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Scouting Report: American Fork Girls Jim Larkin Aug 8, 2017

The American Fork girls won the 5A state title last year and finished 4th as Utah's top finishers at the NXN Southwest Regional. MileSplit Utah's Jim Larkin interviewed long-time American Fork girls head cross country coach Bruno Hunziker on what to expect of his team this upcoming season.

Post Signing Day Rundown! MileSplit Staff Apr 12, 2017

It's been a busy day on the first day of the National Letter of Intent regular period, which signals a nearly four month period for graduating track and field athletes to sign with interested NCAA programs. 

Southwest Region Week in Review Alan Versaw Oct 12, 2016

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.

Southwest Region in Review: September 1 - 3 Alan Versaw Sep 5, 2016

While we've been waiting to see the real Mountain Vista team, Monarch gave some proof they will be heard from this season. Here, Charlie Perry forms the middle of a 2-3-4 finish for Monarch at Centaurus on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Final Southwest Region Rankings Alan Versaw Nov 9, 2015

Sophia Galvez and Madison Foley helped Los Alamos to a dominating win in New Mexico 5A and a slot in this week's top ten regional rankings. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

NXR-SW Outlook: Utah Girls Alan Versaw Aug 21, 2015

Last year, Courtney Wayment ran as an individual at NXR-SW. This year, she's left her soccer ways behind and has donned Davis brown and gold. Photo by Alan Versaw.

NXR-SW Outlook: Utah Boys Alan Versaw Aug 10, 2015

Jaiden Melendrez, Sage Ducote, and Joshua Thatcher are three big reasons you don't want to lose sight of Desert Hills in all your excitment about American Fork and Davis. Photos by Alan Versaw.

Southwest region rankings, October 29 Oct 29, 2014

With the Colorado and Utah state meets now completed, what's left to settle of this is from Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. Those state finish up their state meets on November 8.

Meet the Hill known as Motha Cussa in Utah Brandon Miles Sep 13, 2014

The Herriman Invitational course has an epic hill on its 3 mile layout known affectionately as the "Motha Cussa". US #3 ranked American Fork boys rolled, while Lucy Biles and Herriman girls defended their hilly home course with sweeping of individual and team title on Friday.

Vote for National Girls XC Team of the Week #1 (8/30) Brandon Miles Sep 1, 2014

Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Team Performance of the Week #1 (Monday, August 25th through Saturday, August 30th). The following 9 girls cross country teams from 7 different states had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. Voting ends on Thursday, September 4th at 8 PM ET.

8/30 High School XC Weekend Recap Brandon Miles Sep 1, 2014

Final weekend of August and third week of cross country action in 2014 season. MileSplit US will be on-site with Brandon Miles and Jimmy Stevenson at the Marcus I Invitational with 2,220 athletes featuring some of the top runners and programs in the state of Texas.    

National Preseason XC Rankings - Boys Teams Brandon Miles Aug 29, 2014

We teased you with a top 10 watch list article and a Who's #1?" video ranking the top 10 teams in the country. Now is the time to reveal our complete preseason top 25 national rankings of the best returning boys squads in the nation for the 2014 XC season. 

10 Boys Teams To Watch Brandon Miles Aug 19, 2014

The following 10 high school cross country boys teams have been selected as part of our Saucony Flo 50 pre-season watch list for the upcoming season as the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the very top tier of returning squads to look out for in top national races this fall.

A first look at NXR-SW boys Alan Versaw Jul 28, 2014

Most (though not all) of the boys at the front of last year's pack have graduated, but the teams at the front of the pack will ring familiar. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

Endless Summer: Strength in Numbers (and Weights) For American Fork Jul 22, 2014

For most high school cross country teams, summer is a season unto itself. Teenage runners may be on vacation—working jobs, taking family trips, going to the beach—but if they don’t run virtually every day in a calculated program to build a mountain of fitness, you can throw fall success out the window. (via Runner's World)

A first look at NXR-SW girls Alan Versaw Jul 19, 2014

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.

Saucony Elite 50 Team Boys Rankings Week 6 Aaron Rich Oct 24, 2013

Conference, District, Regional and State meets are upon us and teams will begin resting up to compete well at their championship meets before gearing up for the post-season championship meets.  However, a few squads are already firing up the furnace for post-season action.

Utah State XC Championships: 5A Boys Preview Kyle Perry Oct 22, 2013

The 5A Boys race last season was a great battle with two familiar faces in American Fork and Davis. American Fork had a very tight group at the front of the race and went on to win 29 to Davis’ 54. Also in the mix was Riverton, not far back with 74 points. American Fork went on to the highest finisher by a Utah School at the NXN meet, placing 2nd. Their team time of 1:18:18 was the second fastest team time ever, second only to the AF team of 2010 that ran 1:18.01. The Individual battle was also intense, and it took a 5A record run to win the race. Kramer Morton of Alta ran 15:13 to pull away from the AF and Davis pack.

