Walt Murphy has a story plus links on Mary Cain, the 800 meter phenom. Mary is not running for her high school and will be coached by Alberto Salazar from long distance. Mary is a unique talent, and I recently compared her to Mary Decker, now Mary Slaney.
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Walnut,Ca, 10-20, 3-miles
Junior Sarah Baxter, the reigning Nike Cross Nationals champion, confirmed her status as the #1-ranked x-country runner in the country by covering the 3-mile Mt.SAC course in 16-minutes flat!
Her time crushed the previous record of 16:16, set by Amber Trotter in 2001, and led prep expert Rich Gonzalez to call Baxter’s race “The greatest (XC) performance ever”.(See the PrepCalTrack link above).
When junior Mary Cain ran at last weekend’s Manhattan College Inv. at Van Cortlandt Park, few people who saw the race were aware that it might have been the last time she would represent her school(Bronxville,NY).
Marc Bloom reported after the race that Cain was getting advice from noted coach Alberto Salazar, and then Runner’s World confirmed a few days later that Cain would indeed be coached long-distance by the Portland(OR)-based Salazar.
Salazar, who also coached Galen Rupp in high school, plans to have Cain racing against open competition, starting with the Dash to the Finish Line 5k in Manhattan, the day before the ING NY City Marathon.
“There is no question that Mary belongs in that company,” says Salazar, who stresses that, under their agreement, Cain retains her amateur status and future NCAA eligibility. “A talent like hers only comes around once in a generation. If you get a kid like her running right at a young age, she can accomplish incredible things. Mary is a girl with a special gift, and she and her family see an opportunity to develop that gift.” (From Runner’s World)
While Cain might be done with regular high school competition, she’s still eligible for the Foot Locker series and the Nike Cross Nationals, where she could face Sarah Baxter, the defending Nike champion.
Kearney,NE, 10-19, sunny, low 60s
Sophomore Jeralyn Poe won her 2nd straight Girls A title with the day’s fastest time–14:42. And finishing 2nd again was junior Sidney Hirsch in 14:51.
Senior Joseph Harter won the Boys A title in 15:22, 15 seconds ahead of Daniel Aldaba, who was 19th at last year’s Foot Locker Midwest Regional..
A-1.Fremont 64, 2.Millard South 66;
1.Joseph Harter-Sr (Millard West) 15:22, 2.Daniel Aldaba-Sr (Fremont) 15:37, 3.Wyatt McGuire-Jr (North Platte) 15:49, 4.Mohamed Hamdan-Sr (Lincln North Star) 16:08, 5.Trevor Wiegart-Sr (Fremont) 16:16, 6.Austin Post-Jr (Millard West) 16:19, 7.Jack Polerecky-Jr (Creighton Prep) 16:22, 8.Tim Smith-Sr (Kearney) 16:24, 9.Jacob Holtmeier-Sr (Piux X) 16:24;
B-1.Matthew Barraza-So (Scottsbluff) 16:22
A-1.Lincoln East 62, 2.Lincoln Pius X 67;
1.Jeralyn Poe-So (Lincoln North Star) 14:42, 2.Sidney Hirsch-Sr (Millard West) 14:51, 3.Ellie Beiermann-Fr (Pius X) 15:02, 4.Alexis Altmaier-So (Lincoln East) 15:11, 5.Megan Sughrue-So (Kearney) 15:18;
B-1.Erin Lee-Fr (York) 14:55, 2.Molly Sughroue-Jr (McCook) 15:10;
C-1.Gabriella Gracia-Jr (Holdrege) 14:48, 2.Morgan Benesch-Sr (Scolumbus Scotus) 14:57;
D-1.Marissa Dewispelare-Sr (Aquinas Catholic) 15:08;
Shawnee, Ok, 10-20,
2A:1.Andrew Rogers (Copan) 16:54
3A:1.Chris Lowery (Chandler) 16:08, 2.Terrance Nofire (Sequoyah-Tahlequah) 16:42, 3.Rober
t Torres (Plainview) 16:50, 4.Blaine Whitson (Oklahoma Bible) 17:05.
3A: 1.Alex Davis (Plainview) 11:02, 2.Regan Ward (Beggs) 11:29, 3.Makayla Miller (Plainview) 12:03, 4.Rylee Rich (Marlow) 12:16, 5.Jessica Woods (Plainview) 12:22.
Huron, SD, 10-20,
Junior Addison DeHaven, a 2011 Foot Locker finalist, won the Boys AA race in 15:53. He’s the son of Rod DeHaven, a 2000 U.S. Olympian in the marathon.
AA:1.Addison Dehaven-Jr (Brookings) 15:53, 2.Nathan Schroeder-So (Sioux Falls, Lincoln) 16:09, 3.Kyle Burdick-Jr (Rapid City,Stevens) 16:14, 4.Luke Jelen-Sr (Sioux Falls,Lincoln) 16:15, 5.Caleb Diggs-Jr (Douglas) 16:20, 6.Brant Gilbertson-Sr (Watertown) 16:23, 7.Brice Cowman-Jr (Yankton) 16:24, 8.Tanner Ahrendt-Sr (Sioux Falls-Roosevelt) 16:30, 9.Zachary VanEde-Sr (Brandon Valley) 16:31.
