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.
Former WKU cross country and track student-athlete Brett Austin has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee announced Tuesday.
Trey Warren is a 2013 Greenwood graduate. He finished up his career with a 9th place finish in Class AAA at the Kentucky State Track Meet in the 800m Run.
Who is "Going for the Win" and in the "Team Hunt "?
Former Greenwood/UL Runner Michael Eaton is running in the IAAF World Half Marathon Championship Saturday in Bulgaria. He was named to the team after finishing 4th in the US Half Marathon Championship in Minnesota in June.
Former Greenwood Runner Austin Houchens and Harlan County Runner Kim Miller have been named KIAC Runners of the Week.
This is a nice name for invitational, sounds very intriguing.
The final meet of the weekend does not start until Saturday night. The annual Raider Twilight Run hosted by Warren East in Bowling Green has a combination of teams that are looking to make a name for themselves.
Former Greenwood & University of Louisville great finished 4th in the USA Half Marathon Championship in Duluth, Minnesota today. He ran a time of 1:03:16.00 just thirty seconds behind winner, Adbi Abdirahman.
Read his blog post about the race.
Michael Eaton is a 2006 graduate of Greenwood High School in Bowling Green. Michael was a mainstay of the coverage during the first couple years of KYtrackXC.com when he was a two-time Foot Locker National Qualifier. During his high school years he won five Kentucky State Championships including setting the Kentucky State Record with a 15:05. He also won Foot Locker South his senior year with a 14:46. His senior track season saw him earn a spot on the USA Junior World Cross Country Championship team that competed in Japan.
You can follow his blog at: http://runningwithmichael.wordpress.com/
University of Louisville 5th Year Senior Michael Eaton finished second overall at the Big East Championship on Saturday in Jamesville, New York. He led the Cardinals to a Team Runner-Up finish as well.
Recaps from the Madisonville Invitational, Raider Twilight Run, Ryle Invitational, Geico Classic, and Indiana Pre-State Meet.
Here's the first weekend recap of the year, chucked full of info from the different meets around the state as they affect the picture of the Class races in the state this year. (Photo by Lisa Johnson)
Ryan Eaton, 2010 KYtrackXC.com Outdoor and Indoor Distance Runner of the Year will be running not at the University of Kentucky as originally thought, but will be heading up Interstate 65 from Bowling Green to the University of Louisville.
KYtrackXC.com is pleased to present the 6th annual KYtrackXC.com Outdoor Awards with a surprising mix of past winners and new names. The 2010 Kentucky Outdoor Season finished with a bang with the Kentucky State Track History Books being rewritten nearly every week. Let’s see this boom in competition continue on for years to come. 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
The Sprint, Distance, and Field Event Athletes of the Week through April 19th.
In an effort to honor the top track and field performers from Kentucky, KYtrackXC.com has a weekly set of Athletes of the Week.
Athletes from across the country made it official today as they signed their letters of intent.
Keep checking back as we continue to add photos of athletes.
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Ryan Eaton, two time defending Class AAA State Cross Country Champion and 1600m State Champion in Track has committed to run next year for theUniversity of Kentucky
Full Preview of the Team and Individuals races for the Class AAA Boys State Meet which will start at 2:15 on Saturday morning at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Saturday I made my first visit to Franklin, Kentucky for the Wildcat Wilderness Invitational at Franklin-Simpson High School. This meet is the dream of Chris Young, former Allen County Scottville Class AA Kentucky State Cross Country Champion. In just its second year this has quickly become a top notch meet with a course that is your typical run around a field or park.
Greenwood senior Ryan Eaton heads south to Alabama to win the Southeast XC Showdown.
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.
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.
Previews of this seasons team action in Class AAA for the 2009 Kentucky Cross Country Season (Pictured: AAA Leaders at 08 KHSAA State Meet)
Ryan Eaton is a senior at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green. He is the defending Class AAA Kentucky State Cross Country Champion and is also the two-time defending Kentucky state champion in the Class AAA 1600m. He talks about his career and stepping out of the shadows of his brother, Michael, among other topics.
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.
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.
Weekly NXN Southeast Rankings released by the NSSF.
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.)
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).
Carmel (IN) dominates the boys and girls races at the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational. Ryan Eaton (Greenwood) wins the Varsity Boys race, Emma Brink and Kaitlin Snapp finish two,three in the Varsity Girls. (Photo by Don Goodwin)
Sophomore's Ryan Eaton (Greenwood) and James Maglasang (St. Mary) battled it out Saturday at Marshall County High School with Eaton crossing the line first. Greenwood wins the boys title, while the girls of Graves County won the team title in the other varsity race.