Aaron Kindt loves to run, but his passion may have been counter-productive when he was too eager to return to the sport after an injury last spring. This fall he came back fully healed up and enjoyed a successful senior season.
Eileen and Jim Kilbreth, cross country and track and field coaches at Spartanburg High School resigned Nov. 17, making the announcement at the school\'s cross country award ceremony.
Nicole Fitts is a junior at Wando High School. Fitts finished 80th at the Nov. 5 State Championships.
60 images are now online for viewing from the Footlocker South meet, held in Charlotte, N.C. on Nov. 26.
Jesse Hutcheson of LinkTrack has a great gallery of photos posted on our Virginia sister site Milestat.com. Keith Vincent and Wanda Hughes of SCRunners have 2 nice galleries posted on SCRunners. Click here for Jesse Hutcheson\'s Foot Locker South Photos Click here for Keith Vincent\'s Foot Locker South Photos Click here for Wanda Hughes\' Foot Locker South Photos
Five Photo Galleries by Karen Ward & Don Rich from 11/26 Foot Locker Northeast Regional @ Van Cortlandt Park, NYC
Saturday, Nov. 27, was a great day of racing at McAlpine Park, in Charlotte, N.C., for the 2005 Footlocker South Regional.
Year after year, thousands of athletes from across the Southeast venture to Charlotte, North Carolina for Footlocker south. What\'s the big deal? Why do they come? Flrunners.com reporter Tyrone Gayle examines this question and provides post-race interviews with some of Florida\'s finest.
Berkeley Springs Sophomore Rachel Buser continued her post season charge as she was the highest finishing West Virginian at the 27th annual Foot Locker South Region held at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 26, 2005.
85 images are now online for viewing from Footlocker South Region meet in Charlotte.
PA BOYS - Keith Capecci comes from behind on the best in the Northeast. Josh Hibbs exceeds everyone\'s expectations, even his own. PA GIRLS - Liz Costello ignores the hype, predictions, and mud to capture a FL Finalist spot with nation\'s elite. (PHOTO: Keith Capecci, Council Rock North, at 3000 meters on the way to a spot in the finals.
Aurora Scott, Catherine White, and Brad Siragusa have alll punched their tickets to San Diego for Foot Locker Nationals with top ten finishes at the Foot Locker South regional meet in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott, who qualified as a freshmen last year for Foot Locker Nationals, will be making her second trip to San Diego with a third place finishing time of 17:15. White, the two-time Group AA state champion from Northside, will be making her first appearance at Foot Locker Nationals as a junior with a sixth place clocking time of 17:19. Group AAA state champion Brad Siragusa of Chantilly qualified for Foot Locker Nationals by finishing sixth in the boys\' seeded race with a personal best time of 15 flat.
Kate Niehaus qualified for her fourth straight Footlocker National meet with a second place finish. Niehaus crossed the line in 17:15.
Caleb Vogt, senior at Winter Park High School, recently signed with the University of Georgia. So how exactly did a kid who has a cast on his foot and did not compete in this year
The good news is, virtually every 2005 Pennsylvania champion in cross country
Here is 70+ pictures from the Santa Special Open, Kids Mile, and AniMile. Thanks To Mrs. Lisa Barger for all of these great pictures. There were also a few state records broken at this race.
The 2005 indoor All-American is the first FSU student-athlete selected and the first in the ACC to be selected in 28 years.
Graham Tribble is a senior at Ben Lippen High School. Tribble captured his third SCISA state title Oct. 29. Tribble is entered in Footlocker South Saturday. Tribble recently signed with Virginia.
The Milligan College women\'s cross country team completed the 2005 season with a tenth place finish at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships Saturday morning at Louisville\'s E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park marking the highest-ever finish by a Milligan cross country team.
A record crowd of about 160 participants took off in frosty 30 degree temperatures from the brand new YWCA facility in downtown Bristol, straddling the Tennessee and Virginia state lines. At 26 years, the Turkey Trot is one of the oldest continuous road races in the Tri-Cities area of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
This is a listing of the West Virginia Athletes participating in the Foot Locker South Region at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, November 26.
