Thursday, December 16, 2010

NXN Story by Phil Latter

Here's a cool story on ESPN-Rise by Phil Latter:
NXN Story

Monday, December 6, 2010

Footlockerwest Regionals

The girls team and boys j.v. raced at Footlocker West Regionals held at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California last Saturday.
We had some great races there:
4th-Jamie Lee, Girls Junior 20:17
5th-Connor McMillan, Boys Frosh 
10th-Lakyn Lux, Girls Senior 20:35
12th-Brayden McLelland, F/S All-Region 17:05
19th-Tyson Green, F/S All-Region 17:21
22nd-Diane Leach , Girls Frosh/Soph 21:06
35th-Kaden Springer, Boys Frosh
50th-Dallas Griswold, Boys Junior 17:56
54th-Taylir Garrison, Girls Junior 22:23
59th-Spencer Herzog, Boys Frosh
66th-Ashlyn Hatch, Girls Junior 22:55
78th-Kylie Buckwalter, Girls Senior 23:06
88th-Robert McMillan, Boys Junior 18:36
89th-Jake Healey, Boys Senior 18:28
93rd-Megan Bardin, Girls Frosh/Soph 24:00
96th-Jasmyn Hildebrandt, Girls Seeded 20:43
105th-TJ Bishop Boys Junior 18:46
114th-Paige Leyba, Girls Junior 24:44
118th-Emilio Martinez, Boys Senior 18:52
133rd-Michael Richards, Boys Senior 19:11
133rd-Krissy Eakins, Girls Junior 25:31
142nd-Jen Squire, Girls Junior 26:00
165th-Kiersten Shelley, Girls Junior 27:58
166th-Shannon Rowley, Girls Junior 28:01
180-Melissa Hirsch, Girls Junior 31:34
 251-Philip Sorensen, Boys Junior 21:24
271-Tyler Ward, Boys Junior 22:07
305-Zach Wigington, Boys Junior 24:22

Sunday, December 5, 2010

NXN Results

The boys raced really hard through the mud  and ended up placing 8th at the Seventh Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon. The Cavemen scored 195 points , which would have been enough to win last year. Derek Day was the top placer at 38th (15th team) followed by Nafe Richardson at 66th (30th), Mack Morrison at 79th (39th), Clayton Young at 96th (55th), Austin West at 98th (56th), Kevin Judd at 151st (106th), and Danny Keller at 177th (132nd).
Full race coverage is at NXN Nationals
We would like to thank everybody who supported the team through this amazing season. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

NXN Live Broadcast on Saturday

We race Saturday. The live webcast begins at 11:05 MST.
Here is the link for the broadcast:
NXN Website

Saturday, November 27, 2010

American Fork Spotlighted on Milesplit

The Cavemen are spotlighted in a feature on Milesplit which was written by Coach Alan Versaw from Classical Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Caveman Article

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cavemen Prevail

This morning, our Cavemen won the NXN Southwest Championships with 44 points to 88 points for Ft. Collins, Co. and 93 points for Davis, Ut.
The win qualifies the boys to race in two weeks at the Nike Cross Nationals in Eugene, Oregon.
This is the second year in the row the Cavemen have won Regionals. Last year they ended up 8th place at NXN.
The race was a flat and fast 5000 meters at Toka Sticks Golf Course in Mesa, Arizona.
We had 5 All-Region athletes.

On the SW Region First Team were Clayton Young, 5th in 15:28.1 and Nafe Richardson, 6th in 15:30.2.
Second Team was Mack Morrison, 13th in 15:41.8.
Third Team were Derek Day, 18th in 15:45.5 and Austin West, 20th in 15:49.3.
Danny Keller (112th in 16:33.4) and Kevin Judd (145th in 16:52.8) also ran for the Cavemen.
Complete results are at: NXN-SW Results
The Cavemen pose with Girls Champions Ft. Collins Lambkins

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2011 XC Captains Named

Captains were named for the 2011 XC Team.
Girls Captains are:
Kaijsa Angerhofer
Jamie Lee
Kimberly Merrill
Boys Captains are:
Mack Morrison
Clayton Young
Josh Savage
Robert McMillan
Dallas Griswold

Sunday, November 14, 2010

NXN Regionals Information

NXN-SW is this coming Saturday. They do not have a webcast, but will have all results posted at:
NXN Southwest

Saturday, November 13, 2010


1.Just a reminder that Race registration for Footlockerwest is due before Friday Night or the cost goes from $15 to $35.  Footlocker Registration
2. If you haven't regitered for USATF membership, yet, it's past Nov. 1, so your card will be good for 2011. Please get your number to Coach Mostert.  USATF Membership
3. Coach Mostert needs all fundraiser orders (just the item quantities, not your papers) given to him at practice on Wednesday. I will send the order to D&J that evening.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

KSL Story on Ashenafe

Here's a link to the story KSL TV did on Ashenafe that was aired on the Friday's Eyewitness News.
KSL Story

Pre-Footlocker Invite Results

The Utah High School Track Coaches Association hosted the Tenth Annual Pre-Footlocker Invitational held at American Fork High School on their 5000 meter course. We would like to thank all the coaches who helped in the finish chute and with the results board.
Complete Results are at: Pre-Footlocker Results
Updated AF 5000m Course Records at: AF Course Records

