Articles Archive

  • #XCBEAST Boys of 10/18 Weekend

    #XCBEAST boys performances from the October 18th weekend.

    Brandon Miles - October 21, 2014 - Comment
  • #XCBEAST Girls of 10/18 Weekend

    #XCBEAST girls performances from the October 18th weekend.

    Brandon Miles - October 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Run Junkie HS: NXN News, College Commits, & Championship Season Ahead

    Jimmy gives the low down on all the XC action across America.

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Debalsi debuts, Ostberg destroys at Connecticut County Meet!

    Two of the nation's best cross country runners reside in one county in the small state of Connecticut with both 2013 Foot Locker Nationals runner-up Hannah Debalsi of Staples and 2014 New Balance Nationals Outdoor 5K champ Alex Ostberg of Darien reigning from Fairfield County, which held their rescheduled county championship meet on Monday at Waveny Park in New Canaan. 

    Brandon Miles - October 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 200 XC Boys Times in Nation (10/18)

    A list of the top 200 fastest boys 5K performances currently in MileSplit national database through the October 18th weekend of meets.

    Brandon Miles - October 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 200 XC Girls Times in Nation (10/18)

    A list of the top 200 fastest girls 5K performances currently in MileSplit national database through the October 18th weekend of meets

    Brandon Miles - October 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Tamagno leads Brea Olinda to an Orange County Title

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of October 18th. (via MileSplit)

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 19, 2014 - Comment
  • Lindsay Billings lives up to her billing at Coach Wood

    In annually one of the most competitive meets found in the state of Georgia at the Coach Wood Invitational in Gainesville, Northview junior Lindsay Billings lived up to her billing as arguably the best in her state and one of the fastest this fall in the entire Southeast with a dominant 24 second margin of victory over another Georgia best in Morgan Isle (2nd, 18:24) of Marist. Billings crossed the line in a meet record performance of 18 minutes flat.

    Brandon Miles - October 19, 2014 - Comment
  • Pompilj erupts at Brown over Rutto!

    Marco Pompilj of the Collegiate School (NY) scored a major win over nationally ranked Edwin Rutto of Benedict's Prep (NJ) at the Brown Invitational in Rhode Island on Saturday. Coming down the final straightaway, both Pompilj and Rutto had the finish line and win in sight, but the 4:13 miler Pompilj had the better wheels to clock a 5K personal best of 14:56 for the win and Rutto right behind him in a PR as well at 14:57 for second. 

    Brandon Miles - October 19, 2014 - Comment
  • Libby Davidson continues path to Balboa with dominant win at MileStat Invite

    In Virginia's last major invitational race before championship season, it was a pair of Hilltoppers who conquered the hilly course at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Libby Davidson and Peter Seufer were just two of many state title favorites or hopefuls that competed at the 2014 MileStat.com XC Invite.

    Brandon Miles - October 19, 2014 - Comment
  • Andrew Hunter breaks own meet record by nearly 30 seconds!

    Saucony Flo50 ranked #6 Andrew Hunter ran his second sub 15 5K of the season with a 14:54 win at the Third Battle Invitational in Winchester, Virginia on Saturday. Hunter was a class ahead of the field winning by a margin of 36 seconds and breaking his own course/meet record by nearly 30 seconds.

    Brandon Miles - October 19, 2014 - Comment
  • Arizona's best Carlos Villarreal wins with authority yet again

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of October 18th. (via MileSplit)

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 19, 2014 - Comment
  • 10/18 High School XC Weekend Recap

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of October 18th.

    Brandon Miles - October 19, 2014 - Comment
  • Some Fast Pennsylvania Conference Meet Action

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of October 18th. (via MileSplit)

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 18, 2014 - Comment
  • Olin Hacker dominates Wisconsin conference with sub 15

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of October 18th. (via MileSplit)

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 18, 2014 - Comment
  • The Montana Star decides to stay in state for college

    One of the best runners to come out of Montana, Makena Morley, decides to keep her talents in her home state as she commits to run for the University of Montana. We caught up with the US #12 runner to ask her a bit about the recruiting process and her reactions after the big decision.

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 18, 2014 - Comment
  • WN1: Girls Teams mid way through the season

    Jimmy breaks down the top girls teams in the nation mid way through the season.

