Articles Archive

  • Former UGA track star Torrin Lawrence killed in wreck

    Former UGA and Team USA track and field standout Torrin Lawrence was killed early Monday when a tractor trailer hit his car on Interstate 75 near Cordele, the school has confirmed. He was 25. (via Online Athens)

    Bruce Taylor - July 28, 2014 - Comment
  • Georgia Athletes Shine at USATF JO National Championships

    Georgia tracksters made a long trip to Texas and did our state proud brimging back a treasure chove of hardware winning 31 Golds, 19 Silvers and 24 Bronzes in the 13-18 age groups at the USATF JO National Championships held in Texas this past week. Double Gold medalists included Candace Hill (pictured), Tia Jones, Daloria Boone and Sterling Lester.

    Bruce Taylor - July 28, 2014 - 5 Comments
  • WATCH U.S. 1-2 in Women's 100H Finish w/ Meet Record by Williams & HS National Record by Hall

    Watch the United States women go 1-2 in the 100 meter hurdles finals at the World Junior Championships with University of Georgia freshmen Kendell Williams set a new meet record with her 12.89 gold medal victory, while high school senior Dior Hall from Colorado broke a US high school record which lasted since 1979 (Candy Young from Pennsylvania at 12.95) with her 12.92 silver medal finish at Hayward Field.

    Brandon Miles - July 27, 2014 - Comment
  • WATCH US Women's 4x100 w/ 3 High Schoolers become World Champs

    The quartet of Teahna Daniels (FL), Ariana Washington (CA), Jada Martin (GA), and Kaylin Whitney (FL) brought home gold for the United States in the first relay finals of the World Junior Championships with a World Junior leading time of 43.46.  Watch their gold medal winning race video above and post-race video interview below.

    Brandon Miles - July 26, 2014 - Comment
  • Berry College Changes Format of Clara Bowl Event to Seeded Heats

    Long a traditional staple of early season Cross Country in Georgia with a festival like atmosphere, Berry College is changing the event to be ran in heats. Rather than divide races by school size, it will divide races by individual seed times. In effect it will be one large race with one set of complete results. The complete results will include one winner, one second place, one third place, etc. This has been a hot button topic on the Discussion Board and MD Coach Paul Deaton has responded here in the article. 

    Bruce Taylor - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • North Oconee's Terry takes second at Junior Olympics

    Rising North Oconee senior Mary Terry placed second in the high jump at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Games in Humble, Texas on Wednesday. (via Online Athens)

    Bruce Taylor - July 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Former GISA Schools Make the Jump to GHSA Competition

    Every 2 years not only does the GHSA re-align class and regions, but a door is opened for schools from the GISA to accept the challenge to compete against the best Georgia has to offer. 3 Macon area schools lead the way including Mount De Sales (who has a strong XC program) following First Presbyterian Day's move a few years back. Also, many may not be aware that the GHSA announced that it will begin allowing competition in non-power ranking team sports excluding Football, Basketball, Baseball and Softball.

    Bruce Taylor - July 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Athens Summer XC Series Finale is Thursday

    The Summer XC Series finale is upon us Thursday at Bramlett Elementary School in Auburn. The first 2 races had over 200 runners compete in 3Ks and will conclude with a 4K at the same venue as the Winder-Barrow Invitational. Its just $5 to run and everyone is welcome to participate with proceeds going to the host's XC program. Find included the entry form that can be printed.  Registration begins at 5:45 and racetime is 7pm. 

    Bruce Taylor - July 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Competing at Worlds? Nothing like it for two-time US team member Kenny Selmon

    Despite being a veteran to the IAAF World Championships meet experience as a World Youth bronze medalist last summer in Ukraine, the feeling is just the same for US hurdler Kenny Selmon. Nothing like it. Selmon won his preliminary heat with a 52.15 clocking and appears in strong contention to compete for a World championship medal again. 

    Brandon Miles - July 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Coaches Spotlight- Tim Hamling

    Coach Tim Hamling from Woodward Academy is in the 'Spotlight' this week. He coached the Woodward Girls team to the AAA State Track title last Spring in Albany winning a nailbighter over region rival St.Pius X. 

    Andy Christie - July 18, 2014 - Comment
  • 5A State Pole Vault Champ John Rudd Commits to Rice University

    John Rudd, the 5A State pole vault champ, has committed to Rice University. Rudd had the second best vault in the state this year at 14-7.

