Articles Archive

  • Who's Number One? Pre-Season Individual Girls

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

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

    Brooks Beasts give you coaching tips!

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

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

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

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

    Brandon Miles - August 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Updates from World Youth Olympic Games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Brandon Miles - August 19, 2014 - Comment
  • Audrey Belf (MI): Summer Training Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Brandon Miles - August 18, 2014 - Comment
  • Alex Ostberg (CT): Summer Training Blog

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

    Brandon Miles - August 18, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Destiny Collins (CA): Summer Training Blog

    Summer training blog from Greak Oak (CA) rising junior Destiny Collins, who runs for one of the top cross country programs in the country. Collins was a California state runner-up in the 1600 and ran a 4:45 personal best this past spring along with three sub 10:20 races at the two mile/3200 meter distance. She was the top finisher for her 8th place NXN squad last December in Portland with a 34th place individual showing at Nike Cross Nationals. 

    Brandon Miles - August 17, 2014 - Comment
  • Stephanie Jenks grabs silver in World Youth Olympic Games triathlon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Brandon Miles - August 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Andrew Hunter (VA): Summer Training Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Trentavis Friday that we all saw representing his country this summer is a far cry from where the young man started his high school career.

    Jeff George - July 28, 2014 - 5 Comments
  • Efraimson fearless against East Africans, but Cranny ends up top US 1500 finisher ever

    Two one of the fastest high school girls in United States history found themselves mixing it up with the Kenyans and Ethiopians in the women's 1500 meter finals at the 2014 World Junior Championships between Elise Cranny from Colorado and Alexa Efraimson from Washington. Watch their race video and post-race video interviews.

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

    Watch the US men's 4x400 meter relay team at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon featuring three Virginians in Michael Cherry on anchor, Josephus Lyles on opener, and Ricky Morgan on third leg along with World Junior 400 meter finalist Tyler Brown from Ohio on second leg maintain an "Old Dominion" over the rest of the World.

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

    Watch the American team of Shamier Little, Olivia Baker, Shakima Wimbley, and Kendall Baisden take on the World's best and come through as the champions at meet end in the 4x400 meter relay finals with a World Junior leading time of 3:30.42. Race video above and post-race video interview below with the U.S. quartet after their victory at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships.

    Brandon Miles - July 27, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH U.S. 1-2 in Women's 100H Finish w/ Meet Record by Williams & HS National Record by Hall

    Watch the United States women go 1-2 in the 100 meter hurdles finals at the World Junior Championships with University of Georgia freshmen Kendell Williams set a new meet record with her 12.89 gold medal victory, while high school senior Dior Hall from Colorado broke a US high school record which lasted since 1979 (Candy Young from Pennsylvania at 12.95) with her 12.92 silver medal finish at Hayward Field.

    Brandon Miles - July 27, 2014 - Comment
  • Americans on World Juniors Stage - Sunday Report

    Results, recaps, twitter updates, photos, and video interviews from Sunday's session (day 6) at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships. 

    Brandon Miles - July 27, 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 27, 2014 - Comment
  • Jesse Reiser (IL): Summer Training Blog

    A national qualifier last fall for both Foot Locker Nationals (33rd) and Nike Cross Nationals (13th), Jesse Reiser of McHenry shares his first 5 weeks of summer training which he looks to finish even higher nationally in the coming cross country season and also earn his first Illinois cross country state title following a track season that he dropped down to an 8:54 in the 3200 and won a state championship.

    Brandon Miles - July 27, 2014 - Comment
  • Saturday's Featured Photos from World Juniors

    Featured photos by TrackTown Photo from Saturday's events at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

    Brandon Miles - July 27, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH Men's 4x100 of US All-Stars Friday, Bromell, & Williams challenge World Junior record

    With arguably the most talented relay that the United States has ever assembled for a World Junior Championships between Trentavis Friday, Trayvon Bromell, and Kendal Williams completed by opening leg Jalen Miller, the team nearly flirted with a World Junior record. The US team did accomplish the main goal. Watch their gold medal race video and post-race interview.

    Brandon Miles - July 26, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH US Women's 4x100 w/ 3 High Schoolers become World Champs

    The quartet of Teahna Daniels (FL), Ariana Washington (CA), Jada Martin (GA), and Kaylin Whitney (FL) brought home gold for the United States in the first relay finals of the World Junior Championships with a World Junior leading time of 43.46.  Watch their gold medal winning race video above and post-race video interview below.

    Brandon Miles - July 26, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH Shamier Little roar to rest of the World with 400H title!

    In the women's 400 meter hurdles finals at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, the United States nearly had a 1-2 finish from Texas A&M's Shamier Little and Harvard University's Jade Miller. Watch Little and Miller's 1-3 finish race from World Juniors as well as their post-race interviews.

    Brandon Miles - July 26, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Americans on World Juniors Stage - Saturday PM Report

    Results, recaps, twitter updates, photos, and video interviews from Saturday's evening session (day 5) at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships. 