It was small for its first year, but it was fast. With three-time Delaware state champ Anna Brousell of Brandywine on hand, and three medalists from the PIAA state championships and a few more who contended, there was sure to be a quick pace, and the boys\' Divison 1 race was nearly as deep... (cover photo: 3-time DE state champ Anna Brousell with Pennridge SO Sarah Simonetti at 2 miles)
Austin Peay State University\'s men and women
Western State, Adams State Win Titles CHINO, Calif. -
Conestoga\'s Liz Costello is relatively new to this level of racing, but it certainly isn\'t fazing her in the least, finishing a strong 3rd to Ohio star Bridget Franek and Michigan\'s Kellee Lemcke, running 18:29.10. In the boys\' race, Hatboro Horsham\'s Josh Hibbs was 7th in 15:55.10, leading the PA team to a 3rd place finish...
(Saturday, November 19th, 2005, Louisville, Ky.) - The Virginia Intermont College Men\'s Cross-Country team doubled their pleasure Saturday, when they ran to their second consecutive team title, topping runner-up Concordia University (Irvine, Cal.) 52-122. Leading the way for the Cobras was freshman Steeve Gabart (Miami, Florida), running to a 9th place finish of 24:54.65, for the 8,000 meter course. Following Steeve into the finish were junior Pat Marion (Ottawa, Ontario) in 14th place (25:02.70), sophomore Ondrej Puskar (Trnava, Slovakia) in 15th place (25:03.10), freshman Jeremy Cadle (Charlottesville, Va.) in 18th place (25:04.70), and senior James Mousseau (Killdeer, N.D.) in 21st place (25:06.80). The top-5 finishers for VI all earned All-American honors for their top-30 finishes.
56 images are now online for viewing from the National Junior College Athletic Association Half Marathon. The event was held earlier today in Spartanburg.
Here is a list of the runners from Tennessee that have entered the Foot Locker Cross Country South Regional, as of 1pm 11-19-05. We have 95 Tennesseans traveling to NC for the Foot Locker Cross Country South Regional, wish them the best of luck.
Neely Spence didn\'t have high school cross country teammates to call in the summer of 2004 to go on those long training runs required for a successful cross country season. She lives in the Shippensburg School District and is homeschooled. Shippensburg is one of 221 districts that did not permit participation by homeschoolers in extracurricular activities. Neely -- who as a freshman finished 14th in the 2004 Foot Locker Northeast Regionals -- did something about the first problem... and Governor Ed Rendell and the Pennsylvania Legislature did something about the second.
Pennsylvania women and men are always competitive and bring several top seniors form schools that won a team state championship...
The Milligan College men\'s and women\'s cross country teams will travel to Louisville, Ky. Friday morning in preparation for the NAIA Cross Country National Championships at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. The men\'s 8000 meter race takes place at 10:30a.m., followed by the women\'s 5000 meters at 11:30a.m.
Channing Cookerly might be one of the best cross country runners in west Florida, but she might have a hard time finishing in the top three among her own family.
As most of you are aware we will now qualify 4 from each section to state per the TSSAA meeting earlier this week. Having said that know is a perfect time for us to create/join a Track Coaches Association to be linked to the XC Coaches Association already started. We still have some fine tuning of this new qualification standard left to work out.
Spring Valley senior Kate Niehaus signed a National Letter of Intent with Stanford earlier today, according to Spring Valley girls cross country coach Kevin Shaw.
Justin Harbor has made his college decision and he finally has told someone! He\'ll be attending the University of Oregon next fall.
The state meet is over, now let\'s see what the end of year rankings tell us about the state\'s top teams!
Several of Virginia\'s elite cross country and track and field high school prep stars have signed their National Letters of Intent in the early signing period which lasts from November 9th to 16th. Multi-event track star Michael Morrison of Great Bridge, two-time All-American Katie Doswell of St. Catherine\'s, state record pole vault holder Ashley of Western Albemarle, and 11-time state champion Francena McCorory were just a few of many top Virginians to finalize their college decisions early. If you know of any athletes that have already signed or committed early in their college decision, please contact MileStat.com at email@example.com, so the athlete can be added to our 2006 college signings list. Also if you have any photos of athletes signing their NLI\'s, please email them to us to get posted on MileStat.com.
Dear Runners: In an effort to address the numerous postings regarding the upcoming Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) and its inclusion of the Nike Team Nationals (NTN), we would like to use this platform to address any uncertainties of the format that might still be out there.
The team of all-star seniors who will comprise the 2005 Pennsylvania team traveling to Kettering, Ohio for the annual Mid-East Championships is now set.
Nicole Lewis is a senior at Midland Valley High School. Lewis finished eighth at the Class 3A State Meet. Lewis moved to South Carolina for the first time in July 2004 from Ohio.
