Not surprisingly, Hobbs comes from good genes as his father was an all-state XC runner in HS and his mother was a 2:44:55 marathoner who competed at the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials.
They've had a lot of success in recent years and currently have girls #1 in the nation in the 60m and 60h.
The high school senior needs seven hours of therapy and 170 pills to combat the genetic lung disease, but has still found success in running qualifying in the 800 for the North Carolina 4A State Championships.
They ask if Boling is the second coming of Johnny “Lam” Jones who ran a 45.1 leg for 440y at the 1976 state meet.
A 10.13/44.75 (relay) double plus a win in the LJ has definitely left an impression.
Powell, Sanchez, their coaches and others look back at this amazing race where Sanchez got a shock underdog victory over Powell with an 8:49.60 to 8:50.29.
A good read on high school sophomore phenom Katelyn Tuohy and also on the tendency for young women distance stars to burn out.
*MB: NYTimes article on TUOHY and other FEMALE H.S. PHENOMS
*MB: Historians, who is the greatest female HS distance runner in US history? Could it already be Katelyn Tuohy?
KC Lightfoot is #2 all-time at 18-5 and has 5 straight meets over 18 feet (5.48 m). He's one of 4 US HSers not named Mondo over 18 feet this year.
Robbie Britton writes that Norway's athletes have a "prerequisite for burnout" and compares Ingebrigsten's path to US high school/college athletes.
On the subject of going pro, Tuohy says she plans on running in the NCAA.
Broe is also doing a great job with Saucony Freedom Track Club. “The school is a pressure-cooker. I have kids who are crying because they didn’t get into Harvard."
NCAA Champs, Olympians and World XC Champ Mike Durkin, Ken Popejoy, Jim Spivey and Craig Virgin share they remembrances.
Interesting notes: Newton didn't let his athletes call him "Coach" (they called him Mr. Newton) and even 50-years-later Mike Lynn says he can't bring himself to refer to call Newton by his first name.