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  • Vote for National Boys XC Performer of Week #4 (9/13)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Performer of the Week #4 (Monday, September 8th through Saturday, September 13th meets). The following boys had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and races this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you.

    Brandon Miles - September 16, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Girls XC Performer of Week #4 (9/13)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Performer of the Week #4 (Monday, September 8th through Saturday, September 13th meets). The following girls had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and races this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you.

    Brandon Miles - September 16, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Girls Teams in Nation (9/13)

    A list of the top 50 fastest girls cross country teams in the country as of September 13th based on the average season best times of the team's top 5 runners.

    Brandon Miles - September 16, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Boys Teams in Nation (9/13)

    A list of the top 50 fastest boys cross country teams in the country based on the average season best times of the team's top 5 runners. 

    Brandon Miles - September 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Weekly XC Results Around America (9/8-9/13)

    Results from high school cross country meets in all 50 states held between Monday, September 8th through Saturday, September 13th, 2014.

    Brandon Miles - September 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Boys XC Team of the Week #3 (9/13)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Team Performance of the Week #3 (Monday, September 8th through Saturday, September 13th). The following boys cross country teams had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week.

    Brandon Miles - September 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Girls XC Team of the Week #3 (9/13)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Team Performance of the Week #3 (Monday,September 8st through Saturday, September 13th). The following girls cross country teams had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week. 

    Brandon Miles - September 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Boys Times in Nation (9/13)

    A list of the top 50 fastest boys cross country 5K times in the nation through September 13th meets according to performances in the MileSplit database.

    Brandon Miles - September 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Girls Times in Nation (9/13)

    A list of the top 50 fastest girls cross country 5K times in the nation through September 13th meets according to performances in the MileSplit database.

    Brandon Miles - September 15, 2014 - Comment
  • New to Top 25 Party: Jenks, Columbus North, Mountain View, & Timpanogos

    Saucony Flo 50 boys team rankings as of September 15th. Four new teams break into the rankings with Jenks (OK), Columbus North (IN), Mountain View (ID), and Timpanogos (UT).

    Brandon Miles - September 15, 2014 - Comment
  • #XCBEAST Boys of 9/13 Weekend

    These 14 XC boys went into "beast mode" with their race performances this past week (9/8 through 9/13)

    Brandon Miles - September 14, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • #XCBEAST Girls of 9/13 Weekend

    These 14 XC girls went into "beast mode" with their race performances this past week (9/8 through 9/13). 

    Brandon Miles - September 14, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH Jesse Reiser inch closer to Illinois all-time greats at Detweiler

    In his first of three races at historic Detweiler Park in Peoria this fall including the state meet at season's end, US #9 ranked Jesse Reiser inched ever so closer to some of the all-time greats from the state of Illinois on the 3 mile course with his 14:20 win at the First to the Finish Line Invitational. Watch the entire AAA boys race video from the meet including Reiser's performance. 

    Brandon Miles - September 14, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH Alexa Haff & Hinsdale Central move up Illinois state ladder in Peoria

    Led by race champion and sophomore Alexa Haff (16:41), the Hindale Central girls of Illinois are moving up the ladder in their state after defeating the #2 ranked AAA team in Naperville North and the rest of the quality field by a significant margin at the First to the Finish Line Invitational in Peoria on Saturday. Watch the AAA girls race video from First to the Finish Line.

    Brandon Miles - September 14, 2014 - Comment
  • 9/13 High School XC Weekend Recap

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of September 13th. Check back all weekend long with updates on the top national performances in high school cross country.

    Brandon Miles - September 13, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • XC University - En-Rolling Competition Every Weekend at Davis High

    The Davis (UT) boys and girls were back in action after last weekend dominating the Utah State Aggie Invitational. They were busy cleaning up wins again at another college hosted meet by BYU.

    Brandon Miles - September 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Missing pieces & parts doesn't slow down the Carmel Greyhound bus

    Always a meet that teams in Indiana get excited for as runners across the board post PR's and season bests on this fast 5K course.  The Brown County Eagle Classic featured the nationally ranked Carmel boys and girls as while neither team appeared to be at full strength as the boys finished second behind Columbus North, the Carmel girls without their top two runners in Harris sisters (Haley and Kelsey) did not skip a beat placing 5 runners in the top 15 places for a winning team score of 37 points.