    Bruce Taylor - July 17, 2014 - Comment
  • NFHS: No more jewelry rule for high school track & field!

    Effective with the 2015 high school track and field season, the prohibition of jewelry will be eliminated. This was one of several rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field Rules Committee at its June 16-18 meeting in Indianapolis. The committee’s recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    nfhs.org Press Release - July 15, 2014 - 10 Comments
  • Men's T 44 100m Final IAAF Diamond League Glasgow 2014

    Men's T 44 100m Final IAAF Diamond League Glasgow 2014 (via YouTube) Jarryd Wallace of Georgia Track Club places 4th!

    Bruce Taylor - July 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Alice Coachman Davis, First black Olympic gold medalist dies

    ALBANY, GA -- Alice Coachman Davis, the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, died Monday at the age of 90, according to Albany (via www.11alive.com)

    Bruce Taylor - July 14, 2014 - Comment
  • Naim Fareed Signs his NLI with Coker College

    Please congratulate W.D. Muhammed school hurdler Naim Fareed. He signed a scholarship to attend Coker College in Hartsfield, South Carolina. 

    Bruce Taylor - July 14, 2014 - Comment
  • The freshmen Candace Hill adds another honor - MileSplit All-American

    Rockdale County freshmen Candace Hill continues to earn accodolades and titles in her first year of high school track. Add MileSplit All-American to one of her new honors as she was selected as one of the nation's top 8 sprinters this spring in the 100 meter dash. Don't be surprised the same recognition is bestowed on her in the 200 as well soon.

    Brandon Miles - July 13, 2014 - Comment
  • Introducing the World Juniors Snub Team

    A couple of interesting situations occurred at the USATF Junior Nationals with either event champions or top 2 finishers with the IAAF World Junior qualifier standard not meeting the criteria to be selected by the USATF and/or eligible according to the IAAF to be on the US team for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Eugene. Here is our unofficial World Junior Championships "Snub Team" for the United States. (via MileSplit)

    Bruce Taylor - July 10, 2014 - Comment
  • USATF announces Team USA roster for IAAF World Junior Championships

    Record-setting high schoolers and NCAA champions highlight Team USA's 89-member roster for the 8th IAAF World Junior Championships, scheduled for July 22-27 at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.  (via MileSplit)

    Bruce Taylor - July 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Athens Summer Series Race #2 at Athens Christian Thursday

    Thursday's race is a 3K ran on the same course as NEGA. Each event is low-key team Fundraiser The entry fees paid go directly to the host school's XC programs enabling them to perhaps buy new uniforms, team tents or even fund an overnite trip to a distant race in the Fall, while giving local student athletes an opportunity to stretch out their legs from base training, test their level of conditioning while forming bonds with athletes from other schools for years to come. The Series also gives area Road Racers and the casual runner/jogger a chance to run on real XC courses that have grass, dirt, mud, trails and hills instead of boring asphalt while dodging speeding cars, trucks and Fido!   

    Bruce Taylor - July 09, 2014 - Comment
  • Fisher Earns Spot on Team USA with USATF Juniors Leap - B-CUAthletics.com - The Official Web Site of Bethune-Cookman Athletics

    The freshman surpassed the school record in the long jump at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Championships and earned a first-ever berth to represent team USA. (via www.bcuathletics.com)

    Bruce Taylor - July 07, 2014 - Comment
  • 2014 All Time Top 10 Track and Field Performance List Updated

    Here is the most updated Georgia HS All Time Track and Field Top 10 Lists composed by Coach Andrew Hudson. I do not have a page that this can be added onto the website, but will soon try to work a link in that one can bookmark and keep a click away. These performances are pulled from 'HS Prep' meets including all regular instate competion and national meets like Golden South/West and the New Balance Nationals (NBN) It does not include Club performances like USATF/AAU, etc. etc. 

    Bruce Taylor - July 06, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • LIVE Updates from US Junior Nationals

    Live twitter updates throughout the weekend (July 5th & 6th) from Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon from the 2014 USATF Junior National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which is the qualifier meet for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships to be held July 22nd through July 27th for the first time on American soil back at Hayward Field. (via MileSplit)

    Bruce Taylor - July 06, 2014 - Comment
  • 2014 U.S. High School Freshmen Girls Top 50 Outdoor Rankings

    A list of the top 50 freshmen girls performers in each event nationally from the 2014 outdoor track & field season.

