Articles Archive

  • First gold medal of 2014 World Juniors goes to U...ganda!

    Uganda's Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei wins the first gold medal of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships by pulling away from Kenya's Elvis Kipchoge Cheboi and Nicholas Mboroto Kosimbei on the final lap for a 28:32.86 victory in the men's 10,000m.

    Brandon Miles - July 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Tuesday's Featured Photos from World Juniors

    This was awesome. An orchestra playing 10,000 meters worth of music. So were the rest of the highlight photos from day one from the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships.

    Brandon Miles - July 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Whitney keeping things simple in prelims with finals in mind

    Despite a slow start of the blocks, Kaylin Whitney was able to recover in the next phases of her race to comfortably win her first round heat of the 100 meter dash at the World Junior Championships with a 11.49 clocking. In her post-race interview, Whitney is clear that her focus is conserving as much energy as possible through the first two rounds and let it all out in the finals to compete for the gold medal and challenge her own US high school national record of 11.10.

    Brandon Miles - July 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Gabe Moore: Time to pick it up tomorrow

    Freeport High School (FL) recent graduate and incoming University of Arkansas freshmen Gabe Moore has one simple motto for tomorrow's second hald of the decathlon competition at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships: "Time to pick it up". Moore has been competing close with US teammate Harrison Williams (TN) including directly head to head in same heats of 100 and 400 meter dashes on Tuesday. Looking for the hurdles and discus early on Wednesday to help him move up from his current 12th place position in the overall event standings.

    Brandon Miles - July 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Quashira McIntosh is actually the fastest on two islands (RI & USVI)

    One of the top high school track & field athletes from the state of Rhode Island in Hope High School rising senior Quashira McIntosh, also happens to be a native born of the US Virgin Islands (the island of St. Croix to be exact). With that lifelong tie to the island, McIntosh got the opportunity to represent the USVI's on Tuesday at day one of the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon in the prelims of the 100 meter dash. McIntosh did not advance onto the next round, but relished the opportunity to compete on the international stage as well as alongside American high school record holder Kaylin Whitney in the same heat.

    Brandon Miles - July 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Harrison Williams ready to rocket up standings on day 2

    Memphis University School recent graduate Harrison Williams (TN) got off to a strong start in the 100 meter dash this morning (10.75) to start off the decathlon, but had to work himself back into the top 10 overall standings at the end of day one with a 48.21 performance in the 400. In the field events making up the middle portion of his busy day, Williams leaped 6.80m in the long jump, threw 13.53m in the shot put, and cleared 1.94m in the high jump.

    Brandon Miles - July 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Can Tyler Brown go from Ohio HS state champ to World Junior 400m champ?

    A relatively unknown runner nationally one year ago while winning state titles in his senior year of high school back home in Ohio, Eastern Michigan University freshmen Tyler Brown is now in position to compete for a medal and potentially gold on the World stage at the World Junior Championships in the 400 meter dash. The second fastest qualifier coming in the meet, Brown opened up his weekend winning his prelim heat by withstanding a late challenge from Great Britain's Jack Crosby for a 46.45 victory to move onto the next round.

    Brandon Miles - July 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Moore looking forward to more in day 2 of World Jr heptathlon

    One of Arizona's most versatile high school athletes ever in Ashlee Moore will be ranked 11th going into day two events of the World Juniors women's heptathlon with total score of 3,331 points for her first 4 events with a 13.59 PR in the 100 hurdles, 1.73m clearance in the high jump, 9.87 mark in the shot put, and 25.05 clocking in the 200 meter dash. The incoming University of Oregon recruit is hoping to move back up in the top 10 on day two.

    Brandon Miles - July 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Americans on World Juniors Stage - Tuesday PM Report

    A list of Americans competing and highlights of their performances from the Tuesday evening session at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

    Brandon Miles - July 22, 2014 - Comment
  • World Junior Championships Coverage Central

    Coverage central from MileSplit of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships. Find twitter updates, links to all important meet information, pre-meet coverage and stories as well as our comprehensive on-site coverage over the next week at Hayward Field with video interviews, recaps, stories, photos, results, and more!