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 17, 2014 - Comment
  • Friday Focus: Audrey Belf

    The second edition of Friday Focus features Michigan's Audrey Belf. The US #6 senior from Birmingham Seaholm won the 5k Junior National title this summer and remains undefeated this season. As the post-season heats up look for Belf to challenge for some Michigan state records and compete for another national title.

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 17, 2014 - Comment
  • A high school star in Illinois, Reiser looks to be college stud next for Fighting Illini

    US top 10 ranked runner and returning Foot Locker Nationals and Nike Cross Nationals qualifier Jesse Reiser of McHenry High School in Illinois is one of the first big names of the 2015 national class to have made his college decision known. The sub 9 minute two miler Reiser has decided to not leave his home state and will be racing for the Fighting Illini at the University of Illinois next fall.

    Brandon Miles - October 16, 2014 - Comment
  • Future Stars of XC - Standouts at Midseason

    Jimmy highlights some standout underclassmen half way through the sesason. Future Stars of XC is presented to you by HOKA One One.

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 16, 2014 - Comment
  • WN1 Boys Teams: Craziest ranking changes to date!

    The past two weeks have produced the most unexpected and wildly exciting changes in the Saucony Flo 50 rankings, specifically the boys Teams.

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 16, 2014 - Comment
  • Nike Cross Nationals is Moving to New Course!

    Since 2004 the Nike Cross Nationals has brought the fastest high school cross country teams and athletes in the country to Portland, Oregon to compete for the ultimate prize – a national championship. In its 11th year, the Nike Cross Nationals will be contested for the first time ever at Glendoveer Golf Course.

    - October 16, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Girls Teams in Nation - Week #8

    A list of the top 50 fastest girls cross country teams in the country as of October 11th based on the average season best times of the team's top 5 runners.

    Brandon Miles - October 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Can't Sleep on New York Boys Teams Anymore

    The latest Saucony Flo50 boys team rankings as of October 13th.

    Brandon Miles - October 15, 2014 - Comment
  • The Watchlist: The Nation's Top Recruits

    This list highlights the top high school seniors who will undoubtably be the desire of college coaches across the nation. 

    Lincoln Shryack - October 15, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Blacksburg Girls are Rising out of the South

    Latest Saucony Flo50 girls team rankings as of October 13th.

    Brandon Miles - October 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Boys XC Performer of Week #8

    Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Performer of the Week #8 (Monday, October 6th through Saturday, October 11th meets). The following boys had national noteworthy wins or races in major meets this past week

    Brandon Miles - October 14, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Girls XC Performer of Week #8

    Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Performer of the Week #8 (Monday, October 6th through Saturday, October 11th meets). The following girls had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and races this past week.

    Brandon Miles - October 14, 2014 - Comment
  • How Running Will Affect Your Financial Aid Package

    Running Will Affect Your Financial Aid Package from our partner, NCSA.  

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 14, 2014 - Comment
  • Future Stars Spotlight: Taylor Nicholson

    As part of the Future Stars Spotlights presented by Hoka One One, MileSplit interviews the 4:51 miler Nicholson as she looks to lead her Avon squad to another jump at season's end to challenge the Carmel girls at their state meet and advance onto a national meet.

    Brandon Miles - October 14, 2014 - Comment
  • Run Junkie HS: Manhattan, Cali battle, debuts!

    MileSplit got the juice coast to coast this past weekend, which included some stellar performances as some of the nation's best went head to head.

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 14, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • #XCBEAST Girls of 10/11 Weekend

    These 14 XC girls went into "beast mode" with their race performances this past week (10/6 through 10/11).

    Brandon Miles - October 14, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • #XCBEAST Boys of 10/11 Weekend

    These 14 XC boys went into "beast mode" with their race performances this past week (10/6 through 10/11)

    Brandon Miles - October 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Coach Soles & Great Oak Squad in Game Mode for Cali & Nation

    MileSplit US was on-site at the California pre-state meet course meet at the Clovis Invitational with extensive video coverage including race videos and interviews.

    Brandon Miles - October 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 200 XC Boys Times in Nation (10/11)

    A list of the top 200 fastest boys 5K performances currently in MileSplit national database through the October 11th weekend of meets.