    Brandon Miles - September 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Coach Westphal has Hinsdale Central boys as heavy hitters in Illinois again

    Video interview with plenty of insight from Hinsdale Central (IL) boys coach Jim Westphal after his defending Illinois 3A state champion squad and US top 25 ranked squad put together an impressive team victory at the First to the Finish Line Invitational in Peoria on Saturday.

    Brandon Miles - September 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Guess who is back in action? The XC team they simply call F-M

    Perfect score performances from both the US #1 ranked Fayetteville-Manlius girls and their US #2 male counterparts at the VVS Invitational. 

    Brandon Miles - September 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Anderson still goes fast w/o Dressel, Mountain View stuns WA's North Central & Kamiakin

    Defending Washington state champion and top Nike Cross Nationals individual returnee Tanner Anderson bolted out to a 14:55 3 mile in his XC season opener and more impressively did it without competition as there no Anderson-John Dressel showdown as hoped for with the 2013 Foot Locker Nationals runner-up Dressel out due to ACT testing. The Mountain View boys (125 pts) of Idaho pulled off a massive upset in defeating both US top 10 ranked squads from Washington in North Central (2nd, 146 pts) and Kamiakin (3rd, 157 pts),

    Brandon Miles - September 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Soph on Rise: Davidson takes down Knights Crossing record by 24 seconds

    E.C. Glass sophomore Libby Davidson had a incredible runaway individual victory with her time of 17:36 becoming her new 5K PR, but more importantly shattering the meet record by 24 seconds at the Knights Crossing Invitational! The defending Virginia 4A state champ is definitely a runner to look out for on the rise as a potential Foot Locker Nationals qualifier out of the South Region.

    Brandon Miles - September 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Meet the Hill known as Motha Cussa in Utah

    The Herriman Invitational course has an epic hill on its 3 mile layout known affectionately as the "Motha Cussa". US #3 ranked American Fork boys rolled, while Lucy Biles and Herriman girls defended their hilly home course with sweeping of individual and team title on Friday.

    Brandon Miles - September 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Alhamra (14:58) & Gregory (17:16) crush Liberty Bell, but Monarch girls...WOW!

    Fort Collins sophomore Lauren Collins smoked a 17:16 5K on Friday at the Liberty Bell Invitational in Colorado, which puts her as the second fastest in the country. Meanwhile, her nationally ranked team as well as Cherry Creek both got bull rushed by the Monarch girls who took down both US top 25 ranked teams in decisive fashion with their team tally of 53 points putting 5 runners in the top 15 places with a time range from 17:55 to 18:32. 

    Brandon Miles - September 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Belf leads Birmingham Seaholm to commanding win at Michigan State

    Audrey Belf has shown her dominance in this young season.  She captured another win on Friday with a 17:32 performance at the Michigan State Playmakers Invite and was happily greeted by her teammate just over 20 seconds later as Rachel Dadamio (17:54) of Birmingham Seaholm finishes with the 1-2 punch. The US #17 girls took home the team victory by a margin of more than 80 points.

    Jimmy Stevenson - September 12, 2014 - Comment
  • Jesse Reiser RISES to top with nation's fastest time, among the Illinois greats?

    The nation's leader (14:53) preps for The First to the Finish tomorrow in Peoria, IL and Jimmy catches up with him about his outstanding early season performance, summer training, being a potential big name among the greats in Illinois, and much more. Jimmy takes Jesse on in a Skype Challenge as well!

    Jimmy Stevenson - September 12, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Meets on Tap for 9/13 Weekend

    With extremely hot weather lately in landlocked Austin, B Miles and Jimmy begin to start wishing they lived closer to water to cool off as they look at the top national meets on tap located around some of the greatest bodies of water in the United States. 

    Brandon Miles - September 11, 2014 - Comment
  • The History of CBA XC is Found in One Man's File Cabinets

    Flotrack's Gordon Mack payed a visit this week to our preseason US #1 ranked boys cross country team in Christian Brothers Academy of Lincroft, New Jersey to film a workout. Also during that visit, CBA coach Tom Heath showed off his impressive collection of records and team history that he has kept during his 45 years of coaching. 

