Iowa City West alum Valerie Welch is already having an excellent start to her collegiate career with the Colorado Buffs.
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As we get set to announce a new Bowerman Award winner we take a look back to the first ever female recipient, Central Florida's own Jenny Simpson (Barringer).
Mike Leary, a longtime Florida photographer (and father of stellar Florida high school runner Ryder Leary), sent us some of his favorite photos he shot during the high school and college career of local celebrity Jenny (Barringer) Simpson who recently made history becoming the first woman to medal in the 1,500m at the Olympic Games, when she earned the bronze medal on Tuesday night in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Galloway Senior Reilly Friedman wrapped up his High School running career with a crowd pleasing win at the Atlanta Track Club's All-Comers meet on Tuesday night, 5/19/15.
The University of Wyoming used the early signing period to ink a bundle of Colorado-based talent.
Hopkins' Joe Klecker has officially signed with the University of Colorado-Boulder to run cross country and track and field for the Buffalos. MN Milesplit had a chance to catch up with Joe to learn more about his choice, goals for the future, and advice to younger runners.
Over the course of the past several years, Brianna Schwartz has run virtually alone many times on her way to developing into one of the country’s top distance talents, claiming state championships and gaining national recognition in the fall, winter and spring.
Have you ever wanted a one-stop site to see all the college schedules? Here it is!
University of Colorado sports fans had reason to celebrate Friday afternoon when the school announced it plans to break ground May 12 on a $143 million facilities project in and around Folsom Field that officials have called transformational. (via www.dailycamera.com)
Alex Kizirian rewrites the University of Colorado record book with a weight throw of 68-4.25. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Kobi Rex climbed near the top of the high jump rankings by clearing 7-0.5 on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Abrianna Torres is one of two University of Colorado pentathletes who would make the cut for nationals if that cut were taking place today. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mark Jones went 7-2.25 to win the high jump at the Air Force Holiday Open. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Although the meet was held in Wyoming, a big part of the news to be made was made by Colorado high school graduates.
In part four of our interview, Jenny talks about her career length, Puddles the duck doll and her chance meeting with Mary Decker.
Mark Wetmore has been named the USTFCCCA Bill Dellinger National Men's Coach of the Year. (via CUBuffs.com)
The University of Colorado men's cross country team captured its fourth such national championship in school history, coming from behind throughout the race to end up on top in cold and windy conditions here at the LaVerne Gibson Cross Country Course. (via CUBuffs.com)
UT/CO teams dominate NXNSW, TX rolls over NXN South! Big time CBA and Briana Gess in NJ! Colorado, Providence dominate team action at NCAA's! (Photos by Margot Kelly)
For Melanie Nun and the rapidly-rising Colorado women, there is yet some hope for a podium finish on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Colorado's Blake Theroux (58) looks to lead the Buffaloes to a regional title and a national championship berth. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jenny Simpson is one of the top female middle distance runners in the United States and her accolades speak for themselves. Our Ricky Quintana spoke with Simpson recently about everything from her 2013 season, to her coaching change, and even her duck toy named Puddles. We will be featuring this EXCLUSIVE interview in four installments over the next four weeks and making it for our subscribers only. So if you don't have a subscription yet, this is definitely worth the price of admission, and if you are already a subscriber thank you so much for your continued support!
Edward Cheserek broke away from the field and took a six-second victory for his efforts. Photo by Alan Versaw.
With 200 meters to go, nobody was going to catch Aisling Cuffe. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Forget about North Carolina-Duke basketball. Forget about Ohio State-Michigan football. Forget about Army-Navy anything. PAC-12 Cross Country trumps them all.
The CU men are third and the women are 14th in the USTFCCCA Top 30 Preseason Poll. (via CUBuffs.com)
The Brooks PR Invitational brings together the nations top track and field athletes from across the country to compete at the Dempsey Center in Seattle, Washington, one of the fastest indoor tracks in the nation. The meet consists of seven events the 60 meter dash, 60 meter hurdles, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, one mile run, and two mile run. Flathead senior Zach Perrin is Montana's lone entrant and looks to keep the two mile title in Big Sky Country.
Olympian Emma Coburn is returning to the University of Colorado track and field team's roster for her senior year this season and is already garnering national attention by receiving votes on the USTFCCCA's The Bowerman's Watch List. (via CUBuffs.com)
Shalaya Kipp as she was named the 2012 College Women's Athlete-of-the-Year as selected by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, announced on Tuesday afternoon. (via CUBuffs.com)
Buchanan High School senior Hagen Reedy has ended her college recruitment and will head back to the state of Colorado to run for the Buffaloes.. Reedy moved from Littleton to California six years ago. In 2011, she won the CIF California State Cross Country Championships and finished runner-up in 2012. In her senior year, she placed 20th at Nike Cross Nationals in Portland Oregon, capping off a stellar cross country career.