    Brandon Miles - July 02, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Kenny Selmon consistently quick between the hurdles

    Kim Batten considers one of her protégés, recent New Balance National Outdoor 400m IH champion Kenny Selmon of Pace Academy, Ga., among a very small group that have potential to match the excellence of past great U.S. Olympians and his consistency to never break stride in the demanding race.

    Stephen Mazzone - July 02, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Girls Throws

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best girls throwers in the nation for the shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw.

    Brandon Miles - July 02, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Boys Throws

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best boys throwers in the nation for the shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw.

    Brandon Miles - July 02, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Girls Jumps

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best girls jumpers in the nation for the pole vault, high jump, long jump, and triple jump.

    Brandon Miles - July 01, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Boys Jumps

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best boys jumpers in the nation for the pole vault, high jump, long jump, and triple jump.

    Brandon Miles - July 01, 2014 - Comment
  • In Case You Missed It: Understand and Adapt

    (via MileSplit)

    Michael Zelwak - June 27, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Girls Relays

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 fastest girls relays in the nation for the 4x100 meter relay, 4x400 meter relay, and 4x800 meter relay.

    Brandon Miles - June 26, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Boys Relays

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 fastest boys relays in the nation for the 4x100 meter relay, 4x400 meter relay, and 4x800 meter relay.

    Brandon Miles - June 26, 2014 - Comment
  • Erin Gant Signs her NLI with Georgia Tech

    Erin Gant from Roswell HS Signs her NLI with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to compete in Track & Field and Cross Country.  

    Bruce Taylor - June 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Girls Hurdles

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 fastest girls hurdlers in the nation for the 100 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, and 400 meter hurdles.

    Brandon Miles - June 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Coaches Spotlight- James Tigue

    Coach Tigue ran two years under Coach Karl Bostick and was a member of the Parkview state championship team in 1993. He ran both cross country and track at Berry College where he received his B.S. in Biology in 1998. Coach Tigue began his teaching career in 1999 at Smitha Middle School in Marietta, GA. He received his Masters in Educational Leadership in 2005 from Kennesaw Sate University and finally made his way back to Parkview the following school year to teach science and coach cross country and track. Coach Tigue and his wife, Brittany (Parkview class of 1993), have two daughters and one son: Ashley, Courtney, and Joshua. He will be heading to Lambert HS this Summer taking over the XC program.

    Andy Christie - June 25, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Boys Hurdles

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 fastest boys hurdlers in the nation for the 110 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, and 400 meter hurdles.

    Brandon Miles - June 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Alex Richemond Signs his NLI with Barton Community College

    Alex Richemond of Centennial HS signs his NLI to run for Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kansas.

    Bruce Taylor - June 24, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Georgia Track Club Launches from the Starting Blocks!

    Georgia now has a professional Track and Field team! We wanted to update you on a project that has been many years in the making: the Georgia Track Club.We want Georgia to know that we now have a Pro track team for them to cheer for and follow. New professional Track team features 8 Olympic medalists and other elite Georgia athletes including Terrance Trammell, Angelo Taylor, Chaunte Lowe, Deedee Trotter, Reese Hoffa, Aries Merritt, Christian Taylor and Jarryd Wallace.  

    Press Release - June 24, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Girls Distance

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 fastest girls distance runners in the nation for the 800 meter run, 1600 meter run, and 3200 meter run.

    Brandon Miles - June 24, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Boys Distance

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out the top 100 fastest boys distance runners in the nation for the 800 meter run, 1600 meter run, and 3200 meter run.

    Brandon Miles - June 24, 2014 - Comment
  • Driven with Alan Webb: Michigan vs. Nike

    Watch Episode 1 of the Driven with Alan Webb series (produced by Flotrack), which is a special offering to our current MileSplit insiders.

    Brandon Miles - June 24, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Girls Sprints

    The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 fastest girls sprinters in the nation for the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and 400 meter dash.

    Brandon Miles - June 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Flo 100 presented by ASICS FINAL Outdoor Rankings - Boys Sprints

    Check out who were top 100 fastest boys sprinters in the nation for the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and 400 meter dash.

    Brandon Miles - June 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Trailer: Driven with Alan Webb (Episode 1 to be released 6/24!)

