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Future Stars Spotlight: David Principe Jimmy Stevenson Oct 10, 2014

David or "DJ" Principe is one of the top sophomores in the nation leading the US #2 La Salle Academy. He had a stellar freshmen year with PRs of 9:15 (3200m) and 4:28 (mile). He found success in some early season meets winning the Injury Fund XC Carnival in 15:27. Most recently at the Great American XC Festival, Principe led his team to a team title with his 7th place finish running 15:30. Future Stars Spotlight presented by Hoka One One.  

Scenes from Great American (and more) Stephen Mazzone Oct 6, 2014

Few days (if any) can match what happened this past Saturday for R.I. cross-country athletes. Down in North Carolina, the smallest state may have made the biggest impact at the Great American X-C Festival. La Salle Academy, ranked No. 2 according to MileSplit's national poll, captured the featured Race of Champions event with a slim eight-point victory over second-place Mariatta, Ga. If that wasn't enough, the girls' team took runner-up honors in the ROC race and the boys of Bishop Hendricken took the top prize in the seeded Invitational race. About a 1,000 miles north of the Great American,Cumberland earned the spotlight at Maine's Festival of Champions. For the fourth time, the Clipper boys copped the team title. The opening act for the Blue and White occured in the girls' event where junior Amy Laverty broke the tape a winner. Teamwise, the Lady Clippers were second overall. Lastly, defending state champion Emma McMillan of Barrington, achieved gold in Thetford, Vt., with a dominating triumph at the Wood Trails Run.

VA Takeover! Hunter, Davidson, & Blacksburg ROC at Great American! Brandon Miles Oct 4, 2014

With the exception of a short-handed US #2 La Salle Academy boys of Rhode Island able to hold onto the team title, it was a complete Virginia take over over the top seeded Race of Champions at Great American with US #11 Andrew Hunter running the nation's fastest 5K time as the boys champ in 14:46, while sophomore Libby Davidson (US #25) won her second big race at WakeMed with a new 17:06 PR. Meanwhile, the US #7 Blacksburg girls crushed the team field including US #2 Saratoga Springs winning by a margin of 49 points with a 18:17 team average. 

Who's #1 Between CBA & La Salle Remains Unresolved Brandon Miles Oct 1, 2014

Two of the top ranked teams in the country raced this past weekend at the Bowdoin Classic in Saucony Flo50 preseason #1 ranked Christian Brothers Academy of New Jersey in their season opener race against previous Saucony Flo50 #4 La Salle Academy of Rhode Island. CBA may have won the meet and did nothing to hurt their case in holding onto their #1 position in the country, but the La Salle Academy boys also improved their stock.

US #1 CBA tops short-handed US #4 La Salle at Bowdoin Brandon Miles Sep 28, 2014

At the Bowdoin XC Classic, the US #1 CBA boys came out on top 41 to 54 in the clash with US #4 La Salle Academy, while La Salle was missing one key runner Jack Salisbury from the race due to illness. CBA still was impressive in their team win with a 28 second spread for their top 5.

Vote for National Boys XC Team of the Week #2 (9/6) Brandon Miles Sep 9, 2014

Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Team Performance of the Week #2 (Monday, September 1st through Saturday, September 6th). The following boys cross country teams had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. Voting ends on Thursday, September 11th at 8 PM ET.

National Preseason XC Rankings - Boys Teams Brandon Miles Aug 29, 2014

We teased you with a top 10 watch list article and a Who's #1?" video ranking the top 10 teams in the country. Now is the time to reveal our complete preseason top 25 national rankings of the best returning boys squads in the nation for the 2014 XC season. 

10 Boys Teams To Watch Brandon Miles Aug 19, 2014

The following 10 high school cross country boys teams have been selected as part of our Saucony Flo 50 pre-season watch list for the upcoming season as the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the very top tier of returning squads to look out for in top national races this fall.

Track & Field Powerhouse Program Rankings - Girls Distance Brandon Miles May 29, 2014

Who are the powerhouse programs and track & field factories of the United States? Which team produces the best milers, quarter milers, half milers, two milers, sprinters, and hurdlers? Well MileSplit has those answers for you as our database can do a lot of things including show the deepest high school teams in each running event by taking the top 5 fastest on each team and averaging out for the fastest team averages to rank the squads nationally in order.

