throws 233-05, second in hammer - Victoria Jordan (TX) second in womens 200m with 23.73
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  • Junior Nats. Saturday Coverage: Greer (OR) Blazes U.S. #4 All-Time 800m in 1:47.68

    A near three hour weather delay slowed down Saturday's portion of USATF Junior Nationals considerably but many prep athletes still competed well, qualifying for the US Junior National team. The best performance of the evening came from Oregon junior Elijah Greer(pictured right by Margot Kelly), who won the mens 800m dash in 1:47.68, a high school U.S. #4 all-time and a junior class record. On the girls side Cydney Ross (MO) and Shanay Briscoe (TX) picked up first place finishes in the 800m dash and high jump respectively. See what else took place on the second of three days in Ohio. Top Saturday Highlights - Elijah Greer (OR) runs U.S. #4 all-time in 800m, 1:47.68 Video - Shanay Briscoe (TX) wins womens high jump in 5-10.75 - Christian Taylor (GA) leaps 52-08 for second in mens TJ - Cydney Ross (MO) runs 2:07.12 to win womens 800m Video Interview - Vashti Thomas (CA) goes 13.62 for second in womens 100mH - Kori Carter (CA) takes second in womens 400mH, 1:00.69 Video Interview - Zachary Mellon (MN) blazes 1:48.64 for second in mens 800m - Dan Block (IL) places second in mens shot put, 62-01.25 - Curtis Beach (NM) makes decathlon squad with 7026 points
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  • NON Saturday Coverage: Warwick Valley (NY) Girls DMR National Record, Pounds (IN) SP in 68-11.25

    The third and last day of Nike Outdoor Nationals takes place Saturday and the final events of the weekend are looking outstanding. While many great races and field events take place earlier in the day, the opening ceremony on the track starts at 5:15 p.m. (EST). The top events of the day are the boys and girls mile, boys 800m dash, boys shot put, girls hammer throw and the boys and girls distance medley relays. Keep checking back throughout the day as we provide coverage of each event. Full Results: Boys - Girls NON Winners Table (ArmoryTrack.com) Saturday Top Highlights - Warwick Valley (NY) national record in girls DMR, 11:31.81 - Spencer Adams (NC) blazes 50.99 in boys 400m hurdles - Nadonnia Rodriques (NY) wins 400m dash in 52.86, U.S.#1 - Trotwood-Madison (OH) wins boys 4x400m relay in 3:11.33 - Brandon Pounds (IN) 68-11.25 to win boys shot put, U.S.#2 - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) wins girls 4x4, meet record 3:37.02 - Jillian Smith (NJ) blazes 2:05.24 to win girls 800m dash - Chalonda Goodman (GA) wins girls 200m dash in 23.22 - Emily Infeld (OH) takes gold in girls mile with 4:47.43 effort - Dwight Barbiasz (NH) leaps 7-01 to win boys high jump - Allison Horner (GA) throws 177-02 to win girls hammer throw - Shelby Greany (NY) runs U.S.#1 girls steeple in 6:42.86  
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  • Junior Nats. Friday Coverage: Grizzle (KS) Throws U.S.#5 A-T Javelin, Nunley (NC) 13.40 110mH

    The first day of the USATF Junior National T&F Championships got off to a great start Friday as athletes from across the country conviened at Ohio State University. Leading the way on Day 1 was Roxi Grizzle (Tonganoxie, KS). Grizzle (pictured left by Margot Kelly) placed second in the womens javelin competition with a U.S. #5 all-time effort of 170-03. Elsehwere, Booker Nunley (Garner, NC) ran one of the fastest prep marks ever in the 110m hurdles, taking home the title with his 13.40 effort. With two more days of competition remaining, this weekend in Ohio promises to be exciting. Meet Page / Live Results / Official Website Top Junior National Friday Highlights - Roxi Grizzle (KS) throws U.S.#5 all-time javelin in 170-03 - Booker Nunley (NC) blazes 13.40 in mens 110m hurdles - Anna Jelmini (CA) throws 173-01 to win womens discus throw - Elijah Greer (OR) top mens 800m prelim time in 1:50.15 - Marquise Goodwin (TX) leaps 25-00 to win mens long jump - William Wynne (GA) goes 50.76 in mens 400m hurdle prelims - Hannah Carson (AZ) throws javelin to third place in 163-05  
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  • Nike Outdoor Nationals Friday Coverage: Fernandez Breaks the Record, Runs 8:34.40

