Monday, October 27, 2014

The Grinder

The boys ran their first post-State Grinder workout today. Talon Garrick (8:54) and Parker Barnes (8:57) both earned their Grinder t-shirts. Congratulations!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Utah State Championships

Yesterday was a very fun day for the Cavemen.
At 2:00 PM, the girls team lined up at the Sugarhouse Park starting line and 19 minutes later had won the girls 5A state championship with 46 points and the second fastest team time in Utah State Meet history.
 1.  American Fork HS   46
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

6. 139    Sammy Hollingsworth18:19.76.00:38.7Spread between the scoring runners00:34.4
7. 141    Cami Squires18:24.47.00:43.4
10. 135    Maddie Bench18:27.89.00:46.8
11. 138    Lexie Green18:36.510.00:55.5
16. 137    Katie Cornell18:54.114.01:13.1
17. 140    Nikki Smith18:56.4(15.)01:15.4
24. 136    Katie Bradshaw19:21.4(21.)01:40.4

1.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:32:42.5)46

Sammy, Cami, and Maddie all earned All-State honors.

At 3:30 PM, it was the boys turn. The Cavemen ended up with 4 All-State runners, our 5th Individual State Champion in the last 6 years, and a record time time by 36 seconds.
 1.  American Fork HS   33

PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

1. 132    Zac Jacklin15:05.51.NASpread between the scoring runners00:52.6
2. 130    Casey Clinger15:12.12.00:06.6
4. 133    McKay Johns15:25.24.00:19.7
9. 129    Jacob Chase15:44.19.00:38.6
17. 134    Joe Simmons15:58.117.00:52.6
21. 128    Daniel Bentley16:10.4(21.)01:04.9
32. 131    Connor Hoopes16:21.4(30.)01:15.9
This is the boys 6th straight State Championship.
Complete Results

Deseret News Article

Daily Herald Article - Boys

Daily Herald Article - Girls

Salt Lake Tribune Article

Milesplit Videos



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Utah State Championships and other news

The 2014 UHSAA State Cross Country Championships will be held Wednesday, October 22 at Sugarhouse Park and Highland High School.
Parking
Parking in Sugarhouse Park is limited, will be crowded and is discouraged. With races being run throughout the day, vehicle access to the park and leaving the park will be slow. Parking for both buses and spectators will be available in the Highland High School driving range located just south of the school and adjacent to the stadium where all races finish. Use of this lot is strongly encouraged. The lot is accessed from 17th East. Only meet administration will be allowed in the lot immediately west of the starting line.

Schedule
Races will be run consecutively in the following order. Times listed are approximate:
1A Girls...11:00 am 4A Girls...1:30 pm
2A Girls...11:30 am 5A Girls...2:00 pm 
1A Boys...12:00 noon 3A Boys...2:30 pm
2A Boys...12:30 pm 4A Boys...3:00 pm
3A Girls...1:00 pm 5A Boys...3:30 pm 

The AFHS team will be leaving the school at 12:15 PM. All athletes must ride up on the bus. After the meet, athletes may ride home with their parents if a coach has been notified.  After the meet, the team will have dinner at the Chuckarama on 4th South in SLC. The Varsity teams will be fed. JV athletes need to bring $15 to pay for their meal.

NXN News:
Nike Cross Nationals will be moving venues from Portland Meadows to Glendoveer GC in Portland.
Link to today's announcement.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Grinder

We did the Grinder today to get ready for the hills on the State course next week.
Three Cavemen earned their Grinder t-shirts today:
Ashton Jensen ran 8:28.
Ben Carson ran 8:38.
Madison Marrott ran 10:24.

Three girls earned their spikes for breaking 9:30.
Lexie Green ran 9:08 (New record)
Sammy Hollingsworth ran 9:17.
Cami Squires ran 9:18.

