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Class AAA Season Preview Zack Beavin Aug 18, 2016

Class AAA has some tight races for both team and individual titles. Zack Beavin breaks down the landscape as cross country season is only a couple weeks away.

KY-IN Border Clash: O’Bryan Shatters Meet Record, IN’s Armand Prevails Dan Chelstrom Aug 29, 2013

Owensboro, Ky. – Kentucky-Indiana Border Clash 2013 typified the beginning to most prep cross country seasons; both races were instigated by crushing tempos from the gun.  These blistering paces were matched with equally hot temperatures, as the heat index preceding the 6 pm CT girls race was a stout 99 degrees (88 degrees, 68% humidity).  By coupling first race excitement with exotic conditions, western Kentucky and southern Indiana athletes, coaches, and fans experienced or saw performances under humid and oxygen debt filled circumstances.

Lexington Catholic Large School Recap: St. X 22 Points Only Tyler Karnes Oct 20, 2012

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.

Movers and Shakers: Fall Break Edition Jonathan Grooms Oct 9, 2012

  This past weekend was strange, there were a ton of meets but nothing was really huge.  There were some quality match-ups but even that was hard to decipher as many schools were missing runners.  Fall break is part of it, minor injuries, and just simply being tired from all the racing over the last seven weeks.  Here are some of the things that stuck out to me from this past week.

Greater Louisville Classic High School Preview Jonathan Grooms Sep 28, 2012

The Greater Louisville Classic is held on the same course as the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational, but they are two totally different meets each year.  Trinity/Valkyrie brings an intense team battle that is more regionally based (KY, IN, OH) with most of the top Louisville schools in attendance, whereas Greater Louisville brings in more depth from throughout the state of Kentucky giving teams from the far west (Paducah area) a chance to compete against teams from the north and areas right outside of Louisville.

Top 5 Breakdown: Class AAA Style Jonathan Grooms Sep 22, 2012

Example   1 St. Xavier Won Palatine Invitational over many ranked Illinois Teams 2 Trinity Won Franklin County Invitational with 33 points - over AAA #3 Daviess and #4 Apollo..... led by Keegan Raidt in 3rd 21 second gap 1-5  

Owensboro Invitational Preview Jonathan Grooms Sep 7, 2012

The Owensboro area schools are back at Yellow Creek Park this time for the Owensboro Invitational. The meet is loaded up with the locals but it has a big addition in Class AA Powerhouse South Oldham.

Brooks Twilight Classic Preview: KY Edition Jonathan Grooms Aug 31, 2012

The Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic is annually one of the best and fastest races that Kentucky athletes attend out of state.  The usual cast of characters from Bowling Green, duPont Manual, Daviess County are going, along with new additions such as Apollo and Eastern.

2012 XC: Interview with Daviess County's Daniel Southard Jonathan Grooms Aug 16, 2012

Daniel Southard is a junior at Daviess County High School in Owensboro.  He was one of several lead runners for Daviess County last cross country season helping them to a fifth place team finish.  This past spring he established himself as an up and comer on the track by running a best of 9:38 for the 3200m Run as a sophomore.  He answers question about his upcoming cross country season and being part of the rich tradition at Daviess County. 

2012 XC: Daviess County's Whitney O'Bryan Jonathan Grooms Jul 30, 2012

Whitney O'Bryan is a junior at Daviess County High School in Owensboro.  She has placed third at the Class AAA Kentucky State Cross Country Meet the last three years.  She will look to get past the third spot and go after her first state title this fall.

2012 XC: Top 3 Returning A/AA/AAA Girls Teams by Time Jonathan Grooms Jun 29, 2012

Below are the top three teams from each class based on returning times from the 2011 Cross Country Season.  These are not official rankings as these do not take into account variety of course conditions, weather, and/or difficulty.  No new runners are taken into account.  These are just for fun. 

Greater Louisville Class High School Preview Jonathan Grooms Sep 30, 2011

  The Greater Louisville Classic will be held on Saturday at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville.  KYtrackXC.com will be live on-site for all the College and High School Action.  Check back for Live Updates.  This is a preview of the high school action for this Saturday.

