Articles Archive

  • 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 - 1 Comments
  • National Preseason XC Rankings - Boys Individuals

    We teased you with a top 10 watch list article and a Who's #1 video ranking the top 7 boys cross country runners in the country. Now is the time to reveal our complete pre-season top 25 national rankings of the best boys returning in the nation for the 2014 XC season. 

    Brandon Miles - August 27, 2014 - Comment
  • Rapid Reaction on the Pro Decision by Efraimson

    Brandon Miles of MileSplit and Chris Chavez of Flotrack discuss their initial thoughts and reaction to Alexa Efraimson's decision to forgo her remaining high school and future college amateur eligibility to become a professional runner via signing a contract with Nike on Monday.

    Brandon Miles - August 26, 2014 - Comment
  • Future Stars of XC - 10 Best Returning Sophomore Girls in Nation

    Check out our pre-season list of the top 10 sophomore XC girls 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 - August 26, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • National Preseason XC Rankings - Girls Individuals

    We teased you with a top 10 watch list article and a Who's #1 video ranking the top 7 runners in the country. Now is the time to reveal our complete pre-season top 25 national rankings of the best girls returning in the nation for the 2014 XC season. 

    Brandon Miles - August 26, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • WATCH Myles Marshall win Youth Olympic Gold w/ Rudisha-esque race

    Watch Kingwood High School (TX) rising senior Myles Marshall win the finals of the boys 800 meter run at the 2014 World Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China with a "David Rudisha-esque" race as referred to by the race commentator. Marshall set an aggressive pace from the start to lead the field for the first 400 meters, before having to battle back to regain it in the last 200 meters to 1:49.14 victory and Youth Olympic Gold.  

    Brandon Miles - August 26, 2014 - Comment
  • Who's #1? Boys Pre-Season Teams

    Jimmy breaks down the top 10 pre-season ranked boys teams.

    Jimmy Stevenson - August 26, 2014 - Comment
  • Hoka One One brings you the Future Stars of XC!

    The first program of its kind to identify, recognize and award the future stars and faces of the sport, Hoka One One and MileSplit will showcase the best underclassmen runners of high school cross country this fall. 

    Brandon Miles - August 26, 2014 - 4 Comments
  • Efraimson going pro! Signs with Nike!

    Rumors are swirling on Monday night through social media that high school distance running phenom Alexa Efraimson of Camas High School in Washington may be turning pro and forgoing her senior year of high school eligibility. If the rumors turn out to be true then Efraimson would be following in a similar path as Mary Cain took this past year when she signed a contract to run professionally for Nike. 

    Brandon Miles - August 25, 2014 - Comment
  • 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 - August 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Alex Ostberg (CT): Summer Training Blog

    The fastest returning 5K runner in the country from his 14:16 victory on the track this past June at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Darien High School (CT) rising senior Alex Ostberg catches us up on his summer training building into a cross country which he hopes to claim the New England Championships title and mix it up with the best in the nation at Foot Locker Nationals after his 11th place All-American finish one year ago from San Diego.

    Brandon Miles - August 25, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Who's #1? Girls Pre-Season Teams

    Jimmy releases the pre-season team rankings (top 10) on the girls side and breaks down why those teams fall where they do.

    Jimmy Stevenson - August 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 100 XC Girls Teams in Nation (8/23)

    A list of the top 100 fastest girls cross country teams in the nation through August 23th meets according to 5K performances in the MileSplit database. Top 100 list will be continually updated throughout the season as meet results come in.

    Brandon Miles - August 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Audrey Belf (MI): Summer Training Blog

    Michigan state champion and US Junior Nationals 5K champion Audrey Belf blogs on her summer training entering her senior year of high school. The Birmingham Seaholm High School distance runner ran a 10:10 two mile in New Balance Nationals indoor runner-up finish in March and also ran a lifetime best of 4:45 for fifth place in the adidas Dream Mile.

    Brandon Miles - August 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 100 XC Boys Teams in Nation (8/23)

    A list of the top 100 fastest boys cross country teams in the nation through August 23th meets according to 5K performances in the MileSplit database. Top 100 list will be continually updated throughout the season as meet results come in.

    Brandon Miles - August 25, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH Noah Lyles become World Youth Olympic 200m Champ

    Watch T.C. Williams High School (Alexandria, VA) rising junior Noah Lyles strike gold in China and become the World Youth Olympic Games champion in the boys 200 meter dash with a 20.80 victory. The Virginia state champion sprinter was the first of two gold medals earned by Americans in Nanjing, China. 

