Jimmy gives the low down on all the XC action across America.
Lots of conference and county championship action this week.
Results for the weekend of 10-18.
Maryland championship season begins this weekend.
Since 2004 the Nike Cross Nationals has brought the fastest high school cross country teams and athletes in the country to Portland, Oregon to compete for the ultimate prize – a national championship. In its 11th year, the Nike Cross Nationals will be contested for the first time ever at Glendoveer Golf Course. (via MileSplit)
Since 2004 the Nike Cross Nationals has brought the fastest high school cross country teams and athletes in the country to Portland, Oregon to compete for the ultimate prize – a national championship. In its 11th year, the Nike Cross Nationals will be contested for the first time ever at Glendoveer Golf Course.
After only two weeks of practice, six very talented freshman at the University of Tennessee were cut from the team. This came only weeks after the new coach, Alford-Sullivan, had openly praised the freshman recruiting class that she had inherited from previous coaches. With this news, and the realization that this type of thing happens often in the collegiate ranks, the questions arises- should this even be allowed?
MileSplit got the juice coast to coast this past weekend, which included some stellar performances as some of the nation's best went head to head.
It certainly seems to be up for grabs on the boys side in the team title race. A couple of squads that may have competed in invitationals for a few successive weeks could be looking for a break and also a couple of the larger schools have their top seven competing elsewhere, although they are entered in all the other races. The girls team title seems to be wide open as well with Patriot, George Marshall and Washington-Lee appearing to be among the top teams. Patriot was second at Octoberfest and have as their top runner, sophomore Rachel McArthur, who was six individually in the seeded race at Octoberfest. The race co-winners were Marshall freshmen twins Ashley Holt and Heather Holt, both of whom also finished among the top ten at Oatlands, while W-L, which lost some top runners due to graduation, was still third at Oatlands and are led by senior Donia Nichols.
Coverage of the October 11th weekend meets
Bethesda-Chevy Chase's Nora McUmber took the victory at DCXC in an impressive state leading time of 17:58. She is of course joined by Weini Kelati who is Virgnia's top All-Met runner who also won a race, junior championship, at the DCXC invitational this year. Both of these girls are joined by Sami King, the DC leader, on this All-Metro list. Check out the full top 50 for each municipality here.
Georgetown Day's Tristan Colaizzi wins the DCXC junior race and leads his fellow Washingtonians as the District's top 5K runner. Check out the top 50 DC All-Metro individuals for each DC, Maryland and Virginia below! See where everyone matches up and who the top guys are in the greater DC area.
In the latest Run Junkie HS, Jimmy breaks down the top highlights from the first weekend of XC action in October!