DeAndra Greer from Woodland Stockbridge HS, signed her NLI to compete in Track and Field for the Tennessee Volunteers. She holds the record at her highschool in the 100m & 200m and is excited about starting her next chapter in her life as an Tennessee VOL!!
CONGRATULATIONS Georgia on another outstanding year of Cross Country. in Georgia. For the 13th year in a row the Atlanta Track Club has continued its generosity with youth athletics and has agreed to sponsor TEAM GEORGIA by outfitting the top 15 boys and 15 girls who will run at the Footlocker South XC meet. The Footlocker South Regional will take place in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, 11/29 and is the precursor to the National XC Championships.
After essentially losing a year of his life due to a severe concussion, Seamus Love is now FINDING STRONG. (via MileSplit)
Atlanta Track Club is proud to present the 42 deserving scholastic student-athletes, 21 boys and 21 girls, to be named to the First, Second or Third All-Metro Cross Country Teams. Each of the All-Metro athletes will be recognized for their extraordinary seasons at the All-Metro Banquet and First Team All-Metro honorees will receive a $500 scholarship from Atlanta Track Club. Also honored that evening will be the All-Metro Women’s and Men’s coaches whose teams won State Championship titles, and four individual awards for Outstanding Male/Female State Cross-Country Athlete and Outstanding Dedication Award for the Male/Female Cross-Country Coach. This year’s banquet will feature an inspiring keynote speaker, the fastest marathoner in U.S. History, Ryan Hall. Hall will speak to the young athletes about his experiences running in high school, college and at the Olympics. http://atlantatrackclub.org/community/high-school-running
First year director of track and field/cross country Beth Alford-Sullivan has announced her first recruiting class on Rocky Top. Fifteen future Volunteers comprise the class, which includes nine women and six men. (via www.utsports.com)
Latest episode of ESPN's E:60, distance runner Kayla Montgomery was profiled on overcoming multiple sclerosis. (via MileSplit)
11/15/14 Heritage Christian Church was the beautiful venue for the 2014 USATF Georgia Association Junior Olympic Championship. Over 800 enthusiastic runners participated in this popular event for everyone from under 8 all the way to up to the experienced 18 year olds as many current and future HS stars braved the temps. Although cold temperatures greeted the early racers, the action was hot throughout the entire day. SPRINT! 73 Boys in the 8 & Under 2000m run were marking each other and digging deep coming into the finish. (pic above)
Top 500 boys times from the Foot Locker South Region states as of November 20th.
Top 500 girls times from the Foot Locker South Region states as of November 20th.
3 Time Defending 4A Cross Country Overall Champ Morgan Ilse of Marist School in Atlanta signs her NLI to join the Heels' of UNC Chapel Hill on the trail and track next Fall.
Former 4A Star Daniel Broahead of Wayne County High School signs his NLI with Georgia Regents University. Broadhead's scholarship was 'held' for 2 years by GRU as he was on a mission for the Mormon church (LdS)
Kiana Robinson from Grovetown High School signed her NLI to run Track for the Division 1 Savannah State Tigers. Kiana is coached at Grovetown by Rodney Tyson.
Top 21 best sophomore boys performers from the month of November in the nation.
The top 21 sophomore girls XC performers in the nation from the last 4 weeks!
The Clarkston High School cross country team is made up of mostly refugees. They started the season underfunded. They ended it as state champions. (via www.11alive.com)
Watch the trailer of On The Rise: Allie Ostrander, part of a new MileSplit original video series.
Furman senior Tripp Hurt talks about the Furman team and goals for this coming weekend and the road to nationals. (via MileSplit)
Eagles Add Two to Cross Country/Track and Field Program (via Georgia Southern University)
NXN Midwest & Northwest, Ostrander races for first time since early October, suprise Michiganders go big!
MileSplit Georgia had comprehensive race video coverage from the 2014 GHSA Cross Country State Championships. Watch all the races here!
Atlanta Track Club has selected 42 deserving scholastic student athletes, 21 boys and 21 girls, to be named to the First, Second or Third All-Metro Teams. The 42 honorees were chosen based on an updated, calculated, ranking system and now coaches, parents, media and the general public will vote to determine their place on the three teams. Only one vote is allowed per person.You will be ranking the list of 42 athletes and determining their placement on the First, Second or Third All-Metro Cross Country Teams. Coaches' votes will equal 80% of an athlete's total score. Public votes will equal 20% of an athlete's total score. Voting closes 11/17/14 at 11pm(EST) Click on the article header for Athlete Bios and Details.
Senior Jeremy Greenwald earned NCAA South All-Region Honors as the Georgia Tech men's and women's teams finished sixth and 11th, respectively, Friday at the 2014 NCAA South Regional Championships at Apalachee Regional Park. (via www.ramblinwreck.com)
Both the Georgia men and women's cross country teams finished better than their rankings coming in to highlight action at the NCAA South Regional Cross Country Championships at the Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Fla., on Friday morning. (via www.georgiadogs.com)
An interview with Quintaveon Poole about his signing with Mississippi State.
Robby Keough of Whitefield Academy has signed his letter of intent with the University of Virginia to run track. Keough is the 2014 Georgia State Track Champion in the 800 & 1600 Meter runs. Keough's PR in the 800m is 1:53.49 and 4:15.35 for the 1600m. Last Saturday, Keough earned the Silver Medal in the GA XC Sate Championship
The Atlanta Track Club Foundation will be granting a $2,500 college scholarship to a female Metro Atlanta High School Senior graduating in 2015. The scholarship is in memory of Patty Foell. Nominations can only be made by High School Coaches. To get an application, contact the Atlanta Track Club Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 404.231.9064 #11.
Get the lowdown on the standout underclassmen across the nation
Here is information from the first new GATFXCCA meeting held Tuesday the 11th at Marist School. 16 Coaches were in attendance discussing varying subjects. I would like to strongly encourage more of you to participate in the next meeting on Tuesday December 9th as we try to 'Make the Sport Better' here in Georgia. There is power in numbers, knowledge and spirit. Its time for Coaches who love our Sport to become active members of the GATFXCCA. Your input can be instrumental in effecting positive changes for the Sport we love. Photo by Dan McCauley
As state meets come to a close the Sacony Flo50 Rankings continue to heat up!
Is this the week a new #1 is crowned?
1A Boys Public hit the start line after all the dust had cleared from the afternoon, but did have cooler temps than the previous 2 classes (unless some self-appointed weathermen out there beg to differ like on The Discussion Board. The venue had nearly cleared after the A Private Awards were finished , but these guys were ready to race on a course that very few of them had experience on. Many of the top runners from the 2013 meet had graduated, and 2 time defending Champ Georgia Military was a bit down this season (like many A Public squads having a difficult job of fielding a full squad.) New champions would be crowned on this day...
A Public Girls once again closed out the GHSA State Cross Country Championships as the sun dropped behind the big hill providing some interseting lighting for Dan McCauley to work with. Carrollton has to be the toughest and longest course any of these athletes have faced this Fall. Towns County came in as the defending Champs along with their top runner Hannah Whitehead who might be a freshman. Towns and Commerce battled it out in the Area Meet and had met previously at an Athens Academy home meet.