November 25, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS IN) National 1,500 meter high school record holder Jordan Hasay (file photo), of Arroyo Grande, CA, has been named the 2008 Youth Athlete of the Year by USA Track & Field. Hasay will be honored on Saturday, December 6, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
November 24, 2008 from www.runohio.com - Malone University defeated Azusa Pacific by 57 points to win the NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championship. The Malone University Pioneers won their second straight and third National title.
November 21, 2008 from press release -- This weekend, high school cross-country athletes from across the Northeast will come together in Wappingers Falls to toe the line in the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) Northeast regional qualifier for the chance to earn an all-expense paid trip to compete in the NXN national championship.
November 21, 2008 from press release (New York, NY) This year will be the first time in the 30-year history of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCC), where three former champions are slated to compete on the same playing field, vying for the title of National Champion.
NXN Athlete of Week Steve Sulkin (IL) and Stefanie Morgan (OH); NXN Team of Week Naperville (IL) and Geneva (IL)
November 21, 2008 by Larry Eder. What a difference a week makes . . . last weekend, York High School Boys, led by the uncompromising Joe Newton, lost by one point at the Illinois State meet, after twenty six victories over the past four decades. Naperville North High school was the culprit.
November 20, 2008 by Larry Eder. Chris Solinsky is one of the new professional athletes in the U.S. His gutty run in the U.S. Olympic Trials at 5,000 meters, while it garnered him fifth in the Trials, it also garnered him the respect of US distance fans.
November 19, 2008 By John Nepolitan - After finishing in second place for the last two years at the Tennessee AAA Championships and the runners that had finished ahead of him were now out of the competition and off to college, it was assumed that Matthew Sonnenfeldt (Knoxville West) would earn gold.
November 18, 2008 - Here is a quick look at Saturday's NCAA Division I Regionals. Current rankings are in ( ). At-large selections, complete team scores, and additional individual results will be included in the final version of this week's issue. The top two teams automatically qualify for the National Championships, which will be held in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Monday, November 24.
November 18, 2008 - Here is a quick look at Saturday's NCAA Division III Regionals. Current rankings are in ( ). At-large selections, complete team scores, and additional individual results will be included in the final version of this week's issue. The top two teams automatically qualify for the National Championships, which will be held on Saturday, November 22, in Hanover,Indiana.
November 17, 2008 by Larry Eder. As part of the build up to the Nike NXN meet, top Nike athletes will be appearing at the regional qualifiers for the NXN. Dathan Ritzenhein [file photo] is coming into his own.
November 14, 2008 by Larry Eder. Emily Sisson, a two-time cross country champion in the state of Nebraska, just won a third state cross country title---except, it is in Missouri!
November 12, 2008 by Larry Eder. As part of the build up to the Nike NXN meet, top Nike athletes will be appearing at the regional qualifiers for the NXN. On November 15 in Heartland, Sioux Falls, Matt Tegenkamp (file photo), 4th Osaka World Champs, 2nd US Olympic Trials, 5,000 meters, 2008 Olympian will be onhand.
November 12, 2008 by John Nepolitan -- The NCAA Division 2 West Regional started just as it was planned with nice weather and it was on a course that looped back on itself over and over to make it fan friendly. Somewhere around 2 miles, however, everything went wrong in the men’s race!
November 11, 2008 by Larry Eder. As part of the build up to the Nike NXN meet, top Nike athletes will be appearing at the regional qualifiers for the NXN. Remember that in 2008, individual runners can now qualify for the NXN to be held in Portland on December 6.
NW, Boise, ID 11/15 - Nick Symmonds, US Olympic Trials champion, 800 meters.
One of the NXN Regional team captains this year will be Shalane Flanagan shown here at last year's U.S. Cross Country Championships. Below is a Q&A with the Olympian.
What was your first experience in cross country?
November 10, 2008 from press report / Lane Community College on Nov 1, 2008 -- While the forecast called for rain - and lots of it - we awoke on Saturday to a calm and not terribly cold morning in anticipation of the Oregon State Cross Country Meet. As the 3-time defending State Champs, our boys were certainly fired up for this day's race - even if they weren't physically 100%.
November 7, 2008 by Larry Eder -- Each week, I pour over the Regional Rankings so well prepared by Marc Bloom and Rich Gonzales and try to consider which team or athlete we should single out for special recognition? This week, November 6, I would like to consider Dana Hills boy's team of California and York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Wickham Park, 10-31, 50s, ideal.
A week after being disqualified at the State Class meet for wearing the wrong team singlet, senior Tucker Schaefer led Danbury to the boys team title with his individual win in 16:01.
November 5, 2008 from RunOhio (OH) Perfect November cross-country weather greeted 449 boys from 141 schools and 447 girls from 144 schools who participated in the 80th Boys and 31st Girls Ohio High School Athletic Association State Cross Country Championships.
November 4, 2008 by John Nepolitan. In this day and age it is rare when high school stars run more than one race in a week. Lanie Thompson (Voorhees HS, NJ) not only ran two races, but she broke two course records along the way.
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