1600 m Time Trial

On Thursday, the boys held their annual November 1600m time trial. (* = personal best)
1.Clayton Young, 4:31.4
2.Mack Morrison, 4:35.0
3.Nafe Richardson, 4:41.9
4.Austin West, 4:43.0
5.Danny Keller, 4:43.8*
6.Josh Savage, 4:44.4*
7.Derek Day, 4:44.9*
8.Brayden McLelland, 4:45.4*
9.Tyson Green, 4:45.7*
10.Kevin Judd, 4:48.4
11.Connor McMillan, 5:00.7*
12.Dallas Griswold, 5:01.2*
13.Caleb Thompson, 5:01.7*
14.Kaden Springer, 5:10.6*
15.Landon Redhair, 5:12.6*
16.TJ Bishop, 5:13.9*
17.Michael Richards, 5:14.3
18.Hector Sanchez, 5:14.7*
19.Spencer Herzog, 5:15.5*
20.Tyler Bell, 5:21.1*
21.Kendall Orton, 5:21.4*
22.Tyler Ward, 5:22.8
23.Kyle Orton, 5:25.8*
24.Connor Hoopes, 5:29.6*
25.Dallin Day, 5:31.1
26.Jason Jerman, 5:35.7*
27.Brandon Squires, 5:35.9*
28.Tyler Finch, 5:37.5*
29.Logan Seegmiller, 5:42.4*
30.Phillip Sorensen, 6:09.2*
31.Zach Wigington, 6:19.6
32.Josh Carson, 6:20.4*

Friday, November 5, 2010

Map of NXN-SW Course at Toka Sticks GC, Mesa, Az.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Grinder

Congratulations to Logan Seegmiller for earning his t-shirt by running 8:56 up The Grinder this past Monday.

Pre-Footlocker Invite

This Saturday is the Pre-Footlocker race hosted by the UHSTCA at AFHS. Registration is $3 per runner with the girls racing at 8:30 AM and the boys at 9:00 AM. The course is 5000m and consists of 3 loops on the Grass Relays course and finishing the last .1 on the track.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Oct. 31st Harrier Rankings

Marc Bloom has released his new rankings and American Fork has climbed from #3 to #2 behind Arcadia, Ca..

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Alumni Update

Several Caveman alumni participated in their college conference championships yesterday and today:

Danielle West placed 13th in 21:55 for 6k at the Summit League meet for the 2nd place SUU.
Robby Lee placed 34th in 26:29 for 8 k at the Summit League meet for the 5th place SUU.
Mike Felix placed 41st in 26:04 for 8k at the Great West Conf. meet for Champion UVU
Alexis Laws placed 28th in 23:20 for 8k at the Mountain West Conf. meet for 5th place Utah.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Footlocker Money

Please remember, the remaining money for the Footlocker Trip is due to Coach Mostert by this coming Monday at practice.
On Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, the pie lady will be at AFHS to start our fundraiser. Don't miss practice!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Sports Assembly

This morning, the Boys and Girls Cross-Country Teams were honored at our Fall Sports Assembly.
Acedemic All-Region honors were presented to Kevin Judd, Tyson Green, Clayton Young, Kaijsa Angerhofer, Lakyn Lux, and Morgan Warner.

The Girls' Team was recognized for their third place finish at the Utah State Championships, and Jasmyn Hildebrandt(6th) and Jamie Lee(8th) were recognized for their All-State Awards.

The Boys' Team was recognized for thier State Championship and they presented their State Trophy to the school. The boys were recognized for their state placings: Clayton Young - individual state champion, Mack Morrison - individual state runner-up, Nafe Richardson(4th), Austin West (6th), and Derk Day (8th), Daniel Keller (13th), and Kevin Judd (17th). They were also recognized for setting a State Course Record of 78:01; a record by 91 seconds over the record our Cavemen set last year.

Coach Mostert then unveiled the new State Championship banner.

The athletes on the J.V. squads were also recognized for the the hard work and effort they had put into the season. We are grateful for all the parents, administration, faculty, community members, and student body who support our team. I have never seen as many students in our school interested in how our team is doing as there have been this year, and I hope it only helps build our program even more.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Grinder

Congratulations to Landon Redhair (8:46) and Benson Gunther (8:52) who earned their Grinder t-shirts today.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


American Fork has moved back up to the #1 ranked team in the Nation in the newest ESPN-Rise rankings.
ESPN-Rise Rankings

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Team Banquet

The Cross-Country Team will have its awards banquet at 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 11th at the AFHS cafeteria. Assignments will be forthcoming. Be there!

State Video

Here's a link to a video on the State Championships from the Daily Herald;
State Video

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Utah State Championships

The Girls took Third and the Boys 1st at State today.

Jasmyn Hildebrandt(6th) and Jamie Lee(8th) earned All-State honors for the girls. They were followed by Lakyn Lux(13th), Diane Leach(43rd), Makayla Bernardo(55th), Taylir Garrison(75th), and Kylie Buckwalter (79th).

The boys won with an astounding 21 points and a State Record 78:01 five-man cumulative time.
Clayton Young was our second straight individual State Champion. Also earning All-State were Mack Morrison(2nd), Ashenafe Richardson(4th), Austin West(6th), and Derek Day(8th). They were followed by Danny Keller(13th), and Kevin Judd(17th).