Berkson cherishes 800 mark at NBNI Stephen Mazzone Mar 11, 2013

  There is one thing you can say about Maddy Berkson. No matter what event and no matter what type of competition, she always comes to race.                                              

Rhode Islanders Compete in Great American XC Festival Oct 3, 2012

This past weekend at the Great American Cross Country Festival hosted in Cary North Carolina several Rhode Island athletes tested their abilities against some of the best runner's in the country.  On the Men's side, the Race of Champions had 5 of the top 25 teams in the nation.  Both Bishop Hendricken and La Salle Academy competed in the race of champions, with local Massachusetts team Bishop Feehan also in the race. Those teams were also joined by Bryce Kelley of Chariho High School. 

Cross Country Preview: Boys Individual Preview Aug 21, 2012

   August 20th marked the official start of the Cross Country practice season in the state of Rhode Island.  All of the summer miles will start to pay off as many athletes return to their respective schools for the fall.  MilesplitRI has taken the task of previewing both the Boys and the Girls competition for this coming year. Today we will be focusing on the boys individual competition.

NBIN 4x800s - Rhodes burns rubber, Stotans surprise Geoffrey Decker Mar 11, 2012

Brooklyn's Boys & Girls High School was right at home in New York City tonight at the Washington Heights Armory. The Kangaroos, long known for their success in the sprint relays (they are defending champs in the 1600 meter relay), notched a new title on their belt with an exhilarating come-from-behind win in the 3200 meter relay. 

New England Championships: Girls Preview Feb 29, 2012

A bit of gamesmanship is underway by the coaches of prominent teams in New England. The meet rules for the New England Championships state that an athlete can only be entered in four events including relays, and several coaches have their top tier athletes slated for the maximum allowable amount. The fact that an athlete can even qualify in four events is a testament to their tremendous talent, but the likelyhood that it will actually happen is slim.

Bay View's Johnson defends again Feb 19, 2012

Erica Johnson, a junior, became the first female in the 20-plus year history of the girls’ indoor state meet to win the 600 three consecutive years. Saturday, she clocked a victorious time of 1 minute, 35.37 seconds. Johnson broke into the lead almost immediately and maintained it throughout.  (via

Clippers’ Souliere, Plant rise up at ‘tough’ Headley Division meet Feb 6, 2012

There are four divisions in R.I. girls’ indoor track and without a doubt the toughest of them all is the Headley Division. The nine-team division features three of the top six schools from last year’s state meet, including five-time defending champion La Salle Academy. (via

Portsmouth tops E.P. for girls' Headley meet title Feb 6, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Team titles in the four girls’ high school indoor track and field divisional championship meets held Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Providence Career & Tech Academy Fieldhouse went to Toll Gate in the Bayha bracket; Hope in Sullivan; LaSalle in Headley and local entry Portsmouth in the Dwyer Division.  (via

New England Rankings: 5th Release Jan 24, 2012

Show stopping relays were the order of the week with the Yale Track Classic and the Massachusetts Division meets providing ample competition to tear apart the rankings.  Some teams, like Marshfield (MA), had the luxury of doing both.  They participated in the MSTCA Division 2 Relays last weekend, and then traveled to Yale Friday where they unleashed a US#1 DMR time of 10:17.40.  That group was anchored by Joel Hubbard who split 4:14 for his mile leg.

Yale Highlights: Huge DMR Races on Friday Jan 21, 2012

The DMR was king on Friday with eight teams entering the US top ten.  The Tatnall (DE) girls posted a US#2 time of 11:44.02 to lead a very talented field of challengers, and the Marshfield boys are now US#1 with their winning time of 10:17.40.

Coaches vote first poll of winter season Jan 18, 2012

Like two runners hitting the finish tape simultaneously, the girls’ teams of La Salle and Classical finished with identical point totals (112) in the first of three coaches polls conducted by the R.I. Track & Field Foundation. The Rams are defending state team champs, and received seven first-place votes among the participating coaches, with the Purple getting three.  (via

Molly Keating - Gatorade RI Runner of the Year Jan 12, 2012

CHICAGO (January 12, 2012) — In its 27th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN HS, today announced Molly Keating of La Salle Academy as its 2011-12 Gatorade Rhode Island Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. Keating is the second Gatorade Rhode Island Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from La Salle Academy.

