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just like a good baseball team lineup, there are no easy outs. The case here is there are so...

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MileSplit IL 25 Team Rankings: Week 8...

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The previews are now in the book, take some time and enjoy this prologue...

Class 3A Girls Preseason Preview Begins Numbers Game...

A very talented and bevy full of teams are here in which you all are able to peruse and marv...

3A Girls Preview: This Is Katelynne Hart's Swan Song...

Katelynne H for the individual scene and Naperville North will patrol the team block...

St. Charles E Boys Aiming For 1st State Title in 3A...

St. Charles East has been going HAM all season long. Can they continue the surge one more da...

3A Boys Preview: #1 York Will Be Hard To Defeat...

This could be one of the best seasons in 10 years ...

3A Girls Team Preseason Preview: #25-11...

Rankings are subjective in nature as we all know, but it's fun to follow the trail of this p...

3A Girls Pre-Season Relays Preview: It's A Scenario!...

The 4x800 is... a blend of distance royalty mixed in with long speed warriors coming togeth...

Naperville North Girls Ready For Resistance In 3A Battle...

Could see records fall here...

Who Has Best JV Boys Cross Country Squads In Your State?...

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2018 Class 3A Girls XC Preview: The Countdown #19 to #11...

Do not sleep on the following group of teams...

2018 3A Boys Power Team Rankings: Pre-Season Edition...

3A Boys pre-season power ranking teams...

What Does Pre-Season Cross Country Rankings Tell Us In The End?

Let's play the pre-season rankings game...

Wheaton South Girls Pack Attack Dominates 3A Lake Park Secti...

Wheaton-Warrenville South asserts its dominance against Lake Park Sectional field...

Wheeling Invite Has Become Top End Of Regular Season Destina...

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The 37th Annual Hinsdale Hornet-Devil Invite Shines Bright...

Neuqua Valley boys, Hinsdale Central girls pull out victories...

First To The Finish Invitational Preview: The Battle Of The ...

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Hornet Red Devil Invitational Will Feature Unanimous Boys An...

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Class 3A Boys Pre Season Rankings: The Next Best Down To #11

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The 28th Annual First To The Finish Invitational Showbill...

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Featured Sectional Preview: Niles West Showdown 2014...

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Wheeling Invitational Reprise...

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Wheeling Invitational Kicks Off "Quiet Storm" Weekend...

The million dollar question is "What does Allstate have to do with cross country?"  Find ou...

Palatine Girls, St. Louis U High Boys Beat Naysayers Enroute...

On a perfect day for high school cross country, Deer Grove East Forest Preserve was the back...

Palatine Invite Preview: Another Good One Brewing...

In the NCAA ranks, this will be the first weekend that invitationals will count toward their...

Hinsdale Central Boys, Glenbard West Girls Proves They Are R...

They say the hardest thing in sports to do is defending a championship. In Hinsdale Central ...

Hinsdale Hornet-Devil Invite Highlights...

The mega hyped Hinsdale Hornet-Devil Invitational lived up to the billing and churned out so...

Hinsdale Red Devil-Hornet Invite Sets Off Hot Weekend Of Com...

The barometer reading in the Chicago area (where the majority top notch competition will be)...

Class 3A Boys: Super 30 Pre-Season Preview...

"There are so many good teams but not enough time"- a wise quote from a high school historia...

3A Girls Team Cross Country Pre-Season Preview: #1-#15...

The cross country scene on Illinois' biggest stage is expected to be MAJOR this season. ...

NXN Midwest Preview: Can Perrier Take Home The Title?...

The best runners from across the midwest head to Terre Haute, Indiana, the sie of the NXN Mi...

Smith: Common Name; Extraordinary Runner...

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Mimi Smith for a few years and have seen her compete ma...

3A Girls State Championship Preview...

The state championship is the pinnacle for almost every team in the land of milk and honey.�...

Peoria Visitors Guide to State XC- Virgins to Carp...

Having spent my first 18 years as a Peoria resident and having parents that still call Peori...

New Trier Pulls Upset Of York; Madeline Fuels Glenbard West ...

The weather cooperated long enough for the competition to exercise their demons on a new cou...

Lake Park Sectional Preview...

A solid look at the new and ultra competitive Lake Park State Sectional....

Later Dudes...

Flashback to the fall of 2011; it had the potential to be a memorable year for New Trier cro...

Saucony Elite 50 Team Girls Rankings Week 6...

Conference, District, Regional and State meets are upon us and teams will begin resting up t...

Saucony Elite 50 Team Girls Rankings Week 5...

Simi Valley (CA) showed up big at the Clovis Invitational, winning with 60 points and the 6t...

The College Years: The Junkie Got His Fix...

It is early October and this cross country addict had not attended a meet this season until ...

Saucony Elite 50 Team Girls Rankings Week 4...

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Saucony Elite 50 Team Girls Rankings Week 3...

Down goes the empire! At least for now... The girls from Unionville were absolutely unstoppa...

3A Boys Team Preview: #5-#1...

The summer is really like spring for cross country enthusiasts who had to wait all winter an...

3A Girls Team Preview: #15- #11...

Our preview continues with the likes of Hoffman Estates, Maine South, and Downers Grove Nort...

Musing of a High School Father: This Is The End...

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Musing of a High School Father: Risky Business...

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Musing of a High School Father: It's One Big Running Family...

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Musing of a High School Father: Birthday Edition...

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Musing of a High School Father: Ahhhh, the Warmth of Spring....

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Musing of a High School Father: Every Team Needs A Karl...

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Musing of a High School Father: Training Buddies...

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Musing of a High School Father: Spring Break Edition...

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It's Time To Run...

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Ackerman Twins' Record Runs Lead CSL South Champ Trevians...

No one has to tell anyone connected with the New Trier girls track and field program just ho...

No I Didn't Run...

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New Trier's MacCarthy clears more hurdles with invite sweep...

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Glenbard West Upsets Nationally Ranked New Trier...

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