Friday, December 14, 2012

Cross-Country Article in the Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake Tribune did a story on the boys team at Nationals
Story Link

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Footlocker West Results

While the boys varsity was in Portland last weekend for NXN, the rest of the team went to Walnut, California to participate in the Footlocker West Regionals.
(* means earned a medal)
Girls Jr/Sr 5k:
2nd-Emily Orton 19:36*
4.Makayla Stepp 20:10*
5.Diane Leach 20:12*
70.Ashley Larson 22:11
81.Amber Bardin 22:27
119 Lena Busche 23:21
135.Sarah Tracy 23:39
263.Ashlie Rymer 29:47

Fr/So Girls 3 mile:
37-Nikki Smith 20:51*
136-Hailey Heath 23:56
152-Megan Staten 24:23
172-Andie Weight 25:15
173-Heather Bergeson 25:16
191-Candace Lundahl 26:33
195-Wisline Trinnaman 26:38

All-Region Girls Fr/So 5k:
4-Sophie Baird 19:40*
6-Maddie Bench 19:47*
14-Lexie Green 20:09*
54-Kaylie Green 21:40
76-Katie Cornell 22:49
99-Abby McBride 28:16

Boys Jr/Sr 3 mile:
22-Kaden Springer 16:53*
25-Benson Gunther 16:56*
32-Luke Gunther 17:09*
44-Jace Jensen 17:39*

Boys Fr/So 3 mile:
13.Joe Simmons 16:52*
24.Connor Hoopes 17:13*
101-Dillon Stone 18:26
114.Tony Jeffs 18:43
125.Jonah Hickman 18:52
329.Parker Williams 23:06

All-Region Boys Fr/So 5k:
19.Nathan Tracy 17:38*
20.Daniel Bentley 17:40*
21.Stephen Robbins 17:40*
45.Jacob Chase 18:04*

7th/8th Grade Combined 2 mile:
37.Matthew Morrison 11:31

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Nike Cross Nationals

The boys went to Portland, Oregon this weekend for the Nike Cross Nationals.
They ended their amazing season with a 2nd place finish on what was the wettest, muddiest course in NXN history. They scored 122 points, only 14 behind champion Arcadia, California.
Brayden McLelland earned 2nd team All-America  with an 8th place finish (2nd scoring).
Connor McMillan earned 3rd team All-American with a 19th place finish(8th scoring).
Zac Jacklin placed 38th overall (20th scoring).
Caleb Thompson placed 72nd overall (44th scoring).
Tyson Green placed 78th overall (48th scoring), and won the Anchor Award for being the first fifth man in from any team.
Tyler Bell placed 100th overall (62nd scoring).
Spencer Herzog placed 115th (77th scoring).
22 teams and 45 individuals qualifying from 9 regions around the U.S. participated.

Complete Results

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Workout Wednesdays

Flotrack featured a video today of the boys doing hill repeats this September.
Gunther's Hill Video

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Live webcast of NXN

Nike Cross Nationals will have a live webcast on Saturday. The Cavemen should be seen in Orange and Blue uniforms of the Southwest Region.
Webcast Link

Monday, November 26, 2012

NXN-SW Boys Mile Marks

Here's a video of the Boys Mile marks at NXN-SW.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

NXN News

This is the team travel itinerary for NXN.
AIRThursday, 29NOV 2012 
Delta Air LinesFlight Number: 1741Class: L-Coach/Economy
From: (SLC) Salt Lake City UT, USADepart: 11:00 AM
To: (PDX) Portland OR, USAArrive: 12:01 PM
Stops: 0Duration: 2 hour(s) 1 minute(s)
Status: CONFIRMEDMiles: 630

Delta Air Lines Confirmation number is GQ2GK2
HOTELThursday, 29NOV 2012direction
Number of Rooms: 1Confirmation Number: GROUP
Check Out: Sunday, 2DEC 2012

AIRSunday, 2DEC 2012 
Delta Air LinesFlight Number: 4515Class: K-Coach/Economy
From: (PDX) Portland OR, USADepart: 10:20 AM
To: (SLC) Salt Lake City UT, USAArrive: 01:05 PM
Stops: 0Duration: 1 hour(s) 45 minute(s)
Seats: 08AStatus: CONFIRMEDMiles: 630

Delta Air Lines Confirmation number is GQ2GK2
NXN RACE SCHEDULE Saturday, December 1, 2012
Portland Meadows, Portland OR

9:00am: Community Race
9:30am: Webcast Starts
10:05am: Girl's Championship Race 
11:35am: Boy's Championship Race 
* Awards to follow each race
* Schedule subject to change

Read more: - Nike Cross Nationals Official Site - NXN - Meet Info - Meet Info

Inspirational Video

Saturday, November 17, 2012

NXN-SW Results

The Cavemen came, saw, and conquered.
The Cavemen came down to Mesa, Arizona to compete at the Southwest Nike Regional Cross-Country Championships.
The boys won for the 4th straight year with a record 36 points in a team record 76:12, 90 seconds faster than their team record set last year, and reported by XCNATION to be the 4th fastest 5k XC team time in US high school history.
Brayden McLelland was 1st team all-region -6th place in 15:03.
Connor McMillan and Tyson Green were 2nd team all-region in 15:09 (9th) and 15:11 (11th), respectively.
Zac Jacklin and Caleb Thompson were 3rd team all-region in 15:21 (16th) and 15:25 (20th), respectively.
Spencer Herzog placed 51st in 15:42, and Tyler Bell placed 79th in 15:59.
All 7 boys ran personal records.
Davis was 2nd with 163 points out of 33 teams 280 total competitors.
The boys will now compete on December 1st at Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon.
The girls went down to Mesa for the first time since 2009 and placed 9th overall.
They set a school record team time of 93:29 for the 5000 meter course (18:41 avg.).
34.Emily Orton, 18:12,
60.Sophie Baird, 18:31,
79.Maddie Bench, 18:45,
93.Makayla Stepp, 18:53,
110.Diane Leach, 19:05,
148.Lexie Green, 19:31, and
157. Katie Cornell 19:35.
There were 24 teams and 214 competitors in the girls race.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NXN-SW Previews

Milesplit has published previews of the boys and girls championship races this Saturday.

