These are the top 5 returning hurdlers and sprinters for class 1 and 2A. Again if you would like to see more of the rankings become an insider at ks.milesplit.com
These are the top 10 returning throwers for the 2014 season all classes (1-6A). This will be the final installmetn of the all class returners . The next pre-season rankings will be broken down by classand only the top 5 by per event will be ranked. Remember if you want to see the entire list be sure to sign up for the milesplit insider.
Jenny started her HS running career with an 11th place finish at the state cross country meet and in her freshman year outdoors she didnt disappoint.....
Ks. alumni report for the week of 12/1/13 thru 12/8/13
These are the top 10 returning throwers for the 2014 season all classes (1-6A). This will be part 4 of 5 in a continuing series. The next pre-season rankings will end with the sprinters. After we will do the all class top 5 by events. Remember if you want to see the entire list be sure to sign up for the milesplit insider.
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These are the top 10 returning jumpers for the 2014 season all classes (1-6A). This will be part 3 of a continuing series. The next pre-season rankings will be as follows, throwers and finally sprinters. After we do the all class top 5 by events. Remember if you want to see the entire list be sure to sign up for the milesplit insider.
Most would think 3 medals as a Freshman and 4 more as a Sophomore would be a pretty good high school track career, But for Jordyn Harmon of Emporia its more than that...
After finishing 9th at the 2012 State Cross Country Championships, RIley showed up for his first state track meet and preceded to go out and finish 2nd in the 3200m and 6th in the mile. All while being a freshman for Winfield High School, quite impressive for a freshman considering that most of these races are dominated by older High School boys. Riley would not be intimidated all he did was come out determined for his sophomore season and finish state runner up to jis team mate Josh Hanna at the 2013 State Cross Country Championships. What will RIley do for an encore this spring at the state track meet.
These are the top 10 returning distance runners for the 2014 season all classes (1-6A). This will be part 2 of a continuing series. The next pre-season rankings will be as follows, jumpers, throwers and finally sprinters. After we do the all class top 10 we will start covering the top 5 events by class. Remember if you want to see the entire list be sure to sign up for the milesplit insider.
2013 KCCTFCA Academic All State Cross Country team
After long months of training, meets and state tournaments, the top individuals from 13 states gathered to run in Kenosha, WI to run the Footlocker Midwest Regional. The top 10 finishers in each seeded race would qualify to San Diego to run at Footlocker Nationals, considered by many to be the highest individual achievement that one could reach in high school cross country. (Photo by Grant Lytle)
These are the top 10 returning hurdlers for the 2014 season all classes (1-6A). This will be a continuing series starting with the hurdlers then moving to distance runners, jumpers, throwers and finally sprinters. After we do the all class top 10 we will start covering the top 5 events by class. Remember if you want to see the entire list be sure to sign up for the milesplit insider.
These are the top 3 performances from the 2013 indoor season. To see the complete rankings be sure to sign up to get full access to milesplit.com.
These are the top 3 performances from the 2013 indoor season. To see the complete rankings be sure to sign up to get full access to milesplit.com.
One of the top Juniors in the state hails from a 2A high school. Sarah Hines, from West Elk HS in SE Kansas, has drown the attention from several Division 1 schools after winning the Class 2A 100m Hurdle title and finishing 2nd in the Triple Jump as a sophopmore.
This weekend the top girls from 13 states will compete for 10 spots in the Footlocker national championship. Here are some of the top girl participants slated to compete.
With Thanksgiving, football, and Black Friday shopping taking over this weekend, it means it is time for Foot Locker National qualifiers to be run.
Nobody knew alot about Joe Reagan outside of Topeka before the outdoor season of 2012, and when this freshman burst onto the seen he let everyone know he was here and here for the next four years. Joe burst onto the state and national stage as a freshman as he won the 100m, 200m as a freshman his time of 10.45 was the top time in the nation for a freshman. So what did Joe did for an encore as a sophomore he comes back and wins both again and helps some team mates who might not of won nedals to get silver in the 4x1 and 4x4 relays. So now we all are all in anticpation to what Joe is gunna show us his Jr. year.