    Brandon Miles - August 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Updates from World Youth Olympic Games

    The World Youth Olympic Games are being held for track & field from Wednesday, August 20th through Tuesday, August 26th in Nanjing, China. Find updates below of the 16 Americans who will be competing over those 6 days. 

    Brandon Miles - August 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Andrew Hunter (VA): Summer Training Blog

    Loudoun Valley High School (Purcellville, VA) rising junior Andrew Hunter is up to week 7 of his summer training for the upcoming cross country. Check out his training blog on MileSplit.

    Brandon Miles - August 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Weekly XC Results Around America (8/18-8/23)

    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 18th through Saturday, August 23rd, 2014.

    Brandon Miles - August 24, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Girls XC Performer of Week #1 (8/23)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Performer of the Week #1 (Monday, August 18th through Saturday, August 23rd meets). The following 10 girls from 10 different states had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and races this past week. Voting ends on Wednesday, August 27th at 8 PM ET.

    Brandon Miles - August 24, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Boys XC Performer of Week #1 (8/23)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Performer of the Week #1 (Monday, August 18th through Saturday, August 23rd meets). The following 11 boys from 9 different states had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and races this past week. Voting ends on Wednesday, August 27th at 8 PM ET.

    Brandon Miles - August 24, 2014 - Comment
  • 8/23 High School XC Weekend Recap

    Another very early weekend of high school cross country action on the 4th weekend of August, but more momentum is building towards when all 50 states will be back to racing this fall. On Thursday, two high quality season openers were found in Colorado on the state meet course in Colorado Springs with the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede, while big names such as Conner Mantz and Lucy Biles debuted this season at the Highland Invitational in Utah. 

    Brandon Miles - August 24, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Fastest 100 XC Girls Times in Nation (8/23)

    A list of the top 100 fastest girls cross country 5K times in the nation through August 23th meets according to performances in the MileSplit database. 

    Brandon Miles - August 24, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 100 XC Boys Times in Nation (8/23)

    A list of the top 100 fastest boys cross country 5K times in the nation through August 23th meets according to performances in the MileSplit database. Top 100 list will be continually updated throughout weekend as meet results come in. Performance or results missing? Email here.

    Brandon Miles - August 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Watch Philip Hall's 15:19 season & new team debut at McAlpine

    Watch Philip Hall at his new school of South View High School (NC) win the Providence Invitational on August 23rd at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte with the fastest 5K cross country time in the country so far this season in 15:19.

    Brandon Miles - August 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Who's #1? Pre-Season Individual Boys

    Jimmy takes a look at the top 10 pre-season ranked XC individual boys in the nation.

    Jimmy Stevenson - August 22, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • XC Spike Review on Brooks MACH16

      Buy the Brooks MACH 16 now and receive a free Beasts tee shirt

    Jimmy Stevenson - August 22, 2014 - Comment
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: Great Oak Boys (CA)

    MileSplit is going around the country talking to top coaches of the nation's best high school cross country programs for some inside info on their squad's success and what to look forward to this coming season from them.

    Oceane Maher - August 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Who's #1? Pre-Season Individual Girls

    A new series, "Who's Number One?" has just been released and the first episode highlights the pre-season top 7 ranked girls as we approach this fall.  Keep your eyes out for "Who's Number One?" episodes this season as Jimmy showcases some of the top movers and shakers for the 2014 XC season.

    Jimmy Stevenson - August 21, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Brooks Beasts Coaching Tips

    Brooks Beasts give you coaching tips!

    Jimmy Stevenson - August 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Pre-season Skype Interview with Matthew Maton

    We caught up with Matthew Maton, one of the top returners this fall, to chat about his breakthrough spring, how the summer training has been going, and waht he's looking forward to this fall and winter... also played a little hangman.

    Jimmy Stevenson - August 20, 2014 - Comment
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: Birmingham Seaholm Girls (MI)

    Pre-season scouting report on the Birmingham Seaholm High School girls cross country team of Michigan.

    Brandon Miles - August 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Tips for XC Freshmen from Flotrack

    Over the next week Flotrack is providing daily tips for freshmen cross country runners entering their first year of college as part of the Brooks Spike Night on August 21st. These tips can be just as equally useful for new freshmen runners on the high school level, so MileSplit will be sharing them as well with a new video added each day as they are released each day starting Saturday, August 16th through Wednesday, August 20th. Tune in to get special offers on Brooks Running gear. Snap a creative XC team photo for your chance to win gear for you and your team. To Enter Team Photo Contest: Tweet @Milesplit using the hashtag #MACH16

    Brandon Miles - August 20, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • 10 Boys Teams To Watch

    The following 10 high school cross country boys teams have been selected as part of our Saucony Flo 50 pre-season watch list for the upcoming season as the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the very top tier of returning squads to look out for in top national races this fall.

