Nike Indoor Nationals 2007

Landover, MD


Nike Indoor Coverage, Florida Summary Mar 11, 2007

Teona Rodgers had a very impressive double with two second place finishes in the 200 and 60H.  Ashley Brasovan had the lone Florida national title with a huge performance in the 2 mile.  While Chris Ward and Kayle Hale each took third place in their respective events.  Check out the full summary and tons of coverage including photos, results, articles, videos, and audio interviews from our on-site coverage through the MileSplit Network, which featured a team of six people covering the two days of Nike Indoor Nationals in Landover, MD.

Virginia sweeps new 5K race at Nike Indoors Mar 10, 2007

 Photos by John HerzogThe Nike Indoor Nationals introduced the 5,000 meter run to the meet's lineup for the 2007 meet and the state of Virginia welcomed it with open arms as homeschooled junior Aurora Scott won the girls race in 16:53.55, while Midlothian junior Jason Witt won the boys in 15:05.29. Virginia went 1-3 in the boys race with Mountain View sophomore Thomas Porter also picking up All-American honors in third place at 15:12.82. Porter finished two seconds off the sophomore class national record.

Sean Holston Audio Interview Mar 13, 2007

Audio interview by Kevin Milsted with Sean Holston at Nike Indoor Nationals. Holston picked up two national titles this past weekend at NIN in the 200 and 400 meter dashes including a US #7 all-time performance of 47.12 in the 400 meter dash.

Nike Indoor Nationals Boys Entry List: Virginians Mar 05, 2007

Boys entry list for the 2007 Nike Indoor Nationals to be held Saturday and Sunday, March 10th and 11th. Virginian entries are highlighted in bold. will be on-site with Brandon Miles and David Fleenor.

S.C. highlights: Nike Indoor Nationals Mar 12, 2007

Stowers third in 60 hurdles, breaks own freshman record. Morris fifth in 200 finalsIndoor championships March 10-11 at Prince George's Sports & Learning Center in Landover, Md. Photo gallery 1 Photo gallery 2

Florida Entries for NIN, NSIC Meets This Weekend Mar 07, 2007

There are two major (rival) indoor track & field national championships this weekend. Nike Indoor Nationals will take place in Landover, Maryland. The National Scholastic Indoor Championship will take place in New York City. Quite a few Floridians are making the trip to one of the two destinations and we have the entry list of all the high school athletes from Florida entered. Top girls names that are Nike Indoor bound include Teona Rodgers, Katie Traylor, Ashley Brasovan, Kayla Hale, Emily Houston, Latoya Parkinson, Dina Emde, Adrianna Hill, and Episcopal HS. They will be joined in Maryland by the likes of Harry Adams, Chris Ward, Joe Franklin, Kevin Harley, Alex Wills, Tyler Greathouse, Jarius Cooper, Anthony Morales, CJ Lockhart, and others. At NSIC Alexandia Crabb, Jazmyn Shorter, Marc Gomez, Daisy Glasser,, Kaitlin Shiver, and others round out the field from Florida. We will have comprehensive on-site coverage including video, photos, and interviews via the MileSplit Network\'s five-person team at Nike Indoor Nationals. We will not have a team on site at NSIC, but we should hopefully have photos submitted from some of the coaches and parents from that meet to post.

3/10 WKND: MD: Price MR|All time from Krais+Easton|Henderson DMR|NY:N Penn-Springer 2nd|NEW VID/AUD Mar 10, 2007

