I knew of a guy who won XC States and played basketball. Maryland or Virginia in the 80s.
1987 NCAAs D1 at UVA??
Falcon won the guys race and the girl from Villanova won. Huber?
1962 Class A state cross country champion, Bruce Fraser, Milwaukee Washington, Class of 1963.
He ran only a handful of indoor track meets because I believe he was a standout tennis player and may have even been a state titleist in that too.
He ran for the University of Wisconsin.
Ryan Kleimenhagen, Class of 2000 from Oak Creek. He was an unexpected high placer at the state cross country meet his senior year. He was also a tennis player and did not run track because he too.plaues tennis. Kleimenhagen went on to compete at a high.level for UW-Platteville and broke 4 minutes in the mile.
never did track
played lacrosse instead
Raced varsity once. Didn’t see any track results. - Vance
3-year varsity XC runner. Ran at state once. Never did track. Only tennis in the spring for hs. - Binder
Varsity XC since 8th grade. Raced at state once.
Played only lacrosse in spring.
Didn’t do XC senior year - Anderson
Varsity XC as a soph and junior. Ran at state junior year. Never did track. Tennis in the spring - Glick
Ran XC at state as a soph. Baseball in the spring - Moore
How about the opposite? Ran track but not cross country.
Back in the early 70’s Mills HS (CCS) had a 9:19 2-miler on the track? But he didn’t run cross country. If he did he was so bad that he didn’t make any of the results.
When I was in HS, the same people did not do both Track and XC. There was 1 guy who did. 1 that I knew of in a school of 3000. Back when it was unusual to do both, a thread could have been titled,
"Anyone know of any good XC runners that also ran Track?"
Not saying that it was better or worse then than now; just saying I saw the thread title and found it amusing since this would not have been a topic at all back at my school.
By the way, and this one IS actually on topic: Lukas Verzbikas ran for his school's XC but not Track team. He ran races unattached on the track, indoors and out, but never 'joined the team' or 'went out for track' (that's how it used to be said). Anyway, maybe someone had mentioned him already.....