Three top-10 national powers squared off in an intense battle for bragging rights on a cool North Carolina morning.
Week 5 officially marks the half way point of the 2011 cross country season. Paul Short is on Friday
Perfect weather for racing, coupled with high-level competition from around the country, made for a record-breaking day.
Several Central Florida teams made the trip to Cary, North Carolina for the Great American Cross Country Festival and several came home with new personal bests. The Boys Race of Champions featured a battle between Holy Trinity senior Daniel Moore and nationally ranked Jacob Bucham of Cabell Midland High School in West Virginia. Before the cross country season, Coach Doug Butler said Moore had the potential to re-write the Holy Trinity record books and be one of the best in school history.
A brief look at some of the top invitational meets on October 1st with Virginia runners. Great American leads the way with Octoberfest and Glory Days close behind as the featured meets.
Storm in the Swamp R Reservoir High School Fulton, MD Cecil County Invitational R Bohemia Manor High School Chesapeake, MD Tidewater Fall Classic R Salisbury University Salisbury, MD Appalachian Mountain Area Conference Championship , MD Great American Cross Country Festival R NSSF Cary, NC Paul Short Run Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA 2nd Annual Panther Cross Country Invitational Bruton Williamsburg, VA Bobcat Invitational Bel Air High School Bel Air, MD Doc Jones Invitational Annapolis Senior High School Annapolis, md Very busy weekend of meets all of the mid-atlantic weekend!
Kirtner Wins Seeded Race in 15:47 Daniel Moore (Holy Trinity FL) pulled a huge upset by running a course record 14:57.6 over the 5k layout to defeat US#4 Jacob Burcham (WV), who ran 15:00.2. Jacob Thomson (Holy Cross KY) was 3rd in 15:02.8. O'Hara PA boys got the team win with 119 points.
Though they might lack some of the big names, these races are still incredibly competitive.
Meet summary of Virginia's performances at the 2011 Great American Cross Country Festival in Cary, North Carolina.
41 of the 80 state ranked teams are scheduled to compete at the Bay State Invitational.
Position in the national rankings, aspirations for post-season meets, and pride are all on the line at WakeMed.
Dan talks about winning the first race of the day, and his enthusiasm is great!
A few of Kentucky’s best runners will compete tomorrow at the Great American Cross Country Festival in North Carolina. Annually it is one of the top meets in the nation attracting many of the best. Kentucky is well represented by two teams each ranked #1 in the current KYtrackXC.com Power 10 All-Class Rankings and 3 Individual Class #1’s. (AAA #1 Assumption with Coach Joe Newton of York (IL))
09/28 Tidewater Fall Classic R Salisbury University Salisbury, MD 09/30 - 10/01 Great American Cross Country Festival R NSSF Cary, NC 09/30 Paul Short Run Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA October 2011 10/01 Salesianum Invitational Salesianum School Wilmington, DE 10/01 Shore Coaches Invitational Where are you going to be this weekend?
Two of the biggest and most important meets in the Southeast this weekend, plus much more on the calendar.
Girls ROC Great American XC Festival 2011 by deanheadley
KY Highlights from the Great American Cross Country Festival (Thomson and Brown in the lead pack)
The new course record holder at WakeMed talks about his race.
via YouTube by CISMD
The girls team from Tatnall (DE) talks about their time at Great American
The boys' Race of Champions winners talk about the trip to North Carolina and the race-day conditions.
by CISMD (YouTube)
The night before Great American, the eventual Seeded champs talk about the weekend.
Boys ROC Great American XC Festival 2011 by deanheadley
Where was Grace Tinkey? Didn't see her at GACCF
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