It was a very good first week of competition for Erin Morrison and her Parkland teammates, plus several top-flight girls 3200 runners.
Alexa Efraimson (WA) stormed past Sarah Baxter (CA) and Elise Cranny (CO) in the final 600 to win a dramatic girls' race.
As many of the nation's best battled the cold and wind (and hay bales and manufactured hills), they also represented their home states.
Which county has the best distance runners? Using combined results from all classifications, we have the answer...sort of.
Elly Henes (Green Hope) is North Carolina's lone representative in Oregon this year. LIVE webcast begins at 12:30 Eastern.
If you're looking for someone who really has the potential to rewrite the state records this winter, look no further than Blake Dodge.
Jahmaal Daniel (Terry Sanford) is back, and he wants to move up in the North Carolina all-time rankings.
This young lady has the best returning time in five running events, but she can only run four at the state meet.
Smallest schools classification? Yes. Small talents? Absolutely, positively not. Also, Isaiah Moore is really good.
Last year's meet attracted talent from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and even Michican to compete against NC's best.
Caroline Alcorta (VA) ripped up the McAlpine Park course to the tune of 16:55! Many more dominate performances as well as a few surprises. (Photo by Mary Ann Magnant)
After a hiatus in 2013, the outdoor track and cross country meets are back, providing NC athletes with top competition.
Powered by three individual qualifiers, North Carolina claimed the win in the seeded boys race at Foot Locker South.
Get the first reporting of all the postseason action on North Carolina soil, right here all day. (photo by Brandon Miles)
While most of North Carolina's top runners have opted for McAlpine, a few teams and individuals will head to WakeMed.
Elijah Inuwah (Central Academy of Technology) is one of many athletes looking forward to competing for a state title without 3A athletes in the way.
As good as they have been, the Broughton boys have not had a "perfect race" all season. They will have one more chance on their home course.
With 32 girls under 18:00 minutes for the season, the 10 qualifying spots will be up for grabs Saturday in the 34th running of the Foot Locker South Regional meet.
The Providence Day senior began his ascent to national recognition on this weekend a year ago, and can bring that process to competion on Saturday.
#1 Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) made history in New Jersey with an amazing 15:52 average on the Holmdel, NJ layout. Man are they ready for NXN!!
After last year’s scintillating record run of 14:28 by Sean McGorty(Chantilly, Fairfax, VA), it would seem there would be lull before someone could challenge the record again. But, in recent years the hallowed ground of 14:30s is not so sacred anymore and the talent keeps coming in waves. (Photo by Chris Kane)
Gevontae Hardy and Brandon Gambrell could be leading North Forsyth back to glory after a long period of middling results.
Fort Collins took flight when it counted, narrowly beating Davis and earning an NXN berth. (Photo by Margot Kelly)
Several former North Carolina high school runners made it to the three divisions of NCAA championships last Saturday.
- White Oak Polar Bear 2013
- Watauga Invitational #1 FULL 2013
- Congrats to Sara Platek
- Green Hope Polar Bear Meet SWAC 2013
- Throws Clinic
- Article Comment: Indoor Preview: 3A Girls
- JDL Fast Track High School Kick-Off 2013
- 1st All Comers Meet of the Season at JDL FAST TRACK - Great Success!!!!
- Article Comment: Indoor Preview: 3A Boys
- Polk County Reindeer Games