Boys race preview

Girls race preview

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Nike Southwest Regionals

A week from today is Nike Southwest Regionals in Mesa, Arizona. Our boys and girls varsity teams will be competing in the Championship races for an opportunity to qualify for the Nike Cross Nationals two weeks later in Portland, Oregon. The boys have won Regionals the past three years and are currently ranked #1 in the Southwest. The girls placed 7th at NXN-SW in their only trip in 2009, and are currently ranked 10th in the Southwest.

Toka Sticks Golf Course,
Mesa AZ
CO - UT - NM - AZ - NV
Friday November 16
3:30 – 7:30 pm Packet Pick Up
3:30 – 4:55 pm Course Walk Thru (Only at this time)
3:30 – 7:30 pm NXN Apparel Sale, EastBay
5:00 – 5:20 pm Press Conference, Pre Meet Review, Discussion
5:25 – 6:15 pm T Shirt Exchange (Bring T-Shirts from your schools)
6:20 – 7:00 pm Nike Elite Athlete Apperance and Q&A Session
Saturday November 17
6:30 - 7:30 am Walk Thru, Late Registration
6:30 - 7:30 am Final Registration Citizens Race

8:00 am Citizens 5K Race

8:30 am Girls Open Race I
9:00 am Girls Open Race II
9:30 am Boys Open Race I

10:00 am Boys Open Race II
10:30 am Line Up Boys Championship Race
10:35 am National Anthem
10:40 am Introduction
10:47 am Boys Championship Race
11:15 am Line Up Girls Championship Race
11:20 am Introduction
11:27 am Girls Championship Race   

12:10 pm Awards
12:45 pm Championship Teams and Individuals Processing for Nationals

Read more: NXN Southwest Regional - Meet Info - Meet Info

Interactive map

Nothing’s worse than getting lost on race morning. Know where to go! Check out directions below.

From Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) 
Go East on Sky Harbor Blvd
Merge onto AZ-153 S. toward AZ-143/ I-10
Take the University Dr. exit on the left, Turn slight left onto University Dr.
Merge onto AZ-143 S
Merge onto I-10 E / US-60 E via Exit 1A, toward Tucson
Take exit 161 for Pecos Rd.
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for AZ-202 Loop E and merge onto AZ-202
Stay on 202, exit at Power Rd.
Turn Right until E Williams Field Rd, then left.   6910 E. Williams Field Rd, Mesa, AZ 

From The South (Tucson)

North onto I-10 towards Phoenix
Merge right onto AZ-202 Loop E
Stay on 202, exit at Power Rd.
Turn Right until E Williams Field Rd, then left.   6910 E. Williams Field Rd, Mesa, AZ 

From The North (Flagstaff)

I-17 South towards Phoenix
Merge onto I-10 E / US-60 E via Exit 1A, toward Tucson
Take exit 161 for Pecos Rd.
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for AZ-202 Loop E and merge onto AZ-202
Stay on 202, exit at Power Rd.
Turn Right on Power Rd to E Williams Field Rd, then left.   6910 E. Williams Field Rd, Mesa, AZ  

From the East (Apache Junction)
 US-60 W
Take exit 190A towards Arizona Loop 202 S
Merge onto AZ-202 S
Take exit 36 for Power Rd
Turn left at S Power Rd
Turn left at E Williams Field Rd   6910 E. Williams Field Rd, Mesa, AZ

Read more: NXN Southwest Regional - Meet Info - Course

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Team Awards Banquet

We will be holding our team awards banquet this Thursday, November 8th in the AFHS Cafeteria at 6:00 PM. Food assignments are being made. If you don't receive one, contact Mrs. McLelland or one of the team captains.

Reminder: Remaining Footlocker West money is due this week. Please make sure you have registered for your races and have obtained a valid USATF membership card (required).

We will be beginning our Footlocker fundraiser today after school. Mrs. Lott from D & J services will be here to hand out order forms and explain procedures.

Also due are Hoodie order forms. Pay $18 at the financial window and make sure Coach Mostert gets your form.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

UHSTCA Pre-Footlocker Meet Results

Complete Results

Award winners for the girls:
2.Emily Orton, 19:15 school course record, #2 All-time
4.Sophie Baird, 19:24, also broke the school record.
8.Makayla Stepp, 19:35
10.Maddie Bench, 19:38
13.Diane Leach, 20:02
15.Katie Cornell, 20:08
27.Lexie Green, 20:44

Also competing for the girls:
31.Sophie Stewart, 21:12
33.Payton Pryor, 21:24
34.Amber Bardin, 21:27
41.Nikki Smith, 21:52
47.Kaylie Green, 22:23
50.Lena Busche, 22:33
54.Sarah Tracy, 22:49
66.Rachel Brantley, 23:54
74.Abby McBride, 24:42
75.Andie Weight, 25:05
76.Heather Bergeson, 25:09
79.Megan Staten, 25:50
87.Candace Lundahl, 26:34
89.Hailey Heath, 26:45
90.Kaylee Kitchen, 26:51
91.Darah Miller, 26:52
97.Ashlie Rymer, 28:11

Boys Award winners were:
2.Brayden McLelland, 15:44
3.Connor McMillan, 15:55
4.Tyson Green, 16:00
5.Zac Jacklin, 16:06
9.Caleb Thompson, 16:27
12.Spencer Herzog, 16:32
17.Tyler Bell, 16:42
26.Stephen Robbins, 17:17
28.Nathan Tracy, 17:20
29.Benson Gunther, 17:24
30.Jacob Chase, 17:24

