Articles Archive

  • Welcome Back XC! Run Junkie HS is Coming!

    Check out this amazing music video "Welcome Back XC" produced by Flotrack to lead into their next season of "Run Junkie". A great hype video for the season and the series debut of the Run Junkie HS show produced by MileSplit this week! 

    Brandon Miles - September 23, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • 9/22 Saucony Flo50 Girls Individual National Rankings

    The latest Saucony Flo50 national rankings for girls individuals as of September 22nd.

    Brandon Miles - September 23, 2014 - Comment
  • 9/22 Saucony Flo50 Boys Individual National Rankings

    Sauncony Flo 50 Rankings (via MileSplit)

    Brandon Miles - September 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Boys XC Team of the Week #4 (9/20)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Team Performance of the Week #4 (Monday, September 15th through Saturday, September 20th). The following boys cross country teams had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you.

    Brandon Miles - September 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Girls XC Team of the Week #4 (9/20)

    Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Team Performance of the Week #4 (Monday, September 15th through Saturday, September 20th). The following girls cross country teams had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week.

    Brandon Miles - September 22, 2014 - Comment
  • #XCBEAST Girls of 9/20 Weekend

    #XCBEAST girls race performances national from the September 20th weekend.

    Brandon Miles - September 22, 2014 - Comment
  • #XCBEAST Boys of 9/20 Weekend

    The 14 #XCBEAST boys races from the September 20th weekend.

    Brandon Miles - September 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Girls Times in Nation (9/20)

    A list of the top 50 fastest girls cross country 5K times in the nation through September 20th meets according to performances in the MileSplit database.

    Brandon Miles - September 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Thumbs Up & Guns Up - Austin Tamagno Wants To Beat Grant Fisher

    Post-race interview with Austin Tamagno at the Woodbridge Classic. The Brea Olinda (CA) junior Tamagno had a blazing kick to win in 14:04 and talks about his goals for the rest of the season including the desire to race Grant Fisher and prove he is the best in the nation this fall.

    Brandon Miles - September 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Fastest 50 XC Boys Times in Nation (9/20)

    A list of the top 50 fastest boys cross country 5K times in the nation through September 20th meets according to performances in the MileSplit database.

    Brandon Miles - September 22, 2014 - Comment
  • 9/20 High School XC Weekend Recap

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of September 20th. 

    Brandon Miles - September 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Down to the Wire at Woodbridge, four under 14:10

    A battle in SoCal forced Austin Tamagno to make a late push to the front in a nailbiter.

    Jimmy Stevenson - September 21, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • She did WHAT?! Destiny Collins' 1st mile in 5:04 and never looks back

    Destiny Collins means business and makes that clear from the gun with a 5:04 first mile. She did have the likes of Dani Jones (Desert Vista) and Sam Ortega (Saugus) in pursuit.

    Brandon Miles - September 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Devin Clark tops in Texas with 17:26 run down in San Antonio

    US #18 ranked Devin Clark of Smithson Valley and defending Texas 5A state champ Paige Hofstad of New Braunfels faced off in a race of arguably the state's two best distance runners runners in San Antonio this past weekend. Clark, the 4:46 miler, was able to distance herself from the 10:25 two miler Hofstad for a 10 second win with the fastest 5K time in Texas so far with a 17:26 clocking at the UTSA Richard Romo Classic. 

    Brandon Miles - September 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Mt. Dew Invite: Cruz dips under 18 for 1st time, 7th grader Yared goes distance for team

    Alexa Cruz of St. Thomas Aquinas was chased by a 7th grader in Tsion Yard (2nd, 18:08), but able to take take first in 17:56 for her first sub 18 minute from the defending Florida 4A state champ. The class of 2020 runner Yard led her Pine Crest squad to first in the team standings.

    Brandon Miles - September 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Newly minted national ranked Avon & Hinsdale Central girls clash

    In a matchup between two girls squads who recently debuted in the US top 25 rankings, the US #20 Avon (IN) girls edged out the US #14 Hinsdale Central (IL) girls by 4 points 67-71. 

    Brandon Miles - September 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Destiny Collins dares you to follow her...5:04 first mile at Woodbridge!

    Post-race interview with Great Oak junior Destiny Collins after winning the Woodbridge Classic in 16:04. She built a 15 second lead at the mile with an insane split of 5:04!