    Brandon Miles - October 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 200 XC Girls Times in Nation (10/11)

    A list of the top 200 fastest girls 5K performances currently in MileSplit national database through the October 11th weekend of meets.

    Brandon Miles - October 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Coach Aris: No Longer Mystified by his F-M Team. They are Gaudy Good!

    Post-meet interview with Coach Bill Aris after his Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) boys and girls cross country teams recorded a historic sweep of the Eastern States championship team titles at the Manhattan College Invitational on Saturday.

    Brandon Miles - October 13, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH every race from Clovis Invite

    Destiny Collins wins her third consecutive big invite of the season. This comes after Woodbridge and Nike Pre-Nationals. 

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Anna Rohrer is Back!

    After missing last cross country season due to injury and all of her summer training and no races through the first week of October, there was concern if we would miss Anna Rohrer again for a second straight XC season. However, the Saucony Flo50 #9 ranked Rohrer showed she is in fact not done in winning her Indiana sectional meet on Saturday comfortably by 47 seconds in her 2014 cross country season debut.

    Brandon Miles - October 12, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH the Elijah Armstrong & Great Oak Boys Show at Clovis

    Watch the championship boys race video from the 2014 Asics Clovis Invitational. Elijah Armstrong of Pocatello High School in Idaho and the Great Oak boys team of California went into the Asics Clovis Invitational on Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno, California as the top nationally ranked entrants and favorites to win the championship boys race. Neither disappointed and put on a show for the crowd.

    Brandon Miles - October 12, 2014 - Comment
  • Watch EVERY race from Manhattan HERE

    MileSplit had unprecedented video coverage of the 2014 Reebok Manhattan College Invitational with race footage of every high school race on Saturday including start, 3 mid-race points, and finish of the varsity letter races and Eastern States championship races. The JV and underclassmen races all had finish line race footage

    Brandon Miles - October 12, 2014 - 7 Comments
  • 10/11 High School XC Weekend Recap

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of October 11th. Check back all weekend long with updates on the top national performances in high school cross country.

    Brandon Miles - October 12, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • Tanner Anderson crushes Richland Invite course record in 14:36!

    North Central (WA) senior Tanner Anderson, ranked #4 in the Saucony Flo50 national rankings, crushed the course record on the 3 mile course at the Richland Invitational with a swift time of 14:36. Anderson also helped the North Central boys to their first major invitational win of the season as they look to turn things around down the finishing stretch of the season for another Nike Cross Nationals team berth. Anderson was 50 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor, which he was hoping that Saucony Flo50 #5 ranked John Dressel would also be racing at the meet with his Mountain Spokane squad entered in the meet, but was a no show.

    Brandon Miles - October 11, 2014 - Comment
  • Khosla & Gibbons assert themselves as best in Florida

    Leon senior Sukhi Khosla (US #20) and Winter Park freshmen Rafaella Gibbons asserted themselves as the top cross country runners in the state of Florida with their wins at the FSU Pre-State Invitational on Saturday in Tallahassee.

    Brandon Miles - October 11, 2014 - Comment
  • Armstrong, Collins, and Great Oak put on a clinic at Clovis

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of October 11th. Check back all weekend long with updates on the top national performances in high school cross country. (via MileSplit)

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 11, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH F-M Girls Back on Top & Kelati Win in 14:20 at Manhattan!

    Watch the Eastern States girls race video from the 2014 Manhattan College Invitational.

    Brandon Miles - October 11, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH F-M boys destroy meet record & Ostberg's 11:57 at Manhattan!

    Watch the Eastern States boys race from the 2014 Manhattan College Invitational.

    Brandon Miles - October 11, 2014 - Comment
  • F-M Sweeps Manhattan! Alex Ostberg 11:57 at Van Cortlandt!

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of October 11th. Check back all weekend long with updates on the top national performances in high school cross country. (via MileSplit)

    Brandon Miles - October 11, 2014 - Comment
  • Growing Up Fast: Hill Workout with Alana Hadley

    This video diary from high school marathoner Alana Hadley consists of a hill workout she did with her dad on the bike.

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 11, 2014 - Comment
  • Clovis Preview and LIVE Updates from Manhattan, Clovis, + More!