    Brandon Miles - September 11, 2014 - Comment
  • Recipe to Amazing Highlights Video: XC Meet, Under The Lights, & Aerial Drone Camera

    What happens when you film a XC meet under the lights with an aerial drone camera? Well the end result is arguably one of the best cross country meet highlights video ever as can be watched in the above video produced by Augustana College (SD) from their Augustana Twilight meet hosted last weekend in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    Brandon Miles - September 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Desert Vista Workout Wednesday (WOW)

    Desert Vista High School coach Jeff Messer, takes us through a summer workout before the start of the cross country season. Desert Vista, located in Phoenix, Arizona, has one of the top girls' programs in the country and was ranked 8th in MileSplit's preseason national rankings.

    - September 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Future Stars Spotlight: Aubrey Argyle

    She has been knocking on the door of a US top 25 national ranking in the early stages of this cross country season. No need to rush as Davis (UT) High School sophomore Audrey Argyle still has lot of high school left to move up in that group as one of the sport's future stars nationally. The #1 runner for the US #15 ranked Davis girls, check out our interview below with Argyle as part of the Future Stars series presented by Hoka One One. 

    Brandon Miles - September 10, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Who's #1? Boys Individuals (9/9)

    We break down some of the top national individual boys risers and performers over the first few weeks of the 2014 high school cross country season. This newest "Who's #1" all builds into our latest update to the national top 25 rankings.

    Jimmy Stevenson - September 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Boys XC Team of the Week #2 (9/6)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Team Performance of the Week #2 (Monday, September 1st through Saturday, September 6th). The following boys cross country teams had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. Voting ends on Thursday, September 11th at 8 PM ET.

    Brandon Miles - September 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Girls XC Team of the Week #2 (9/6)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Team Performance of the Week #2 (Monday,September 1st through Saturday, September 6th). The following girls cross country teams had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. Voting ends on Thursday, September 11th at 8 PM ET.

    Brandon Miles - September 09, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • 14:53 for 3.1 miles is fast right? Mantz & Reiser elevate national rankings

    The latest top 25 national boys individual XC rankings as of September 8th as part of the Saucony Flo50. 14:53 for 3.1 miles is fast right? Well Conner Mantz from Utah and Jesse Reiser from Illinois certainly define fast with their recent national leading 5K performances. 

    Brandon Miles - September 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Future Stars Spotlight: Macy Heinz

    What is about the Dakotas and having girls that can do it all? A few years back, North Dakota had an athlete by the name of Laura Roesler winning state track titles in the sprints to along with state titles in cross country. Today, South Dakota has an athlete in Ipswich High School sophomore Macy Heinz who has already claimed a double digit number of state titles since her 7th grade year in distances ranging from the 100 meter dash to 1600 meter run. 

    Brandon Miles - September 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Who's #1? Girls Individuals (9/8)

    After the first several weeks of high school cross country meets, it is time to start to shake up our top 8 national rankings in the second edition of Who's #1 for girls individuals. The changes all start at the top with a new US #1 after some huge breaking news occured the day after our preseason video was produced.

    Brandon Miles - September 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Boys XC Performer of Week #3 (9/6)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Performer of the Week #3 (Monday, September 1st through Saturday, September 6th meets). The following boys had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and races this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. Voting ends on Thursday, September 11 at 8 PM ET.

    Brandon Miles - September 08, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • Vote for National Girls XC Performer of Week #3 (9/6)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Performer of the Week #3 (Monday, September 1st through Saturday, September 6th meets). The following girls had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and races this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. 

    Brandon Miles - September 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Allie Ostrander & Destiny Collins moving on up among nation's best girls

    The latest Saucony Flo 50 national girls individual cross country rankings as of Monday, September 8th and part of Saucony Flo 50. With Alaska state champ Allie Ostrander's 16:40 5K and Great Oak (CA) #1 runner Destiny Collins' 15:58 3 mile performances last weekend, both distance girls found themselves as among the biggest risers from their preseason rankings.

    Brandon Miles - September 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Weekly XC Results Around America (9/1-9/6)

    You can find all the high school meet results across the country on MileSplit by checking out all the individual state sites which the events are held in, but why not find them all in one place for all 50 states? Results from high school cross country meets held between Monday, September 1st through Saturday, September 6th, 2014. 