Also competing for the Cavemen were:
32.Hagen Harmer, 17:30
42.Luke Gunther, 17:49
43.Jace Jensen, 17:51
45.Joe Simmons, 17:53
51.Kaden Springer, 18:03
53.Connor Hoopes, 18:09
66.Dillon Stone, 18:44
73.Jonah Hickman, 18:52
99.Tony Jeffs, 19:47
127.Parker Williams, 23:18

Thursday Mile Time Trial

We had a school record 17 boys under 5:00.
Some boys from Alta came down to join us.
Heat 1
1.Kramer(A)     4:35
2.Tyson          4:36
3.Brayden       4:36
4.Connor         4:36 PR
5.Caleb            4:37 PR
6.Benson          4:38 PR
7.Spencer          4:42 PR
8.Zac                 4:44 PR
9.Stephen           4:52
10.Kaden            4:55
11.Jacob              4:57 PR
12.Blake(A)        5:05

Heat 2
1.Tyler              4:48.2 PR
2.Jace               4:53.6 PR
3.Luke               4:53.9 PR
4.Connor            4:58.6
5.Nathan             4:58.8 PR
6.Joe                   4:59.2 PR
7.Hagen               4:59.9 PR
8.Davis (A)           5:05.0
9.Dillon                 5:25.6 PR
10.Ashton (A)       5:32.6
11.Jonah                5:34.6 PR
12.Tony                 5:36.6 PR
13.Parker              6:34.1 PR

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pre-Footlocker Race


DATE: Saturday, November 3rd , 2012

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-Emily Rich, Bingham 19:20 (2012)
             Boys- Clayton Young, American Fork 15:36(2010)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

State Championships Results

Yesterday was a great day for the Cavemen.
At 2:00 PM, the girls race started.
Before 2:20 came around, all 7 Lady Cavemen had passed the finish line.
They had run a  95:01  team time which is 6th all-time in the State of Utah, and a school record by 50 seconds.
We had two all-staters: Emily Orton was 9th in 18:52.8 (2nd all-time at AFHS) and Maddie Bench was 10th in 18:53.9(3rd all-time at AFHS).
Also scoring were Sophie Baird, 12th in 19:01.2(7th all-time at AFHS), Makayla Stepp, 13th in 19:01.6(8th all-tine at AFHS), and Diane Leach, 17th in 19:12.1(11th all-time at AFHS).
Katie Cornell placed 21st in 19:33.8(18th all-time at AFHS), and Lexie Green placed 23rd in 19:37.6(21st all-time at AFHS).
The Lady Cavemen earned the school's third Runner-Up trophy; only 14 points behind winner Davis.

AT 3:30 PM, the boys took off. Literally.
The boys won their 4th straight State Championship, scoring 29 points.
Their team time of 78:17.6 was 2nd fastest All-Time behind the 2010 AF team (78:01).
The team was led by Brayden McLelland, Individual Runner-up with a school and 5A Senior Class record 15:18.1.
He was followed in 4th place by Connor McMillan with a 15:30.7 (6th all-time at AFHS).
Next came Tyson Green in 5th place with a time of 15:36.1 (10th all-time at AFHS).
Zac Jacklin was our 4th all-stater, placing 7th in 15:45.1 (12th all-time at AFHS).
Rounding out the team scoring was Caleb Thompson in 11th place in 16:07.6 (22nd all-time at AFHS).
Spencer Herzog added points to the other teams' scores with a 13th place finish in 16:09.3 (24th all-time at AFHS).
Tyler Bell finished up the Cavemen runners, crossing the line in 32nd place in 16:41.3.

The Varsity boys and girls now prepare for the Nike Southwest Regionals on November 17th in Mesa, Arizona. Qualifying JV athletes are preparing for Footlockerwest in Walnut, California the first weekend in December.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Grinder

We failed to mention that last Monday, Caleb Thompson became the second Caveman this season to break 8:00 up the Grinder with a 7:48 clocking and earn a new pair of spikes. Daniel Bentley became the latest Caveman to earn his Grinder shirt by running 8:57. Congratulations to both!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Utah State XC Championships

This coming Wednesday, the Cavemen will participate at the Utah State Cross-Country Championships at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City. Take I-80 eastbound to the 13th East exit. Turn left onto 21st South. You may have to park at Highland High School.

The girls will race at 2:00 PM and the boys will race at 3:30 PM.

The bus will leave AFHS at 12:15 PM (Jr. High released at 11:45)

Afterward, the team is going to Chuck-A-Rama. J.V. runners should bring $14 for the meal. Varsity runners will have their meal provided.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Region IV Championships Results

The Cavemen hosted the Region IV Cross-Country Championships today at AFHS.
It was sunny, 65 degrees, and with a strong, cold wind from the North.

Complete Results

The Girls Team wins their fourth Region title ever (first since 2009) with 33 points.
The Boys Team wins their sixth straight Region title (seventh overall) with 17 points.

Girls Varsity:
4.Sophie Baird, 19:45
5.Makayla Stepp, 19:45
6.Diane Leach, 19:47
7.Maddie Bench, 19:50
11.Katie Cornell, 20:02
13.Emily Orton, 20:17
14.Lexie Green, 20:21
-Amber Bardin, 20:34 (non-scoring 8th runner)

Boys Varsity:
1.Connor McMillan, 15:58
2.Brayden McLelland, 16:03
3.Tyson Green, 16:07
5.Zac Jacklin, 16:21
6.Caleb Thompson, 16:37
7.Spencer Herzog, 16:44
18.Tyler Bell, 17:17
- Jacob Chase, 17:38 (non-scoring 8th runner)