    Follow MileSplit all day long for twitter updates of performances, results, and news from top meets across the country.

    Brandon Miles - October 11, 2014 - Comment
  • US #4 Elmira girls earn weekend off by earning Friday win

    The Saucony Flo50 #4 ranked Elmira District girls of New York will not be at Manhattan Invitational on Saturday, because they raced on Friday at the Bob Greene/Newark Valley Invitational with a strong team performance putting 5 in the top 10 places led by race champion and junior Abby Wheeler with a 18:08 win.

    Brandon Miles - October 11, 2014 - Comment
  • Utah Regionals: Mantz & Biles dominate, American Fork & Timpanogos are perfect

    US #2 ranked Conner Mantz dominated his Utah regional meet as one of the top states in cross country got their first stage of championship season completed this week.

    Brandon Miles - October 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Future Stars Spotlight: David Principe

    David or "DJ" Principe is one of the top sophomores in the nation leading the US #2 La Salle Academy. He had a stellar freshmen year with PRs of 9:15 (3200m) and 4:28 (mile). He found success in some early season meets winning the Injury Fund XC Carnival in 15:27. Most recently at the Great American XC Festival, Principe led his team to a team title with his 7th place finish running 15:30. Future Stars Spotlight presented by Hoka One One.  

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Future Stars Spotlight: Briahna Gerlach

    One of the greatest stars ever in Alaska high school cross country is running now in Allie Ostrander. Well the next future star of the Alaska can quickly be found in two-time Alaska 1A-3A state champion Briahna Gerlach of Glenallen High School. After running a sub 11 3200 and 5:06 1600 last spring, the sophomore Gerlach won her second straight state title last weekend. Before she heads into her long winter hibernation from races, shares her thoughts on her successful first two years of high school cross country and promising years to come in the sport in our latest Future Stars Spotlight presented by Hoka One One.

    Brandon Miles - October 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Clovis Invite - Championship Boys Virtual Meet Preview

    The top 10 nationally ranked Great Oak boys will be the slight team favorites in the championship race at the Clovis Invitational on Saturday, but should see a real challenge from the #14 ranked Southlake Carroll boys traveling all the way from Texas, while Saucony Flo50 preseason top 10 ranked Central Catholic boys of Oregon are looking for a bounce back performance after two subpar meets. There should be a great individual race at Woodward Park between Saucony Flo50 #10 ranked Elijah Armstrong of Pocatello (ID) and Saucony Flo50 #23 ranked Phillip Rocha of Arcadia. Virtual meet preview for the championship boys race on Saturday at Clovis can be found below using 2014 times.

    Brandon Miles - October 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Clovis Invite - Championship Girls Virtual Meet Preview

    Do not have wait until championship season and the post-season to see two of Cali's very best cross country runners go head to head. This weekend at the Asics Clovis Invitationl on the state meet course at Woodward Park in Fresno, Saucony Flo50 #3 Destiny Collins of Great Oak and Saucony Flo50 #4 Fiona O'Keeffe of Davis will have a colossal show down for 5,000 meters. Virtual meet preview for the championship girls race on Saturday at Clovis can be found below using 2014 times.

    Brandon Miles - October 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Manhattan Invitational Girls Eastern States Championship Race 2014 Preview

    The Girls Eastern States race at the Manhattan Invitational is almost upon us with a screaming sound and raging fury, and once again the crowd will be heading for the hills and mobbing the Tortoise-and-Hare.

    Perry King - October 09, 2014 - Comment
  • WN1: Boys Individuals

    The big boys are proving why they deserve a top 10 spot! Jimmy dissects the reasons why these guys are worthy as well as mentions some new runners to the Saucony Flo 50 rankings.

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 08, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Northeast New Kids on the Block

    The Northeast has some New Kids on the Block in the Saucony Flo 50 boys individual rankings with Edwin Rutto of New Jersey and Colin Abert of Pennsylvania. Rutto, following in the footsteps of Edward Cheserek at St. Benedict's School coming by way of Kenya as well, won the Shore Coaches Invite last weekend at Holmdel with the only sub 16 in the meet. Meanwhile, 2013 Pennsylvania state runner-up Abert got a chance to roll on a much faster course at Paul Short and set the meet record with his 14:55 5K PR Run. 

