Monday, August 31, 2015


This Wednesday is the Pre-Region  IV meet at Pleasant Grove High School. Athletes will meet at 5:00 PM at AFHS. They must ride the bus in order to compete. Athletes missing the bus will not be allowed to run. Parents may take their athlete home after their team cooldown if they notify a coach.
The girls will race at 6:30 PM and the boys will race at 7:00 PM.

Link to Results

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Grass Relays

Over 2000 runners congregated yesterday at AFHS for the 20th Annual Grass Relays.
First off, we would like to thank our parent boosters for running the concession stand, and helping with registration, finish chute, timing, and results. Thanks to Dennis Archuleta for being our starter and Dale Robison for officiating. Thanks to Becky Bailey being there to handle athletic trainer duties and Glen Vawdry (AFHS Head Custodian) for facilities management. Also, thanks to the coaches who stepped in and helped in the chute.  COMPLETE RESULTS

It was sunnier and much hotter this year, approaching 90 degrees during the boys relay, than last year. (2014 time) # denotes award winner.

Girls Frosh/Soph Race: (314 runners)
1.Lexi Wright, 12:17 #
4.Lacie Evans, 12:55 #
24.Dani Christlieb, 13:53 (14:33)
46.Ashlynn Lee, 14:26 (14:41)
78.Allie Green, 14:56
84.Scout McMIllan, 15:00(16:01)
199.Hannah Simmons, 16:52 (16:31)

Boys Frosh/Soph Race (273 runners)
4.Cole Phillippi, 11:00 (12:21) #
6.Dalton Brems, 11:02 #
9.Aaron Steed, 11:13 #
12.Carson Clinger, 11:20
46.Alex Garces, 11:52
67.Casey Chamberlain, 12:09
115.Robert Richards, 12:35

Girls Junior/Senior Race: (328 Runners)
2.Katie Bradshaw, 12:26 (13:06) #
3.Anna Gunther, 12:53 (13:33) #
5.Bonnie Schellenberg, 13:00 (13:25) #
14.Katy Phillippi, 13:29 (13:46)
15.Hannah McKendrick, 13:30
18.Camille Garrett, 13:32 (14:02)
25.Emma Russell, 13:45
47.Kendra Heath, 14:07 (14:16)
51.Madison Marrott, 14:11 (13:39)
81.Kaylie Green, 14:41
100.Abbi Lamb, 14:59, (14:54)
146.Melissa Smith, 15:40 (15:48)
209.Stormy Watson, 16:26 (14:29)
273.Meg Ipson, 17:47 (19:45)
325.Harley Thorpe, 21:40

Boys Junior/Senior Race: (279 runners)
2.Jason Manning, 10:48 (10:53) #
9.Ben Carson, 11:01 (11:54) #
11.Tony Jeffs, 11:05 (11:19)
18.Parker Barnes, 11:11 (12:59)
66.Mark Carlisle, 11:44 (11:58)
76.Talon Garrick, 11:50 (12:31)
11.Collin Nielsen, 12:12 (12:21)

Boys Open JV Race: (404 runners)
7.Andy Snell, 11:59
26.Spencer Fong, 12:19 (13:22)
37.Samuel Williams, 12:30 (12:38)
40.Justin Herzog, 12:35
49.Mitchell Shumway, 12:41
82.Aidan Nielsen, 12:57
105.Bryson Owen, 13:11 (13:09)
123.Kyle Livingston, 13:19
126.Andrew Baird, 13:20
127.Andrew Jolley, 13:21
270.Tyson Williams, 14:36

Girls Varsity Relay (34 teams)

1.American Fork 61:20 (New Record!))

Sara Musselman 11:53 (9th All-Time) #
Cami Squires 12:32
Katie Cornell 12:29
Sammy Hollingsworth12:14 #
Sophie Baird 12:12 #       

Boys Varsity Relay (39 teams)
1.American Fork 51:42 (New Record!))
Patrick Parker 10:01 (12th All-Time) #
Joe Simmons 10:21 #
Hagen Harmer 10:38
Patrick Larkin 10:53
Casey Clinger 9:49 (4th All-Time) #

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Southwest Region Rankings came out today on Milesplit:

Dyestat Southwest Regional  Rankings: Boys are 1st, Girls are 1st

Several National Rankings have come out lately. When others are released, they will be posted here:

Milesplit National Pre-Season Rankings: Boys are 3rd , Girls are 11th

XCNation Pre-Season Rankings: Boys are 5th, Girls are 3rd

Bill Meylan (Tully Runners): Boys are 1st , Girls are 23rd

Dyestat National Rankings: Boys are 2nd  , Girls are 6th

Running Times Rankings: Boys are 1st , Girls are 8th

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Grass Relays at American Fork



DATE: Saturday, August 29th ,2015
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

8:45 A.M.: Girls J.V. 2 Mile Race-Jr./Sr.

