Assumption Moves Up to #8 in the Nation


KY AAA #1 Assumption moved up to #8 in the MileSplit US National Rankings this week.  The Varsity for Assumption opens up their season this Saturday at the Valkyrie Invitational in Louisville against MileSplit US #6 Carmel from Indiana. 

Assumption's JV team was second overall at the Rumble Through the Jungle in the Varsity Division led by frosh Meghan Carrico's 20:37.


RANKINGS, TEAMS, GIRLS (school, location; preseason ranking):

1.  Fayetteville-Manlius HS, Manlius, NY; 1st
2.  Grosse Pointe South HS, Grosse Pointe, MI; 2nd
3.  Tatnall HS, Wilmington, DE; 5th
4.  Academy of the Holy Names, Albany, NY; 3rd
5.  La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad, CA; 6th
6.  Carmel HS, Carmel, IN; 11th
7.  Xavier College Prep, Phoenix, AZ; 9th
8.  Assumption HS, Louisville, KY; 10th
9.  Saratoga Springs HS, Saratoga Springs, NY; 8th
10.  Monarch HS, Louisville, CO; 12th
11.  Unionville HS, Kennett Square, PA; 13th
12.  Fort Collins HS, Fort Collins, CO; 7th
13.  Vista del Lago HS, Folsum, CA; 15th
14.  Glacier Peak HS, Snohomish, WA; 17th
15.  Ogden HS, Ogden, UT; 18th
16.  Jesuit HS, Portland, OR; 19th
17.  Rumson-Fair Haven HS, Rumson, NJ; 20th 
18.  Davis HS, Kaysville, UT; 21st
19.  Simi Valley HS, Simi Valley, CA; 22nd
20.  Lake Braddock HS, Burke, VA; 23rd
21.  Southlake Carroll HS, Southlake, TX; 24th
22.  West Lafayette HS, West Lafayette, IN; nr
23.  Oakton HS, Vienna, VA; nr
24.  Pleasant Valley HS, Bettendorf, IA; nr
25.  Mountain Brook HS, Mountain Brook, AL; nr 


Honorable Mention (alphabetic order):

Arrowhead HS, Hartland, WI
Bishop Carroll HS, Wichita, KS
Bronxville HS, Bronxville, NY
Camas HS, Camas, WA
Carroll HS, Fort Wayne, IN
Central Bucks East, Doylestown, PA
Dowling Catholic HS, West Des Moines, IA
Estero HS, Estero, FL
Flower Mound HS, Flower Mound, TX
Glenbard West HS, Glen Ellyn, IL
Great Oak HS, Temecula, CA
Green Hope HS, Cary, NC
Lake Park HS, Roselle, IL
Los Alamos HS, Los Alamos, NM
Milton HS, Milton, GA
Morristown West HS, Morristown, TN
Naperville North HS, Naperville, IL
Neenah HS, Neenah, WI
New Trier HS,  Winnetka, IL
Palatine HS, Palatine, IL
Peach Tree Ridge HS, Suwanee, GA
Pine Creek HS, Colorado Springs, CO
Saugus HS, Saugus, CA
Sehome HS, Sehome, WA
St Vincent-St Mary HS, Akron, OH
The Woodlands HS, The Woodlands, TX
Walton HS, Atlanta, GA
Wazata HS, Plymouth, MN


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  • cbeckerson / 3 Years Ago
    Don't look a gift horse in the mouth (where DID that saying come from) and congrats but how do you move up when the Varsity squad hasn't run yet?
  • cbeckerson / 3 Years Ago
    I'm rooting for Assumption to beat Carmel this weekend, that would move them up near the top 5. Awesome!!!
  • BCrumbo / 3 Years Ago

    They moved from 10th to 8th. One of those spots seems to be the pre-season 4th-place team, who looks to have dropped completely out of the rankings. I'm guessing the other movements are from teams racing each other and moving things around.
  • professor / 3 Years Ago
    Don't look a gift horse in the mouth (where DID that saying come from) and congrats but how do you move up when the Varsity squad hasn't run yet?

    My thinking exactly! Maybe the only way anyone will ever beat Manlius is get ranked in the pre-season, and then never run a single race all year as you watch your team rise up through the rankings each week, haha.
  • CoachMark / 3 Years Ago

    The saying comes from the old days when horses were in common use. You can check the age and condition of a horse by looking in their mouth. If someone were to give you a horse (a very valuable thing in those days), you would not open the horses mouth to check the age or condition, you would just be thankful for the gift.

    Even today the first thing most vets will do is to look in the horse's mouth when they meet a new horse they have not worked on before.

    Lets just hope we don't see Barry looking in the mouth of the milesplit rankings guys!
  • kyrunner07 / 3 Years Ago
    Not to be that guy... but I think the saying "don't look a gift horse in the mouth" came from the Trojan War.