    Alan Webb had a meteoric rise to fame unlike any high school distance runner before him when he broke Jim Ryun's high school mile record at the 2001 Prefontaine Classic with a 3:53.43 jaw-dropping performance at Hayward Field in Eugene. Webb's life and running career has been a rollercoaster ride since then including several injuries and comebacks, coaching changes and moves, US titles and Olympic dream disappointments, an American record in the mile, marriage and fatherhood, and his latest chapter after retiring from professional runner this past winter in working to become an elite triathlete. 

    Brandon Miles - June 23, 2014 - Comment
  • No more sleeping on Christian Coleman

    Christian Coleman from Our Lady of Mercy in Georgia was overlooked for an invitation to the Dream 100, but made the most of his opportunity and invite to the Brooks PR Invitational in winning the 100 meter dash in a swift 10.29 clocking against some of the nation's elite sprinters.

    Brandon Miles - June 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Understand and Adapt

    Every runner is different.  Coaches who understand this and adapt are usually more successful.  The physiological demands of distance running have not changed, but how coaches approach training their teams to meet those demands varies year by year depending on the needs of the athletes.  This is a common theme throughout the country.  Coaches must understand and adapt to the specific needs of the events and, more importantly, to the specific needs of their athletes.

    Michael Zelwak - June 23, 2014 - Comment
  • Gatorade Player of the Year

    Kenny Selmon from Pace Academy is the Gatorade 'Georgia' Male HS Track and Field Athlete of the Year.(via www.gatorade.com)

    Bruce Taylor - June 20, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Coaches Spotlight- Kelly Williams

    Kelly Williams has been involved with Chapel Hill HS in 1999 being asked to head up a new program. She has coached 14 Individual State Champions and won 5 State titles in Cross Country and Track & Field combined. Most don't know she is also a respiratory therapist (27 years) as well helping patients at Piedmont Hospital in Newnan. Kelly was born in Allentown, PA and moved to Atlanta in 1996 and graduated from Douglas County HS. She has Bachelors degree in Education from University Of West Georgia in 1991 and a degree from California College in Health and Science in San Diego with emphasis in Respiratory Therapy and a minor in Science. Kelly has also been named the Bellsouth/Atlanta Braves Teacher of the Year, USA Today Coach of The Year, Atlanta Track Club Coach of the Year and Walmart Douglas Teacher of the Year.

    Andy Christie - June 20, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Point University Athletics - Point University to add a distance track program

    The Home of the Point University Skyhawks (via www.pointskyhawks.com)

    Bruce Taylor - June 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Gatorade Player of the Year

    Candace Hill of Rockdale County is named Gatorade's 'Georgia' Female HS Track Athlete of the Year (via www.gatorade.com)

    Bruce Taylor - June 20, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • Another Piece To Brooks PR Puzzle: Ryan Clark (GA)

    Another piece to the Brooks PR puzzle is Banneker High School quarter-miler Ryan Clark. Clark, was second at the Georgia Olympics this year. In 2013, he was the 400 meter champion at the Georgia Olympics and a member of team USA at the IAAF World Youth championships where he earned a silver medal. A standout 200 meter runner as well having already broken 21 seconds. He will compete in the 400and brings with him a personal best of 46.33 to the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 21st in Seattle.

    Todd Grasley - June 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 High School Girls National Outdoor T&F Rankings (6/12)

    The Flo 100 presented by ASICS is a rankings list of the top high school outdoor track & field performances nationally according to results and performances entered in the MileSplit database as of June 12th. In a special edition with the New Balance Nationals this weekend, we have gone 25 deep in the rankings and added several additional events which will be contested at the national meet and changed the 1600/3200 lists to mile and two mile lists.

    Brandon Miles - June 12, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 25 High School Boys National Outdoor T&F Rankings (6/12)

    The Flo 100 presented by ASICS is a rankings list of the top high school outdoor track & field performances nationally according to results and performances entered in the MileSplit database as of June 12th. In a special edition with the New Balance Nationals this weekend, we have added the additional events which will be contested at the national meet and changed the 1600/3200 lists to mile and two mile lists.