Girls JV:
1.Payton Pryor, 21:42
2.Ashley Larson, 21:49
3.Rachel Merrill, 21:56
4.Sarah Tracy, 22:27
8.Lena Busche, 22:50
9.Kaylie Green, 22:52
13.Nikki Smith, 23:14
14.Melanie Stucki, 23:21
16.Anna Gunther, 23:34
21.Rachel Brantley, 23:38
22.Abi McBride, 23:39
23.Hailey Heath, 23:39
38.Camille Garrett, 24:49
43.Heather Bergeson, 25:24
44.Malorie Finch, 25:25
45.Aspen Eastwood, 25:27
47.Andie Weight, 25:38
50.Candace Lundahl, 25:45
52.Megan Staten, 25:52
64.Ashlei Rymer, 27:54

Boys JV:
1.Stephen Robbins, 17:25
2.Daniel Bentley, 17:34
4.Hunter Wilson, 17:43
5.Kaden Springer, 17:46
6.Jace Jensen, 17:47
7.Ashton Jensen, 17:48
8.Luke Gunther, 17:48
9.Nathan Tracy, 17:49
11.Hagen Harmer, 17:50
12.Benson Gunther, 18:05
14.Joe Simmons, 18:27
18.Neal Thomas, 18:21
20.Connor Hoopes, 18:27
21.Dillon Stone, 18:29
29.Jonah Hickman, 19:03
50.Tony Jeffs, 19:41
72.Sam Everett, 20:30
109.Parker Williams, 24:03

Monday, October 1, 2012

Region IV Championships

Region IV Championships
 Friday, October 5th
American Fork High School
510 N. 600 E., American Fork
5000m course, Grass and track.
 3:30 PM – Girls JV
  4:00 PM – Boys JV
  4:30 PM – Girls Varsity
  5:00 PM – Boys Varsity

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Westlake Invite

On Thursday, the Cavemen went to Westlake High School to participate in the 3rd Annual Westlake Cross Country Invitational.
The girls varsity team won their competition with 25 points over Bingham's 51.
The boys varsity race saw the Cavemen top 7 JV place 3rd overall.
The girls JV team won their race, while the boys JV placed 2nd without their top 7.
Full Results

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Westlake Invite this Thursday

This week the Cavemen will be running at the Westlake HS Invite on Thursday afternoon.
The bus will leave AFHS at 2:30. Jr. High athletes will be excused at 2:00 PM
All athletes must ride up on the bus to participate.
Race Schedule:
4:00 Girls JV
4:30 Boys JV
5:00 Girls Varsity
5:30 Boys Varsity (we'll run top 7 JV in this race).

To get to Westlake HS, Take Pioneer Crossing (AF Main Street) to Redwood Road and go South to 400 North Saratoga Springs.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nebo Invitational Boys Results

Complete Results
Just like the girls, the boys had a record breaking afternoon Friday at the Nebo XC Invite. The flat, grass 3.25 mile course saw many personal records for the Cavemen.

The Boys Varsity team won with 29 points, followed by Bonneville with 70, and Lone Peak with 114, and 24 total teams. Their race might well have been the fastest team race in Utah history. The Cavemen ran a 5 man cumulative 3-mile converted time of 75:04 (15:01 average). Using the NCAA conversion table, that would be a 14:39 average at sea-level! HOLY MOLY!!!!!

Place - Name, Time (3.00 converted time):
3.Connor McMillan, 16:03 (14:49)
4.Tyson Green, 16:06 (14:52)
5.Brayden McLelland, 16:07 (14:53)
8.Zac Jacklin, 16:30 (15:14)
9.Spencer Herzog, 16:32 (15:16)
26.Caleb Thompson, 17:00 (15:41)
30.Tyler Bell, 17:11, (15:52)

This is only the second race in school history with all 7 runners under 16:00, and the other was at sea-level (2011 NXN-SW).

Boys Frosh/Soph J.V. Race:
1.Stephen Robbins, 17:34 (16:13)
2.Jacob Chase, 17:52 (16:30)
4.Connor Hoopes, 18:07 (16:43)
5.Daniel Bentley, 18:14 (16:50)
6.Hagen Harmer, 18:18 (16:54)
7.Nathan Tracy, 18:20 (16:55)
9.Joe Simmons, 18:30 (17:05)
12.Neal Thomas, 19:05 (17:37)
13.Dillon Stone, 19:07 (17:39)
26.Tony Jeffs, 19:52 (18:20)
39.Jonah Hickman, 20:28 (18:54)
148.Russ Nelson, 23:27 (21:34)
178.Parker Everett, 24:49 (22:54)

Boys Junior/Senior J.V. Race:
1.Kaden Springer, 17:53 (16:10)
2.Jace Jensen, 17:45, (16:23)
3.Luke Gunther, 17:52 (16:30)
4.Benson Gunther, 17:52 (16:30)
45.Michael Hixon, 19:47 (18:16)
99.Sam Everett, 21:11 (19:33)

The Cavemen had 17 boys under 17 minutes.
Race totals were205-F/S, 207-J/S, 173-Vars.

Nebo Invitational Girls Results

Full Results

It was a record breaking Friday night for the Cavemen at the Nebo XC Invite, held at Salem Hills High School. The course was measured at 3.25 miles. It was sunny and warm on the flat, grass course.
First, the girls:
They won the Varsity competition with 50 points, followed by Maple Mountain at 87 and Cedar at 116.
Place, Name         Finish Time    (3 mile conversion)
3.Makayla Stepp, 19:52 (18:20)
10.Diane Leach, 20:07 (18:34)
11.Maddie Bench, 20:11 (18:39)
12.Emily Orton, 20:14 (18:39)
14.Sophie Baird, 20:24 (18:50)
15.Amber Bardin, 20:25 (18:51)
16.Lexie Green, 20:26 (18:52)

This is the first team in school history to have all 7 varsity runners under 19:00 in the same race.
3-mile cumulative time for the top 5 was 93:16 (18:39 avg.), which is 2nd all-time at AFHS.
This would be an 18:12.5 average at sea-level, using the NCAA conversion table.