    What a day it was Friday in Greensboro. So many memorable performances were made across the board that it was hard to just pick out a couple to highlight. Leading the way was the boys two-mile, set up with numerous national class individuals and the results couldn't have been much better. California's German Fernandez won in a new national record time of 8:34.40. Elsewhere, Mason Finley (CO) dominated the boys discus in 206-11, while Chalonda Goodman (GA) won the girls 100m dash in 11.51. (German Fernandez pictured left by Don Rich) Live Results / Live Video (MileSplit & FloTrack) Boys Seeded Two-Mile Race Video MileSplit Interview w/ German Fernandez Fernandez Race & Announcer Interview NON Winners Table (ArmoryTrack.com) Friday Top Highlights - German Fernandez (CA) blazes new U.S. two-mile record, 8:34.40 - Becky O'Brien (ME) throws new U.S.#1 in girls shot put, 52-01.75 - Mumford (MI) wins boys 4x800m relay in 7:37.99, U.S.#1 - Spencer Adams (NC) runs 13.75 to win boys 110m hurdles - Leslie Brost (SD) vaults 13-03 to win girls pole vault, U.S.#6 - Charashiese Lockhart (TX) leaps 41-00.50 to win girls TJ - Neely Spence (PA) wins girls two-mile with big kick in 10:20.77 - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) wins girls 4x200m relay in 1:36.95, U.S.#2 - Trotwood-Madison (OH) wins boys 4x200m relay in 1:25.18, U.S.#2
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  • USATF Junior Nationals Preview

    The decision for many athletes this year was hard. Go to Nike Outdoor Nationals, our sports high school track and field champion, or take their talents to Ohio and compete at the USATF Junior National T&F Championships and try to make the world team. Both meets fell on the same weekend this year, so athletes had to make a choice. Well, it turns out many of the top athletes across the country want their shot to make Team USA and the Junior National meet is loaded with talent. See who's got a shot to make the team.
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  • Nike Outdoor Nationals Girls Preview

    Despite the talent split between Nike Outdoor Nationals and USATF Junior Nationals, Greensboro will showcase much of the top talent in the land this coming weekend. From start to finish nearly every girls event is packed with U.S. top ten ranked athletes, hoping that their finest performance can land them atop of the awards podium. See which girls are favored and in which events in our Girls Nike Outdoor Nationals preview.
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  • Nike Outdoor Nationals Thursday Coverage - Brasovan, Haile Win 5k Titles

    The first day of Nike Outdoor Nationals is about to start a fabulous weekend of action. Tonight the only high school races were the boys and girls 5k runs. From start to finish the 5k races were quite interesting, but in opposite ways. Foot Locker champion Ashley Brasovan (FL) ran away from the girls field, running by herself after two laps, winning in 16:18.53, U.S. #6 all-time. On the boys side NIN 5k champion Solomon Haile (MD) continued his impressive streak of national appearances, winning the boys race in 14:38.23, tying the meet record. Haile showed his strength at the mile, jumping to the lead and slowly lowering the pace. His tractics worked perfectly and he took home another Nike Nationals title. Such great results signify great things ahead this weekend in Greensboro. 5K Race Videos by Brandon Miles: Girls 5K Section #1 - Girls 5K Section #2 (Seeded) - Boys 5K Section #1 - Boys 5K Section #2 (Seeded) Ashley Brasovan Interview w/ Announcer / Solomon Haile Interview
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  • USATF Junior Nationals Preview: Let the Games Begin in Ohio

    The decision for many athletes this year was hard. Go to Nike Outdoor Nationals, our sports high school track and field champion, or take their talents to Ohio and compete at the USATF Junior National T&F Championships and try to make the world team. Both meets fell on the same weekend this year, so athletes had to make a choice. Well, it turns out many of the top athletes across the country want their shot to make Team USA and the Junior National meet is loaded with talent. See who's got a shot to make the team.
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  • Nike Outdoor Nationals Boys Preview

    Many of the top prep boys will converge on Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend for Nike Outdoor Nationals. While numerous athletes will be traveling to Ohio instead to take part in USATF Junior Nationals, Nike Outdoors is still a fine place to be. Leading the story line is the clash between German Fernandez (CA), Luke Puskedra (UT) and Colby Lowe (TX) in the boys two-mile, while Rob Finnerty (MN) looks to push the four minute barrier again after rolling to a 4:01.09 last weekend at the Midwest Distance Gala. See what else is in store this weekend out in sunny and warm North Carolina.
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  • Week Long Coverage: Nike Outdoor Nationals, USATF Junior Nationals

    The final official week of the high school track and field season is here. With Nike Outdoor Nationals (NC) and USATF Junior Nationals (OH) taking place this weekend, most of the top prep athletes will be competing for their final time this season. Marquee match-ups dot the start lists at each competition with historic match-ups taking place. Championships will be won, records will be broken and MileSplit will be on-site at both locations. Nike Outdoor Nationals Official Website / Meet Page Entries: Boys - Girls Meet Previews: Boys - Girls USATF Junior T&F Nationals Official Website / Meet Page Entries: Men - Women  
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