Christian Brothers Academy and Rumson-Fair Haven bring home the team championships.
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With the end of the 2010s let's look back at the very best New Jersey has had to offer during that time.
Here are New Jersey MileSplit's picks for the 2019 All-State squads.
North Hunterdon won its fourth straight girls title, Bednar ran the fastest NJ time in course history, CBA.
See who is heading to Nationals and all of our coverage and recaps.
A hub for every individual and team qualifier for Nike Cross Nationals thus far.
The East Coast comes to New York, where they will battle for the right to board the plane to Portland.
CBA raised its state record to 24 M of C titles, Murphy wins in 15:23.
Check out who we think will win this Saturday at Holmdel Park.
NJ#1 CBA captured 13th straight title, NJ#3 Middletown South girls won 2nd title in 3 years
Middletown South won it's first title since 2002.
Could this be the genesis of two At-Large Bids for the Northeast?
We look at what we're looking for at the Manhattan Invite.
The Explorers ran well at the NXR Northeast course against some top New Jersey squads.
Shawl Powell and Camryn Wennersten achieve individual victories as well.
Delbarton and Trinity Hall also ran strong races at Saturday's meet.
The Colts haven't lost since 1973
The Colts haven't lost a dual meet since 1973
Here are the All-State selections for the outdoor track and field season.
Rob Napolitano and Tim Gorman also go Sub 4. Megan Mansy won the women's elite mile.
McLaughlin, Hall, Gardner, and Ali also earned a spot on the World Championship team
The Georgetown bound McInerney has plenty of great advice in his salute to Seniors.
Bottino & Mastroianni both saw major improvements this outdoor season!
The rising redshirt senior smashed the University of Michigan school record with titanic throw of 69-4.75.
All in all New Jersey had five Championship winners and 39 All-Americans!
The Christian Brothers Academy boys threw down a major 4xMile time on Sunday.
The Winslow, Union Catholic, and Morris Catholic girls plus Delsea, CBA, and Mater Dei boys repeated as champions.
The Colts had a five-man 1,600 average of 4:15.07 and its four-man total was sub 17 minutes
A bunch of high quality action taking place this week as the season really starts to kick into gear.
Your one stop shop for everything in New Jersey high school track and field this week.
A meet just full of great early season highlight performances.
Six state champions will toe the line in a race that could produce multiple sub-9 times.
Here are all the New Jersey performances that earned this honor.
Congratulations on another fantastic season of New Jersey track and field.
There are well over 150 boys and girls teams ranked in this article!
Union Catholic took home a National title, New Jersey had multiple All-Americans.
We will be keeping you updated on all of the biggest stories from New Balance Indoor Nationals as they happen
Alyssa Wilson earned All-American in the shot put, and Joe White earned All-American in the 800
We have some alumni competing at the Division I NCAA Championships this weekend.
Bullet points for each event category before the big finale to the indoor season.
Leah Ellis smashed a state freshman record and several NJ#1 marks were turned in at the 85th annual meet.
CBA has now won a state record 24 titles, UC's Tucker breaks record
Dolan gets third in mile as NJ stars shine at the 112th annual meet in New York
The Haddonfield 4x800-meter relay teams cranked out a pair of sizzling times.
Elijah Brown of Union Catholic blasted a NJ#4 All-Time 1:20.04 in the 600
The meet featured three NJ#1 performances and a sizzling boys DMR duel
This was a great race! Watch this one and more as all of Thursday's races are uploading.
We have had plenty of video coverage so far this season, and with that we've captured some amazing performances.
St. Benedict's Prep also punched a ticket into the Millrose Games with US#4 3:21.18 in the 4x400.
Some recap highlights as well as race videos from Monmouth County Relays.
Time to present the 2018 New Jersey MileSplit All-State Teams.
Among other New Jersey highlights, Bednar earned second team All-American and Stanley third team.
NJ's John McGovern and Charlotte Bednar also qualified for Nike Nationals with great races at Bowdoin Park
The East Coast comes to New York, where two of the most historic courses call home.
Breaking down the action to come at Saturday's NXN Northeast Regional at Bowdoin Park in Wappinger's Falls, NY.
Hart and Stanley each ran 15:36 in a race that will go down as one of the greatest in state history
The 47th NJSIAA Meet of Champions is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17 at Holmdel Park.
See how all the MileSplit50 teams and individuals who competed this weekend performed.
Stanley, Hart, Melko, Wechsler, Powell, Reed, Haddon Township and Newark Academy also win state titles.
See who we think has the best chance of winning on Saturday at Holmdel Park.
Lots of big action this week with several state meets.
We gathered all the performances from October 22 to October 27 that athletes in the MileSplit50 rankings have run.
