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cross country

June 19, 2020

Climate Control: Handling Heat Acclimation in Athletes

The entire sports world hopes and prays for a return to normalcy by the Autumn of 2020 following a spring and summer rife with cancellations and disappointments. A return to the former status quo would mean that fall athletes will be gearing up for t...


meetings
May 22, 2020

Benefits of individual postseason meetings

“To be a good leader, you have to listen,” said veteran Indiana Tech baseball coach Kip McWilliams, who led his team to the 2019 NAIA World Series and ABCA Regional Coach of the Year. One of the most important times for McWilliams to listen t...


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...


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...


transgender athletes
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...


January 21, 2015

Iowa extending girls cross country distances

Iowa is joining a number of other states in extending girls cross country distances, a change that will take effect this fall. Girls had been running 4,000 meters, but the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s board of directors voted in Janua...


October 30, 2014

Cross country runner disqualified for carrying opponent to finish line


Seldom does great sportsmanship end in punishment, but that’s the case for a Wisconsin cross country athlete who aided a struggling opponent during a recent race.Shawano High School junior Teagan Monfils was disqualified from a recent 5K ...