    Brandon Miles - July 22, 2014 - Comment
  • LIVE Results & Start Lists from World Junior Championships

    Start lists and live results from the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

    Brandon Miles - July 22, 2014 - Comment
  • There is Trayvon Bromell and then there is the rest of the 100 field...

    World Junior 100 meter dash record holder Trayvon Bromell has quickly shown himself as the class of the junior men's field in the 100 meter after this first round with his 10.13 clocking from heat 6 easily putting him a full tenth of second faster than the next fastest qualifier, which happens to be USA teammate Kendal Williams. The Baylor University freshmen and NCAA champ is looking to claim another major title at Hayward Field.

    Brandon Miles - July 22, 2014 - Comment
  • No positive spin needed, a great HS career & college future ahead for Raevyn Rogers

    Post-race interview with Kinkaid School (TX) graduate and incoming University of Oregon freshmen Raevyn Rogers after a disappointing showing in the first round of the World Juniors 800 prelims finishing 6th in her heat with a time of 2:08.01 after being clipped on the first lap of the race while leading. The 2013 World Youth bronze medalist Raevyn Rogers looks back on her accomplished high school career and next challenge ahead in college. 

    Brandon Miles - July 22, 2014 - Comment
  • After smooth 10.23 PR opener, Kendal Williams improves US chances for 1-2 finals finish

    The chances of the US going 1-2 in the men's 100 meter dash for gold and silver medals were already looking good with the likes of Florida grown Trayvon Bromell and Kendal Williams representing the country in the World Junior Championships, but those odds looked even better after Williams ran a smooth looking 10.23 lifetime best clocking to win his heat in the first round.

    Brandon Miles - July 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Misana Viltz looking sharp in World Jrs 110 hurdles prelim

    The two All-Americans both were heat winners in the 110 meter hurdles with California state champ Misana Viltz of Millikan High School taking heat 2 with a 13.59 clocking and University of Kentucky freshmen Nick Anderson (competed in Florida for high school) winning heat 3 with a 13.61 performance. Viltz, the US #2 ranked high school hurdler in the country, is in good position to compete for a top 3 medal if he can make it through the next round of the 110 meter hurdles.

    Brandon Miles - July 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Sabrina Southerland stays clean & moves onto 800 semis at World Juniors

    Sabrina Southerland, former New York High School star and current middle distance specialist for Georgetown University, will be the lone American in the women's 800 semifinals after finishing third in her prelim heat with a time of 2:05.84 as an auto qualifier, which puts her as 9th fastest overall and a real contender to make it out of the next round.

    Brandon Miles - July 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Fisher's junior year ends in World Jrs prelims, but ready for big senior year

    After a remarkable junior year with major wins at Foot Locker Nationals, New Balance Nationals indoor mile, adidas Dream Mile, and Brooks PR two mile, Grand Blanc High School (MI) rising senior Grant Fisher had his season unfortunately come to an end in a tough race and field in his preliminary heat of the 1500 meter run at the IAAF World Junior Championships (9th in his heat with time of 3:49). Fisher is ready to learn from the World Junior race for the next time he competes at the international level and build towards an even more successful high school senior year of races.

    Brandon Miles - July 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Results from USATF National Junior Olympics

    Age group and event results to be added and updated all weekend along from the 2014 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Humble, Texas.

    Brandon Miles - July 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Americans on World Juniors Stage - Tuesday AM Report

    A list of Americans competing and highlights of their performances from the Tuesday morning session at the World Junior Championships.

    Brandon Miles - July 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Bromell/Holmes: Childhood Friends, Baylor Bears, Team USA Gold Medal Hopefuls

    The stages keep getting bigger for childhood friends Trayvon Bromell and TJ Holmes. The pair have been racing each other since they were in grade school. They joined the same youth track club and grew up together. They both attended high school in south Saint Petersburg and they both landed on the prestigious Baylor track team for their first year of collegiate track. They are college roommates and will even be rooming together for the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon this week. 