Thursday, October 14, 2010

ESPN-Rise Rankings

Today, ESPN-Rise published their mid-season rankings.
American Fork moved up one place to 2nd in their national rankings behind Arcadia, Ca.
Davis moved up to #7 and Pine View #17
We are still ranked #1 in the Southwest Region.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Prep of the Week

Mack Morrison was named "Prep of the Week" yesterday by the Deseret News. They sent him a t-shirt and a certificate. Here's the story:
Prep of the Week

Region Video

Jared Lloyd from the Daily Herald put together this video report about the Region IV Championships last Friday at AFHS:

Region IV Championships

Monday, October 11, 2010

National Rankings

The American Fork Boys have gone from #4 to #3 yesterday in The Harrier.
On ESPN-Rise, AF has dropped to #3 behind Arcadia and Trabuco Hills, Ca. after they had big wins at Stanford and Portland.

Pre-Footocker Invite


DATE: Saturday, November 7th, 2010

LOCATION: American Fork High School 510 N. 600 E., American Fork.
TIME:7:30-8:30 AM Registration
       8:30 Girls Race
       9:00 Boys Race

COURSE: 5000 meters, Grass - Spikes recommended



Coaches - This meet is an opportunity for all your Footlocker bound athletes to get in some competition between State and Footlocker. All athletes run as individuals - no team scores will be kept.

Course Records: Girls-Sam Gaffney, Judge Memorial 19:22 (2004)
             Boys- Clayton Young, American Fork 15:36(2010)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Region IV XC Championships

Today was the Region IV Cross-Country Championships held at AFHS. We had beautiful weather (60 degrees and breezy). The Boys Varsity won their 4th consecutive Region title with 20 points. The Girls Varsity placed 2nd to qualify for the State Championships on Wednesday, October 20th at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City.
The Boys JV took the top 12 spots, and 21 of the first 29 places. The Girls JV had 4 in the top 9 places. For the girls, Jamie Lee was All-Region at 4th place. On the boys' side, Mack Morrison (1st), Clayton Young(2nd), Nafe Richardson(4th), Derek Day(5th), Kevin Judd(8th), and Daniel Keller(9th) also earned All-Region honors.
Full Results are at:
Region IV Results

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Region Cross-Country

The Region IV Championships will be held at AFHS tomorrow.
3:30 PM - Girls JV
4:00 PM - Boys JV
4:30 PM - Girls Varsity
5:00 PM - Boys Varsity
5:30 PM - Awards

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Utah State Championships Schedule

The UHSAA has just released the schedule for the 2010 Utah State Cross Country Championships to be held at Sugarhouse Park - 2100 South, 1300 East in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, October 20th.

1A Girls...11:30 am      4A Girls...2:00 pm
2A Girls...12:00 noon   5A Girls...2:30 pm
1A Boys...12:30 pm     3A Boys...3:00 pm
2A Boys...1:00 pm       4A Boys...3:30 pm
3A Girls...1:30 pm       5A Boys...4:00 pm
Races will start approximately every half hour. Races will not start prior to the listed

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Park City Invite

Yesterday, the AF J.V. raced at the Park City Invite. It was a beautiful day in the mountains: sunny, 60-70 degrees, the leaves are changing. The course was 2.94 miles of hills at 6700 ft. altitude on dirt roads and trails East of town at the National Ability Center.
The Girls JV squad placed 13th out of 20 teams in the Girls Race. Scoring for the Lady Cavemen were 52-Diane Leach(20:39), 71-Kylie Buckwalter(21:25), 108-Ashlyn Hatch(22:26), 111-Kaovae Belt(22:28), and 116-Taylir Garrison(22:34). They were followed by 141-Ashley Larson(23:06), 156-Paige Leyba(23:36), 158-Jen Squire(23:41), 164-Krissy Eakins(23:49), 165-Beth Laney(23:51), 211-Kirsten Shelley(25:08), and 277-Melissa Hirsch(31:23).
The Boys JV squad placed 2nd out of 21 teams, missing first by only 15 points behind the Park City varsity in the Boys Race. Scoring for the Cavemen were 14-Tyson Green(16:40), 21-Brayden McLelland(16:53), 24-Robert McMillan(16:56), 27-Emilio Martinez(16:58), and 33-Dallas Griswold(17:13). They were followed by 47-Connor McMillan(17:25), 50-Tyler Ward(17:26), 56-Michale Richards(17:33), 62-Dallin Day(17:41), 77-Caleb Thompson(17:54), 88-TJ Bishop(18:06), 94-Tyler Finch(18:10), 95-Hector Sanchez(18:11), 100-Tyler Bell(18:14), 111-Landon Redhair(18:21), 119-Jacob Healey(18:28), 137-Kaden Springer(18:44), 146-Tyler Staten(18:53), 152-Benson Gunther(19:21), 170-Brandon Squires(19:18), 321-Zach Wigington(22:24), 347-Josh Carson(23:41), and 363-Philip Sorensen(25:52).

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Daily Herald Article

Daily Herald Story

 Beky Beaton wrote an awesome story about the boys' program in today's Daily Herald.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Grinder

Congratulations to Mack Morrison, Derek Day, and Nafe Richardson who all broke 8 minutes up Grinder yesterday to earn new spikes. Along with Clayton Young, they all ran a new record of 7:45 !!!