    Brandon Miles - August 19, 2014 - Comment
  • Conner Mantz (UT): Summer Training Blog

    Conner Mantz from Sky View High School in Utah blogs for us with summer training schedule as he returns for his senior season of cross country as a two-time Foot Locker All-American and New Balance Nationals Indoor 5K champion.

    Brandon Miles - August 19, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: Naperville North Girls (IL)

    Pre-season scouting report on the Naperville North High School girls cross country team of Illinois.

    Brandon Miles - August 19, 2014 - Comment
  • 10 Girls Teams To Watch

    The following 10 high school cross country girls teams have been chosen as part of our pre-season watch list for the upcoming season as the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the very top tier of returning squads to watch for this fall in the biggest national meets of the season (in alphabetical order). 

    Brandon Miles - August 18, 2014 - Comment
  • Lucy Biles (UT): Summer Training Blog

    First summer training blog entry from Lucy Biles, a rising senior at Herriman High School in Utah. Biles is a returning Foot Locker All-American (7th in 2013 national race) and returns to racing this fall after posting track times from this past spring of 2:11 in the 800, 4:50 in the mile, and 10:32 in the 3200.  Biles shares with us her first weeks of summer training.

    Brandon Miles - August 18, 2014 - Comment
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: Wayzata Girls (MN)

    Pre-season scouting report on a national powerhouse cross country program in the Wayzata girls of Minnesota.

    Brandon Miles - August 18, 2014 - Comment
  • Stephanie Jenks grabs silver in World Youth Olympic Games triathlon

    In her second time representing the United States this summer after racing the 3K at the World Junior Track & Field Championships at the end of July in Oregon, Iowa high school distance runner and triathlete Stephanie Jenks earned the silver medal with a runner-up finish in the triathlon competition at the World Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on Saturday.

    Brandon Miles - August 17, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: Davis (UT)

    Pre-season scouting report on the Davis High School boys and girls cross country teams of Utah.

    Brandon Miles - August 16, 2014 - Comment
  • 8/16 High School XC Weekend Recap

    Very early high school cross country action this weekend with Ohio and Alaska both holding start of season invitationals on the courses which they will finish the season in state meet course preview races. Coverage central and recaps of all the high school XC action nationally on August 16th, 2014.

    Brandon Miles - August 16, 2014 - Comment
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: Christian Brothers Academy (NJ)

    Pre-season scouting report on last year's NXN runner-up team, Christian Brothers Academy of Lincroft, New Jersey.

    Jimmy Stevenson - August 16, 2014 - Comment
  • Will Fast Track Times Translate into XC Glory for These 50 Girls Teams?

    Performances during the spring in outdoor track can be a great indicator of how cross country teams will perform in the fall. We look at the top 50 best girls programs in country based on their returnees times on the track in the 3200 and 1600 meter run. 

    Brandon Miles - August 15, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: Wayzata Boys (MN)

    Pre-season scouting report on a national powerhouse cross country program in the Wayzata boys of Minnesota.

    Jimmy Stevenson - August 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Brooks Spike Night (8/21) & XC Freshmen Tips Coming!

    The Brooks Spike Night will be on Thursday, August 21st! Tune in over the next week on Flotrack and MileSplit to get special offers on Brooks Running gear as well as get useful new runner tips videos for incoming XC freshmen!

    Brandon Miles - August 14, 2014 - Comment
  • 10 Boys XC Runners To Watch

    The following 10 high school cross country boys have been selected as our Saucony Flo 50 pre-season watch list for the upcoming season as the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the very top tier of returning distance runners to look out for in top national races this fall.

    Brandon Miles - August 14, 2014 - Comment
  • Lyles brothers aim to conquer the World in 2014 Summer Tour

    It has been a red, white, and blue summer for the Lyles brothers of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. 

    Brandon Miles - August 13, 2014 - Comment
  • 10 Girls XC Runners To Watch

    Who are the top 10 high school girls in the nation that we are most excited to watch compete this season in cross country? See below who we think is the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the very top tier of returning distance runners to watch for this fall in the biggest national meets of the season.

    Brandon Miles - August 13, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: La Salle Academy (RI)

    Pre-season scouting report on a national powerhouse cross country program in the La Salle Academy boys of Rhode Island.

    Brandon Miles - August 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Will Fast Track Times Translate into XC Glory for These 50 Boys Teams?

    Performances during the spring in outdoor track can be a great indicator of how cross country teams will perform in the fall. We look at the top 50 best boys programs in country based on their returnees times on the track in the 3200 and 1600 meter run. 

