Streetman leads Yellow Jackets with fourth place finish.
Complete results from the McDonald\'s X-Country Festival at Maymont are now posted. Quick highlights from Maymont include: Mike Spooner of West Springfield (15:35) defeating Griff Graves of Abingdon (15:46) in a classic duel between two Foot Locker Nationals hopefuls. The boys team competition was fierce and close as only 82 point separated the first 11 teams. 2005 Nike Team Nationals representatives from the Southeast region in Chapel Hill of North Carolina rose to the occassion as the SE #6 team knocked off higher ranked SE #3 Thomas Jefferson (4th, 156 pts) and Fork Union (7th, 172 pts). Jamestown was the biggest surprise of the meet though even topping Chapel Hill\'s win in coming in as the #9 ranked team in Virginia, yet finishing second with 130 points and ahead of seven higher ranked teams in the state. SE #1 and US #5 Eleanor Roosevelt girls from Maryland (39 pts) romped the Maymont field as expected, but SE #4 Tatnall of Delaware (77 pts) had a solid run in second. Eleanor Roosevelt was led by race champion Marika Walker with a top time and meet/course record time of 18:25. W.T. Woodson senior Sarrah Hadiji was the top finisher from Virginia in the race taking fourth in 18:41 as six runners (Heritage\'s Laura Rapp dipped under 19 minutes to win bronze race) went under the old course mark of 19:01. Plenty of more to come from Maymont including photos, video, and stories! Meet story by Brandon Miles What if they ran at Maymont? - Adding in other missing top SE teams into the equation at Maymont. Photo Galleries by John Herzog: HS Invitational Division - HS Gold Division - HS Silver Division - HS Copper Division Invitational Photo Gallery by David Fleenor: Boys - Girls Photo Galleries by Brandon Miles: HS Bronze Division Friday Photo Gallery by Brandon Miles & John Herzog Maymont Race Video Clips
Ashley Brasovan set a meet and course records in a gutsy and fearless effort in 16:41. Anthony Morales came back from behind to win the surprise boys title.
NTN SOUTHEAST REGION RANKINGS Week 3 -- 9/29/06
Earlier in the week, Bethany Walker won for the 2nd time in four days, taking the MIDWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE title. On Friday at the PAUL SHORT INVITATIONAL, Neely Spence, the Shippensburg junior running for her high school for the first time, made her 5K PA HS Invitational debut a memorable one, winning in a stunning 17:47, and looking like she had more to give. Emmaus, the young team with big goals, looked every bit the part as they won the team title. Strath Haven's Rob Speare won a dual over Tom Mooney of Council Rock South (Photo is a 1.75 miles). Quince Orchard of Maryland won the team title with 158 points and Germantown Friends was second with 163. At the MCDONALD'S MAYMOUNT XC FESTIVAL in Richmond, VA, Baldwin took gold in the, pardon the reference, Gold Seeded Boys race. On Saturday in New York at WARWICK VALLEY, Radnor came within 9 points of upsetting US#1 Hilton, 59-68. At the CARLISLE INVITATIONAL, Coateville scored 30 behind Kyle Dawson's 15:17.9. Manheim Township girls win. Lara Crofford 18:16. At the COUGAR INVITATIONAL in New Jersey, Colts Neck's Tom Forys won the head-to-head over Unionville's Paul Springer by 11 seconds, running 14:58. At the 3.0 MCQUAID INVITATIONAL in New York, it was a perfect day for some fast times. The fastest PA time of the day came from a freshman from Notre Dame Green Pond (Easton), as Allison Constant ran 18:04. Bradford's Sarah Lonzi ran 18:15. In the boy's races, Smethport senior Ben Hahn ran 15:13.6. North East finished 2nd in the team competition. The Strath Haven girls took on the tough Hereford 3.0 course in Maryland at the BULL RUN INVITATIONAL and came away with a 2nd place in the Medium Schools race. The Meadville boys took the top three spots and put four in the top 16 to win the COCHRANTON INVITATIONAL. Zac Ross ran 15:49. The Meadville girls captured 2nd to Titusville. Titusville's Laura Koller won in 19:54. At the COUNCIL ROCK INVITATIONAL, the host North boys dominated by placing four in the top nine behind the 16:38 by Matt Wikler. Josh Izewski of Central Bucks East took 1st in 16:02. Sarah Simonetti continued her wins with a solo 18:38 to lead her Pennridge team to the title by two points over Central Bucks South. At the MERCERSBURG ACADEMY INVITATIONAL, James Finucane took 3rd for the hosts. Anne Spencer was 14th for the host girls. Both teams finished 9th. Cedar Cliff took a drive to Bloomsburg and came away with team gold in both the girls' and boys' races at the NORTHEAST INVITATIONAL. Kassie Meholick led thei girls with a 4th place 19:17 on the challenging course while the boys were led by the 16:53.0 of Jared McGahen. Lakeland senior Mark Bucklaw won in 16:13.0, edging Crestwood sophomore Robert Micikas by less than a second.