    Brandon Miles - September 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Girls Teams in Nation (9/6)

    A list of the top 50 fastest girls cross country teams in the country based on the average season best times of the team's top 5 runners. Broken down by 3 of the common cross country distances run nationally starting with a top 50 list for 5K states as well as top 25 lists for the 3 mile and 4K states.

    Brandon Miles - September 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Boys Teams in Nation (9/6)

    A list of the top 50 fastest boys cross country teams in the country based on season best 5K times. 

    Brandon Miles - September 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Boys Times in Nation (9/6)

    A list of the top 50 fastest boys cross country 5K times in the nation through September 6th meets according to performances in the MileSplit database. 

    Brandon Miles - September 07, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Girls Times in Nation (9/6)

    A list of the top 50 fastest girls cross country 5K times in the nation through September 6th meets according to performances in the MileSplit database.

    Brandon Miles - September 07, 2014 - Comment
  • No slowing down for Allie Ostrander - 16:40 5K!

    Allie Ostrander is not slowing down at all. After running a nation's best 16:44 5K two weeks ago, the Kenai Central (AK) senior topped that performance with another remarkable 5K time of 16:40 at the Palmer Invitational on Saturday. 

    Brandon Miles - September 07, 2014 - Comment
  • 9/6 High School XC Weekend Recap

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of September 6th. Check back all weekend long with updates on the top national performances in high school cross country.

    Brandon Miles - September 07, 2014 - 5 Comments
  • Paul Roberts & Zach Alhamra forgot they were not running at sea level

    US #9 ranked Katie Rainsberger of Air Academy (CO) improved upon her 18:09 win from the 2013 St. Vrain Invitational on Saturday with a 18:01 victory. The boys race had much more drama and suspense at race's end between Paul Roberts of Lyons and Zachary Alhamra of Pine Creek. Two of the best boys in the state of Colorado fought with each other for first place until the very end with Roberts having the superior speed and kick as a 4:20 miler to run a very swift PR time of 15:17.

    Brandon Miles - September 07, 2014 - Comment
  • The best team in the South comes from... not Texas. Try Oklahoma.

    Carter Blunt (Frisco Independence) kept up his winning ways with an even faster time in a shade over 15 minutes for 5K at the Southlake Carroll Invitational. In bigger news, the Jenks boys from Oklahoma knocked off the US top 10 ranked Southlake Carroll (TX) boys on their home course for the win. 

    Brandon Miles - September 07, 2014 - Comment
  • La Salle Academy boys & girls make STRONG opening statements

    The US #7 ranked La Salle Academy boys and their girls squad made a strong opening statement at the Injury Fund X-C Carnival in Burrilville, Rhode Island on Saturday Morning with perfect score 15 point performances from both teams. 

    Brandon Miles - September 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Stephen Mugeche blisters 15:14 5K, Grace Klausen US #1 14:12 4K in Kansas

    Stephen Mugeche, a senior at Blue Springs High School in Missouri, blistered the course at the Greg Wilson Classic in Kansas to run one of the faster times in the country this season with a 15:14 victory. Meanwhile, the girls race winner saw the US #1 time posted for the 4K distance with Blue Springs South senior Grace Klausen dropping a remarkable 75 seconds from her 2013 win at the Greg Wilson Classic with her nation leading time of 14:12. 

    Brandon Miles - September 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Abert 15:21 course record, Sheva wins highly anticipated duel at PTXC

    In a duel between two girls who have run around 4:50 in the mile and among the top cross country runners in the Northeast, Pennridge's Marissa Sheva was able to pull away from Cumberland Valley's Mady Clahane for a 9 second win with her final time of 18:48

    Brandon Miles - September 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Tamagno & US #20 Brea Olinda (CA) boys come out firing on all cylinders

    Austin Tamagno and the US #20 ranked Brea Olinda boys of California came out firing on all cylinders in their first meet of the season at the Cal Poly Ponoma Bronco Invitational. Tamagno, ranked US #9 individually, won the 3 mile race in a swift 14:59 performance and his teammates did work behind him grabbing 7 of the next 8 places and all under 16 minutes.

