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We are closing out the 2017 XC season by recognizing California's top runners. This is the penultimate installment of a 10-part MileSplitCA series of All-State teams. Check out the overall Girls All-State Team.
We are closing out the 2017 XC season by recognizing California's top runners. This is the fifth installment of a 10-part MileSplitCA All-State series. Check out Junior Girls.
CA teams & individuals at NXN this weekend ready to show state depth.
This year the Mt. SAC Relays is looking to be as big and as fast as ever with 60 races, hundreds of teams, and thousands of athletes.
Coach Jim Tracy with one of his 34 section winning cross country teams.
With the McQuaid Invite fast approaching, it is never too early to refresh our minds of a little meet history.
The top 10 moments from 2016 California Cross Country season.
New names earn top ratings and we take a deep dive into California.
Gordon and Dennis preview Brooks Mt. SAC live from Poop-Out Hill! US #2 Tamagno, #5 Rocha, and #1 O'Keeffe against the clock, # 2 Great Oak girls vs. #17 Davis + #18 Saugus, #2 Great Oak boys vs. #6 Dana Hills, and more.
Sydney Suarez is one of the senior leaders on the Saugus Centurians cross country team as they attempt to win their 9th state cross country title.
Find out which US teams had the most success and depth in the 1600m during the 2015 outdoor season.
Interview with Southern Section Masters 3200 meter champion, Brian Zabilski (Saugus HS-photo courtesy HANS GUTKNECHT) who ran a personal record 8:49.38. He will be one of the favorites to take the state 3200 title this coming weekend.
If you were hoping Great Oak's girls would somehow get weaker before next fall, sorry - it's not happening. Their team track results show they are actually getting better.
Event-by-event preview of the 46th annual Arcadia Invitational in Los Angeles, California
Two of the biggest meets of the season take place on the same day and California teams and individuals shine at both meets.
Projected order of the 22 teams that will toe the line for NXN in Portland on Saturday
Interviews with all 10 of the Cali State Champs
Today we chat with the unquestioned leader of the top ranked Division 2 team in California, Saugus senior, Samantha Ortega.
See how some in-state battles at State Champs have affected the Saucony Flo50 Rankings
Jimmy breaks down the top girls teams in the nation mid way through the season.
With the Elmira girls taking down previous Saucony Flo50 #1 Fayetteville-Manlius at the McQuaid Invite and the Saugus girls defeating the reigning NXN champions from Wayzata at the Roy Griak Invite, the door has been opened with many holes to be filled at the top of the latest Saucony Flo50 rankings (as of September 29th) for girls teams.
Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Team Performance of the Week #6 (Monday, September 22nd through Saturday, September 27th).
Watch Samantha Ortega & the Saugus girls bring some SoCal heat to Minnesota in their runaway win at the Roy Griak Invitational and a replay of the high school girls gold race.
Pre-race interview with two of the top runners from the US #12 ranked Saugus (CA), who made the long trip from Southern California to compete against the defending national champs Wayzata and a quality field at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota.
Virtual meet preview for the high school boys gold race at the 2014 Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota on Saturday. MileSplit will be on-site with coverage.
A lot of hype going into the Woodbridge Classic with many nationally ranked teams and individuals as well as the gauge of where the top teams and individuals stand currently in the pecking order in the great state of California. The US #2 ranked Great Oak girls and US #9 ranked Great Oak boys both lived up to their billing at least by sweeping the top seeded sweepstakes races on Saturday night in Orange County.
After almost a month of XC action, there are some shakeups in the Saucony Flo50 team rankings. Jimmy takes a look at some of those changes on the girls' side.
Virtual meet preview for the elite sweepstakes girls race for Saturday night at the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic.
Here are the top returning runners from the 2013 California XC state meet.
Who are the powerhouse programs and track & field factories of the United States? Which team produces the best milers, quarter milers, half milers, two milers, sprinters, and hurdlers? Well MileSplit has those answers for you as our database can do a lot of things including show the deepest high school teams in each running event by taking the top 5 fastest on each team and averaging out for the fastest team averages to rank the squads nationally in order.
Great recap by Saugus HS alumni Brandon Jauragui from yesterday's Foothill League Championship meet.
Sarah Baxter was all alone at the finish line for the fourth year in a row at the state cross country championships. (via www.dailynews.com)
US#7 Cardinal O'Hara runs near the front of the pack and sweeps top-4 places at county meet! Check out all the action here!
