Thursday, August 28, 2014


AFHS will host the 19th Annual Grass Relays this Saturday at AFHS. We appreciate all the parents and alumni willing to help put on this meet. We are expecting around 30 teams.
A link to the complete results will be posted on this blog as well as on the AFXC website.

Meet Information

DATE: Saturday, August 30th ,2014
WHERE: American Fork High School, 510 N. 600 E. American Fork, Utah. Bus Parking South of the School.

7:00-8:00 A.M.: Registration 8:00 A.M.: Girls J.V. 2 Mile Race-Frosh/Soph
8:25 A.M.: Boys J.V. 2 Mile Race -Frosh/Soph
8:40 A.M.: Girls J.V. 2 Mile Race-Jr./Sr.
9:00 A.M.: Boys J.V. 2 Mile Race -Jr./Sr.
9:15 A.M.: Girls Varsity Relay ( Top 5 Girls, 2 Miles Each Leg)
10:35 A.M.: Boys Varsity Relay (Top 5 Boys, 2 Miles Each Leg)
TAGS: Pins and tags will be provided. Varsity Tags are color coded by leg. You can make your J.V. tags in advance in any color.

Don’t forget to bring batons.

J.V.: Awards to top 10 finishers in each J.V.race. Please do not enter your varsity runners in the JV race Varsity: Trophies to top 5 teams, boys and girls. Individual awards to 15 fastest relay legs in each race.
COURSE: 1 mile grass loop (spikes recommended) , lots of hay bales. Records: Boys:9:41 - Luke Puskedra, Judge Memorial, 2007. Girls: 11:36 - Summer Harper, Orem, 2012.

 LOOK AT OUR Grass Relays All-Time List

$40 Boys Team , $40 Girls Team Make Checks Payable to :
 American Fork High School
510 N. 600 E.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Highland Invitational

On Thursday the girls began their competitive season at the Highland Invitational at Sugarhouse Park, the site of the State Championships. The course was 2.9 miles long. The girls showed their depth and strength in all three races.

The varsity team placed 2nd out of 27 teams with 59 points; only 12 points behind champion Davis High School.
 2.  American Fork HS   59
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

7. 2049    Sammy Hollingsworth17:57.95.00:30.4Spread between the scoring runners00:41.0
12. 2047    Katie Cornell18:09.49.00:41.9
15. 2046    Maddie Bench18:23.712.00:56.2
17. 2045    Sophie Baird18:26.014.00:58.5
22. 2048    Lexie Green18:38.919.01:11.4
23. 2050    Cami Squires18:39.8(20.)01:12.3
32. 2051    Lexie Wright19:12.1(29.)01:44.6

2.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:31:35.9)59

The JV Girls also took 2nd place with 82 points; 27 behind Davis.
 2.  American Fork HS   82
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

1. 2042    Nikki Smith19:09.71.NASpread between the scoring runners02:40.9
5. 2033    Anna Gunther19:52.24.00:42.5
26. 2044    Andie Weight21:28.321.02:18.6
27. 2031    Camille Garrett21:28.622.02:18.9
39. 2030    Malorie Finch21:50.634.02:40.9
45. 2035    Abbi Lamb22:01.0(40.)02:51.3
48. 2034    Hailey Heath22:10.0(43.)03:00.3
76. 2028    Heather Bergeson22:54.7NS 03:45.0
85. 2029    Courtney Cox23:09.1NS 03:59.4
93. 2027    Jessica Anderson23:14.4NS 04:04.7
94. 2040    Payton Pryor23:18.9NS 04:09.2
120. 2041    Melissa Smith23:52.6NS 04:42.9
147. 2038    Abigail McBride24:36.0NS 05:26.3
178. 2037    Candace Lundahl25:43.7NS 06:34.0
192. 2039    Alexis McNall26:13.8NS 07:04.1

2.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:43:49.4)82

In the Girls Freshman/Sophomore race, the Lady Cavemen came away victorious with 41 points; beating Timpanogos by 12 points and Davis by 63.

 1.  American Fork HS   41
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

1. 2015    Katie Bradshaw19:29.91.NASpread between the scoring runners01:17.3
5. 2025    Bonnie Schellenberg20:02.15.00:32.2
12. 2017    Kendra Heath20:38.010.01:08.1
14. 2021    Madison Marrott20:46.912.01:17.0
15. 2023    Katy Phillippi20:47.213.01:17.3
24. 2016    Dani Christlieb21:34.5(20.)02:04.6
39. 2026    Stormy Watson22:07.7(33.)02:37.8
43. 2024    Emma Russell22:11.3NS 02:41.4
70. 2020    Ashlynn Lee23:00.2NS 03:30.3
88. 2022    Scout McMillan23:35.9NS 04:06.0
128. 2019    Rachel Isaacson25:02.2NS 05:32.3
152. 2014    Emma Bench25:50.0NS 06:20.1
226. 2018    Meg Ipson30:04.1NS 10:34.2

