Seven athletes already verbally commit to Stanford next fall Despite the NCAA dropping the early decision option for high school athletes prior to the 2007-2008 school year, the top distance runners are committing themselves to their future college in large numbers. National editor Scott Bush takes a closer look at the recruiting process and where the stars of the sport plan to attend next fall.
The final MileSplit Foot Locker National Power Rankings are here. With Foot Locker Nationals taking place last weekend, the top athletes in the nation had a chance to go head to head and prove just who is best. Ending number one on our Power Rankings are Foot Locker champions Ashley Brasovan and Mike Fout (above, photo by John Herzog).
Click Here for the most updated MileSplit coverage of the Foot Locker Nationals Brasovan & Fout Win!!!The results are in and the champions are...Ashley Brasovan of Florida and Mike Fout of Indiana!!! Brasovan used a strong third mile to beat out defending champions Jordan Hasay (CA) and Kathy Kroeger (TN). In the boys race Fout survived a blazing opening mile to pull away in the third mile in grand fashion. The Foot Locker National Championships definitely inspired! (Photos by John Herzog)Durkin finishes fifth and Infled 13th! Four female runners from Ohio qualified at the Foot Locker Midwest Regional held on November 24th in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The ladies are: Claire Durkin of Worhington Kilbourne; Emily Infeld of Beaumont; Chelsea Oswald of Walsh Jesuit; and Stephanie Morgan of Barnesville. Congratulations Claire Durkin on finishing fifth and being an All-American. Other Ohio finishers were Emily Infeld, 13th place, Chelsea Oswald, 31st, and Stephanie Morgan, 35th. These ladies have had outstanding Cross Country seasons, and at OHRunners we look forward to seeing how well they compete in the upcoming Track and Field seasons. Click Here to see past results of the Foot Locker Nationals Check out the Foot Locker Nationals home page for a live webcast of the races. Official Foot Locker Nationals Results Boys/Girls Foot Locker Finalist Capsules: Northeast / South / Midwest / West Foot Locker Videos: MileSplit Foot Locker Nationals Video Page (All Videos)Foot Locker Photos: Race Photos by John Herzog / Friday's Course Preview Foot Locker Top 15 Predictions by Brandon Miles: Boys / GirlsGirls Summary: The Florida Mighty Mite Brasovan Wins Girls RaceBoys Summary: Underdog Fout Wins Boys Race Post Race Interview With Claire Durkin: Click HereRace Videos: Girls Championship / Boys Championship FL Champs Post Race Interviews: Ashley Brasovan - Part 1 / Ashley Brasovan - Part II / Mike Fout Interview
Mike Fout (IN) racing to the finish, winning the boys title(Photo by John Herzog)Running as a true underdog despite winning Foot Locker Midwest, Indiana's Michael Fout ran an incredibly smart race to win the Foot Locker Nationals Boys Race. As the race pushed on minute by minute Fout put himself in position to win, finally opening a slight lead before the second run up the big hill. A strong field pushed the pace early, with the top finishers getting up front. At the end though it was the strong kick of Fout's earning the victory.
Florida's Ashley Brasovan winning the girls titleA quick early pace broke up the girls race very early with a group of five chasing pre-race favorite Jordan Hasay. With a mile left to go the top athletes started catching Hasay with the smallest of athletes, 4' 11" Ashley Brasovan making the biggest move to challenge for the win. In the final 600 meters the Florida star proved her toughness to knock out the rest of the field and cruise away to victory.
There was no magic to the creation of the first, and still only true national championship in high school sports. But over the years, the meet has created a bit of magic on its own – from launching professional running careers, to introducing future couples, to creating one of the more exclusive clubs in sports – that of the Foot Locker Finalist."This meet kind of marks you as a leader, and someone who can make a difference down the road" says Foot Locker Vice President of Brand Marketing, Jeanine Zocks. "It's like a club, a badge and an honor that says you have what it takes to influence others in a positive way."The MileSplit Network's Don Rich sat down with Foot Locker VP of Brand Marketing, Jeanine Zocks, for an interview on the past, present, and future of Foot Locker Nationals.
Claire Durkin (OH) won the FL Midwest girls race by 41 seconds Pack running will be the key to success if the Midwest hopes to win the team races Saturday at Foot Locker Nationals. At the Midwest Regional packs reigned supreme in both races if you look at the results. The boys have a dominant top four with a lot of experience after them to fill the rest of the scoring gaps, while the girls have a mix of newcomers and experience that should make their team very strong.
Neuqua Valley wins the boys NTN title (Photo by Tyrone Hoskins) The FINAL installment of the MileSplit National Team Power Rankings are set. With Nike Team Nationals taking place last weekend, the best of the best received a chance to see how they faired against one another. US #1 Neuqua Valley, IL (boys) and US #1 Fayetteville-Manlius, NY (girls) won their respective races and finish sitting a top this year's final ranking.
Jordan Hasay leads the way on the girls side With the fields finally set for the Foot Locker National Championships this coming weekend, the MileSplit Foot Locker National Power Rankings has very little movement this week. California athletes top the rankings with German Fernandez and Jordan Hasay leading the way.Check out the MileSplit National Page for the most updated information on the 2007 Foot Locker Nationals
Naperville (Neuqua Valley, IL) won the boys race over Los Alamos (NM) in the closest of battles, winning the title by two points. Manlius (Fayetteville-Manlius, NY) dominated the girls race as expected, scoring an 88 points win. Our MileSplit NTN Team brings you extensive coverage of the weekend's events. Keep checking back throughout the weekend as we continue to add more videos, photos and articles. Results: Complete Results from all racesRace Summaries: NTN: The Test of Teamwork (Girls Summary) / NTN Boys Round-Up (Boys Summary) NTN Videos: NTN Video Page (All Videos) / Madeline Morgan (Girl's Ind. Winner) / Chris Derrick (Boy's Ind. Winner) / Colby Lowe / Martin Keino - Part 1 / Martin Keino - Part II NTN Photos: Friday Course Preview / Open Races / Tyrone Hoskins Gallery Articles: NTN Race Preview / Mountain Brook (AL) Girls Preview / North Central (WA) Boys Preview
The long wait has finally ended. The top teams from around the country fly into Portland today, starting the weekend long festivites for Nike Team Nationals. Read our preview as we detail who the favorites are and how the race may unfold.