As local championships come to a close here are the recent results, coverage, and more.
Both varsity championship races are available for viewing.
A big day in school history for Holmdel! CBA keeps title streak with a wicked 1-5 split, Russo shines for Colts Neck, and Colin Flood is so close to sub-16.
Current JV boys XC team scores rankings in all 50 states and the team at the top of each state's leaderboard as of October 17th.
This week, catch up on any of the MileSplit Coaches Corner podcasts you may have missed!
Van Cortlandt Park has once again brought some of the best competition short of a national championship.
St. Peter's Prep won the E Division title for 2nd straight year at the Manhattan Invitational
The 11th Boys Eastern States race at the Manhattan Invitational is set to kickoff on Saturday with a stupendous amount of talent.
Current boys XC team scores rankings in all 50 states and the team at the top of each state's leaderboard as of September 26th.
Depth, consistency and culture have been key reasons for Christian Brothers Academy ascent this fall
This weekend we saw some of the nation's top athletes and teams compete across the country
Hart and Westley ran the fastest times of the day in their season debuts, and CBA went 1-2-3 at the Bowdoin Park Classic
The fourth episode of our new series On the Mark where we go over New Jersey cross country headlines.
Some great early season performances went down during the Battle at Ocean County Park Friday night.
This isn't an update to the rankings themselves but a recent performance recap for the top ten teams.
The Point Pleasant Boro All-American plans to take just three official college visits.
The nationally renown New Jersey program continues to win inside the state, and it's pacing toward 400 straight duel wins
Christian Brothers Academy, which hasn't lost a dual meet since 1973, opened its season Friday with wins over Middletown South and Freehold Boro
Tim McInerney, who had had a breakout junior year, is one of the leaders of CBA's potent attack
Here is the fist release of this season's state team rankings poll where the preseason top ten are announced!
Check out the beginning of MileSplit50's boys team rankings
Who are the top returning teams in each state? We project the fastest returning teams as well as links to full statewide rankings in all 50 states using our XC team scores rankings feature.
North Hunterdon and Colts Neck girls both return their full squads. CBA returns a 16:34 average and 25 second top five split!
Christian Brothers Academy sprint man Andrew Canale looks back and has some nice words for Coach Torchia.
NJ produced several hot times at New Balance Nationals Outdoor in NC on Saturday.
A look at the 12 Group Team Champions that were crowned this past weekend.
The State Group Championships produced lots of NJ#1 marks and great team battles.
A look at the top distance runners in NJ this season before heading into State Season.
A look at the top sprinters and hurdles in NJ this season before heading into State Season.
A former high school coach writes a letter to departing seniors
New Jersey athletes continued to torch the track and set records in the field at college conference championship meets this past weekend
His time of 1:50.73 took down the meet record which stood since 1984! Watch the race here.
The performance took down Craig Forys' Monmouth County Championships meet record.
NJ track and field high school alumni turned in several red hot performances as Championship Season began around the country
Several former New Jersey high school stars made their presence felt all over the country this past weekend
Orji, McGriff, Ferro, Rivera, Wilson, and Woodard among the NJ alums who starred this past weekend
Our results and coverage from this week of New Jersey track and field action.
What a meet, the 4x800 meters are definitely worth a watch!
Here is our results and coverage board from Week 2 of the season along with highlights from each meet.
Awesome early season performances for our New Jersey athletes here.
Here are the boys MileSplit New Jersey All-State teams for the 2018 indoor track and field season.
A quick look at each event as we head toward the final meet of the in-state season.
A lot of miles and support were directed to those impacted in Parkland, Florida.
Meet records were broken, champions were crowned, a US#1 time was performed and more.
A look at the highlights from the Non-Public A NJSIAA Relay Championships.
Lowell, Austin Prep earn gold during Friday's action of the two-day meet.
Christian Brothers Academy's Sean McCafferty and North Hunterdon's Sean Walsh have been named the boys and girls 2017 New Jersey coaches of the year.
A Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) High coach examines how to elevate athletes in high school
I've been wrong more times than I've been right as a coach.
We take a look at the field event returners and highlight some of the top names we'll see this winter.
These rankings take last year's stats, remove seniors, and scores them from 50 points for NJ#1 to 1 point for NJ#50.
New Jersey's qualifiers for Nike Cross Nationals are set for competition this weekend.
A big day for the Garden State at Nike Cross Nationals Northeast.
We will be tracking all throughout the NXN Regional qualifying meets whos in and whos out of NXN.
Here are links to the Northeast Regional result pages.
MA could potentially have five or six that qualify for their respective national meets.
East Coast comes to New York, where two of the most historic courses call home
CBA won it's 22nd Meet of Champions title on Saturday, 18 more than any other program.
