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2008 NON Winners Table Jun 21, 2008

ArmoryTrack.com maintains the winners table for the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals. WINNER TABLE HERE

NON Saturday Coverage: Warwick Valley (NY) Girls DMR National Record, Pounds (IN) SP in 68-11.25 Jun 21, 2008

The third and last day of Nike Outdoor Nationals takes place Saturday and the final events of the weekend are looking outstanding. While many great races and field events take place earlier in the day, the opening ceremony on the track starts at 5:15 p.m. (EST). The top events of the day are the boys and girls mile, boys 800m dash, boys shot put, girls hammer throw and the boys and girls distance medley relays. Keep checking back throughout the day as we provide coverage of each event. Full Results: Boys - Girls NON Winners Table (ArmoryTrack.com) Saturday Top Highlights - Warwick Valley (NY) national record in girls DMR, 11:31.81 - Spencer Adams (NC) blazes 50.99 in boys 400m hurdles - Nadonnia Rodriques (NY) wins 400m dash in 52.86, U.S.#1 - Trotwood-Madison (OH) wins boys 4x400m relay in 3:11.33 - Brandon Pounds (IN) 68-11.25 to win boys shot put, U.S.#2 - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) wins girls 4x4, meet record 3:37.02 - Jillian Smith (NJ) blazes 2:05.24 to win girls 800m dash - Chalonda Goodman (GA) wins girls 200m dash in 23.22 - Emily Infeld (OH) takes gold in girls mile with 4:47.43 effort - Dwight Barbiasz (NH) leaps 7-01 to win boys high jump - Allison Horner (GA) throws 177-02 to win girls hammer throw - Shelby Greany (NY) runs U.S.#1 girls steeple in 6:42.86  

Spence wins 2-mile, Huynh wins jav @ NON | Krais wins Hep, McQuillen jav, Berry PV @ JRs Jun 20, 2008

Margot Kelly's USATF Juniors Photo Galleries: Day One Part 1 | Day One Part 2 | Day Two | Day Three NON Photo Galleries: Don Rich | Tim Fulton | Brandon Miles | Pat Montferrat | Video Interviews: Neely Spence @ NON | Neal Huynh @ NON | Ryann Krais @ JRs | PA Performances @ NON: Thursday | Friday | Saturday PA Performances @ USATF JRs: Friday | Saturday | Sunday   Sunday: At USATF Junior Nationals, Ryann Krais won the championship with a total of 5217, landing her 2nd berth on the US Junior National team. Saturday: At USATF Juniors, after Day one of the heptathlon competed between rain delays, Ryann Krais is in 2nd place (photo by Margot Kelly, AZrunners - a MileSplit.us affiliate). A mere 22 points separate the top three competitors. At NON, Erie McDowell was 5th, earning all-American in the 800 sprint medey relay in 1:32.36. Derek Horton, Kane, was 6th in the pole vault, earning all-American, clearing 15-2.75. William Robinson, Chadds Ford PA, was 5th in the long jump, going 22-10 for his all-American certificate. Strath Haven's Alix Williams was 8th in the 400 hurdles in 1:02.47. Conestoga was 8th in the girls' 4x800 in 9:16.06. Dan Kwiatkowski, McDowell, was 11th in the shot put, throwing 59-7. Gwynedd Mercy's Taylor Bumpas was 11th in the 800, running 2:12.90. Betsy Dempsey, Methacton, was 8th in the high jump, clearing 5-4.50. Abington freshman Leah Nugent was 2nd in the Emerging Elite 100 hurdles. Upper Dublin's Michael Palmisano tied for 9th in the 800, running 1:52.45. Red Lion's Greg Kareis ran 4:16.42, good for 14th in the mile. Jermaine Lowery, Father Judge, was 8th in the 400 hurdles in 52.95, with Jerome Lowery in 11th at 54.25. Chris Aldrich, West Chester Henderson, was 9th in 6:14.37 in the 2000 meter steeplechase. Erie McDowell just missed earning all-American with a 7th place 42.39 in the 4x100 final. Conestoga's boys were 11th in the 4x400 final in 3:19.33. St. Joseph's Prep was 14th in the boy's 4xmile in 18:16.20, with Germantown Friends 15th in 18:23.19. Germantown Friends sophomore Tom Waterman injured his leg on the 400 and limped his way the last 100 meters. They would finish 18th in 10:36.43. Terrell Rickard, Waynesboro, was 7th in the high jump, clearing 6-7. Jake McKenzie, Germantown Friends, and Philip Wood, (Pennington School NJ, formerly of LaSalle College HS), went 1-2 from different heats in the Emerging Elites Mile, with times of 4:16.93 and 4:17.39, respectively. And Council Rock South grad Ije Iheoma just missed making the finals in the 400, running 55.17. Father Judge grabbed 7th in the 4x400, running 3:17.29. They also were 7th in the 1600 SMR at 3:31.08. Friday: At NON, Neely Spence used a late kick to win her first and only national championship in her final high school race. Spence and the pack came through the mile in 5:18, and then she went negative in 5:02, opening up a lead from the 200 mark to the finish, timed in 10:20.77. Altoona's Neal Huynh surprised the field and won the javelin with a throw of 2:04.06. Jack Isoue of Manheim Central, earned all-American with a 6th place throw of 189-04. PA vaulters took three all-American spots in the girls pole vault, with Abby Schaffer, Easton, 2nd at 12-11, Tory Worthen, Council Rock South, 4th at 12-7.25, and Crestwood junior Mandissa Marshall was 6th, clearing 12-03.25. And Conestoga took all-American honors in the 1600 sprint medley relay in 4:01.48. Friday at USATF Juniors, Penn State frosh (Westmont-Hilltop) Karlee McQuillen, won the javelin with a throw of 171-5. Hatboro-Horsham grad Joe Berry, a freshman at Tennessee, captured the pole vault, clearing 17-04.50. Zane Breakiron, Laurel Highlands, was 5th in the men's javelin, throwing 205-02. In the 5000 meter run, Big Spring grad and Nebraska frosh Lara Crofford was 3rd in 16:34.75. Thursday: At NON, Lewisburg junior Sophia Ziemian ran between 3rd and 4th most of the way in the hot heat of the 5000 meter run, and eventually ran alone for the final few laps to finish 4th in 17:34.98. Her finish earned her all-American status. New Oxford's Jordan Jenkins, also a junior, went 17:51.64 to finish 7th; while Ziemian's teammate, junior Kiah Hardcastle, ran 18:00.10 for 9th. Penn Manor senior Meghan Ecker ran 18:41.86. Two PA boys scheduled to run in the 5k were scratches.      

