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Will the Louisville dominance continue or can Murray upset?
The Rams and the Cougars face off in a distance heavy matchup!
With almost every 2019 state champ gone, new faces will emerge
The girls posted nothing short of a decade of dominance!
How well did I do with my projections of the 2019 XC season?
A big week of action shakes up the state rankings.
Trinity/Valkyrie in the books while the O'Shea duo dazzles in Ohio
The seeded race have been set for the 2019 Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational!
Who brought the grit this week for the love of the team?
In the first large invitational of the year, many look for solid openers
Sophomore Girls Class Rankings
Workout Wednesday makes its long awaited return!
Day 2 of preseason team ranking coverage!
After a long transition from Track to Cross Country, it's finally here!
Nuguse talks race tactics and life at Notre Dame before his National Title!
After a week highlighted by performances at the Tates Creek All-Comers, GRC Heavy Metal Throwdown Invitational, and North Oldham Invitational we break down who the top individual athletes in the state are currently.
The first edition of Power Rankings is here after 2 strong weeks of competition. See who makes it in the top 10 and who has claimed their spot at #1!
Check out the overall long jump rankings as well as who leads in each of the three classifications and grade level.
Final girls XC team scores rankings in all 50 states and the team at the top of each state's leaderboard as of December 11th
Current JV girls XC team scores rankings in all 50 states and the team at the top of each state's leaderboard as of October 18th.
Current girls XC team scores rankings in all 50 states and the team at the top of each state's leaderboard as of September 26th.
The girls cross country season has begun and the youngsters are dominating the top performances.
Who are those athletes that will surprise us come November and make us think, "Why didn't I know they would beat me?"?
The class AAA 800m state champion is the leading returning harrier in the Class of 2021.
Who are the top returning teams in each state? We project the fastest returning teams as well as links to full statewide rankings in all 50 states using our XC team scores rankings feature.
The senior girls are ready to end their high school careers as their best season to date. Who has the lead before we even run one race in the 2018 XC season?
Currently in the state of Kentucky, we are witnessing what could be the deepest field of distance runners we have ever seen in the state. How good? See for yourself.
Who is in as of April 16th?
Relive the 2018 Eastern Relays
Coach Horan has talked with many of the top athletes from the 2018 Eastern Relays. Hear what they anticipate for this year's race and the season.
Shake ups all over the rankings. Check out the updated KYtrackXC Girls Power Rankings.
In a new feature, KYtrackXC will rank the top ten female and male athletes regardless of the their event classification. Check out who makes the inaugural girl's rankings!
Two seniors from rival schools come in 1-2 in the returning triple jumpers for 2018.
Alderton, Lacy, and Spaienza-Wright lead the pack in the returning 160m runners. Check out the entire list and class breakdown.
The 2017 Gatorade Kentucky Cross Country Athlete of the Year comes in with the top returning time in the 3200 meter run.
The usual names top this list, including the current US #9 indoor from Rockcastle County.
The Louisville Male senior and University of Kentucky commit has been named the Kentucky Gatorade Cross Country Athlete of the Year
The USA Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has named these coaches as the Kentucky Coaches of the Year!
Breaking down the greatest batch of team portraits in NXN history.
The ladies from duPont Manual talk about their experience at NXN Southeast and the upcoming NXN National Championship!
duPont Manual, St. Xavier, and Kaitlyn Lacy's interviews after great races at NXN Southeast!
We have a NXN Nationals qualifier out of Kentucky!!
KYtrackXC's take on what will unfold for the Class AAA Kentucky State Meet.
Check out the progression of every girl in the class of 2018!
Kentucky was well represented at the Great American Cross Country Festival. Check out all of the videos here!
Some really stout competition is heading to WakeMed tomorrow for Great American!
The battle for the top spot in class AAA will come down to traditional rivals. The team race is wide open though. Check out who places in the top returning class AAA girls here!
DuPont Manual (KY) senior Yared Nuguse scored the distance sweep at the Kentucky Track and Field Championships
Yared Nuguse came prepared to run a career best mile on Friday at the Kentucky Dream Mile.
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.
The first big indoor meet in Kentucky takes place this weekend at the University of Kentucky Nutter Field House. Check out who is going to be competing and how this early season meet can give a early look into the next five months of track and field action.
