Mauldin junior distance runner Alyssa Kulik talks about Saturday\'s state championship and the region 2-4A meet last Saturday, along with training and having a brother and sister on the team.
Cross country athletes turn out to support coach
Gordy Dooley is a junior at Saint Henry. He is the #1 ranked runner in Class A and has run the fastest overall time in the state this cross country season. The picture is from the Lexington Catholic Invitational which he won.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Richmond women\'s cross country team finished second out of 14 teams and the men\'s team took fourth out of 13 teams at the 2006 Atlantic 10 Championship on Saturday at Schenley Park. Richmond earned both of the meet\'s Outstanding Rookie Awards with freshman Amy Van Alstine taking fourth in the women\'s race and freshman Andrew Benford (Ravenswood, WV) taking eighth to lead all rookies in the men\'s race.
BATON ROUGE -- Highlighted by a top-25 individual finish by Tiger senior Drew Haro, both the LSU men\'s and women\'s cross country teams recorded ninth-place finishes at the SEC Championships on Saturday at Highland Road
Quick break down of all the elite performances from the different region meets.
Recipients dedicate many years to sports
Tony Rowe is the Coach of the Daviess County Boys Cross Country Team. This former National Coach of the Year talks about his philosophy on coaching, his experiences, and his new book coming out Trails, Trials & Triumphs.
After suffering a narrow one point defeat at Disney to Hermitage and jeopardizing their Nike Team Nationals hopes, Brentsville returned stronger than ever at the start of the championship season at the Northwestern District Meet held at Kernstown Battlefield in Winchester. Coach Rob Dulin\'s boys put up their best team performance of the year as they dominated a very tough AA district. Brentsville took the top three places individual with district champion Adam Henken clocking a 15:44 personal best and being followed to the line by teammates Henry Melius (2nd, 16:05) and Ray Delgado (3rd, 16:13). It was especially a big performance for Delgado, who had been underperforming prior to the district race, but it appears Brentsville has their big front three running at their best making them a tough team for any team in the state to beat. Luke Watts also had an exceptional race as the team\'s fourth finisher in sixth with a personal best of 16:25 to give Brentsville four of the top six finishers. Brentsville senior Andrew Johnson rounded out the team\'s scoring in 11th place at 16:45. The team\'s top five averaged 16:15 on the 5K course and had their best time spread of the year for their top five with 1:01 gap. Midlothian and Chapel Hill better watch out! Brentsville is coming on strong! This will certainly be one of the busiest weeks on the site with the countless number of district meets that will be taking place throughout the state of Virginia. MileStat.com will be attempting to keep pace with the crazy week of cross country this week will certainly be. Keeping the site updated in a timely fashion will be a task within itself as well will inputing of all elite times (sub 21 5K girls, sub 17:30 5K boys, sub 20:30 3 mile girls, sub 17:00 3 mile boys). It would be greatly appreciated if coaches would remind their meet directors to please send their results to the website. Believe it or not, there are meet directors out there among the district meets in Virginia, that have never heard of MileStat.com, so please make them aware! TOP TEN LIST: BEST DISTRICT BOYS TEAM PEFORMANCES GROUP A DISTRICT MEET SUMMARIES GROUP AA DISTRICT MEET SUMMARIES DISTRICT MEET DIRECTOR CALL OUT! Get your district off this list and email me results! AA - Southside A - Eastern Shore, Tri-Rivers
T-E-A-M "Together Everyone Achieves More"? was certainly proven true by Ooltewah High School's Cross Country Team during the AAA Region Meet on Thursday, October 26, 2006.
In this week
This Saturday LSU will be hosting some of the top teams in the nation at Highland Road Park at the running of the SEC Championships. Come cheer the tigers on - in their own back yard as competition gets started at 9am.
First off I need to say WOW what a spectacular meet. This meet was great for the younger runners in so many ways.
On the way to the finish someone had made a nice little bark chip bridge to cross the sogginess. Pretty spiffy really. Except some of us were really hoping we
The Milligan College women\'s cross country team, ranked No. 10 nationally in this week
Georgia\'s Scott Rigsby makes trip to inspire Panthers
Here are the individual and team elite performance rankings for 10-23-06.