Here are our picks and predictions for the Meet of Champions this Saturday.
Will Christian Brothers Academy, the greatest program in state history, return to the top? Will Devin Hart of Point Pleasant Boro become a member of the exclusive sub 15:20 club?
Statement performances occurred, droughts ended, and streaks continued.
We attempt to predict every individual and team winner this weekend at Group Championships.
See which are the strongest teams in each NXN region.
Some cool weather conditions and tough competition led to some fast times at Ocean County Park on Thursday.
Two previously unranked teams break into the top ten.
Hart rocks OCP with a red hot 14:51, Tricomy repeats and Southern sweeps.
Check out what Madison Brand did at at Monmouth County Champs!
The Girls Course Record & the Girls 5-Man Average both went down, while the CHSAA Boys got their first Individual win ever.
We combined all of the races and made merges for the overall meet as well as New Jersey only lists.
NJ #1 and US #13 CBA edges US #15 FM for 16th Eastern States title, Westley becomes 9th fastest NJ girl ever at Vanny
Mount Tabor and Green Hope travel to the Manhattan Invitational looking to put NC on the map!
The MileSplit LIVE crew talks with New York webmaster Kyle Brazeil about the Manhattan Invitational
Brian Hill of NJ and No. 1 U.S. No. 13-ranked Christian Brothers Academy has chosen to continue his academic and running career at the University of Michigan.
Four Nationally ranked programs are set to matchup, alongside three strong harriers on the top of their game.
After the "midterm" Shore Coaches Invitational here is how the state plays out.
Van Cortlandt Park has been home to many a great performance, and we have them all, ranked through the Top 100.
Items to look for at this weekend's Shore Coaches Invitational.
The Bowdoin Classic regularly brings out the best talent in the Northeast, and 2017 was no exception.
Here are the merged 5K results from the Bowdoin XC Classic.
Check out some of the biggest meets hitting the cross country course this weekend.
CBA is set to put their dual meet streak of 350 wins in a row on the line today. Here is a little history behind the historic run.
The MileSplit LIVE crew debates who the best boys teams are and who could challenge them this sesason
We joined the Christian Brothers Academy boys cross country team for some summer training.
Q&A interviews with top athletes heading into the 2017 cross country season.
CBA senior Tim Jacoutot answers some questions from the Salute to Seniors series.
A quick rundown of each team title!
The Christian Brothers Academy boys won a national title in the 4 x mile relay on Saturday with a time of 17:25.47.
Check out the top 500 ranked relays in each event indoors as of February 22nd.
A mix of exciting down to the wire team scores and equally exciting displays of team depth occurred Thursday night at the Toms River John Bennett Indoor Complex.
This was en route to their eighth straight team county title.
Two meets in an the Rebel Shot Put Series already has one boy and girl over 50 feet.
A quick look at the New Jersey athletes who qualified for Foot Locker and Nike Cross Nationals.
Want to know how the 2016 Nike Cross Nationals team battle for the boys might play out if we add up all the season best 5K times of top 7 runners among the 22 qualifying squads? Find out in the below virtual meet team projections!
The best boys programs in the history of Nike Cross Nationals taking the top 7 runners' performances from each school at all past 12 NXN races then scoring as a meet.
Former Christian Brothers Academy cross country coach Tom Heath and former Columbia HS track and field coach Lisa Morgan will be inducted into the Armory Coaches Hall of Fame.
We go back and take a look at the top 500 times run at the NXN Northeast Regional's meet history as well as look at the top performing programs all-time taking the top 7 runners over the meet's history.
Check into this weeks Run Junkie HS to see Special Guests Casey Clinger, McKay Johns, Patrick Parker, Katelyn Tuohy & Haleigh Morales in action!
Pre Meet with New Jersey's finest.
A lot of history in this meet, who will take the crown this year?
Nation's top 100 boys cross country teams in the MileSplit database based on season best 5K performances in the MileSplit database as of November 2nd.
Christian Brothers Academy senior Drake Anzano announced on twitter Thursday evening that he will be attending Princeton University.
Billy goes to NYC in this weeks Run Junkie HS!
These merges only use times from the Varsity Letter races and the Eastern States race. New Jersey and All-State lists.
Notes about CBA's performance at Manhattan.
Are you ready?
Take a trip to CBA's unique indoor track.
The New Jersey program has not lost a dual meet since 1974
Tuesday afternoon the Christian Brothers Academy cross country team set out to defend their national record streak of 343 dual meet wins.
Our pre-season composite rankings use our database through weighted categories to take both the cross country season and past track season into account. Check it out!
After a solid 2015 season, expect a huge first season from CBA under McCafferty's reign.
State by state selections by the USTFCCCA.
