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Rose Mofford Sectional Previews Irv Girabaldi Oct 24, 2017

The first set of Sectional races on the chopping block will be held at Rose Mofford Park in Phoenix. Have a look at our virtual meet previews and projected scores en route to the State Meet.

Virtual Meet: Doug Conley Irv Girabaldi Sep 22, 2017

Several of the top-ranked schools around the State will toe the line this Saturday for the Doug Conley Invitational in Tempe. Check out our meet preview for the competition here.

Southwest region rankings, October 29 Oct 29, 2014

With the Colorado and Utah state meets now completed, what's left to settle of this is from Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. Those state finish up their state meets on November 8.

Southwest Top 10 Team Rankings Oct 30, 2013

  Southwest Rankings as of October 30th Desert Vista Girls remain at #4, Xavier College Prep moves up one spot to tie with Eldorado NM.    Corona del Sol boys move up to 4th place and Desert Vista stays at 10th place.  Page moves on to the bubble and Tuba City is added to the bubb

AZ Teams at Mt. Sac in California Margot Kelly Oct 29, 2013

Catalina Foothills  (D1, D2) Boys sub sweeps  team finished 10th overall) Catalina Foothills finished 10th in the Boys Sub Sweeps for Divisions 1 and 2 and Harvey Nelson won the event in 15:10 with the 18th fastest time of the meet.

Southwest Ranksings Top 10 Margot Kelly Oct 17, 2013

Southwest Rankings as of October 15th The Desert Vista girls move up 2 places to 4th and Corona del Sol boys move up to 5th.  Page and Desert Vista boys added to the list in 9th and 10th respectively!

Desert Vista Girls and Corona Boys Win at the Desert Twilight Invitational Margot Kelly Oct 6, 2013

Six years ago the Desert Twilight Invitational started with 5 races and 886 runners.  With the Twilight Movie theme and a love for running at night the meet became an instant hit and the word spread quickly.  The sixth annual Desert Twilight Invitational had over 4,000 runners crossing the finish line with teams from Coast to Coast attending.  The cool night air and the fast course of Toka Sticks gave way to some outstanding times and competition.

Twilight Invitational - Ready - Set - Glow! Margot Kelly Oct 4, 2013

The festive atmosphere of the Desert Twilight Invitational has become a meet favorite of most runners in Arizona.  Not only do they get to dance after their races but they also get to sleep in on Saturday morning instead of getting up early to beat the heat for a long run.

Doug Conley Margot Kelly Sep 27, 2013

The Doug Conley Invitational is at it's largest participation since moving to the Rolling Hills Golf course.  This year the meet is wedged between the Ojo Rojo/Four Corners/Woodbridge Invitationals (all last weekend) and the Twilight Invitational (next Friday) where many of the top teams in the state were racing.

Southwest Rankings, September 17 Sep 17, 2013

It's a familiar face, but an unfamiliar singlet, for Colorado fans of cross country. Lone Peak (UT) is riding high these days with the help of Clayson Shumway. Photo by Kyle Perry.

Southwest Region Rankings Sep 4, 2013

Connor McMillan ran the second-fastest time ever at the American Fork Grass Relays and helped his team to a convincing victory on Saturday. Photo by Rochelle Pinnock.

Southwest Region Preseason Rankings Aug 20, 2013

You may remember this group of girls that hammered from the front end of last year's NXR-SW championship race. Three of the four will be back this fall, but the selection of teams at the top may be different this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.

AZ 2013 Watch List - Jane Miller Margot Kelly Aug 20, 2013

  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!  

AZ 2013 Watch List - Savannah Gaffney Margot Kelly Aug 18, 2013

  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!   Journal Questions:   Name:  Savannah Gaffney  (Savannah's Milesplit profile)   High School:  Xavier College Prep   Year of Graduation: 2014   Best time in a 5K and a 3 Mile Race: 3 Mile: 19:02 5k: 19:01   What are your goals for the upcoming season: My goal for the upcoming season is to improve my previous 5K and 3 mile times as much as possible. Also, I hope that I can contribute in any way to help my team succeed.   How is your summer training going?   Your favorite workout?  What kind of summer mileage do you run? I feel that the summer training is going well. Everyone on the team is working hard towards making their season great. My favorite workout is anything that involves hills. As for our mileage we usually run on minutes, but if I calculate it correctly, we probably run around fifty miles a week.   How long have you been running and how did you get started: I have been running for eight years. I began when I joined club track.   Which meets will you be running this year? I think that the team will be running almost all of the meets offered in Arizona.   What are your favorite and toughest courses to run in State and out of State? My favorite meet to run in State would have to be Doug Conley, because it has a lot of variety with hills. The toughest course for me is Twilight. Many of my teammates have mastered this race, but I cannot seem to get the hang of it. My favorite race out of State, which is both tough and enjoyable, is Mt. Sac. It is an all around great race with the challenge of hills, and a really competitive atmosphere.  