Photos from the last four races of the day, taken by Jason Byrne of flrunners.com.
Hanna senior cross country athletes Stephen Dickey and Thela Woodring signed National Letter of Intent\'s last Wed. in the Hanna library.
These rankings are based on performances entered as of Nov. 13. If you see an athlete missing that has a performance that is entered, their graduation year is not entered. E-mail the graduation year to me and next time they will show up in the rankings when we publish them, based on performances from full meet results we have received.
Summerville Head Cross Country Coach Bob Crowley resigned from his cross country coaching position last Monday, according to a letter sent to area high school coaches.
Photos from the first four races of the day, taken by Jason Byrne of flrunners.com.
45 images are now online for viewing from the USATF State Meet, held Nov. 12 at the Milliken Plant in Spartanburg.
Midlothian girls (63 pts) simply destroy NTN southeast #4 ranked Oakton (115 pts) for the AAA girls\' state team title. A NTN berth would be well deserved for the Lady Trojans (19:09 team average) after such a dominating performance with four runners hovering in and out of All-State honors with M.C. Miller (11th, 18:52.33), Paige Johnston (14th, 18:56.08), Erin Stehle (16th, 19:04.06), and Samantha Dow (18th, 19:13.86). Anne Tenser (40th, 19:41.45) ran a solid fifth for Midlothian. Rachel Rose runs the second fastest time of the day to win the AAA girls\' race in 17:57.77. The fastest time of the day belonged to Northside\'s Catherine White as she defends her AA state crown in 17:48.66. AA runner-up Becky Stewart (18:32.38) leads her Brentsville squad (19:19 team average) to their first AA state crown by a 25 point margin over Blacksburg. Craig County senior Lori Crotts surprised everyone in winning the girls\' Group A race over her Region C rival Kelly Clark of Glenvar (2nd, 18:55.11) as she did it in convincing fashion with a time of 18:15.45. No shocker in the girls\' team scores for Group A as Clarke County won by a 63 point margin. The Group AAA boys race sees a crazy finish with Chantilly senior Brad Siragusa (15:21.64) finally come up big in his final state meet as he outkicks favored junior Mike Spooner of West Springfield (15:25.26) for the win. The team battle was pretty wild as well as a mere four points seperated the top three teams in state champion Oakton (95 pts), state runner-up Thomas Jefferson (16:20 average, 98 pts), and state third-place finisher Midlothian (99 pts). Abingdon sophomore Griff Graves (15:51.34) got the last laugh on Christiansburg senior John Horst (16:01.40) in winning the Group AA individual state crown, while the Brentsville boys (16:24 team average) had a dominating team showing with 63 points putting them well-ahead of runner-up Western Albemarle. The Clarke County boys certainly showed they belong ranked among the top teams in Group AA and AAA with a dual meet-like score of 20 points to win the Group A state title with nearly 7 all-state individuals with their top 7 all in the top 17 places. Clarke County junior Simon Biddle-Snead successfully defending his title in 16:09.19, while senior teammate Michael Leonard was the race runner-up in 16:29.75. More detailed state meet summary to come later.
Danielle Bradley, who ran a 2:09 800 last spring, announced today that she has signed with Baylor University in Texas. While sprinter Lecia Brown signed a volleyball scholarship with Louisville (she will also compete in track).
Unfortunately I will not be at this year\'s state meet at Great Meadows as I promised my stepfather I\'d help pace him in his first ever marathon in Richmond this weekend, but I can still give my two cents of what to look for and expect this Saturday at Great Meadows. Not only will state titles be on the line, but for many teams Saturday will be a make or break situation for Nike Team National berths. Group AA kicks off things on Saturday morning with the AA girls as the first race at 10:30 am and AA boys following at 11:15. The Brenstville boys and girls are expected to sweep the state titles and set the bar high for NTN aspiring teams in the Group AAA races, which make up the middle portion of the meet. AAA girls go off at 11:45 am and AAA boys start at 12:30 pm. Oakton and Midlothian girls will butt heads, while there are a handful of teams that have to be considered in contention for the boys\' team title in AAA with the Oakton boys leading the way. The meet could possibly a see a clean sweep of teams with the Clarke County boys and girls heavily favored in the Group A division, which are the last races of the day with the girls at 1:00 pm and boys at 1:45 pm.