    Brandon Miles - September 06, 2014 - Comment
  • McGorty & Swaak start out as best XC harriers in NOVA

    Chantilly's Ryan McGorty, one of the top cross country returners from the state of Virginia, won the historic Monroe Parker Invitational to become the third in his family to win at Burke Lake Park with his time of 15:02 following in footsteps of older brother Sean McGorty and mom Vicki Verinder. 

    Brandon Miles - September 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Hinsdale Central boys & Glenbard West girls not ready to give up being #1 in Illinois

    Defending Illinois 3A state champions in the Hinsdale Central boys and Glenbard West girls showed they are not ready to give up the #1 spot in their state with their team wins at the Hornet Red Devil Invitational.

    Brandon Miles - September 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Andrew Hunter (US #10) runs steamy 15:27 5K in VA

    After a super sophomore year, Andrew Hunter of Loudoun Valley (VA) began his season on Saturday as the US #10 ranked runner at the Great Meadow Invitational, which is held on the same venue for the Virginia state meet. The 2014 Penn Relays 3K champ Hunter blazed the course on a hot and humid morning in Virginia with a 15:27 win.

    Brandon Miles - September 06, 2014 - Comment
  • A power shift in Colorado: US #11 Cherry Creek takes down US #4 Fort Collins girls

    In a battle between two US top 15 ranked teams from the state of Colorado, the US #11 ranked squad Cherry Creek (33 pts) upset the US #4 ranked Fort Collins (52 pts) in Cherry Creek's home invitational meet on Friday. Fort Collins was racing without their #2 runner Devyn Miller (out due to illness), but Cherry Creek was actually missing their #1 runner in Jordyn Colter (on a recruting trip),  so with both teams having 6 of their top 7 on Friday, Cherry Creek still looks like they would have been the better team on this day regardless.

    Brandon Miles - September 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Conner Mantz 14:53 5K! Davis squads double up dominate at Aggie Invite

    We now have a tie for the nation's leading time for boys in the 5K now after US #3 ranked Conner Mantz of Sky View High School in Utah matched the performance posted last week by Illinois state champ Jesse Reiser with his sizzling 14:53 victory at the Aggie Invitational on Friday afternoon hosted by Utah State University. 

    Brandon Miles - September 05, 2014 - Comment
  • US #20 Christina Aragon lowers winning time in home invite (17:09 3M)

    US #20 ranked Christina Aragon from Billings High School opened with a 17:09 three mile win in her hometown invitational to successfully repeat as the meet winner on a hot Friday race in Montana. ‚ÄčIn the boys race, Hunter Davila of Kelly Walsh High School in Wyoming dueled it out with in-state rival Brody Smith of Cody High School. Davila was able to pull away late in the race for a winning time of 15:11 .

    Brandon Miles - September 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Destiny Collins 15:58 for 3 Miles!

    Great Oak (CA) junior Destiny Collins started her 2014 cross country season on fire. She blazed a 15:58 3 mile at the Seaside Invitational on Friday afternoon in Ventura, California! Ranked #14 in the United States by MileSplit, Collins broke the old course record by a whopping 37 seconds.

    Brandon Miles - September 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Cream of the Crop Girls from the Northeast (9/5)

    MileSplit's Top 15 XC Girls Individuals for the Foot Locker Northeast Region states as of September 5th.

    Brandon Miles - September 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Audrey Belf & Seaholm girls put together a perfect score opener

    US #4 ranked Audrey Belf (pictured above by Pat Davey) and her US #17 ranked Birmingham Seaholm squad of Michigan started their season on Thursday at the Early Bird Invitational. It was a complete domination as their team took the top 6 places for a perfect score of 15 as they were individually led by Belf winning in a US #3 5K time of 17:33, while teammate Rachel Dadamio was rolling herself with her runner-up time of 18:13. 

    Brandon Miles - September 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Carmel girls reload from last year, Carmel boys built for future

    The Hamilton County Invitational on Tuesday was a good indicator of where the nationally ranked Carmel boys and girls of Indiana are at this point of the season. That position is looking very formidable. 

    Brandon Miles - September 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Gear Geek Review on Saucony Carrera XC

    We review the new, and very fast, Saucony Carrera XC! Let us know what you think!