The morning began with the hustle and bustle that runners know so well. We relocated from our first hotel to the meet headquarters, The Wynfrey Hotel. The new hotel was gorgeous and actually attached to a mall!... (Photo: Off to the races...)
Well, it\'s almost here. The long anticipated and biggest cross-country meet of the year in the State of Florida. FLRUNNERS VII at Ed Radice Park in Tampa, Florida.
This weeks Runners Spotlight is Ryne Smith, a senior at Scott High School. He is currently ranked #1 in Class AAA Boys. (Photo courtsey of ScottXC.com)
Rankings for all classifications of Georgia HS Cross Country along with all class rankings.
Featuring no fewer than 13 teams that have been ranked among the top 10 high school cross country teams in the Southeast so far this season, this weekend
Sprinting past race favorite Michael Burke at the Spanish River Invitational was relative unknown Sebastian \"Alvaro\" Castillo. Where did this guy from from? Well, Peru! This former soccer player has found success in running, and is suddenly one of Florida\'s top cross country contenders.
This week will be a big turning point, with virtually all of the top teams facing off in Tampa at the flrunners.com Invitational 7. Here is what the experts think going into the big meet this weekend.
Latrobe, PA-- Davis and Elkins College is not quite ready to concede the WVIAC conference race to West Virginia Wesleyan College or Concord University. D & E finished a solid 2nd in the field of 13 teams at the Saint Vincent Invitational held at Latrobe, PA on the campus of Saint Vincent College. Joel Turley led the team with a 4th place finish in 28:39. Other senators scoring for D & E were Matt Bright finishing 9th in 29:09, Lance Hines 10th in 29:14, Kevin Thurston 13th in 29:31 and Jim Adams 26th place in 30:12.
Here are the boys rankings generated from the elite performances, for September 25, 2006.
Here are the girls rankings generated from the elite performances, for September 25, 2006.
Chattahoochee Technical College and Young Harris College competed in the Great American Cross Country Festival on September 23rd, in Hoover, AL. In the men
Highlight video from the Boys and Girls Race of Champions set to music.
Ashley Brasovan and her Wellington teammates were at a disadvantage Saturday running in the Alabama hills Saturday at the Great American Cross Country Festival at Spain Park in Hoover, Ala.
The Midlothian boys and girls came away with top three finishes at the Great American Cross Country Festival held at Spain Park in Hoover, Alabama. The challenging course layout and a humid day tested all teams and individuals competing at the new venue for one of the largest and most competitive cross country invitationals in the country. The Midlothian boys validated their preseason #1 ranking in the Southeast region by finishing third overall in the Nike Race of Champions as the Southeast\'s top finishing team with 123 points. Finishing ahead of the US #15 Midlothian squad were two top ranked teams from the Northeast region in US #11 and NE #2 Collegiate of New York and US #21 and NE #4 Shenandoah of New York. Meanwhile, the SE #2 and US #16 Brentsville boys equally helped their cause in paving a road to Portland, Oregon for Nike Team Nationals finishing fourth (152 pts) in the Nike ROC as the region\'s second best squad at Great American. The Midlothian girls finished second to returning 2005 NTN squad and US #20 Episcopal of Florida in one of the closest team races of the day in the Nike ROC with Episcopal winning by 15 points over US #11 Midlothian. It was the first time ever that the Southeast region has had a ROC girls\' winner at Great American, much less the top two teams in the highly competitive race. Much more to come from Hoover (including more from The Road To Hoover...Brentsville boys pictured to the left with the Hoover High School cheerleaders at their football game on Friday night) as well as coverage of other weekend meets in Virginia.