Warwick snaps DMR national record Jun 22, 2008

Coaches lose their hair By Christopher Hunt GREENSBORO, N.C. – Just before the Warwick Valley girls took the track for the distance medley relay their coach Rich Furst wanted to give them a last word of advice. “Whatever you do, don’t break any national records,” Furst said. FULL STORY HERE RACE VIDEO HERE AND POST-RACE INTERVIEW  

Nike Outdoor Nationals Friday Coverage: Fernandez Breaks the Record, Runs 8:34.40 Jun 20, 2008

What a day it was Friday in Greensboro. So many memorable performances were made across the board that it was hard to just pick out a couple to highlight. Leading the way was the boys two-mile, set up with numerous national class individuals and the results couldn't have been much better. California's German Fernandez won in a new national record time of 8:34.40. Elsewhere, Mason Finley (CO) dominated the boys discus in 206-11, while Chalonda Goodman (GA) won the girls 100m dash in 11.51. (German Fernandez pictured left by Don Rich) Live Results / Live Video (MileSplit & FloTrack) Boys Seeded Two-Mile Race Video MileSplit Interview w/ German Fernandez Fernandez Race & Announcer Interview NON Winners Table (ArmoryTrack.com) Friday Top Highlights - German Fernandez (CA) blazes new U.S. two-mile record, 8:34.40 - Becky O'Brien (ME) throws new U.S.#1 in girls shot put, 52-01.75 - Mumford (MI) wins boys 4x800m relay in 7:37.99, U.S.#1 - Spencer Adams (NC) runs 13.75 to win boys 110m hurdles - Leslie Brost (SD) vaults 13-03 to win girls pole vault, U.S.#6 - Charashiese Lockhart (TX) leaps 41-00.50 to win girls TJ - Neely Spence (PA) wins girls two-mile with big kick in 10:20.77 - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) wins girls 4x200m relay in 1:36.95, U.S.#2 - Trotwood-Madison (OH) wins boys 4x200m relay in 1:25.18, U.S.#2