    Brandon Miles - September 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Meets on Tap for 9/6 Weekend

    Jimmy and Brandon preview the national meets on tap (and also give a weather report) this weekend in a Texas thunderstorm.

    Brandon Miles - September 04, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Allie Ostrander of Alaska: Top in nation, point guard, mountain racer

    Get to know Allie Ostrander! From mountain racing to building confidence to her desire to be a starting center but settling for point guard in basketball, this Alaska native is ready to tackle her senior year with tenacity. Also, she battles Jimmy in a classic game of 'two truths and a lie.' 

    Jimmy Stevenson - September 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Alana Hadley Video Diary #1: "I Need to Figure This Out!"

    Video Diary #1: "I need to figure this out!" of North Carolina teenage marathoner (2016 Olympic Trials qualifier with 2 hours 41 minute best) Alana Hadley. In her first video diary of several to come over the coming year on Flotrack and MileSplit, Hadley will be having a gopro camera to document her daily training, races, and everyday life. 

    Brandon Miles - September 04, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Cream of the Crop Boys from the South (9/3)

    MileSplit's Top 15 XC Boys Individuals for the Foot Locker South Region states as of September 3rd. Breaking up the country into four regions, these top 15 individual lists will be updated monthly on the first week of every month.

    Brandon Miles - September 03, 2014 - Comment
  • Cream of the Crop Girls from the South (9/3)

    MileSplit's Top 15 XC Girls Individuals for the Foot Locker South Region states as of September 3rd. Breaking up the country into four regions, these top 15 individual lists will be updated monthly on the first week of every month.

    Brandon Miles - September 03, 2014 - Comment
  • Watch Mikey Brannigan's Story Captivate a Nation

    Great national feature and story by NBC Nightly News on Mikey Brannigan, the US top 10 ranked cross country runner and sub 4:10 miler from Northport High School in New York, who has overcome being born with autism to excel in running, academics, and more importantly life.

    Brandon Miles - September 02, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Small but Mighty, Monsterous KICK

    A kick like none other from an unlikely suspect.

    Jimmy Stevenson - September 02, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • Future Stars of XC - 10 Best Returning Sophomore Boys in Nation

    Check out our pre-season list of the top 10 sophomore XC boys returning in the nation from the class of 2017 for this coming fall as part of the Hoka One One Future Stars series.

    Brandon Miles - September 02, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Saucony Flo50: The Hub for High School XC Rankings

    September 2nd marks the launch date of the hub for Saucony Flo 50 High School XC Rankings.

    Brandon Miles - September 02, 2014 - Comment
  • Weekly XC Results Around America (8/25-8/31)

    You can find all the high school meet results across the country on MileSplit by checking out all the individual state sites which the events are held in, but why not find them all in one place for all 50 states? Results from high school cross country meets held between Monday, August 25th through Saturday, August 30th, 2014.

    Brandon Miles - September 02, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Boys XC Team of the Week #1 (8/30)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Team Performance of the Week #1 (Monday, August 25th through Saturday, August 30th). The following 10 boys cross country teams from 9 different states had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. Voting ends on Thursday, September 4th at 8 PM ET.

    Brandon Miles - September 02, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Girls XC Team of the Week #1 (8/30)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Team Performance of the Week #1 (Monday, August 25th through Saturday, August 30th). The following 9 girls cross country teams from 7 different states had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. Voting ends on Thursday, September 4th at 8 PM ET.

    Brandon Miles - September 01, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Destiny Collins (CA): Summer Training Blog

    Summer training blog from Greak Oak (CA) rising junior Destiny Collins, who runs for one of the top cross country programs in the country. Collins was a California state runner-up in the 1600 and ran a 4:45 personal best this past spring along with three sub 10:20 races at the two mile/3200 meter distance. She was the top finisher for her 8th place NXN squad last December in Portland with a 34th place individual showing at Nike Cross Nationals. 

    Brandon Miles - September 01, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Boys XC Performer of Week #2 (8/30)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Performer of the Week #2 (Monday, August 25th through Saturday, August 30th meets). The following 12 boys from 11 different states had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and races this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. Voting ends on Thursday, September 4 at 8 PM ET.

    Brandon Miles - September 01, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Girls XC Performer of Week #2 (8/30)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Performer of the Week #2 (Monday, August 25th through Saturday, August 30th meets). The following 12 girls from 12 different states had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and races this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. Voting ends on Thursday, September 4 at 8 PM ET.