    Andy Warrener - July 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Kaylin Whitney: The Story Of How The Speedster's Skillset Was Born

    Two years old. Most babies are playing with blocks, but not Kaylin Whitney. She was preparing her legs for block starts. The explosiveness and power in the top high school sprinter in the country came from what else; a Jolly Jumper. An internet search shows an image for the toy which looks like  a trampoline for tots. Whitney says she was always in the Jolly Jumper and remembers those days fondly.

    Todd Grasley - July 21, 2014 - 5 Comments
  • Bromell's Blog: World Juniors Journey

    After winning the NCAA Championship 100 meter dash last month at Hayward Field, Trayvon Bromell returned to the historic University of Oregon track for USA Juniors. The performance wasn't quite the 9.97 he put up to win his first title as a Baylor freshman, but his 10.07 was good enough for the win and a spot on team USA at the World Junior Championships next week. Bromell, one of the favorites to bring home gold will be blogging throughout his journey over the next week. 

    Todd Grasley - July 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Jim Spier's Medal Count Prediction for Team USA at World Juniors

    Jim Spier of the NSAF makes his medal count prediction for Team USA in the upcoming World Junior Championships this week, being held for the first time on American soil at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Spier projects 17 medals for the US junior women and 13 medals for the US junior men for a total haul of 30 medal.

    Brandon Miles - July 21, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-Americans - Boys 1600m/Mile Run

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the boys 1600 meter/mile run from the 2014 outdoor season. They have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Saucony 500 Mile Challenge: Andrew Hunter's Summer Training Blog #1

    As part of the Saucony 500 Mile Challenge campaign, MileSplit is asking several of the nation's top returning cross country runners to share with us in a blog format a weekly post of their summer training as they prepare for the upcoming 2014 XC season. One of those top national caliber individuals who has volunteered to contribute his summer training log to MileSplit is Loudoun Valley High School (Purcellville, VA) rising junior Andrew Hunter.

    Brandon Miles - July 20, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-Americans - Boys 200m Dash

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the boys 200 meter dash from the 2014 outdoor season. They have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 20, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-Americans - Boys Shot Put

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the boys shot put from the 2014 outdoor season. They have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 20, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-Americans - 2014 Outdoor Boys Team

    The first ever MileSplit All-American Teams have been released for this past 2014 outdoor track & field team. Below we feature the MileSplit All-American Team for the boys. Taking into consideration season best performances and national rankings, finishes in major championship and post-season meets as well as results against other top national ranked competition in their event were all used to determine the top 8 individuals and relays to be selected for our All-American squads.  

    Brandon Miles - July 20, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-Americans - Boys Pole Vault

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the boys pole vault from the 2014 outdoor season. They have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Devin King over 18 feet in Mobile street vault!

    Devin King, the US high school national record holder indoors in the pole vault, achieved a height on Saturday night that he had been searching ever since the indoor season when he started clearing heights well over 17 feet. 

    Brandon Miles - July 19, 2014 - Comment
  • Grabbing the last spot is a Marshall family tradition

    Thanks to YouTube and the internet, Myles Marshall has had the chance to watch one of the all-time great 800-meter races in U.S. history over and over again, a race that holds special meaning to the senior-to-be from Kingwood High in Texas.

    Stephen Mazzone - July 19, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-Americans - Boys 110m Hurdles

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the boys 110 meter hurdles from the 2014 outdoor season. They have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 19, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • MileSplit All-Americans - Boys 800m Run

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the boys 800 meter run from the 2014 outdoor season. They have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 19, 2014 - Comment
  • Team USA ready as host country for IAAF World Junior Championships

    Over a decade has passed since a major international sporting event was held on U.S. soil. However, that will all change July 22-27 with the 177 member federations and the 1,758 junior athletes, ages 16-19, entered to compete in the 16th IAAF World Junior Championships at Historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

    USATF Press Release - July 19, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-Americans - Boys 100m Dash

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the boys 100 meter dash from the 2014 outdoor season. They have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 19, 2014 - Comment
  • Entries for USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships

    Performance list for the 2014 USATF National Junior Olympics Championships to be held next week in Humble, Texas.