    Brandon Miles - October 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Manhattan Invitational Boys Eastern States Championship Race Preview

    The 7th running of the Boys Eastern States race at the Manhattan Invitational will pit some of the top ranked teams in the nation against each other in a battle royale. Twenty-seven teams will be toeing the line to see who can take Manhattan.

    Perry King - October 08, 2014 - 6 Comments
  • WN1: Individual Girls

    A week into October and a lot is panning out. Jimmy discusses the top 10 girls in the nation, which could end in a new number one!

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Sky's the limit for Darien's Ostberg

    Running is not everything for the Connecticut runner, a certified EMT. But the gifted harrier certainly has earned quite a bit of success at it. Senior among field of Eastern State's race for Saturday's Manhattan Invitational in N.Y.

    - October 08, 2014 - Comment
  • A Proliferation of Super Powers in the West

    A steady proliferation of super powers of girls cross country runners is occuring in the West region of the country with more and more of those found West of the Rockies edging their way up the Saucony Flo50 girls individual rankings including Fiona O'Keeffe from California and Makena Morley from Montana among others.

    Brandon Miles - October 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Boys Teams in Nation - Week #7

    A list of the top 50 fastest boys cross country teams in the country as of October 4th based on the average season best times of the team's top 5 runners as well as a top 25 list for the 3 mile states.

    Brandon Miles - October 07, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Fastest 50 XC Girls Teams in Nation - Week #7

    A list of the top 50 fastest girls cross country teams in the country as of October 4th based on the average season best times of the team's top 5 runners.

    Brandon Miles - October 07, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest times this year, state meets begin, 7th grader blazing!

    In the latest Run Junkie HS, Jimmy breaks down the top highlights from the first weekend of XC action in October!

    Jimmy Stevenson - October 07, 2014 - 4 Comments
  • Vote for National Girls XC Performer of Week #7

    Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Performer of the Week #7 (Monday, September 29th through Saturday, October 4th meets). The following girls had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and races this past week.

    Brandon Miles - October 07, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Boys XC Performer of Week #7

    Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Performer of the Week #7 (Monday, September 29th through Saturday, September 4th meets). The following boys had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and races this past week.

    Brandon Miles - October 07, 2014 - Comment
  • #XCBEAST Girls of 10/4 Weekend

    These 14 XC girls went into "beast mode" with their race performances this past week (9/29 through 10/4).

    Brandon Miles - October 06, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • #XCBEAST Boys of 10/4 Weekend

    These 14 XC boys went into "beast mode" with their race performances this past week (9/29 through 10/4). 

    Brandon Miles - October 06, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Vote for National Boys XC Team of the Week #7

    Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Team Performance of the Week #7 (Monday, September 29th through Saturday, October 4th). The following boys cross country teams had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week.

    Brandon Miles - October 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Girls XC Team of the Week #7

    Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Team Performance of the Week #7 (Monday, September 29th through Saturday, October 4th). The following girls cross country teams had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week. 

    Brandon Miles - October 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 200 XC Boys Times in Nation (10/4)

    The top 3 fastest times in the country were posted this weekend in succession starting with Carlos Villarreal's 14:49 win at the Desert Twilight Classic in Arizona on Friday night to take over the national lead temporarily. Villarreal's smoking time under the lights was followed by a 14:46 dominant showing and 26 second margin of victory at Great American on Saturday by Andrew Hunter to move him to the US #1 time in the 5K. Finally, the Saucony Flo50 #1 ranked runner in the country, Grant Fisher of Grand Blanc in Michigan, nearly took down the great Dathan Ritzenhein's meet record at the Portage Invitational with a PR and nation's best 5K time of 14:43.

    Brandon Miles - October 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 200 XC Girls Times in Nation (10/4)

    As we get deeper into the cross country season with the first full week of October, we decided to start going a little deeper in this week's fastest times in the nation update as we extend from a top 50 list to 200 deep of the fastest 5K performers in country currently in the MileSplit database!

    Brandon Miles - October 05, 2014 - Comment
  • 10/4 High School XC Weekend Recap

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of September 27th. Check back all weekend long with updates on the top national performances in high school cross country.