Patience, patience, patience
...if you think Hilton is history. In the last two close races that the Hilton girls have won, they were actually losing at the 2.5 miles mark, and only in the last part of the race did their #5 runner, Sarah Ritchie, explode and pass so many runners from the other team that they won in the end. They have shown that they are true full course Cross Country runners, 5K, and seemed to be at a disadvantage against the SE teams on the 2.5 mile course at Manhattan. They\'ll be back, believe me. (Photo of the construction at 200 meters after the start at Rose Tree Park - photo by Ryan Comstock)
(PRINCETON, W.Va.)---West Virginia Conference championships will be up for grabs on Saturday when the league\'s men\'s and women\'s cross country teams gather at Pipestem State Park. Local favorite Concord and traditional power West Virginia Wesleyan are the teams to beat on the men\'s side, while Wesleyan, Charleston, and Alderson-Broaddus are the favorites in the women\'s meet.
Because she had started her run before the rest of the team one Christmas break practice last year, Allison Sikora missed an announcement from her coach. But as she finished, she met up with the other girls who gave her the news she had a feeling was coming.
Seventh grader runs 16:18, McDaniel repeats as County Champion
Tennessee team rankings for 10-17-06. This is the rankings based on votes from coaches around the state.
\"It is hard to believe that Disney is here, and we leave tomorrow,\" Frontz said.
New Orleans - The Tulane junior trio of Aubrey Phillips, Rachel Bryan and Keriann Langley registered 1-2-3 finishes, respectively, and Savannah Moon turned in a fifth-place finish to lead the Green Wave to the team title at the 2006 Watson Quality Ford Invitational at Choctaw Trails in Clinton, Miss.
Mary Grace Pellegrini leads #2 duPont Manual over #1 Assumption. Gordy Dooley from St. Henry win individually while #2 Trinity takes down #1 Woodford County.
Marian Brooks, a senior, from Marshall University and a graduate of Pikeview High School out of Princeton, WV finished 2nd at the 34th annual Furman University Cross Country Invitational held on the Furman University Golf Course in Greenville SC. Brooks covered the 5K course in 18:36 and finished behind Sarah Coghlan of the University of North Florida. The ladies finished 10th overall. The men took 6th and were led by Poca High School graduate and sophomore Matt Null
(The Champions: Richie chautin 15:25; Simone Dominique 17:56)
The lady Trojans took second place at the Furman Invitational this weekend finishing just seven points behind Mauldin.
The Milligan College women
Midlothian girls pulled off the big shocker in winning the Eastern States Championship race at Manhattan Invitational against the nation\'s best teams including US #1 and defending Nike Team Nationals champions Hilton of New York. WIth 148 points, Coach Stan Morgan\'s Lady Trojans finished ahead of not only Hilton but SE #1 Eleanor Roosevelt of Maryland (2nd, 172 pts), NE #3 Saratoga Springs of New York (3rd, 190 pts), and Hilton (4th, 203 pts). It was also a great day for the Southeast region with three of the top five finising teams against some of the best team\'s in the nation and Northeast region with Midlothian, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Tatnall of Delaware (5th, 229) giving the region great legitimacy for an at-large berth for Nike Team Nationals. More to come from Manhattan as well as other meets this weekend in Virginia. Check out the great post-race video interview by Rich Gonzalez on DyeStat.com with the Midlothian coach and girls (WARNING: High school girls screaming loudly may pierce ear drums)
Johnson is a co-captain on Spartanburg Christian Academy\'s cross country team.
Nike Team Nationals Southeast Region rankings for Week 5 have been released. Chapel Hill NC and Fort Mill SC boys move up to 2nd and 5th after Wendy\'s - Hermitage VA boys 3rd after 1-point win over Brentsville at Disney - top 4 girls teams the same.
Fort Mill boys and Mauldin girls each received a top five ranking spot on the updated Nike Team Nationals Southeast Region rankings.
As reported elsewhere early in October, James Madison, citing a desire to comply with Title IX regulations, plans to drop men\'s indoor and outdoor track and x-country (as well as 4 other men\'s and 3 women\'s sports) at the end of the 2006-2007 school year. (And there is something you can do). Now the response includes a letter from the United States Olympic Committee - signed by the head of each of its sports which has been cut by JMU... along with an article in Sports Illustrated. If you haven\'t already emailed the AD at JMU...get to it ASAP!