AZ 2013 Watch List - Julianne Vice Margot Kelly Aug 16, 2013

  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!   Journal Questions:   Name:  Julianne Vice  (Julianne's Milesplit profile)   High School:  Xavier College Prep   Year of Graduation: 2014   Best time in a 5K and a 3 Mile Race: 3 Mile: 18:06 5k: 18:33   What are your goals for the upcoming season: My main goal is to finish the season strong. I am aiming to PR at the end of the season, rather than the beginning/middle. Aside from that,  I want to run for my teammates and continue to honor the process of training correctly.   How is your summer training going?   Your favorite workout?  What kind of summer mileage do you run? Training this summer went very well! Despite the heat and humidity, the team and I were able to toughen up and run strong when we needed to, and also relax on certain days as well. My favorite workout is anything with long tempo running. Oddly enough, I enjoy mile repeats! This summer, we ran a lot of volume, but kept the runs controlled and didn’t push ourselves too hard.   How long have you been running and how did you get started: I started running with my dad when I was in the sixth grade. After that, I joined the cross-country team at my middle school where I made many great friends and really started to enjoy running!  

AZ 2013 Watch List - Shelby Brown Margot Kelly Aug 15, 2013

  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!   Journal Questions:   Name:  Shelby Brown  (Shelby's Milesplit Profile)   High School:  Xavier College Prep   Year of Graduation: 2014   Best time in a 5K and a 3 Mile Race: 3 Mile: 17:57 5k: 18:13   What are your goals for the upcoming season: This upcoming season I want to be the best I can possibly be and I want to be a leader for my team. My 5K goal is to break 17:30.   How is your summer training going?   Your favorite workout?  What kind of summer mileage do you run? Summer training has actually been going really well, not only for me but for my team. I’m excited to see how the season goes because we have all worked really hard. We have gotten very serious about all the supplementary workouts. My favorite workout would have to either be the easy days were the team is relaxed and we talk the entire time or the Saturday long runs because you just feel so accomplished after.   How long have you been running and how did you get started: I’ve been running for 5½ years. I got started in 7th grade when I went out for the track team and my coach then told me about her club team. So I quit gymnastics and joined the club team.   Which meets will you be running this year? Yeah I should probably look at the meet schedule. We plan on running Scottsdale, Twilight, Mt. Sac, State and then NXR.

AZ 2013 Watch List - Lauren Kinzle Margot Kelly Aug 14, 2013

  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!   Journal Questions:   Name:  Lauren Kinzle  (Lauren's Milesplit Profile)   High School:  Xavier College Prep   Year of Graduation: 2014   Best time in a 5K and a 3 Mile Race: 3 Mile: 17:54 5k: 18:26   What are your goals for the upcoming season: My goals are to race well and stay confident.   How is your summer training going?   Your favorite workout?  What kind of summer mileage do you run? My summer training is going really well. We are trying to stay under control while still getting in a good workout.  My favorite workout would be intervals.  I don’t know how many miles we do weekly, mainly because we go by time. I would say on average we do 60 minutes a day.     How long have you been running and how did you get started: I have been running since 4th grade. I started out as a soccer player, and joined track to become a better sprinter. However, I soon learned that distance running is for me. So I ditched soccer and decided to run.     Which meets will you be running this year? The main meets we will be running are Sole Sports, Twilight, Mt. Sac and state.     What are your favorite and toughest courses to run in State and out of State? My favorite course is twilight, I love the atmosphere. The hardest course for me is Mt. Sac mainly because of the hills. However I still love it.     So far in your high school career, what is your favorite cross country race or cross country memory? My favorite cross country memory would have to be cross country camp. It has been fun bonding with my teammates these past three years.     What do you look forward to the most this season? I look forward to being able to compete with my teammates and see us grow as a team.

Davis Dumps the Favorites Alan Versaw Nov 18, 2012

Led by a 6-7 finish (3-4 in team scoring) from Shea Martinez and Ellie Child, Davis took away top honors in the Nike-Southwest regional. Photo by Alan Versaw.