Frosh/ Soph J.V. Race Results:
1.Katie Cornell, 20:39 (19:04)
4.Payton Pryor, 22:13 (20:30)
8.Kaylie Green, 23:55 (22:05)
12.Rachel Brantley, 24:19 (22:27)
14.Anna Gunther, 24:42 (22:48)
21.Abi McBride, 25:14 (23:18)
31.Nikki Smith, 25:37 (23:39)
37.Malorie Finch, 26:14 (24:13)
38.Hailey Heath, 26:15 (24:14)
44.Camille Garrett, 26:29 (24:27)
49.Holly Schellenberg, 26:51 (24:47)
58.Heather Bergeson, 27:22 (25:16)
59.Andie Weight, 27:22 (25:16)
69.Candace Lundahl, 28:26 (26:15)
112.Aspen Eastwood, 33:55 (31:18)

Junior/Senior J.V. Results
2.Morgan Warner, 22:11 (20:29)
4.Rachel-11 Merrill, 22:30 (20:46)
7.Ashley Larson, 22:44 (20:59)
17.Sarah Tracy, 23:57 (22:07)
18.Rachel-12 Merrill, 23:59 (22:08)
21.Lena Busche, 24:15 (22:23)
124.Ashlei Rymer, 30:23 (28:03)

Race totals were 125 F/S, 155 J/S, 132 -Vars.

Flotrack Videos

Last Monday, Ryan Fenton from flew into Utah to video the boys at practice and tape some interviews:

Watch more video of Flotrack High School Elite 50 - 2012 XC Season on

Watch more video of Flotrack High School Elite 50 - 2012 XC Season on

Also, new boys national rankings came out yesterday on The boys have moved up to #3 in the Nation!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September 19th NXN-SW Regional Rankings

AZ-Xavier Prep
CO-Ft. Collins
NM-Los Alamos
CO-Pine Creek
CO-Mountain Vista
UT-American Fork
Bubble Teams:   NM-St. Pius X, AZ- Mesa Mountain View, NM-Eldorado, UT-Mountain Crest, UT-Skyline, UT-Oren, UT-Park City, CO-The Classical Academy

This is the first time since 2009 that the Lady Cavemen have been included in the Regional rankings!
UT-American Fork
NM-Los Alamos
CO-Mountain Vista
UT-Mountain View
AZ-Desert Vista
CO-Fort Collins
Bubble Teams:  UT-Ogden, UT-Herriman, NV-Centennial, CO-Cherry Creek, CO-Boulder, AZ-Mesa Mountain View, AZ-Tuba City, NM-Albuquerque Academy

Nebo Invite Information

The Nebo Invite will be held this Friday at Salem Hills High School.
Address: 150 N. Skyhawk Blvd. Salem, UT 84653
Link to Google Map
The bus will leave AFHS at 2:00 PM. Students will be excused from class at AFHS and the Jr. Highs at 1:30 PM. Athletes must ride the bus to SHHS to participate. Parents can take their athletes home after their team cooldown if you notify their coach.

Race Schedule:
3:30 - Girls Fr/So
4:00 - Boys Fr/So
4:30 - Girls Jr/Sr
5:00 - Boys Jr/Sr
5:30 - Girls Varsity
6:00 - Boys Varsity

On Saturday, the boys team is meeting at AFHS at 7:00 AM to go to Sugarhouse Park to run the State course. If any parents can drive, it would be appreciated.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

National Rankings

Most ranking systems should have new rankings should come out this week.
The first to publish is which moved the Cavemen boys up to #8 in their rankings released today.
The girls team is also in the Milesplit national rankings for the first time this season. They are in the Honorable Mention list

Friday, September 14, 2012

BYU Autumn Classic

On Friday night, the varsity teams ran at Cascade Golf Course in Orem at the BYU Autumn Classic. The course measured at 3.05 miles.
The boys won, and the girls took third.


Girls Elite Varsity Race:
8.Makayla Stepp 18:47
9.Emily Orton, 18:54
11.Maddie Bench, 18:56
16.Diane Leach, 19:12
18.Amber Bardin, 19:23
25.Sophie Baird, 19:34
27.Lexie Green, 19:47
3. AF-57

Boys Elite Varsity Race:
4.Connor McMillan, 15:20
6.Tyson Green, 15:33
7.Brayden McLelland, 15:39
9.Zac Jacklin, 15:42
18.Spencer Herzog, 15:55
27.Caleb Thompson, 16:23
38.Tyler Bell, 16:50

On Saturday, the remaining girls ran at the BYU track fields. Distance is unknown at this time.

Girls Open Varsity Race:
15.Katie Cornell, 21:02
33.Rachel-11 Merrill, 22:10
35.Payton Pryor, 22:21
45.Melanie Stucki, 22:41
49.Ashley Larson, 22:46
56.Rachel-12 Merrill, 23:08
78.Kaylie Green, 24:00

Girls JV Race:
19.Lena Busche, 22:16
44.Sara Tracy, 24:05
153.Ashley Rymer, 29:21

Girls Frosh/Soph Race:
33.Rachel Brantley, 23:25
44.Anna Gunther, 24:10
46.Nikki Smith, 24:27
48.Abigail McBride, 24:37
52.Camille Garrett, 24:53
55.Hailey Heath, 25:05
56.Malorie Finch, 25:13
69.Heather Bergeson, 26:31
70.Megan Staten, 26:35
77.Darah Miller, 27:00
84.Candace Lundahl, 27:12
102.Aspen Eastwood, 28:45
120.Brooke Morgan, 31:47

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Deseret News Article

A nice article about the cross-country season appeared in the Deseret News yesterday.
Article Link

