Video interview with Hunter Krasa from Mountain Ridge, who will be running for Loyola Marymount University next fall.
Articles with Mountain Ridge High School
Hunter Krasa from Mountain Ridge is our spotlight of today's Salute to Seniors series.
Last weekend's (Feb. 29th, 2020) results are here and a look at what meets are happening this weekend.
Check out how far our seniors boys have come since their first time covering Cave Creek Golf Course.
Check out our watchlist of the top darkhorse competitors for tomorrow's races across all divisions.
We recently caught up with Hunter Krasa for a discussion about his running career, while having fun behind a drum kit.
In case you missed it read all about our rundown of the action at Fountain Hills.
We’ve got some serious competitors coming back this fall and we wanted to give you all a snap preview of the top boys across all divisions to watch.
Highland and Desert Vista were evenly matched as two of the best teams in the State, and the D1 Boys race at the State Meet had everyone hanging on the edge of their seats.
We continue the All-State countdown with our second-team athletes.
Archer secured her third cross-country State Title, while the Thunder upset Hawks. Here is part 4 of our meet recap of the AIA CC State Championship.
Can Leo Daschbach lead the Hawks to their first State Title since 2011?
Check out our meet recap of how Arizona athletes fared at the prestigious Woodbridge XC Classic.
We caught up with Reier Gilbertson about his career for Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, and about his plans for his future at Grand Canyon University.
Brophy’s AMDG Meet has always been a meet with high expectations set by some of the greatest athletes in Arizona history. Check out five tasty races from the Brophy AMDG meet.
Here is part 2 of our recap of the many highlights that went down at Desert Twilight.
From among only 18 teams present at Brophy AMDG, came records galore and several US top ten performances throughout the evening.
Brophy will host the AMDG tomorrow afternoon in central Phoenix. Best of luck as we enter week 3 of the outdoor season.
Desert Vista Boys and Chandler Girls win the 1st Annual Richard Thompson Classic.
Marcus Wheeler (Sr., Corona del Sol) and Tyler Day (Sr., Mesquite) lead the Division 1 leaderboard.
The Palmer Ridge boys, fresh off of running what was arguably the best boys race of the Colorado state meet, relax with a little trophy time. Photo by Tim Hilt.
The top 5 senior boys in the 5K are also the top 5 in the state whereas the top 8 senior boys in the 3 mile are at the top overall.
Keep checking back to see who makes the Arizona Milesplit 'Watch List" in Track and Field.
Tired of missing a trip to the podium year after year, the Corona del Sol boys decided "This was their year" winning the AZ State Title with 48 points over Desert Vista's 80 points.
Mt. Sac has names like "poop out hill", "the switchbacks", "the airstrip", "the gauntlet" etc. but over in Phoenix at the Sectionals there is the "Skunk Creek Landfill" with "The Beast" a slightly smaller version of poop out hill.
From left: Tatiana Gillick (Sr., Flagstaff, winner of the Ray Wherley Invite), Tyler Day (Jr., Mesquite, winner of the Ray Wherley Invite), Nick Dale (Sr., Mountain Ridge, winner of the Adobe Invite), Kyra Lopez (Jr., Sandra Day O'Connor, winner of the Adobe Invite)
The 2013 Cross Country Arizona Watch List series continues. As the season gets underway new athletes will be added to the list. Good luck to everyone! See you on the course!
It was the last big weekend to qualify for state and many athletes were taking a shot at it but the wind was just not cooperating. Some were even competing in two different meets the same weekend. Photo: Davonte Neal (Fr., Cesar Chavez) at the Freshman Showcase
Desert Vista Juniors Shaylah Simpson and Matt Yalung on the podium after winning their events. Simpson place first in the pole vault with a vault of 12-3. Yalung won high jump with a jump of 6-4.
