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Pole vault coach Shealy finds answers Aug 6, 2009

Many people around the world are dedicated to a sport. Countless hours every week are sacrificed to honing specific skills, managing technique and creating an overall performance that is constantly better than the last.

Kentucky NON Particpants Write about their Experience Jonathan Grooms Jun 26, 2009

Looking at the results for the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals, the Kentucky performances were outstanding.  Without actually looking it up, I am assuming Kentucky had the most athletes participate in Nike Outdoor Nationals probably ever, which is great.  To try to shine a light on the experience, KYtrackXC.com gave all the Kentucky athletes who attended a chance to write what they wanted about the experience.  Thanks go to Courtney Siefert, Dalan Carter, Emma Brink, Justin House, Kyle Hocker, Leigh Allin, Matt Hillenbrand, Nathan McKinney, Patrick Stuart, Robbie Scharold, and Ryan Smith for taking the time to answer my question.  The guide question is in italics below and the responses follow each athlete’s name.

Padula a Rising Star Christopher Hunt Jun 22, 2009

Sheepshead coach John Padula was given the Rising Star coach's award at the Nike Outdoor Nationals Saturday.  Since Padula took over as boys head coach in 2004, every one his athletes have graduated to college, expect one that enrolled in the Marines. In five years, he's built one of the top sprint teams in state and won the 4x100 national title at the Nike Outdoor Nationals last year.

One last run for New Bern Christopher Hunt Jun 21, 2009

Andrew Hendrix grabbed the North Carolina flag from one side of the medal podium. His twin brother Anthony snatched the American flag from the other end. They both took off, along with Fuquawn Greene and Miles Sparks for the only victory lap of the entire meet.

NON: One last run for New Bern Christopher Hunt Jun 21, 2009

  GREENSBORO, N.C. – Andrew Hendrix grabbed the North Carolina flag from one side of the medal podium. His twin brother Anthony snatched the American flag from the other end. They both took off, along with Fuquawn Greene and Miles Sparks for the only victory lap of the entire meet.

Tennant Places 10th and 15th at Nike Outdoor Nationals Jun 20, 2009

Zach Tennant a recent graduate of North Marion High School placed 10th at the Nike Outdoor Nationals (NON) in the 1500m enroute mile with a time of 3:59.19 and finished the mile in 15th place in 4:19.09. The meet was held at North Carolina A&T University. Congratulations to Zach for this top 10 finish at a National meet. https://nc.milesplit.com/meets/44103/results/93771  

Virginians @ NON - Day 3 (Saturday) Brandon Miles Jun 20, 2009

Bethel girls are All-Americans in 4 relays including state record 3:43.03 4x800   Tynita Butts inch away from two national titles as 5'10.50" HJ winner and 19'11.50" LJ runner-up   Blacksburg girls just barely dip under old DMR state record in 11:57.18 run   James Taylor 3rd in 200, inch away from win in LJ   Stutzman and WA boys fall just short in valiant challenge for DMR victory   No national champions from the first two days of competition at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals. Will an individual or relay quartet step up an deliver a national title today or will the state of Virginia experience a rare shut out of any national titles? James Taylor and the Western Albemarle DMR came close in pulling off victories for the Virginia boys, but it ended up being Tynita Butts in the high jump as the lone champion from Virginia. Two state records were produced in the meet though by the Bethel girls in the 4x400 and Blacksburg girls in the DMR. Read entire summary of Saturday's events...   Nike Outdoor Nationals - Saturday Results  Photos and more coverage from NON coming

Nike Outdoor Nationals: Dunbar wins two mile Christopher Hunt Jun 20, 2009

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.

Virginians @ NON - Day 2 (Friday) Brandon Miles Jun 19, 2009

A summary of performances by Virginians fairing well in Friday's events at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals included the Blacksburg 4x800's running fast including a 7:45 Group AA record from the Blacksburg boys, the Bethel girls running a state top 5 all-time performance in the 4x200, and Sydni Cobb winning the emerging elite division of the girls shot put. Also standing out individually were Thomas Porter joining a small group of sub 9 milers with an 8th place 8:59.08 performance in the 2 mile run and Briana Hudson became an All-American in the triple jump. Read more...   Nike Outdoor Nationals - Friday Results MileSplit US - Friday Story

Nike Outdoor Nationals: Haile breaks 5K meet record Christopher Hunt Jun 18, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Even when Solomon Haile didn’t look as indestructible as people have been accustomed to, his pace still proved abusive to those that followed. Even when his stride length shortened and his lead shrank, he surged again and stifled any hope of chasing him down.

NON: Haile breaks 5K meet record 14:32.36 Christopher Hunt Jun 18, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Even when Solomon Haile didn’t look as indestructible as people have been accustomed to, his pace still proved abusive to those that followed. Even when his stride length shortened and his lead shrank, he surged again and stifled any hope of chasing him down.

Ebony Eutsey Headed to Nike Outdoor Elliot Denman Jun 12, 2009

Is one noted Floridan’s national record destined to be taken down by another Floridian?        “Youbetcha,” say flocks of Sunshine State track fans who’ve been fortunate enough to see Ebony Eutsey in full flight.          The sensational junior at Miami’s Southridge High School has been a state champion since her freshman year and heads to the Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. as both America’s fastest girls scholastic  400-meter runner (at 52.42) and a soon-to-be threat to Sanya Richards’s USA all-time girls best (50.69) notched for St. Thomas Aquinas of Fort Lauderdale in 2002.

Great Southwest: Nelson, Stowers bring home medals John Olson Jun 7, 2009

Quick Striders teammates Briana Nelson (Mann) and Jasmin Stowers (Pendleton) competed in the Great Southwest Classic at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque June 4-6, a week before USATF state Junior Olympics and two weeks before Nike Outdoor Nationals.

Athlete Spotlight: Danny Neff Stephen Mazzone May 24, 2009

Just like a Broadway star, Danny Neff (white top, purple shorts) from Vandalia-Butler likes to perform in front of a crowd. The bigger the better for the senior, who stated “Big crowds, that’s the best, It’s just so awesome.”