Championship Coverage: Warwick Valley Set Girls DMR National Record, Greer Wins 800m 1:47.68 Jun 24, 2008

What a weekend it's been in Greensboro, North Carolina and Columbus, Ohio! Nike Outdoor Nationals provided all the theatrics and more than fans were expecting, including a new national two-mile record set by German Fernandez (CA) Friday evening and another set in the girls DMR by Warwick Valley (NY) (pictured above). Out in Columbus at USATF Junior Nationals, Elijah Greer (OR) and William Wynne (GA) have been showcasing their talents, qualifying for Team USA. Check out this weekend's highlights and results. Nike Outdoor Nationals MileSplit Exclusives: Race Videos / Interviews / Photo Albums (6100+) Full Results: Boys - Girls Meet Coverage: Thur. Coverage / Fri. Coverage / Sat. Coverage NON Winners Table (ArmoryTrack) Warwick Valley Girls DMR National Record: MileSplit Interview Fernandez Interviews: MileSplit Exclusive / Announcer Interview Top NON Weekend Highlights - Warwick Valley (NY) sets new girls DMR national record in 11:31.81 - German Fernandez (CA) blazes new U.S. two-mile record, 8:34.40 - Dwight Barbiasz (NH) clears 7-01 in the boys high jump for the win - Allison Horner (GA) tosses 177-02 to win girls hammer throw - Chalonda Goodman (GA) wins girls 100m dash in 11.51 - Neely Spence (PA) wins girls two-mile with big kick in 10:20.77 - Ashley Brasovan (FL) blazes U.S. #6 all-time 5k in 16:18.53 - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) wins girls 4x200m relay in 1:36.95, U.S.#2 - Trotwood-Madison (OH) wins boys 4x200m relay in 1:25.18, U.S.#2 - Solomon Haile (MD) wins boys 5k in 14:38.23, meet record Official Website / Meet Page / Meet Schedule Heat Sheets : Boys - Girls Meet Previews: Boys - Girls USATF Junior T&F Nationals Official Website / Meet Page / Schedule & Results Meet Coverage: Fri. Coverage / Sat. Coverage / Sun. Coverage Elijah Greer Running U.S. #4 All-Time, 1:47.68 Video Heptathlon Winner Ryann Krais (PA) Video Interview Top Junior National Weekend Highlights - Elijah Greer (OR) wins 800m dash in 1:47.68, U.S.#4 all-time - Roxi Grizzle (KS) throws U.S.#5 all-time javelin in 170-03 - Booker Nunley (NC) blazes 13.40 in mens 110m hurdles - Jordan Hasay (CA) wins women's 1500m race in 4:18.44 - Rachel Laurent (LA) vaults 13-10 to win women's pole vault - William Wynne (GA) runs 50.42 in mens 400m hurdles - Christian Taylor (GA) leaps 52-08 for second in mens TJ - Shanay Briscoe (TX) wins womens high jump in 5-10.75 - Anna Jelmini (CA) throws 173-01 to win womens discus throw - Marquise Goodwin (TX) leaps 25-00 to win mens long jump Entries: Men - Women Junior National Meet Preview

Mississippi Steps up at Nike Outdoor Nationals and USTF Juniors Jun 21, 2008

Horatio Williams 100 meters at Nike Outdoor Nationals. Tarvis Tate wins 5A State 400 meters Cory McGee at the USTAF Juniors Track & Field 1500 meters Oxford 4X100 Team that ran at Nike Outdoor Nationals From left to right Garner Shivers, Horatio Williams, Curt Presley and Elliot Miller

Signoretti fifth at NON Jun 19, 2008

Brosovan (Fla.) and Haile (Md.) win 5Ks By Christopher Hunt GREENSBORO, N.C. – Giovanni Signoretti knows where his future in running lies – in longer distance. So he figured he’d start now. “The shorter the distance,” he said, “I just get killed.” FULL STORY HERE photo by Tim Fulton/ArmoryTrack.com

Nike Outdoor Nationals Thursday Coverage - Brasovan, Haile Win 5k Titles Jun 19, 2008