Each team champion and the performances that got them there.
Drake Anzano of Christian Brothers Academy laid down a great mid-season time in the 3200 meter on Friday.
Announced on Friday afternoon, the Christian Brothers Academy Athletics Department has promoted Sean McCafferty to head coach of the cross country program.
Take a look at the talented NJ leaders from Eastern States!
On Saturday Mike Zupko improved upon his own NJ#1 time by winning the NJSIAA Meet of Champions with a time of 49.35.
New Jersey had itself a day at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic.
Heath was one of the very best XC coaches in the history of the country.
The all-state athletes for this past cross country season.
Christian Brothers Academy inducted their 2015 Hall of Fame Class on November 20th including past CBA great John Coyle.
New Jersey had some great performances at the Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional
A voiced over video recap of the NJSIAA Meet of Champions.
Watch the highlights from the mile, two mile, and finish recorded at the Meet of Champions!
Watch the race at multiple points right here!
Paul Knepple of CBA has chosen his college.
Check out the first update to the National Boys XC Team Rankings since Pre-Season!
Two freshmen make names for themselves at the Roxbury Invitational.
The Saucony Flo50 Preseason US#1 and NJ#1 CBA boys kept their national record setting dual meet streak going today as posted on their Instragram account.
Here are THE TOP TEN returning boys teams based off 2014 Holmdel times. Each team's returning athletes were scored as a meet to provide these rankings.
Check out the full Saucony Flo50 Pre-Season National Boys XC Team Rankings out today!
The Christian Brothers Academy of New Jersey won NXN in 2011. Can they bear the weight of this Pre-Season No. 1 Ranking this go-round?
"Composite" scoring - This is a type of scoring that gives a team a rank on a number of different categories, with different weights on each.
Using the state event rankings from 1 to 20 we've produced a list of teams with the highest presence across the board.
Man top performances for New Jersey so far this season occurred on Friday at Penn Relays. Our girl qualifiers try their handle at COA finals
Projected order of the 22 teams that will toe the line for NXN in Portland on Saturday
A quick list of the New Jersey qualifiers from both Northeast meets.
Flotrack visits CBA for their 1200m intervals workout!
Your weekend XC update including action from two down to the wire NXN Regionals
Watch boys race video from 2014 New Jersey Meet of Championships, which CBA wins its program's 20th title!
Jimmy evaluates the top boys teams in the nation as State meets heat up
A quick look at the Monmouth County Championships from Tuesday at Holmdel.
The past two weeks have produced the most unexpected and wildly exciting changes in the Saucony Flo 50 rankings, specifically the boys Teams.
Edwin Rutto of St. Benedict's and Catherine Pagano of Northern Highland proved to be the class of the field and of New Jersey at the Shore Coaches Invitational.
Two of the top ranked teams in the country raced this past weekend at the Bowdoin Classic in Saucony Flo50 preseason #1 ranked Christian Brothers Academy of New Jersey in their season opener race against previous Saucony Flo50 #4 La Salle Academy of Rhode Island. CBA may have won the meet and did nothing to hurt their case in holding onto their #1 position in the country, but the La Salle Academy boys also improved their stock.
At the Bowdoin XC Classic, the US #1 CBA boys came out on top 41 to 54 in the clash with US #4 La Salle Academy, while La Salle was missing one key runner Jack Salisbury from the race due to illness. CBA still was impressive in their team win with a 28 second spread for their top 5.
A quick look at the winning performances put forth by Haddonfield and Christian Brothers Academy at the Bowdoin XC Classic. As well as other New Jersey highlights.
Boys virtual meet preview for the 2014 Bowdoin XC Classic on Saturday in Wappingers Falls, New York. MileSplit will be on-site with overage.
The Christian Brothers Academy boys just keep on rolling with this insane dual meet streak. Now set a 331!
After almost a month of XC action, there are some shakeups in the Saucony Flo50 team rankings. Jimmy takes a look at some of those changes on the guys' side.
The New Jersey High School Rankings Poll returns for week 2 of the season. Lets see what changes were made to the pre-season rankings after seeing some teams perform.
Flotrack's Gordon Mack payed a visit this week to our preseason US #1 ranked boys cross country team in Christian Brothers Academy of Lincroft, New Jersey to film a workout. Also during that visit, CBA coach Tom Heath showed off his impressive collection of records and team history that he has kept during his 45 years of coaching.
The Running Times own Liam Boylan-Pett is following New Jersey's Christian Brothers Academy throughout the season. This article features their annual benchmark time trial!
We teased you with a top 10 watch list article and a Who's #1?" video ranking the top 10 teams in the country. Now is the time to reveal our complete preseason top 25 national rankings of the best returning boys squads in the nation for the 2014 XC season.
