Big winners are Ed Boyd of Jamestown (Coach of the Year), Bobby Lockhart of John Handley (Runner of the Year), and Fleet Hower of Marion (Most Improved).
Big winners are Jerome Loy of Jefferson Forest (Coach of the Year), Keira Carlstrom of Oakton (Runner of the Year), and Kristin Hart of Herndon (Most Improved).
Florida was expected to qualify multiple boys for Footlocker Cross Country Nationals in Orlando, but it didn't happen. Kara Scanlin and Jessica Hellender represented Florida nicely and both won a top eight spot to qualify.
The Virginia boys simply kicked some butt at the Foot Locker South Regional Meet at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte. Three runners earned their tickets to nationals.
Before moving to Birmingham, AL with his family, Tyler Stanfield dominated the 1600 meter run at the Texas High School Championships by winning the event his sophomore and junior years. Tyler is currently a senior at Homewood High School (Birmingham, AL).
List of male entries for 2001 Footlocker South from Florida.
List of Florida's female entries.
While Virginia has a handful of male runners who have a decent shot at making the top 8 at the Foot Locker South Region Meet, the girls will have a harder time trying to fit in a few runners into that top 8 as the girl's field should be very competitive.
Last year's runnerup Lockhart looks to be a lock and pre-race favorite, but the rest of the top 8 looks to be a crapshoot with the best of the South.
Shannon and Kristin Saunders of Jefferson Forest signed their letter of intents today to compete collegiately at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.
Mile Split columnist, Zach Spain, gives his take on some of Florida's elite and their chances at Footlocker
Highlights from each of the races, as I saw them.
Alex Clayton of Liberty (Colorado) and Shannon Saunders of Jefferson Forest took down course records en route to winning the first ever MileStat.com Invitational.
Lindsay Neuberger, not only a state champion thrower in Virginia, but also one of the best throwers in the entire nation, signed her letter of intent on the first day of the early signing period with Wake Forest University.
The much hyped battle between Scott Fuqua and Ty Stanfield lived up to expectations, despite appearing as a blowout. Fuqua and Oak Mountain walk away with state championships.
Tyler Mulkin of Altamont High School showed her racing intelligence. The sophomore ended her excellent season with a sprint to the 1A-3A championship.
After becoming the first male in VHSL State Meet history to win four consecutive state titles, Lockhart commits to the University of Wisconsin.
The Jefferson Forest girls have done it once again, winning yet another state title.
The Jamestown boys cross country team made a formidable claim to being the outright top team in the state of Virginia, regardless of class, as they won the Group AA State Cross Country Meet at Great Meadows
Few people have held a stronger reign of domination over their competition as Bobby Lockhart has over the distance runners of Group AA the last four years.
Tatu finds redemption as he upsets Matt Keally to win the Group AAA State title.
The boys' team title in the Group AAA State Cross Country Meet couldn't have been decided much closer. The Maggie Walker boys upended defending state champions Midlothian with a 102-104 victory over the Trojans. A mere six tenths was the difference.
The defending Alabama 5A Cross Country Champion, Scott Fuqua, talks with us about recovering from a back injury, his goals for State and Footlocker, and Vietnam military history books.
Kevin Lyons and Andy Biladeau have been well aquainted for years: they have competed against eachother and have even trained together. The two finished first and second at district competition.