Xavier and Hall Coaches Chris Stonier and Jeff Billings brought together some of CT's finest distance runners for an early season meet under the lights.
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Fairfield Prep senior Drew Thompson earned All-American honors on Saturday in San Diego, California at the Foot Locker Nationals with his 8th place effort of 15:43. Thompson improved a remarkable 28 places from last year's Foot Locker Nationals appearance.
Maine's Luke Laverdiere will aim to become the 7th boy from the Pine Tree state to win a New England title. It has been 19 years since Maine''s last champion Louie Luchini won the New England crown.
Taking the top 7 all-time 5K cross country performers in the MileSplit.com database for each team in the state, we attempt to rank the top boys XC all-time in Connecticut history.
Performance list of the Trinity Invite Elite Invite have been released
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With mostly sunny skies and 70-degree weather year round, San Diego is considered one of the best places in the U.S. to kick back and relax. But while the forecast looks promising this Saturday for another stellar day at “America’s Finest City,” a little R & R will be the furthest thing on the minds of some of the best high school runners in the country as they invade the city’s Balboa Park for the annual Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships. It will be all business for the 40 boys and 40 girls that have qualified for the national competition, a field that features four gifted harriers from New England.
Fairfield Prep cross country coach Bob Ford Jr. could get used to this. For the second year in a row and the fourth in his career, Ford will be heading to San Diego in two weeks for the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships on Dec. 9. This year he will be going with junior Christian Alvarado, who finished eighth in the seeded division with a time of 15:49.1 at Saturday's Foot Locker Northeast Regional race at New York's Van Cortlandt Park.
Mileplsit.Ct got the chance to do a Q & A with one of the Country's best track athletes. Connecticut State Champ, New England #1, 9:08 two miler, 4:19 miler, are all terms associated with Connecticut's super star distance runner, Connor Rog. Rog, a senior at Fairfield Prep, has quite the list of accolades. He has been the Connecticut Gatorade Cross Country runner of the year, not once but twice. He has competed at Nationals at least once for each season.
The New Balance Indoor National Championships start Friday morning at the Armory in New York. MileSplit New England will follow the accomplishments of all the athletes from the region and post updates as they become available.
Precious Holmes of Hillhouse blasted a 53.53 to win the Brooks PR Invitational. She now leads the nation in that event and solidified her spot as the top sprinter in New England this season. Also competing in Seattle was Hillhouse teammate Kellie Davis who finished third in the 800m with a US#6 time of 2:12.47.
Four athletes from the state of Connecticut will be traveling to Seattle, Washington to compete in the ultra fast Brooks PR Invitational. Precious Holmes (Hillhouse, CT), who is scheduled to compete in the 400m, just set a US#1 mark in the 600m (1:31.23) and a US#2 mark in the 300m (38.56) at the CT State Open Championships. Sydney Over (Windsor, CT) will join her in that event, and ran a tune-up 400m race of 57.39 to win the USATF New England Indoor Track Championships last weekend.
CHICAGO (January 23, 2012) — In its 27th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPNHS, today announced Connor Rog of Fairfield College Preparatory School as its 2011-12 Gatorade Connecticut Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Rog is the first Gatorade Connecticut Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from Fairfield College Preparatory School.
Connor Rog of Fairfield Prep was recognized as one of the best distance runners on the East Coast today when it was announced today that he has qualified for the Millrose Mile. The prestigious event will take place on February 11th at the Armory in New York and MileSplit will have full coverage of all the action.
The Dartmouth Relays is traditionally the first major invitational with regional implications. Teams from all six New England states are slated to participate, in addition to teams from New York and Canada. MileSplit will follow all the action from the two day event, updating this page with the most recent performances.
Runner of the Year Connor Rog (Fairfield Prep) won the State Open (15:22), Class LL (15:51) and SCC (15:59) championships ... Helped the Jesuits win the State Open, Class LL and SCC Quinnipiac division titles and finish third at the SCC championships ... Was runner-up at the New England championship (15:27) and 18th at the national championship in San Diego (15:35) ... All-Northeast, All-New England, All-State, All-SCC ... Will run at North Carolina. (via Connecticut Post)
One of Connecticuts' top distance runners Connor Rog talks about his high school career, preparation for Foot Locker Nationals this weekend, and his plans to run collegiately at the University of North Carolina.
Elle Purrier of Richford, VT led from the gun, and never looked back as she broke the course record on the Ponaganset covered bridge trial 5k course. Purrier covered the layout in 18:01. The time was 13 seconds better than the course record held by former RI state champion Jeanne Mack of LaSalle. On the boys side, Mike Marsella of Chariho used his home course advantage to hold off a strong effort from Conor Rog of Fairfield Prep, CT to claim the title with a 15:26 clocking with Rog just one second back. US #22 Champlain Valley, VT repeated as champions by tallying 112 points to defeat runner-up LaSalle Academy by 43. On the Boys side US #39 Bishop Hendricken claimed the NE title once again with 4 in the top 50. Hendricken tallied 116, 56 points in front of runner-up Fairfield Prep, CT.
New England has weathered a freak early season storm, but its disruptive nature has created lasting implications for the New England Championships. Power outages and muddy conditions across the region wreaked havoc on the post season in many of the participating states. As a result, getting a true sense of the race depth is difficult because of the modifications made to many of the traditional qualifying courses, and the postponement of the Connecticut State Open Championships to November 8th. But it’s the unknown that makes this sport so exciting.