Jimmy breaks down the top 10 pre-season ranked boys teams.
The following 10 high school cross country boys teams have been selected as part of our Saucony Flo 50 pre-season watch list for the upcoming season as the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the very top tier of returning squads to look out for in top national races this fall.
Pre-season scouting report on last year's NXN runner-up team, Christian Brothers Academy of Lincroft, New Jersey.
Performances during the spring in outdoor track can be a great indicator of how cross country teams will perform in the fall. We look at the top 50 best boys programs in country based on their returnees times on the track in the 3200 and 1600 meter run.
A list of the top 25 fastest returning boys cross country teams within the states of the NXN Northeast Region including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
A list of the top 100 fastest returning boys cross country teams in the country based on season best 5K performances from each team's returnees in the MileSplit database from the 2013 cross country season.
Place your vote on which of the remarkable seven total national record breaking performances from the 2014 New Balance Nationals Indoor this past weekend at the Armory in New York City was the most impressive to you below! Voting closes at 7 PM on Friday, March 21st!
With the top three schools from the Nike Cross-Country Nationals on the line – team champion Gig Harbor (WA), runner-up Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) and Brentwood (TN) – the boys’ 4x1 mile relay had all the makings of an epic showdown at the New Balance Nationals Saturday afternoon. (via MileSplit)
With the top three schools from the Nike Cross-Country Nationals on the line – team champion Gig Harbor (WA), runner-up Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) and Brentwood (TN) – the boys’ 4x1 mile relay had all the makings of an epic showdown at the New Balance Nationals Saturday afternoon.
Video of Christian Brothers Academy's run in the 4 x Mile Relay. This was a national record! Squad consisted of Blaise Ferro,Mike McClemens,Fran Bogan, and Tommy Rooney.
From a few different meets so far this season, NJ teams keep tryin to out do each other in the Sprint Medley Relay. We actually hold 44% of the top 25 times!
Top performances from the NJCTC Relays!
UT/CO teams dominate NXNSW, TX rolls over NXN South! Big time CBA and Briana Gess in NJ! Colorado, Providence dominate team action at NCAA's! (Photos by Margot Kelly)
Last week cleaned up the last few County / Conference Championships, completeing that portion of the 2013 campaign. Let's take a look at WEEK 9 and the TOP TEN of NJ Cross Country.
With a few exceptions, Week 8 of the 2013 XC season consisted of the balance of County/Conference Championsips. Lots of expected outcomes along with a few surprises. Some teams are getting healthy and looking to fulfill the promises of the pre/early season, while others are looking to make that leap to the elite ranks. For the NJ TOP TEN haqrrier squads, it was a mixed bag.
Conference, District, Regional and State meets are upon us and teams will begin resting up to compete well at their championship meets before gearing up for the post-season championship meets. However, a few squads are already firing up the furnace for post-season action.
Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) rolled again this weekend to retain their perch atop the rankings and add to their legend, by winning with 90 points and a course record 12:44.34 team average. But that's not all!!
Week 6 is in the books and NJ has made made the turn towards the Championships portion of the season. See how last weeks action affected the New Jersey TOP TEN
Despite all of the controversy surrounding participation in the Championship Races (less so on the Bys side) the 2013 SCI was very competitive, producing sone fast times, exciting, surprising results and a lot of movement in the TOP TEN...
York (IL) made a huge move to score the #3 spot with an impressive win at the Palatine Invitational with 49 points, a 15:02 average and a 48 second spread!
Week 4 of the 2013 XC season closes out not only the the first month of the campaign, but also leads us to the symbolic "Mid term Exam", The Shore Coaches Invitational on Saturday 10/5. See who got through the Class races, Shoot Outs and other early season events as the TOP TEN Boys HS Cross Country teams in the Garden State.
The 3rd week certainly picked up speed as Jersey harriers competed in almost a dozen meets in NJ and surrounding environs. Lots of great performances in a variety of distances and race formats. Please Note: The Girls Rankings, specifically the "Also Received Votes" section has been revised due to errors in transpostion. My apologies for the mistake.
In its 8th year, the voting panel of the New Jersey HS Cross Country Rankings Poll presents the Week 1 TOP TEN Boys and Girls harrier squads, asa well as Boys and Girls Runners of the Week.