NXR-SW Preview: Girls Alan Versaw Nov 13, 2012

Claire Green and Kaitlyn Benner bring a Colorado state title with them to Arizona, along with hopes of tackling a course more suited to their natural speed. Photo by Jeff McCoy.

NXR-SW Rankings: October 16 Oct 16, 2012

  With the Utah season nearly done and the Colorado season heading into regionals, here is the current shape of the NXR-SW rankings:  

NXR-SW Rankings: September 19 Sep 19, 2012

Herriman's (UT) times may have been a little off this week, but there would be a reason for that. Here, Lucy Biles leads a very thinned out crowd of leaders up a long hill in the girls race. Photo contributed by Jonathan Haag.

NXR-SW Rankings: September 6 Sep 7, 2012

Kyle Lund leads a Fairview team that is rapidly rising the ladder of NXR-SW boys rankings. Photo by Alan Versaw.

NXR-SW Preseason Rankings Alan Versaw Aug 22, 2012

Much to nobody's surprise, Erin Hooker and her Fort Collins teammates occupy the #1 preseason ranking in the NXR-SW region. Colorado Track XC file photo.

NXN-SW Rankings, October 6 Oct 6, 2011

Last year, Luis Martinez finished 55th at NXN-SW. Don't look for a repeat of that finish this fall as he leads the Cleveland HS (NM) team into regional contention. Colorado Track XC file photo.

NXN-SW Rankings, September 21 Sep 21, 2011

Shea Martinez, Sarah Feeney, and Summer Harper work the front of the pack at the Murray Invitational in Utah. Photo submitted by Corbin Talley.

NXN-SW, The Week in Review Alan Versaw Sep 14, 2011

Although it's way too early to make hard predictions about who will get bids to the NXN-SW championship races, it's not at all too soon to look and see what's happening in the various states that may have implications for who might make it to the big dance.

NXN-SW: Raising the Ante Alan Versaw Oct 3, 2010

Rio Rancho's Caleb Rubalcaba had the weekend off, but has been running the competition ragged in New Mexico this fall. Photo contributed by Sal Gonzales.

Arizona CC Journal - Daylee Burr Sep 21, 2010

 Daylee Burr (Sr., Xavier College Prep) is the 2nd of our journal writers.  Keep checking back to follow Daylee's journey in her final cross country prep season.

NXN-SW: A Few Good Meets Alan Versaw Sep 19, 2010

Highlands Ranch phenom Eleanor Fulton had a very nice weekend, winning the Division II girls title at Liberty Bell and breaking the meet record in the process. Photos by Jeff McCoy.

Four Arizona Runners Advance To Foot Locker Nationals Margot Kelly Dec 6, 2009

 Brian Shrader (Sr., Sinagua, upper left), Steve Magnuson (Sr., Ironwood Ridge, upper right), Billy Orman (Jr., Tuba City, lower left) and Jessica Tonn (Sr., Xavier College Prep, lower right) will be heading to San Diego this Thursday for the Foot Locker West Nationals.

Foot Locker West: Recap Margot Kelly Dec 6, 2009

 Molly Grabill (Rancho Bernardo, CA) and Brian Shrader (Sinagua, AZ) took top honors at the Foot Locker West Regionals today at the Mt. Sac course in Walnut California.

Arizona CC Journal Entry #4: Jessica Tonn Nov 23, 2009

  It was a busy week for Xavier Prep senior Jessica Tonn.  On Tuesday she was named one of the 6th female national finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award!  More to come.......but for now, here is Jessica's 4th journal.        

Arizona State Meet - Girls Preview Margot Kelly Nov 6, 2009

 Three time Foot Locker National Finalist Jessica Tonn (Sr., Xavier College Prep pictured in middle) is the favorite for the 5A I individual title.   Rolonda Jumbo (So, Chinle pictured right) is the favorite in the 3A division) Sarah Fakler (Fr., Xavier College Prep pictured left) is the fastest freshman in the state and should help the Xavier Team.  

Jessica Tonn Wins 4th George Young Invitational Title Sep 19, 2009

  Jessica Tonn (Sr, Xavier College Prep, pictured right) wins her 4th consecutive George Young title.  "I felt really good during the race and I am happy with my finish," said Tonn after her win.                      