9:05 A.M.: Boys J.V. 2 Mile Race -Jr./Sr.

9:20 A.M.: Girls Varsity Relay ( Top 5 Girls, 2 Miles Each Leg)

10:40 A.M.: Boys Varsity Relay (Top 5 Boys, 2 Miles Each Leg)

TAG STICKERS: Tag stickers will be provided. Varsity Tags are color coded by leg. You can make your J.V. tags in advance in any color if you want.

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.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Highland Invite Results

The girls team raced today at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City at the Highland Invite.
Complete Results
The girls varsity squad won the 25 team varsity race. They beat the nationally ranked Davis squad by a close 17 points.
 1.  American Fork HS   41
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

3. 25    Sara Musselman17:32.12.00:05.7Spread between the scoring runners01:08.0
6. 24    Sammy Hollingsworth17:45.65.00:19.2
7. 21    Sophie Baird17:46.56.00:20.1
10. 23    Katie Cornell18:05.18.00:38.7
22. 26    Cami Squires18:40.120.01:13.7
23. 22    Katie Bradshaw18:41.5(21.)01:15.1
26. 27    Lexi Wright18:50.4(24.)01:24.0

1.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:29:49.4)41

Lacey Evans won the Frosh/Soph JV race, where the girls placed 4th out of 22 teams.
 4.  American Fork HS   195
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

1. 2    Lacey Evans19:25.51.NASpread between the scoring runners04:49.9
36. 4    Ashlynn Lee22:49.534.03:24.0
53. 3    Allie Green23:38.148.04:12.6
54. 1    Dani Christlieb23:38.349.04:12.8
69. 5    Scout McMillan24:15.463.4:49.9

4.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:53:46.8)195

Anna Gunther won the Junior/Senior JV race to lead the Lady Cavemen to a first place out of 22 teams.

 1.  American Fork HS   17
PlaceBib    NameTimeScoreBehind WinnerSpread

1. 10    Anna Gunther19:04.71.NASpread between the scoring runners01:44.5
2. 1968    Hannah McKendrick20:31.72.01:27.0
3. 17    Bonnie Schellenberg20:32.43.01:27.7
5. 8    Camille Garrett20:47.65.01:42.9
6. 15    Katy Phillippi20:49.26.01:44.5
9. 16    Emma Russell20:54.5(9.)01:49.8
11. 14    Madison Marrott21:02.7(11.)01:58.0
33. 11    Kendra Heath22:01.1NS 02:56.4
35. 9    Kaylie Green22:14.8NS 03:10.1
71. 18    Melissa Smith23:22.9NS 04:18.2
218. 12    Meg Ipson29:16.0NS 10:11.3

1.(Total time for scoring runners: 1:41:45.6)17

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Highland Invitational

The girls team will be participating this Thursday at the Highland Invitational at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City. Take I-80 East to the 13th South exit and turn North. There's the Park. It's the location of the State Championships in October.

The bus will leave AFHS at 2:30 PM. All athletes must ride up on the bus, or will not be allowed to compete (district policy). Parents can take their athlete home if you inform a coach.

Race Schedule:
4:25 PM - Frosh/Soph Girls
5:15 PM - JV Girls
6:10 PM - Varsity Girls
6:30 PM - Awards Ceremony

Thursday, August 13, 2015

2 Mile Time Trial

The boys held their pre-season 2 mile time trial this afternoon on the Grass Relays course. It was 96 degrees, sunny, and calm. (2014 time).

1.Casey Clinger, 10:09.0 (10:10.3)
2.Patrick Parker, 10:13.1
3.Joe Simmons, 10:28.4 (10:40.5)
4.Hagen Harmer, 10:50.8 (10:42.6)
5.Patrick Larkin, 11:01.5
6.Cole Phillippi, 11:14.0 (12:55.2)
7.Tony Jeffs, 11:18.6
8.Ben Carson, 11:21.6 (12:31.6)
9.Aaron Steed, 11:24.4
10.Parker Barnes, 11:28.1
11.Dalton Brems, 11:45.3
12.Carson Clinger, 12:02.8
13.Talon Garrick, 12:07.1
14.Collin Nielsen, 12:58.9 (12:59.3)
15.Andy Snell, 13:02.2
16.Samuel Williams, 13:18.4 (13:42.6)
17.Justin Herzog, 13:33.7
18.Casey Chamberlain, 13:35.3
19.Bryson Owen, 13:47.1
20.Mitchell Shumway, 13:49.1
21.Spencer Fong, 13:57.3 (14:18.3)
22.Kyle Livingston, 14:06.5
23.Andrew Baird, 14:20.7
24.Aisan Nielsen, 14:25.0
25.Andrew Jolley, 15:30.1
26.Collin Kindred, 19:29.8