    Brandon Miles - July 19, 2014 - Comment
  • Provisional Entry List for World Junior Championships

    The provisional entry list for the 2014 World Junior Championships to be held next week at University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene with a total of 167 countries represented among 1,540 athletes entered. The official start lists which include the final scratch downs will become available on Monday, July 21st at 4 PM PST before the first day of competition. 

    Brandon Miles - July 18, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-Americans - 2014 Outdoor Girls Complete Team

    The first ever MileSplit All-American Teams have been released for this past 2014 outdoor track & field team We feature first the MileSplit All-American Team for the girls. Taking into consideration season best performances and national rankings, finishes in major championship and post-season meets as well as results against other top national ranked competition in their event were all used to determine the top 8 individuals and relays to be selected for our All-American squads.

    Brandon Miles - July 18, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls Relays

    The following 8 relays each in the 4x100, 4x400, and 4x800 meter relays have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their relay events from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 18, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls Javelin Throw

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls javelin throw from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 18, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls Triple Jump

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls triple jump from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 18, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls Long Jump

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls  long jump from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 18, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls 400m Dash

     The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls  400 meter dash from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 17, 2014 - Comment
  • ATTN College Coaches: Top 200 Fastest Rising Senior Boys XC Recruits in Nation

    Attention all college coaches! Looking to recruit some of the best and fastest current high school runners to your squad in the coming year? Here is a good list to start with in the top 200 fastest returning rising senior boys in the country from the last cross country season (pulling up their 2013 season best XC 5K season bests from the MileSplit database).

    Brandon Miles - July 16, 2014 - Comment
  • ATTN College Coaches: Top 200 Fastest Rising Senior Girls XC Recruits in Nation

    Attention all college coaches! Looking to recruit some of the best and fastest current high school runners to your squad in the coming year? Here is a good list to start with in the top 200 fastest returning rising senior girls in the country from the last cross country season (pulling up their 2013 season best XC 5K season bests from the MileSplit database).

    Brandon Miles - July 16, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls 3200m/2 Mile Run

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls  3200 meter/2mile run from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 16, 2014 - Comment
  • One week to the fulfillment of her dreams: Elise Cranny

    It's been a long, and wildly successful, season for Elise Cranny, but the race of her dreams still awaits. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

    - July 16, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls Discus Throw

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls discus throw from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 15, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls High Jump

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls high jump from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 15, 2014 - Comment
  • NFHS: No more jewelry rule for high school track & field!

    Effective with the 2015 high school track and field season, the prohibition of jewelry will be eliminated. This was one of several rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field Rules Committee at its June 16-18 meeting in Indianapolis. The committee’s recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    nfhs.org Press Release - July 15, 2014 - 10 Comments
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls 300/400m Hurdles

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls 300 meter hurdles from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 15, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls 200m Dash

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls 200 meter dash from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 15, 2014 - Comment
  • AAU Club Championships Highlights

    Just a few of the many great high school performances from the AAU Club Championships this past weekend in Orlando, Florida.

    Brandon Miles - July 14, 2014 - Comment
  • Preparing to launch: Haley Showalter points toward World Juniors

    Haley Showalter dominated the Great Southwest hammer earlier this summer with a PR throw of 193-4. Photo by Alan Versaw.

    Alan Versaw - July 14, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls 1600/Mile Run

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls 1600/mile run from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 14, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Sydney McLaughlin is Too Good to Be Only 14

    The first thing you should know about Sydney McLaughlin is that she’s 14 years old. A shade over 5 feet, 8 inches, the soon-to-be sophomore from Union Catholic, N.J., may be tall for her age, but she’s still 14.

