Friday, March 21, 2014

Westlake High School has a new coach

Congratulations to Mike Felix (AFHS '05) who was recently named as the new head coach of the Westlake HS cross country team. Mike will also be coaching track and teaching history. He was a two-time all-state runner and a team captain at AFHS.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors


 This email is a reminder, and a clarification, regarding the UIAAA scholarship program.  The UIAAA is asking that you forward this information to all interested at your school.  This would include all councilors, coaches and especially, senior athletes.  There is no limit per school pertaining to the number of athletes that may apply.  
     The minimum requirements that must be attained in order to apply for the scholarship are found below.  Notice the different set of criteria, one for the NIAAA and another for the UIAAA.  The UIAAA will select 5 students to receive $1,000 scholarships.  The top ranked male and female will be forwarded to the NIAAA for consideration.  The links are - 
Minimum Requirements for the NIAAA Scholarship
·         Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b) ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Verbal and Math only)
·         Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport
·         Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports
·         Applicant must complete attached scholar application
·         Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director
·         School athletic administrator/director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association
·         The principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate
·         All materials must be postmarked to UIAAA/NIAAA scholarship program  199 East 7200 South, Midvale, Utah 84047.  (no later than January 31, 2014.)
       
 Minimum Requirements for the UIAAA Scholarship
·         Applicant must have achieved the following: (a) minimum of B average (c) ACT score of 20 or an SAT score of 900 (Verbal and Math only)
·         Applicant must have participated in two sports each year for at least 3 years.
·         Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports
·         Applicant must complete attached scholar application
·         Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director
·         The principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate
·         All materials must be postmarked to UIAAA/NIAAA scholarship program  199 East 7200 South, Midvale,              Utah 84047.  (no later than January 31, 2014.)
                                                                                                   
Please note that the UIAAA uses the NIAAA scholarship form to identify all scholarship winners.  The deadline in Utah is January 31, 2014.  This is the hard and fast deadline for UTAH!
Close to 50 seniors applied last year and the UIAAA is looking to increase that number.  
  Applications will only be accepted by mail, postmarked no later than January 31, 2014 to:   
UIAAA/NIAAA scholarship program               199 East 7200 South, Midvale, Utah 84047                                                                                                                                               
Thank you in advance for assisting/providing your seniors with information.  

Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association
199 East 7200 South
Midvale, Utah 84047
Phone (801) 560-0854

Monday, December 9, 2013

Nike Cross Nationals


Last Saturday, our boys ran well at the 10th Annual Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon.
The team ended up 7th with 230 points. They are the only team in the Nation to finish in the top 8 at NXN for the last 5 years.

Connor McMillan led the team with a 7th place finish in 15:13, garnering 1st Team All-America honors. He was only 13 seconds behind the winner and 10 seconds off the course record. He was the highest placing Utahn in NXN history.
Zac Jacklin finished 48th in 15:43.
Casey Clinger finished 77th in 16:04, the Freshman course record.
Tyler Bell placed 111th in 16:19.
Jacob chase placed 137th in 16:31.
Spencer Herzog placed 155th in 16:44.
Caleb Thompson finished 170th in 16:54.

The team placings at the Checkpoints:
Split 1 (~750-800m): 12th:American Fork UT 2:20.03 (~292 points)
Split 2 (~1800-1850m): 13th:American Fork UT 5:51.93 (~319)
Split 3 (~2900-3000m): 9th:American Fork UT 9:26.87 (~271)
Split 4 (~4000m): 7th:American Fork UT 12:56.70 (~255)
Split 5 (5026m) -- 7th:American Fork UT 16:05.10 (230)

The boys had the opportunity to eat dinner on Thursday with 3 time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein, and on Saturday with Olympian (and SUU alumnus) Cam Levins.

Footlocker West Regionals

We had some great races in Waknut, California last Saturday at the Footlocker West Regional Championships.
Boys Results:
4.McKay Johns, All-West Fr/So, 16:30
13.Hagen Harmer, All-West Fr/So, 17:03
16.Connor Hoopes, Junior, 16:56
23.Joe Simmons, All-West Fr/So, 17:25
24.Daniel Bentley, Junior, 17:10
26.Jason Manning,  Frosh/Soph, 17:17
30.Adam Juchau,  Frosh/Soph, 17:21
60.Tony Jeffs, All-West Fr/So, 18:02
66.Jonah Hickman,  Frosh/Soph, 18:01
74.Jared Anderson,  Frosh/Soph, 18:10
89.Parker Rasmussen, Junior, 18:47
90.Nathan Springer, All-West Fr/So, 18:50
138.Ben Schellenberg, All-West Fr/So, 20:07
140. Jace Jensen, Seeded Race, 17:52
166.Parker Williams, Junior, 21:38
176.Nate Baird,  Frosh/Soph, 19:48
216.Collin Nielsen,  Frosh/Soph 20:35