On the boys side, 4 boys ran under 8:00 with McKay Johns (7:22) and Casey Clinger (7:27) breaking the Grinder record. Zac Jacklin hit 7:46, while Nathan Tracy ran 7:52.
All-Time Grinder List

Friday, October 10, 2014

Region IV Championships

Today the Region IV Championships were held at American Fork High School. We appreciate all the coaches, faculty, administration, and parents who helped at the meet.
Girls JV: 3 team members won ribbons as the girls won JV Region with 43 points.
 1.  American Fork HS   43
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

1. 141    Kendra Heath20:46.61.NASpread between the scoring runners01:42.9
4. 148    Madison Marrott21:11.44.00:24.8
6. 152    Katy Phillippi21:31.76.00:45.1
8. 139    Anna Gunther21:39.28.00:52.6
24. 133    Dani Christlieb22:29.524.01:42.9
26. 137    Camille Garrett22:30.8(25.)01:44.2
29. 140    Hailey Heath22:35.3(28.)01:48.7
34. 160    Andie Weight22:53.0NS 02:06.4
39. 154    Emma Russell23:09.3NS 02:22.7
42. 136    Malorie Finch23:23.2NS 02:36.6
43. 146    Ashlynn Lee23:26.4NS 02:39.8
48. 144    Abbi Lamb23:32.1NS 02:45.5
58. 128    Jessica Anderson24:04.2NS 03:17.6
61. 131    Heather Bergeson24:18.1NS 03:31.5
66. 138    Kaylie Green24:33.7NS 03:47.1
70. 157    Melissa Smith24:40.9NS 03:54.3
84. 135    Abby Dean24:59.3NS 04:12.7
94. 143    Rachel Isaacson25:27.7NS 04:41.1
96. 150    Scout McMillan25:32.1NS 04:45.5
112. 156    Hannah Simmons26:39.0NS 05:52.4
113. 147    Candace Lundahl26:59.8NS 06:13.2
121. 149    Abigail McBride27:29.0NS 06:42.4
133. 142    Meg Ipson28:36.0NS 07:49.4
140. 130    Emma Bench32:12.0NS 11:25.4

1.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:47:38.4)43

Up next were the JV Boys, where AF took the top 5 spots and 7 of the top 9 places. They won JV Region with 15 points.
 1.  American Fork HS   17
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

1. 104    Daniel Bentley16:43.11.NASpread between the scoring runners00:50.4
2. 118    Nathan Tracy16:50.72.00:07.6
3. 111    Ashton Jensen17:10.33.00:27.2
4. 116    Parker Rasmussen17:21.74.00:38.6
5.
8.
112
110  
  Jason Manning        
  Tony Jeffs
17:33.5
17:54.3
5.
8.
00:50.4
01:11.2
9. 106    Ben Carson17:55.0(8.)01:11.9
25. 101    Jared Anderson18:25.4(24.)01:42.3
30. 115    Cole Phillippi18:30.7NS 01:47.6
51. 103    Parker Barnes18:54.3NS 02:11.2
53. 108    Talon Garrick18:55.2NS 02:12.1
63. 117    Ben Schellenberg19:14.9NS 02:31.8
64. 120    Samuel Williams19:15.3NS 02:32.2
70. 113    Collin Nielsen19:35.1NS 02:52.0
75. 107    Spencer Fong19:49.9NS 03:06.8
79. 105    Mark Carlisle19:53.7NS 03:10.6
109. 119    Parker Williams20:54.4NS 04:11.3
122. 114    Bryson Owen21:14.2NS 04:31.1
130. 102    Nathan Baird21:59.1NS 05:16.0

1.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:25:39.3)

The Girls Varsity team then qualified for State by winning with 24 points and 4 first team and 2 second team All-Region runners.
 1.  American Fork HS   24
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

2. 168    Cami Squires19:06.82.00:43.3Spread between the scoring runners00:25.6
3. 166    Sammy Hollingsworth19:13.13.00:49.6
5. 165    Lexie Green19:28.25.01:04.7
6. 164    Katie Cornell19:29.76.01:06.2
8. 162    Maddie Bench19:32.48.01:08.9
9. 167    Nikki Smith19:58.6(9.)01:35.1
16. 163    Katie Bradshaw20:22.9(16.)01:59.4

1.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:36:50.2)24

The Boys Varsity then highlighted the afternoon with a 15 point perfect score and a team time course record. Zac Jacklin set the boys course record by 7 seconds, beating Clayton Young's 15:36 from 2010.
 1.  American Fork HS   15
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

1. 125    Zac Jacklin15:29.01.NASpread between the scoring runners00:51.8
2. 122    Casey Clinger15:50.12.00:21.1
3. 126    McKay Johns15:56.83.00:27.8
4. 121    Jacob Chase16:15.94.00:46.9
5. 127    Joe Simmons16:20.85.00:51.8
14. 124    Connor Hoopes16:38.4(14.)01:09.4
18. 123    Hagen Harmer16:45.0(18.)01:16.0