This just in from Alabama... Episcopal\'s (NTN SE #3) girls beat out Midlothian, Virginia (NTN SE #2) for the victory! Floridians all over rejoice!
Brentsville and Thomas Jefferson S&T joined the Midlothian boys in the latest Harrier Super 25 national rankings done by Marc Bloom. The Midlothian boys, ranked US #17 in the preseason, moved up two places to #15. Meanwhile, the Brentsville made their first appearance in the rankings of the season at US #16 right behind Midlothian. Thomas Jefferson slipped in as the third Virginia team at #23. The Midlothian girls maintained their preseason US #11 ranking. Complete top 25 list can be found here.
9/23 WKND: Radnor rolls|Walker,Hahn@S-ville|NY+NJ top PSU|Gibson 5th@GA|Beegle in VA|Carly 18:18|PIX
9/23 HIGHLIGHTS: The Radnor girls revved up for their trip to NY next weekend by nearly sweeping the Small Schools race at the BULLDOG INV @ Rose Tree Park with a 28-sec spread, while Conestoga's Hannah Kligman tore up the course in 18:14 in the Small Schools race. Bethany Walker and Ben Hahn win at the SHARPESVILLE INV. NY's Saratoga Springs girls and NJ's Colts Neck boys dominate individual and team racing at the SPIKED SHOE INV, where Trevor Vanackeren of Liberty was 2nd. Neshannock's Kacey Gibson was 5th in the Race of Champions at GREAT AMERICAN. At Penn State-Altoona in the LION INV, Carly Seymour led her Central Cambria team to the win with her course record. Gettyburg's Bryan Beegle ran the best time of the day in winning his race at the WILLIAM & MARY INV in VA. The Mt. Lebanon girls won, but the boys were four short of Seneca Valley at the NORTHERN INV. Bradford dominated the team competiton at their home BRADFORD INVITATIONAL. Sarah Lonzi defended her home mud in a course record-tying 19:10. The Boyertown boys team took the top two spots at the CONRAD WEISER INVITATIONAL, with Boyertown senior Jason Weller leading the way. But Owen J Roberts squeaked by in the team scores. North Penn was led to victory by the 1st place of Jennifer Schofield. At the LACKAWANNA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' INV, Lakeland Mark Bucklaw and Kyle Pepson were 1-2, but Bishop O'Hara took the next three spots and won the team title. Honesdale won the girls' title.
The Midlothian team awaited the arrival of the Brentsville team and the charter bus that would be transporting them down to the Great American Cross Country Festival on the sidewalk of the bus loop of Midlothian High School. As the regular student body filtered out at 1:45 pm, some walked by in curiousity of where the large group of Midlothian students with plenty of bags packed was going, while current team members that would not be make the trip to the team came to wish them good luck before their trip. Some kids were probably wishing they should have joined the cross country team in getiing out of school early on Thursday and missing class on Friday. Too bad for them as these Hoover-bound runners earned this trip.
PennTrackXC.com Intern/Associate Editor Hannah Granger will be periodically publishing a Q&A with coaches and athletes from across the state. She developed a series of questions for coaches on their training philosophy, influences, athletes, teams they\'ve coached, etc. Her questions for athletes will focus on role models, iPods, running without shoes, courses, etc. If you\'d like to recommend a coach or athlete for Hannah\'s Q&A, email email@example.com. First up... Chambersburg coach Chris Monheim and #1 runner Sarah Morrison. Enjoy.
MileStat.com\'s Brandon Miles will be en route and chronicling the long 12 hour journey that the Midlothian High School and Brentsville High School cross country teams will be making together on a bus down to Hoover, Alabama for this year\'s Great American Cross Country Festival. The meet has great Nike Team Nationals implications for both boys and girls\' squads on each team with the Midlothian boys ranked #1 in the Southeast Region currently and Brentsville boys right behind them in the #2 spot, while the Midlothian girls are ranked #2 in the latest Southeast region rankings with the Brentsville girls at #5. A preview article on the trip and meet is forthcoming as well as a wrapup from last weekend\'s racing action with more photos, videos, and meet summaries prior to Thursday\'s 1:30 PM deparature time from Midlothian to Hoover.