As we prepare for the upcoming outdoor season check out the top 500 returning girls in the 800 meters.
duPont Manual traveled down to Alabama for the Jesse Owens Classic.
Each week there will be a people's choice and a site choice, maybe even just a combo choice. Here are the winners for Week 1.
Top 5 Girls Teams based on times this season
KYtrackXC.com is pleased to present the 2015 Pre-Season Kentucky State Cross Country Team Rankings.
Meet Index Videos Class AAA Girls 800m (Emma Kuntz State Record)
Do genes make a difference when it comes to running ability? Looking at the Kentucky State Cross Country Meets from 1979 and 2014 will go along way to help answer that question.
Two of Kentucky's best will go head to head on the always fast Tom Sawyer Park tonight at the Jefferson County Public School Championship.
Interview with duPont Manual Frosh Alena Sapienza-Wright after winning the Midwest Meet of Champions in Ohio.
Two members of the Class of 2018 have been named to the HOKA Future Stars of September Teams on MileSplit.
Kentucky's action from the Mason Invitational in Ohio.
Below is the 3200m Run from the 2014 Track Season scored as a XC meet only using athletes returning this year.
Big time performances by 5 former KY runners
The Lady Crimsons lost big points in Zahara Gully and the Hale twins (Cassidy & Kristen), all now at the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky. The distance crew is still very strong and the long sprints are great as well. Check out the top returners event by event.
Five former Kentucky distance runners won races, set school records, or just ran freaking fast this past weekend. Check out clips from the school websites.
duPont Manual senior Mattie Gottbrath has committed to Washington University in St. Louis.
Recap of the Race action from Greater Louisville Classic yesterday
Debra Moore retired as Head XC Coach and Track Distance Coach at duPont Manual this month. A duPont Manual parent wrote the blog below as a tribute to her work over the years at Manual.
Taking all the performances from the Kentucky State Track Meet and place them all in one meet, this is what you get. Yes, I realize they did not run at the same time, competition, or in the same conditions but you get the idea of what it would look like.
Hale, Head, Wiseheart, and McIntyre all make college decisions.
duPont Manual senior Cassidy Hale has won the Girls Two Mile Invitational Run at the Mobile Challenge of Champions in Alabama
duPont Manual senior Cassidy Hale has committed to run at the University of Kentucky.
Day 2 Action at Indoor Nationals
Day One - Kentucky Action at Indoor Nationals
Kentucky has a full load flying up to New York for the New Balance Indoor Nationals this weekend.
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Movers and Shakers from this past week.
Preview of the Fast Cats Classic
In my opinion, the cross country season really isn’t in full swing until the ground crunches under your feet as you walk to your car on your way to the meet. For me, that day came today, as I left my house in Louisville to an outside temperature of about 38 degrees heading to the Hillbilly Run in Bardstown.
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.
Exceeding expectations is nothing new to Liz Anderson. For the junior cross country runner and her team, the expectations have never been higher. The season has only just begun, but the Commodores are already making headlines, thanks primarily to their remarkable success last fall.
26 Insights into Week 2 of the XC Season
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.
Nashville, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt women's cross country team opens the 2012 season ranked sixth nationally by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association, marking the first time in program history the team has been ranked in the preseason coaches' poll.
2 Video's on Class AAA Girls
Official Class AAA Girls Pre-Season Team XC Rankings
In June 2010, Washington University in Saint Louis runners Dave Spandorfer and Mike Burnstein came up with the idea for a socially conscious running apparel line that would help support people in need throughout the world. That summer when the duo returned to cross country practice at Wash U, one of their teammates David Hamm, a 2009 duPont Manual graduate heard them talking about their idea.
The University of Michigan Official Athletic Site, partner of CBS College Sports Networks, Inc. The most comprehensive coverage of Michigan Athletics on the web. (via www.mgoblue.com)
On October 1, 2008 KYtrackXC.com published an article looking at the All-Time Top 20 Team Rankings based strictly on best times. The updated list going into the 2012 XC season is below.
The latest edition of New Balance Outdoor Nationals is in the books with Kentucky seeing our biggest group ever compete with one of our biggest successes ever as well.
Power Team Rankings Based on a world with no school classifications.
