St. Paul\'s sophomore Tara Lenn earned a spot in the National Cross Country Championship race by finishing fourth at the Footlocker South Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Lenn crossed the line in 18:06 to qualify for the national race, to be run December 14 in San Diego, CA.
The state of Virginia had its finest showing in recent memory at the Foot Locker South Regional Meet today at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte. The state advanced two individual representatives, one on the boys\' side and one of the girls\' side with two Independent school state champions in Kippy Keino of Fork Union and Cara Kiernan of The Potomac School. Also quite a rarity as well as an amazing accomplishment for the Virginians was winning both boys and girls team titles in the seeded races to add to the great day for Virginia, which included a few more race winners and record breaking performances.
We left the mad city at about 2:15 in the afternoon and reached Terre Haute about 8:30 in the evening. The city itself was relatively small, yet there were cars everywhere and the hotels were filled
No runner in the state of Virginia has such a great family running background as Fork Union senior Kippy Keino does. Keino\'s father, Kip Sr., beat Jim Ryun to win 1,500m gold medal at 1968 Olympics and then won Olympic gold again in steeplechase at 1972 Summer Games. His father is now currently the President of The Kenyan Olympic Committee and a member of the International Olympic Committee. He also is still actively involved with training future African Olympic hopefuls. Kippy who heads into this weekend\'s Foot Locker South Regional Meet as a hopeful national qualifier, does not feel he has to live up to any special standards because of his family\'s running history. His brother Martin, was one of Kenya\'s top middle distance runners on the international scene in the 90\'s as he boasted bests of a 3:52 mile and a 3:33 1500 meter time. Despite what would seem obvious pressure for Kippy Jr. to live up to his family billing, the youngest of the Keino boys, the only pressure he acknowledges is the pressure he puts on himself.
Tyler Hill discusses where he may be attending college in the fall and reviews the end to a disapointing senior cross-season.
North Carolina\'s Shalane Flanagan and Colorado\'s Jorge Torres won individual titles on Monday, November 25, at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
Photos by Cocoa Beach runner Gregory Parker of the 1A, 2A, and 4A races at the FHSAA CC Finals 2002.
Wartburg College sophomore women
Recording the eighth-lowest score in the 32-year history of the event, the UW-Oshkosh men\'s cross country team easily won the NCAA Division III Championship held Nov. 23 in Northfield, Minnesota.
Coming east for the NCAA Division II cross country championships can be risky business. In mid-November, the weather in northeastern Ohio can be as finicky as Morris the Cat.
Photos of Team Louisiana at the 2002 South Region Footlocker Championships.
Michael McCauley ran for Greenville High School and ran for Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. McCauley\'s sister, Ashley, currently runs for Greenville High School.
At the MileStat.com Invitational, the two race winners displayed the opposite ends of the spectrum on how to win a cross country invitational. The Potomac School senior Cara Kiernan, the Independent School State Meet champion, set a blistering pace from the gun with the help of a handful of some of the state\'s top female cross runners to push her, to break the course record with her time of 17:52 (17:55 old record by Shannon Saunders). Kiernan\'s performance shows strong indication that she may have a chance to crack that top eight at Foot Locker next weekend. Tatu, who figured he might as well make a stop to run at the second annual event as he was heading up to watch his future college team, University of Virginia, take on Maryland in a football game, comfortably cruised to a winning time of 16:22 at almost a tempo run pace for him. As meet director, I\'d like to personally thank all the runners, parents, and coaches in helping make this meet an success as well as the greatly appreciated volunteer help from the Fork Union and Midlothian crew.
One of the biggest surprises at the state meet was the performance of West Springfield junior Steve Tobin in the AAA race. Few could have seen this coming as Tobin finished seventh in the race with a time of 16:21 to beat some of the state\'s best runners and help his team to third place finish as he earned athlete of the week honors.