MANALAPAN NJ - Christian Brothers Academy, NJ, gets 323rd straight duel meet win. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)
As New Jersey suffered through its most sweltering July in memory—3 weeks of 90 to 100 degree temperatures, stifling humidity and a relentless sun—even the Jersey tomatoes were hurting. But the Colts from Christian Brothers Academy kept their cool. With the hilly state meet course, Holmdel Park, practically at its doorstep, CBA has done some heavy-duty base work with one of the finest collection of distance runners the sport has seen. Heat or no heat, the Colts are fixed on winning the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) championship for the second time in three years on the Portland Meadows 5K race course in Portland, Ore. (via Runner's World)
Pleasantville NJ won the COA boys 4x800 in a stellar 7:40.71, Villanova Collegiate Record 8:17.45. Amazing mile in KY with Brock Baker winning in 4:06.77. (Photo by Don Rich)
NEW JERSEY DOING THEIR THING AT NATIONALS!
NEW YORK – History was made less than three weeks ago at the Armory in New York City - site of this weekend’s New Balance Indoor Nationals - by a runner that seems to break records nearly every time he laces up his track spikes. (Photo by Don Rich)
Mary Cain crossed the line with a new HS Record of 4:28.25! Cheserek 8:39.15 HSR. Fast relays and much more from the Armory! (Photo by Don Rich)
The Buckeye State will be represented in Seattle at the end of the month when Theodore Foster of Spire Academy heads out to the prestigious Brooks PR Invitational. Select elite athletes were sent a golden ticket and invited to the event to compete against the nations top performers. Theodore will compete in the 400m Dash along with six of the nations top quarter-milers.
Mary Cain just rewrote the history books, running a stunning 9:38.68 for 2 miles to finish 3rd only behind a world record holder (Tirunesh Dibaba) and a Canadian star (Sheila Reid)!! Hard to beleive she is only 16 years old! Much more inside! (Photo by NewtonSports)
Christian Brothers Academy, Pope John XXIII, and Don Bosco Prep hit US#1#2#3 times in the DMR!!!!!! NEW JERSEY TRACK AND FIELD IS AMAZING!
It was mixed day for Jersy at the NXN Championships in Portland (OR), Over, to put it kindly, a tough course
It’s fascinating how the history of Nike Cross Nationals has evolved in terms of comparing the girls’ and boys’ championships. With the girls, you had a program in Fayetteville-Manlius which has won six titles in a row -- not to mention another in the same state, Saratoga Springs, which has claimed three consecutive runner-up finishes. For the boys, however, there has not only never been a repeat champion, but no club has won two titles overall in the 8-year history of the event. Eight different NXN boys’ championships, eight different winners.
HOLMDEL — On the surface, the Christian Brothers Academy cross country team’s state-record 18th NJSIAA Meet of Champions win on Wednesday afternoon looked quite ordinary. (via www.app.com)
Bismarck gets 8 straight state titles, Leingang wins individually. Burcham and Drazba set records in WV. Alli Cash takes KS 6A state title! US#1 Edward Cheserek blasts 14:18 5k! (Photo courtesy of Bismarck HS)
Christian Brothers Academy blasted a 12:44.54 team average for the course record. Edward Cheserek won in 11:58 and Mary Cain won in 14:03. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)
Great American barn-burner in NC! Sean McGorty and Jacob Thomson fly, CBA exerts more dominance. (File photo by Joseph Bond)
Check out our latest track chat with Billy Bragg from US#1 Christian Brothers Academy, NJ. CBA seems better than ever in their quest to defend their NXN title from last year.
Week Three of the 2012 XC season is in the books and the newest NJRunners Top Ten is here for you to see and comment on.
Alli Cash rolls Rim Rock. US#1 Christian Brothers Academy started their quest for another national title in Wappingers Falls NY with a perfect 15 score. (Photo by Michael Frazier)
Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls NY is the site of Saturday's aptly named Bowdoin XC Classic. It is also the home of the NXN Northeast Regional Qualifier. It is here that, along with a numner of Jerser squads, Christian Brothers Academy will begin the journey that hopefully leads to Portland, Oregon in December.
MileSplit's National Cross Country Rankings
It is very possible that this years edition of the Christian Brothers Academy XC juggernaut will be better that the squad that went to Portland for the NXN and came home eith the National title. John Healy took at look at and spoke with Colts last week in Lincroft.
Covering the New Balance Outdoor Nationals from afar, NJRunners is linking you to our MileSplit Network coverage as well as reports from some of New Jersey's best T&F writers.
Westfield tops Kingston (JAM) in the COA 4x800 with a time of 7:39.73. Potomac (MD) 4th in the COA 4x100m, first US team! (Photo by Don Rich)
No lead is safe. No lead is safe, at least when it’s Edward Cheserek. The St. Benedict NJ junior didn’t disappoint the fans gathered at Franklin Stadium Friday night for the 118th Penn Relays Carnival. (Photo by Don Rich)
To some, winning a Penn Relays Gold Watch is a goal just as, and even sometimes moreso important than winning a national championship. Watches are awarded only to the overall American winners in Championship of America events at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, kicking off for the 118th time next Thursday at Franklin Field. In some cases, most notably the sprints, it is harder to win a spot on the top of the medal stand than it is to win a national championship. This fact is because of the international draw the relays bring to Philly; currently, there are 62 schools registered that are not from the United States, with Jamaica the most represented foreign country with 32 individual schools. For some, winning a watch means beating the world. While the main events remain the short relays, specifically the 4x100m and 4x400m, the distance relays and open events are available on an invite basis. And with the the high quality meet comes a high caliber field in each of the 4 invitational distance events. We broke down the competition to help you see where the action may take place.
