The 2014 Kentucky State Cross Country Meet was as good of a collection of 6 races that I have ever seen in my 20 years of attending state meets. There was excitement and mystery coming into the races, some of that played out as expected and then as always the surprises do happen. Before the KY State Meet, I posed the Top 12 Questions Going into the KY State XC Meet and now we get to see what really happened on these questions. Check out the next 12 slides a recap of the KY State Meet and how those questions played out.
Articles with Brady Baker
Check out the video from the race
Class A, AA, & AAA Mid-Season Recaps
Kentucky's Top finishers and teams at Great American in North Carolina.
It’s that time of the year again, Ladies and Gentlemen. The calendar has turned and August is upon us, which means XC season is just around the corner. As part of our Pre-Season coverage kickoff, we are bringing to you 5 stories to watch out for in the upcoming season.
The weather for the race was perfect: sunny, with temperatures in the mid 60’s. Nothing could be better with the day… except the course itself. The trail through Devou Park awaiting the girls was filled with formidable hills that had more than a few girls nervous.
Unlike the other two classes this year, AAA brings back its individual champion in Chase Geary of Muhlenberg County. There is no question he is still a threat to repeat, but he faces possibility the most depth of top talent in AAA in many years. Let's take a look at who is out there in Class AAA.
Cooper High School is a team that is on the brink of potentially breaking into the big three this season in Class AAA this season. St. Xavier, Trinity, and Daviess County all have history but Cooper has youth on its side (school opened in 2008.)
It’s always a good insight on both sides to be able to see how the races play out and teams stack up in the pecking order when the small schools are separated from the large schools at the Lexington Catholic Invitational. It’s as close as we will get to a preview of the state meet and it makes for great races all day long.
If you are willing to put in the work, you will not be surprised by your success. The Cooper Jaguars put in the offseason work and it led to a fast start to the 2012 boys cross country season. (via CommunityPress.com)
As I was walking out of my dorm at 7:50 to head north to the Grant County Invitational, I was not anticipating a particularly pleasant day out on the course for myself, or any of the athletes, coaches, or spectators, for that matter. The rain was coming down at a steady pace and by the looks of the puddles forming on the road, had been raining for several hours.
Fitting in with the same pattern of the EG Plummer Invitational the Grant County Invitational looks like it is following in the footsteps of the Ryle Invitational. The question is how will the ACT affect the attendance of some of the top runners.
26 Insights into Week 2 of the XC Season
The Ryle Invitational probably has the most depth out of all the meets being held in Kentucky this weekend. Pretty much all of the best teams and runners in northern Kentucky will be there. Last year, the meet was cancelled due to excessive heat before the Varsity races began and this year rain could be a problem. Hopefully it goes off because it should be a good one.
Preview of Region 5 AAA.
The first full week of cross country is in the bag for the state of Kentucky and it was a pretty solid start. Below are 16 observations from the week: (photo's by louisvillecatholicsports.com)
30 Best Performances from the KTCCCA Middle School State Championship
List of the 2010 Academic All-State for Cross Country.
Numerous Kentucky athletes participated in the Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships held Saturday, November 20th at Masterson Station Park. Competing against many of the best teams and individuals in the United States, Kentucky kids fared quite well on a beautiful Saturday. As has been the case the past few years, the Brocaw Blazers, a large club that brought more than 170 runners from several states, dominated several races in the meet. (Bell County's Kelly Brown)
2010 Kentucky State Meet times divided by Grade
Not only was Masterson State Park home to many high school races but was also home to nine middle and elementary races with the highlight of these being six state championships. The younger kids started running later in the afternoon and were divided into many divisions, the first three divisions were middle schools, the second and third were 4th&under and then 6th&under. All of these three divisions were respectively divided three more times into boys, girls, and an open division.
A full breakdown of the Middle School action this weekend by David St. Louis.
The people have spoken with their votes for the first time ever for these awards. On Monday night, choices for each gender of the Varsity Athletes of the Week were placed on the KYtrackXC.com Discussion Board. The votes are in and the results are below:
Plenty of action at the River Road Country Club yesterday for the St. Xavier Tiger Run. With many teams competing for the first time this season, there was plenty to learn and uncover inside the results. A full analysis lies inside. (Photo by Dan Andrews)