Now you can reserve your spot in the 2nd Last Gasp Classic, set for Saturday, November 18th at Rose Tree Park in Media. You can also reserve your t-shirt. Visit: http://pa.milesplit.com/store/LastGasp06.php
10/14 WEEK #7 SUMMARY: Carly Seymour and Paul Springer run big-time races at the MANHATTAN INVITATIONAL, where Germantown Friends was the top PA boys team. Hatboro-Horsham\'s Dan Hibbs won one of the Varsity races. At the DELCO CHAMPIONSHIPS at Rose Tree Park, the Strath Haven boys won their first-ever team title. Radnor survived a fall from one of their top five to win the girls race comfortably. General McLane swept the team titles at the ROCKY GROVE INV. Even without Katherine Ward, the State College girls defended their home course in the STATE COLLEGE INV, taking five of the top 12 places. The Lions also captured the boys\' race with just 22 points 2-3-4-5 finishes. A little controversy at the WILLIAM TENNENT INV ended with three DQs in the girls varsity race... but there was a positive story in all this. Upper Dublin won both team titles. At Thursday\'s MINGO CLASSIC, Gateway was the team champ for both boys and girls. (Cover Photo: Frances Koons, Villanova/Allentown Central Catholic, 2nd at NCAA D1 Pre-Nationals - photo by Tim O\'Dowd, www.irishrunner.com)
Preview of the top teams and runners attending the Lexington Catholic Invitational this weekend at the Horse Park. (Photo by Jim Jarman)
Meet management is once again pleased to welcome all the competitors, along with the coaches, parents and other relatives of the participating runners as well as all other interested followers of cross country, to the 14th Annual Glory Days Grill Invitational at Bull Run Regional Park. Everyone concerned with the meet will again look forward to an exciting afternoon of racing with approximately 1,500 runners representing almost 60 schools scheduled to compete in one of the nine races on Bull Run\'s 5,000 meter (3.1 mile) layout.
Boys Entry List from the Lexington Catholic Invitational this Saturday at the Horse Park. (Pictured:Boyle County senior Sam Morgan)
For you stat nuts out there, check this out! It is the individual rankings scored as a meet. See how your team stacked up!
Our mission became to catch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a men
The Midlothian girls head off to New York City this weekend to compete in the Eastern States Championship division of the Manhattan Invitational that is being billed as one of the greatest high school cross country fields ever assembled with many of the nation\'s top ranked teams on the East Coast in attendance. Currently ranked #3 in the Southeast and previously ranked #11 in the nation earlier in the season, Virginia\'s defending 3A state champions from Midlothian have high hopes of being selected as one of the teams to compete at the Nike Team Nationals in early December. The Midlothian girls will be making the trip without their SE #1 boys as they will be staying home due to conflicts with SAT and being whipped to their homecoming dates at Midlothian High School. The Midlothian girls had to turn down a line of dates, because the only date that matters to them is December 2nd in Portland, Oregon for Nike Team Nationals. Plenty of focus is not only focused on them, but the entire Southeast region as SE #1 Eleanor Roosevelt of Maryland and SE #2 Episcopal of Florida will be competing at Manhattan as well to see if the region can matchup with arguably the toughest region in the nation currently for high school girls\' teams in the Northeast. Automatic and at-large berths will be on the line for both regions based off the outcome of Manhattan.
Oakbourne Park in West Chester is Henderson\'s home course. It\'s tough. And dual meets provide an opportunity for teams to control their point totals with more precision. Beat the guy you have to beat, and you don\'t lose a lot of points like in an invitational. But this year, Coatesville appears unstoppable in PA. (Henderson had two challengers, but Coatesville was too strong 2-6)
The 34th Annual Trailblazer Cross-Country Invitational gets underway on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at Daniel Boone High School in Gray, Tennessee. While it is very unusual for a major invitational to be held during the week, Daniel Boone continues to offer the region a first class event.
Ninety Six cross country coach says 14 boys will have alternative punishment
Official Rankings for Georgia by Class and All-Class for the week of 10/9-10/16.
Luke Lovelace is a junior at Chapin. Lovelace recently finished first at the Disney Classic. The Eagle talks about the rest of this season and future. Lovelace's coach Jack LeGrand includes a few notes about Lovelace and the team.
This is the boys and girls elite/performance rankings for the week of 10-09-06. These rankings are based solely on elite performances.