Quick recovery as CBA goes 10:08.8 in the DMR just two days after a 7:41.52 4x8! Baird and Baisden US#7/9 All-Time for 300 meters! North Shore 9:04.99 4x800! Fri: Malone, Cain win fast 1000's. Boys & Girls, Wakefield take fast 4x400 titles!
Although they didn't bring briefcases with them, don't let that fool you. The US # 1 ranked Christian Brothers Academy cross-country team went to Oregon this weekend on a business trip.
Twenty-two of the nations' top teams and forty-five of the best individuals will make the trek to Portland, Oregon for Nike Cross Nationals. The teams are comprised of two winners from nine different regions and four “At-Large” berths, decided on by a team of Nike consultants.
Read how one New Jersey XC team from Hunterdon County chose to honor this year's State Champs.
Jersey boys' measured approach wins
Edward Cheserek sets the CR at Vanny with a 11:55.39 clocking. US#1 CBA boys win. Jillian Fanning and US#1 Fayetteville-Manlius win for the girls. (Photo by Charles Stone)
Perry King of Section 1/NYS Running submits his opinions on what appears to be one of the most competitve races all season thus far.
Edward Cheserek made New Jersey XC History today and NJRunners was at Holmdel Park to see and report on it. Coming up this evening, race recaps and overviews of all of todays action. Picture Galleries of most of today races.
The first weekend of traditional format invitationals is upon us, and the state's best programs are scattered across four states as they search for ideal conditions to foster their development.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Dan Mykityshyn said that it was the kind of thing that a runner stays up at night and dreams about. (Photos by Don Rich)
George Kelly knew that his team didn’t give their best showing. And that’s the scary part.
WAPPINGERS FALLS – West Windsor-Plainsboro North senior Jim Rosa and Edward Cheserek of St. Benedict’s Prep led the boys race throughout. That much was expected.
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS CONTINUES ITS DOMINATION AS VOORHEES TAKES OVER AT THE TOP
HILLSBOROUGH GIRLS & CBA GUYS RETAIN GRIP ON TOP SPOTS!
NEW YORK – Shaker’s Mike Libruk remarked after the race how the similarities between his teammates are uncanny. They are around the same height and build. He said they have similar personalities.
CBA CONTINUES TO DOMINATE / VOORHEES MOVES TO TOP SPOT
Many top teams will see head-to-head action this weekend
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY / WEST WINDSOR PLAINSBORO NO. AMONG NATIONAL ELITES IN THE 2ND EDITION OF "THE HARRIER' RANKINGS
THE SEASON IS UNDERWAY AND THE POLL IS IN GEAR. CHECK THE WEEKLY RANKING OF THE STATE'S TOP TEAMS
SO MANY QUESTIONS, SO LITTLE TIME! THE 2010 XC SEASON TOES THE LINE IN ABOUT 2 DAYS. NJRUNNERS FINISHES UP IT'S PREVIEWS TODAY & TOMORRROW. KEEP COMING BACK!
THE INTREPID XC "PANEL OF EXPERTS" TOES THE LINE FOR THE 5TH YEAR TO BRING YOU A WEEKLY SNAPSHOT OF THE STATE OF XC IN NEW JERSEY. GIRLS PRESEASON WILL APPEAR SAT. 9/4.
SEE WHO NEW JERSEY'S OWN MARC BLOOM HAS PICKED AS THE CREAM OF THE CROP
DJ Thornton on his way to victory in the 4x800m relay
Carlton LaVong is not shy. He’s not quiet and he’s hardly reserved. The Methacton (Pa.) senior is boisterous and fun and inviting. And as soon as he hits the runway he’s on fire. There’s no spotlight that shines on the jumpers alone so he’ll make one.
One week from now, 44 teams will be in Portland, and each with the dream of contending for the national championship of high school cross country. Photo by Alan Versaw.
photo courtesy of Good Doggie Photo
Photo courtesy: John Olson, South Carolina Runner's
It's likely that on the weekend of the Manhattan College Invitational that that is where the NJRunners Athletes of the Week are going to come from. photos by MaroonNews
NEW YORK – They were going to have to wait for a little while. It wasn’t the kind of race that anyone was going to eyeball from the finish and proclaim the winner. So everyone waited, knowing that they had fought the good fight until Christian Brothers Academy was crowned winners of the first real cross country battle royal of the season.