Cody Rosengarten (1A/2A) from Tombstone and Andrea Klimowski from Northland Prep (1A/2A) at the Arizona State Cross Country Championship Meet
Hannah Carson (left) from Dobson Photo by Alan Versaw (Colorado Milesplit) Athletes from all over the West headed to the University of New Mexico over the weekend to compete in The Great Southwest Invitational. The elevation was over 5,000 feet and the winds were swirling around making it difficult to post some great times. Four Arizona athletes hit gold as they ran......jumped........and threw! Click here for complete article.... More articles.... Photo Gallery.....
Nastia Bishton (Sr, Mountain Ridge) took nearly 7 seconds off her PR when she won the 3200 at the Golden West Invitational in Folsom California Saturday evening. Nastia and her twin sister Nadya have had an incredible running career in Arizona over †he past few years with Nastia having some memorable moments her Senior year. Her 14th place at Footlocker Nationals gave her All American Status and her win tonight with her 10:28.32 PR is a great way to end her High School running career. She will be heading to Arizona State in the fall. Nadya has earned many titles during her career including two Cross Country State Championships and will be heading to the University of Wisconsin. Full article here!
It was blistering hot at the May 24th Meet of Champions......no wait.....it was in the 70's and the weather was perfect. It's hard to believe it was May in Arizona and hot chocolate was selling faster than ice cream. Spectators were wearing jackets or wrapped in blankets and the runners were enjoying another unusually cool day at the track. The Meet of Champions is a race where the State Champions and top runners from each division come together and race for one title. Some State Champions finish their season at the State Meet but others come to compete. To see videos of the Meet of Champions (click here) To see the complete article click on the title.
5A-1 Finals Three Footlocker finalists toed the line Thursday evening at the 5A-I State Championships. US#9 Nadya (pictured middle) and US#15 Nastia Bishton (pictured far left), seniors at Mountain Ridge and US#10Jessica Tonn (pictured right) a sophomore from Xavier Prep pushed the pace right from the start.....they were there to race. By the time the three of them crossed the 200 mark they had already separated themselves from the rest of the field crossing the half way mark in 5:09. With one lap to go an offcial held up the 2 lap sign by mistake causing a few moments of confussion and the crowd to jump to their feet. Tonn won the race with a time of 10:30.55 breaking the sophomore state record of 10:33.11 set by Sarah Gordon in 1998 and winning her second 3200 state championship. Nadya Bishton finished second in 10:31.97 while Nastia finished in 10:35.42. A late surge by junior and Xavier teammate Sarah Penney put her in fourth place.
With the boys scattered across 7 division in most events the girls are a little different. Three Footlocker Cross Country finalist will be competing in the 5A-I division for the state title in the 1600 and 3200m races. The 1600 is scheduled for Saturday evening and top seeded sophomore Jessica Tonn (Xavier Prep,4:52.44) will be racing Nadya (Mountain Ridge, 5:05.17) and Nastia (Mountain Ridge, 5:06.04) Bishton along with teammate, Sarah Penney (junior, Xavier Prep, 4:54.74). All four runners plus freshman, Kristina Vanderhout, will face each other in the 3200 event tomorrow evening. Lindsay Prescottfrom Sandra Day O'Connor will be hoping to add a few more state titles (4A Division I) to an already impressive resume.
During the fall a pair of twin sisters from Arizona showed their dominance week after week in their home state, both putting up incredible times and both earning trips to Foot Locker Nationals. Nadya and Nastia Bishton (photo left by Margot Kelly, Nadya #1584, Nastia #1595) are high school seniors at Mountain Ridge High School in Arizona. They've been running together for years and in their final season together they are looking to accomplish a lot. Read about their current results, their training and why they are going to seperate colleges next year.
While some of the top Arizona athletes headed to California for the Arcadia Invitational, a few stayed home to compete in the Queen Creek Invitational on Friday evening and the Sun Angel Classic on Saturday. On the girls side at the Queen Creek Invite, teammates Mariah Bowers (junior pictured far left) and Ashley Workman (sophomore pictured right) of Queen Creek ran the 800 side by side until the final meters where Bowers stepped over the finish line just .09 ahead of Workman with a time of 2:22.03. For more photos of this event click here