1.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:41:44.1)41
Congratulations to Katie Bradshaw and Nikki Smith for winning their respective JV races.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Highland Invitational

Tomorrow the girls team will be running at the Highland Invitational in Salt Lake City. The bus will leave AFHS at 2:30 PM. All girls must ride on the bus to the meet. Parents may take home their athlete if they've told a coach and after their cooldown run (the girls, not the parents).
The meet is held in Sugarhouse Park.
Take I-15 Northnbound.
Take I-80 Eastbound.
Take 13th East exit and turn North.
Parking will be limited in the park. You might have to park at Highland High School.
Frosh/Soph Boys - 4:00 pm
Frosh/Soph Girls - 4:25 pm
JV Boys - 4:50 pm
JV Girls - 5:15 pm
Varsity Boys - 5:45 pm
Varsity Girls - 6:10 pm 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Southwest US Pre-Season Rankings

Milesplit published their Pre-Season rankings for the Southwest US Region today. The boys enter the season with a unanimous #1 by the panel of 10 Regional coaches. The girls begin the season with a #5 ranking. This is their highest pre-season ranking, ever.

Sliding Rock

The team ended the Summer today with a trip to Sliding Rock. All had fun.
XC Photo Album

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Boys' Pre-Season 2 Mile Time Trial

The boys team held their pre-season 2 mile time trial today on the Grass Relays course. It was quite exciting with the top 5 running 26 seconds faster than last year's top 5; a record 51:17.

Name, Time (Last Year's Time)
1.Zac Jacklin, 10:01.7 (10:11)
2.McKay Johns, 10:09.4 (11:24)
3.Casey Clinger, 10:10.3 (11:19)
4.Jacob Chase, 10:20.9 (10:57)
5.Daniel Bentley, 10:34.2 (10:40)
6.Joseph Simmons, 10:40.5 (11:30)
7.Hagen Harmer, 10:42.6 (11:13)
8.Connor Hoopes, 10:57.3 (11:01)
9.Parker Rasmussen, 10:59.6
10.Nathan Tracy, 11:02.9 (10:25)
11.Jason Manning, 11:16.3 (12:49)
12.Jonah Hickman, 11:30.5 (11:45)
13.Ashton Jensen, 11:42.3 (12:05)
14.Ben Carson, 12:31.6
15.Cole Phillippi, 12:55.2
16.Mason Wright, 12:55.4
17.Collin Nielsen, 12:59.3 (15:55)
18.Ben Shellenberg, 13:03.7 (15:09)
19.Samuel Williams, 13:42.6
20.Spencer Fong, 14:18.3
21.Parker Williams, 14:18.5 (14:35)
22.Nathan Baird, 14:55.3 (15:50)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Milesplit article

The National page of had an article today about our boys team.
You can see it here.

The Penultimate Grinder of the Pre-Season

Yesterday, Katy Phillippi became the 2nd Caveman of the Summer to earn a Grinder t-shirt. Katy ran the Grinder in 10:28. Next week will be the last Grinder of the pre-season.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Concussion Training

All athletes have mandatory Concussion training on Wednesday, August 13th at 5:00 PM at AFHS.
Plan ahead.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Parent Booster Meeting

Our Parent Meeting will be held in the bleachers at AFHS on Wednesday, August 13th at 7 PM.
Parents Boosters will be discussing Grass Relays, parent t-shirts, and the upcoming season.
If you have any questions, contact Janell Jacklin (801-367-6405) or Tina Rasmussen (801-472-7337).

Monday, August 4, 2014

Saucony 500 Mile Challenge

Here;s the link to the Saucony 500 Mile Challenge. Sign up and post your Summer mileage for prizes.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Gerry LIndgren

Here's an inspiring story article about Gerry Lindgren, one of the greatest US high school runners ever.
Thanks to Albert Caruana for posting this story on his blog.

Highland Fling 5k

Several AF athletes participated at the Highland Fling 5k in Highland on Saturday.
Lexie Wright won the women"s division in 20:26.7.
Zac Jacklin won overall in 15:52.3.
McKay Johns was 2nd overall in 16:08.2.
Daniel Bentley was 3rd overall in 16:21.6.
Connor Hoopes was 4th overall in 16:57.5.
Parker Rasmussen was 5th overall in 17:47.8.

Friday, August 1, 2014


Just a reminder -
Athletes need to have their Physicals turned in and have their tryout checklists completed at
RegisterMyAthlete in order to practice with the team. Monday is the first official practice at 7:00 AM at AFHS. The boys also begins two-a-days, second session at 5:00 PM.