Post Shore Coaches Edition When the dust cleared on Saturday afternoon, it was clearer than ever that Joe Rosa had just done the historic and that twin brother Jim was also one of those once in forever athletes,What became less clear was the team scene on both the Boys and Girls sides as some "Oldies but Goodies" re- emerged and some teams that were not on the radar at the start of the season are now more than a blip. Coming up this weekend is the venerable Mannhattan College Invitational on a under construction Van Cortlandt Park. "Laissez les bons temps rouler." BOYS: Wk. 4 Last RANK TEAM VOTES 1ST PLACE Week 1 Haddonfield 88 7 1 2 CBA 82 2 2 3 Don Bosco 71 3 4 TRN 55 7 5 Westfield 37 N/R 6 Old Bridge 36 8 7 Millburn 31 N/R 8 E. Brunswick 27 N/R 9 So. Reg. 21 10 10 Ridge 19 4 Also Receiving Votes: WW-P No. (15) WW-P So. (10) Cherokee (1) The top 3 ranked teams did not change, with Haddonfield and CBA runnning mostly subs (Although CBA had am impressive 16:41 avg.)and Don Bosco bypassing Shore Coaches entirely, The rest of the Top Ten underwent a huge shake up. an astounding 4 squads that were not in the rankings last week ended up there in Wk.4. Ridge dropped to #10 and three others fell out completely. Click on Headline to View Girls Rankings
Randolph / Toms River North Girls in Flatfooted Tie. Haddonfield Boys are Unanimous Pick After Bowdoin Triumph. BOYS: Wk. 3 Last RANK TEAM VOTES 1ST PLACE Week 1 Haddonfield 80 8 1 2 CBA 71 2 3 Don Bosco 61 3 4 WW-P No. 59 4 5 WW-P So. 44 5 6 Ridge 33 7 7 TRN 29 6 8 Old Bridge 21 8 9 RBC 17 9 10 So. Reg. 7 NR Also Receiving Votes: Bridgewater-Raritan (5) Ridgewood (4) Cherokee, East Brunswick (3) Westfield (2) Shawnee (1) The Bulldogs of Haddonfield went to Wappingers Falls, NY for the Bowdoin XC Classic on Saturday and came away with the 3rd fastest team time ever on the home course for the New York State Federation meet and the NXN Northeast Regional event. Behind Jon Vitez' convincing 15:42 win, Haddonfield scored 54 points for the victory. CBA, which remains at #2, placed 3rd in the same race, scoring 67 points despite an under the weather Mike Mazzaccaro. Southern Regional makes a return to the Top Ten with a solid 4th place at Bowdoin. Click Headline for Girls Rankings
Pre-Season Edition The New Jersey HS Cross Country Poll starts it's 5th year with it's pre-season edition. Follow the poll every week during the season as we track the progress of the top teams in the state. We will also showcase the Runner of the Week for both Boys and Girls. BOYS LY RANK TEAM VOTES 1ST PLACE MOC 1 Haddonfield 86 6 4 2 CBA 76 3 3 3 WW-P No. 65 1 4 TRN 45 DNC 5 Don Bosco 43 2 6 WW-P So. 41 7 7 Cherokee 27 10 8 Old Bridge 23 12 9 So. Reg. 20 8 10 Ridge 13 DNC Also Receiving Votes: Paul IV (12) Bridgewater-Raritan (9) Morris Hills (7) RBC (5) Shawnee (4) Ridgewood, Mendham (3) Westfield, East Brunswick (2) Haddon Twp. (1) Also touted as one of the top squads in the country, Haddonfield will start the season as the team to beat. Well coached and coming off of a banner Outdoor season, the Bulldogs are a NXN caliber team. Do not overlook CBA however, as they return top notch team leaders and always find quality guys from a great system. The question mark in the early season will be defending MOC champs, WW-P North. With arguably the best 1-2 punch in NJ, the Knights have some gaps to fill. Click on Headline for Girls Pre-Season Rankings
A big weekend of competition generally means some major movement in the national rankings, and that is certainly the case this week. Making the biggest leap is Tatnall (DE) (pictured by Brandon Miles), who after beating then U.S.#4 Collins Hill (GA) at the McDonald's XC Festival at Maymont jumps to US#8 in the girls rankings.
A lot of competitive invitationals took place last weekend, meaning that a few of the top teams in the country lost to unranked squads. With those loses comes new teams jumping into the week #4 MileSplit National Cross Country Rankings. See who's in and who's out in this week's edition.