As with any other year, there were several outstanding achievements in the sports of cross country and track and field. In this article, we try to narrow it down to a single most significant achievement.
Kithuka over Sambu and Lalang, Seina outkicks D'Agostino and Hasay! OK State men and Oregon women win titles! (Photo by Tim O'Dowd)
NCAA Championships HQ: Find everything here and more, pertaining to cross country national championships.
David Kilgore had a stellar career at Holy Trinity. During his time he was the 2009 1A cross country runner-up, and 2010 1A cross country state champion. Kilgore also won the 1600 meter state championship in both 2010 and 2011. He his currently a redshirt freshman at the University of Colorado. See what David has been up to in this feature we call Where Are They Now?
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The highly competitive field that boasts 15 nationally ranked teams for the NCAA Division I Pre-National Cross Country meet on Oct. 13, at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park has been set.
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Oklahoma State's Dave Smith has been honored as the Bill Dellinger National Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year.
The Oklahoma State men's cross country team has captured its second-consecutive NCAA title.
The decision is in for Holy Trinity senior David Kilgore. Wednesday night he announced that he will be running for the University of Colorado.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has announced the 2010 winners of the USTFCCCA Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year honors.
One member of the women's team, Iowa State junior Dani Stack, has experienced NCAA Division I cross country from both sides now.
The Big 12 Conference notched 34 women and 26 men on the All-Region list to lead all conferences in both categories.
Four Big 12 women's cross country teams and four men's teams have qualified for the 2010 NCAA Championships
The Big 12 men's and women's cross country teams will compete at NCAA Regionals on Saturday, Nov. 13.
A life of learning, training, and competition is what most student-athletes' years before college consist of, but Dillon Shije's life prior to arriving on campus at the University of Colorado was different than most.
Jon Murray (Texas Tech) and Dave Smith (Oklahoma State) have been selected as the 2010 Big 12 Cross Country Coaches of the Year, as voted by the league coaches.
The Texas Tech women's team and the Oklahoma State men's team have been crowned the 2010 Big 12 Cross Country Champions for the third-consecutive year.
The 2010 Big 12 Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, in Stillwater, Okla.
In the world of sports, physical toughness is not the only trait necessary to be successful; often, mental toughness is key. Mental toughness is what many athletes need to get through those moments when finishing seems impossible.
The Big 12 Conference has named 147 student-athletes to the 2010 Academic All-Big 12 Cross Country Team, the league office announced.
Colorado sophomores Laura Tremblay and Joe Bosshard have earned Big 12 Cross Country Runner of the Week honors.
Allison Mendez has taken an interesting route to get to where she is today.
Redshirt Freshman Cowboy cross country runner Tom Farrell is a long way from home, but that hasn't stopped him from being one of the top competitors for OSU. Ferrell was recruited to run for OSU by assistant cross country coach Bobby Lockhart and never even visited Stillwater, Okla. before his first semester as a student-athlete.
David Adams (Nebraska) and Laura Tremblay (Colorado) have earned Big 12 Cross Country Runner of the Week honors.
"Sooner born and Sooner bred" a title that never goes by the way-side when a young man grows up in the state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State's Girma Mecheso and Iowa State's Aliphine Tuliamuk have garnered Big 12 Cross Country Runner of the Week honors.
Silas Kemboi of Texas Tech and Mia Behm of Texas have been awarded Big 12 Cross Country Runner of the Week honors.
Will Nation (Texas) and Kaitie Vanatta (Missouri) have been named the Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week for the second week of the 2010 season. Nation is the second Big 12 freshman to earn the award during 2010. Vanatta claimed her second conference weekly award, as she was last named the Big 12 Runner of the Week on Sept. 15, 2009. On the women's side, just two Tiger runners have captured the award since 2006.
It's funny how some of the smallest things in life can have the biggest impact on a person. A small decision that, at the time, may seem unimportant can shape who we will become and what we will accomplish.
Tom Farrell (Oklahoma State) and Lara Crofford (Nebraska) have been named the first Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week of the 2010 season. It is the first conference weekly award for both student-athletes.
Eight Big 12 Cross Country teams are ranked in the top 30 of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association 2010 preseason poll. The Big 12 leads the nation with five men's teams in the national top 30.
