Saturday, November 29, 2014

NXN Information

All spectators will need to park at the Tri Met Park and Ride at 12202 E Burnside St (full address below) where shuttles will transport you to/from Glendoveer Golf Course.  Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the race start to allow ample time: 

Tri Met Park and Ride
12202 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97216

Should the lot above fill up, you will be directed to an overflow lot within one mile of the Tri Met Park and Ride.  You may also access this lot via the Tri Met MAX train using the E 122nd/Menlo Park stop on the Blue Line. 

For more information about the Tri Met MAX please visit 

-Athlete’s family members are responsible for their own travel, ground transportation and hotel accommodations.  Hotel recommendations and rates can be found at
-Due to liability concerns, family members will NOT be allowed to ride with the athletes on the buses.
-Athletes will be transported by a designated NXN bus at all times, and due to liability concerns will not be permitted to leave event premises with family members or friends during their stay in Portland.
-Family members are welcome at the Embassy Suites Hotel anytime over the weekend to visit.  We do ask that families enable their athlete to focus on their athlete activities.
-Parents do NOT need to register their athlete online; athletes will be registered by meet staff.

Embassy Suites Hotel Washington Square
9000 SW Washington Square Rd.
Tigard, OR 97223    Phone: 503-644-4000
Family and Friends Hotels - Link 

Tiger Woods Center
One Bowerman Dr.
Beaverton, OR 97005  Phone: 503-532-6300

NIKE CROSS NATIONALS RACE/GLENDOVEER GOLF COURSE-All family & friends are welcome to attend the race at Glendoveer Golf Course on December 6th
-Admission to Nike Cross Nationals is free for spectators
Glendoveer Golf Course
14015 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97230
(503) 253-7507
10:05am Girl’s Championship Race
11:35am Boy’s Championship Race
12:45pm: Community Race (family and friends welcome to participate by registering at
*Awards to follow each race 

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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thankful 13

Athletes who would like to help Dave Bell at the Thankful 13 Road Race, contact him at (801)722-5106. He needs help at the finish line and at the aid stations.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Today the Cavemen competed at the NXN Southwest Regionals at Casa Grande, Arizona.
The boys raced at 10:47 AM when it was 65 degrees and sunny. When it was over, the boys had won the Southwest Regionals for the 6th straight year with 74 points. We had three All-Region runners: Casey Clinger (4th) and Zac Jacklin (7th) were 1st Team All-Region, and McKay Johns (10th) was 2nd Team All-Region. They  had the second fastest team time in Southwest history and set a course team time record. Their team time is the 13th fastest in US History.
1 American Fork Cross Country 72 1:16:31 
2 Casey CLINGER 14:56.000 
4 Zac JACKLIN 14:59.000 
5 Mckay JOHNS 15:08.000 
25 Joseph SIMMONS 15:39.000 
36 Jacob CHASE 15:49.000 
(44) Hagen HARMER 15:53.000 
(82) Daniel BENTLEY 16:16.000 

At 11:17 it was the girls' turn, and they won their first Southwest Regional Championships with 118 points. 
1 American Fork Cross Country 118 1:33:06 
9 Cami SQUIRES 18:11.000 
13 Sammy HOLLINGSWORTH 18:22.000 
14 Nikki SMITH 18:26.000 
35 Lexie GREEN 18:58.000 
47 Sophie BAIRD 19:09.000 
(55) Katie CORNELL 19:13.000 

Read more: NXN Southwest Regional - News - 2014 Results - NXN Southwest Regional

Both team have earned trips to compete at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon on December 6th. This will be the boys' 6th straight trip, while it will be the first trip for the girls.

Thanks to all the parents and family who traveled down from Utah for the races, and for all the community support for our team.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NXN Southwest Regionals

Here's a schedule for NXN-SW:
Grande Sports Academy,
Casa Grande, AZ
CO - UT - NM - AZ - NV
Friday November 21
3:30 - 7:00 pm Packet Pick Up
4:00 – 5:00 pm Course Walk Thru (Only at this time)
3:00 – 7:00 pm Retail Open @ Course
5:05 - 5:35 pm Press Conference, Pre Meet Review, Discussion, Gatorade Recovery Social.
5:40 - 6:15 pm T-Shirt Exchange. (Bring T-Shirts from your schools).
6:30 - 8:00 pm Pasta Dinner,  Nike Elite Athlete Appearance and Q&A Session
(Pasta Dinner Registration/Menu/Location HERE)
Saturday November 22
6:30 - 7:30 am  Walk Thru, Late Registration
6:30 - 7:30 am Final Registration Citizens Race
8:00 am Citizens 5K Race
8:20 am Girls Open Race I PINK
8:35 am Girls Open Race II YELLOW
8:50 am Girls Open Race III RED
9:10 am Boys Open Race I ORANGE
9:25 am Boys Open Race II WHITE
9:40 am Boys Open Race III BROWN
9:55 am Boys Open Race IV PURPLE
10:30 am Line Up Boys Championship Race
10:35 am National Anthem
10:40 am Introduction
10:47 am Boys Championship Race BLACK
11:15 am Line Up Girls Championship Race
11:20 am Introduction
11:27 am Girls Championship Race GREEN
12:10 pm Awards
12:45 pm Championship Teams and Individuals Processing for Nationals

