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November 23, 2017

Committed to Excellence: Minnesota high school dedicated to athletes on and off playing surfaces

The words “commitment to excellence” have hung above Kurt Habeck’s office door since Eastview High School (Minnesota) opened 21 years ago. It was a testament to his program’s pledge to help students improve inside and outside of sports, b...

May 15, 2017

Is foot pronation as bad as it seems?

Runners today must often travel to their nearest specialty shoe store for recommendations on the best footwear. Typically, after taking shoe size measurements, sales people will take the athlete through a gait analysis by either running across the sa...

February 3, 2017

Getting more from running warm-ups

The days of taking a lap and static stretching as a warm-up are over. Chuck Woolridge, the successful cross country and track coach at Campolindo High School in Moraga, California, has learned quite a bit about the ancillary aspects of running in ...

December 5, 2016

Q&A: Arnie Miehe, seven-time state champion cross country coach

Five consecutive state championships would satisfy any high school coach, but that’s not what keeps Arnie Miehe motivated. All he wants is to make a difference. “I love it when (former athletes) send me Christmas cards; that’s what it’s ab...

July 13, 2016

NFHS modifies rule against helping injured competitors

Cross country and track athletes will now be given more latitude when they lend a helping hand to an injured competitor. Previously, assisting a fellow athlete led to a disqualification, but beginning with the 2017 season, that will be changed. Th...

October 30, 2015

Iowa cross country runner DQed for helping ailing rival

An Iowa high school cross country runner was stripped of his district championship after helping a rival competitor who had collapsed on the course. Zach Hougland of the Davis County High School cross country team had already crossed the finish li...

July 20, 2015

NFHS approves rule changes for track and field

The National Federation of State High School Associations approved rule changes for track and field and cross country beginning with the upcoming season. Here is the official news release from the NFHS: [caption id="attachment_11978" align="alignr...

June 18, 2015

Kansas extending distances of girls cross country meets

The distances at Kansas high school girls cross country state and regional meets will increase to 5,000 meters beginning with the upcoming season, the state athletic association announced this week. [caption id="attachment_13118" align="alignrig...