Also, congratulations to Conner McMillan (8:56) and Caleb Thompson (8:58) who earned their t-shirts for breaking 9:00.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Nebo Invite Results

Nebo Results
The girls varsity team placed 3rd out of 15 teams, while the boys varsity team placed 1st out of 19 teams.
Taylir Garrison won the girls JV race, while Robert McMillan won the boys JV race.
There were a lot of season bests on this 3.04 mile course at Salem Hills H.S. where it was 83 degrees and sunny.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

News Story

The boys varsity were interviewed by KUTV news for their Prep of the Week feature. It was aired on the 6:00 News last night and will be shown again on Sunday Night on their Talkin' Sports show. It is also  posted on their website: Prep of the Week

The new national rankings came out this week:
ESPN-Rise still has American Fork at #1: Sept. 23rd Rankings
The Harrier still has American Fork at #4: Rankings #1

Monday, September 20, 2010

Provo Bulldog Invite Results

Provo Bulldog Invite Results

The Cavemen won the boys race over nationally ranked Pineview and Davis 44 to 73 and 83.
The girls placed 7th overall.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Alumni News

UC-Riverside Invite Results

Today in California, Danielle West placed 15th overall (179 total runners)and 2nd on her team to help SUU to a 2nd place finish out of 24 teams at the UC-Riverside Invitational. She ran the 5k course in 17:35.
Robby Lee placed 72nd overall (322 total runners) and 3rd on his team to help SUU to a 13th place finish out of 25 teams. He ran the 8k course in 25:42.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wasatch Invitational

Yesterday, the boys raced at Soldier Hollow in the Wasatch Invitational.
The boys J.V. placed 7 in the top 10 (1,2,3,5,7,8,9) to garner awards.
The boys Varsity won the 12 team meet with 18 points with all 7 runners in the top 11 (1,2,3,4,8,10,11).
Clayton Young set the course record at 16:23 (Old record 16:28 by Austin West, AFHS in 2009), The boys varsity set the team record at 83:59( Old record 85:11 by AFHS in 2009).
Wasatch Invite Boys results

Alumni Report

On September 4th, two Cavemen alumni ran at the ISU Season Opener in Pocatello.
Both running for SUU, Danielle West placed 7th overall in the women's 3k race and Robby Lee placed 5th overall in the men's 6k race.
Meet Results

ISU Season Opener results

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Murray Invite

Last night, the girls' team raced at the Murray Invite. The girls varsity placed 10th out of 38 teams. The girls J.V. placed 10th out of 23 teams, and the rookie girls placed 5th out of 24 teams. The race distance was reported as 2.97 miles (not 5k).
Complete results are at: Murray Invite results

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Team Jackets

We are in the process of ordering our team jackets.  Cost is $33.00 and must be paid either to the financial office or at before Thursday, September 16th. Athletes should see Coach Mostert and bring him the order form with size, embroidery and receipt before that date.

Summer Mileage

Our Summer Mileage Count was from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Our athletes had one of our best Summers ever for mileage.
Mack Morrison        835
Jacob Healey            817.5
Coach Mostert          725
Austin West               674
Dallas Griswold         671
Clayton Young          668.5
Nafe Richardson       655.5
Daniel Keller             653.5
Kevin Judd                630
Josh Savage              623
Hector Sanchez         616
Derek Day                 604
Emilio Martinez          586
Jason Jerman             583
Tyson Green              582
Robert McMillan       550
Tyler Ward               549
Kaden Springer         541
Caleb Thompson       517
Logan Seegmiller       510
Landon Redhair         503
Kendall Orton            490.7
Brayden McClelland    452
Spencer Herzog          450
Dallin Day                   439
T.J. Bishop                  435
Kyle Orton                  425
Tyler Staten                 420
Tyler Bell                    407
Benson Gunther          390
Michael Richards        375
Brandon Squires         373
Chad Squires              368
Zack Wigington           285

Tyler Finch

Josh Carson
Connor McMillan

Jamie Lee                   554

If your mileage isn't posted, give it to me ASAP!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ESPN-Rise article

The article by Phil Latter on the boys' team and the Grass Relays was posted on ESPN-Rise this morning.

It's a great article, so make sure and post comments:

ESPN-Rise article on the Cavemen.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

BYU Autumn Classic

BYU Autumn Classic Results
The Girls' Team ran 5000 meters at the BYU this morning at the BYU Autumn Classic.
The Varsity Team placed 3rd out of 17 teams. T-shirts were won by Jamie Lee (13th), Jasmyn Hildebrandt (19th), and Morgan Warner (27th). Their 5 person cumulative time was 107:19 (3 mile conversion: 103:38).
The J.V. Team placed 3rd out of 10 teams with t-shirts won by Kaijsa Angerhofer (21), Megan Line (22), Kaovae Belt (23rd), and Ashlyn Hatch (27th).
The Frosh-Soph Team placed 5th of 10 teams with t-shirts won by Diane Leach (14th), Ashley Larsen (19th), and Megan Bardin (29th).

Friday, September 3, 2010

Utah County Invite

The Boys' J.V. team ran today at the Utah County Invite in Orem.

In the Frosh/Soph Race, Tyson Green was 2nd, Braden McLelland was 3rd, Connor McMillan was 7th and Caleb Thompson was 10th to earn award t-shirts.