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

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Cross-Country Banquet

We will have our team banquet this Thursday at the AFHS cafeteria this Thursday at 6:00 PM. As usual, it will be a pot luck supper. The team captains will hand out assignments for food to all the athletes.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pre-Footlocker Invite Results

Results Link: Pre-Footlocker

2.Cami Squires, 18:47
3.Sammy Hollingsworth, 19:03
6.Nikki Smith, 19:29
7.Maddie Bench, 19:30
8.Sophie Baird, 19:38
13.Lexie Green, 20:01
14.Lexi Wright, 20:04
16.Katie Bradshaw, 20:10
21.Katie Cornell, 20:39
22.Katy Phillippi, 20:40
25.Anna Gunther, 20:46
27.Kendra Heath, 20:52
34.Bonnie Schellenberg, 21:16
39.Madison Marrott, 21:22
61.Ashlynn Lee, 22:20
63.Camille Garrett, 22:23
65.Malorie Finch, 22:24
85.Abbi Lamb, 22:53
91.Stormy Watson, 23:26
98.Andie Weight, 23:32
101.Hailey Heath, 23:50
103.Jessica Anderson, 23:58
104.Heather Bergeson, 24:02
108.Kaylie Green, 24:16
111.Scout McMillan, 24:24
121.Melissa Smith, 25:11
129.Candace Lundahl, 26:14
132.Lara Reading, 26:28
133.Hannah Simmons, 26:28
139.Meg Ipson, 28:07
144.Emma Bench, 30:55

1.Casey Clinger, 15:32
2.Zac Jacklin , 15:36
5.McKay Johns, 15:50
6.Joe Simmons, 16:15
7.Hagen Harmer, 16:15
11.Jacob Chase, 16:26
13.Daniel Bentley, 16:28
23.Connor Hoopes, 16:44
32.Parker Rasmussen, 16:59
49.Jason Manning, 17:38
55.Tony Jeffs, 17:45
70.Jared Anderson, 18:09
75.Cole Phillippi,   18:14
95.Parker Barnes, 18:42
109.Talon Garrick, 18:56
128.Collin Nielsen, 19:33
149.Bryson Owen, 20:43
170.Nate Baird, 21:49
175.Parker Williams, 22:02

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Post-Season Mile Time Trial

The boys held their Post-Season Mile Time Trial today.
1.McKay Johns          4:22.8
2.Casey Clinger          4:25.2
3.Zac Jacklin               4:26.4
4.Jacob Chase             4:27.6
5.Daniel Bentley         4:30.8
6.Connor Hoopes        4:35.6
7.Joseph Simmons      4:37.9
8.Ashton Jensen          4:42.0
9.Hagen Harmer          4:44.2
10.Parker Rasmussen  4:50.7
11.Jason Manning       4:55.3
12.Ben Carson             4:57.3
13.Tony Jeffs               4:59.0
14.Jared Anderson       5:10.1
15.Cole Phillippi          5:11.9
16.Parker Barnes         5:12.5
17.Talon Garrick         5:18.7
18.Samuel Williams    5:25.9
19.Spencer Fong          5:27.3
20.Collin Nielsen         5:35.1
21.Bryson Owen          5:42.2

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pre-Footlocker Invitational

The Utah High School Track Coaches Association is holding a meet this Saturday, November 8th at AFHS: The Pre-Footlocker Invite.
Cost is $3.00 per athlete.
7:30-8:20 AM Registration
8:30 AM - Girls 5k Race
9:00 AM - Boys 5k Race

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Grinder

Yesterday was Grinder Monday.
Cami Squires set a new HS Girls record of 9:03.
Jared Anderson earned his Grnider t-shirt with a time of 8:58.
Jacob Chase earned a pair of spikes witha PR 7:58. He is the 20th boy to break 8:00.
The boys also set a record of 5 boys sub 8:00.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Weekend News

The boys and girls are both ranked in the top 10 nationally at the same time for the first time ever:
Boys #1 on Dyestat
Girls #6 on Dyestat

Boys #2 on Milesplit
Girls #6 on Milesplit

Boys #3 on Running Times
Girls #5 on Running Times

2014 Alumnus Connor McMillan placed 10th in 23:36 for 8k to help BYU place 2nd in the West Coast Conference Championships.

2014 Alumna Makayla Stepp placed 13th in 18:30 for 5k to help UVU place 2nd at the Western Athletic Conference Championships.

2010 Alumna Jasmyn Hildebrandt placed 64th in 18:47 for 5k to help SUU place 7th at the Big Sky Conference Championships.

2014 Alumna Diane Leach placed 70th in 22:48 for 6k to help USU place 7th at the Mountain West Conference Championships.