    Brandon Miles - October 05, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • Weekly XC Results Around America (9/29-10/4)

    Results from high school cross country meets across the country held between Monday, September 29nd through Saturday, October 4th, 2014. 

    Brandon Miles - October 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Rutto & Pagano are Class of NJ at Holmdel

    Edwin Rutto of St. Benedict's and Catherine Pagano of Northern Highland proved to be the class of the field and of New Jersey at the Shore Coaches Invitational.

    Brandon Miles - October 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Ben Barrett runs Red Hot at Chile Pepper Festival

    Oklahoma state champ Ben Barrett of Norman North bettered his 15:05 season best 5K race from a runner-up finish at the Missouri Stampede defeating a US top 25 ranked runner in Stephen Mugeche (3rd, 15:06) of Blue Springs in Missouri at the Chile Pepper Festival in Arkansas with a 15:02 win. 

    Brandon Miles - October 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Allie Ostrander breaks 31 year old Alaska state meet record

    In her final Alaska state cross country championships, Allie Ostrander of Kenai Central made sure that her name would be etched in the record books as the all-time great for her state and for a long while in that by breaking the 31 year old state meet record by 44 seconds in her 17:06 win at the Bartlett High School 5K course. Now the question begins if Ostrander, one of the top runners in the country, will attempt to train and extend her season over two months in the approaching Alaska winter to compete for a national title at Foot Locker Nationals or Nike Cross Nationals.

    Brandon Miles - October 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Colin Abert Stands Tall at Paul Short with 14:55 5K

    Colin Abert, a senior from Easton Area, raced against many of the top boys from his state of Pennsylvania at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University including Malvern Prep's Jaxson Hoey and Spring Ford's Paul Power. It did not turn out to be race between PA's best because Abert ran away from the rest en route to one of the nation's fastest times with the 3rd fastest time ever on the 5K course at Paul Short with a swift 14:55 performance.

    Brandon Miles - October 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Tsion Yared is a One BAD Little Girl! (WATCH flrunners ROC Girls Race Replay)

    Watch the flrunners.com Invitational 15 girls race of champions video replay in which 7th grader Tsion Yared of Pinecrest lead her team to victory and win her state's largest high school invitational by 16 seconds in a 18:33 victory on a soaked and water filled Chain of Lakes Park course.

    Brandon Miles - October 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Grant Fisher just misses Ritz's meet record at Portage - 14:43 5K PR!

    n one of the top meets annually in the state of Michigan gathering the best in the state, US #1 ranked Grant Fisher put his name up there with the all-time greats from his state by running the second fastest time ever at the Portage Invitational behind only two-time Foot Locker Nationals champ Dathan Ritzenhein (14:41). Fisher became only the second runner in meet history to run under 15 minutes at the Portage Invite with a 5K personal best effort for himself at 14:43.

    Brandon Miles - October 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Duplicate Performance by Holt Twins

    The Holt twins, Heather and Ashley, were inseparable at birth and apparently are inseparable as well as high school cross country runners. Freshmen at George C. Marshall High School in Northern Virginia, the Holt sisters went 1-2 crossing the line virtually at the same time at the Octoberfest Invitational on Saturday with both timed at 18:38. 

    Brandon Miles - October 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Libby Davidson Talks About Her New PR - Video Coverage from Great American

    The Loudoun (VA) junior pulled away to win by almost 30 seconds in one of the biggest meets in the country.

    - October 04, 2014 - Comment
  • VA Takeover! Hunter, Davidson, & Blacksburg ROC at Great American!

    With the exception of a short-handed US #2 La Salle Academy boys of Rhode Island able to hold onto the team title, it was a complete Virginia take over over the top seeded Race of Champions at Great American with US #11 Andrew Hunter running the nation's fastest 5K time as the boys champ in 14:46, while sophomore Libby Davidson (US #25) won her second big race at WakeMed with a new 17:06 PR. Meanwhile, the US #7 Blacksburg girls crushed the team field including US #2 Saratoga Springs winning by a margin of 49 points with a 18:17 team average. 

    Brandon Miles - October 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Stars of Texas shine brightest at Nike South: Hofstad vs. Heymach

    Watch two of the best from the state of Texas in New Braunfels junior Paige Hofstad and Houston Lamar sophomore Julia Heymach battle for 3 loops around the Nike South Invite course on Saturday in The Woodlands. Hofstad, last year's Texas 5A state champ and #1 runner for a NXN qualifying squad, seems to be back to top form after an early season injury scare to win in 17:38 with Heymach in second at 17:49.