Hayfield\'s Morgan Phelan was a district runner-up and regional runner-up, so she must have figured she might as well keep the streak going as she earned runner-up once again, but this time at the state level as she finished second to Hickory\'s Jennifer Boyd in the AAA race with her time of19:00, which was the third fastest time of the day to earn her athlete of the week honors.
Girl\'s Photos from the 2002 States XC Championships hosted by Northwestern.
Men\'s Photos from the 2002 State Championships, hosted by Northwestern.
All season long coaches have been fuming about new mandates passed to the sport of cross country by FHSAA officials. We examine the three key rules that are being questioned in general terms.
The Shark put together a Division I men\'s cross country ranking going into NCAA Championships on November 25. Take a bite out of what The Shark has to say.
Candace Johnson is a sophomore at Byrnes High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Johnson was 8th at the 4A State Championships.
Will it be another Eastern Michigan dominance on the men\'s side and a wide open title run on the women\'s side? Only time will tell during the 2003 Mid-American Conference indoor season.
The state\'s top harriers gathered in Great Meadows for one exciting state meet in the midst of chilling rain, temperatures in the 40\'s and muddy and slippery course conditions. While the weather broke a few top individuals and teams, there were many others that rose to the occassion and stepped it up on championship Saturday.
Hoover learns from past, delivers full potential
It was a relatively cold morning in West Lafayette, Indiana, the home of the Purdue Boilermakers and the host of the 2002 Big Ten Cross Country Championships.
Running to a distance runner can feel like water to a fish. So what do you do when you are injured and can’t run?
Photos from the New Orleans Metro Championships.
Columbia, S.C. --- The 2002 State Cross Country Meet was held at Clemson Sandhills Research Center in Columbia on Saturday. There were a total of 6 races throughout the morning and early afternoon. Awards were held following the boy
They weren\'t close to their best performances of the year, but the heavily favored Tabb boys and Jamestown girls still won Group AA Region I cross country titles Friday on the 3.1-mile Dunbar Farms Course at Eastern State Hospital.
Rovelto is the head coach of Kansas State where the lady Wildcats took fifth at the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Also responsible for coaching a number of All-Americans and former Olympian Steve Fritz, Rovelto has also been named as an assistant for the U.S. at the 2003 World Championships.
The Northern Region Championships will be held this Thursday at Burke Lake Park on their 2.98 mile course with the boys race to begin at 3:30 p.m. and the girls race to follow at 4:15 p.m. The top four teams and top fifteen individuals in both races will automatically qualify for the AAA state championships at the Great Meadow course in The Plains on Saturday, November 16. While the air seems to be cleared as to the Thomas Jefferson boys squad being installed as the overwhelming favorite in their race, everything certainly seems to be up in the air.
As we get deep into the cross country season, we decided to go deeper with the coaches\' rankings as we now have expanded it to 10 teams and 25 individuals deep.
Demus had an outstanding freshman year in 2002 which included the NCAA title in the 400m hurdles, third in the 400 meters and part of the collegiate record holding 4x400m relay. She also went on to break her own world junior record in the 400m hurdles as well over the summer.
Wallace is a fifth year senior and team captain at the University of Wisconsin. After earning All-American at the NCAA Cross Country Championships two years ago in 2000 and qualifying for the NCAA indoor 5000 meters last year, Wallace will help lead Wisconsin into 2003 again.
Photos from the 2002 Brother Marting Invitational.
Lincoln is the defending NCAA 3000 meters steeplechase champion which also included taking third in the 5,000 meters. Looking ahead to the 2002 NCAA Cross Country Championships and the 2003 track seasons, Lincoln looks for more hardware to bring home for Arkansas.
Lauren Paige is a freshman at USC and a member of the cross country team. Paige graduated from Greenville High School in 2002.
Segond won the Big East indoor shot put title along with the outdoor title in the discus including the IC4A as a freshman. After placing 12th in the discus at the 2002 NCAA Championships, Segond owned the top throw among American-born freshman as well.