The first day of Nike Outdoor Nationals is about to start a fabulous weekend of action. Tonight the only high school races were the boys and girls 5k runs. From start to finish the 5k races were quite interesting, but in opposite ways. Foot Locker champion Ashley Brasovan (FL) ran away from the girls field, running by herself after two laps, winning in 16:18.53, U.S. #6 all-time. On the boys side NIN 5k champion Solomon Haile (MD) continued his impressive streak of national appearances, winning the boys race in 14:38.23, tying the meet record. Haile showed his strength at the mile, jumping to the lead and slowly lowering the pace. His tractics worked perfectly and he took home another Nike Nationals title. Such great results signify great things ahead this weekend in Greensboro. 5K Race Videos by Brandon Miles: Girls 5K Section #1 - Girls 5K Section #2 (Seeded) - Boys 5K Section #1 - Boys 5K Section #2 (Seeded) Ashley Brasovan Interview w/ Announcer / Solomon Haile Interview

Nike Outdoor Nationals Boys Preview: Distance Events, Throwing Events Top the List Jun 16, 2008

Many of the top prep boys will converge on Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend for Nike Outdoor Nationals. While numerous athletes will be traveling to Ohio instead to take part in USATF Junior Nationals, Nike Outdoors is still a fine place to be. Leading the story line is the clash between German Fernandez (CA), Luke Puskedra (UT) and Colby Lowe (TX) in the boys two-mile, while Rob Finnerty (MN) looks to push the four minute barrier again after rolling to a 4:01.09 last weekend at the Midwest Distance Gala. See what else is in store this weekend out in sunny and warm North Carolina.

Nike Outdoor Nationals (VA) Coverage: Bullard & Briggs win national titles Jun 21, 2008

Check back on Monday for plenty of coverage being added from Nike Outdoor including interviews, photos, videos, and stories. Full Results: Boys - Girls Meet Coverage: Thur. Coverage / Fri. Coverage / Sat. Coverage Race Videos / Athlete Interviews NON Winners Table (ArmoryTrack) Photo Galleries: Miles Collection (photos still to be posted from Saturday's events) - More photos from other MileSplit photographers to come     Bethel's Bullard competes sweep of Nike 400 titles (indoor & outdoor) and runs sizzlin relay anchor legs Briggs wins high jump title Photos by Tim Fulton of ArmoryTrack.com Albemarle's second 1:52 800 of the weekend....Vrhovac wins emerging elite Nike Champions Ja-Vell Bullard (Bethel) - Boys 400 (46.54) DeShana Briggs (Booker T. Washington) - Girls High Jump (5-8.50) Zachary Vrhovac (Albemarle) - Emerging Elite Boys 800 (1:52.82) Amber Church (Pulaski County) - Emerging Elite Girls 100H (14.74) Nike National Runner-ups Marlena Wesh (Landstown) - Girls 200 (24.18) Bethel (Austin Cuffee, Reggie Williams, Eric Williams, Ja-Vell Bullard) - Boys 4x100 (41.23) Albemarle (Zachary Vrhovac, Luke Noble, Bradley Garrett, Anthony Kostelac) - Boys 4x800 (7:42.31) Bethel (Earl House, Eric Williams, Austin Cuffee, Sherrard Marrow)- Boys 800 SMR (1:31.90)   Friday Summary Photo by Tim Fulton of ArmoryTrack.com The highlight for Virginians on Friday came at the very end with the 4x800 meter relay performance put on by the Albemarle boys. It had already been a huge year for the quartet with a strong showing at the Penn Relays in April as well as AAA state championship in the relay three weeks ago, but their season just got a whole lot sweeter with their race at Nike Outdoor Nationals. Their 7:49.55 season best from their state win was not good enough to get them in the fast section at the national meet, but fast enough to get into the next to last section. They had plenty of company with worth teams ready to roll out swift times as at the bell, Albemarle anchor leg Anthony Kostelac found himself in a group of roughly a half dozen. Kostelac was able to break out of the pack on the backstretch, but Hudson High School of Ohio appeared to be pulling away with the victory. Kostelac was not ready to give in though as he had a monster finish for his last 50 meters to run down anchor leg with a 1:52.8 split and give Albemarle a first place finish and hopes of a possible national title steal from the slower section. However, Mumford of Michigan had other plans as they dominated the fast section with the fastest time of the meet at 7:37.99. Albemarle's final time of 7:42.21 still held for second place overall as their performance at Nike is the second fastest all-time in state history only behind a 2001 South Lakes squad which featured the likes of Alan Webb and Richard Smith. South Lakes ran a state record time of 7:35.33 at then adidas Outdoor Championships (same meet as Nike Outdoor Nationals), which saw Webb run a 1:47.3 split on anchor. Photo by Maroon News With no seniors among them in Garrett Bradley, Luke Noble, Garrett Bradley, and Zachary Zvhorvac, there is plenty of excitement towards next year among the Albemarle group to make a serious run at the state record held by the 2001 South Lakes squad. Watch Video Interview with Albemarle boys 4x800 More to come from Friday's events including many interviews, race videos, & photos!

