Scenes from Great American (and more) Stephen Mazzone Oct 6, 2014

Few days (if any) can match what happened this past Saturday for R.I. cross-country athletes. Down in North Carolina, the smallest state may have made the biggest impact at the Great American X-C Festival. La Salle Academy, ranked No. 2 according to MileSplit's national poll, captured the featured Race of Champions event with a slim eight-point victory over second-place Mariatta, Ga. If that wasn't enough, the girls' team took runner-up honors in the ROC race and the boys of Bishop Hendricken took the top prize in the seeded Invitational race. About a 1,000 miles north of the Great American,Cumberland earned the spotlight at Maine's Festival of Champions. For the fourth time, the Clipper boys copped the team title. The opening act for the Blue and White occured in the girls' event where junior Amy Laverty broke the tape a winner. Teamwise, the Lady Clippers were second overall. Lastly, defending state champion Emma McMillan of Barrington, achieved gold in Thetford, Vt., with a dominating triumph at the Wood Trails Run.

In His Own Words: Zack Bias - The Great American Experience Zack Bias Oct 6, 2014

While our fellow Floridian’s were trudging through the mud soaked courses, Bishop Kenny, Creekside, Ft. Myers, Holy Trinity, and Winter Park got to run in some perfect weather in Cary, North Carolina. The temperature was low, the course was dry, and the surface was fast, an absolutely perfect day for cross country in a beautiful state. 

VA Takeover! Hunter, Davidson, & Blacksburg ROC at Great American! Brandon Miles Oct 4, 2014

With the exception of a short-handed US #2 La Salle Academy boys of Rhode Island able to hold onto the team title, it was a complete Virginia take over over the top seeded Race of Champions at Great American with US #11 Andrew Hunter running the nation's fastest 5K time as the boys champ in 14:46, while sophomore Libby Davidson (US #25) won her second big race at WakeMed with a new 17:06 PR. Meanwhile, the US #7 Blacksburg girls crushed the team field including US #2 Saratoga Springs winning by a margin of 49 points with a 18:17 team average. 

Meets on Tap for 10/4 Weekend: Great American, flrunners, Alaska State Meet! Brandon Miles Oct 3, 2014

We look ahead to the October 4th weekend ahead in the latest "Meets on Tap" with North Carolina drawing most of the national attention on Saturday with Great American and Wendy's, while the Desert Twilight Festival on Friday in Arizona will have a great individual matchup between Katie Rainsberger and Dani Jones with fast times expected. MileSplit will be doing it LIVE with a stream of Florida's largest meet in the Invitational, while the first state meet of the season will be up in the far Northwest with the Alaska state championships led by Allie Ostrander and Levi Thomet.