Tony Harden is the Head Girls Coach at St. Henry High School. His girls have won the last three Class A State Championships.
Comments like \"state champions\" and \"best Lehigh Valley team ever\" buzzed through the stands of Northern Lehigh High School on Saturday. It was because the Emmaus High Green Hornets had just stung their competition in the girls varsity race of the 13th Annual Bulldog Invitational. But that wasn\'t the only reason why this team was causing such a stir. (Melissa Meade (l) and Lindsey Graybill both qualified for states as freshmen in 2005 - photo by PennTrackXC.com)
Emma and Kate Borowicz are sophomores on the Mann cross country team. The twins talk about Coaches Classic, including Kate\'s win and Emma losing her shoe, along with summer running and their future in the sport.
Mauldin girls, Fort Mill boys win team titles at Coaches Classic
The teams in this rankings were voted on by coaches from all over the state. We had some major changes from last week.
The Concord Mountain Lions put on an awesome display of teamwork and unity as eight runners crossed the line within a span of .10 seconds and claimed the top 10 spots for a perfect score of 15 points. The lady lions also claimed 1st place with a perfect score and their race will be discussed later in the article. Concord University
A great video clip Kathy Kroeger\'s impressive win at the Tennessee Classic.
This is a new era for the Tennessee Classic. It has some new directors and a new distance. What I noticed from the results.
Bluffton teammates were found removing bamboo from Sandhills Research Park Saturday in Columbia, site of the Coaches Classic and state meet, at the Coaches Classic meet.
Nike Team Nationals Week 1 Southeast Rankings
Tampa Jesuit and Satellite won the boys and girls titles at UF. Warwick Valley, NY invaded Orlando and dominated the Edgwater 4A boys race. Chiles and Bartram Trail shined at the Bale-n-Trail. These results and more...
HIGHLIGHTS: Central Cambria\'s Carly Seymour toured the tough ALTOONA course in a record 17:53. Emmaus sophomore Lindsey Graybill led her team to a dominating win at the NORTHERN LEHIGH . At BRIARWOOD at Belmont Plateau, West Chester Henderson came up short against NY\'s Chaminade, but Chris Aldrich went 15:58. Conestoga\'s Hannah Kligman had 30-seconds on the competiton by the mile and ran the best time of the day at 19:40. At the SLIPPERY ROCK INVITATIONAL Neshannock\'s Kacey Gibson and Avonworth\'s Lucas Zarzeczny won the AA races, the fastest tims of the day. The 27-second spread pack-attack from the North Allegheny guys dominated the AAA race. The Lebo girls won AAA, while General McLane swept AA. Jason Weller\'s 16:06 leads all runners in leading his team to a win at the CHRIS FRETZ INV where the Perk Valley girls defended home turf. Noelle Blank and Samantha Bower lead Greensburg-Salem with top finishes at the BOARDMAN OH SPARTAN INV. CB West took CB East and CB South in their CENTRAL BUCKS INV. On the muddy CONNEAUT LAKE 3.2m course, Titusville\'s girls and Cranberry\'s boys were victorious. Seneca girls. Corry boys win @ PENN STATE-BEHREND. Roman Catholic won the CHESTNUT HILL INV behind Geoff Benefield. Lara Crofford and Amanda Raudabaugh led Big Spring to the home win at the BULLDOG INVITATIONAL New York teams invaded the MONTROSE INV, but two PA boys kept them out of the top spots individuallly.
Who said relay meets are suppose to be fun and relaxed? With a total of seven teams ranked in the latest Nike Team Southeast Region Rankings, the 5x2500 meter Brentsville Relays is turning into an early barometer gauge for some of the best teams in the Southeast Region. The meet will feature the top two ranked boys and girls teams in the region with SE #1 Midlothian boys, SE #2 Brentsville boys, SE #1 Eleanor Roosevelt girls, and SE #2 Midlothian girls. Also competing will be SE #4 Thomas Jefferson boys, SE #5 Brentsville girls, and SE #8 Lake Braddock girls. The event is held under the lights at night and begins with the first race of the day at 4:45 PM and ends with the last race of the day, \"A\" division girls, at 8:45 PM.