    Brandon Miles - August 13, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Inaugural State-by-State USTFCCCA High School Track & Field Coach of the Year Winners Announced

    The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Tuesday the state-by-state winners of its inaugural High School Coach of the Year award.

    - August 12, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: American Fork (UT)

    Pre-season scouting report on a national powerhouse cross country program in the American Fork boys of Utah.

    Brandon Miles - August 11, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: Central Catholic (OR)

    Pre-season scouting report on a national powerhouse cross country program in the Central Catholic boys of Oregon.

    Brandon Miles - August 11, 2014 - Comment
  • Kaylin Whitney & Kendal Williams voted as US HS T&F Athletes of the Year

    After a total of 493 tweet outs, 2,550 facebook likes/shares, 14,485 votes, and 32,409 page views over the past week, the high school track & field community has spoken. Kaylin Whitney of East Ridge High School and Kendal Williams of Stanton Prep, both sprinters from Florida, have been fan selected as MileSplit's 2014 US High School Track & Field Athletes of the Year. 

    Brandon Miles - August 10, 2014 - Comment
  • XC National Powerhouses Scouting Report: Southlake Carroll (TX)

    Pre-season scouting report on a national powerhouse cross country program in Southlake Carroll High School of Texas.

    Brandon Miles - August 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Adventurous First Week for Jimmy at MileSplit HQ

    Newest member of the MileSplit US national coverage team Jimmy Stevenson walks us through his first week at Flo HQ in Austin, TX.

    - August 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning Boys XC Teams in NXN Northeast Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning boys cross country teams within the states of the NXN Northeast Region including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

    Brandon Miles - August 09, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning Girls XC Teams in NXN Northeast Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning girls cross country teams within the states of the NXN Northeast Region including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

    Brandon Miles - August 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning Girls XC Teams in NXN Midwest Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning girls cross country teams within the states of the NXN Midwest Region including Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio.

    Brandon Miles - August 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning Boys XC Teams in NXN Midwest Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning boys cross country teams within the states of the NXN Midwest Region including Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri.

    Brandon Miles - August 08, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning Girls XC Teams in NXN Heartland Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning girls cross country teams within the states of the NXN Heartland Region including Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

    Brandon Miles - August 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Who are the fastest XC boys coming back for each state?

    A list of the top 50 fastest returning boys cross country runners by state for the upcoming 2014 fall season.

    Brandon Miles - August 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Who are the fastest XC girls coming back for each state?

    A list of the top 50 fastest returning girls cross country runners by state for the upcoming 2014 fall season.

    Brandon Miles - August 06, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Brooks names Mira Costa's Renee Williams-Smith as Inspiring Coach of the Year

    Four decades ago, then-student Renee Williams-Smith was unsatisfied by the absence of a girls’ cross country program at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif., so she stitched her own uniform to run with the boys. Years later, Williams-Smith again blazed a trail for female runners in Southern California by returning to the school where she famously bucked convention and launching Mira Costa’s girls’ cross country program. Today, Brooks Running Company recognizes her work and dedication by crowning Williams-Smith the 2014 Inspiring Coach of the Year.

    - August 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning Boys XC Teams in NXN Heartland Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning boys cross country teams within the states of the NXN Heartland Region including Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

    Brandon Miles - August 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning Girls XC Teams in NXN Southwest Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning girls cross country teams within the states of the NXN Southwest Region including Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.

    Brandon Miles - August 05, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning Boys XC Teams in NXN Southwest Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning boys cross country teams within the states of the NXN Southwest Region including Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.

    Brandon Miles - August 05, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Welcome to a New Video Age for MileSplit - Meet Jimmy Stevenson

    MileSplit welcomes a new associate producer for our national site (MileSplit US) in Jimmy Stevenson, who expects to bring an added and improved video dimension to the website covering the sports of high school cross and track & field.

    - August 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning Girls XC Teams in NXN Northwest Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning girls cross country teams within the states of the NXN Northwest Region including Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. 

    Brandon Miles - August 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning Boys XC Teams in NXN Northwest Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning boys cross country teams within the states of the NXN Northwest Region including Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. 

    - August 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Dani Jones (AZ): Summer Training Blog

    Follow along with the summer training blog of Arizona state champion Dani Jones from Desert Vista High School in Phoenix as she prepares for her upcoming senior year of cross country season after an 11th grade year that included a 4:43 PR performance in the adidas Dream Mile and 15th place finish at the Nike Cross Nationals. 