One week from now, 44 teams will be in Portland, and each with the dream of contending for the national championship of high school cross country. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Photo courtesy John Olson, SCRUNNERS
Photo courtesy: John Olson, South Carolina Runner's
Top runners at the California State meet; Div 1 winner Ammar Moussa far left; Div 2 winner Elias Gedyon center (photos by Margot Kelly) and Div 1 girls winner Molly Grabill. (photo by Dennis McClanahan)
Photos by Margot Kelly Friday's events at the Arcadia Invitational saw cooler temperatures for at least SoCal standards in a relay heavy first day of competition. A total of six US #1's were produced nonetheless and the boys decathlon national record was simply destroyed by Curtis Beach of New Mexico with his point total of 7909. It was a historic performance thanks to his incredible output of 14.42 clocking in the 110 meter hurdles, over 150 feet throw in the javelin, 14'6" pole vault, and 4:09 1500 to complete the multi-event. Eleanor Roosevelt girls added a US #1 in the 4x200 to their national leading times in the 4x100 and 4x400 from last weekend at the Florida Relays with a 1:36.55 victory. They were unable to win a second event of the day later in the 1600 sprint medley relay as they were turned back by the Long Beach Wilson girls who refused to be defeated in their neck of the woods with a US #2 time of 4:02.31. Two other East Coast schools picked up relay wins on Friday at Arcadia with Monsignor Farrell boys in the 4x800 at 7:51.24 and the Sheephead Bay boys in the shuttle hurdle relays in a US #1 59.50. Farrell has been a factory for producing great half milers including a 1:54 on their anchor leg just as Sheephead Bay has been in finding strong hurdlers. Rancho Verde had a boys and girls squad win a sprint medley race with the boys winning the 1600 meter version quite convincingly in a US #2 3:27.49 and just off their own meet record. The Rancho Verde girls had already own the nation's fastest time in the 800 meter SMR and simply dropped it down a half second on Friday in a time of 1:45.08. Dana Hills boys and Saugus girls have been two of California's most successful cross country programs in recen years and certainly relish any opportunity to showcase their depth in the distances when given the opportunity to compete in 4xmile relay. Dana Hills, who had ran US #1 times in the DMR and 4x800 several weeks ago at the California Relays, took aim at a top time in the 4xmile. They were challenged for much of the race by a Seattle Prep squad from Washington, but the Valdez twins (Ryan and Tyler) with 4:19 and 4:16 splits as the final two legs allowed them to pull away with a US #1 17:27.75 win. Despite already posting such strong times early in the outdoor season, the Dana Hill boys are confident of running much faster this season. The Saugus girls had some company through three legs with in-state rivals Dana Hills and then a squad actually from Australia in Ruyton High School, but anchor leg Anne Bulder broke the race open with a 5:04 anchor. Saugus finished with an overall time of 20:38.75, which tops the national leaderboard. More to come from Arcadia including photos from Margot Kelly, videos and interviews from Brandon Miles. Arcadia Invitational - Day 1 Results Arcadia Invitational - Friday Meet Summary (w/ quotes)
On the strength of its record-setting performance in winning the Sweepstakes race at the Mt. SAC Invitational, Saugus (CA) moves past Fayetteville-Manlius into the top spot in the team rankings.
Hasay, Dunbar race to Sweepstakes victories at Mt. SAC. Saugus and Dana Hills claim team wins. Day 1 & 2 recaps, results posted.
A big weekend of competition generally means some major movement in the national rankings, and that is certainly the case this week. Making the biggest leap is Tatnall (DE) (pictured by Brandon Miles), who after beating then U.S.#4 Collins Hill (GA) at the McDonald's XC Festival at Maymont jumps to US#8 in the girls rankings.
A lot of competitive invitationals took place last weekend, meaning that a few of the top teams in the country lost to unranked squads. With those loses comes new teams jumping into the week #4 MileSplit National Cross Country Rankings. See who's in and who's out in this week's edition.
The season really started to heat up this past weekend in California, as many of the top teams and individuals in the state headed to the Woodbridge Invitational and Mt. Carmel Invitational. Check out our race summaries, along with meet pages and results, in our weekend round-up. (Photo by Andrew McClanahan)
With so much action this past weekend, our coverage spilled over Monday into our weekly News & Notes section. The Woodbridge and Mt. Carmel Invitationals are highlighted, which saw some impressive individual and team results, including a few upsets. See what else took place, as well as our weekly look ahead.
A monster performance by Saugus (CA) vaulted the team from the third spot in the MileSplit National CC Rankings to the top spot. Meanwhile, boys US #1 North Central (WA) stays on top, but looks forward to a strong challenge next weekend at the Bob Firman Invitational (ID).
With many of the top teams in the country running in their first or second competition of the year, the MileSplit National CC Rankings are starting to take better shape. Boys U.S.#1 North Central (WA) opened their season in victorious fashion, while Girls U.S.#1 Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) has yet to compete, but is looking strong in practices.
With only six of the twenty Foot Locker finalists from last year returning back in 2008, the West seems to be wide open for newcomers to make names for themselves. Leading the way on the girls side is '05 national champion and '07 third placer Jordan Hasay (CA) (pictured above by John Herzog), while Chris Schwartz (CA) is the lone male national returnee.