The Radnor girls\' cross-country team is loaded with standouts this season. Still, coach Tom Flanagan wanted to start the campaign without much hype and attention. That turned out to be impossible. The Raiders were ranked 14th in the country in a Super 25 preseason poll by the Harrier, a magazine produced by running expert Marc Bloom.
The US#14 Radnor girls, pre-season ranked #4 in the Northeast, were dropped in the first real week of rankings to NE#5 after winning the Centaur Invitational... even though the three teams ahead of them and the one below them saw no action. Reason sited was 5th girls was far back. Coatesville remains NE#1 after dominating the Big Valley and Gettysburg Invitationals on consecutive weekends.
GoStanford.com recently launched Spring Valley graduate and distance star Kate Niehaus\' profile.
Week 1 rankings for the Nike Team Nationals have been posted with a total of eight schools (4 boys, 3 girls) from Virginia found ranked in the Southeast region. Fork Union boys (SE #5) and Lake Braddock girls (SE #8) make their first appearances in the rankings. The Midlothian boys maintain their #1 position in the region, while Brentsville at #2 and Thomas Jefferson at #4 edge closer. West Springfield drops one spot to #8, while Midlothian girls move up one to #2. Brentsville girls maintain at #5.
Preview of the Trinity Invitational, three nationally ranked teams will compete in this meet along with several of the top teams in Kentucky.
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Where will all the top teams be this weekend? What matchups should you look out for? Find out here!
Race-by-race entries that have been received as of the deadline (today at Noon CST). Coaches you will be able to switch athletes from JV to varsity or vice-versa.....but every possible runner for your team must be listed somewhere and have an assigned number.
The course was not at all unlike the FootLocker West Regional qualifying course out in Walnut, CA that I ran at the last two years. The infamous hills, Switchback, Poop-Out and Reservoir that many runners from the West wake up at night in a cold sweat...(Hannah Granger, 2nd from right) with some of her Radnor teammates.)
Team completes 128 mile course in 14 hours 43 minutes
Brian Long is the first athlete of the 2006 Cross Country season to be highlighted in the weekly Runner Spotlight with KYtrackXC.com. Brian is a senior at Saint Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky and was a key element in Saint Xavier
We are proud to announce that, again this year, the Board of Control has given TSSAA permission to participate in the NFHS Coaches Association Award Program. This program is designed to recognize State Active Coaches of the Year and Sectional Coaches of the Year in each sport sanctioned by the Association.
Two years ago Jason Weller was cut from the Boyertown High boys soccer team. Since then he has finished 11th and 4th at states in XC. This is his last year, and he wants to improve even more. Photo: Weller at the 2005 PIAA State Championships
The season opener for Northern Region schools in Virginia pitted two NTN Southeast ranked squads against each other in SE #5 Thomas Jefferson Science & Tech and SE #8 West Springfield. There was no surprise in Thomas Jefferson coming out as the winner by a 35 point margin of victory as their superior depth was shown by placing seven runners ahead of West Springfield\'s #5. Meanwhile, the Lake Braddock girls started off their 2006 season in impressive fashion at the Monroe Parker Invite as they won by a 45 point margin over Westfield with four runners in the top 14 places.
Plenty of action from this weekend through the Nike Team Nationals Southeast Region: SE #1 Midlothian VA boys survive a scare from SE #6 Brentsville VA boys. SE #3 Midlothian VA girls overcome 2 dropouts to win big over SE #5 Brentsville VA girls & SE #8 Morgantown WV girls. SE #4 and 2005 NTN qualifiers Episcopal FL girls open with a 15 perfect and 12 second #1-5 spread. Several other upsets with teams rising and falling found from meets through the Southeast this past weekend.
A review of the meets from this past weekend.
This is the computer generated rankings from elite performances through 9-11-06
This is the computer generated rankings from elite performances through 9-11-06
In less-than-ideal conditions on a muddy course, Ashley Brasovan still managed to break 18 minutes and defend her title in the first major meet of the season at the Wellington Invitational at Village Park.