Greany claims steeple crown Jun 21, 2008

NY's Dressman grabs all-American honors By Christopher Hunt GREENSBORO, N.C. – She remembered what happened last time and deflated she felt. She remembered how it made her skin crawl every time she thought it. And it wouldn’t happen again. It couldn’t happen again. No matter what. FULL STORY HERE  

Brasovan, Butler Win Heats at Nike Outdoor 5K; Brasovan is MR 16:18 Jun 19, 2008

The two girls from Florida, Ashley Brasovan and Jessica Butler, won their respective heats tonight at the Nike Outdoor Nationals 5K. Butler won the first heat with nice closing speed to come from behind. Brasovan left no doubt in the 5K running all alone the entire race and basically lapping every girl in the field of the fast heat. She set a meet record of 16:18.53. We had live video of the race tonight. Will have plenty of videos, articles, and photos up on the national portal: Thursday Coverage Interview w/Ashley | Ashley's Race | Jessica's Race | All Videos

NON Girls Preview: Brasovan (FL) v. Spence (PA) in Girls Two-Mile Headlines Jun 16, 2008

Despite the talent split between Nike Outdoor Nationals and USATF Junior Nationals, Greensboro will showcase much of the top talent in the land this coming weekend. From start to finish nearly every girls event is packed with U.S. top ten ranked athletes, hoping that their finest performance can land them atop of the awards podium. See which girls are favored and in which events in our Girls Nike Outdoor Nationals preview.

Fernandez (Ca.) flattens 2-mile record Jun 21, 2008

Distance phenom drops 29 year-old mark By Christopher Hunt photo by Tim Fulton/ArmoryTrack.com GREENSBORO, N.C. – It looked like he smiled. He said he didn’t. But he looked like he did. For a second, it seemed that he grinned at the gloriousness of the moment. It looked like somehow German Fernandez broke free of himself to enjoy history as he was making it. But it was the pain. FULL STORY HERE

Sheepshead Bay brings gold to Brooklyn Jun 22, 2008

Rodriques wins 400, helps record relay By Christopher Hunt GREENSBORO, N.C. – The whole crowd stood up. Then they waited. Naquan Alexander waited too. They all watched the scoreboard and waited some more. It took more than twice as long to figure out who won than it took to actually run the race. . FULL STORY HERE

Warwick wins 4x800 title Jun 21, 2008

Sheepshead Bay advances in 4x1 By Christopher Hunt GREENSBORO, N.C. – They knew it would be like this. The Warwick Valley girls toed the start line in the 4x800 relay as the top seed knowing they’d be chasing the clock. “Once we knew that Roosevelt wasn’t’ going to be in the race we knew we were going to have to push ourselves,” second-leg Tori Pennings said. “We wanted to run in the low 8:50’s.” FULL STORY HERE

NON: Faldermeyer claims national hammer title Jun 20, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. – He already knew he won when he stepped in the circle for the last time. It became easier to fall in love with the moment, to get caught up in what already happened. So by the time Minisink Valley’s Alec Faldermeyer took his final attempt in the hammer throw, he had become a spectator.

Emma Coburn Second in Nike 2000 Steeple Jun 21, 2008

Emma Coburn came oh-so-close to winning the title in the girls 2000 meter steeplechase at Nike Outdoor Nationals, running a 6:44.42 to finish second to Shelby Greany of New York. Coburn finished 1.6 seconds out of first and 10 seconds ahead of third.   Emma Coburn, left, and Shelby Greany, right, kept it close throughout the 2000 meters of the steeplechase event (photo courtesy Brandon Miles). Complete Meet Results

Landstown's Wesh will attempt to sneak out a win from slow section again Jun 19, 2008