Alexa was the 2013 Kansas Gatorade Female athlete of the year. She has recently chosen the University of Texas as the school of her choice, after taking visits to Oregon, UCLA, Virginia, KU and Texas. Alexa is multiple state champion here in Kansas and has competed on the US World Jr National team.
This is our first installment of the "Getting to Know" segment, we are hoping to run here at KansasMilesplit. Our first student/athlete will be the Boys 2013 Gaterade Track & Field Athlete of the year. Kord Ferguson of Ottawa High School.
Alexa Efraimson (yellow) won an epic duel with Makena Morley at the NXN Northwest meet.
A look back at the history of Kansas High School Indoor track
Quietly in the top-10 for a few weeks, Blacksburg (VA) looks poised for big things this weekend at the VA state champs. (via MileSplit)
Here is a look at some Kansas high school grads and how they have done in the last week
Quietly in the top-10 for a few weeks, Blacksburg (VA) looks poised for big things this weekend at the VA state champs.
A big change occurred at the top of the rankings as a #1 is toppled for the second time this season. Many more action packed meets occurred as well so keep on reading! (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Vandine)
Efraimson, DeBalsi, Werner, Reilly tear up course records during a pretty fine weekend of XC racing!
Minnesota roared in the girl’s Heartland Regional Championships in Sioux Falls this afternoon as twin sisters Bethany and Megan Hasz went 1-2 in the individual race and Wayzata placed five in the Top 40 to cruise to the girl’s team title over East Ridge (MN). (Photo by Jesse Coy)
It was a meet of “firsts” for Brooking’s Addison Dehaven on the individual side and Edina in the team competition this Sunday at Yankton Trails, the site of the 2013 Nike Heartland Regional Championships. (Photo by Jesse Coy)
2014 Nike Heartland Boys Preview. Who are the teams and individuals that have what it takes to make NXN? Photo by Kernit Grimshaw (kernit.zenfolio.com)
Well, another great weekend of State Championship action is in the books and what a weekend it was. (Photo by Colin Boyle)
Well, another great weekend of State Championship action is in the books and what a weekend it was. (Photo by Don Rich)
Well, another great weekend of State Championship action is in the books and what a weekend it was. (Photo by Chris Kane)
We preview the madness of the 6A Girls race set for this Saturday.
We preview both the team and individual battles set for Saturday in the 6A Boys race.
Using the MileSplit database and list of teams in the Gold Division I created a Virtual Meet of Saturday's Rim Rock High School Classic Boys Gold Division.
Last year's girls cross country season was epic, but unfortunately split as far as the top talent. Only time will tell where the top harriers will wind up this year. (Photo by Don Rich)
Last year's cross country season was surely of epic proportions. The question is, can the new crop of Harriers this year create their own thrilling end of season performances? (Photos by Patty Morgan and Margot Kelly)
Kansas Milesplit was out in action at the Sunflower League Championship on Friday night. We have nearly 500 pictures from the meet - check them out here!
Kansas MileSplit is extending to Middle School!
The Festival of Miles is quickly coming up (just over a month away). We give you ten reasons why you should run at the Festival of Miles.
With the Kansas Relays behind us and State being only a bit over a month away, we have begun our weekly power rankings. We include the top 20 overall teams as well as the full 1A-6A Rankings.
We highlight all the meets from the past week in Kansas.
Bishop Miege sophomore Ashanti Hutton is no stranger to running fast.
Alexa Harmon-Thomas has one more year to try to capture a Kansas Relays record for herself, but after Saturday’s long jump she’ll already have a spot in the record book.
The Kansas Relays got off to a fast start Saturday.