    Brandon Miles - June 12, 2014 - Comment
  • adidas Grand Prix Dream Mile/100 Video Preview

    Video preview above by Flotrack's Alex Lohr of the upcoming Dream Mile and 100 races at the adidas Grand Prix on Saturday, June 14th at Icahn Stadium in New York City. (via MileSplit)

    Bruce Taylor - June 12, 2014 - Comment
  • Georgia places three, advances one after day one of NCAA Track and Field championships

    In the first day of competition at the NCAA Track and Field championships, the Georgia Bulldogs had three players end their seasons with scoring totals and one continue her season onto the next round. (via The Red and Black)

    Bruce Taylor - June 12, 2014 - Comment
  • Nyasiah Mercado Signs her NLI with Shorter University

    Nyasiah Mercado from Marietta HS signed her NLI to compete for Shorter University in the mid-distance events.

    Bruce Taylor - June 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Diamond Reese Signs her NLI with Gardner Webb University

    Diamond Reese from Maynard Jackson HS in Atlanta signed her NLI to compete for Garder Webb University in the Throws events. 

    Bruce Taylor - June 10, 2014 - Comment
  • Kelli Thomas Competes in Hammer Throw at Great Southwest

    UCONN Signee Kelli Thomas made the long trek out to Albuquerque, NM and placed 2nd in the HS Girls Hammer THrow with a toss of 166-0. Yes, Georgians, that is 'the Desert' in the background. Photo by Alan Versaw of MileSplit

    Bruce Taylor - June 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Beau Brooks Signs his NLI with North Georgia Technical College

    Beau Brooks from Wayne County HS signs his NLI to run Cross Country for North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville. 

    Bruce Taylor - June 08, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Aaron Jones Signs his NLI with Winthrop University

    Aaron Jones from South Paulding High School signs his NLI to compete for Winthrop University in the Sprints.

    Bruce Taylor - June 08, 2014 - Comment
  • Coaches Spotlight- Jack Coleman

    Jack Coleman Marietta High School:  14 years Head XC Coach/ 2001 State Championship Assistant Coach: Distance East Paulding High School 4 Years Head XC Coach/ 4 Years Track: 2Assistant Coach & 2 Head Girls Coach    Bachelor’s Degree:  Kennesaw State University Master’s Degree: Georgia State University Education Specialist’s Degree:  Jacksonville State University

    Andy Christie - June 08, 2014 - Comment
  • 2014 New Balance Nationals Outdoor ENTRIES, June 4 (UPDATED) | National Scholastic Athletics Foundation

    The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation is an organization dedicated to the support of junior age (sub-20) and high school track and field. Aside from offering support to the USATF Junior Track and Field and selected high school track and field meets, we own and operate the NB Indoor Nationals, the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, and the Great American Cross Country Festival. (via National Scholastic Sports Foundation)

    Bruce Taylor - June 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 10 High School National Outdoor T&F Rankings (6/4)

    The Flo 100 presented by ASICS is a rankings list of the top high school outdoor track & field performances nationally according to results and performances entered in the MileSplit database as of June 4th.

    Brandon Miles - June 04, 2014 - Comment
  • Music City Distance Carnival to be streamed LIVE on Milesplit

     (via MileSplit)

    Bruce Taylor - June 03, 2014 - Comment
  • Langston Hughes Duo Signs their NLI's

    Jharna Alston and Al-Nissa Latif signed letters of intent on Thursday.  Jharna Alston will be attending Florida A&M University and Al-Nissa Latif will be attending Albany State University.

    Bruce Taylor - June 03, 2014 - Comment
  • Coaches Spotlight- Chad Christman

    Coach Chad Christman is entering his 13th year as a track coach with the Marietta Program and his 6th year as the Head Girls Varsity Track Coach. He began his coaching career at Marietta in 2000 as the assistant coach for the Marietta Middle School track team. Two years later in 2002 he was promoted to high school assistant boys varsity coach, a position he held till 2008. In 2009, Coach Christman became the Head Varsity Girls Track Coach, a position he still holds today. Coach Christman trains the boys and girls distance runners. He has been a part of two state champion teams 2006 and 2008, two state runner-up teams in 2005 and 2007, and 15 region titles. Coach Christman is a social studies teacher at Marietta Middle School. In 2012 was awarded Certified Employee of the Year and in 2013 was chosen as a Georgia Masters Teacher by the State of Georgia. Coach Christman earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and his Masters in Social Studies Education from Florida State University. He also spent one year at Slippery Rock University where he ran cross-country on a nationally ranked team. Coach Christman grew up in Bellevue, Ohio, where he graduated from Bellevue High School and ran cross-country and track. Running varsity cross-country for four years he help his team to a 3rd and 2nd place team finish at the State of Ohio Cross-Country Championships.

