High School

High School

September 13, 2023

Super Fan Mike Mahon Attends His 2,000th Cross Country Meet

Mahon, 60, has been to more than 52 meets a year over 38 seasons and has no plans on slowing down. *MB: We've found our sport's greatest fan. Mike Mahon just attended his 2,000 cross country meet.
August 11, 2023

America’s Fastest Ever HS Sprinter Issam Asinga Just Got Popped For Drugs

Asinga, the first sub-10 HSer in US history and Texas A&M signee, has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for GW1516. *MB: Issam Asinga SUSPENDED After positive doping test
June 19, 2023

Simeon Birnbaum Wins Nike Outdoor Nationals High School "Dream" Mile

Simeon Birnbaum showed he's the top American high school miler in 2023.
June 16, 2023

Meet Niels Laros, The 18-Year-Old Dutch Sensation Who Has Run 1:45.8 for 800m and 13:23 for 5,000m

18-year-old Niels Laros would have the US high school records at 800m, 1500m, and 5000m. The only reason you may not have heard of him is he is Dutch and not American.
June 15, 2023

5 Big Storylines for 2023 High School Nationals - Deepest HS Mile Ever, Jackson v Hodge, Gorriaran & Assinga Double, Matsatsa Title Defense

New Balance and Nike High School Nationals are this weekend and we preview five storylines to watch.
June 01, 2023

Simeon Birnbaum (3:57.53) Comes Up Well Short of Alan Webb’s Record But History Is Made at HOKA Festival of Miles 

For the first time ever, four US high schoolers broke four in the same race and the first black US high schooler has now gone sub-4.
February 23, 2023

16-year old Aussie Cameron Myers runs 3:55.44 mile, breaks Jakob Ingebrigtsen's age-16 best

He narrowly missed becoming the youngest sub-4 miler in history as he's only 9 days older than Ingebrigtsen was when he did it in 2017.
February 08, 2023

Q&A with 2022-23 Gatorade XC Runner of the Year Daniel Simmons

For the first time in the award's 16-year existence, it went to someone who did not win one of the major national cross country meets. Simmons,m who was 2nd at NXN behind Aaron Sahlman, also is just the third junior to win the award.
January 21, 2023

High Schoolers Leo Young and Irene Riggs Win USATF U20 Cross Country Titles in Impressive Fashion

Leo Young got sweet redemption after blowing up at NXN and Irene Riggs continued her dominant XC form.

October 06, 2022

New Balance HS Nationals Indoor Championship Is Moving To Boston In 2023

NB has built one of the best indoor tracks in the nation on its headquarters and The TRACK at New Balance will be the host.
August 04, 2022

Sean Brosnan Opens Up About Leaving the Greatest High School XC Team Ever for UCLA

Which Newbury Park stud does Brosnan compare to Galen Rupp, who does he think can win an NCAA 1500 title and who will be the best pro?
August 03, 2022

USA's Roisin Willis Wins World U20 Gold in 1:59.13

Roisin Willis joined the sub 2:00 club, broke the U20 Championships record and became the third American to win the U20 800m title since 2012.
June 16, 2022

Cade Flatt Says He's The Greatest US HS 800 Runner Ever and He'll Try To Prove it Friday Night in Philly

Kentucky's Cade Flatt is the second fastest 800m high schooler ever. Flatt, who is known to wear an MMA type jacket with “FLATT” on the back before races, says that will change Friday night when he races at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Philly. Then next week, he's stepping up to take on the pros at USA nationals next weekend.
June 02, 2022

Gary Martin & Connor Burns Make History as Two High School Boys Go Sub-4 in the Same Race For First Time Ever

For the first time ever, 2 US high schoolers went sub-4 in the mile in the same race as Burns became just the 2nd US HS 11th grader to go sub-4.
May 25, 2022

Gary Martin Opens Up on Sub-4, His Training, Newbury Park, and Being Called the "Nerd Runner"

Gary Martin and Jim Ryun are the only 2 high schoolers to go sub-4 in the mile without a rabbit. Marin was the guest on the Track Talk podcast.
May 23, 2022

Gary Martin Podcast: The Track Geek Tearing Up the High School Mile Record Books is Just Getting Started

Gary Martin surprised just about everyone by running 3:57.98 at his high school league championships. Martin talks about his record run, and what's in store for this big time track and field fan.
May 21, 2022

Juliette Whittaker (1:59.80) & Cade Flatt (1:46.51) Run 2nd Fastest US High School Times Ever for 800

Whittaker and Flatt became the 2nd fastest high schooler ever in the US as Whittaker got the win in New York City.
May 14, 2022

Gary Martin Breaks Jim Ryun's 57-Year-Old Record For Fastest Mile In A US High School Race

14 US high schoolers have now broken 4:00 in the mile but only five have done it in a HS-only competition and none of those have gone as fast as Gary Martin, who ran 3:57.98 at his conference meet today.