It's been an honor part of the Texas running community for the last ten months. It's been a privilege to cover the sport in this state. I'm excited in the direction Texas MileSplit is headed since I began in January, and now the great things Bryan is doing with the site. Thank you so much to all of the fans out there who continue to support us! We're always pushing for bigger and better coverage for Texas XC/Track&Field fans and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm thankful to work for a great company full of passionate individuals who are die hard fans revolutionizing high school cross country/track&field coverage. The time and effort athletes,coaches,and parents put into the sport is unmatched. Some athletes train to compete for 15-20 minutes, while others compete for 15-20 seconds. It's that level of dedication and commitment that results in so many unforgettable moments within our sport. From the elite athletes winning a state championship or qualify for nationals for the first time, down to the less noticed, but no less important, moments like an individual competing in their first varsity race. To the casual observer, XC/track&field may not appear as exciting as football or basketball. That lack of understanding and appreciation shouldn't result in the minimal coverage we see relative to other sports. I'm thankful to be part of MileSplit and driving our sport in that direction to help make it "main stream".
Lastly, being around these sports, there is a constant stream of moments that make you pause and just appreciate how cross country and track seem to bring out the best in humanity. Every season something happens that stands out to me for various reasons, moments I won't forget. On Thanksgiving this year, I'd like to share a few.
Click "Next" to look through the slideshow at four moments that stood out from the past year.