In the Jr./Sr. race, Josh Savage earned a t-shirt for 10th place. The team placed third (out of 10 teams) with a 5-man cumulative time of 89:47 for the 5000m course.

UCI Results

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Tonight we held the Region IV Pre-Region Race at AFHS. Here's the link to all results::
Pre-Region IV Results
Pleasant Grove and Lone Peak varsity teams used the race as a fartlek workout to prepare for races this weekend. Everybody else ran full strength.
I'll get the Girls results and Course All-Time Lists done sometime tomorrow. Coaches: if you have times for you girls after 81st place (about 26 min), please email them to me (Coach Mostert). Our printer ran out of tape and we lost the times. We can interpolate from there. Thanks

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Run The Edge

On Thursday, the boys will be interviewed for the web radio show "Run The Edge". Here are the instructions for registering to listen and participate on the webcast:

In the upper right corner click “Register”
Fill out the information form
A confirmation email will be sent to you.  You need to open your email and click on the confirmation link: “Click here to complete your registration”
You will be taken to a page where you can customize your profile.  Upload a picture or avatar and fill out as much information about you as you like.  
Then back in the right corner in the search box type in “run the edge” or one of our names to find our show.  
Click on our logo to go to our show page and finally click “follow” to be sent reminders of when we are on air.
You can leave us comments or other options on our page.
When the show is on air, you can go to our page and hit the “play/chat” button to listen live and to see or participate in the chat room.  If you have skype on your computer you can also hit the “click to talk” button next to the call in number to call from your computer or you can dial 1 (323) 843-6024  from your phone to talk to Adam and Tim on air.  You will hear the show live on your phone.  
If you miss the show live you can go to our show page and listen to the archive or download it right to your computer!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Grass Relays Video

Last weekend, Phil Latter, the assistant coach at Ft. Collins H.S. came out to interview the boys' team for ESPN-RISE. He brought his friend Tim Catalano who is starting a radio broadcast with distance great Adam Goucher called Run The Edge. He has a posted a video of Saturday's meet on their website. click the title to go to the video. Later this week, Tim and Adam will interview the varsity boys for their radio show as a follow-up to last week.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


We would thank everybody who helped out at the Grass Relays this morning.
We had 1539 athletes from over 40 teams.

Congratulations to the Cavemen for setting the record in the Boys Varsity Relay by 41 seconds!
Full results are finally typed up and posted. Click on the header to see them.

The link should give access now - I forgot to change the share settings when I finished the results at 1 AM this morning.  ; p

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Deseret News Article

A nice article on the boys' cross-country team appeared this morning in the Deseret News:
Click on the header to go to the article.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tribune Article

There is a very nice article on the Boys' Team in today's Salt Lake Tribune. Click on the header for the link.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Premiere XC Invite Results

The Girls' team started their season this morning at the Premiere XC Invite in Tooele hosted by Stansbury High School. The course was 2.9 ? miles.
Click on the header to see the Girls Varsity and JV results.
In 5A, Bingham was first with 34, American Fork 2nd with 36 points.
Varsity Race Placers;
3.Jamie Lee, 18:59
7.Jasmyn Hildebrandt, 19:44
9.Lakyn Lux, 20:02
11.Morgan Warner, 20:05
17. Makayla Bernardo, 20:24
JV Award winners:
9.Diane Leach, 22:27

Thursday, August 19, 2010

ESPN-RISE Pre-Season Rankings

The ESPN-RISE Pre-Season Cross-Country National Rankings were released today with our Cavemen ranked #1 in the United States. Click on title to see all the rankings.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Schedule Change

A slight schedule change: The AFHS Boys JV will be going to the Utah Co. Invitational on Fri. Sept. 3rd. The girls will  be going to  BYU on Sat. Sept. 4th. The Boys' team will be going on Sat. Sept. 11th to the Wasatch Invite at Soldier Hollow, while the girls will be going on Fri. Sept.10th to the Murray Invite.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bill Meylan's Prognostications

Bill Meylan is a well-known coach and cross-country analyst in New York.
Click on the title to see his website at tullyrunners. 
Pre-Season Projection - BOYS National Team Contenders - 2010

      School               State   Score  Region
      ------------------   -----   -----  ------
  1   American Fork          UT     290     SW
  1   Arcadia                CA     290     CA
  3   York                   IL     300     MW
  4   Columbus North         IN     305     MW
  4   Trabuco Hills          CA     305     CA
  6   The Woodlands          TX     330     SO
  6   Christian Brothers Ac  NJ     330     NE
  6   North Central          WA     330     NW
  9   Dana Hills             CA     340     CA
  9   Loyola CA              CA     340     CA
  11  Albuquerque Acad       NM     350     SW
  11  Warwick Valley         NY     350     NY
  13  Fayetteville-Manlius   NY     360     NY
  14  Oak Park River Forest  IL     365     MW
  14  Glendora               CA     365     CA
  16  Crater                 OR     370     NW
  17  West Windsor Plain-N   NJ     380     NE
  17  Belvidere North        IL     380     MW
  17  Claremont              CA     380     CA
  17  Valencia               CA     380     CA
  21  Shaker                 NY     390     NY
  22  Marcus                 TX     400     SO
  22  Granite Hills          CA     400     CA
  22  Wayzata                MN     400     Heart
  22  Pembroke               MA     400     NE
  22  Birmingham             CA     400     CA
  22  Eden Praire            MN     400     Heart
  28  Eisenhower WA          WA     410     NW
  28  Palos Verdes           CA     410     CA
  28  Blacksburg             VA     410     SE
  28  Alhambra               AZ     410     SW
Bill writes:  
In contrast to the girls, there are no boy's teams "heads-and-shoulders" above the others (on the girl's side, FM, Saratoga and Saugus enter the season significantly ahead of the other girl's teams) ... The number do place a few boys' teams ahead, but there are questions concerning these teams.
American Fork UT is slightly the top number-rated team ... American Fork UT brings back 5 of the top 6 from last year's NXN where they finished 8th ... However, their speed numbers from NXN (180, 179, 178, 176, 171) will be equaled or exceeded by a bunch of teams by the end of the season, so I believe this team will need to improve to have a decent chance to win NXN.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sliding Rock Part 2