    Brandon Miles - August 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for US High School Track & Field Boys Athlete of the Year

    MileSplit is leaving it up to you to decide who was the best high school track & field boys athlete for the 2014 season in the entire United States!  Select between 8 high school stars among the best in the nation from their respective track & field disciplines. Voting closes on Sunday, August 10th at 5 PM!

    Brandon Miles - August 03, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • Vote for US High School Track & Field Girls Athlete of the Year

    MileSplit is leaving it up to you to decide who was the best high school track & field girls athlete for the 2014 season in the entire United States!  Select between 8 high school stars among the best in the nation from their respective track & field disciplines. Voting closes on Sunday, August 10th at 5 PM!

    Brandon Miles - August 03, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Time for State Associations to Evolve with Today's High School Elites

    Editorial piece based on the decision of the Iowa state association to declare state 800 meter record holder Kaley Ciluffo ineligible from competition due to competing in too many meets over the past year with collegiate competition, which ultimately led to her high school having to give up their state track championship team trophy. 

    Brandon Miles - August 02, 2014 - 17 Comments
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning XC Boys Teams in NXN South Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning boys cross country teams within the states of the NXN South Regional including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.

    Brandon Miles - August 02, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning XC Girls Teams in NXN South Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning girls cross country teams within the states of the NXN South Regional including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.  List is generated by using the average time of the top 5 returnees on each team from their 2013 XC season 5K bests. Note that these are not subjective rankings, which we will produce during the season, but a guide to show some of the top teams coming back in the region.

    Brandon Miles - August 01, 2014 - Comment
  • High School Highlights from AAU Junior Olympic Games

    High school highlights from the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa held July 26th through August 2nd. 

    Brandon Miles - July 31, 2014 - Comment
  • Not your ordinary running camp - NJ XC teams train with Navy Seals

    Always looking for a new way to motivate and train his Bergen Catholic and Immaculate Heart teams, John Downey had the idea of sending his runners to work with the Navy SEALs, but not just for a day. He wanted them to get a real taste of their training and their life. (via NorthJersey.com)

    Brandon Miles - July 31, 2014 - Comment
  • LIVE Results from AAU Junior Olympic Games

    Live results and updates from the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games being held July 26th through August 2nd at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Brandon Miles - July 31, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning XC Girls Teams in NXN Southeast Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning girls cross country teams within the states of the NXN Southeast Regional including Alabama, DC, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

    Brandon Miles - July 31, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 Fastest Returning XC Boys Teams in NXN Southeast Region

    A list of the top 25 fastest returning boys cross country teams within the states of the NXN Southeast Regional including Alabama, DC, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

    Brandon Miles - July 31, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Fastest Returning Girls in Foot Locker West Region

    The fastest returning girls runners within the Foot Locker West Region for the upcoming 2014 cross country season between the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

    Brandon Miles - July 30, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest Returning Boys in Foot Locker West Region

    The fastest returning boys runners within the Foot Locker West Region for the upcoming 2014 cross country season between the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

    Brandon Miles - July 30, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest Returning Girls in Foot Locker Midwest Region

    The fastest returning girls runners within the Foot Locker Midwest Region for the upcoming 2014 cross country season between the states of Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

    Brandon Miles - July 30, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Fastest Returning Boys in Foot Locker Midwest Region

    The fastest returning boys runners within the Foot Locker Midwest Region for the upcoming 2014 cross country season between the states of Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

    Brandon Miles - July 30, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest Returning Girls in Foot Locker Northeast Region

    The fastest returning girls runners within the Foot Locker Northeast Region for the upcoming 2014 cross country season between the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington DC.

    Brandon Miles - July 30, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest Returning Boys in Foot Locker Northeast Region

    The fastest returning boys runners within the Foot Locker Northeast Region for the upcoming 2014 cross country season between the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington DC.

    Brandon Miles - July 30, 2014 - Comment
  • AAU Junior Olympic Games - Boys Performance List

    Performance list for the boys events at the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games being held this week in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Brandon Miles - July 30, 2014 - Comment
  • AAU Junior Olympic Games - Girls Performance List

    Performance list for the girls events at the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games being held this week in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Brandon Miles - July 29, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest Returning Girls in Foot Locker South Region

    The fastest returning girls runners within the Foot Locker South Region for the upcoming 2014 cross country season between the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

    Brandon Miles - July 29, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest Returning Boys in Foot Locker South Region

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    Brandon Miles - July 29, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • From False Start to Golden Ending: The Meteoric Rise Of Trentavis Friday

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    Brandon Miles - July 27, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • WATCH U.S. Men's 4x400 Maintain Old Dominion Over World

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    Brandon Miles - July 27, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH U.S. Junior Women's 4x400 win World Title in 3:30!

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