 Don't forget to subscribe. That is the main way we pay for this full-time level of coverage. Three choices: 3-months/4-months/One Year Highlighting the weekend... On DAY THREE of the NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS at the New York Armory, North Penn captured 2nd in the 4x800. Jamar Jones of Engineering & Science early all-American with his 3rd place in the 800. Kiski Area's Garner McCloud earned all-American status with a 5th place in the triple jump. Chris Ferry of Henderson, took 8th in the 800. On DAY TWO, Caitlin DeFusco, Germantown Academy, moved to the semis of the 200 but was DQed in the finals. PCL reps Archbishop Prendergast and Cardinal O'Hara boys were 8th and 9th in the 4xmile. In the 4x200, Cardinal O'Hara, Neshaminy and Neumann Goretti's boys advanced, as did the West Catholic girls. Joe Berry, Hatboro-Horsham, advanced to the finals of the pole vault. Liberty's Beki Finn and Easton's Abby Schaffer tied for 5th and earned all-American certificates. Simone Carter, West Catholic, did not advance to Sunday's final in the 60. On DAY ONE in New York, Unionville senior Paul Springer ran 2nd in the 5000, going 14:51.07. Steve Murdoch of NY took 1st. West Catholic's Simone Carter advanced in the 60 dash with a 7.84. Kashif Thompson of Archbishop Ryan moved on in the 60 hurdles, going 8.36. The Cardinal O'Hara boys were 7th in the 1600 Sprint Medley Relay, running 3:33.32.(North Penn takes 2nd in the 4x800 - Photo by Maroon News of NJ) On DAY TWO of the NIKE INDOOR NATIONALS in Maryland, Chanelle Price set a meet record in the 800, winning in 2:07.43. Shaniel Chambers of Chester was 5th in 2:14.36. Elliot Rhodes of Germantown Academy was 4th in the 800. Karen Shump of Penncrest, was runner-up again in the shot put. And Weston Banks of Hempfield, took 2nd in the boys' shot put. Cheltenham's Brandon Bing was 5th in the 200. Glen Mills' Reuben Aimes was 6th in the long jump. Also earning all-American honors were Great Valley and Baldwin in the boys' 4x800. Great Valley was 3rd and Baldwin, 6th. William Tennent's James Pittinger took 6th in the high jump. Abby Schaffer, Easton, took 6th in the pole vault. Ryann Krais advanced to the semis of the 60 hurdles, but missed by .02 at 8.70 in advancing to the finals. In the 60 dash, Jasmine Russ of Franklin High in Philly, and Kristen Arnold of Downingtown West each advanced to the semis, but both missed the final. PA 3000 champs Carly Seymour and Jason Weller were 9th and 11th, respectively, in the 2-mile run. On DAY ONE in Maryland, Ryann Krais, Methacton, set a meet record and recorded the #3 all-time prep Pentathlon with 3715 point, six better than Gayle Hunter scored in 2004. She won the 60 hurdles, high jump, long jump and 800, and tied for 2nd in the shot put for a total of 3715 points. Germantown Academy's Alex Holcombe tied for 3rd in the boy's Pentathlon, taking 6th in the 60 hurdles, 4th in the long jump, 2nd in the shot put, 13th in the high jump, and 5th in the 1000 meter run, for a total 3966 points. The West Chester Henderson boys won the DMR, with Baldwin taking 5th, and Great Valley 8th. The Easton girls won the SMR in a US#1 time (All-Time #4), as Chester took 4th. In the 5000, two Pennsylvanians earned all-American status as Kassie Meholick of Cedar Cliff and Katherine Ward of State College ran 5th and 6th, respectively. Germantown Friends ran to a 4th place finish in the 4xmile, while Saint Basil's Academy captured 6th. Both captured all-American honors. No PA athletes advanced in the 400. Ijeoma Iheoma of Council Rock South was the top PA runner for the girls, and Russell Dinkins of Philadelphia was 19th.  Flash Results from NIN Live Results from NIN  Results from NSIC    

Nike Indoor Nationals Coverage Mar 13, 2007

Coach Eddie Williams kept the success at NIN going for his Bethel team after last year's national record 400 run by Francena McCorory, it was the Bethel boys stealing the show this year with two national titles in the sprint relays (4x200, 4x400) from slower sections. (Photo by David Fleenor)  Virginia had a total of 7 national champions, 7 national runners-up, and 47 All-Americans at the 2007 Nike Indoor Nationals. Top performances included two US #7 all-time performances from Sean Holston in the 400 meter dash at 47.12 and Axel Mostrag in the 800 meter run at 1:51.63. Sean Holston and Bethel boys were double national champions as Holston came back to win the 200 meter dash in 21.53, while Bethel picked up two upset national championships in the 4x200 (1:29.60) and 4x400 (3:21.76) meter relays. More to come from Landover...

