Video interviews from the 2014 Marcus I Invitational on August 30th at North Lakes Park in Denton, Texas featuring many of the race champions and top finishers on the day.
At The Woodlands Friday Night Lights, Julia Heymach of Houston Lamar won the girls race by 21 seconds with a 11:09 two mile performance under the lights. Meanwhile, Pedro Nasta of The John Cooper School ran a dominant race to clock a 12:19 performance on the 2.5 mile course in a 21 second margin of victory as well.
MileSplit will be on-site Saturday at the Marcus I Invitational with race videos, interviews, and photo galleries from North Lakes Park in Denton. A look at other meets on the schedule for this weekend in Texas.
Virtual meet boys preview for the Marcus I Invitational on Saturday at North Lakes Park in Denton. MileSplit will be on-site with race videos, interviews, and photo galleries.
Virtual meet girls preview for the Marcus I Invitational on Saturday at North Lakes Park in Denton. MileSplit will be on-site with race videos, interviews, and photo galleries.
Virtual meet girls preview for The Woodlands Friday Night Lights at Bear Branch Fields based on season best 3200 meter cross country performances from last year in the MileSplit database. MileSplit will be on-site with photo coverage from Marisa Heymach and Jarrah Boreman.
Virtual meet boys preview for The Woodlands Friday Night Lights at Bear Branch Fields based on season best 5K cross country performances from last year in the MileSplit database. MileSplit will be on-site with photo coverage from Marisa Heymach and Jarrah Boreman.
MileSplit will be on-site with coverage of its first meet of many for the high school cross country season in Texas on Saturday morning with the Marcus I Invitational in Denton at the North Lakes Park. We will be providing race videos, interviews, photo galleries, and meet day updates throughout the meet. Check back later on Thursday and Friday for virtual meet preview and written preview of the top teams and individuals to look out in the event with over 2,000 entrants already.
Check out our pre-season list of the top 10 sophomore XC girls returning in the nation from the class of 2017 for this coming fall as part of the Hoka One One Future Stars series.
Watch Kingwood High School (TX) rising senior Myles Marshall win the finals of the boys 800 meter run at the 2014 World Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China with a "David Rudisha-esque" race as referred to by the race commentator. Marshall set an aggressive pace from the start to lead the field for the first 400 meters, before having to battle back to regain it in the last 200 meters to 1:49.14 victory and Youth Olympic Gold.
The first program of its kind to identify, recognize and award the future stars and faces of the sport, Hoka One One and MileSplit will showcase the best underclassmen runners of high school cross country this fall.
A list of the top 50 fastest girls cross country times in the state of Texas as of August 25th.
A list of the top 50 fastest boys 5K cross country times in the state of Texas as of August 25th.
Here is a summary of the results of the week.
These two teams took the defending champions right to the edge of defeat in 2013, but one has enough returning talent to do it again, and again.
Only one team in Texas can graduate three strong runners and end up getting better, and this year's edition could be a monster.
One of these teams had the best 5-girl results from track season, plus very low turnover due to graduation, a formula for success.
With only 33 seconds separating their returning 1-5 runners, The Woodlands has the closest pack in the countdown.
An extremely strong track season has propelled a former champion into the conversation for this fall's 6A title race.
Can a team that didn't make the 5A state meet last fall be a contender in 6A? With a budding star and a tight pack, yes.
If this these girls continue the improvement arc they charted in the spring, they could be posing on an awards stage in November.
Connor Meaux may have made the transition to full-fledged stardom in the spring, and he leads a very experienced squad.
Cypress Woods has plenty of talent back, but there isn't much data to evaluate the team's progress since last fall.
After the 2013 fall season ended at the region meet instead of at states, Eastwood may be driven to advance this fall.
Antigone Archer is the only top 5 runner returning for the 3-time champions, but it still won't be easy to slay the Dragons.
- Marcus I Invitational 2014
- Seven Lakes Showcase 2014 Results
- Article Comment: Marcus I Invitational Girls Virtual Meet Preview
- Jr. High meet 10/6 -10/11
- Looking for an XC meet on Friday Sept 12th...
- Congrats: Myles Marshall named USATF Athlete of the Week!
- Congrats: Myles Marshall names USATF Athlete of the Week!
- Pro track & field on TV
- Article Comment: Preseason XC Countdown: Girls #2
- Article Comment: Preseason XC Countdown: Boys #6
- Ashley Jansen to Adams State University
- Samantha Homan to New Mexico State University
- Zahir Nobles to University of Iowa
- Chandler Heikkila to Texas A&M University
- Erica Brown to Texas Tech University
- Natalie Polei to University of Colorado Colorado Springs
- Christian Culpepper to Metropolitan State University of Denver
- Jacob Walters to Point University
- Deja Young to Wichita State University
- Kate Rosentahl to Milligan College