KYtrackXC.com Power 10 Jonathan Grooms Sep 30, 2011

  KYtrackXC.com Power 10 – September 30, 2011 These are the top best teams and individuals in the state of Kentucky regardless of school classification. These are not your typical rankings in the sense because without classes the KY State Meet would have more depth so a team’s 5th place runner in Class AA who normally scores well enough with a 18:00 is suddenly too far back to matter in a one class system.  The need for top runner is similar, that is obvious it is just on an exaggerated scale.  

Movers and Shakers of Week 2 Jonathan Grooms Sep 6, 2011

I have been and ran in a lot of cross country meets in my life, but this past Saturday takes the cake as far as hot goes.  It was nearly unbearable at 9am when the Varsity Boys Race started in Madisonville on Saturday.  The same held true across the state as individual races were cancelled at Madisonville, Shelby County, and the Ryle Invitational’s.    Last week I meant to mention a couple performances -          Sye Head (Logan County) is the top KY runner at the KY-IN Border Clash -          Nicholas Waltman (Sayre) is going to make Jacob Thomson work a little harder than first expected in November Below are some observations from Week 2

Movers and Shakers of Week 1 Jonathan Grooms Aug 30, 2011

  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)

Class AAA Boys Team Preview Jonathan Grooms Aug 21, 2011

  The Class AAA Boys competition is always the most fierce individual and team battle in November and 2011 looks to be another year of the same.  Last year at the 2010 championship, fans saw the best head to head dual over the last 10 years with Daviess County’s Evan Ehrenheim and Trinity’s Jacob Wildenmann running side by side for three miles with Ehrenheim then pulling away to win.  Wildenmann’s second place finish helped lead Trinity to an upset victory which was their 18th state title in school history.  That win gave Trinity the record for the most state team titles in Kentucky history.   

Daviess County's Whitney O'Bryan: Ready to Be Back on the Course Jonathan Grooms Aug 9, 2011

Whitney O’Bryan is a sophomore at Daviess County High School in Owensboro.  She has placed third in the Kentucky State Cross Country Meet the last two years.  She returns as one of the favorites to win the Class AAA State title this fall.  She answers questions about this upcoming season and the injury that knocked her out of track last year  

Class AAA Boys Individual and Team Breakdown Jonathan Grooms Nov 9, 2010

As a new and different feature, we are looking to give you, our committed and informed subscribers, an in-depth analysis of the individual and team pictures in each class. We want to share some of our thinking with you, and get some feedback, so that you can get a better picture of the way the races are coming together at this point in the season. Hopefully, you will find the information interesting and even get a peek inside the working minds of Grooms and myself.

Fast Cats Classic Preview: Class AAA Showdown 1,3,4,5; Manual v. Daviess Girls Jonathan Grooms Oct 14, 2010

The 1st Annual Fast Cats Classic will be run on Saturday at Yellow Creek Park.  It is being co-hosted by Daviess County High School, Kentucky Wesleyan, and Brescia University, giving the fans some high school and college action.  Without the usual Lexington Catholic Invitational this meet as the potential to be the top Class AAA Boys Pre-State meet this year.  Four of the current top five squads in the KYtrackXC.com Class AAA Boys rankings will be on hand, including #1 St. Xavier, #3 Butler, #4 Apollo, and #5 Daviess County.  Also journeying down from Louisville will be Class AAA Girls #2 duPont Manual to battle with #3 Daviess County.

KYtrackXC.com Athletes of the Week: September 9th Jonathan Grooms Sep 9, 2009

  In an effort to honor the top cross country performers from Kentucky, KYtrackXC.com will have a weekly set of Athletes of the Week.  There will be Middle School, High School, and College awardees.  Former Kentucky High School Track and Field athletes currently running in college are eligible for the College award, even if he or she attends a school out-of-state.

Strong Teams Look for Strong Showings at Season Opener David St. Louis Aug 27, 2009

The Annual Daviess County 6k Relay is taking placing this weekend and there are several quality teams and individuals involved. Apollo will bring their group in and go up against Trinity and Daviess County on the boys' side, while Eastern makes the trip to face off against Daviess County on the girls' side.