Kentucky will be well represented at the Mobile Challenge of Champions on Saturday.
Class AAA Girls Preview
Preview of the Region 3 AAA action.
Mary Grace Pellegrini was a 2008 graduate of duPont Manual High School in Louisville. While in high school she was a three-time Kentucky State Track Champion and helped lead her team to the 2006 Kentucky State Cross Country Class AAA Team Championship. Her senior year she earned All-American honors with her Runner-Up finish in the 5000 Meter Run at Nike Indoor Nationals. She is now a senior at the University of Michigan, where she is a varsity member of the #18 ranked Lady Wolverines. She took the time to answer some questions from KYtrackXC.com about her year coming up and her summer working in Washington D.C.
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 – 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.
The Franklin County Invitational was the big meet of last weekend with several of the top ranked teams competing head to head. Below is a breakdown of who beat whom.
A look at the movers and shakers of Week 4. Also a look at the top teams in each class from the most recent rankings.
Take a journey back to the year 2005 with the first set of KYtrackXC.com Class AAA Rankings that year. 2006 will be in the next Flashback Rankings.
13 Observations from the past week of Kentucky Cross Country. (Check out the intensity in their faces, pic by Derrick Dixon)
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.
Do performances during track season matter when it comes to cross country season? Take a quick glance at the top returning teams scored like a cross country meet but using the times from the 2011 track season.
Here's this week's edition of the athletes of the week with the Eastern Relays taking center stage for the high school athletes.
Kayla Hill, senior at duPont Manual has agreed to compete for the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill next fall.
duPont Manual sophomore Cassidy Hale won the 1600m Run at the Richey High School Early Bird Meet in Cedarville, Ohio.
2010 All-KYtrackXC.com Girls Team
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.
On a hot and dry day in Kentucky, Chris Walden (Carmel, IN) and Emma Brink (Sacred Heart, KY) took the individual titles at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in some blazing times. Walden's 14:57 is an improvement upon his showing last weekend against Zach Wills in Ohio, while Brink is a repeat winner after a close win last year. Here's a look at the races from today. (Photo by Dan Andrews)
Another edition of the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational is upon and there is plenty of anticipation this time around. Carmel (IN) will make the trip south to see if they can steal the show at another big invite, while some of Kentucky's finest will look to make their name against some national-level talent. Full preview, forecast, and virtual meet breakdown are inside.
It was all Maddox Patterson on the girls' side today in the varsity race, but everything else was not quite what was expected coming in, making the outlook of the season just a little more intriguing as we see more of what the different classes have to show. Have a look at what was seen in the land of Goshen and what was learned after it was all said and done.
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)
KYtrackXC.com Pre-Season Team Rankings for the 2010 Season.
Athletes of the week for sprints, distance, and field events.
Athletes of the Week for May 12th.
Instead of the typical one male and female high school awardee each week, KYtrackXC.com is going to expand the awards to a Sprinter, Distance, and Field Event Athlete of the Week for each gender for the rest of the Outdoor Season.
Normally there would only be one athlete of the week but with so many great performances I thought I would pass along some recognition to three of the top performers for each gender from Saturday.
"We couldn't be happier with Liz, Kara and Megan coming into our distance program next fall," Coach Keith noted. "This will make up our fourth recruiting class since I have been at Vanderbilt and they will offer quality depth to a group of women who made some very nice strides last year. With good health and chemistry, I can see next year's team setting a new standard for Vanderbilt cross country."
Last year the Daviess County boys made the trip to Nike Cross Nationals Southeast in North Carolina and returned with a third place finish. This year the Class AAA Boys Champion St. Xavier will make a run at a top two finish which would earn them a trip to Nike Cross Nationals. The ladies of duPont Manual, fourth place finishers at the Class AAA State Meet, will try for first or second in the Girls Championship Race at 10:20 am.
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.
Full Preview of the Team and Individuals races for the Class AAA Girls State Meet which will start at 1:30 on Saturday morning at the Kentucky Horse Park.
There are only a few Saturdays of the entire cross-country season that have that combination of great weather, great competition, and a fast course. Today was one of those days at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park and we may have seen times today that forecast what could be ahead for those athletes that show well at the state meet and those that will race beyond the state championships.
