Thursday, September 29, 2011

ESPN Rankings

Today the new ESPNHS Rankings were published and the Cavemen have risen to #2 in the United States of America!
Sept. 29 Powerade Fab 50

Clayton Young has moved up in the individual national rankings on Dyestat to 25th in the nation today.
Dyestat Super 25
Clayton is also ranked #25 on Milesplit's national rankings released today.
Milesplit Super 50

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Running The Edge

Friends of Caveman Cross-Country, Olympian Adam Goucher and Teacher and Coach Tim Catalano, have written a book called "Running The Edge". It is about striving for excellence in both running and in life. Copies of the book can be purchased from their website: Run The Edge.

Tim and Adam have announced that for every book sold on their website between now and October 5th, Run the Edge will donate $3.00 to Runners with a Reason,  a non-profit charity started by Britt Ehlers and his wife to raise money to remove the reasons people find not to run.  Britt's first thought was to provide shoes to addicts who wanted to use running to fight their addictions.  This idea got the ball rolling and soon Runners with a Reason was helping runners in a variety of ways.  They have collected over 1000 shoes for One World Running , provide support and scholarships for the Girls on the Run program, and created a winter running club for students at low income schools in their area.  In the first year of that program, 3 kids finished the Lincoln half marathon and earned $250 scholarships for college.  It is not much but a gentle push in the right direction can have a tremendous trans-formative influence on a young person’s life.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Park City Invitational

This Saturday, the Cavemen will participate at the Park City Invitational.
The bus will leave AFHS at 7:00 AM. Athletes must ride on the bus to participate, but parents can take their athlete home, if they first tell a coach.
Girls JV 9:00 AM
Boys JV 9:45 AM
Girls Varsity 10:15 AM
Boys Varsity 10:45 AM

Location : The course is at Quinn’s Junction athletic fields and the National Ability Center.

Directions: If coming on I-80 take the silver creek junction exit onto Hwy 40 East
            Go 2-3 Miles on Hwy 40 to the Park City exit (Hwy 248)
            Turn Right on 248 to Park City.  Then immediate right again at the first light.
            Start line and finish is the Athletic field in front of the ice arena.

            If coming from Heber on 40, just take the 248 exit and turn left, then follow the rest.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Alumni Report

Yesterday, Mike Felix ('06) placed 90th out of 242 runners at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Ca. He helped UVU to an 11th place finish out of 28 teams.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Nebo Invite

The girls varsity placed 4th and the JV 2nd.. The boys varsity and JV won.
Nebo Invite Results

Big news:
Nebo Invite Maple Mountain HS
84 degrees & sunny. 3.00 miles. FLAT!
4700 ft. altitude.

15 boys teams.
1.AF-1,2,3,4,7,(9),(12) = 17
2.Bonneville = 107

American Fork Boys:
1. Clayton Young (12)- 14:50 (course record, old record - 14:56, Austin West, AF 2009)
2. Mack Morrison (12)- 15:06 - ran last 1 3/4 mi. without 1 shoe.
3. Brayden McLelland (11)- 15:25
4. Tyson Green (11)- 15:38
7. Connor McMillan (10)- 15:52
9. Zac Jacklin (9)- 15:56 WHA? THAT'S SICK!!!
12. Kaden Springer (10)- 16:01
Top 5-76:51 (AFHS in-state record. Old record 77:01, Nebo Inv. 2009). Second fastest in school history behind 75:33 at 2010 NXN-SW in Mesa, Az..

American Fork Girls:
6. Emily Orton (10)- 19:03
12. Morgan Warner  (11)- 19:23
14. Diane Leach (10)-19:24
17.Jamie Lee (12)- 19:30
23. Makayla Bernardo (11)-19:50
31. Lexie Green (9)- 20:34
40. Amber Bardin (9)- 21:04

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

SW and National Rankings

 Marc Bloom of  The Harrier Magazine has ranked the boys this week at 7th in the Nation.
Marc Bloom's Super 25

ESPNHS has ranked the boys this week at 6th in the Nation.
Powerade Fab 50

In Southwest Rankings, the American Fork boys move from #1 to #2 behind Ft. Collins who won the Liberty Bell Invite last Saturday.
Sept. 21 SW Rankings

Nebo Invite this Friday

We will be at Maple Mountain High School this Friday. To get there, head South on I-15 to the Spanish Fork Highway 6 exit towards Spanish Fork Canyon. Turn left at the third light (Canter Street). Take the first right and go East for 1 mile.
Nebo Invite Schedule:
3:00 PM - Girls JV
3:30 PM - Boys JV
4:00 PM - Girls Varsity
4:30 PM - Boys Varsity

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Provo Bulldog Invite Results

Provo Bulldog Results
The girls team placed 2nd behind Pine View (28-38) in the 10 team varsity race.
The boys won the 13 team varsity race with 19 points.
The JV ran 2.95 miles. They cut a muddy corner for the Varsity races, so it was closer to 2.93 miles.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Alumni News

Today at the UC-Riverside Invite, Austin West helped Southern Utah University win the men's team championship out of 25 teams. He placed 12th overall out of 242 runners with an 8k (5 mile) time of 24:20.5.
Danny Keller also competed for the T'Birds, placing 104th in 26:00.8.
UC_Riverside Men's Results

Danielle West placed 79th out of 167 runners in the Women's race at the UC-Riverside Invite for the T'Birds in a time of 22:32.7 for 6k (3.7 miles). The team finished 3rd with 87 points, just behind Loyola Marymount (65) and UC-Santa Barbara (69).
UC-Riverside Women's Results

Several Caveman alumni raced Saturday in Bozeman, Mt. at the MSU Invitational.