KYtrackXC.com 5th Annual Outdoor Track Awards Jonathan Grooms May 30, 2009

KYtrackXC.com is pleased to present the 5th annual KYtrackXC.com Outdoor Awards with a surprising mix of past winners and new names. The 2009 Kentucky Outdoor Season was tremendous with a very high quality ending at the Kentucky State Track Meet. The overall individual talent and team depth in Kentucky has grown since the inception of the KYtrackXC.com Outdoor Awards. As with the past, there are three categories: Sprinter of the Year, Distance Runner of the Year, and Field Event Athlete of the Year. These are regardless of class. Past Award Winners 2009 Grade and Class Awards  

7 KY Schools to be Represented at the Mobile Challenge of Champions this Weekend Jonathan Grooms Apr 1, 2009

The Mobile Challenge of Champions is going to be run this Friday and Saturday in Alabama.  This event is typically one of the top meets in the Southeast this early in the season.  In fact three of Kentucky’s best performances ever have happened at this meet.  Owensboro speedster Casey Combest ran a 10.34 100m Dash in 1999, Jonathan Brown former Union County/Western Kentucky jumper leaped 24-03 in 1999 also, and Andy Fryman of Mason County/University of Kentucky threw 62-10 in the Shot Put in 2003.  All three of those performances are Mobile Meet Records.  This year looks to be no different with several Kentucky athletes making the trip south to compete.

KYtrackXC.com February 16th Athletes of the Week Jonathan Grooms Feb 16, 2009

In an effort to honor the top track and field performers from Kentucky, KYtrackXC.com will have a weekly set of Athletes of the Week.  There will be Middle School, High School, and College awardees.  Former Kentucky High School Track and Field athletes currently running in college are eligible for the College award, even if he or she attends a school out-of-state.

NXN Southeast Regional: Kentucky Preview Jonathan Grooms Nov 28, 2008

The Kentucky Class AAA State Champion Daviess County Panthers have spent most of the season ranked somewhere in the NXN Southeast Top 10 currently ranked 4th with St. Xavier and Trinity usually listed as teams to watch.  Well, tomorrow all three and Lexington Christian Academy are going to get a chance to prove themselves when they compete against 18 other schools/clubs in the NXN Southeast Regional.

KYtrackXC.com Presents: State Meet Memories Part V Jonathan Grooms Nov 19, 2008

KYtrackXC.com in preparation for the 2008 Kentucky State Cross Country Meet has caught with several former Kentucky State Cross Country Champions asking them to describe their memories of winning a state championship.  This is the fifth of five installments in the “State Meet Memories” series.

Is your Team in the 5000m All-Time Top 20? Jonathan Grooms Oct 1, 2008

List of the All-time Top 20 Boys and Girls Programs based on the five best times ran for each school in the KYtrackXC.com database.  The times were scored like a traditional cross country race.  These scores are as of September 17, 2008.  (Pictured: Greenwood/UL runner Michael Eaton, leading the #9 Greenwood Boys.)

Gatorland Preview Art Sciubba Sep 25, 2008

Thirty-six teams (over 1000 runners) have entered this year’s Gatorland Run at Phil Moore Park, hosted by Greenwood High School.  Two undefeated runners will square off in the Boys Varsity race:  Ryan Eaton (Greenwood) and James Maglasang (St. Mary).

Assumption #9 in NXN Southeast Rankings Jonathan Grooms Sep 5, 2008

Assumption starts the season ranked #9 in the NXN Southeast Regional Rankings being distrubuted by the NSSF.  Daviess County (Boys), St. Xavier (Boys), Sacred Heart (Girls), Paul Dunbar (Girls), and Meade County (Girls) are listed as bubble teams. 

Book Review: Trails, Trials, & Triumphs Jonathan Grooms Dec 23, 2006

The 2004 National Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year. Seven Kentucky State Championships. Numerous individual state champions. Together they sound like a recipe for success. This success describes the Daviess County Panthers Boys Cross Country program in Owensboro, Kentucky since 1977 and head coach Tony Rowe. After an accident reduced his movement last year, Coach Rowe found himself with some extra time. In this opportunity, he started writing the tale of his program, his successes (many) and failures (few) in this tribute to the Daviess County running tradition. That tale became Tony Rowe’s first book, entitled Trails, Trials, & Triumphs.

Franklin County Invitational Preview Frank Miklavcic Sep 29, 2006

Preview of the Franklin County Invitational being held Saturday at the Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Several of the top teams from the state will be running in this top-notch invitational. (Photo of Nathan Liversedge by Craig Boyce)