The VOICE of Arizona Running! Margot Kelly May 13, 2009

 College football fans listen for Brent Musberger,  Chicago Cub fans loved Harry Caray, and Al Michaels is synonymous with making the Super Bowl really super.  In the sports world, the fans often look for the “Voice”  that will bring their event to life…..providing the commentary, knowledge, and passion that the athletes, coaches, and spectators know makes that game, match or race so much more than ordinary.    In Arizona, we too have the “Voice”.  You know when you approach the stadium and can hear Ron Smith (pictured above at Regionals) on the microphone calling the race, you are in for another insightful and energetic evening of Arizona Track and Field.  The track athletes and fans know that with Ron announcing the meet, the event will now include the season’s latest marks on the competitors, stats and stories from great races of the past, and an enthusiasm that encourages the crowd to stand up and get involved when they are about to witness something special.  He’s never afraid to ad lib or add a little extra.  The “Voice” doesn’t just announce the meet, he makes the meet better.

Weekend Highlights For April 25th Apr 30, 2009

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

Arcadia Recap - Arizona Top Performers Apr 17, 2009

    Last weekend at the Arcadia Invitational,  Arizona runners were turning in some top performances.   Photo: from left, Tim Freriks, Steve Magnuson and Sherod Hardt.

Tonn 10th, Shrader 11th and Magnuson 24th! Dec 18, 2008

  Arizona was well represented at Foot Locker Nationals by three juniors; Jessica Tonn (Xavier College Prep), Brian Shrader (Sinagua) and Steve Magnuson (Ironwood Ridge).

Arizona Foot Locker Finalists Dec 10, 2008

Footlocker finalist Brian Shrader (Jr, Sinagua), Jessica Tonn (Jr, Xavier Prep) and Steve Magnuson (Jr, Ironwood Ridge) head to San Diego for Footlocker Nationals.

Arizona State Meet - Girls Preview Nov 7, 2008

 1A - 2A   Junior Andrea Klimowski from Northland Prep is the clear favorite in the Division 1A-2A State Meet this Saturday.  Some highlights from Klimowski's season include, 2nd at the Blue Ridge-Shane Morris Inviteand 6th at the Four Corners Invitational.  Klimowski also led her team to a 9th place finish at the Mt. Sac Invitational in California two weeks ago.  Klimowski may get some competition from teammate Corrie Bain(So.) who took 5th at the Blue Ridge-Shane Morris Invite.  Other contenders for the title could be FreshmanBrittany Little (Hopi) and Sophomore Caitlyn Mains (Northwest Christian).  Little finished 4th at the Hopi Invite,6th at the Jack Boehle Memorial, 7th at Ojo Rojo and 9th at the Blue Ridge-Shane Morris Invite.  Mains won the Tempe Prep Invitational and finished second at Phoenix Country Day School Invite.

Arizona Runners At Mt. Sac Cross Country Invitational Oct 28, 2008

History of Mt. Sac Cross Country Invitational  Celebrating it's 61st year, the Mt. Sac Cross Country Invitational has come a long way since it's start in 1948 with ten schools (only boys) participating on the 1.2 mile course.  In 1965 a new 3 mile more spectator friendly course was redesigned with added hills (Poop-Out) and some "switchbacks" but it wasn't until the 1970's when girls and women started running in the event. Each year the Mt. Sac Invitational has grown in size and in the number of races needed to accommodate all the runners.  The event this weekend is host to 570 teams and 20,000 athletes not including the 5,800 Junior College runners last weekend or the Middle and Junior High runners this weekend. 

Top Performances Of The Week - Sept 27 Oct 2, 2008

Boys:   Tim Freriks from Mingus Union high school not only won the Jim Danner Invitational in  Oregon he smashed the course record by 9 seconds.   Jorge Martinez  (pictured right #1), a sophomore from Alhambra, and Humberto Gonzales (picuture right #36) from Cesar Chavez battled to the finish, through most of the Doug Conley Invitational with Martinez winning in 15:38 over Gonzales (15:41.14)   Tuba City's Ryan Yazzie sprinted to a third place finish with a time of 15:41.28.   Alberto Tellez from Camelback won the very hilly Los Mesquites Invitational in 16:39.      