Utah State XC Championship: 5A Girls Preview Kyle Perry Oct 22, 2013

Last season Davis and American Fork girls were poised for a battle to the wire, with both teams Nationally ranked. In the end, the Darts Claimed the victory with only 37 points. This marked the 3th straight State Championship the Darts had brought home, in a very dominant streak for Coach Talley’s team. That same team would go on to finish 12th in the Nation at Nike Cross Nationals Entering this 2013 season we weren’t sure how complete the team would be, having lost their top 2 nationally ranked individuals in Shea Martinez and Ellie Child. So could the Darts possibly bounce back from losing 3 of their top 4 from last season?

Region 4 Recap: AF Wins both Boys and Girls and Westlake upsets Nationally Ranked Lone Peak Oct 17, 2013

Saratoga Springs, Utah- The Region 4 Championships had to be the most stacked region in the state. with Nationally ranked teams and individuals, There are some favorites for both team and Individual State Champions to come from this region. Both the girls and boys races were thrillers, and some very impressive times were run on the fast flat Westlake course.  

Saucony Elite 50 Team Boys Rankings Week 5 Aaron Rich Oct 17, 2013

Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) rolled again this weekend to retain their perch atop the rankings and add to their legend, by winning with 90 points and a course record 12:44.34 team average.  But that's not all!! 

Weekend Preview: Bob Firman Invitational Kyle Perry Sep 20, 2013

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?

Southwest Rankings, September 17 Sep 17, 2013

It's a familiar face, but an unfamiliar singlet, for Colorado fans of cross country. Lone Peak (UT) is riding high these days with the help of Clayson Shumway. Photo by Kyle Perry.

Weekend Preview: Herriman XC Invite Kyle Perry Sep 13, 2013

- Herriman High School will play host to their annual Cross Country invitational Friday night. The races will be run on the traditional course, with a few slight changes from last year. Apparently some building in the area has changed the location of the start and finish slightly, but this should only make things better.The course is known as one of the hardest in the state, and many will tell you that no other course can compare in difficulty. In fact, it may be one of the hardest courses in the entire country. Adding to the level of difficulty is the fact that it has been rainy, and the course is entirely trail, so it could be a big muddy mess this afternoon.      Herriman High School will play host to their annual Cross Country invitational Friday night. The races will be run on the traditional course, with a few slight changes from last year. Apparently some building in the area has changed the location of the start and finish slightly, but this should only make things better.The course is known as one of the hardest in the state, and many will tell you that no other course can compare in difficulty. In fact, it may be one of the hardest courses in the entire country. Adding to the level of difficulty is the fact that it has been rainy, and the course is entirely trail, so it could be a big muddy mess this afternoon.   

Southwest Region Rankings Sep 4, 2013

Connor McMillan ran the second-fastest time ever at the American Fork Grass Relays and helped his team to a convincing victory on Saturday. Photo by Rochelle Pinnock.

Elite Performances of the Week: Aug 25-31 Sep 2, 2013

Weekend Highlights from August 25-31.  American Fork and Timpanogos both hosted meets this weekend, with great performances coming from both. At the American Fork Grass Relays meet, the top performers on both the girls and boys sides of the competition ran into the record books.

Southwest Region Preseason Rankings Aug 20, 2013

You may remember this group of girls that hammered from the front end of last year's NXR-SW championship race. Three of the four will be back this fall, but the selection of teams at the top may be different this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.

2013 Cross Country Season Preview: 5A Girls Kyle Perry Aug 18, 2013

  Heading in to the season it is very difficult to guess what a lot of teams might do. For the 5A season preview I took a little different approach. Obviously there are a lot of teams that are looking to climb the boards and stir things up. As the season progresses that picture will become very clear, but for now I have broken down only a few teams that I think have the makings of a podium fight. If there is a team you think should be in the mix let me know why.

5A State Championship Recap Kyle Perry May 18, 2013

The Utah High School State Track and Field Championships concluded today in Provo. It was an exciting day of competition in every classification. The weather was bi-polar as it was pouring rain one minute and sunny and hot the next. The athletes seemed more focused on winning a state championship than they were about the weather. The team titles on both the Girls and Boys side went to Davis High School as the Darts made it a three-peat.  The individual events were exciting as well. Here is our event-by-event breakdown of the action.

Weekend Preview: UHSTCA Championships Kyle Perry Apr 5, 2013

  This weekend Utah athletes will be spreading across quite a few meets throughout the state. Copper Hills High School will host the UHSTCA Championship meet, which is usually one of the top meets in the state for running great times. Other meets this weekend will be the Manti Invitational, The Uintah Invitational in Vernal, and the Delta Invitational, as well as some athletes heading to California for the Arcadia Invitational.  


  Salt Lake City, Utah - March 1, 2013 - Utah sports fans have the opportunity to vote for their favorite athletes, coach, team, play and event during the second annual Governor's State of Sport Awards, hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and presented by Zions Bank. The awards celebrate Utah's sports community and honors excellence in high school, amateur, collegiate, Olympic and professional sports. The event will also recognize key sports people and partners who have been instrumental in helping to build Utah's sports industry.