B: 1.Duane Jongeling-Sr (Parker) 16:13.
AA: 1.Savannah Woods-Fr (Yankton) 14:40, 2.Annie Kruse-Jr (Yankton) 14:52, 3.Hannah Kastigar-Sr (Aberdeen Cent) 14:57, 4.Kelsi Kearney-8th (Sioux Falls-Washington) 14:58, 5.Rachel Propst-So (Pierre T.F Riggs) 15:05, 6.Hannah Hearn-Jr (Rapid City Central) 15:07, 7.Shacey Burgess-Fr (Rapid City Central) 15:07, 8.Emily Berzonsky-So (Brookings) 15:15.
A: 1.Emily Hawkes-So (Madison) 15:20, 2.Madisen Lavin-7th (Vermillion) 15:23.
Sugarhouse Park-Salt Lake City, 10-17, 3-mles
Senior Ben Saarel won his 3rd straight 3A title and his winning time of 14:56.7 fell just short of the course record of 14:54.6, which was set in 2007 by Luke Puskedra, who went on to an All-American career at Oregon.
Fastest girl of the day was sophomore Lucy Biles, winner of the 4A race in 17:49.6.
1.(3a)Ben Saarel-Sr (Park City) 14:56, 2.(4A)Jacob Heslington-Sr (Timpanogos) `15:06, 3.(4A)Jerrell Mock-Sr (Logan) 15:07, 4.(5A)Kramer Morton-Jr (Alta) 15:13, 5.(4A)Conner Mantz-So (Sky View) 15:17, 6.(5A)Brayden McLelland-Sr (American Fork) 15:18, 7.(5A)Alex Hedquist-Sr (Davis) 15:21, 8.(4A)Rory Linkletter-Jr (Herriman) 15:23, 9.(3A) Jordon Cross-Sr (Ogden) 15:30, 10.(4A)Chuk Mitchell-Sr (Herriman) 15:30, 11.(5A)Connor McMillan-Jr (American Fork) 15:30..
5A-1.American Fork 29, 2.Davis 54
4A-1.Herriman 68, 2.Bonneville 68
1.(4A)Lucy Biles-So (Herriman) 17:49, 2.(3A)Aimee Bryson-Jr (Cedar) 17:59, 3.(5A)Emily Rich-Sr (Bingham) 18:01, 4.(3A)Sarah Feeney-Jr (Ogden) 18:12, 5.(4A)Miranda O’Very-So (Mountain Crest) 18:14, 6.(3A)Annie Orr-Sr (Park City) 18:16, 7.(5A)Tavia Dutson-Jr (Jordan) 18:17, 8.(3A)Alisse Walker-Sr (Park City) 18:24, 9.(5A)Ellie Child-Sr (Davis) 18:29, 10.(3A)Alyssa Snyder-So (Park City) 18:31.
5A-1.Davis 37, 2.American Fork 51
4A-1.Mountain Crest 40
3A-1.Park City 36, 2.Ogden 44
Douglas,WY, 10-20, 5k.
Senior Hailey Ricks won her 3rd straight state title(1-4A, 2-3A), but was more pleased that her Star Valley team won its first state crown(3A).
4A-TEAMS:Laramie 44, 2.Rock Springs 48
1.Rick Faure-Jr (Rock Springs) 16:33, 2.Jonah Henry-Jr (Laramie) 16:42, 3.Michael Rotellini-Sr (Sheridan) 16:54, 4.Hunter Davila-So (Kelly Walsh) 17:04, 5.Chris Henry-Fr (Laramie) 17:10
4A-TEAMS:Campbell County 46, 2.Laramie 62;
1.Abby Phillips-Jr (Campbell County) 19:55, 2.Selina Ramsey-Sr (Rock Springs) 20:05, 3.Andee Wilcox-Fr (Kelly Walsh) 20:22.
3A-1.Hailey Ricks-Sr (Star Valley) 19:42, 2.Calbi Ausmann-Fr (Newcastle) 20:25.
Heard in the Back Hills
Alan Webb–The Next Chapter
The new d
ad is moving back to Portland,Oregon
Jason Vigilante–Back Home
New Jersey native is happy at Princeton
The SAT Behind Him, Cheserek Retruns to Racing
Florida State’s Violah Lagat
Bernard Lagat’s Sister Leads the #1 Women’s Team
USATF Athlete of the Week–Alana Hadley
Former Michigan All-Ameriacn Andrew Ellerton Now Coaching
Duke Adds Tom Cuffe to Coaching Staff
Touch of Kindness at a H.S. Meet
When Blaine High School (MN) cross country coach Rachel Karel introduced Tommy Anderson, a member of her team, and Ally Anderson, a student in her Spanish class and yearbook photo editor, she said, “Ally, Tom. Tom, Ally. You made each other famous.”
In a case of being in the right place at the right time, Ally captured dramatic photos of Tommy Anderson stopping when he saw an Irondale High School runner laying on the ground, reaching down to help him up and then running with his competitor’s arm draped around his neck. This happened during the Blaine Invitational Oct. 4 at Majestic Oaks.
Full Story at:http://abcnewspapers.com/2012/
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