    Stephen Mazzone - July 14, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls Shot Put

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls shot put from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 13, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls Pole Vault

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls pole vault from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 13, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls 100m Hurdles

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls 100 meter hurdles from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 13, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls 800m Run

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls 800 meter run from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 13, 2014 - Comment
  • MileSplit All-American Team - Girls 100m Dash

    The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls 100 meter dash from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

    Brandon Miles - July 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Best throwers showed down in Chi-Town

    Many of the top throwers in the country traveled to Chicago this weekend to compete in the Chicagoland Throwers Series, which has been a great post-season opportunity for the nation's elite in the shot, discus, javelin, and hammer. The National Scholastic Athletic Foundation helps many of these athletes fly in from all over the country to compete in the the event.

    Brandon Miles - July 12, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 100 Fastest Returning Boys XC Teams in Nation

    A list of the top 100 fastest returning boys cross country teams in the country based on season best 5K performances from each team's returnees in the MileSplit database from the 2013 cross country season.

    Brandon Miles - July 12, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Top 100 Fastest Returning Girls XC Teams in Nation

    A list of the top 100 fastest returning girls cross country teams in the country based on season best 5K performances from each team's returnees in the MileSplit database from the 2013 cross country. 

    Brandon Miles - July 12, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 100 Most Popular Meets on MileSplit from Past Year

    MileSplit and our MileSplit affiliate state sites have covered a lot of meets over the past year, but what meets were the most popular and visited for the results, coverage, articles, photos, videos, and interviews? Take a look as we list the top 100 most visited meet pages in the country on MileSplit over the past 12 months.

    Brandon Miles - July 12, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 Most Popular Boys Athletes on MileSplit from Past Year

    We took a look at who who were the most popular male high school track & field athletes this past year on MileSplit across the nation. See who made up the the top 25 most popular and viewed high school boys athletes on MileSplit over the past year

    Brandon Miles - July 11, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 Most Popular Girls Athletes on MileSplit from Past Year

    We took a look at who who were the most popular female high school track & field athletes this past year on MileSplit across the nation. See who made up the the top 25 most popular and viewed high school girls athletes on MileSplit over the past year

    Brandon Miles - July 11, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 100 Fastest Returning 5K Boys in Nation for 2014 XC

    A list of the top 100 fastest returning boys cross country runners in the country based on their season best 5K times from last year in the MileSplit database.

    Brandon Miles - July 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 100 Fastest Returning 5K Girls in Nation for 2014 XC

    A list of the top 100 fastest returning girls cross country runners in the country based on their season best 5K times in the MileSplit database.

    Brandon Miles - July 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Introducing the World Juniors Snub Team

    A couple of interesting situations occurred at the USATF Junior Nationals with either event champions or top 2 finishers with the IAAF World Junior qualifier standard not meeting the criteria to be selected by the USATF and/or eligible according to the IAAF to be on the US team for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Eugene. Here is our unofficial World Junior Championships "Snub Team" for the United States.

    Brandon Miles - July 09, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • USATF announces Team USA roster for IAAF World Junior Championships

    Record-setting high schoolers and NCAA champions highlight Team USA's 89-member roster for the 8th IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. 

    USATF Press Release - July 09, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Top Boys National Returnees for 2015 Outdoor Season

    As the 2014 outdoor season wraps up, we look ahead to the top 50 boys returnees in the nation for next year's outdoor season (2015).

    Brandon Miles - July 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Top Girls National Returnees for 2015 Outdoor Season

    Top 50 girls returnees in the nation for next year's outdoor season (2015). 

    Brandon Miles - July 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Head to Head Finally: Efraimson vs. Cranny

    Two of the nation's best high school distance runners Alexa Efraimson and Elise Cranny had somehow missed each other in head to head competition since their epic three way battle with Sarah Baxter at the Nike Cross Nationals. The highlight anticipated match-up finally happened on Sunday at the US Junior Nationals in the women's 1500 meter run.

    Brandon Miles - July 07, 2014 - Comment
  • Day Two records and redemption at USATF Juniors

    Redemption and records were the big stories on the final day of the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships on a warm and breezy day at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. The 200 meters for both men and women produced fast finishes as high school sophomore Kaylin Whitney (Clermont, Florida) set a World Youth best (ages 15-17) in 22.49, and the soon-to-be Florida State University freshman Trentavis Friday (Gastonia, North Carolina) ran a wind-aided 20.03 (+2.9) for the fastest junior 200m time in any conditions.  