    Brandon Miles - September 21, 2014 - Comment
  • No rush to race Maton, Summit boys got things under control

    Their #1 runner and US #2 ranked Matthew Maton still has not raced yet, but it did not stop the Summit boys from taking care of business on the Oregon state meet cross country course at Lane Community College in Eugene on Saturday for the Northwest Classic. Despite missing Maton, the Summit boys placed 5 in the top 16 places to win the meet by 60 points.

    Brandon Miles - September 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Great Oak put the sweep in sweepstakes at Woodbridge Classic

    A lot of hype going into the Woodbridge Classic with many nationally ranked teams and individuals as well as the gauge of where the top teams and individuals stand currently in the pecking order in the great state of California. The US #2 ranked Great Oak girls and US #9 ranked Great Oak boys both lived up to their billing at least by sweeping the top seeded sweepstakes races on Saturday night in Orange County.

    Brandon Miles - September 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Bella Burda over Jessica Lawson in New York state course preview

    In a clash between two of New York's top girls individuals on this year's New York state meet course in Canton, Bella Burda of Arlington was able to secure the win against last year's New York state champ Jessica Lawson of Corning as Burda, a New York Feds champ two years ago, pulled away in final mile for a 16 second margin of victory over Lawson in 17:57.

    Brandon Miles - September 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Annie Hill's Freshmen Orientation - Beat 3 Nationally Ranked in 1 Race

    With three nationally known and ranked runners in her state all racing at the Mountain West Classic, Glacier (MT) freshman Annie Hill took down some big names with her 16:39 win on the University of Montana's 3 mile course defeating US #6 ranked Makena Morley (2nd, 16:48), US #21 ranked Christina Aragon (4th, 17:42), and Morley's kid sister and another star freshmen in Bryn Morley (3rd, 17:04

    Brandon Miles - September 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Detweiler Dominance by Zach Dale (14:29) & Maryjeanne Gilbert (16:30)

    In her team's home invitational, Peoria Notre Dame junior Maryjeanne Gilbert had the race of her life as she knocked 34 seconds off her 2013 Illinois state meet performance at Detweiler with her 16:30 victory at the Richard Spring Invitational. After seeing US #9 ranked Jesse Reiser roll out a 14:20 performance at Detweiler Park last week at the First to the Finish Line Invitational, US #13 Zach Dale was chasing Reiser's time on Saturday in Peoria. 

    Brandon Miles - September 20, 2014 - Comment
  • US #10 Kamiakin tops US #7 Central Catholic & '13 NXN champs Gig Harbor not done

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of September 20th.  (via MileSplit)

    Brandon Miles - September 20, 2014 - Comment
  • 15:50 at Hershey? Now thats a Paul Power move!

    Spring Ford's Paul Power broke the meet record on Saturday at the PIAA Foundation Invite, which also serves as the state meet course preview meet for Pennysylvania at Hershey Park. Power had a race on his hands with Kevin James of Cardinal O'Hara and Jake Brophy of Central Bucks East as all three were pushing the pace to setup sub 16 minute times. With his 15:50 win, Power should start thinking more about a Pennyslvania state title and challenging the course record.

    Brandon Miles - September 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Battle of the Super Sophs - Davidson vs. Platek at adidas XC Challenge

    Watch the girls championship race video from the 2014 adidas XC Challenge in Cary, North Carolina which featured an individual battle between two super sophomores in Libby Davidson of E.C. Glass High School in Virginia and Sara Platek of Ragsdale High School in North Carolina.

    Brandon Miles - September 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Indiana's best went to Kentucky to decide who is the best

    The boys race turned out to be a battle for bragging rights in Indiana with Carmel's Ben Veatch (15:08) pulling away from Brebeuf Jesuit's Zack Snider (15:12) for individual title, while Carmel boys (75 pts) held off West Lafayette boys (79 pts) for the team title. Ohio state champ Annie Heffernan ran away from the girls field with a 17:35 win, the US #6 Carmel girls were clearly a class above the competition placing 4 runners in the top 7 and averaging 18:18 as a team. .

    Brandon Miles - September 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Grant Fisher's season debut! 12 seconds ahead of 2013 start

    US #1 Grant Finisher makes his season debut with a 15:22, which is 12 seconds faster than his 2013 win in the same meet. Michigan's other national elite runner in US #6 ranked Audrey Belf breezed to win by a fully minute in 17:27 with her Birmingham Seaholm teammate Rachel Dadamio next closest at 18:27. 