Simplot Preview: Weight Throw Finals and 1600m/3200m Prelims Kyle Perry Feb 13, 2013

Thursday at Simplot will be the first day of prelims with only one final being held. The Boys and Girls weight throw final will be held, the preliminary rounds in both the Girls and Boys 3200m and 1600m. Each of these events should be exciting as there are enough talented Utah athletes to fill every final. It should be a battle between Utah, Idaho and the other competing states to get into the fastest finals.

Milesplit All-Stars Feature Athlete of the Week: Kramer Morton Kyle Perry Jan 31, 2013

This week I had the opportunity to speak with Kramer Morton, standout from Alta High School. As a Junior, Kramer won the 2012 5a State Cross-Country championship and placed 11th at Footlocker Nationals. He is gearing up for a big track season, and is hoping to add a few more state championship trophies to his shelf.  

Putting a Fork in It Alan Versaw Nov 17, 2012

Late in the race, Bernie Montoya begins his counter-surge that would reel in the premature surge of Ben Saarel. Photo by Alan Versaw.

NXR-SW Preview: Girls Alan Versaw Nov 13, 2012

Claire Green and Kaitlyn Benner bring a Colorado state title with them to Arizona, along with hopes of tackling a course more suited to their natural speed. Photo by Jeff McCoy.

NXR-SW Preview: Boys Alan Versaw Nov 12, 2012

Luis Martinez had a stellar senior cross country season for the Cleveland (NM) Storm and heads into Saturday's NXR-SW championship race as one of the favorites for the individual title and as the leader of a team in the hunt for a slot to NXN. Photo by Alan Versaw.

NXR-SW Rankings: October 16 Oct 16, 2012

  With the Utah season nearly done and the Colorado season heading into regionals, here is the current shape of the NXR-SW rankings:  

Utah State Preview: 5A Alan Versaw Oct 15, 2012

Two days out from the Utah state cross country meet, it's time to start taking a look at what's coming to the starting line. Here's our glance at the 5A story.

Utah Week in Review: September 16 - 22 Alan Versaw Sep 24, 2012

If air quality was a concern for you in Utah this weekend, it was likely a bigger concern in Boise, where they ran the Bob Firman Invitational. Regardless of particulate levels in the air, those who competed seemed to run very well this weekend

NXR-SW Rankings: September 19 Sep 19, 2012

Herriman's (UT) times may have been a little off this week, but there would be a reason for that. Here, Lucy Biles leads a very thinned out crowd of leaders up a long hill in the girls race. Photo contributed by Jonathan Haag.

NXR-SW Rankings: September 6 Sep 7, 2012

Kyle Lund leads a Fairview team that is rapidly rising the ladder of NXR-SW boys rankings. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Top 2012 U.S. XC Performances, Boys, 8/27-9/3 Lyle Knudson Sep 4, 2012

  Included are MileSplit’s selection of the top 2012 U.S. boys’ individual and team cross country performances August 27 through September 3.  Photo - Southlake Carroll HS (TX), preseason ranked #2, started the season impressively.

NXR-SW Preseason Rankings Alan Versaw Aug 22, 2012

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.

NXN-SW Rankings, November 3 Nov 4, 2011

Three of the top four girls finishers from last year's NXN-SW championship race are back, and they're each bringing top-tier teams with them to back them up. Photo by Alan Versaw.

NXN-SW Rankings, October 6 Oct 6, 2011

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.

NXN-SW, The Week in Review Alan Versaw Sep 28, 2011

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.

NXN-SW Rankings, September 21 Sep 21, 2011

Shea Martinez, Sarah Feeney, and Summer Harper work the front of the pack at the Murray Invitational in Utah. Photo submitted by Corbin Talley.

NXN-SW, The Week in Review Alan Versaw Sep 14, 2011

Although it's way too early to make hard predictions about who will get bids to the NXN-SW championship races, it's not at all too soon to look and see what's happening in the various states that may have implications for who might make it to the big dance.

American Fork: An Eye Toward Redemption Alan Versaw Nov 26, 2010

The meet management wasn't distributing results, but nobody needed them to determine who the winner was. Even if they'd gone by too fast to read the name on front, we all knew it was the team in the bright orange uniforms that had won the meet. It's difficult to pick the two best runners on American Fork's roster, but these two are plenty to handle. Photos by Alan Versaw.

Clash of the Titans: XC Legacy Wildcards Oct 31, 2010

 When does the page turn from the past to the present? The quest to crown the greatest boys team in US history compromises a group spanning four decades. Each with a story and an argument as to their place among the cross immortals. 

NXN-SW: A Few Good Meets Alan Versaw Sep 19, 2010

Highlands Ranch phenom Eleanor Fulton had a very nice weekend, winning the Division II girls title at Liberty Bell and breaking the meet record in the process. Photos by Jeff McCoy.

NXN-SW Update, Weekend of October 17 Oct 18, 2009

Scott Fauble (Wheat Ridge), David Perry (Niwot), Connor Winter (Arapahoe), and Dusty Solis (Coronado) each rank among Colorado's top male runners. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.

NXN SW Update, Weekend of September 26 Sep 27, 2009

Sierra Lutheran's Wade Meddles, shown here at last year's NXN SW meet, had the NXN SW performance of the week, posting a 15:03 at the Stanford Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.