    Brandon Miles - September 01, 2014 - Comment
  • 8/30 High School XC Weekend Recap

    Final weekend of August and third week of cross country action in 2014 season. MileSplit US will be on-site with Brandon Miles and Jimmy Stevenson at the Marcus I Invitational with 2,220 athletes featuring some of the top runners and programs in the state of Texas.    

    Brandon Miles - September 01, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • US #9 Rainsberger & NXN top 20 finisher Alhamra tops in Colorado

    US #9 ranked Katie Rainsberger and 2013 NXN top 20 finisher Zachary Alhamra showed why they should be considered as the best from Colorado this fall in wins at the Arapahoe Invitational on Friday.

    Brandon Miles - September 01, 2014 - Comment
  • Biles back upright & Lange back home in Utah

    Lucy Biles is back up right and Dakota is back home in Utah with both winning individual titles at the Utah County Invitational on August 30th.

    Brandon Miles - September 01, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 100 XC Boys Times in Nation (8/30)

    A list of the top 100 fastest boys cross country 5K times in the nation through August 30th meets according to performances in the MileSplit database.

    Brandon Miles - September 01, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 100 XC Girls Times in Nation (8/30)

    A list of the top 100 fastest girls cross country 5K times in the nation through August 30th meets according to performances in the MileSplit database.

    Brandon Miles - September 01, 2014 - Comment
  • US #23 Lake Braddock (VA) boys open with densely packed 2 miler

    The best boys team possibly in the Southeast this season could be found at Lake Braddock High School in Northern Virginia. Last year's Virginia 6A state runners-up, Lake Braddock returns a strong core of their top runners from that team. In their first meet of the season at the =PR= Kick Off Invitational on a two mile loop at Bull Run Regional Park, the US #23 ranked Lake Braddock had four of the top five finishers in the upperclassmen race with Kevin Monogue (2nd, 10:08), Alex Corbett (3rd, 10:09), Ben Fogg (4th, 10:17), and Colin Schaefer (5th, 10:18).

    Brandon Miles - September 01, 2014 - Comment
  • Alaska XC stars Thomet & Ostrander's joint fall tour continues

    Levi Thomet and Allie Ostrander are the cross country stars of Alaska and they seem to have decided to do a joint tour together this fall. After both opened with impressive season opening times at the Tsalteshi Invite (including Ostrander's national leading 16:44 5K) last Saturday, the two nationally ranked runners came back again this weekend to be showcased in the same meet at the Kodiak Invitational.

    Brandon Miles - August 31, 2014 - Comment
  • New school & new colors, but same results from Carter Blunt

    The Marcus I Invitational lived up to the hype as one of the go to meets in the state of Texas as well as one of the top quality early season meets nationally. US #25 ranked Carter Blunt fooled us all with a new singlet and school. Redistricting of Frisco for a new high school has him now at Frisco Independence (previously at Frisco Heritage), which he looked just as fast in purple as he did in his old school colors as a 3-time state champ rolling out the top 5K time in the Texas in 15:18.

    Brandon Miles - August 31, 2014 - Comment
  • Only a minute behind boys winner? Sarah Kettel needs to switch races!

    Sarah Kettel, the junior distance runner from Capital Homeschool in Michigan, has opened her 2014 cross country season with two of the fastest times in the nation that will certainly start gaining her serious consideration for a top 25 national ranking if she continues this into meets with top competition down the road. 

    Brandon Miles - August 31, 2014 - Comment
  • Wayzata girls pack it up after French classes field in Wisconsin

    The defending Nike Cross Nationals girls champions of Wayzata had a strong opener in Wisconsin on Saturday at the Columbus Catholic Invitational. Anna French led the squad as the race winner in 19:34 on a difficult 5K course at Wildwood Park, while the remaining top five for the US #3 ranked squad ran as a pack finishing in places 6 through 9 within 1 second with times rang from 20:25 to 20:26.

    Brandon Miles - August 31, 2014 - Comment
  • Win by 74 secs & new Jungle Run course record equally standout for soph Platek

    Ragsdale (NC) sophomore Sarah Platek equally stood out in both winning the Jungle Run Night Race in North Carolina on Saturday by a significant margin of 74 seconds as well as shattering the old course record in her new personal 5K best time of 17:39.