    Brandon Miles - September 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Repeat winner Phillip Hall meets the challenge at WakeMed again

    Watch the championship boys race video from the 2014 adidas XC Challenge in Cary, North Carolina which South View (NC) High School's Phillip Hall repeated as meet champion at WakeMed with a 15:12 5K performance. The Broughton boys were impressive as well with both their squad and Hall certainly as US top 25 ranking bubble candidates based off their first month of race performances.

    Brandon Miles - September 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Day 1 Highlights form Woodbridge Classic & Day 2 Preview

    Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of September 20th.  (via MileSplit)

    Jimmy Stevenson - September 20, 2014 - Comment
  • US #20 Ryen Frazier finishes 3rd in college race at adidas Challenge

    US #20 ranked Ryen Frazier (Ravenscroft School NC) started her cross country season on Friday running unattached in the college/open race on Friday at the adidas Challenge with a 17:37 5K third place finish at WakeMed.

    Brandon Miles - September 20, 2014 - Comment
  • How Mary Met Al

    Featured piece on how 2014 World Junior 3K champion Mary Cain and coach Alberto Salazar met. Cain just finished her first year as a professional runner for Nike, despite just graduating high school. 

    Joe Battaglia - September 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Meets on Tap for 9/20 Weekend

    Meet on Tap from the high school cross country calendar for meets held between Monday, September 15th through Saturday, September 20th, 2014. 

    Brandon Miles - September 19, 2014 - Comment
  • With target on her back, Staples' DeBalsi ready to prove she's No. 1

    Top-ranked junior focusing on prosperity at state and national level. Story by Mary Albl.

    - September 18, 2014 - Comment
  • Who's #1? Girls Teams (9/18)

    After almost a month of XC action, there are some shakeups in the Saucony Flo50 team rankings. Jimmy takes a look at some of those changes on the girls' side.

    Jimmy Stevenson - September 18, 2014 - Comment
  • Future Stars of XC - Boys Standouts at Season Start

    Jimmy breaks down some of the top male underclassmen after the first month of XC!

    Jimmy Stevenson - September 18, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • Who's #1? Boys Teams (9/17)

    After almost a month of XC action, there are some shakeups in the Saucony Flo50 team rankings. Jimmy takes a look at some of those changes on the guys' side.

    Jimmy Stevenson - September 17, 2014 - Comment
  • Alana Hadley: Growing Up Fast (The Trailer)

    17 years old, and she already qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon. She's a pro, and she has the highest of goals set for herself. But with success comes popularity, and consequently, outside scrutiny and distraction. Find out how Alana deals with all this and more in 'Growing Up Fast' premiering September 24th.

    Brandon Miles - September 17, 2014 - Comment
  • Future Stars of XC - Girls Standouts at Season Start

    We highlight the best girls performances by the Future Stars of the sport nationally from the first month of the high school country season. Presented by Hoka One One. 

    Brandon Miles - September 17, 2014 - Comment
  • Woodbridge Classic - Boys Sweepstakes Virtual Race Preview

    Virtual meet preview for the elite sweepstakes boys race for Saturday night at the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic in Irvine, California based on season best times from 2013.

    Brandon Miles - September 17, 2014 - Comment
  • Woodbridge Classic - Girls Sweepstakes Virtual Race Preview

    Virtual meet preview for the elite sweepstakes girls race for Saturday night at the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic.

    Brandon Miles - September 17, 2014 - Comment
  • Monarch girls breaking up the Saucony Flo 50 girls team rankings

    With their win at the Liberty Bell Invitational against previous US #4 ranked Fort Collins and US #11 ranked Cherry Creek, the latest Saucony Flo 50 girls team rankings (as of 9/15) had a huge breakup in the order thanks to the Monarch girls of Colorado.

    Brandon Miles - September 17, 2014 - Comment
  • Future Stars Spotlight: Matt Pereira

    With freshmen year bests of a 4:15 mile, 9:12 3200, and 15:20 3 mile, Lake Zurich's Matt Pereira certainly has run fast enough to be considered one of the top Future Stars of XC in the entire nation. 

    Brandon Miles - September 17, 2014 - Comment
  • Vote for National Boys XC Performer of Week #4 (9/13)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Brandon Miles - September 05, 2014 - Comment