Olathe North junior Kai Rowden won his third high jump title of the young season Friday when he captured the Kansas Relays crown with a winning height of 6 feet, 8 inches
Mill Valley senior Emily Brigham repeated as the Kansas Relays pole vault champion Friday after clearing 12 feet, 5 ½ inches, which is a season-best mark for her
Cameron Gueldner did not look like a freshman Friday at the Kansas Relays.
The girls’ 4 x mile quickly became a two-team race Friday morning at the Kansas Relays as Lee’s Summit West and St. Thomas Aquinas pulled away from the field on the first leg.
Live updates from Lawrence Kansas.
Some minor shuffling took place within the top five of both the men’s and women’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Computer Rankings, one week ahead of the removal of preseason data and the potential for a much larger shake-up. (via USTFCCCA)
MoMileSplit selects the Top 10 HS Performances at the KU Relays over the past decade.
Senior triple jumper Andrea Guebelle has had an incredible college career, but find out what makes her more than a number. (via www.kuathletics.com)
MileSplit's National stats guru, David Everett gives his first impressions on some of the exciting match-ups at the 2013 KU Relays.
Kansas Relays is just days away. Check out the entires for the meet here.
Our 2013 preview concludes with a look at the top returning athletes in the field events.
The top girls sprinters/hurdlers by Class.
The last time Andrea Geubelle was at an NCAA Track and Field Championships, she thought she had won another individual title but later learned she hadn’t. (via www2.kusports.com)
Kansas MileSplit's 2013 Track and Field Preview continues with a look at the top returners in the guys sprints and hurdles.
The Big River Festival of Miles presented by Under Armour announced today that it will be adding two exciting races to this year’s schedule.
Our look at the 2013 Track and Field Season continues with the Girls Distance Races.
Kansas MileSplit begins the 2013 Track and Field Season with a look at the top boys distance returnees.
The Kansas Jayhawks women’s team has flown past the Clemson Tigers into the No. 1 position for the first time in program history in Tuesday’s latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Computer Rankings, while the Arkansas men remain on top for the fourth straight week. (via USTFCCCA)
This week’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Athletes of the Week range from seniors improving upon already impressive resumes to a freshman making his mark not only on the NCAA level but also the world stage, and the award’s first repeat winners. (via USTFCCCA)
Speed can be taught. I know many might believe otherwise but you are wrong. Fast people can become faster. I heard someone a long time ago say the garbage man could coach Carl Lewis. Comments like that make my blood boil. Good coaches can make people faster.
Tyler Yunk was a part of something special at Belvidere North. During his four years, the Blue Thunder won three state cross country championships and finished as the 2A runner-up in 2012. Yunk finished 29th, the second highest finisher behind Garrett Lee who recently committed to the University of Illinois. Yunk visited the Illini along with fellow midwest schools, Iowa, Indiana, and Kansas. He says he knew the Jayhawks were the right fit from the beginning.
We take a look at those who have graduated HS from Kansas have been doing the past two weeks.
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Eligible to all high school students! Upload a 60 second video commentating on anything by January 31st to the Brooks PR Contest Page. Two winners will be picked by Brooks for an all-expenses paid trip to Seattle, where the student reporter will work with Flotrack and Milesplit to commentate the Brooks PR Invitational.
Blue Valley Senior Colton Donahue has been selected as the 2012 Gatorade Kansas Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. The award recognizes one athlete in each state that demonstrates athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character. Donahue was dominant on the cross-country course taking home wins at Olathe East, Mill Valley, Eastern Kansas League Meet, Regionals and State.
In today's world, making yourself stand out without appearing as if you're drawing undue attention to yourself is an important skill to have. That's probably no less true with trying to find a college track and field scholarship offer than it is anywhere else. So, how do you pull it off?
A number of collegiate athletes have competed already in 2013. We bring you performances from all those Kansas HS athletes competing in college.