    Andy Christie - June 03, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • 2014 ATLANTA TRACK CLUB Inducts 3 New Hall of Famers

    Olympic Gold Medalist Shot Putter Adam Nelson was the keynote speaker last Thursday at Westminster HS as the Atlanta Track Club inducted 3 new memebers to the Track and Field 'Hall of Fame. Those inducted were Dwight Phillips formerly of Tucker HS, Coach Max Mayo formerly of Cedar Shoals and Emily Reese formerly of Chamblee (still at Harvard and running well) Pictured above is 2013 inductee Coach Tomy Sitton and Adam Nelson.

    Bruce Taylor - June 02, 2014 - Comment
  • 2014 ATLANTA TRACK CLUB BOYS ALL-METRO TRACK & FIELD TEAM

    Last Thursday nite, The Atlanta Track Club announced their 2014 Boys All-Metro Track and Field Team. Here included are the winners. There was no A, 2A, 3A or 6A MVPs were announced per the information ga.milesplit received.  

    Bruce Taylor - June 02, 2014 - Comment
  • 2014 ATLANTA TRACK CLUB GIRLS ALL-METRO TRACK & FIELD TEAM

    Last Thursday nite, The Atlanta Track Club announced their 2014 Girls All-Metro Track and Field Team. Here included are the winners. There was no 5A or 6A MVPs announced per the information ga.milesplit received.  

    Bruce Taylor - June 02, 2014 - Comment
  • Track & Field Powerhouse Program Rankings - Boys Distance

    Who are the powerhouse programs and track & field factories of the United States? Which team produces the best milers, quarter milers, half milers, two milers, sprinters, and hurdlers? Well MileSplit has those answers for you as our database can do a lot of things including show the deepest high school teams in each running event by taking the top 5 fastest on each team and averaging out for the fastest team averages to rank the squads nationally in order.

    Brandon Miles - May 29, 2014 - Comment
  • Track & Field Powerhouse Program Rankings - Boys Sprints/Hurdles

    Who are the powerhouse programs and track & field factories of the United States? Which team produces the best milers, quarter milers, half milers, two milers, sprinters, and hurdlers? Well MileSplit has those answers for you as our database can do a lot of things including show the deepest high school teams in each running event by taking the top 5 fastest on each team and averaging out for the fastest team averages to rank the squads nationally in order.

    Brandon Miles - May 29, 2014 - Comment
  • Track & Field Powerhouse Program Rankings - Girls Distance

    Who are the powerhouse programs and track & field factories of the United States? Which team produces the best milers, quarter milers, half milers, two milers, sprinters, and hurdlers? Well MileSplit has those answers for you as our database can do a lot of things including show the deepest high school teams in each running event by taking the top 5 fastest on each team and averaging out for the fastest team averages to rank the squads nationally in order.

    Brandon Miles - May 29, 2014 - 3 Comments
  • Track & Field Powerhouse Program Rankings - Girls Sprints/Hurdles

    Who are the powerhouse programs and track & field factories of the United States? Which team produces the best milers, quarter milers, half milers, two milers, sprinters, and hurdlers? Well MileSplit has those answers for you as our database can do a lot of things including show the deepest high school teams in each running event by taking the top 5 fastest on each team and scoring like a cross country meet. We can even show the average time and time difference between their top 5 best athletes in an event on their squads.  

    Brandon Miles - May 29, 2014 - Comment
  • Bobcat Cross Country Inks Six For 2014 Season - Georgia College

    Georgia College Athletics (via www.gcsubobcats.com)

    Bruce Taylor - May 28, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 10 High School National Outdoor T&F Rankings (5/28)

    The Flo 100 presented by ASICS is a rankings list of the top high school outdoor track & field performances nationally according to results and performances entered in the MileSplit database as of May 28th.

    Brandon Miles - May 28, 2014 - Comment
  • Jazmin Lacy Signs her NLI with Southern University

    Jazmin Lacy from Campbell HS signs her NLI to compete for the Southern University Jaguars. 

    Bruce Taylor - May 28, 2014 - Comment
  • Coaches Spotlight- Mike Morris

    Mike Morris has been coaching since 1993 and has been at Northview High School since 2002.  He is leaving to go back to Chattahoochee, so it's a good time to reflect on what Northview has accomplished, including his girls winning the 2013 Girls AAAAA XC State Championship, his boys placing 3rd at State, and Lindsay Billings winning the XC and 3200 State titles this year.  Mike's married and has an awesome daughter named Amanda.  Enjoys biking and food trucks, and also like to watch his daughter perform on stage.

