Live From Nike Cross Nationals
Alex Lohr, Chris Chavez, Kyle Brazeil and Aaron Rich break down the action from Portland Meadows. (Photo by Don Rich)
Autistic High Schooler Runs A 5K In 15 Minutes, Qualifies For Nationals After Running Changed His Life
Mike Brannigan, a junior at Northport High (NY) and his team are off to Nationals! (via Business Insider)
Portland, OR - Nike Cross Nationals, entering it's tenth iteration, is the highlight of the year for Cross Country teams around the country. For many, it has overtaken the focus of many as the end goal for a season body of work.
The girls individual race at NXN will be the best individual national race of the season and perhaps the best NXN match-up in the history of the event.
The boys individual race at NXN will be missing a few key competitors (running at Foot Locker), but that is a trivial point. The field this year is loaded and the race up front should be one for the ages. (via MileSplit)
Ithaca, NY - The Armory Oval is not the only track getting an overhaul. Cornell's Indoor Track, housed in Barton Hall, will also be undergoing a redesign, in anticipation for new NCAA's specifications. This has pushed back some of the dates as all the lines are removed from the surface, but the surface should be ready for the first scheduled meet, as well as the 2014 Indoor New York State Championships. Official comment from Cornell's Director of Track and Field below.
Beware Pobo Efekoro of Forest Hills High in Queens. Less than two years ago, he was a 40-foot shot putter. Now, as a senior, he seems certain to push past 60 feet this winter. And that's just part of his story. (via Armory Track)
Wappingers Falls, NY - The meet that lived up to the hype, the NXN-NY Qualifier housed the best action of the year, by any measure. We've got all the action for you right here.
NXN At-Large Bids announced:
Wappingers Falls, NY - We have a crew on scene at both Bowdoin Park and Van Cortlandt Park to simultaneously bring you the best coverage possible. We'll be live tweeting both races, and getting the qualifiers out to you first and foremost. Stay tuned.
The D1 XC Nationals at Terre Haute IN, the D2 Nationals in Spokane Washington WA, and the D3 Nationals at Hanover IN were all played out last Saturday. More than 7% of the runners in the six men's and women's races (105 of 1550) were graduates of NY high schools.
With a certain runner from Newark, N.J., now competing in (and winning) national collegiate championships, Saturday's Foot Locker Northeast race can be summed up in two words - wide open.
MileSplit HQ - Have some extra time on Turkey Day? While the heat begins to rise in the oven, lets remind you of all the action thats about to rise on the XC courses around the state this weekend. Check out our Regional Flashbacks.
On the race's return to Van Cortlandt Park, seven of the ten qualifiers in 2012 were underclassmen, a theme that is starting to become commonplace at the Northeast Regional Championship. Though six of these seven (more on that in a sec) will be favorites to repeat, these girls know that returning to the Foot Locker finals may be harder this year than in the previous year, as more talent enters the meet and shows no fear in challenging the veterans.
MileSplit NY - It's nationals season for the folks of the Northeast. Perspectives have changed from trying to beat out the best of the state, to competing with the best of the best. Teams and athletes have two options for those who wish to extend their season. To oversimplify, the Nike Cross Regionals are for teams looking to continue, and the Foot Locker Regional is for the individual. There is some slight variation in these perspectives, but more on that later. Because of scheduling, it is either one or the other. Both events have some of NY's top talent, and our full Foot Locker preview will be out on tomorrow. Also of note, teams are not allowed to use their school names, so club names are required. Below are some highlights.
MileSplit HQ - It's nationals season for the folks of the Northeast. Perspectives have changed from trying to beat out the best of the state, to competing with the best of the best. Teams and athletes have two options for those who wish to extend their season. To oversimplify, the Nike Cross Regionals are for teams looking to continue, and the Foot Locker Regional is for the individual. There is some slight variation in these perspectives, but more on that later. Because of scheduling, it is either one or the other. Both events have some of the region top talent, and our full Foot Locker preview will be out on later today. Also of note, teams are not allowed to use their school names, so club names are required. We added them in under their school names below, for easier digestion of the information.
- How to make milesplit more exciting!
- Article Comment: Change Comes to Barton Hall, Home Of The State Meet
- Article Comment: NY Collegians Wrap-up for Nationals
- Article Comment: Records, Rivalries and Redemption at NXN-NY
- Section 1 Novice Meet 2013
- Article Comment: NXN-NY / Foot Locker Northeast Regional Preview
- Article Comment: Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional Preview
- Article Comment: New York Comes Out On Top Of NCAA When Scored by Home State
- Jesuit Championships 2013
- Article Comment: New York College Runners Go for Nationals
- Ryan Udvadia to High Point University
- Alex Christensen to University at Albany
- Thomas Matera to Bucknell University
- James Deutmeyer to Villanova University
- Katie Lembo to Providence College
- Mary Cain to University of Portland
- Steven Booker to Rice University
- Carolyn Hopkins to Elon University
- Justin Leopold to Elon University
- Ashley Wiggins to University of Connecticut