Photo by John Herzog Virginia's most dominant sprinter this past spring in Marlena Wesh of Landstown, will be focusing only on individual events at Nike Outdoor Nationals. Wesh, a Nike Indoor Nationals champion in the 200 meter dash, has been competing mainly in relay action at national level meets including two outstanding legs at Nike Indoor in the 4x100 and 4x400 which included a anchor leg in the 4x200 meter relay that gave the Virginia Beach school a national title over Eleanor Roosevelt. Wesh shined again in relay action at Penn Relays helping her team to strong showings in the Championships of America finals in both the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay including a state record breaking performance of 3:42.77 in the qualifying heat for their 4x400. The Landstown junior has simply obliterated the competition in Virginia every time she has stepped on the track this spring, but has not raced anything higher than 200 meters leading up to Nike Outdoor Nationals. She will be running in section two of five of the 400 meter dash on Saturday, which could be interesting to see if she could be a spoiler in the event and steal a national title from the slower section. Winning from a slow section is nothing new for Wesh as she pulled off the feat at the Virginia 3A state indoor meet. Meanwhile, the 200 meter dash seems to have opened up well for Wesh in Greensboro to repeat as a Nike champion in the event from Nike Indoor in Landover. She has the 19th fastest time in the nation for the 200 meter dash this spring at 23.81, but actually has the second fastest time among all entrants behind only Chalonda Goodman of Georgia as it appears some of the ladies ranked ahead of Wesh are either headed to compete for World Juniors spots this weekend at USATF.

Stowers crowned national champion in 100 hurdles Jun 21, 2008

(Photo credit: Brandon Miles/va.milesplit.us) Westside's Brown, Spring Valley's Jones honored Saturday Quick Striders and Westside coach Kwabene Brown and Spring Valley coach John Jones were honored today at Nike Outdoor Nationals during Opening Ceremonies. See video from the ceremony inside this article. Pendleton rising junior Jasmin Stowers won her first national 100-meter hurdles title Friday at Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.

Greany claims steeple crown Jun 21, 2008

Suffern (N.Y.) junior becomes national champ By Christopher Hunt GREENSBORO, N.C. – She remembered what happened last time and how deflated she felt. She remembered how it made her skin crawl every time she thought it. And it wouldn’t happen again. It couldn’t happen again. No matter what. FULL STORY HERE

Joe Franklin Wins Nike Outdoor 800, 1:50.48 Jun 21, 2008

Just moments ago, Joe Franklin won the 800 meter title at Nike Outdoor in the last high school race of his career. The talented field took it out bunched up at a good pace of 25 seconds for the first 200, but then slowed down considerably to enter the bell lap in 54.5. Joe sat in the pack for the first 200 meters and then started to come wide to get into position. After 400 he was able to overtake the leaders and quickly opened up a huge gap with a surge of speed. Joe extended the gap into a chasm, but going into the last 100 meters it appeared that the pace was getting to him. Fighting hard and finally swirling his arms to keep his momentum and balance across the finish line, he held off a hard charging Charles Jock (CA) to finish with a time of 1:50.48. Congratulations to Joe at the conclusion of your high school career with a national championship! Good luck at Tennessee! Post-Race Interview  |  Race Video (Coming)  |  Photos (Coming)

Looking for Nike Outdoor Nationals Photos? MileSplit US is the place to find them! Jun 23, 2008

Nowhere else on the internet will you find a larger collection of photos from this past weekend's Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro. Over  6,100 photos have been posted from the meet and you can expect that number to grow substantially as our photo galleries will become complete over the next day with MileSplit photographers continuing to add photos from the national meet.   Photo Gallery by Don Rich of PennTrackXC.com, a MileSplit US PA affiliate Photo Gallery by Tim Fulton of ArmoryTrack.com, a MileSplit US NY affiliate   Photo Gallery by Brandon Miles of MileStat.com, a MileSplit US VA affiliate Photo Gallery by Pat Montferrat of NJRunners.com, a MileSplit US NJ affiliate

Nike Outdoor Nationals - Kentucky Athletes Jun 20, 2008

Pictures of Kentucky athletes from Nike Outdoor Nationals held June 19-21, 2008. Pictures were taken by Brandon Miles (MileStat.com), Tim Fulton (Armory Track.com), and Don Rich (PenTrackXC.com)