    USATF Press Release - July 07, 2014 - Comment
  • Updates from US Junior Nationals

    Live twitter updates throughout the weekend (July 5th & 6th) from Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon from the 2014 USATF Junior National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which is the qualifier meet for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships to be held July 22nd through July 27th for the first time on American soil back at Hayward Field.

    Brandon Miles - July 06, 2014 - Comment
  • A tale of two Saturday's for Trentavis Friday: National Record to False Start/No Worlds

    Talk about a drastic change and swing of emotions. Trentavis Friday experienced a complete whirlwind of highs and lows for day one of the USATF Junior Nationals in Eugene, Oregon. After setting the national record in the prelims of the 100 meter dash with a sizzling 10.00 performance, Friday then was disqualified from the finals with a false start and unable to earn a spot on the World Junior team in the event.

    Brandon Miles - July 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Soph sprinter Kaylin Whitney smashes 100m national record (11.10) at US Juniors!

    Video interview with sophomore Kaylin Whitney following setting the high school national record and winning the US Junior Nationals title in the process with a 11.10 clocking on Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene. Next up for Whitney is a chance to become a World Junior champion later this month back in Eugene.

    Brandon Miles - July 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Cain ready to join sub 9 club & take on East Africans in World Juniors 3K

    Post-race video interview with Mary Cain after winning the US Junior National title in the women's 3K with a time of 9:15. Cain is using the upcoming World Junior Championships to test her range at the 3,000 meter distance and see if she can compete with the top juniors in the world in the event.

    Brandon Miles - July 06, 2014 - Comment
  • Winners & Worlds Qualifiers Table from US Junior Nationals

    A list and table of winners from the US Junior Nationals and qualifiers for the World Junior Championships. Top 2 advance to World Juniors as long as they meet the IAAF meet qualifying standards.

    Brandon Miles - July 05, 2014 - Comment
  • US Junior Nationals Coverage Central

    MileSplit will be on-site at the USATF Junior Nationals with photo and video interview coverage from the two days of competition on Saturday, July 5th and Sunday, July 6th to determine this year's IAAF World Junior Championship team for the United States, which will be held at the same venue of Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon at the end of the month. Check back on the site each day for highlights and updates. 

    Brandon Miles - July 05, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • US Junior Nationals Previews - 400m Hurdles

    Preview of the men's and women's 400 meter hurdles for the 2014 USATF Junior National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, a qualifier for the IAAF World Junior Championships to be held later this month back at Hayward Field in Eugene.

    Brandon Miles - July 05, 2014 - Comment
  • Incoming Oregon frosh Ashlee Moore ready to take on World in comforts of new home

    By her high standards, heptathlete Ashlee Moore didn’t have her best outing at the Great Southwest Classic in early June. The recent graduate of Hamilton High, Az., wasn’t exactly pleased with her performance last week at the USATF Junior National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, either. One could only imagine what would happen when she does get it all together?

    Stephen Mazzone - July 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Top Entrants for Day 1 Field Events at US Junior Nationals

    Top entrants of the field events being held on day one (Saturday) of the 2014 USATF Junior National Track & Field Championships. Event previews to be posted later today.

    Brandon Miles - July 04, 2014 - Comment
  • US Junior Nationals Previews - Women's 3K & Men's 5K

    Previews for the women's 3K and men's 5K races slated for Saturday evening at the US Junior Nationals in Eugene.

    Brandon Miles - July 04, 2014 - Comment
  • US Junior Nationals Previews - 100m Dash

    Preview of the men's and women's 100 meter dash for the 2014 USATF Junior National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, a qualifier for the IAAF World Junior Championships to be held later this month back at Hayward Field in Eugene.

    Brandon Miles - July 04, 2014 - Comment
  • What can the multi-talented & World Juniors bound Harrison Williams not do?