Second Meet Date To Be Announced this spring
The Katie Caples Invitational Cross Country meet was the largest season opener in Florida hosting over one thousand runners from as far away as Miami. The nationally ranked Episcopal High School dominated the meet by sweeping the girls race with a perfect score of 15.
The state\'s top ranked boys and girls teams from Midlothian both survived scares at the Great Meadows Invitational in their opening races. The Nike Team Nationals Southeast #1 ranked squad in Midlothian ran well as shown by their low team total of 55 points in the competitive meet, but the NTN SE #6 ranked and two-time defending AA state champions Brentsville proved to be just as good as they finished two points shy of them in second place with 57 points. Midlothian junior Jason Witt took the individual title in a time of 16:03.15. Meanwhile, the Midlothian girls had two of their seven runners drop out of the race including top returnee and 4:53 miler M.C. Miller yet their amazing depth and talent was showcased still in dominating the #2 ranked team in the state and #5 ranked team in the NTN Southeast region in Brentsville by a 65 point margin of victory. The Lady Trojans were led by the Lautzenheiser twins, Kathleen (1st, 19:20.92) and Leia (3rd, 19:46.59), as the freshmen pair finished first and third respectively. More to come from Great Meadows...
Kaylyn Christopher of Preston finished 2nd in 18:46 in the Varsity Girls Group 1 (top race) at Gettysburg. Preston girls were 8th with 200 points. Preston guys were 13th with 298. Josh Feather ran 16:57 for 20th. Results are posted.
Fork Union boys won their second big invite of the week over one of AA\'s top programs in Western Albemarle at the Fork Union Invitational. Coach Winston Brown\'s squad awarded him with an early 41 year old birthday present (turns 41 on Sunday) with their Fork Union Invite championship ever. The Blue Devils were led by race winner Axel Mostrag, who covered the Hardy National 3 mile course in 15:39 as he held off a strong challenge to the end from Manchester\'s Andrew Duty (15:40). Fork Union had four more finishers in the top 22 places with Szymon Rola (5th, 15:49), Jeremy Haney (9th, 16:00), David Johnson (12th, 16:14), and Jamie Reichlen (22nd, 16:47) to finish with a team score of 49 points as Western Albemarle took second with 77 points and gave FUMA a stronger challenge the second time around, especially in the early and mid-stages of the race. Rachel Rose of Albemarle led from the gun and never looked back for a 17:43 win and teammate Liz Barclay had a strong runner-up run in 18:35. However, the strong 1-2 punch was not strong enough for Albemarle (71 pts) to defeat Maggie Walker (66 pts). Complete results are posted. Photos, videos to come from Fork Union later! Meet summaries and photos to come from Great Meadows, Monroe Parker, Blue Demon, and Virginia Tech also!
PA#1\'s win. Coatesville is the real deal. The Manheim Township girls surprise everyone. Sydney Clark emerges as a new star at GETTYSBURG. Radnor girls win at CENTAUR, as Sarah Simonetti and Jason Weller are victorious. In Pittsburgh at the RED, WHITE & BLUE CLASSIC, it\'s Lucas Zarzeczny over Scott VanKooten and Samantha Bower over cuz Natalie. North Allegheny and Mount Lebo reverse team titles. Plus Henderson at TRIPLE THREAT, Cedar Cliff girls at LEBANON VALLEY, Carley Seymor shows off her team at FOREST HILLS... plus coverage of the CLIFF ROBBINS MEMORIAL, MILL STREET RUN, Paul Springer at CENTRAL BUCKS EAST, Kacey Gibson at BIG RED, Haverford Township boys\' at ABINGTON, Lancaster Mennonite at the TWIN VALLEY RAIDER RELAYS, and Ambridge at the CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PA INVITATIONAL.
The 2006 Great Meadows Invitational to be held this Saturday in The Plains, Virginia, will have early season Nike Team Nationals implications. The meet with feature a total of six Nike Team Nationals Southeast region ranked squads including preseason SE #1 Midlothian boys. The meet will serve as an early measuring stick of some of Virginia\'s and the Southeast\'s best teams with SE #1 Midlothian, SE #6 Brentsville, SE #7 Hermitage for the boys, while the NTN teams for the girls consist of SE #3 Midlothian, SE #5 Brentsville, and SE #8 Morgantown of West Virginia. The meet will also feature an early season showdown between two of the state\'s best returning cross country runners in Mountain View sophomore Thomas Porter and Midlothian junior Jason Witt.