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

This Weekend's Information

On Friday, the boys and girls varsity teams will be racing at the BYU Autumn Classic. The races will be held in conjunction with BYU collegiate races at Cascade Golf Course, 1300 E. 800 N. in Orem. There is a spectator fee of $5. The bus will leave AFHS at 3:30 PM The schedule of races goes as following:
  5:00 pm Collegiate Men's 4 Mile
  5:30 pm Girl's Invitational 5K
  6:00 pm Collegiate Women's 4 Mile
  6:30 pm Boy's Invitational 5K

On Saturday, The girls JV will race at the BYU track South of Lavell Edwards Stadium. The top seven JV girls will be racing in the Varsity race to get high level race experience. There is a spectator fee of $5. The bus will leave AFHS at 8:00 AM. Athletes must ride the bus to BYU in order to race.
Race Schedule:
 9:30 am Frosh/Soph Girls 5K
10:40 am JV Girls 5K
11:15 am Varsity Girl's 5K
12:30 pm Awards

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Weekend Results

The girls placed 2nd at the Murray Invite. I was told the course was 3.05 miles.
There were 226 in the Varsity race, 297 in the JV race, and 282 in the Rookie race.
Varsity Girls
7.Emily Orton, 19:03
14.Maddie Bench, 19:21
16.Makayla Stepp, 19:24
30.Sophie Baird, 19:59
34.Diane Leach, 20:06
41.Amber Bardin, 20:22
43.Lexie Green, 20:22

JV Girls
22.Rachel-11 Merrill, 22:05
30.Ashley Larson, 22:19
31.Rachel-12 Merrill, 22:21
56.Sarah Tracy, 23:06
66.Abi McBride, 23:29
134.Hailey Heath, 25:32
190.Candace Lundahl, 26:42
203.Heather Bergeson, 27:08
255.Ashlei Rymer, 29:01

Rookie Girls
1.Katie Cornell, 20:16
14.Melanie Stucki, 22:19
17.Payton Pryor, 22:34
22.Kaylie Green, 22:51
33.Anna Gunther, 23:27
37.Rachel Brantley, 23:48
38.Camille Garrett, 23:53
55.Nikki Smith, 24:33
81.Malorie Finch, 25:18
86.Andie Weight, 25:22
130.Holly Schellenberg, 26:56
153. Megan Staten, 27:52
196.Darah Miller, 29:30

The boys raced this morning at the Wasatch Invite at Soldier Hollow. I measured the course at 3.05 miles. There were some boo boos in the posted results caused by the overlapping of races, so I've tried to correct some of the errors in this post. The boys won their third meet this season. There were 116 Varsity, 153 JV, and 145 Frosh/Soph racers.

Boys Varsity
3.Connor McMillan, 16:26
4.Zac Jacklin, 16:32
5.Brayden McLelland, 16:34
6.Tyson Green, 16:36
15.Spencer Herzog, 17:26
18.Caleb Thompson, 17:36
24.Stephen Robbins, 17:48

Boys Jr/Sr JV
1.Tyler Bell, 17:46
2.Hunter Wilson, 18:04
3.Benson Gunther, 18:08
5.Kaden Springer, 18:17
6.Jace Jensen, 18:17
7.Luke Gunther, 18:28
42.Michael Hixon, 20:39
82.Sam Everett, 21:47

Boys Fr/So JV
1.Jacob Chase, 18:00
2.Nathan Tracy, 18:02
3.Daniel Bentley, 18:04
6.Hagen Harmer, 18:28
7.Connor Hoopes, 18:45
9.Joe Simmons, 18:55
16.Neal Thomas, 19:39
23.Dillon Stone, 20:08
24.Tony Jeffs, 20:09
25.Ashton Jensen, 20:10
28.Jonah Hickman, 20:17
132. Parker Williams, 26:01

Summer Mileage

Last Monday was the final day for our Summer mileage count, which started on Memorial Day.
This was our best Summer ever with 7 boys over 700 miles and 12 over 600. The top ten ran 300 more miles than last year, while the top 20 ran 1303 more than last year.

868      Zac Jacklin
847      Tyson Green
782      Benson Gunther
750.5   Coach Mostert
750.5   Stephen Robbins
750      Daniel Bentley
731      Caleb Thompson
719     Connor McMillan
686     Hunter Wilson
678     Kaden Springer
675     Jacob Chase
636     Luke Gunther
635     Joe Simmons
585     Connor Hoopes
572     Spencer Herzog
555     Brayden McLelland
539     Sam Everett
528     Hagen Harmer
516     Tyler Bell
511     Jace Jensen
503     Nathan Tracy
496     Neal Thomas
412     Parker Williams
403     Ashton Jensen
336     Michael Hixon
317     Tony Jeffs
213     Jonah Hickman
157     Dillon Stone

Josh Carson
Dallin Day
Russ Nelson

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

This Week's Meet Information

Girls are leaving 2:30 PM Friday for Murray City Park (5400 S. exit, 400 East)
Their races are at 4:00 (Rookies), 4:45 (JV), and 5:30 (Varsity)

Boys leave Saturday at 7:00 AM for Soldier Hollow (up Provo Canyon, take first left after Deer Creek Reservoir).
Their races are at 9:00 AM (fr/so), 9:15 (jr/sr), and 9:15 (varsity).