This morning the AF team invited Timpview and Payson to do Sliding Rock in Alpine. Everybody had fun and many took the slide with gusto! After running back to Alpine, the boys had an impromptu Frisbee Ultimate game with the Lone Peak team.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Time Trial

This afternoon we held our pre-season 2 mile time trial on the Grass Relays course.
Results: (Last year's time)
1. Austin West, 10:08 (10:35)
2. Derek Day, 10:43
3. Kevin Judd, 11:01 (11:48)
4. Danny Keller, 11:14 (12:43)
5. Jacob Healey,  11:26 (11:50)
6. Tyson Green, 11:39
7. Dallas Griswold, 11:39 (12:46)
8. Emilio Martinez, 12:05 (13:14)
9. Tyler Ward, 12:08 (13:18)
10. Connor McMillan, 12:09
11. Josh Savage, 12:12
12. T.J. Bishop, 12:18 (14:14)
13. Caleb Thompson, 12:24
14. Kendall Orton, 12:33 (14:00)
15. Dallin Day, 12:40 (14:24)
16. Hector Sanchez, 12:45
17. Spencer Herzog, 12:57
18. Chad Squires, 12:58
19. Josh Virchow, 13:09
20. Kyle Orton, 13:20 (14:21)
21. Logan Seegmiller, 13:51
22. Josh Carson, 16:02

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Harrier Magazine Pre-Season National Rankings

Marc Bloom published his pre-season XC rankings today online.

The American Fork boys are ranked 4th in the Nation to start the season.
Two other Southwest Regional teams are also ranked in the top ten: Alhambra, AZ. is ranked 7th and Albuquerque Academy, NM is ranked 9th.
Let's keep working hard so we can prove to the U.S. that our team is deserving of this recognition!
Remember your goals and our team goals - it will take everybody to achieve them!
Click on the header to see the rankings.


Congratulations to Brayden McClelland (8:44) and Dallas Griswold (8:53) for breaking 9:00 up The Grinder this morning to earn their t-shirts.

Also, congratulations to Mack Morrison for winning the 5k race at the National Scout Jamboree in Ft. A.P. Hill, Virginia two Saturdays ago. Mack won by a large margin in the amazing time of 15:29 (yay sea-level)!

NOTICE: Since official practice has begun, athletes who have not handed in their Physical Forms or their Tryout Checklists are not allowed to practice with the team until their paperwork is in!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Caveman 5k

This morning 282 people ran the annual Caveman 5k race.
About half the team showed up to race on the out and back 5000m course.
Boys: (Last year's time)

1.Austin West, 15:46 (16:43)
2.Clayton Young, 15:48
3.Mack Morrison, 16:34 (17:35)
4.Nafe Richardson, 16:48
5.Danny Keller, 17:05 (19:43)
6. Kevin Judd, 17:07
7. Emilio Martinez, 18:09 (19:55)
9. Dallas Griswold, 18:16 (19:53)
10. Tyson Green, 18:22
11. Jacob Healey, 18:35 (18:44)
12. Brayden McClelland, 18:36
14. Josh Savage, 19:30
15. Benson Gunther, 19:34
20. Hector Sanchez, 20:13
21. Chad Squires, 20:19
23. Josh Virchow, 20:24
24. Connor Hoopes, 20:26
26. Jason Jarman, 20:34
29. Dallin Preece, 20:35
36. Logan Seegmiller, 21:59
37. Spencer Herzog, 22:02
98. Brandon Squires, 25:25
99. Josh Carson, 25:26

19. Morgan Warner, 20:06 (19:59)
22. Jasmine Hildebrandt, 20:22
25. Jamie Lee, 20:31 (21:11)
28. Lakyn Lux, 20:42 (21:01)
41. Taylir Garrison, 22:28 (23:32)
42. Kylie Buckwalter, 22:33 (23:33)
43. Makayla Bernardo, 22:34
48. Diane Leach, 22:58
52. Ashlyn Hatch, 23:13 (26:48)
56. Sara Simmons, 23:25
57. Megan Line, 23:26
74. Vanessa Laws, 24:41
77. Terlynn Westphal, 24:48
79. Angi Vawdrey, 24:51
82. Beth Laney, 24:52
83. Nikki Beighley, 24:56
94. Casey Cottrell, 25:12
95. McKaylie Nelson, 25:15 (25:28)
100. Meghan Bardish, 25:28
120. Kimberly Merrill, 26:18
136. Krissy Eakins, 26:47
137. Stephanie Shelton, 26:48
206. Melissa Hirsch, 30:12
207. Kirsten Shelley, 30:21

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Speedy Spaniard 10k

Several Cavemen participated this morning in the Speedy Spaniard 10k.
Austin was the overall winner in 32:00
Mack was 2nd overall in 33:11
Nafe ran 33:48, Danny ran 34:22 (both were bandits).
Tyler ran 43:09.