Following their one-point win over NE#7 Coatesville and NE#9 Manheim Township, West Chester East -- previously ranked this season -- moved into the 7th slot in the November 11 Northeast rankings. Manheim Township moved up a spot to #8. And in the girls\' rankings, Latrobe moved into NE#7 based on their strong win at the state championships.
Spring Valley senior Kate Niehaus was awarded the state winner for the 2005 Wendy\'s High School Heisman Award.
Early college commitments by Craig and Brad Miller, Curtis Bixler, Liz Costello, Latavia Thomas, Rachel Gehret and Kyle Jones.
These awards are based on the performances at the SCHSL State Championships held Nov. 5, at the Sandhills Research Center.
Doug Forbis, a former wheelchair athlete at Dorman High School spoke at the Oct. 15 First Coast Youth Disability Conference in Jacksonville, Fla.
It\'s the age of LaSalle in boys cross country in the Philadelphia Catholic League... winning their 3rd consecutive title by 21 over Cardinal O\'Hara in a relatively small race is a solid margin. Senior Greg Thomas finally gets his XC championship. In the girls championship, Cardinal O\'Hara kept their hold on the title with a slightly better performance than in 2004, tallying just 24 points to win by 29 over Archbishop Prendergast, which started with the one point awarded to the league champ, Colleen Boland.
Final rankings heading into this weekend\'s VHSL state cross country meet at Great Meadows.
How did Tennessee coach JJ Clark manage to land the two top rated Florida girls of the class of 2006? Well for one thing, at least in Parrish\'s case, he was the first to ask!
There were a few moments in my life when I realized what is truly most important to me
Spring Valley senior Kate Niehaus captured her fourth straight 4A State Cross Country title Nov. 5 in Columbia. Niehaus holds the state meet best of 17:36.81, set at the 2003 state meet. The 2003 meet was held at Fort Jackson\'s Hilton Field.
40 images are now online for viewing from the NCAA D-2 Southeast Regional, held in Wingate, N.C. on Nov. 5
Anderson College runners Jennifer Hitt (Hillcrest) and Diana Willard (Swansea) both qualified for the NCAA Division II National meet.
Pendleton boys 1A/2A State Champions and girls Runner-Ups received a special homecoming Saturday evening.
Here they are! And all released a day early. The pollsters have worked especially hard this week and these rankings should provide a great preview for this weekend\'s Florida State Championship in Dade City!
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division II Men
60 images are now online for viewing from the state championships, held Nov. 5 in Columbia.
15 male senior runners and seven female senior runners have been chosen to participate in the Dec. 17 20th Annual Shrine Bowl Run.
Five Photo Galleries by Karen Ward from 11/5 PIAA State Championships @ Hersheypark
Pole Green Park has never been kind to the Midlothian boys and girls\' cross country teams. In years\' past at the regional meet, the Trojans have had sub-par days and sometimes even just complete breakdowns at the 5K course found in Mechanicsville. However, a minor course change due to park scheduling conflicts, was enough to erase those bad memories as the girls dominated the region with four of the top five finishers, while the boys had their first regional individual champion on the four year old regional meet host site in sophomore Jason Witt (16:08). James River sophomore Kristen Wolfe was able to prevent a top four sweep from the Lady Trojans as she won the regional title in the second fastest time ever recorded on a Pole Green 5K course in 18:43 (Aurora Scott ran 18:13 earlier in the season). The Hermitage boys won their first regional title since 1979. John Vial was the team\'s top finisher in second at 16:23, but Alex Bowman had been the team\'s top runner and race leader down the final stretch on pace to possibly break 16 minutes, but collapsed and ended up gathering himself enough to cross the line in 16:29 for fifth place.
The last of the four stories, race by race, is on: AAA Boys -- East trains for the hills and edges Manheim Twp. Craiig Miller three-peats in hardest race of the season. AA Boys -- Scranton Prep adds another team title. Isaac Dunkelberger never quits and catches a distressed Jake Walker for win. AA Girls -- Dallas overcomes adversity times two - Carly Seymour challenges the field and holds on to win first state title. AAA Girls -- A little intelligence goes a long way. A lot wins a first-ever state title for Latrobe cross country - Liz Costello simply wanted it more. What she got was a title and a big-time course record.
Delray Beach-Atlantic senior Jackie Areson announced yesterday that she has committed to the University of Tennessee. This is the second top Florida female UT has nabbed this fall.