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Utah County Invitational

We took the JV boys and girls to Orem this morning for the Utah County Invite, hosted by Timpanogos High School. It was nice and cool from the early morning rain. The grass field had a few muddy spots, but was flat and fast, measured at 3.00 miles.
Complete Results

In the Girls Freshman/Sophomore race, Katie Cornell earned a medal and a track bag for her 10th place finish in 19:24. There were 133 total girls in the race. Other Lady Cavemen who raced:
42.Kaylie Green, 21:37
43.Payton Pryor, 21:49
51.Rachel Brantley, 21:59
58.Abigail McBride, 22:46
76.Hailey Heath, 24:20
82.Nikki Smith, 24:46
86.Megan Staten, 24:58
95.Candace Lundahl, 26:05
102.Heather Bergeson, 26:49
104.Aspen Eastwood, 26:59
114.Darah Miller, 27:04
127.Brooke Morgan, 33:00

The Boys Freshman/Sophomore (164 total) race saw the Cavemen take 7 awards in the top 15:
6.Nathan Tracy, 16:53
7.Daniel Bentley, 16:56
8.Jacob Chase, 16:58
9.Hagen Harmer, 16:59
10.Ashton Jensen, 17:01
12.Connor Hoopes, 17:04
15.Joe Simmons, 17:10
Other Cavemen racing:
35.Neal Thomas, 18:07
36.Tony Jeffs, 18:19
54.Dillon Stone, 18:42
144.Parker Williams, 22:43

There were 141 girls in the Girls Junior/Senior Race.:
34.Melanie Stucki, 20:46
43.Rachel(12) Merrill, 21:12
56.Ashley Larson, 21:42
61.Lena Busche, 22:01
62.Sarah Tracy, 22:04
131.Ashlei Rymer, 27:54

The Boys Junior/Senior Race saw 219 boys competing.
32.Tyler Bell, 16:25
36.Hunter Wilson, 16:31
38.Benson Gunther, 16:36
39.Jace Jensen, 16:36
56.Luke Gunther, 17:04
131.Michael Hixon, 19:15
157.Sam Everett, 19:48

The combined girls placed 10 out of 13 Varsity teams.
The combined boys placed 8 out of 14 Varsity teams.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pre-Region Meet

The Region IV Pre-Region Meet was held tonight at American Fork High School.
It was hot! 95 cooling down to 90 degrees.
Results Link

Thanks to the coaches and parent boosters who helped time and in the chute and with the results boards.

Monday, August 27, 2012

This Week's Races

Wedenseday, Aug. 29th is Pre-Region at AFHS.
7:00 PM is the Girls Race.
7:30 PM is the Boys Race.

Saturday, Sept.1st is the Utah County Invite.
Address: 400 South, 1850 West, Orem
7:30 AM - Bus leaves AFHS. Athletes must ride the bus to Lakeside Park to be eligible to run (district policy).
9:00 Freshman/Sophomore Girls Race
9:30 Freshman/Sophomore Boys Race
10:00 Junior/Senior Girls Race
10:20 Junior/Senior Boys Race
10:40 Junior/Senior Boys Race #2 (if needed)

Athletes may go home with their parents after their cooldown, and parents communicating with the coach.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

American Fork Grass Relays Results

Perfect weather help make Saturday a great day for the Cavemen at their own Grass Relays. We had 1300 from 30 teams compete in the 17th edition of this event. Many of our athletes ran faster over the hay than they did at their time time trials earlier in the month.
Grass Relays Results

First off was the Girls Frosh/Soph JV race with 213 competitors.
Lexie Green won in a stellar time of 12:29 on the 2 mile course.
Katie Cornell third place in 13:04 to win her award. She was followed by:
14.Payton Pryor, 13:38
24.Anna Gunther, 14:19
26.Kaylie Green, 14:23
48.Rachel Brantley, 14:56
59.Abi McBride, 15:13
82.Malorie Finch, 15:52
103.Andie Weight, 16:23
117.Hailey Heath, 16:39
119.Megan Staten, 16:40
130.Candace Lundahl, 16:55
132.Heather Bergeson, 16:57
156.Aspen Eastwood, 17:55
198.Brooke Morgan, 19:48

Next up was the boys Frosh/Soph JV race with 260 runners.
Stephen Robbins and Jacob Chase went 1-2 with times of 11:03 and 11:05, respectively.
The Cavemen also got award winners in 6th, Ashton Jensen in 11:33, 7th, Nathan Tracy in 11:36, and 8th place, Joe Simmons in 11:36.
Also competing for the Cavemen were:
12.Daniel Bentley, 11:39
18.Connor Hoopes, 11:45
22.Hagen Harmer, 11:51
68.Dillon Stone, 12:44
97.Tony Jeffs, 13:06
102.Jonah Hickman, 13:13
227.Parker Williams, 15:11

The Girls Jr/Sr JV race held 263 runners  of which Amber Bardin won and award for 5th place in 12:47.
Competitors for the Lady Cavemen were:
25.Melanie Stucki, 13:54
27.Rachel(11) Merrill, 13:56
30.Ashley Larson, 14:02
31.Rachel(12) Merrill, 14:03
220.Ashlei Rymer, 18:30

The Cavemen had three award winners in the Boys Jr/Sr JV race with 316 competitors:
3.Spencer Herzog, 10:39
4.Hunter Wilson, 10:43
10.Benson Gunther, 11:03
Others racing for the Cavemen:
12.Luke Gunther, 11:13
15.Tyler Bell, 11:23
24.Jace Jensen, 11:34
87.Dallin Day, 12:23
132.Michael Hixon, 12:50
251.Sam Everett, 14:09

The Varsity 5X2 mile relay races came next and turned out to be very special for the Cavemen.
First was the Girls Relay with 24 teams. The Lady Cavemen finished in 4th place to earn a trophy, running 64:08 which was 12th best all-time, and 2 minutes faster than the school record which was set by the 2009 State Champions.
The relay team consisted of:
Emily Orton, 12:46, then Sophie Baird, 12:55, then Diane Leach, 13:08, then Makayla Stepp, 12:25 (8th fastest overall), and anchoring, Maddie Bench, 12:54.

The Boys Varsity Relay had 25 teams competing. Spectators saw all five Cavemen win awards. They also won the first place team trophy with a 22 second relay record in 51:46. Lead-off leg was team captain Brayden McLelland with a split of 10:15 (3rd on the day,14th all-time). He gave the crew a 2 second lead which stretched to 15 seconds after Caleb Thompson's (10th fastest) 10:25 split. Zac Jacklin (9th fastest) continued lengthening the lead to 29 seconds over nationally ranked rival Davis with his split of 10:25. Tyson Green (15th fastest) kept the lead , running 10:32, but Skyler Williams of Davis gained 7 seconds back until Connor McMillan closed the door with his 10:07 split (2nd on the day and 8th fastest all-time) to win by 47 seconds. The time by the Davis crew, 52:33, is 3rd fastest ever on the course.