Congratulations to Coach Lindsey; she took 2nd at the Deseret News 10k.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Congratulations to Jasmyn Hildebrandt who earned her Grinder shirt by running 10:13!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sliding Rock

Today our run was from Alpine up to Sliding Rock. here are some photos of the action:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

High Altitude Camp

We returned today from our 3-day high altitude camp on Mt. Timpanogos. We had 30 boys and 20 girls go, which is largest group ever by 15 people.
We would like to thank the coaches, chaperones, and drivers who helped make this a great experience for the athletes.
On Tuesday, we got to camp at 1:30 for set up and then ran to Scout Falls.
Dinner was Dutch Oven Mexican and Dutch Oven Cake. We did a campfire program where everybody introduced themselves (lots of rookies).

Wednesday morning was pancakes and then our long run up from Tibble Fork Reservoir - around 35 min. up, and then faster back.
After the run, we all cooled off in the American Fork River above the reservoir.
Some of the youngsters had some fun with a mud fight.
Lunch was followed by games and then a 5 PM recovery run on the Great Western Trail.
Dinner was Bruno's famous dutch oven Caveman Stew and Kevin's dutch oven cherry chocolate cake.
Our campfire program had the team captains and coaches talk about the season ahead and our team goals.

This morning saw a french toast breakfast and then camp relays. Nafe's team scored a very narrow victory over Austin's team.
After lunch and clean up, we had ice cold watermelon and headed back to AFHS.
Everybody had an AWESOME time, and I only have two unclaimed hoodies left in the back of my truck.

Tomorrow morning we will be going to Alpine to run to Sliding Rock.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Grinder

Congratulations to Tyson Green for earning his t-shirt this morning for breaking 9:00 up the Grinder.
Tyson ran 8:59. Whew!

Remember to meet at AFHS tomorrow at 12:15 to leave for high altitude camp.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Steel Days 5k

Today was the Steel Days 5k. Click on the title to see full results.
Austin West won the overall title in 15:43
Cavemen who participated:
Steel Days 5k (American Fork) (Last Year's Time)
1 Austin West 364 17 M 1 16-19 15:43.3 (16:21)
3 Coach Dunkley  212  31 F 1 30-34 16:34.3
4 Ashenafe Richardson 451 17 M 3 16-19 16:41.0
5 Daniel Keller 452 16 M 4 16-19 16:59.1 (19:18)
Bandit-Kevin Judd 17 M 17:06 (21:15)
6 Derek Day 392 17 M 5 16-19 17:16.3 (17:23)
8 Coach Mostert 574 47 M 1 45-49 17:39.7
9 Joseph Stewart 628 17 M 7 16-19 17:49.9
11 Jacob Healey 554 17 M 8 16-19 18:02.4 (18:34)
12 Emilio Martinez 579 17 M 9 16-19 18:14.1 (20:52)
13 Tyson Green 432 15 M 1 13-15 18:14.7
14 Brayden McLelland 565 15 M 2 13-15 18:15.5
15 Kaden Springer 136 14 M 3 13-15 18:16.1 (21:01)
16 Connor McMillan 528 14 M 4 13-15 18:30.3 (21:07)
18 Josh Virchow American Fork UT 587 17 M 10 16-19 19:35.3 (20:38)
19 Morgan Warner 113 15 F 1 13-15 19:35.9 (19:20)
20 Spencer Herzog 537 14 M 5 13-15 19:46.0
21 Jasmyn Hildebrandt 619 17 F 1 16-19 19:50.3
24 Dallin Day 394 15 M 6 13-15 20:02.0 (22:25)
25 Lakyn Lux 538 16 F 2 16-19 20:45.7
26 Jamie Lee American Fork UT 228 16 F 3 16-19 20:46.0 (21:07)
36Coach Mann             317 50 M      21:25.5
37Nathan Rasmussen      605   14 M      21:30.3
46Tyler Ward            265   16 M      22:18.8 (21:06)
58Taylir Garrison                     415      16  F             23:03.4
60Kylie Buckwalter      446   17 F      23:05.4 (24:53)
66Ashlyn Hatch          494   15 F      23:36.0                       
67Ashley Larson         646   15 F      23:42.0 
89Diane Leach           129   13 F      24:57.0                        
131Mckaylie Nelson      131   16 F      26:05.2 (24:57)                     
170Melissa Hirsch       206   16 F      29:09.5

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Grinder

Congratulations to Josh Savage. He is the first rookie this season to earn his t-shirt for running 8:56 up The Grinder last Monday.
Reminder, all forms and money must be turned in before this Friday in order to go to High Altitude Camp July 13-15. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Just a quick reminder - all athletes must have all their paperwork (Physical, Tryout checklist, and Parent Permit) handed in ASAP in order to go to camp July 13-15.
They also have had to run up grinder without walking - only 2 more Mondays to do that.
We will also need the $25 check -made out to Bruno Hunziker- before Friday, July 10th.
We will be shopping for food that Saturday.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Run to Stewart Falls

Today, we went up the back side of Mt. Timpanogos for our run. We ran the road from Sundance to Aspen Grove, over to Stewart Falls and then back down to Sundance. It was a fun run with only 4 runners wiping out on the trail - minimal blood.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Milesplit Pre-Season Southwest Report

Click on the post title to read an article on previewing the XC season in the Southwest US.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


We had about 45 boys and 30 girls at our first Summer run this morning!