Weber State's Derek Day, running unattached, ran 26:10 on the 5 mile course to place 29th overall out of 118 runners.
Mike Felix and Geoff Harmon placed 40th overall (26:32) and 101st overall (30:43), respectively, for UVU.
MSU Invite Men's Results

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New ESPN Rankings? Provo Bulldog Invite

Today, the biweekly US ranking update came out:
Powerade Fab 50 ESPNHS 2011 Boys Rankings

Friday's races are at Kiwanis Park in Provo - 1200 N. 1000 E.
Race Schedule:
Girls JV - 4:30 PM
Boys JV - 5:00 PM
Girls Varsity - 5:30 PM
Boys Varsity - 6:00 PM
The bus leaves AFHS at 2:45 PM. Athletes must ride on the bus in order to compete.
They can go home with their parents. Just make sure to tell a coach first.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday Results

 The boys won the Wasatch Invite.
Wasatch Invite Boys Results

The girls placed 5th the the BYU Invite today.
BYU Results

5.  American Fork HS   107
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

14. 27    Emily Orton19:32.59.01:36.2Spread between the scoring runners01:41.8
16. 26    Jamie Lee19:41.311.01:45.0
25. 25    Diane Leach20:02.320.02:06.0
38. 22    Makayla Bernardo20:55.031.02:58.7
44. 21    Amber Bardin21:14.336.03:18.0
46. 23    Taylir Garrison21:25.9(38.)03:29.6
47. 24    Miranda Graves21:27.4(39.)03:31.1

5.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:41:25.4)107

Friday, September 9, 2011

Summer Mileage

Caveman Summer Mileage (Memorial Day to Labor Day):
This has been our best Summer ever!
1.Mack Morrison      844
2.Kaden Springer      775
3.Connor McMillan   760
4.Clayton Young        731.5
5.Brayden McLelland 715
6.Benson Gunther       712
7.Dallas Griswold       706
7.Caleb Thompson     706
9.Tyson Green            668
* Coach Mostert        604
10.Zac Jacklin            569
11.Tyler Bell               552
12.Connor Hoopes    540
13.Spencer Herzog    534.5
14.Luke Gunther        510
15.T.J.Bishop             479
16.Tyler Ward            440
17.Tyler Vawdrey       418
18.Kaden Groves       395
19.Dallin Day             382
20.Ian Rawlings         367
21.Hunter Wilson      363.5
22.Ashton Jensen      354
23.Spencer Hunt       330
24.Jace Jensen          328.5
25.Carson Miner       267
26.Zach Wigington    175
Josh Carson
Victor Hindevad
Landon Redhair
Logan Seegmiller

1.Jamie Lee               464

News: Clayton Young is ranked 25th in the nation on Milesplit
Milesplit XC Super 50

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

This Weekend

Saturday the girls will be racing at the BYU Invite at the BYU Track facility.
Their bus will leave at 8:00 AM from AFHS. Athletes must be on the bus in order to compete.
9:30-Frosh/Soph Girls
10:40-JV Girls
11:15-Varsity Girls

Saturday the boys will be racing at the Wasatch Invite at Soldier Hollow (North side of Deer Creek Reservoir).
Their bus will leave AFHS at 7:00 AM. Athletes must be on the bus in order to compete.
8:00-Open Race (any parents want to run?)
9:30-Boys JV
10:31-Boys Varsity

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Southwest Region Pre-Season Rankings

Pre-Season rankings on ESPN were released on August 31st.
The American Fork boys begin the season ranked 5th in the Southwest US.


Milesplit NXN-SW came out Wednesday, September 7th.
The Cavemen are ranked #1 in the Southwest US.
Milesplit Rankings

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Alumni News

2010 Caveman alumna Danielle West placed 7th yesterday  for SUU at the Idaho State - SUU  Dual Meet in Pocatello,Idaho.  Race Results

2009 alumna Shay Baugh placed 44th and 2011 alumna Kylie Buckwalter placed 53rd today running unattached at the USU Open in Logan.
Race Results

2006 Alumnus Mike Felix placed 12th  for UVU at the Wyoming XC Invite in Laramie, Wyoming.
Race Results

Utah County Invite Results

Last night the girls team and the boys JV ran at Lakeside Sports Park in Orem at the Utah County Invite hosted by Timpanogos High School. The course was 3 miles of grass and very flat and fast.
Complete Results and Photos
Kaden Springer, Zac Jacklin, and Connor Hoopes placed 1st, 2nd, and 9th, respectively, in the Boys Fros/Soph Race.
 Emily Orton and Diane Leach placed 3rd and 5th, respectively, in the Girls Frosh/Soph Race.

 The Girls Team placed 7th overall out of 14 teams.
The Boys JV Team placed 9th overall out of 17 Varsity teams.

The boys will be meeting Monday at AFHS at 2:00 PM for practice.
The girls are to run 6 miles on their own, or meet with a friend  to run.
(Thanks to Coach Jen Fitzgerald of Timpanogos for the photos).

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pre-Region IV

Last night the Cavemen ran in the Pre-Region IV Meet at Cottonwood Complex in Holladay.
No team scores were kept, but the Boys Team went 1,2,3,4,6,8,9,11,14.
The girls went 6,7,8,17,18.