Twenty-two of the nations' top teams and forty-five of the best individuals will make the trek to Portland, Oregon for Nike Cross Nationals. The teams are comprised of two winners from nine different regions and four “At-Large” berths, decided on by a team of Nike consultants.
The state's top high school distance runner of all-time, Abbey Leonardi of Kennebunk has made her college decision, Leonardi will be wearing the green & yellow jersey of the Univeristy of Oregon
Edward Cheserek of St. Benedict's Prep, NJ set course record in 15:20. Foot Locker Regionals take place in the North, Southeast and Midwest. NXN Regionals in the Northeast, New York and Southeast. (Photo by Don Rich)
The National High School Coaches Association would like to announce Calvin Christian, Michigan and Tatnall, Delaware as the boys and girls XCNATION Small School National Team Champions. Having a total student body enrollment less than 400 students these two programs have excelled to unparalleled heights in 2011.
Jonathon Riley is one of the most highly decorated high school athletes in the history of the state. While a senior at Brookline, he won the 1996 Division 1 State Championship to cap-off a prep career that included 16 All-American honors and the fastest 1500m in 20 years (3:43.16). But his high school days were just the beginning of an illustrious career.
Luis Martinez, Erin Hooker, American Fork, Fort Collins win NXN SW; Daniel Vertiz, Madi McLellan, South Lake Carroll win NXN S. Much more inside!
Inset photo by Errol Anderdon. NEW YORK - Track & Field will return to the country's premier sports and entertainment venue for the 99th year on Saturday, January 28, when the U.S. Open Track & Field at Madison Square Garden kicks off USA Track & Field's 2012 Visa Championship Series, USATF announced Thursday.
Cami returns this season as one of the top distance runners in California. In 2010 Cami finished the Cross Country season with a Division 4 State Title and a PR of 17:45 over the difficult 5k course. Her success didn't end there as she made her mark in the mile during the 2011 outdoor season. With another state title in the 1600 and a PR of 4:40.88 Cami moved into the US#1 spot. One week later she hit the oval again against the countries best milers - taking home the gold in the dream mile and cementing her US#1 spot. Keep checking back as we follow Cami during her final high school cross country season.
For the third year in a row US#1 Fayetteville Manlius, NY scored a perfect 15-points over US#2 Saratoga Springs, NY at the New York State Championships.
The scenery at Indian Rifle Park has had many different looks over the years. The 95-acre park, located in Kettering, Ohio, is the site of the town’s ever-changing recreation complex, one that now includes a senior center, an ice arena, three swimming pools and a walking/running track among other things. (Photo by Robert Hollen)
Oviedo High School alumn and 2011 World Champion at 1500 meters, Jenny Barringer Simpson made her first trip home to Orlando since going pro two years ago. She answered questions, signed autographs, and greeted a full house of fans and old friends at a New Balance sponsored event on Saturday at Track Shack of Orlando.
Written by Sam Hurst for MileSplit SD and Inside Dakota Sports With the temperature dropping, and the wind howling, South Dakota high school cross-country champion Tony Smoragiewicz quietly repeated as the Nike Heartland Regional champion Sunday afternoon at the Yankton Trails course in Sioux Falls that he describes as his favorite cross country venue in the country. His time of 15:19 was seven seconds faster than North Dakota prep champion Jake Leingang of Bismarck, and secured Smoragiewicz a place in the Nike X High School National championship in Portland next month, where he will run against the best high school runners for the second time in two years. Last year’s 9th place finish in the Nike X Nationals was Tony’s coming out party as one of the country’s elite high school runners. more
Futsum Zeinasellassie is in at NXN, now to qualify at Foot Locker before beginning the quest to win both titles. (Photo by Paul Everett)
US#1 Julie Macedo and US#8 Haley Pierce battled each other relentlessly in Delaware this past weekend, with Haley collapsing and Julie finishing 2nd after staggering close to the finish. US#4 Grace Tinkey is back and won a state title with the only sub-18 time on the day. US#6 Erin Finn won her state title in MI and looks poised for a great championship season ahead. US#7 Katie Knight blasted a 17:10 5k in WA to win a state title and run the fastest time in the state by far. Full updates on each athletes recent accomplishments are below. Be sure to click on each athletes name to see times, articles, photos and interviews of each athlete if available.
(Photo by Rich Cruse/richcruse.com)Triathlon’s reigning Junior World Champion Lukas Verzbicas today announced that he will dedicate himself full time to the sport of triathlon in order to pursue his Olympic dream. (via www.usatriathlon.org)
Mike Marsella - A Few More Milestones To Do | Molly Keating - Cruised To Her Third Consecutive Crown
Just as he's done all season long, Mike Marsella made his statement early at the RIIL Cross-Country Championships on Nov. 6. All photos by Raphael Bieber
Julie Macedo and Haley Pierce duel at the NewCastle County Championships. (Photo by BlueHenPhoto)
Fayetteville Manlius sweeps in Section 3, Green Hope girls win big in NC with 6 in the top-20, Brookwood boys roll in GA (Photo by Jeff George)
US#1 Julie Macedo continues to win, this time taking her conference title with a time of 17:37, as she continues to dominate the national scene. US#2 Molly Seidel won her 4th straight state title in WI with a time of 13:39. US#9 Abbey Leonardi won her 4th straight ME crown with a time of 18:27. US#15 frosh Jordyn Colter won her first CO state title in a dominating way with a time of 18:24. More state action will heat things up this weekend as we get closer to the championship finals. Full updates on each athletes recent accomplishments are below. Be sure to click on each athletes name to see times, articles, photos and interviews of each athlete if available.
Three of the top four girls finishers from last year's NXN-SW championship race are back, and they're each bringing top-tier teams with them to back them up. Photo by Alan Versaw.
One of the nation's top distance runners Julie Macedo has announced she will run collegiately at the University of Florida. On her second visit to the University of Florida in early October the Delaware native fell in love with the Orange and blue.
Edward Cheserek of St. Benedict's Prep, the No. 1 XC runner in the nation, ended the season long speculation about which race he would pick, the Foot Locker or Nike Northeast Regionals. The winner is......Foot Locker! Cheserek, who has broken course records in all five of his races this season, finished second as a sophomore last December at the Nike Nationals. ... (via The Star-Ledger - NJ.com)
Grace Tinkey is back and ready for the GA state meet this weekend. Check out what has been going on with Grace over the last few weeks!