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Utah's fastest cross country athlete this fall has committed to Stanford University
A recap of the 2019 Bob Firman Invitational.
Updated Girls Team Rankings!
A recap of the 2019 Murray Invitational
The 2019 Murray Invitational features several nationally ranked teams
Updated boys team rankings
1st State XC MileSplit50 Rankings Release of the season!
A recap of the 2019 Highland Invitational
Thomas Boyden comes in as a returning All-American after finishing 13th at Footlocker Nationals.
The Skyline girls return 5 of its top 7 from State last year.
The Skyline Girls won the 5A State Championships last year being led by their footlocker finalist Camille Winterton. This year they return 5 of their top 7 from last season.
Boyden placed 42nd in the state meet last year, but after the times he ran on the track. He looks like a lock for a possible top 5 placement.
Before Skyline's girls earned their first Class 5A XC championship on Wednesday, their coach gave them a great reason to perform
Two meets shaped the news in Southwest region cross country this past week.
We take a look at the 4A-6A teams and individuals that will be racing at State!
New Mexico's Kashon Harrison barely outdueled Colorado's Cole Sprout in the cool of the Arizona night at Desert Twilight.
Preview of the Murray Invitational.
Athlete spotlight interview with Skyline senior Camille Winterton.
Broomfield's girls claimed the Colorado 5A title and Colorado power merge. Davis, American Fork, and Desert Vista loom next ahead of the Eagles. Photo by Karen McCoy.
What would the meet have looked like if all the teams raced head to head?
Daniel Marquez and his Gila Ridge teammates came back from Desert Twilight with a win at the Ken Denson Invitational this past weekend. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
The Desert Vista girls stuck together nicely early at Desert Twilight and ended up as decisive team champions. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Highland's girls took a big win, and an even bigger trophy, out of this weekend's Doug Conley meet. Photo by Irving Girabaldi.
Check out the top girls teams in the state of Utah as of September 6th based on XC team scoring all of the 3 mile times currently in the MileSplit database for the 2016 season.
Palmer Ridge, Mountain Vista, and Rock Canyon mixed it up spendidly at the Vista Nation XC 2-Mile, but evidently the Rock Canyon girls were not easily impressed. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
Timpanogos has Joseph Benson out in front this fall and things are looking up once again. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Will Handley's second-place finish was a key piece in the stunning Timpanogos upset at Bob Firman on Saturday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Many of the early leaders of last year's field have graduated, but that doesn't translate into a race that's any less competitive this year. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
This years 4A Girls competition seems to be a mess of epic proportions. One team after another has shown why they should be considered the team to beat, and in the end it looks just as open as it did at the beginning of the season, if not more. There are 5 teams I can honestly say I would not be surprised if they won it all on Wednesday. Orem, Skyline, Timpanogos, Ogden, and Mountain Crest.
Lauren Gregory leads her #3 ranked Fort Collins teammates to a dominating win at Friday's Front Range Conference meet. Photo by Ken Regan.
One of the bigger pieces of news out of Colorado this weekend was the return to action of Bailey Roth, immediately enhancing Coronado's status as a player. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Albuquerque Academy's meandering on-campus course was the site of the top action in New Mexico this past weekend. Photo by Blake Wood.
Pine Creek's Sered sisters keep a steady pace at the Coronado Cougar Classic, while ThunderRidge keeps a presence only a few strides behind. Photo by Tim Hilt.
If there is one thing to be said about the Bob Firman Invitational this weekend, it would be that most people have overlooked the Utah talent. With meet previews highlighting everyone except the Utah competitors, no one seems to think our local athletes can run with the best. If there is one thing I have learned, it would be to watch out for Utah, because we boast some of the strongest distance running talent in the country, especially for the size of the state. The meet does bring some very good talent from Washington, Idaho, and California, but there are plenty of runners from Utah that can steal the show. So who is most likely to surprise the competition in Idaho this weekend?
The Utah State Track and Field Championships concluded this afternoon on a rainy day in Provo. Woods Cross High School won the boys 4A team title in the final event of the day. The Wildcats, scoring 85 points, beat out Herriman who scored 79 points. The Girls team title went to Herriman on the backs of great performances by their underclassmen Kaysha Love and Lucy Biles. The individual events were exciting as well. Here is our event-by-event breakdown of the action.
Shalaya Kipp is a name many may recognize. Growing up in Utah, she started being active at a young age, whether it be swimming lessons, skiing or a variety of other activities. When she got to middle school she went out for cross country to make friends, and by the time she graduated high school was among the very best high school runners the state had to offer. After matriculating at the University of Colorado her career started to blossom. She went from being a local hero to a national hero, earning a trip to London as a steeplechaser on the USA Track and Field team. Her journey was not one traveled alone, in fact, she was joined by fellow Buffaloes Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn in London. Kipp took some time to speak with Utah Milesplit about the importance of a good team and being a good teammate
The track season is a week away and so here is a quick look at the top returners for the 4a boys from 2012. Nobody can predict at this point exactly what state track and field will look like in May. But you can get a great idea of where things left off last year by removing the graduated seniors and ranking the returning athletes in a virtual meet.
With the Utah season nearly done and the Colorado season heading into regionals, here is the current shape of the NXR-SW rankings:
I'm old enough to know better than to attempt this, but here goes...
Luis Martinez was on fire under the Albuquerque full moon on Friday night, but Los Alamos took Cleveland by surprise for the team title at the UNM Lobo Invitational. Photo by Blake Wood.
I don't believe we picked up results from every meet in the state this past week, but we did get a good selection.
Much to nobody's surprise, Erin Hooker and her Fort Collins teammates occupy the #1 preseason ranking in the NXR-SW region. Colorado Track XC file photo.
When the Fort Collins girls showed up fired up last November, it was a case of game on, game over. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Skyline was very strong last fall until an untimely injury struck. This year, the Eagles figure to be very good once again with Caroline Weiler figuring as one of the key pieces to the puzzle. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Louisville (Monarch) fell to Fort Collins by one point at last year's NXN-SW regional. Both teams return this year to battle again. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Jeff Abbey leads the Fort Collins finishers at the Front Range Conference meet just over a week ago. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Nevada's Nick Hartle made it to NXN last year and appears to be the Silver State's strongest hope for representation at the national championship again this year. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Last year, Luis Martinez finished 55th at NXN-SW. Don't look for a repeat of that finish this fall as he leads the Cleveland HS (NM) team into regional contention. Colorado Track XC file photo.
When you start looking at the top talent in Arizona, it's hard to miss Carter Macey and his Desert Vista teammates. And, although they took this past weekend off, they are taking the desert by storm. Photo by Margot Kelly.
Shea Martinez, Sarah Feeney, and Summer Harper work the front of the pack at the Murray Invitational in Utah. Photo submitted by Corbin Talley.
It's still early, very early, but it's time to start looking at which teams are positioning themselves for a bid to the championship races at NXN-SW.
Taylor Floming returns to help key another very strong Monarch team this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Los Alamos: New Mexico's green wall of girls. Photo by Blake Wood.