Who can ever forget 'Mud Man' (making the National Page of MileSplit.com) who enjoyed his day of racing back in 2009 when storms soaked the new venue and turned the course into a quagmire, including cars getting stuck in the church parking lot...the UGA Invite is a very fun race on a unique course, (on how many other courses do you get to run with/past horses? This Saturday 25 schools will be competing including top Ranked Boys squads Walton, Marist, Norcross, Peachtree Ridge, Pope, Flowery Branch, Wheeler and Parkview. The Girls race should be very exciting as well featuring 2012 5A Champ Walton, perennial 4A Champ Marist, always loaded Peachtree Ridge and Parkview and Stage Race champs Roswell....
Annie Kelly of Milton is 'Runner of the Week' for 6A. Image by Pinion Photography Every Week a Committee of Top Coaches will Determine a 'ROW' for each Class. 1A will be combined.
Georgia track and field head coach Wayne Norton announced on Monday that Bulldog alumnus, Patrick Cunniff, would be taking the reigns of the cross country and distance track programs this school year. (via The Red and Black) Full Story on The Red and Black...
OPEN the doors at the University of Georgia. Here comes Shaunae Miller. (via www.tribune242.com) For the past two weeks, the 2010 IAAF World Junior and 2011 IAAF World Youth 400 metre champion has been getting adjusted to her new surroundings as she prepares for her freshman season as a member of the Bulldogs women’s track team under her Bahamian assistant coach George Cleare.
Sidney Speir and Brad Hort of McIntosh torching Clinton Farms Image by Christine Speir How many late August XC races have produced 4 sub 16 times in the Boys races and a sub 18 Girls performance? Granted, the weather was very kind until about 11am and almost all the athletes surely took advantage. Anyone who's not new to the Sport, knows the Bob Blastow layout at Clinton Farms is a fast trail, but NEGA and the Our Lady of Mercy course both got torched as well. The River Green Parkway also has a reputation as a fast and flat course (venue of the 2 Mile Stage Races) Westminster hosted the Kosh Classic and that course has a rep as being tough...
Opening Weekend Features Great Early Season Races and its finally here,.... The Real Beginning of the 2012 Cross Country Season and it begins with a bang as several of the biggest Invitationals this Fall will keep us all interested until the final results are submitted and we find out which teams have been doing their Summer training and have come out racing as opposed to those who begin slowly and with a crecsendo peak at Region and State. What teams and Individuals will turn it loose this Saturday morning? Meet Previews ......NEGA, Bob Blastow, Mercy Invite, Pickens Preview Included...
2012 Pre-Season Rankings and Class Briefs. Broken down by Class by the Ga.MileSplit.com Rankings Commitee. This season we will also make an effort to Rank GISA depending on the results submitted.
Has Cobb, Fulton Counties Caught and Passed Gwinnett as the XC Powerhouse? For the first time in the history of the GHSA there will be 6 classifications, including a 'Super Class' 6A' and a 'Split' Class 1A broken down into separate Private and Public school divisions who will contest their own State Championships....And more than ever, this may be the year of a Power Shift to Cobb/Fulton counties...Will Gwinnett's dominance be broken? Pre-Season Rankings and Briefs Friday evening....Click on Article Header for more...
by Greg Oshust email@example.com from left, Cristina Gnecco, Avery Bussjager, Alexa Womack, Sara Hardin and Emily Bridges. Walton Girls Look to 3-Peat- http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story_sports/19808652/article-Lady-Raiders-returning-for-chance-at-three-peat?instance=lead_story_left_column from left, Steven York, Kyle Rose, Carlos Quintana, Patrick Fleming, Aaron Kooris and Gunnar Stormark. Staff photo by Jon-Michael Sullivan Pope Boys Eye Big Season- http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story_sports/19821468/article-Talent-filled-roster-has-Pope-eyeing-big-year-in-cross-country?instance=lead_story_left_column
courtesy of Brandon Brigman GDP Josh Brickell is the Man to beat this Fall. Gwinnett County Super 6- http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2012/aug/09/daily-posts-cross-country-super-six/ Gwinnett County Team by Team- http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2012/aug/09/cross-country-preview-capsules/?sports Photo Illustration: Brendan Sullivan/Nicole Puckett Yost Reigns as Top Female- http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2012/aug/09/norcross-yost-takes-reigns-as-countys-top-runner/
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –University of North Florida Athletic Director Lee Moon announced the hiring of Jeff Pigg as UNF’s Director of Cross Country/Track & Field. Pigg will serve as the head coach for the Osprey men’s and women’s cross country/track & field programs (via www.unfospreys.com)
Passing the Baton - A history of success in America’s top track and field town, Carrollton, Georgia Authored by Tyler Sabo August 2012 - Buy Now What is success in the sport of track and field? Is it an Olympic Gold Medal? Is it a world record? How about records and championships on the state level? The small town of Carrollton, Georgia, can answer yes to each. And the unique stories span multiple generations. The true test of success, however, may not be any of those. The true test for this great sport may be participation. In a sport that can lead to healthy exercise habits for a lifetime, this town has found a way to introduce track and field at the earliest levels while also collecting championship titles along the way.
Denzel Harper of The Quicksilver Track Club/Henderson MS was named USATF Athlete of the Week after winning a record 5 Gold medals in Baltimore last week. He is the first person to win 5 individual events at one JO meet (Pentathlon, Long Jump, Triple Jump, 100m H, 200m H). You can find the article in the link below. http://www.usatf.org/News/Harper-named-USATF-Athlete-of-the-Week.aspx
USATF Georgia Announces the 2nd Annual Class of Hall of Fame Inductees led by Olympic Gold Medalists: Antonio McKay, Sr and Edith McGuire Duvall Press Release Link below: http://cache.milesplit.com/user_files/11171/55951/press release usatf ga hof inductees.pdf
Come and Celebrate Georgia's 'Track & Field Greats' at their Induction into the 2012 Hall of Fame Class James 'Jimmy' Carnes Edith McGuire Duvall Douglas 'Buddy' Fowlkes Edward 'Ed' Hamm Paul Koshewa Antonio McKay Sr. Complete Information (Click on the Link Below) http://cache.milesplit.com/user_files/11171/55951/hall of fame invite.pdf
Practice Policy for Heat and Humidity Submitted by stevefig on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 10:06am Sports Medicine The following policy was adopted on March 19th, 2012 by the State Executive Committee and goes into effect for the 2012-13 school year: "Practice Policy for Heat and Humidity" GHSA Heat Index Measurement & Record Chart Heat Policy Document Distribution Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Devices Frequently Asked Questions Re: GHSA Heat Policy
Alex Cameron (Dunwoody) takes the Gold Medal in the 2000 Steeplchase and rising Frosh Savannah Carnahan (South Forsyth) placed 5th in the USATF Junior Olympics National Championships in Baltimore last week.