University of Colorado senior Jenny Barringer was named the recipient of the inaugural The Bowerman award, it was lt;br />announced.
Oklahoma State's Dave Smith earned the men's Division I National Cross Country Coach of the Year honor, it was announced.
Allie McLaughlin, shown here running at this fall's Rocky Mountain Shootout, took fifth at the NCAA Division I National Championships on Monday. Photo by Rick Wilson.
Oklahoma State won its second NCAA men's cross country championship and nine Big 12 student-athletes earned All-America Honors at the NCAA cross country championships in Terra Haute, Ind.
The NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championships will be aired on the VERSUS network live on Monday, November 23. The men's race will begin at approximately 11:08 p.m. CT, followed by the women's race at approximately 11:58 p.m. CT. The NCAA will also be streaming the event live on the web at NCAA.com.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the NCAA Division I All-Region Teams for the 2009 cross country season. Men's and women's student-athletes from all 12 Conference schools were represented throughout three regions.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced its selections for the NCAA Division I Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2009 cross country season. The Big 12 had one student-athlete and two coaches across the Conference honored.
Three Big 12 women's cross country teams and four men's teams have automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships.
The CU men and women will be in the field at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, IN, on Monday, November 23.
Big 12 cross country teams will be in action on Saturday, November 14 at NCAA Regionals, all running for a berth to the 2009 NCAA Championships.
Beginning today, collegiate track & field fans can cast votes for the 2009 men's and women's The Bowerman candidates. The voting period will remain open until November 20th, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. central daylight time.
The night before her first collegiate cross-country meet, Lauren Salisbury was in the emergency room.
Texas Tech head coach Jon Murray and Oklahoma State head coach Dave Smith have been selected as the 2009 Big 12 Cross Country Coaches of the Year, as voted by the league coaches.
Sophomore runner Brock Simmons' career got off to a rough start but now he's back, healthy and making an impact.
Action from early in the men's race at the Big 12 Championship on Saturday. Photo by Paula Williams.
The Oklahoma State men's team and the Texas Tech women's team were both crowned Big 12 Cross Country Champions for the second year in a row. It is the second title for both programs.
Emily Hanenburg captains a sharply improved women's team this year at the University of Colorado. Colorado Track XC File Photo.
The Big 12 Conference has named 134 student-athletes to the 2009 Academic All-Big 12 Cross Country Team, the league office announced.
The 2009 Big 12 Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, in Columbia, Mo. The University of Missouri will host the event for the second time. having also hosted in 2002. Admission is free to the public.
Colby Lowe has been running competitively since he was in the seventh grade and when it came down to deciding on a college, it wasn't hard for him to choose Oklahoma State.
Colby Lowe (Oklahoma State) and Jenny Barringer (Colorado) have been named Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week. It is the first conference weekly award for Lowe and third for Barringer.
Oklahoma's Rob Sorrell's work ethic has placed him where he is today.
Air Force's Justin Tyner finished 21st in the men's blue race to lead the Falcons at Pre-Nationals on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Durango graduate Laura Thweatt, this week's Big XII female runner of the week, will be helping the University of Colorado to climb a bit in the polls at this weekend's Pre-Nats meet in Terre Haute. File photo by Alan Versaw.
Joe Bosshard and Laura Thweatt (Colorado) have been named Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week. It is the first conference weekly award for both Bosshard and Thweatt.
With constant emphasis on personal bests and cutting times, cross country is often perceived as an individual sport. But for Nebraska senior Ari Goldstein, her teammates have played a crucial role in helping her push through rough times.
Sydney Laws of Colorado School of Mines finished second in the Fort Hays State Open on Saturday. File photo by Alan Versaw.
CU's Jenny Barringer earned her first award of the cross country season after being named the Big 12 Conference Runner of the Week.
John Kosgei (Oklahoma State) and Jenny Barringer (Colorado) have been named Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week. It is the first conference weekly award for Kosgei and second for Barringer.
Jenny Barringer took Kara Goucher's name off the Buffalo Ranch course record book on Saturday with a 19:25 on the 5.8K course. Photo by Rick Wilson.
CU's Jenny Barringer set a new course record at the Rocky Mountain Shootout, finishing the 5.8-kilometer race in 19 minutes, 25 seconds.
The University of Colorado men's and women's cross country team will host its first varsity team scoring meet of the season on Saturday, October 3, when CU hosts the 24th Annual Rocky Mountain Shootout at the Buffalo Ranch on CU's South Campus.