K-State high jumper Erik Kynard traveled to Topeka on Wednesday to be recognized and honored by the Kansas Board of Regents for his outstanding 2011-12 season which culminated with an NCAA championship and an Olympic silver medal. (via kstatesports.cstv.com)
Alli Cash was sensational in her senior season at Shawnee Mission West. Cash dominated all year long, dipping below 14 minutes three times, including a 13:59 at Rim Rock to set the course record. She capped off her high school cross-country career winning the 6A Girls State Championships by over a minute as well as placing 6th at the NXN Heartland Regional Meet. Combine her domination on the cross-country course with a 4.57 weighted GPA and a plethora of community service and Alli Cash was an easy choice to repeat for the prestigious Gatorade Kansas Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.
This past fall was a good one for Bishop Carroll senior, Kaelyn Balch. She won her league meet, her regional meet, the 5A state meet and followed those accomplishments up by a strong showing at the NXN Heartland Regional where she crossed the line in 14th with a 5K time of 18:40.27. The winter was just as good to Balch as she committed to be a Missouri Tiger starting next fall.
In this final installment of the series, I try to touch on some issues that have been brought to my attention during the process of writing these articles. Rather than try to rewrite this information into the original articles, I've included it in a "loose ends" kind of article here at the end.
Despite the weather, several Kansas track & field athletes traveled and fared well at indoor meets across the midwest.
Kansas is well represented in the USTFCCCA Pre-Season Poll. Currently, the Kansas State Men are ranked 22nd with the KU Jayhawk Women ranked second in the nation.
The choices you make between now and August will have a great deal to do with how successfully you start out as a college athlete. Here are several things you want to give some attention to.
Most prospective student-athletes who go on a visit don't come with nearly enough questions to ask. Here are some questions you may want to think about asking.
Don't feel badly about trying to "size up" the coaches during the recruiting process; they're doing the same with you.
For four years Olathe East standout Brenna McDannold has come across the line at the state cross country meet finishing in the top ten. McDannold, who began running in fourth grade with an AAU team, capped off her cross country career with a 5th place finish, clocking in at 15:13, leading the Olathe East Hawks to a state title.
The implications of signing a National Letter of Intent are often not well understood, but they should be. It is a legal document that is binding on both parties.
For athletes who find themselves in the recruiting process, there are few--if any--sources of more confusion than the rules surrounding visits and coach contacts. I admit that I sometimes have trouble sorting it all out myself.
My grandfather's answer to the question posed in the title of this article would be to expect none and be delighted in what you end up with. There's a good deal of wisdom wrapped up in that answer, but it probably doesn't reflect a realistic assessment of why you took a second glance at this article.
Over the years, we've seen a great deal written by college coaches, high school coaches, and "experts" about the best way to be recruited into a collegiate track and field and/ or cross country program. The truth is, there is no perfect way to do it, every athlete and coach will have a different set of expectations they are looking for, and even if a kid does everything right, he or she still simply has to be good enough to make it happen. I've compiled 10 pieces of advice, taken from conversations with various local and national college coaches from all levels and divisions. I'm no expert, and athletes can take my advice or leave it, but these are straight from the horses' mouths, so feel free to heed the call, and good luck!
It's often more difficult than you'd expect to get noticed by the college programs you want to take note. A little understanding of the process goes a long way.
If you dream of competing in college as a scholarship athlete, your dreams begin at the NCAA (or NAIA) Initial Eligibility Center. Free content.
Not many in Lawrence can reflect on watching TV at the age of 6 sitting beside a 12-year-old “geek, had the glasses, kind of just like a noodle” by the name of Greg Oden. (via www2.kusports.com)
As cross country has ended and runners are preparing for track season, this time is filled with athletes making their choices of where to continue their careers as they chose where to attend college. Send us your college commitments so we can include them in our College Commitments section.
Open for a prediction of the Nike Cross Regionals - Heartland (11/11) qualifiers to Nike Cross Nationals