MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - More than 2,400 young athletes who have advanced through association and regional championships will meet this Saturday, December 10, at the 2011 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Luck won't save you. Neither will pasta dinners, war paint, triple-knotted laces or pre-race huddles. The only thing that will save you in cross country is the unbreakable determination to run harder, for longer, than everyone else.
The ASBA, founded in 1965, is a non-profit association focused on professionalizing the process of developing, designing and building sports facilities. Their Technical Meetings, which I have attended since 1991, are one of my favorite convention and trade shows each and every year. These folks build the sports sanctuaries across the country.
North Central senior Futsum Zeinasellassie won the Nike Cross Nationals on Saturday in Portland, Ore., running a time of 15 minutes, 3 seconds to break the 5,000-meter course record by seven seconds.
The Nike Cross Nationals is comprised of 8 Regional Qualifying meets and the National Finals in Portland. Following in the tradition of European cross country meets, the Nationals event will again feature a multiple loop race course with man-made obstacles built on the inside of the horse race track at Portland Meadows in Oregon.
New York, USA - Former World 100m record holder Asafa Powell will make his New York indoor track debut at the 2012 U.S. Open Track & Field on 28 January at Madison Square Garden, the first of the six-meeting 2012 IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting series.
INDIANAPOLIS - Ajeé Wilson (Neptune, N.J.) has been named the 2011 Youth Athlete of the Year by USA Track & Field’s Youth Committee. Wilson will be honored on Saturday, December 3, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in St. Louis, Mo.
by Larry Eder
The Nike Border Clash 13 had the best weather that I have recalled in the past decade. The 4,387 meters that the best 40 boys and girls from Washington and Oregon traversed was pretty good footing for this time in November. It is a deceptively tough course. However, there are few times in the past 13 years when runners have been this close! In fact the first three boys were within a second!
by Larry Eder
The Nike Border Clash started back in November 1999, when, at the time, two Nike employees, Josh Rowe and John Truax, convinced some Nike executives that a race pitting the top high school boys and girls from Washington and Oregon made sense. The race was to determine who had the best cross country runners? Oregon or Washington.
ARLINGTON, Va. - (November 14, 2011) - The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States, has announced the 2011 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Twenty-eight programs throughout the U.S. that collectively serve 30,000 youth will receive a total of $20,000 in grants, an increase compared to the $15,000 granted in 2010.
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