We will need parents to help drive the team this Friday - we are going to run the Jordan River Trail beginning at Willow Park west of Lehi.
Meet at AFHS at 7:00 AM.

Also remember we need all paperwork in ASAP!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2010 Tentative Schedule


Wed. June 2nd M,W,F Summer runs begin @ AFHS 7:00 AM

Tues. July 6th Tu,Th Summer workouts begin @ AFHS 5:00 PM

Tu-Th. July 13-15 High Altitude Camp @ Timpooneke 1:00 PM

Mon. Aug. 2nd Official Practice (Two-A-Days) Begin 7:00 AM

Sat. Aug. 7th Football 5K @ AFHS 7:00 AM

Sat. Aug. 21st Premier XC Invite @ Tooele (Girls)

Sat. Aug 28th Grass Relays @ AFHS 8:00 AM

Wed. Sep. 1st Pre-Region @ AFHS 7:00 PM

Fri. Sep. 3rd Utah County Inv(Boys) @ 400 S. 1850 W, Orem  3:30 PM

Sat. Sep. 4th BYU Autumn Classic (Girls)

Fri. Sep. 10th  Murray invite (Girls)

Sat. Sep. 11th Wasatch Inv. @ Soldier Hollow

Fri. Sep. 17rd Provo Bulldog Invite @ Provo Kiwanis Park

Fri. Sep. 24th Nebo Inv. @ Salem Hills HS

Sat. Oct 2nd Park City Inv. (Girls and JV Boys)

Fri. Oct 8th Region IV Championships @ AFHS 3:00 PM

Wed. Oct 20th State Championships @ Sugarhouse Park

Sat. Nov. 6th UHSTCA Pre-Footlocker @ AFHS

Sat. Nov. 20th NXN-Southwest @ Tempe, AZ

Sat. Dec. 4th Nike Cross Nationals @ Portland, Or

Sat. Dec. 4th Footlocker West Regionals @ Walnut, Ca

Sat. Dec. 11th Footlocker Nationals @ San Diego, Ca.

Monday, March 22, 2010

State Video

Mr. Vawdrey made a youtube video of the 2009 State Championships.
If you haven't seen it yet, click on the post title.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

NXN Video

Finally got done with our video from Nike Cross Nationals.
Just click on the title.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Practice Firsts

Congratulations to Clayton Young for breaking 8 minutes up Grinder last Monday (7:56).
Congratulations to Robby Lee and Jeff Nelson for teaming up to break the 2 man 2 mile relay record in practice Tuesday (8:27.2). Mack Morrison and Clayton Young also broke the previous record of 8:34 (Geoff Harmon and Ben Felix - 2008) with a 8:27.4 clocking. Clayton also broke the individual cumulative record of 4:09 (John Bell 2004 and Ben Felix 2008) with a 4:08 clocking.

Sub 8:00 Grinders
1992-Chris Merkley ???
1993-Dave Bell ???
2008-Jeff Harmon 7:58
2009-Robby Lee 7:54
Austin West 7:54
2010-Clayton Young 7:56

Friday, February 5, 2010

AF Athletes sign with SUU

Senior XC and Track captain Robby Lee has signed a national letter of intent to continue his education and running career at Southern Utah University. Congratulations Robby!
Senior girls team captain Danielle West also signed with SUU. Congratulations Danielle!
Senior Alexis Laws has signed a national Letter of Intent with the University of Utah. Congratulations Alexis!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gatorade Athlete of the Year

Last Friday, Austin West was named the Gatorade Athlete of the Year for the state of Utah. Click on the header for the Milesplit story.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Next Season

To start planning for next season, here are a few important dates:
Opening Social - Evergreen Park Tuesday, May 25 at 5:00 PM
Summer Runs @ AFHS begin June 2 at 7:00 AM Wed.
Summer High Altitude Camp - Timpooneke Campground, Tues-Thurs, July 13-15

Monday, January 4, 2010

Harrier Rankings

The Harrier Magazine finally came out with their final National Rankings.
The boys team ended up 8th.
Incidentally, Marc Bloom mentioned in an article that the NXN course was long at 5083meters.
So the boys' 3 mile conversions would have been:
Clayton 15:12
Robby 15:22
Austin 15:25
Derek 15:28
Jeff 15:35
Nafe 15:50
Mack 16:06
Top 5- 77:02 Our second best race of the entire season.
In comparison:
Pre-Region - 81:30
Wasatch Inv. - 85:11
Provo Inv. - 80:15
Nebo - 77:01
Park City Inv. - 86:11 (JV)
Region - 79:37
State - 79:32 (State Course Record)
NXNSW - 77:27