    Tennessee’s Harrison Williams considers his mental approach to the decathlon his strength. The recent Memphis University School graduate demonstrated his ability to remain focused to the task at hand during last week’s USATF Junior National Championships (June 27-29) in Sacramento, Calif., held separately from this weekend’s meet in Eugene, Ore.

    Stephen Mazzone - July 03, 2014 - Comment
  • Best states in high school boys track & field for 2014 outdoor season

    Every outdoor track & field season, state pride and braggings rights to who actually is the best, fastest, strongest, and toughest state for high school track & field in the U.S. is always debated. The big three of California, Florida, and Texas are always in the annual discussion. MileSplit attempts to answer that question by team scoring up the 25 performers deep in the nation for each of the most commonly contested events from this past outdoor season to determine who in fact are the best states for boys high school track & field in 2014.

    Brandon Miles - July 03, 2014 - Comment
  • Best states in high school girls track & field for 2014 outdoor season

    Every outdoor track & field season, state pride and braggings rights to who actually is the best, fastest, strongest, and toughest state for high school track & field in the U.S. is always debated. MileSplit attempts to answer that question.

    Brandon Miles - July 02, 2014 - 6 Comments
  • 2014 U.S. High School Freshmen Girls Top 50 Outdoor Rankings

    A list of the top 50 freshmen girls performers in each event nationally from the 2014 outdoor track & field season.

    Brandon Miles - July 02, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • 2014 U.S. High School Freshmen Boys Top 50 Outdoor Rankings

    A list of the top 50 freshmen boys performers in each event nationally from the 2014 outdoor track & field season.

    Brandon Miles - July 02, 2014 - Comment
  • Kenny Selmon consistently quick between the hurdles

    Kim Batten considers one of her protégés, recent New Balance National Outdoor 400m IH champion Kenny Selmon of Pace Academy, Ga., among a very small group that have potential to match the excellence of past great U.S. Olympians and his consistency to never break stride in the demanding race.

    Stephen Mazzone - July 02, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Girls Throws

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best girls throwers in the nation for the shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw.

    Brandon Miles - July 02, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Boys Throws

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best boys throwers in the nation for the shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw.

    Brandon Miles - July 02, 2014 - Comment
  • Team USA Selection Process for 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

    What is required to make the 2014 IAAF World Championships squad for Team USA below! Find out here with the USATF Junior National Outdoor Track & Field Championships approaching as the sole qualifier meet for World Juniors, which will be for the first time held on US soil at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in late July.

    Brandon Miles - July 01, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Girls Jumps

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best girls jumpers in the nation for the pole vault, high jump, long jump, and triple jump.

    Brandon Miles - July 01, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Boys Jumps

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best boys jumpers in the nation for the pole vault, high jump, long jump, and triple jump.

    Brandon Miles - July 01, 2014 - Comment
  • 6th grader Isabella Fauria runs 2:19 800/11:09 3200 at Golden West!

    Isabella Fauria, a rising 7th grader from Roseville, California, recently ran some remarkable times against top high school competition at the Golden West Invitational on Saturday in Sacremento. Despite her small size and stature compared to her fellow runners in the field, Fauria proved her might running a time of 2:19.51 in the 800 meter run for ninth place and then doubling back to grab second place in the 3200 meter run with a 11:09.94 performance!

    Brandon Miles - July 01, 2014 - 6 Comments
  • Dylan Scott: My Brooks PR student reporter experience

    Being given the opportunity to attend the 2014 Brooks PR Invitational as a student reporter was hands down the greatest experience of my life.

    - July 01, 2014 - Comment
  • US Junior National Outdoor T&F Championships Entries (as of 6/30)

    Current entries for the 2014 USATF Junior National Outdoor Track & Field Championships as of Monday, June 30th 11:00 AM ET.  The fields are shaping up to be very competitive with the top high school upperclassmen and college freshmen from this past outdoor season competing for Team USA spots on the IAAF World Junior Championships squad.

    Brandon Miles - June 30, 2014 - Comment