    Brandon Miles - August 31, 2014 - Comment
  • Kate Mattox & Curt Knight turn Memphis into a Mississippi town for a night

    It was a clean sweep of individual champions for the state of Mississippi with Curtis Knight of Jackson Academy able to pull away away from defending Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic champ Camden Barrett (West Plains MO) in a 16:05 victory, while Starkville's Kate Mattox created enough separation herself to a 18:37 win. 

    Brandon Miles - August 31, 2014 - Comment
  • Jesse Reiser sub 15 minute 5K!

    US #12 ranked Jesse Reiser opened his 2014 cross country season in a big way with a sub 15 minute 5K race! The McHenry (IL) High School senior and 2013 national qualifier for NXN & Foot Locker Nationals, Reiser blazed through the McHenry County Invite in a new PR time and nation's best time of 14:53.

    Brandon Miles - August 31, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH Southlake Carroll & Carter Blunt prove why they're national class

    The Southlake Carroll Boys (US ranked #7) took home the win over Rodgers of Arkansas. The Dragons of Southlake averaged 15:55 (boys 1-5) and had a 36 second spread between its first and fifth man.

    Jimmy Stevenson - August 30, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH Marcus girls defend home turf

    Maddie Reed takes the individual win and leads the Marcus girls to a team win at their home course on Saturday at the Marcus I Invitational. Watch the 5A/6A girls varsity race video.

    Jimmy Stevenson - August 30, 2014 - Comment
  • National Preseason XC Rankings - Boys Teams

    We teased you with a top 10 watch list article and a Who's #1?" video ranking the top 10 teams in the country. Now is the time to reveal our complete preseason top 25 national rankings of the best returning boys squads in the nation for the 2014 XC season. 

    Brandon Miles - August 29, 2014 - Comment
  • Meets on Tap for 8/30 Weekend

    Jimmy and Brandon talk about some of the top meets in the country this weekend.

    Jimmy Stevenson - August 29, 2014 - Comment
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: North Central Boys (WA)

    7-time qualiifiers for the big dance known as the Nike Cross Nationals, the North Central (WA) boys had an incredible 1-2 punch last year in 2013 NXN individual champ Kai Wilmot and Washington state champ Tanner Anderson, but this year will have to learn to rely less on that front running duo with Wilmot now graduated and look to shore up the back end of their top 5 to be an even greater force. 

    Brandon Miles - August 28, 2014 - Comment
  • National Preseason XC Rankings - Girls Teams

    We teased you with a top 10 watch list article and a Who's #1?" video ranking the top 10 teams in the country. Now is the time to reveal our complete preseason top 25 national rankings of the best returning girls squads in the nation for the 2014 XC season. 

    Brandon Miles - August 28, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: Fort Collins Girls (CO)

    The Fort Collins girls of Colorado have a great history of success at NXN which should continue under new head coach Mike Callor with previous national finishes of 6th in 2013, 8th in 2012, 6th in 2011, 6th in 2010, 3rd in 2009, 7th in 2008, and 7th in 2007 to recall on. 7 straight trips to nationals and no worse than an 8th place finish. It is an easy guess what will be the worst possible NXN finish for the 2014 Fort Collins squad.  

    Brandon Miles - August 27, 2014 - Comment
  • 2014 Brooks Twilight Preview

    The Brooks Twilight happens to be one of the largest twilight cross country races in the country and every year it seems to be larger and more competitive than the previous.   The race is an early test for some of the best athletes around. 

    Ted Paduck - August 27, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Dozen Greatest Moments of Alexa Efraimson's High School Career

    Just as we were starting to get excited to see what Alexa Efraimson could possibly do to top her historic first three years of high school, Efraimson decided on Monday that she will be taking a much different path in her development onto the next level. Prior to the start of her senior year of high school, the 4:07 1500 meter runner Efraimson turned pro by signing a contract this week with Nike. Since her high school career and amateur athletic status is officially over, MileSplit is counting down Efraimson's dozen greatest high school running moments in chronological order over the last 3 years.

    Brandon Miles - August 27, 2014 - 2 Comments