The CU men's cross country team is ranked sixth, while the women are ranked 20th in the USTFCCCA Top 30 Poll which was released on Tuesday.
Guor Marial and Lisa Koll (Iowa State) have been named Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week. It is the first conference weekly award for Marial and second for Koll.
Kansas State cross country runner Sydney Messick suffered an injury last season but, after rebounding in the off-season, she has had an amazing start to the 2009 season.
Gilbert Limo (Texas Tech) and Beverly Ramos (Kansas State) have been named Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week. It is the first conference weekly award for Limo and third for Ramos.
Shattering a personal record and finishing in the top five is usually enough to justify chalking up a performance as a success. But it's clear Lauren Bonds doesn't feel that way.
Each day is a balancing act for Iowa State's Lisa Koll.
Both the men's and women's cross country teams are ranked in the USTFCCCA Top 30 Preseason Poll which was released on Tuesday. The men are sixth and the women are 21st.
Phillip King and Kaitie Vanatta (Missouri) have been named Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week following first-place finishes this weekend. It is the first conference weekly award for both student-athletes.
CU Head Track & Field Coach Mark Wetmore announced the hiring of Drew Morano as the team's sprints/hurdles coach. Morano will start immediately.
Armando Del Valle and Martina Tresch (Kansas State) have been dubbed the first Big 12 Cross Country Runners of the Week for the 2009 season. It is the first conference weekly award for both student-athletes.
Ally Romanko was the top finisher for an Air Force Academy women's team showing a lot of improvement over recent seasons. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The University of Colorado Cross Country program kicked off the season with the CU Time Trial on Saturday morning.
The cross country team kicks off the 2009 season on Saturday at the Time Trial.
The 2009 CU Kickoff Classic 5K "Running with the Buffaloes", a Labor Day event that benefits the University of Colorado cross country and track & field programs, is set for Monday, Sept. 7.
Former Buff standout Dathan Ritzenhein bettered his personal best by more than 20 seconds to break the U.S. record in the 5,000-meter run.
Former Buff Kara Goucher became the highest placing American in the marathon at the world championships since Linda Somers finished seventh in 1995.
Richard Medina and Ellie Rastall are both Colorado high school graduates and both figure prominently in their respective team's hopes for successful seasons this fall. Photos by Alan Versaw.
CU assistant coach Casey Malone recorded a toss of 216 feet, nine inches to take fifth overall at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics.
CU assistant coach Casey Malone recorded a toss of 213 feet, 8 inches to advance to the finals of the discus at the IAAF World Championships.
Jenny Barringer placed fifth at the IAAF World Championships by recording an American record of 9:12.50.
CU standout Jenny Barringer qualified for the finals in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics by finishing third in the second heat.
Jenny Barringer, along with four other Buffs, will compete at the IAAF World Championships August 15-23.
CU volunteer assistant coach Emily Pearson placed 12th at the annual Thorpe Cup with 5,568 points in the women's heptathlon August 8-9.
Jenny Barringer set her seventh school record by recording a time of 2:02.56 in the 800-meter run today in Cottbus, Germany.
Despite it being the beginning of August and football camp starting, a trio of Buffs are still competing on the track the next couple of weeks in Germany.
Once again CU Track & Field/Cross Country star Jenny Barringer will be blogging from Europe leading up to the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships August 15-23. Barringer returns to the Buffs in August for her final cross country season this fall.
Jenny Barringer showed the world she is ready to make her mark on the international race circuit even though she has one semester remaining at CU as she placed first in the 5,000-meter run at the DN Galan Super Grand Prix on Friday.
Jenny Barringer is headed to Europe for a pair of races prior to the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Championship in August.
Former CU Cross Country All-American Erik Heinonen is abroad with the Peace Corps and is working on a very special project. He is going to blog for the next few weeks to give Buff fans a look the wonderful work he is doing in Moldova.
Jenny Barringer, Chase Dukes, Emily Hanenburg and Andy Wacker were named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.
Jenny Barringer won her second USATF title in the steeplechase on Sunday with the ninth fastest time in the world.
Overcash, a senior at North Oldham High School has signed to jump for the University of Colorado next season.
Jenny Barringer would have loved to talk about winning her sixth state championship last fall, except it wasn
Justin Taylor announced yesterday that he has verbally committed to the University of Florida. And today the Orlando Sentinel reports that Jenny Barringer is headed to the University of Colorado.
Danielle Kehoe heads up a Metro State women's team that will be heading to the Rocky Mountain Shootout this weekend. Photo by Alan Versaw.