Weekly Roundup: Track & Field News from Around the State

The Weekly Roundup is a collection of news stories from around the state, all related to track and cross country.  If you find an new story on the internet that relates to North Carolina teams or athletes, email the link to jgeorge@milesplit.com.



Jim Spier's U.S. Top 5 Lists

Boys  |  Girls


Triangle Honor Roll

(On TrackHonors.com)


WNC Honor Roll

(On Citizen-Times.com)


The Fit Runner, Episode 4: Stretching and Plyometrics

This episode of The Fit Runner takes us to RDV Sportsplex in Maitland, Florida where we meet with physical therapist Laura Podschun to learn about stride mechanics, stretching and plyometrics drills.

Read more on the MileSplit national page


Use the Force: How to Develop High Jumpers

Some of the most spectacular athletes to watch at a track meet are the high jumpers who seemingly have no limits.  Have you ever wondered how these athletes get to the point where they are so explosive and graceful to make every jump look as though it was the easiest thing in the world to accomplish?

Read more on Tennessee Runner


More on WSSU Eliminating Men's Track

(From George Phillips, webmaster of NCPrepTrack.com and track/cross country historian)

Read more on NCPrepTrack.com


Prep Athlete of the Week: Chase Shelton

In a meet held at Reid Ross Classical School, Helton was a member of winning relay teams in the 4x800 and 4x400. He also won the 1,600-meter run and the 200-meter dash.

Read more on 910preps.com


Five-time Champ Turns Focus to School Records

Hendersonville junior Hailey Cook would like to play two sports in college if circumstances allow.  There is no doubt that she has one down pat.

Read more on Citizen-Times.com


Wesley Frazier and Thomas Graham Shine in Raleigh Relays

Ravenscroft’s Wesley Frazier won the 3,200 meters Friday night at the Raleigh Relays in one of the fastest high school girls races ever in the state, while Cary Academy’s Thomas Graham ran the fastest 5,000 meters by a high school student this year and claimed a spot among the 15 fastest American high school runners ever at the distance .

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/02/1976231/wesley-frazier-shines-in-raleigh.html#storylink=cpy

Read more on NewsObserver.com

Continued information about Graham's 5000 on NewsObserver.com


West Girls, Boys Sweep 45th Times-News Invitational

The 45th Times-News Invitational went off without a hitch Saturday at Polk County High and it was one local school that brought home both the boys and girls first-place trophies in a pool of about 420 athletes representing 18 schools across the state.

Read more on BlueRidgeNow.com


Ledford Girls, North Boys Win County Meet

Ledford’s girls removed all doubt about its superiority Monday at the Davidson County track and field championships.

Read more on DCPreps.com


Records Keep Coming for Roberson Girls

Championship track teams must have a mixture of speed, strength and endurance.  Want to know what the Roberson girls and coach Andy Morgan are stirring up in southern Buncombe County?

Read more on Citizen-Times.com


Williamson Has Built Western Carolina's Underfunded Program Into a SoCon Powerhouse

What does it take to win a Southern Conference championship?  That question has befuddled many Western Carolina football coaches over the years, but track and field coach Danny Williamson gets stumped by an entirely different one: How many conference championships have you won?

Read more on Citizen-Times.com