    Brandon Miles - October 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Watch Pedro get Nasta with his Kick at Nike South

    Watch Pedro Nasta of John Cooper School in The Woodlands put down a nasty kick to pass David Strome in the final straightaway for a 15:32 5K win at the Nike South Invitational on Saturday, October 4th.    

    Brandon Miles - October 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Rainsberger over Jones in top 20 Desert duel, while Villarreal runs nation's best!

    Two US top 20 ranked runners clashed one of the fastest 5K courses in the country with Katie Rainsberger of Air Academy (CO) and Dani Jones of Desert Vista (AZ) at the Desert Twilight Classic on Friday night in Casa Grande, Arizona. Meanwhile, Carlos Villareal apparently likes running on Friday nights. After running the fastest time of the day at the Woodbridge Classic two weeks ago on Friday, the Rio Rico senior blew by Corona del Sol's Marcus Wheeler in the final 100 meters at the Desert Twilight Classic for a swift nation's best 5K time of 14:49. 

    Brandon Miles - October 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Alaska State XC Championships Virtual Meet Preview

    irtual meet preview of the Alaska State Championships, which is the first state meet meet to be held this Saturday with the Alaska State Meet in Anchorage at Bartlett High School. Nationally ranked runners Levi Thomet and Allie Ostrander will be racing in their final state cross country meets.

    Brandon Miles - October 03, 2014 - Comment
  • Meets on Tap for 10/4 Weekend: Great American, flrunners, Alaska State Meet!

    We look ahead to the October 4th weekend ahead in the latest "Meets on Tap" with North Carolina drawing most of the national attention on Saturday with Great American and Wendy's, while the Desert Twilight Festival on Friday in Arizona will have a great individual matchup between Katie Rainsberger and Dani Jones with fast times expected. MileSplit will be doing it LIVE with a stream of Florida's largest meet in the flrunners.com Invitational, while the first state meet of the season will be up in the far Northwest with the Alaska state championships led by Allie Ostrander and Levi Thomet. 

    Brandon Miles - October 03, 2014 - Comment
  • Friday Focus: Conner Mantz

    On every Friday, MileSplit US will feature a Q&A interview with a top high school athlete called "Friday Focus". The first edition starts with Sky View (Smithfield, UT) senior Conner Mantz, who won the Bob Firman Invitational last weekend with the fastest 5K time in the country in 14:51.

    Brandon Miles - October 03, 2014 - Comment
  • Cream of the Crop Girls from the Northeast (10/2)

    A list of the top 50 fastest girls individual 5K times in the Foot Locker Northeast Region states prior to October 4th weekend.

    Brandon Miles - October 03, 2014 - Comment
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    A list of the top 50 fastest boys individual 5K times in the Foot Locker Northeast Region states prior to October 4th weekend.

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    A list of the top 50 fastest girls individual 5K times in the Foot Locker Midwest Region states prior to October 4th weekend.

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  • Cream of the Crop Boys from the Midwest (10/2)

    A list of the top 50 fastest boys individual 5K times in the Foot Locker Midwest Region states prior to October 4th weekend.

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  • WATCH Florida's Biggest Meet, flrunners.com Invite, LIVE on MileSplit

    MileSplit will be providing a LIVE webcast of the flrunners.com Invitational, the largest high school cross country meet in the state of Florida, this Friday and Saturday from Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville, Florida. 

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  • Cream of the Crop Girls from the West (10/2)

    A list of the top 50 fastest girls individual 5K times in the Foot Locker West Region states prior to October 4th weekend.

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  • Cream of the Crop Boys from the West (10/2)

    A list of the top 50 fastest boys individual 5K times in the Foot Locker West Region states prior to October 4th weekend. 

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  • Cream of the Crop Girls from the South (10/2)

    A list of the top 50 fastest girls individual 5K times in the Foot Locker South Region states prior to October 4th weekend. See the most updated and accurate list as well as beyond the top 50 times here.

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  • Cream of the Crop Boys from the South (10/2)

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