Tonn Wins Second Doug Conley Championship Sep 30, 2008

TEMPE, AZ - The prestigious Doug Conley Invitational is viewed by many to be the best competition in the state.  Unlike the State Meet, which has one winner per class, the Conley Invite has only one Individual male and female champion.  Named after Douglas Lee Conley, a well known coach at Tempe High School who coached several men's teams to US rankings including the 1973 boys US#2 team, the meet concentrates on the varsity team philosopy with the top 20 teams in the state, regardless of class, competing for the team title.    Jessica Tonn crossing the finish line at the Doug Conley Invitational at Kiwanis Park    

George Young Invitational Highlights Sep 23, 2008

  SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The heat and the high humidity did not hinder performances at the George Young Invitational as the steam appeared to rise from the grass at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Scottsdale.  The first event of the day was the boys varsity race as Sophomore, Jorge Martinez from Alhambra took the lead at the half mile mark and held it until the finish. Top 10 girls at the George Young Invitaional

Top Performers Of The Week! Sept. 13 Sep 21, 2008

The second week of the 2008 Cross Country Season had some great performances!  We did not get all of the results until late in the week so this weeks top performances are a little late but we did not want to leave it out! REAL MEN WEAR PINK! The Glendale High School Cross Country Team, enjoyed the day in pink T-Shirts, as they cheered on teammates and other runners! Just watching them would put a smile on anyones face!!!

Arizona's Finest: An Interview with Jessica Tonn Scott Bush Sep 16, 2008

A star since her freshman year, Jessica Tonn (Jr., Xavier Prep, AZ) heads into her junior year with high expectations. After qualifying for Foot Locker Nationals her first two seasons and finishing fifth in the NON two-mile in 2008, Tonn is ready for this cross country season to get underway. Tonn sat down with MileSplit and talked in depth about her goals this season, how she got into running, and much more.

Mesa Mt. View, Desert Vista and Xavier Win at Scottsdale Running Company Invite Sep 14, 2008

 The Scottsdale Running Company Cross Country Meet kicked off at 7 AM with boys and girls running together in the JV/Open Race at the Silverado Golf Course in Scottsdale.  The JV/Open race was followed by two co-ed varsity races.  The first varsity race, the Black Race, featured the #5 though #8 runners from each team while the #1 though #4 runners raced in the Gold Race.  The team scores were based on the times from the top six runners from each team.     (Mesa Mt. View pictured above)

West Top 12 Individual Rankings: Hasay, Schwartz Lead the West Scott Bush Aug 27, 2008

With only six of the twenty Foot Locker finalists from last year returning back in 2008, the West seems to be wide open for newcomers to make names for themselves. Leading the way on the girls side is '05 national champion and '07 third placer Jordan Hasay (CA) (pictured above by John Herzog), while Chris Schwartz (CA) is the lone male national returnee.

Nike Outdoor Nationals: Arizona Runners Jul 5, 2008

Jessica Tonn (pictured far right, photo by Don Rich Milesplit Penn) leads 2 mile race at Nike Outdoor Nationals. While most of Arizona’s top athletes were competing at the USA Track and Field Junior Nationals, two top distance runners, Sophomores Jessica Tonn (Xavier Prep) and Steve Magnuson (Ironwood Ridge) were trying to make their marks at the Nike Outdoor Nationals. Click on header for full article.

Nastia Bishton Wins at the Golden West Invitational Jun 8, 2008

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!

Highlights: Meet of Champions Jun 5, 2008

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.

Weekend Highlights - City and District Meets Apr 30, 2008

Weekend Highlights Chandler City Meet   Last week was the week of City and District meets though out the state and even though the top athletes were separated by districts there were still some very impressive times and great head to head match-ups. In the Chandler district meet Quiana Jackson (Chandler) won the 400m race in a blistering time of 56.53 which moved her into the number one spot in Arizona. Her teammate Larissa Matthews won the 100 hurdles in 14.20 and the 300 hurdles in 46.52.

Freshman Showcase Highlights Apr 24, 2008

Saturday the top Freshmen Track and Field Athletes met at Desert Vista to show what they could accomplish without their older teammates. It was their time to shine and shine they did. The well run meet had a running clock on the football stadium marquee. The clock stopped when the first place runner crossed the finish line and Ron Smith, the announcer, continued to read off the times for every other runner as they finished the race. The clock and the announcer kept the packed stadium involved in the meet as the crowd was asked to cheer on the runners as they tried to break freshman records.    

Tonn And Penney Race Into The Top Ten Apr 5, 2008

Saturday night at the Chandler Rotary Invitational, Xavier Prep teammates sophomore Jessica Tonn (above right), and junior Sarah Penney (above left), thrilled the stadium packed crowd with one of the best races of the night as the pair raced into the top ten times in the nation for the 800m. Tonn's time of 2:14.78 earned her the 8th place spot while Penney's time of 2:14.89 put her in 9th. The 800m race was not the only race the girls ran, Penney anchored the 4 x 800m to a first place finish of 9:47.99 and Tonn won the 1600m in a time of 5:02.