    Andy Christie - May 28, 2014 - Comment
  • Region 8-AAAAAA coaches make history with first-ever All-Region Track and Field team | Prep Zone: High School Sports blog

    Prep Zone: High School Sports. AJC updates from the world of high school sports in metro Atlanta and Georgia (via highschoolsports.blog.ajc.com)

    Bruce Taylor - May 28, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Poll: Top National Boys Performer from 5/24 Weekend

    Vote for the MileSplit US top boys national performer from the May 24th weekend of meets. Voting closes on Thursday, May 29nd at midnight (ET) and we will reveal this week's poll winner next Monday in the newest poll article.

    Brandon Miles - May 27, 2014 - Comment
  • Golden South: 4 Golden Tickets to NYC Earned + 3 US #1's

    The 2014 edition of the Golden South Classic had absolute thrillers for their four adidas Grand Prix high school dream race auto qualifiers. (via MileSplit)

    Bruce Taylor - May 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Watch Kenny Selmon best US #1 time in 400H by a full second!

    In the finals of the boys 400 meter hurdles at the Golden South Classic, Pace Academy (GA) senior Kenny Selmon won with the nation's fastest time of 51.25. Selmon, who ran for Team USA last summer at the World Youth Championships, beat the previous US #1 time by a full second with his performance in Orlando, Florida on Saturday night. 

    Brandon Miles - May 25, 2014 - Comment
  • Kaitlyn Gearing Signs her NLI with Brenau University

    Kaitlyn Gearing of White County High School signed with Brenau University for XC and track.  Kaitlyn was 7AAA First Team in XC and qualified for girls state track meet in all 5 of her events - 400M, HJ, 300H, 4x400M, and 4x100M.  

    Bruce Taylor - May 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Yamara Robinson Signs her NLI with Shorter College

    Yamara Robinson from New Manchester HS Signed her NLI with Shorter College to compete in the Horizontal jumps. Seated from l-r: uncle Marcus Eason, Yamara, aunt Lequita Eason, sister Yashé Robinson; standing l-r: Assistant Principal Shawn Bissell, Coach Terry, Coach Wooten, Principal Constance Craft, and Coach Walker

    Bruce Taylor - May 22, 2014 - Comment
  • 2014 Shiloh Generals Signees

    The 6A Boys State Champs from Shiloh HS had 3 men sign their NLI's recently.  Coach Jones, Nahom Solomon (Georgia Tech), Grant Swinton (Mississippi State), Bryan Kamau (Georgia), Coach B. 

    Bruce Taylor - May 22, 2014 - Comment
  • Coaches Spotlight- Brad Wilson

    Coach Brad Wilson of LaGrange graduated from Auburn University  and teaches Economics and U.S. History.  He is finishing up his 4th year of coaching but has already built up quite the resume. In 2012 his boys XC team finished 4th, then in 2013 they finished 2nd; this spring his girls finished 5th at State.  He also has coached Andrew Coggins, who was the AAAA State 800m Champ last year and the AAAA 1600m State Champ this spring. Coach Wilson lives in Peachtree City with his wife Molly. 

    Andy Christie - May 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Claire Warren Signs her NLI with Young Harris College

    Claire Warren of Hillgrove High, signing with Young Harris College for Cross Country

    Bruce Taylor - May 21, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 10 High School National Outdoor T&F Rankings (5/21)

    The Flo 100 presented by ASICS is a rankings list of the top high school outdoor track & field performances nationally according to results and performances entered in the MileSplit database as of May 21st.

    Brandon Miles - May 21, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Haley Anderson Signs her NLI with Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

    Haley Anderson from West Forsyth HS recently signed her NLI with Georgia Tech. Up until her senior year, Haley was a high school tennis player, former cheerleader & former gymnast,  who ran only recreationally to stay in shape.

    Bruce Taylor - May 20, 2014 - Comment
  • Jamie Cunningham Signs his NLI with The Citadel

    Jamie Cunningham of Northview HS signs his NLI to compete for The Citadel in Cross Country and Track.

    Bruce Taylor - May 20, 2014 - 2 Comments
  • HURRY! Enter Student Reporter Contest by May 22nd for Potential Trip to Brooks PR!

