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March 16, 2024

1500s at The TEN: HSer Sadie Engelhardt Impresses as Jager and Centrowitz Do Not

Engelhardt is now the 5th fastest US HSer in history. Did you know that the four fastest US HSers in history never broke their HS PRs?
January 24, 2024

Q&A with 2023 Gatorade Cross Country Player of the Year Addy Ritzenhein

The Niwot (Colo.) sophomore won NXN in December and was surprised with the Gatorade award by Katelyn Tuohy on Tuesday. *MB: Addy Ritzenhein talks to
December 09, 2023

2023 Footlocker Cross Country Championships Results - Drew Griffith and Elizabeth Leachman Win

It was a great day for the Pittsburgh, PA area and Notre Dame as Drew Griffith and Ryan Pajak (both Notre Dame commits) went 1-2, reversing their order of finish from the NE regional. Meanwhile, in the girls race, 10th grader Elizabeth Boerne judged things perfectly and dominated, after getting a huge lead at NXN and fading.
December 07, 2023

The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Are Back with an Old Name and a New Sponsor

After changing its name twice in recent years, the meet, now in its 45th year, has emerged from a period of uncertainty and signed a new sponsorship deal with HOKA.
November 29, 2023

Weekend Viewing Guide: Cross Champs, NXN, Blanks Chases Olympic Standard & Valby Sub-15:00 at BU?

Cross Champs is Thursday, NXN is Saturday, and most of the NCAA's best will be in Boston trying to run fast 3ks and 5ks.
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.