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Grinder Week #11

Congratulations to two freshmen. Dalton Brems earned his Grinder t-shirt by running 8:50 yesterday, while Carson Clinger won his Grinder t-shirt by running 8:55 yesterday. They are the second and third boys to earn t-shirts this Summer. This was the penultimate Grinder this Summer for the boys and the final Grinder for the girls team.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Weekend Inspiration

One of the best movies to come out this past year was Unbroken. It was an inspiring story about Olympic runner Louis Zamperini and his trials as a prisoner of war during World War II. There are many great quotes in the movie, one of which will appear on our team t-shirts this year.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Girls Two-Mile Time Trial

The girls had their pre-season two mile time trial this morning on the Grass Relays course.
(2014 time)

1.Lexi Wright      12:10 (12:55)
2.Sophie Baird      12:15 (12:27)
3.Cami Squires      12:19 (12:26)
4.Sammy Hollingsworth      12:21 (12:28)
5.Katie Cornell     12:24 (12:58)
6.Sara Musselman      12:31
7.Katie Bradshaw      12:34 (13:00)
8.Lacey Evans      12:41
9.Anna Gunther      12:44 (13:48)
10.Bonnie Schellenberg      13:18 (13:04)
11.Katy Phillippi      13:38 (14:11)
12.Camille Garrett      14:11 (15:07)
13.Emma Russell      14:30 (15:43)
14.Madison Marrott      14:41 (15:05)
15.Dani Christlieb      15:10 (15:02)
16.Ashlynn Lee      15:12
17.Allie Green      15:18 (17:46)
18.Scout McMillan      16:41 (17:46)
19.Meg Ipson      19:18 (21:35)

9 girls under 13:00 is a school record for the pre-season time trial.

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Grinder Week 10 and Other News

Congratulations to Patrick Parker for breaking 8:00 up the Grinder this morning to earn his spikes with a time of 7:55. He is the first new Caveman this season and the 21st to ever break 8:00.

Congratulations to Joe Simmons for winning the Highland Fling 5k last Saturday with a time of 15:58. He won by over 30 seconds.

Casey Clinger will be attending the Nike Elite Camp in Portland, Oregon this week. Only 10 elite cross country boys from around the Nation are invited. Elite Camp Website Link. Congratulations to Casey for this opportunity.
Elite Camp Highlight Video           Elite Camp Workout Video        Casey Bio Video              

Sub 8:00 Grinder
1992-Chris Merkley
1993-Dave Bell
2008-Jeff Harmon
2009-Robby Lee, Austin West
2010-Clayton Young, Nafe Richardson, Derek Day, Mack Morrison
2012-Brayden McLelland, Tyson Green, Caleb Thompson
2013-Connor McMillan, Nathan Tracy, Casey Clinger, Zac Jacklin,  McKay Johns, Hagen Harmer, Daniel Bentley
2014-Jacob Chase
2015-Patrick Parker, Joe Simmons, Jason Manning, Patrick Larkin, Parker Barnes
2016-Carson Clinger

Sub 9:30 Grinder
2013-Makayla Stepp, Maddie Bench, Lexie Green, Katie Cornell, Diane Leach
2014-Lexie Wright, Cami Squires, Sammy Hollingsworth
2015-Sara Musselman
2016-Brooklyn Hopkins

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Week #9 News

Official practice begins this coming Monday at 7:00 AM. In order to practice with the team, athletes MUST have in the following:
1.Physical Form
2.Tryout Checklist (on
3.Concussion Training Certificate (see earlier blog post for online instructions)
Athletes missing forms will be not be able to practice with the team until forms are in.

The Boys Team begins official two-a-days on Monday. We will meet at AFHS at 7:00 AM Monday through Saturday, and at 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Girls will continue with their M,W,F,Sat. AM and Tue.,Thurs. PM schedule.

Yesterday the team went out to Coach Hunziker's home in Cedar Fort for a trail run.

This morning, the boys helped out at the Timp Half Marathon, running the first water station at mile 3. They then proceeded to run down the canyon and back to AFHS.