Hannah Burkholder of Spartanburg Christian Academy captured the individual title in the girl\'s 1A/2A 5,000-meter run Oct. 29 at the SCISA State Championships, held at Heathwood Hall in Columbia.
The 2005 regular cross country season concludes this Saturday with the state meet in Columbia. The meet is taking place at Sandhills Research Center.
These rankings are based on performances entered as of Nov. 3. If you see an athlete missing that has a performance that is entered, their graduation year is not entered. E-mail the graduation year to me and next time they will show up in the rankings when we publish them, based on performances from full meet results we have received.
Joel Barnett is a junior at Riverside High School. Barnett finished first at the Region 3-3A Championships Oct. 19 at Union High School as the team captured the team title.
28 images are now online for viewing only from the SCISA Championships, held Oct. 29 in Columbia.
Districts shook things up pretty good and gave better gauges who teams stack up, but this week\'s regional meets will give the final indication how teams and individuals stand before the state meet at Great Meadows.
This year there are, as always, some reasonably sure things... and, as always, there are some toss-ups. It has also been a year where individuals have seemingly come out of nowhere to take positions at the front of the pack, while other athletes have simply confirmed the talent we have already known was there.
Here are some pictures from the region 1 AAA meet. If anyone would like full quality pictures please contact Mrs. Barger. Thanks to Mrs. Barger for these great pictures.
Make no mistake about it...we are witnessing history. The current crop of young female runners is without question the best ever to come through Georgia. Emily Borsare, Emily Reese, Shelley Taylor and Jackie Drouin have set the bar at a new level with their electrifying performances. Numbers like 16:59, 17:38, 17:52 and 17:43 (on a 3 mile course) would have been unheard of just a few years ago. Now they happen with sudden regularity. It all came into focus this weekend at the Region 7-AAAAA championships when I watched Jackie Drouin run an amazing race to finish over a minute ahead of her closest competitor, teammate Erin Guglielmo who ran a not so shabby 18:55. Then it hit me...what I had just witnessed was only the third fastest time in the state this season!
Here are some pictures from the 2005 SoCon Cross Country Championships held in Statesboro, GA. (UTC)
At the Gettysburg Invitational, it was Vince McNally pushing Craig Miller to a sub-15 on a flat course. At the 10/29 PIAA District 3 Championships, it was Kennard Dale senior Jon Grey as the only one to stay with Miller through the mile and then 2.5 miles before the senior star pulled away for a 15:31 course record. The Millers 1st and 3rd led their Manheim Township team to a 93-point margin of victory over surprising Twin Valley, 58-151. Chambersburg\'s girls weren\'t quite as dominant over a strong Governor Mifflin squad, winning by 40 behind the fastest time of the day, an 18:45 by junior Sarah Morrison. York Suburban\'s AA boys used a 38-second compression to beat Lancaster Mennonite 92-100, with Kutztown senior Josh Neyhart winning the race in 16:35. The Lancaster Mennonite girls had little trouble in the AA race, as Lindsey Shertzer took 2nd in 19:10 and Katie Ruth 4th in 10:21, tallying just 68 points. Boiling Springs sophomore Kara Millhouse won her second District 3 AA title in 19:05.
The WVIAC is well represented in the final regular season rankings as published by the D2 Coaches Association. The 10/31/05 rankings reveal the strength of the West Virginia colleges on the Regional scene.
10/29-Seymour leads Central Cambria. State College sweeps D6. Chestnut Ridge,Bedford D5 champs (PIX)
Run on the same day on the same course, the 10/29 PIAA District 5 Championships belonged to the Chestnut Ridge boys and Bedford girls. It was a State College sweeps for the boys and girls at the 10/29 PIAA District 6 Championships in the AAA races. In AA, Central Cambria sophomore Carly Seymour posted the fastest time of the day to lead her team to the title. Penns Valley\'s boys won a two-point race over Central Cambria, while Westmont Hilltop\'s Travis Dean was District champ.
The top five of Satellite\'s girls cross country team, ranked first in the 3A, is dominated by two sets of sisters: Jessica and Juliana Sterm, Kaitlen and Ashley Shiver, along with Alisa Kowaleski round out the scoring for the Scorpions. And it\'s not only rivalry with other teams that keep them going!
Bradford won both AAA title behind individual wins by their top runners, while in AA, it was Elk County Catholic taking both team titles, and Brookville\'s Jessica Swonger and Smethport\'s Ben Hahn capturing individual honors.