Starting Line: Training For State, Icy Springs, And Arcadia

A national roundup of the best stories from around the MileSplit network this weekend.

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Training to get to state? Lauryn Williams' training plan is here again ... Austin Kratz flies to two impressive wins at Arcadia ... Pennsylvania has race videos of the Bruce Dallas Invitational ...New York has race videos from the Pearl River Pirate Relays ... Pearl River's boys went out and competed at Arcadia, though ... Virginia's fast-rising freshman sprint prospect Hannah Waller opens at Arcadia ...Virginia also has race videos from the Carolyn Legard Relays ...Photos from the VertKlasse Meet in North Carolina ...Over 1,500 photos from the Steinbrenner Invitational in Florida ...Caitlin Collier dropped a cool US No. 1 in the 600m earlier this week ... Dear Winter: An Open Letter from Iowa ...Minnesota is right there with ya, Iowa! ...Five bold predictions about Minnesota track and field this sprint ...Kansas can't stand this cold, either ...A breakdown of Lee's Summit West, of Missouri, at Arcadia ...Arcadia photos by Clark Kranz ...Josh Farmer has a historic decathlon from a California athlete at Arcadia ...District has started in Texas, and here are the top performances from the week ...Race videos from the Mobile Challenge of Champions ... A thorough training plan in the 800m from Hazel Clark

One of Virginia's top distance talents,  Bethany Graham, returns from XC for a solid debut in 1600m (Va.MileSplit)

North Carolina high school prospect Jamar Davis commits to NC State (NCRunners)

Pine Crest (FL) High's girls broke 4x1600 state record at Arcadia (FLRunners)

Michael Mooney almost wins loaded 3200m at Arcadia (ColoradoTrackXC)

Jodi Lipp, one of Minnesota's sprint standouts, gives an interview (MN.MileSplit)

A Q&A with Kalli Anderson, the fastest girl in Kanas (KS.MileSplit)

Carter Cheeseman, private school star in Texas, goes 8:54.06 at Arcadia (Tx.MileSplit)

A Q&A with Indiana prep Cole Hocker (MileSplit.IN)

Which events lead to long jump success? A breakdown in Alabama (Al.MileSplit)

Which athletes from Rhode Island are competing in the Boston Marathon? (MileSplit.RI)

Preps in Rhode Island, the Bishop Hendricken boys, continue to dominate (MileSplit.RI)

Sun Angel Classic Interviews (MileSplit.AZ)

Catching up with Bowling Green's Ryen Draper (MileSplit.MI)

Ericka Vanderlende is crushing it in Michigan (MileSplit.MI)

The Mullen Invitational lives up to the hype (ColoradoTrackXC)

California's Sonde Guttormsen clears state record 18-2.50 at Arcadia (MileSplit.CA)

And the celebration

Great Oak (CA) High's Tori Gaitan talks about her weekend at Arcadia