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Top 100 Most Popular Meets on MileSplit from Past Year Brandon Miles Jul 12, 2014

MileSplit and our MileSplit affiliate state sites have covered a lot of meets over the past year, but what meets were the most popular and visited for the results, coverage, articles, photos, videos, and interviews? Take a look as we list the top 100 most visited meet pages in the country on MileSplit over the past 12 months.

Poll: What Is The Track Equivalent To Winning The Triple Crown? Nolan Jez Jun 5, 2014

It is really quite a feat to win all three races of the Triple Crown, and yes people I am talking about the real Triple Crown in horse racing. With California Chrome going for it, the first since 1979, it got my thinking and curious. What in our sport is of comparable difficulty as going for the Triple Crown. 

Penn Relays Accepted VA Relays Released! Nolan Jez Apr 16, 2014

The office of the Penn Relays released and posted the accepted entries in the 4x800's and Distance Medley Relays this evening. These include some of the fastest teams and individuals in the state that are also favored in these relays. 

Indoor TF Journal: Courtney Smith, Unionville - Entry #9 - March 26 - Coping with injury Mar 26, 2014

Unionville senior Courtney Smith enters her third year of XC with a resume that has been growing season-to-season. As a sophomore, she was 4th in AAA at Hershey. Then last year, she won her first state title, setting a meet and course record. In the winter, she broke the state record in the 3000 meter run, but had to settle for 2nd place. She more than made up for it by twice outsprinting the same competitor, first for 3rd place in the Girls 3000 Invitational at the Penn Relays, and then in the finals of the AAA 3200 meter run at the PIAA State Championships. Despite an injury, Smith captured 3rd in an incredible 3000 at PTFCA Indoor States, and anchored her DMR to a state title. Then two weeks later, she anchored that DMR to a 6th place finish in the New Balance Nationals Indoor champs in a time ten seconds better than their state title... and anchored the 4xmile the next day to a 3rd place finish - both earning all-American recognition.

Most Impressive NB Nationals Record Poll Winner: Desiree Freier (TX) Brandon Miles Mar 24, 2014

Last week, we asked MileSplit US site followers to vote on the most impressive national record breaking performance from the 2014 New Balance Nationals Indoor. Many options to choose from after 7 national records were set at this year's indoor national championship meet. After nearly 2,000 votes were tallied, we can confirm an official winner.

PennTrackXC Journal: Tessa Barrett, Abington Hghts - Entry #6 - Mar 19 - The dream year continues Press Release PennTrackXC.com Mar 19, 2014

Abington Heights senior Tessa Barrett qualified for states in XC as a freshman and sophomore, and after an eye-opening 17:58 at the 2012 Tennett Invitatonal, she looked destined to challange for a state AAA title. But a mud-fest at the District 2 meet led to an injury, and the opportunity was lost. She bounced back in indoor with a solo 10:02 3k in February 2013. Her 3000 at PTFCA champs was an epic battle with Courtney Smith and Regan Rome - one she ultimately won in a state record 9:47.73. She would go on to take 4th at the Penn Relays 3000 in 9:40, and then 2nd (to Smith) in another battle at outdoor states, going 10:25 for 3200 meters. This year she opened with a stunning 17:26 at Cliff Robbins, and then not only won the Gold Race at PIAA Foundation, but set the course record for the Poop-Out Hill layout in 17:48. And then she followed in the recent spike-prints of Neely Spence and Angel Piccirillo, winning the Foot Locker Northeast Regional... then trumping all of the past Foot Locker finalists from PA by winning the championship at storied Balboa Park. But she was only beginning an incredible final high school campaign - resetting her state 3K record four more times - first at the Susquehanna High School Classic in late January; then again at the PTFCA State Championships on March 1, and then twice more at New Balance Indoor Nationals - both en route, first in the 5000 meter championship in which she set a national record of 16:11.85, and then two days later in (9:31.09) winning the two-mile title in a PA record and US#1 10:08.05. And we still have outdoor! WHEW!  

Redemption Sunday for Union Catholic relays Phil Grove Mar 19, 2014

Sunday was the time to tidy up any loose ends or unfinished business from the 2014 indoor season, and one of the nation’s best relay teams definitely had some missions to accomplish on the final day of the New Balance Nationals Indoor.