Girls Results:
1.Sammy Hollingsworth, All-West Fr/So , 19:26
2.Makayla Stepp, Senior, 19:31
3.Lexie Green, Junior, 19:20
4.Maddie Bench, Junior, 19:27
5.Nikki Smith, Junior, 19:37
11.Sophie Baird, All-West Fr/So, 19:56
13.Katie Bradshaw, All-West Fr/So, 20:02
19.Kaylie Green, Frosh/Soph, 20:17
21.Anna Gunther, All-West Fr/So, 20:15
25. Danielle Christlieb, 7th/8th Grade, 12:09
28.Hannah McKendrick, All-West Fr/So, 20:27
29.Katie Cornell, All-West Fr/So, 20:27
31.Amber Bardin, Senior, 21:19
33.Sophie Stewart, All-West Fr/So, 20:31
37.Payton Pryor, All-West Fr/So, 20:38
41.Madison Marrott, Frosh/Soph, 21:17
44.Bonnie Schellenberg, All-West Fr/So, 20:52
52.Kendra Heath, Frosh/Soph, 21:41
52.Hailey Heath, Junior, 22:43
53.Camille Garrett, Frosh/Soph, 21:42
58.Andie Weight, Junior, 23:03
60.Shelby Graves, All-West Fr/So, 21:37
73.Malorie Finch, Junior, 23:43
77.Racheal Brantley, Frosh/Soph, 22:23
90.Megan Staten, Junior, 24:41
91.Abbi Lamb, Frosh/Soph, 22:35
92.Tayler Aaron, Junior, 24:46
100.Heather Bergeson, Junior, 25:08
105.Sabrina Thomas, Junior, 25:23
106.Courtney Cox, Frosh/Soph, 22:59
118.Candace Lundahl, Junior, 26:38
137.Ashlie Rymer, Senior, 30:17
147.Autumn Kelsch, Frosh/Soph, 24:33

Saturday, November 30, 2013

NXN and Footlockerwest

This Thursday, the boys varsity will be leaving for Nike Cross Nationals. Their race will be webcast on Saturday at 12:35 PM MST.

The rest of the team will be leaving the same morning for the Footlockerwest Regionals in Walnut, California

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Final Grinder

Daniel Bentley earned his spikes for running 7:58 up the Grinder today. He is the 19th Caveman, and the 7th this year to break the magic 8:00 barrier. Parker Rasmussen earned a t-shirt for breaking 9:00 with a time of 8:59.
All-Time List

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

NXN-Southwest


Both the boys and girls teams will be travelling to Mesa, Arizona this weekend for the Nike Southwest Regional Cross-Country Championships.
NXN-SW Website
Milesplit Preview

Running Times National Rankings  Boys  Girls

DyeStat National Rankings

The Girls placed 5th in the Championship Race. That was their best showing, ever!
2009-7th, 2012-9th

5th Place -  American Fork XC Club 230 1:36:53.780
60. (34) Maddie BENCH 19:13.66
72.(42) Makayla STEPP 19:19.28
77.(47) Sammy HOLLINGSWORTH 19:21.09
78.(48) Diane LEACH 19:23.00
100.(59) Nikki SMITH 19:36.75
108.(63) Lexie GREEN 19:42.31
133.(82) Sophie BAIRD 20:01.50 
We also had 4 girls run in the Open Races: (Place is in the 3 race merge)
 28 Mckendrick, Hannah FR American Fork Xc Club 19:42.24 
71 Stewart, Sophie FR American Fork Xc Club 20:09.09
72 Cornell, Katie SO American Fork Xc Club 20:09.13  
111 Bardin, Amber SR American Fork Xc Club 20:31.46 
The Boys won the Southwest Championships for the 5th straight year.


1st - American Fork XC Club 111 1:20:13.850
  3.(1) Zachry JACKLIN 15:31.76
16.(10) Connor MCMILLAN 15:55.04
25.(15) Casey CLINGER 16:01.21 TOP Freshman!
53.(35) Spencer HERZOG 16:19.05
69.(50) Tyler BELL 16:26.79
73.(53) Jacob CHASE 16:28.17
103.(76) Caleb THOMPSON 16:38.80
We also had one boy run in the Open Races (Place is in the 4 race merge)
25. Bentley, Daniel JR American Fork Xc Club 16:38.56

Read more: NXN Southwest Regional - News - 2013 Results - NXN Southwest Regional http://www.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=302&do=news&news_id=196258#ixzz2liUpXqRe