    Brandon Miles - July 26, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH Raven Saunders grab Silver on Final Throw in World Juniors Shot Final

    On her final throw at the World Junior Championshipsin Eugene, Raven Saunders moved up from bronze to silver medal in the women's shot put. Watch Saunders' final throw in the women's shot put video highlights along with her post-event interview.

    Brandon Miles - July 26, 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 26, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • WATCH Trentavis Friday leave the rest of the World behind

    Competing against top sprinters from Jamaica, Anguilla, Nigeria, Japan, Great Britain, and Trinidad & Tobago, Trentavis Friday created a continent separation between him and the rest of the field in the men's 200 meter dash finals at the World Junior Championships as he pulled away with a decisive victory in a wind-aided 20.04 clocking.

    Brandon Miles - July 26, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • WATCH Kaylin Whitney turn pre-race SCARE into 200 meter GOLD

    A bronze in the 100 finals and near false start prior to the 200 finals, Kaylin Whitney of East Ridge High School in Florida put all that behind as she stormed down the straightaway at Hayward Field to a 22.28 gold medal victory in the women's 200. Watch her race above and video interview.

    Brandon Miles - July 26, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH Kendall Baisden & Olivia Baker be America's hammer & nail in 400

    Watch Kendall Baisden & Olivia Baker go 1-3 for the United States in the women's 400 meter finals at the 2014 World Junior Championships.

    Brandon Miles - July 26, 2014 - Comment
  • Americans on World Juniors Stage - Friday PM Report

    Results, recaps, twitter updates, photos, and video interviews from Friday's evening session (day 4) at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships. 

    Brandon Miles - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Friday's Featured Photos from World Juniors

    Featured photos by TrackTown Photo from Friday's events at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

    Brandon Miles - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Bailey Roth takes down 35 year old 3K steeple national HS record!

    Bailey Roth took down a 35 year old US high school national record in the men's 3K steeplechase in his preliminary heat at the World Junior Championships with a 7th place time of 8:48.60. The time also was enough to advance him onto the finals of the event. 

    Brandon Miles - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Efraimson runs cleanest 1500 prelims race in World Championship history

    Alexa Efraimson might have run the cleanest and smartest race in the history of World Championships 1500 meter prelims. Okay that might be an exaggeration, but still the rising Camas High School (WA) senior Efraimson ran an incredibly smart and energy efficient race to set herself up well for the finals. Watch her post-prelims race interview from World Juniors.

    Brandon Miles - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Elise Cranny stays relaxed & kicks her way to World Juniors 1500 finals

    Incoming Stanford University recruit Elise Cranny from Colorado just focused on staying relaxed and taking one of the top four spots in the women's 1500m semis (4:15.21) on Friday morning at the World Junior Championships as she kicked her way on the final lap to a fourth place position before easing up before the line to save for the finals. Watch our post-prelims race interview with Cranny.

    Brandon Miles - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Kord Ferguson just warming up for World Juniors discus finals

    With only one throw required to the hit finals qualifying mark in the discus throw prelims, Kansas state champ Kord Ferguson will be will rested and ready to build up for a medals push in the World Junior Championships finals tomorrow. Watch our post-prelims interview with one of the nation's top discus throwers in Ferguson from World Juniors. 

    Brandon Miles - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Next US women's medal contender on deck - Raven Saunders

    The next member of the US junior women's team at the World Junior Championships with a great chance to medal will be Raven Saunders. Watch our interview with Saunders after her prelim qualifying performance (54'10.75") before she competes in tonight's finals at 6:35 PM PT.

    Brandon Miles - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Americans on World Juniors Stage - Friday AM Report

    Results, recaps, twitter updates, photos, and video interviews from Friday's evening session (day 4) at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships. 

    Brandon Miles - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Race Video Highlights from World Juniors Finals

    Watch the highlight videos of finals action from this week's IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene (courtesy of Universal Sports).

    Brandon Miles - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Limited experience required for 2x World qualifying steepler Bailey Roth

    National feature story on Bailey Roth, who will be representing the United States in the men's 3K steeplechase at the World Junior Championships.

    Stephen Mazzone - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH Mary Cain win World Junior 3K title at Hayward Field

    Watch Mary Cain win the women's 3K title at the World Junior Championships in this highlights footage from Universal Sports.

    Brandon Miles - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • World Junior Silver Medal, American HS & Junior Record all in one vault for Desiree Freier

    Desiree Freier in one vault claimed the World Junior silver medal as well as the American high school and junior record in the pole vault with a successful clearance of 4.45 meters or 14'7.25" at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Thursday night at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Listen to her video interview after the competition.

    Brandon Miles - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Video Interview: Mary Cain delivers distance 3K gold!

    Many looked to Mary Cain to deliver a rare distance medal for the United States at the World Junior Championships and she delivered in a electrifying fashion for her home crowd at Hayward Field in Eugene.

    Brandon Miles - July 25, 2014 - Comment