New England Rankings: 3rd Release Jan 10, 2012

When Carla Forbes enters the New England rankings she does it with a splash.  The Newton North junior was launching huge jumps at the Dartmouth Relays this past weekend, and her stellar performances that day resulted in a NE#1 ranking in both the long jump (19’4”) and the triple jump (40’10”).  Nationally, she is now ranked US#1 in the triple jump and US#3 in the long jump.  A key component to her success is runway speed, and Forbes demonstrated her aptitude with a NE#3 time of 7.31; finishing as the top American at Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Relays Coverage Jan 6, 2012

  The Dartmouth Relays is traditionally the first major invitational with regional implications. Teams from all six New England states are slated to participate, in addition to teams from New York and Canada.  MileSplit will follow all the action from the two day event, updating this page with the most recent performances.

Brown Invitational: Girls Preview Patrick Bendzick Oct 13, 2011

Catarina Rocha and Aisha McAdams enter Saturday's race with a wealth of credentials, but the pair will have plenty of company and a sea of maroon jerseys may envelop the two as the team battle rages in the front pack.

Brown Invitational: Boys Preview Oct 12, 2011

Having Edward Cheserek in the field forces some early decisions for the rest of the front pack.  Do they attempt to go with him?  Do they simply let him go and monitor the next major move from within the chase pack?  One thing is certain, you had better be confident in the strategy you choose and commit to it wholeheartedly. 

Weekend Highlights: O\'Connor (FL) Goes 20.93 in 200m Outdoors; Bullard (VA) runs 1:04.10 in 500m Scott Bush Feb 29, 2008

Javell Bullard (VA) & Taylor Sykes (VA) run U.S.#1 & U.S.#2 for 500m(Photo by John Herzog)Four state championships (MA, PA, VA, WY) and the New England Championships highlight this weekend's track and field action.  See what's happening!***Ebony Eutsey (FL) blazes 24.27 (200m) & 54.09 (400m) outdoors at Sam Burley (FL)!!!  ***Brandon O'Connor (FL) starts the outdoor season with a bang, running 20.93 for 200m at Sam Burley (FL)!!!  ***Javell Bullard (VA) & sophomore Taylor Sykes (VA) go U.S.#1-#2 in 500m with 1:04.10-1:04.11 in VA!!!  ***Peter Dorrell (PA) runs 4:14.69 (1600m) & 2:28.70 (1000m) at VHSL Group AA Champs!!!  ***Stephen Michael (WY) dominates in WY Indoor State Champs., winning four events (LJ, TJ, 200m, 55m)!!!  Top Boys Weekend Highlights- Dominic Smith (CT) runs U.S. top ten for 300m in 34.78 in MA- Parker Bourdreau (CT) runs U.S.#1 in 1000m with 2:27.63 in MA- Dwight Barbiasz (NH) leaps 6-09 in HJ at New England Champs.- LaSalle (PA) runs U.S.#1 for DMR in 10:15.89 at PA Champs.- Khaliff Featherstone (PA) runs 48.30 for 400m in PA- Joe Wesley (MI) vaults 16-06 to win MITS Championships- Matt Armstrong (MI) throws 61-06 to win shot put at MITS- Roscoe Payne (MI) hurdles U.S. top ten in 8.00 at MITSTop Girls Weekend Highlights- Ariel Roberts (MI) jumps U.S.#1 in high jump in 5-09 at MITS - Becky O'Brien (ME) throws 48-10 in shot put at New Englands- Karen Shump (PA) throws 48-10.25 in shot put in PA- Ijeoma Iheoma (PA) runs U.S.#3 for 400m in 54.54 at PTFCA- Abby Schaffer (PA) vaults 13-00.25 in PA, U.S.#4 mark- Tynita Butts (VA) leaps U.S.#2 in LJ with 20-00 effort in VA - LaSalle (RI) wins 4x2 & 4x4 against deep competition in MA- Eryn Wheeler (RI) runs U.S. top ten for 600m in 1:33.79 in MA- Leslie Aririguzo (MI) wins 60m hurdles in 8.67 at MITS Champ.