KYtrackXC.com September 17th Team Power Rankings
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 Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic, one of the top meets in the Southeast was held last night in Memphis, TN. Several Kentucky athletes and teams fared really well at the meet showing the states improved quality and depth in cross country.
The Tiger Run is being held this weekend at the River Road Country Club in Louisville. It is the first big meet of the season and will feature each of KYTRACKXC.com's top-ranked teams in the state as they kick off a new campaign.
Previews of this seasons team action in Class AAA for the 2009 Kentucky Cross Country Season (Pictured: AAA Leaders at 08 KHSAA State Meet)
Three Kentucky High School Athletes have announced plans to run in college next year. (Pictured: duPont Manual's Brad Fieldhouse)
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.
The 2009 Kentucky Outdoor Track season opened up Saturday with three meets in action. KYtrackXC.com brings you a recap of the weekend high school action. Lenny Lyles Invitational Boys Results | Girls Results
Farris, a senior at duPont Manual has signed to run at Union College next year.
Daviess County senior Landon Taylor and duPont Manual senior Eric Jeter have signed to continue their running careers next year.
With a very exciting cross-country season now well behind us, it is time for us to turn our attention fully to the upcoming indoor and outdoor track seasons. We have had several meets already, but the first meet of note in Kentucky will be this weekend at the University of Kentucky’s Nutter Fieldhouse.
David Hamm, senior at duPont Manual High School has committed to Washington University in St. Louis.
Recap of the Lexington Catholic Invitational
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.)
Eleven teams ranked in the KYtrackXC.com Pre-Season Rankings are amongst the field competing on the boys’ side and eight for the girls. There will be Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshmen (boys only) races for the high school students and middle school boys and girls. (Lead Pack of the 07' Tiger Run Girls Race)
duPont Manual's Mary Grace Pellegrini has signed to compete in college with the University of Michigan. Pellegrini recently finished 2nd in the 5000 Meter Run at Nike Indoor Nationals to earn All-American status. (Mary Grace is pictured crossing the finish line to win the AAA State 1600 Meter Run title last season.)
David Hamm is a junior at duPont Manual in Louisville. He is currently ranked #5 in the KYtrackXC.com/KTCCCA Class AAA Individual Rankings. Hamm and his #3 Crimson teammates ran at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational in Illinois this past Saturday.
The 4th Annual Rumble Through the Jungle Cross Country Invitational, hosted by North Oldham High and Middle Schools, will be held on Saturday, September 8 at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, KY. Boys and girls races will be contested in the high, middle and elementary school divisions. With over 1,400 runners slated to compete, the "Rumble" features a wooded, trail oriented layout that is quickly becoming one of Kentucky's premier early season meets. Several top-ranked teams and individuals are slated to be in attendance.
Mary Grace Pellegrini is a senior at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky. She won two KHSAA State Titles in the 1600m Run & 3200m Run in June. Pellegrini helped lead the Lady Crimsons to the 2006 KHSAA Class AAA State Team Title last fall. She was the KTCCCA 2006 Kentucky Junior Girl Runner of the Year and was named to the Class AAA 1st All-State team. (Picture: Pellegrini crossing the line to win her 1600m State Title)
Interview with duPont Manual teammates Mary Grace Pellegrini and Jennifer Nwachukwu. Pellegrini won the 1600m and 3200m Class AAA titles. Nwachukwu was fourth in the 400m Dash.
On Tuesday of each week, KYtrackXC.com will release the Male and Female “Athlete of the Week” Awardees. This award is based on primarily performances from the past week. Keep in mind, this means that the awards will not necessarily be based on having the best overall performance in the state, but, for example, a big PR for the previous week would make an athlete a candidate. All athletes throughout the state are eligible. The first awardees are Jazzmin Jeter (Ballard) and Jon Erickson (duPont Manual)
Mary Grace Pellegrini leads #2 duPont Manual over #1 Assumption. Gordy Dooley from St. Henry win individually while #2 Trinity takes down #1 Woodford County.
Preview of the top teams and runners attending the Lexington Catholic Invitational this weekend at the Horse Park. (Photo by Jim Jarman)
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)
Cassie Martin a senior at duPont Manual High School has committed to run at Northern Kentucky University.