In Virgina at our fellow MileSplit Network site, webmaster Brandon Miles has set up a front page ad to enable you to email the Athletic Director of JMU to share your feelings. But there is no need to visit MileStat, when you can simply CLICK HERE
Training \"secrets\" revealed
State Rankings for the week ending October 8, 2006. These are based on results from all results posted on KYtrackXC.com as of this season.
Kulik leads Mavericks, Chapin Eagles boys\' team fourth
Running against a field of 40 teams from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and junior college institutions from across the country, the Lady Buffs improved two spots from last year
A steady downpour of rain that started yesterday and continued throughout today made Saturday\'s Octoberfest Invitational at Great Meadows a mud slop-fest as two over flowing creek crossings and long stretches of mud and puddles made for tough race conditions for the high school runners throughout the day. Not a day for anyone to run a personal best, but some outstanding performances were recorded throughout the day. Northside senior Catherine White took the \"A\" girls race in a time of 19:08.07, but more impressive was James River junior Kristen Wolfe only finishing nine seconds off the Foot Locker All-American in a time of 19:17.81. Meanwhile, Radford junior Nathan Brame pulled away from the field midway to come away with a 17:10 victory in the \"A\" race with Manchester senior Andrew Duty charging hard into a second place run of 17:16. Maryland\'s best in Quince Orchard (142 pts) as well as NTN Southeast #9 ranked squad knocked off SE #7 Thomas Jefferson (161 pts) for the \"A\" boys team title. The Northern Region took three of the top four team places in the \"A\" girls\' race with James Robinson (151 pts) finishing ahead of higher ranked AAA squads Langley (2nd, 178 pts) and Maggie Walker (3rd, 195 pts). Complete meet summary is posted with photos as well as video clips (clips of runners crossing creeks a MUST SEE) and a photo gallery from Octoberfest! More to come from other meets, Virginia teams and individuals participated in this weekend! Octoberfest Invitational Video Clips Octoberfest Invitational Photo Gallery
Chris Rice leads #1 Woodford County over the competition at the Marshall County Invitational.
Lauretta Dezubay learned what it was like to end her season suddenly when she hurt her ankle just week
Entry lists for the 2006 high school and middle school Memphis Twilight Cross Country Classic.
...we arrived at the course on Friday at the exact same time as the Hilton mobile pulled up, -how crazy is that- and we Radnorites all walked over and said hi to them. Of course we talked about the weather, not knowing what else to say. We complained about how cold it was. About 1
Official Rankings for Week 6
Yellow Jackets second at Patrick Savage Invitational
Before the season, the Radnor girls looked to be one of the top teams in the state, region and even the country. That was on paper. Now it\'s on the course, as well.(Senior Hannah Granger (r), set the early pace for frosh sensation Kelyn Freedman)
Tennessee team rankings for 10-2-06. This is the rankings based on votes from coaches around the state.
Let\'s say you train all summer. You log higher mileage than you\'ve ever run. You feel great and you come into the season with high expectations and a feeling of anticipation. In 2005 during your sophomore year, you ran a PR 5K of 15:02. You finished 3rd in the state. You then ran a 4:15.49 1600 in the spring after losing five weeks to injury and racing on only five weeks of training.
A big well run meet in Knoxville at Victor Ashe Park.
Two new #1 teams for the girls are among the changes for the rankings this week. These are based on results from the last two weeks.
Senior Lanni Marchant finished second in her third race of the season, leading the women
Greensboro, NC -- The Concord Mountain Lions are peaking at the right time as they won the coveted wooden 1st place trophy of the Greensboro Cross Country Invitational held at Hagan Stone Park by team effort over St. Andrews Presbyterian College Knights of Laurinburg NC. St. Andrews placed three runners ahead of Concord University of Athens, WV, but the Concord depth was too much too overcome. The knights placed runners in the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 12th, and 42nd spots. However, the talented Mountain Lion squad placed 5 runners in the top 15 and had 7 runners in the top 23 places. Randy Horner finished in 7th (27:33.6) followed by Chris Herron in 8th (27:38.3), Chris Snell in 13th (27:47.7), Ryan Kent in 14th (27:48.90), and Scott Grose in 15th (27:52.6).
Alderson-Broaddus, led by Collin Murphy\'s 2nd place finish in 27:35.94, was the men
Morristown West takes the championship division and University School-Johnson City took the small school division tittles.