Brisco makes right choice in 60 dash Stephen Mazzone Mar 19, 2014

Mikiah Brisco is one of those athletes that some may envy. The senior from Baton Rouge, La., is among the best nationally in the hurdles and the sprints, two events she competed at this past summer at the IAAF World Youth Games in Ukraine.

NBNI: Final day produces national champion (and more) Stephen Mazzone Mar 18, 2014

After three exciting days of the best track & field this indoor season, the New Balance Nationals at The Armory came to a close on Sunday. There were seven national records, several meet marks and nation No. 1 efforts and some great performances from our Rhode Island athletes, too.        

7 National Records at the 2014 New Balance Nationals Indoor! Brandon Miles Mar 17, 2014

MileSplit US will be on-site with a strong coverage team providing a great depth and quality of photos, video interviews, stories, meet updates on the national page as well as via twitter (follow us @milesplit) over the three-day 2014 edition of the New Balance Nationals Indoor at the Armory in New York City.

New Balance Nationals Indoor - Florida Edition - Moore Wins Boys Pent, McQueen Davis Claim Silvers Todd Grasley Mar 17, 2014

While the vast majority of Florida athletes were competing across the state, several headed to the famed Armory in New York, the site of New Balance Nationals Indoor. Freeport senior and University of Arkansas claimed the national title in the pentathlon while North Florida Christian senior and University of Florida signee Darrielle McQueen leaped to a new personal best 41-3.75 in the triple jump and a runner-up finish.  Class of 2017 star Karimah Davis was second in the girl's freshman 400 meter dash.

Nate Moore triple jumps into double gold Phil Grove Mar 17, 2014

His victory in Saturday’s long jump competition left Nathaniel Moore looking forward to bigger and better things in the 2014 outdoor season. Another gold medal on Sunday has the Fremont, Calif., standout more anxious than ever to compete outdoors.

Redemption for Figueroa Stephen Mazzone Mar 17, 2014

At last year’s New Balance Nationals, Ohio’s Gabby Figueroa was the top-seeded weight-thrower in the country, but left The Armory with a moderately-disappointing third-place finish.

Injured leg guts it out for Blacksburg 4xMile Stephen Mazzone Mar 16, 2014

Based on their 1-2-4-5 finish at the state meet a few weeks ago where they averaged a 5:01 mile, Blacksburg (VA) was considered a strong favorite to win the 4x1 mile relay at the nationals. But that all changed a week and a half ago when a foot injury to relay member Emily Beatty forced the junior to resort to an elliptical machine this past week leading up to the big meet.

Mantz travels long distance to 5K national title Stephen Mazzone Mar 14, 2014

The indoor track & field season has been moderately frustrating for Connor Mantz. Even though the Skyview (UT) junior has run a few quality times since the start of the year, the victories have been minimal. But it all came together Friday night at the New Balance National Indoor Championships.

Cardinal O'Hara boys flirt with sub 10 in DMR Stephen Mazzone Mar 14, 2014

Cardinal O’Hara coach Tom Kennedy was confident his distance medley relay could run fast and clock a time close to 10-minutes flat at the New Balance Nationals. He also felt that to do that it would take a near-perfect effort by everyone that carried the baton.

Road to the Nationals: Bobby Colantonio Mar 13, 2014

Leading up to the New Balance Nationals this weekend at the Armory in New York City, MileSplit RI will feature a top R.I. athlete (relay) that will be making the trip to the Big Apple to compete against the nation’s best.  

New Balance Nationals Indoor Girls Preview Phil Grove Mar 11, 2014

New champions will be plentiful in the girls’ events at the New Balance Indoor Nationals as only three individual champions return from 2013. And one of those former winners will move down in distance to contest a different event on the 200-meter oval.

Road to the Nationals: Maddy Berkson, Classical Mar 11, 2014

Leading up to the New Balance Nationals this weekend at the Armory in New York City, MileSplit RI will feature a top R.I. athlete (or relay) that will be making the trip to the Big Apple to compete against the nation’s best.