Nike Outdoor Kicks off Tonight; Brasovan, 5K at 8PM Jun 19, 2008

The first events of this year's Nike Outdoor Nationals go off tonight in Greensboro, North Carolina. The 5000 meters will start at 8PM EST. While Florida has no dogs in the fight in the boys race, three girls will be representing the Sunshine State on the girls side: Jessica Butler (St. Thomas Aquinas), Jana Stolting (Maclay), and Ashley Brasovan (Wellington). While there are a lot of excellent girls in this race, including Jessica Butler who is fresh off of a big PR road 5K last month of 17:54, let's face it Brasovan is in a league of her own in this race. It is hers to win. The national record in this event belongs to Caitlin Chock. By the end of the night it may very well belong to Ashley. The time of 15:52 seems extraordinary--and sure it's nothing to sneeze at--but let's remember Ashley has put down multiple 16:40 times over her career on the grass. If she's feeling up to it the meet record should be squarely in her grasp. One has to expect that if she is feeling good (and the pace is right) tonight she will go after it. Especially after having missed the state record attempts in the 3200 earlier this spring she's probably eager for a page in the record books here! If she is not feeling up to snuff or falls off record pace, I'd assume she will pull up and put on auto-pilot for the win to save for tomorrow. She is also entered in the two mile race at 7:45pm on Friday. That one should be a lot more competitive with girls like Kathy Kroeger (NY), Neely Spence (PA), and Emiliy Lipari (NY). LIVE VIDEO ON NOW!!!!  

Locke, Howard, Brasovan are Top Florida Finishers at NON on Friday Jun 20, 2008

Ashley Brasovan may not have won tonight, but her battle was impressive coming off of the 16:18 meet record less than 24 hours before. The Girls Seeded 2 Mile race was a sit and wait dramafest. You felt like at any moment someone was going to blow it out and space out the pack... it never happened. The super-talented field stayed bunched up for the ENTIRE race. Ashley found herself from very early on boxed in and stranded toward the back or middle of the pack. Since they never stringed out it made it tough for Ashley to get into any kind of position. She spent a lot of time in lane 2 and 3 trying to get around, which took even more out of her already tired legs. The double just wasn't meant to be. Neely Spence of Pennsylvania was the victor of the sit and wait, which was a pretty safe conclusion given her speed. Dentarious Locke was the top Florida placer of the night. After coming out of the prelims as the top seed (10.43), he took it all the way to the tape. In a photo finish, he was just outleaned by Hunter Furr of North Carolina 10.56 to 10.60 to finish in second place. David Howard of Spruce Creek concluded his high school career with a 14.15 in the 110 Hurdles finals for fourth place. We have a full list of all Florida finishers tonight's events. Look for race videos from all of these races coming throughout the weekend. Interview with Ashley after the 2 Mile  |  Boys 100 Finals  |   Boys 110H  |  Girls Seeded 2 Mile Full Coverage on MileSplit US

Nationals weekend: Day two NON action starts at 11 a.m. Jun 18, 2008

Photo credit: Don Rich/MileSplit.us Day one 5K results | scrunners.com is now in Greensboro, N.C. for Nike Outdoor Nationals. scrunners.com and MileSplit.us will provide onsite coverage throughout the meet. More details inside and more state track and field news coming this week. Inside: Dorman's Rowland, Mann's Nelson named Gatorade Athletes of the Year

Kevin Williams Runs 8:51.30 at NON; Mason Finley Wins Discus Jun 20, 2008

While German Fernandez was out breaking the high school national records at 3K and 2 miles, Kevin Williams was breaking a record or two of his own.   Mason Finley, at left, broke no new records but did win the discus competition by over 12 feet (photo courtesy Don Rich)

NON: Dunbar wins 2 mile Jun 20, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Trevor Dunbar made his move with just over two laps to go and no could have expected it would look quite the way it did. No one could have expected that the senior from Alaska’s Kodiak High would drop the curtain on the race, that he would bury everyone before the bell lap.

KY Athletes in NON Jun 17, 2008

List of KY HS Athletes registered to compete at Nike Outdoor Nationals this weekend.

NIKE OUTDOOR NATIONALS- DAY TWO RECAP Jun 21, 2008

The second day of Nike Outdoors saw three individual victories and one relay victory. Athletes who arrived in Greensboro were greeted to ideal weather and put on a show throughout the day. A recap of today's event

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