At this weekend\'s Fork Union Invitational, another great battle is expected between the homestanding Blue Devils of Fork Union and Warriors of Western Albemarle, after FUMA came on top in the first of several head-to-head this season at Tuesday\'s Ragged Mountain Cup 4x2 mile relay. Cup runners-up Western Albemarle will be looking to take advantage of the longer distance on the Hardy National three mile course layout at FUMA along with the traditional meet scoring of five runners deep being used. Last year at FUMA, Albemarle senior Rachel Rose finished third in a time of 17:35.27 as she finished under the course record, but behind two eventual Foot Locker Nationals All-Americans last fall in Aurora Scott (16:46.97) and Catherine White (17:08.91). With Scott and White not returning for this year\'s race, Rose will be the heavy favorite and look to improve upon her 2005 time.
Nike Team Nationals Southeast Region Week 2 Report (week ending 9/2) from NTN SE Region editor Brandon Miles. Highlights include upsets at Clara Bowl with SE #10 Scottsboro AL girls and unranked South Forsyth GA girls beating SE #7 Mountain Brook girls. Near upset in boys race with unranked Parkview GA boys finishing 1 point behind SE #4 Smiths Station AL. SE #2 Trinity KY boys win big in first 5K race. Holy Trinity FL boys and girls and Pinecrest NC boys look to be back in the fray again this year.
Belmont Plateau beckons for the emergence of new stars from the Philadelphia Catholic League in 2006. With the graduation of PCL Individual Champ Greg Thomas of Cardinal O
Hoover\'s varsity women\'s cross country team opened the 2006 season with a perfect score of 10 in a rare Abraham Lincoln-style \"four score\" meet at the Oak Mountain Invitational.
Her elbow was broken. Her knee was bruised. But Jessica Cickay did what she knew best when she hit rock bottom. The 5-7, dark-haired college sophomore scraped herself back up and started over. (Jessica Cickay at the 1/28/06 Terrier Classic, Boston University - Photo by Alison Wade, www.eliterunning.com)
The Wickham Park Jamboree on Saturday was the last of the preseason meets before the regular season begins this week. In case you missed it, meet host Holy Trinity was very impressive on both the boys and girls sides.
Team looks to defend state cross country title
Ask anyone in Virginia who laces up their cross country spikes for a living where the toughest harrier zone in the state is, and fall after fall they
The first set of State Rankings through 9/04/06.
Oaktree Academy junior Aurora Scott continues to amaze heading into this fall\'s cross country season as it is very apparent that while she was not racing during the track season, she was clearly preparing for this fall\'s cross country season as shown by her recent performance this past weekend at the Rock \'n\' Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach. Scott was the top finishing runner in her age group, 14th among all females, and 65th overall with a mind boggling time of 1:18.15.
New Orleans - The Tulane University cross country team opened its season Friday evening at City Park with a second-place finish at the Green Wave Invitational, the only home event of the season. Tulane\'s Aubrey Phillips finished second among Division I scorers, with a time of 19:30.
With such a loaded year for the state of Virginia expected with the number of elite female distance runners returning for this fall\'s cross country season, W.T. Woodson senior Sarrah Hadiji can easily be overlooked. After all, the state returns two Foot Locker Nationals All-Americans in Aurora Scott and Catherine White. Another pre-season favorite to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals in defending AAA state champion Rachel Rose of Albemarle comes back as well. However, the argument could be made that Hadiji has the greatest upside among the four as the defending AAA 3200 meter indoor state champion is only entering her second season of cross country. While her junior year had some misfortunes including a fall at Foot Locker South and dog attack prior to championship season in outdoors, the Woodson star has shown in past races just a sneak peak of what she is capable of.
WEEK #1: Ernesto hit, but it wasn\'t a knockout. This is cross country... so runners prevailed at most meets. The Viking Invitational at Tamanend Park moved the schedule ahead and combined races and got it all in... being rewarded with one course record. In the rain Saturday, US#4 Coatesville cruised to an easy win with just 16 points. Unfortunately, three others cancelled.