    Hurry!!!! The Brooks PR Invitational is almost here and time is running out for your chance to win the Student Reporter Contest. What in it for the winner?

    Brandon Miles - May 18, 2014 - Comment
  • Great Distance Races at ATC All Comers Meet 5/13

    State Track Champions converged on the ATC All-Comers meet Tuesday night at Emory University.  An enthusiastic crowd and over 530 runners were treated to some of the best racing of the year in what turned out to be more fun than a flash mob party.  

    Bruce Taylor - May 16, 2014 - 6 Comments
  • Niata Alexander Signs her NLI with Troy University

    Niata Alexander from New Manchester HS Signs her NLI to compete for Troy University in Track & Field.

    Bruce Taylor - May 15, 2014 - 1 Comments
  • Congratulations to the 2013-2014 GHSA State Boys Track Champions! | GHSA.net

    (via www.ghsa.net)  Team Pics of the GHSA Boys State Champions. Pictured above is St.Pius X.

    Bruce Taylor - May 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Westlake Lions Track Signees

    Here is a pic of Westlakes 2014 signees from left to right-  Ariel Terrell (University of Tennesee), Christiana Thompson (Mississippi Valley State University), Joseph Woodbury (Texas Southern University), Aubree Collins (East Tennessee State University), Kevia Gonzalez (Southwest Christian College)

    Bruce Taylor - May 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Behind the PR - Alexa Efraimson

    Brooks is bringing together the fastest high school athletes from around the country to compete at the Brooks PR Invitational on Saturday, June 14th at Renton Stadium in Seattle, Washington. Alexa Efraimson is one of those nation's elite coming to Brooks PR as the high school national leader in the mile from indoors and 3200 outdoors. In a "Behind The PR" video feature on Flotrack, the 4:32 miler and 9:55 3200 runner Efraimson shares her excitement and anticipation for returning to the Brooks PR meet with Brooks Beasts professional distance runner Katie Mackey (4:04 1500/15:04 5K) on a training run.  (via MileSplit)

    Bruce Taylor - May 15, 2014 - Comment
  • Jason Dang Signs his NLI with North Georgia Technical College

    Jason Dang From Chestatee High School signs a letter of intent to run Cross Country for North Georgia Technical College.

    Bruce Taylor - May 14, 2014 - Comment
  • The American Track League Comes to Atlanta

    Atlanta, GA, May 12, 2014 — The American Track League is headed to Atlanta as it’s third stop of an eight meet series stretching from May through August. The meet in Atlanta will be held on May 16th at 7:00pm at Greater Atlanta Christian School,1575 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd, Norcross, GA 30093. Admission to the meet is free of charge Meet Program http://cache.milesplit.com/user_files/11171/94177/meet_program_updated.pdf  

    Press Release - May 14, 2014 - Comment
  • Akua Obeng-Akrofi Signs her NLI with Columbia University

    Akua Obeng-Akrofi (Archer HS, Lawrenceville, GA) signed to her National Letter of Intent to run for Ivy League Columbia University (NY) Tuesday at Archer High School.

    Bruce Taylor - May 14, 2014 - Comment
  • Top 10 High School National Outdoor T&F Rankings (5/14)

    The Flo 100 presented by ASICS is a rankings list of the top high school outdoor track & field performances nationally according to results and performances entered in the MileSplit database as of May 14th.

    Brandon Miles - May 14, 2014 - Comment
  • Coaches Spotlight- Matt Henson

    Coach Matt Henson graduated from Hayesville (N.C.) High School in 1992 and earned his BA in English from Western Carolina in 1997. He and his wife Millicent have been married 20 years and have two children, Chase, 18 and a sr at Parkview and daughter Riley (13). Matt has been teaching for 17 years (Senior British Lit) and his favorite book to teach seniors is "Frankenstein." because it's cool for them to be able to see the difference between someone who looks like a monster and someone who is a monster inside. Coach also has Masters in Health and is finishing an Ed. Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction

    Bruce Taylor - May 13, 2014 - 5 Comments
  • Wayne County Trio Signs Their NLI's with South Georgia College

    Wayne County HS harriers Nathan Dukes, Will Miller, and Marcus Wallace are headed off to attend college together and run Cross Country for South Georgia College in Douglas.  

    Bruce Taylor - May 13, 2014 - Comment