Nike Indoor Nationals Girls Preview Mar 09, 2007

    Here is an event-by-event look at the girls competition in the Nike Indoor Nationals this weekend (March 10-11) in Landover, Maryland.

THE WHO to look out for from Virginia at Nike Indoor Nationals. Mar 09, 2007

 Last year, Fork Union's Axel Mostrag nearly pulled off an improbable come from behind win in the DMR with a 4:13 1600m anchor leg. This year with relay members Szymon Rola (2:30 1000, 4:20 1600) and Jamie Reichlen (2:32), Fork Union may not have as a dramatic finish in the DMR, but Mostrag's attempt at double national titles on Sunday in the mile and 800 in a 1 1/2 hour span will have plenty.   WHOOOOOOO ARE YOU? WHO! WHO! WHO! WHO! Inspired by attending Thursday night's amazing concert in DC by The Who, we take a look at "The Who" as in the Virginians who should make the biggest noise this weekend at the 2007 edition of the Nike Indoor Nationals. Virginia will have a large delegation of its top athletes and relays competing at NIN this weekend as the state hopes to bring in more than a handful of national champions as well as a countless number of All-American top six finishers. In particular, three individuals stand the best shots at being national champions in two events a piece with Sean Holston in the 200 and 400 meter dash, Axel Mostrag in the mile and 800 meter run, and Aurora Scott in the 5K and two mile run.

The superlatives escape him. She is not easily impressed. Mar 11, 2007

The superlatives escape him. She is not easily impressed.He is Rob Ronzano, coach of one Ryann Krais, the remarkably talented, genuinely humble talent who added another national title to her growing resume with the #3 all-time indoor Pentathlon on Saturday at the Nike Team Nationals. Ronzano saw the talent when she started her indoor season as a freshman. His reaction was to read everything he could find, and talk with as many coaches as he could - all in an effort to try to stay ahead of her talent curve. He's still ahead, but it's like trying to outrun a train. Sometimes it's just best to step off the track and watch. On Saturday at NIN, he coached. But he also watched, and what he saw from the junior again amazed him. "To be a little off and to still set a record, that's pretty special," Ronzano understated. Photo by John Herzog for the MileSplit Network

Alabama breakdown at Nike Indoor Nationals Mar 12, 2007

Alabama was well represented this weekend at Nike Indoor Nationals. Athletes from Mountain Brooke, St Pauls, Smiths Station, and Hoover all participated this past weekend. Photos from this past weekend are available at the following galleries. Herzog

MileSplit Network Coverage from the NIN Mar 12, 2007

The MileSplit Network was out in full force covering the 2007 Nike indoor Nations this weekend. thousands of pictures have been posted along with some video, and audio coverage.

Axel Mostrag Audio Interview Mar 13, 2007

Audio interview by Kevin Milsted with Nike Indoor Nationals 800 meter champion Axel Mostrag of Fork Union. Mostrag broke the Polish junior national 800 meter record and posted the fastest ever indoor 800 meter time by a Virginian prep with a 1:51.63 victory in Landover.

Plan comes together for Henderson for DMR National title - with a little improv from Chris Aldrich Mar 13, 2007

Coaches plan. Athletes listen. When the coach is as accomplished and strategically experienced as West Chester Henderson's Kevin Kelly, and the athletes are as talented and coachable as Chris Ferry, Tim Shea, Andrew Jervis and Chris Aldrich, good things are bound to happen. Kelly had a plan. The runners knew that their workouts indicated they could beat the team they perceived as their main competition - Fork Union Military Academy of Virginia. Kelly outlined his battle plan to PennTrackXC's Gayle Rich. "Our strategy was to give Aldrich as big a lead as possible." Photo by David Fleenor for The MileSplit Network

Rashaad Cannon Video Interview Mar 13, 2007

Video interview by Brandon Miles with Highland Springs senior Rashaad Cannon at the 2007 Nike Indoor Nationals. Cannon finished as a national runner-up in the long jump as he led the competition until the final jumps with a personal best mark of 23'9". (Photo by John Herzog)