HAVING run 4000km over the past 12 months, Ipswich athlete Matt Casos is tackling the world famous New York City Marathon to achieve more than a personal goal.
The #3 ranked team in the country is one of the most diverse in the country. Coach Jim Obrien works with a wide array of culturally diverse athletes and none of them come into high school with any prior running experience. With all the differences coach talks about what brings the squad together.
Coach Jim O’brien led his Arcadia men to a National title last year. The past few years we have seen powerhouse squads come out of the California school, including this years’ #3 ranked group. Coach explain where he got some of his original coaching inspiration
After a school closure back in 1991 The Palos Verdes Cross Country program has clawed its way back in to the National Spotlight. Currently ranked 6th in the country, the boys from Cali ran 2nd behing #2 ranked Carroll at Nike South and look to continue to roll through the tough California post season meets. Coach Brian Shapiro talks about the school’s journey back to the top.
Coach Bill Vice has been at the helm at La Costa Canyon since 1998. This year his lady Mavericks are currently ranked #2 in the country. After strong showings at both Stanford and Mt. Sac. La Costa Canyon looks to be one of the biggest challenges to break the 5 year streak of Fayetville.
Women’s race leaders approaching 2 mile mark at NAIA Mid-States Classic hosted by Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. Not shown, Obsie Birru of Grand View wins the race. Wayland Baptist University teams champions.
Kennedy Kithuka imparts some words of wisdom about society’s view of craziness and having confidence in yourself.
Kennedy talks about his race plan and team going into the 2011 NAIA Mid-States Classic. He goes on to win by nearly a minute with a course record of 23:17. About Kennedy: From Nairobi, Kenya. 2009 African Junior Games bronze medalist in 5000m. Four time NAIA national champion. PRs: 29:22 10k, 13:43 outdoor 5k, 13:54 indoor 5k, 8:08 indoor 3k, 4:08 indoor mile.
Freshman Piper McDonald of Summit High School discusses how the #16 team in the country trains together, how the team helps one another and if there is any pressure on a team that experiences success.
Megan is currently the top runner for the #16 ranked Summit High School girls cross country team. Kevin Selby Caught up with some of the Summit Crew and discussed how team competitiveness gives them an edge.
Ashley Maton talks about cohesion on the Summit High School team that is ranked #16 in the country and how they support one another.
Coach Dave Clark has been at the helm of oregon high school power Summit. Kevins Selby Caught up with the coach of the #16 girls team in the country. Summit put 5 in the top 22 to win an extremely competitive Adidias Invite this weekend.
We made the trek out to Lincroft, New Jersey to see where the #1 team in the country trains. Christian Brothers Academy is built atop a horse farm complete with stables and plenty of room to gallop. See what secret training facility the Colts use to keep sharp in the winter.
The State of New York has 4 teams ranked in the top 25 in the US. #1 Fayetteville Manlius #2 North Shore #6 Saratoga Springs #25 Greenwhich Why are they so dominant? Paul Limmer is a New York XC guru that is heavily involved in NXN and has 35years coaching under his belt. When Limmer retired in 2000, he retired as the winningest combined Boys and Girls track coach in NYS history with over 700 wins. Mepham still holds the venerable Van Cortland Park 5 man 5k average, 16:12 per man set in 1980, 29 years ago!