We would like to thank the parent boosters for running registration, the concession stand, the results tent, and the finish chute. Special thanks to the team dads who helped us pick up the hay afterward. Also thanks to Frank and Quinn for helping us with our custodial needs.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Grass Relays at American Fork

This Saturday is our Grass Relays at American Fork High School
Don Bentley from Fleet Feet Sports will be there early to sell Track and XC Spikes at reduced prices.
There will be a USATF Jr. Olympic 1-mile race at 7:40 AM.

The High School Races follow this schedule:

8:00 Girls Frosh/Soph JV Race
8:25 Boys Frosh/Soph JV Race
8:40 Girls Jr/Sr JV Race
9:00 Boys Jr/Sr JV Race
9:15 Girls Varsity Relay
10:35 Boys Varsity Relay

Team T-shirts

The new team shirts are in. The ball caps aren't, yet.
If you haven't paid for yours yet, pay online or at the financial window and then bring your receipt to Coach Mostert.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Southwest Region Coaches Poll

Milesplit posted the NXN pre-season coaches poll today:
The boys are ranked second and the girls are mentioned for the first time in the region rankings since 2009.

Boys Top 10
1. Davis, UT
2. American Fork, UT
3. Sue Cleveland, NM
4. Mountain Vista, CO
5. Mountain View, UT
6. Fairview, CO
7. Fort Collins, CO
8. Desert Vista, AZ
9. Los Alamos, NM
10. Herriman, UT
Bubble Teams - Albuquerque Academy (NM), Bingham (UT), Ogden (UT), Pine View (UT)

Girls Top 10
1. Fort Collins, CO
2. Xavier College Prep, AZ
3. Monarch, CO
4. Davis, UT
5. Ogden, UT
6. Mountain Vista, CO
7. Los Alamos, NM
8. The Classical Academy, CO
9T. Skyline, UT
9T. Park City, UT
Bubble Teams - American Fork (UT), Eldorado (NM), Flagstaff (AZ), Mountain Crest (UT)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

2 Mile Time Trial

The Boys held their Summer 2 mile time trial on the Grass Relays course. (Last year's time)
1.Connor McMillan - 10:27.8 (10:53.5)
2.Tyson Green - 10:32.9
3.Caleb Thompson - 10:34.5 (10:58.8)
4.Zac Jacklin - 10:42.4 (11:32.1)
5.Hunter Wilson - 10:47.7 (11:41.8)
6.Kaden Springer - 10:59.6 (11:28.9)
7.Stephen Robbins - 11:05.2
8.Spencer Herzog - 11:12.2 (12:22.0)
9.Luke Gunther - 11:18.1 (12:26.5)
10.Jacob Chase - 11:18.4
11.Jace Jensen - 11:40.1
12.Connor Hoopes - 12:00.9 (12:14.1)
13.Daniel Bentley - 12:01.7
14.Hagen Harmer - 13:05.5
15.Dallin Day - 13:06.2 (11:44.9)
16.Neil Thomas - 13:18.6
17.Tony Jeffs - 13:23.3
18.Michael Hixon - 13:39.1
19.Parker Williams - 17:28.4

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Grinder and Other News

Congratulations to Sophie Baird and Joe Simmons for earning their Grinder shirts today.
Sophie made it up with a fantastic time of 10:07, while Joe ran an 8:57 PR.

Please make sure you get your activity fee paid ASAP. Athletes cannot race until they've paid. Activity fees, Uniforms, and Team Apparel can be paid for at the school financial window or on the school website. Uniforms do not need to be repurchased if they bought theirs from a previous year. Hit the My School Fees link.
Activity Fee: $60
Girls Uniform: $43
Boys Uniform: $30
Team t-shirt: $9 (optional)
Ball Cap: $15 (optional)
Winter Beanie: $13 (optional)
We are getting bids for track jackets, at the moment. We'll send out order forms for them soon.

Parents, if you haven't signed up for an assignment for The Grass Relays or for post-race treats yet, please call Mrs. McLelland at 772-0417.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Secrets to Success

Secrets to Success just posted an interview with Coach Mostert from Nike Cross Nationals last December in their weekly "Secrets to Success" series.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Girls 2 Mile Time Trial

The girls held their pre-season 2-Mile Time Trial this morning on the Grass Relays course. It was probably their best time trial ever. (2011 Time)
1.Makayla Stepp, 12:31
2.Emily Orton, 12:45 (13:17)
3.Sophie Baird, 12:54
4.Diane Leach, 12:58(13:19)
5.Lexie Green, 13:09(15:07)
6.Amber Bardin, 13:20(15:38)
7.Katie Cornell, 13:34(13:57)
8.Sophie Stewart, 13:54
9.Lexie Wright, 13:58
10.Ashley Larson, 14:29(15:12)
11.Rachel-11 Merrill, 14:39(15:27)
12.Katie Bradshaw, 14:41
13.Melanie Stucki, 14:45
14.Sammy Hollingsworth, 15:10
15.Kaylie Green, 15:12
16.Anna Gunther, 15:12
17.Rachel-12 Merrill, 15:35
18.Nikki Smith, 15:36
19.Sarah Tracy, 15:38
20.Bonnie Shellenburg, 15:41
21.Abigail McBride, 16:00(17:37)
22.Rachel Brantley, 16:19
23.Malorie Finch, 16:27
24.Candace Lundahl, 18:15
25.Brooke Paulson, 18:41
26.Andie Wright, 18:44
27.Megan Staten, 19:05
28.Ashlie Rymer, 19:19(21:20)
*Maddie Bench ran a 12:05 time-trial in Idaho this morning.