1.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:19:52.6)15

Complete results on Runnercard


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Region 4 Championships

This Friday, we will be holding the Region 4 Championships at AFHS.
Schedule:
3:30 Girls JV
4:00 Boys JV
4:30 Girls Varsity
5:00 Boys Varsity
5:30 Awards

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Westlake Results

On Friday,  most of the team traveled to Westlake High School (the rest ran there) for the Westlake Invitational, It was extremely nice weather and our athletes earned many PR's on the fast, flat 3 mile course.
Girls JV won 3 individual awards and was top team score.
 1.  American Fork HS   20
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

1. 38    Kendra Heath19:53.61.NASpread between the scoring runners01:08.6
2. 49    Katy Phillippi19:56.52.00:02.9
3. 45    Madison Marrott20:10.73.00:17.1
7. 36    Anna Gunther20:42.36.00:48.7
9. 56    Andie Weight21:02.28.01:08.6
10. 34    Camille Garrett21:04.9(9.)01:11.3
11. 33    Malorie Finch21:08.0(10.)01:14.4
12. 30    Dani Christlieb21:09.8NS 01:16.2
13. 37    Hailey Heath21:15.9NS 01:22.3
18. 51    Emma Russell21:36.6NS 01:43.0
29. 41    Abbi Lamb22:04.8NS 02:11.2
39. 28    Heather Bergeson22:22.2NS 02:28.6
63. 53    Melissa Smith23:02.7NS 03:09.1
69. 43    Ashlynn Lee23:12.2NS 03:18.6
78. 26    Jessica Anderson23:24.5NS 03:30.9
81. 35    Kaylie Green23:30.1NS 03:36.5
92. 47    Scout McMillan23:42.3NS 03:48.7
105. 40    Rachel Isaacson24:04.8NS 04:11.2
114. 44    Candace Lundahl24:18.3NS 04:24.7
130. 46    Abigail McBride24:45.5NS 04:51.9
173. 52    Hannah Simmons25:48.2NS 05:54.6
214. 27    Emma Bench28:39.6NS 08:46.0
221. 39    Meg Ipson29:21.6NS 09:28.0

1.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:41:45.3)20

Boys JV had two individual medalists and the second best points score.
 2.  American Fork HS   60
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

4. 6    Ben Carson16:34.64.00:35.3Spread between the scoring runners00:50.0
5. 10    Tony Jeffs16:43.75.00:44.4
11. 1    Jared Anderson16:59.011.00:59.7
18. 13    Cole Phillippi17:19.018.01:19.7
22. 4    Parker Barnes17:24.622.01:25.3
55. 11    Collin Nielsen18:05.7(51.)02:06.4
64. 7    Spencer Fong18:20.4(55.)02:21.1
70. 17    Samuel Williams18:25.2NS 02:25.9
71. 5    Mark Carlisle18:28.6NS 02:29.3
80. 14    Ben Schellenberg18:37.5NS 02:38.2
110. 16    Parker Williams19:04.6NS 03:05.3
151. 3    Nathan Baird19:47.6NS 03:48.3
161. 12    Bryson Owen20:02.1NS 04:02.8

2.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:25:00.9)60

Girls Varsity had 6 medalists and won by 77 points.
 1.  American Fork HS   31
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

3. 64    Cami Squires17:50.33.00:24.3Spread between the scoring runners00:41.7
4. 62    Sammy Hollingsworth17:52.84.00:26.8
5. 58    Maddie Bench18:02.15.00:36.1
9. 61    Lexie Green18:27.49.01:01.4
10. 60    Katie Cornell18:32.010.01:06.0
22. 63    Nikki Smith19:08.3(22.)01:42.3
23. 59    Katie Bradshaw19:08.9(23.)01:42.9

1.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:30:44.6)31

Although we held out our top 5, the Varsity Boys team still won with 3 individual medalists.
 1.  American Fork HS   92
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

11. 20    Hagen Harmer15:33.111.00:36.2Spread between the scoring runners00:39.7
12. 21    Connor Hoopes15:33.312.00:36.4
14. 19    Daniel Bentley15:37.614.00:40.7
16. 25    Nathan Tracy15:42.616.00:45.7
39. 22    Ashton Jensen16:12.839.01:15.9
43. 24    Parker Rasmussen16:17.4(43.)01:20.5
48. 23    Jason Manning16:22.6(48.)01:25.7

1.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:18:39.4)92

At the  Notre Dame Invitational, alumnus Connor McMillan placed 27th overall (23:50 for 5 miles)
to help BYU to a second place finish on Friday.