2019 Misc. News

2019 Misc. News

Main Menu

(Posted Mar. 30, 2020)
NOT an NC-related story, but an interesting interview with a California high school/college great miler from the 70s & 80s:

Catching up with...Steve Scott, Master of the Sub-4 Mile - MileSplit

(Posted Mar. 27, 2020)
Former Appalachian State University coach Ben Thomas has been named the USTFCCCA National Men's Assistant Coach of the Year:

Thomas Named Nation's Top Assistant Coach -

2020 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field National Awards (scroll down) -

Thomas Named USTFCCCA National Finalist -

More on Ben Thomas -

(Posted Feb. 21, 2020)
Another story where former Pfafftown Reagan HS star Craig Engels appears:

Catching up quick with Nike coach Pete Julian -

(Posted Feb. 20, 2020)
Former Pfafftown Reagan HS star Craig Engels appears in this story:

Bringing Olympic-Level Runners To Life in "Tracklandia" -

- - - - -

This story doesn't pertain to NC high school sports in any way, but is a good story on a 45-year old who may have a chance at making the 2020 US Olympic Team:

Lagat Eyes Record Sixth Olympic Team - DyeStat

(Posted Feb. 13, 2020)
An update on St. Augustine's University's Track & Field coach George Williams:

Legendary St. Aug's Athletic Director, Track & Field coach recalls near-death crash in Qatar -

Photo & More   Profile -

(Posted Feb. 4, 2020)
Here's an announcement for serious, hard-working, aspiring high school cross country runners and their coaches, that they may want to look into.

ZAP Fitness (located since 2001 near Blowing Rock, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Moses Cone Park) will offer their first-ever summer cross country camp -- NOT a team camp, but limited to 24 high school student-athletes.

Having run XC/Track for AppState in the early 70s, working summer jobs in Blowing Rock, and running hundreds of higher-elevation miles on Moses Cone trails, the Parkway, etc., this looks like a great chance to escape the July heat/humidity and to learn from experienced pro runners and coaches.

ZAP Endurance High School Cross Country Camp

(Posted Jan. 29, 2020)
The latest on former Reagan HS runner Craig Engels:

Craig Engels Is Off And Running In 2020 As Only He Can -

(Posted Jan. 28, 2020)
Jason Dowdy is among six to be inducted into the Union Pines HS Athletic Hall of Fame Friday. Dowdy still holds the school record in the Pole Vault (13-0).

Fomer Track & Field Coach M.D. Guthrie will also be inducted. He coached Union Pines girls' track & field teams to five consecutive conference championships.

Union Pines Announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020 -

- - - - -

Here's a good article on UNC's Head Coach Chris Miltenberg, written by Pat James of

In It For The Long Haul

(Posted Jan. 27, 2020)
South View HS grad Philip Hall, now a redshirt senior at NC State, set a new school record (2:25.08) in the 1000m last Friday at the Hokie Invitational at Virginia Tech.

School Record Falls On 1st Day at Hokie Invitational -

Results: Men | Women -

- - - - -

Keni Harrison (Clayton HS/University of Kentucky) benefitted from Albequerque, New Mexico's elevation to record the fastest 60mH time in the world this year -- 7.81

Story -

(Posted Jan. 26, 2020)
William Cooper, a 1981 graduate of East Forsyth HS is one of eight new members that were inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame.

East Forsyth to induct eight former standouts to its athletics hall of fame -

(Posted Jan. 20, 2020)
Charlotte Olympic HS grad Khayla Dawson, now an Indiana University senior, became the women's national college leader in the shot put last weekend at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville, Tennessee. Her mark was 57-3.75.

Current NCAA Div. I Leaders: Women's Shot Put -

Vanderbilt Inv. Report -

Khayla Dawson Big Ten Track & Field Athlete of Week -

(Posted Jan. 17, 2020)
High School Today celebrates 100 issues. The January issue is out and marks a significant milestone for the publication that started in 2007.

High School Today -

(Posted Jan. 16, 2020)
Northwest Guilford HS grad Scott Houston is scheduled to compete Friday at the UCS Spirit National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada.

While in high school (2008) Houston cleared 16-10 indoors ... which is still NC's all-time best indoors or out.

World Outdoor finalists scheduled to open indoor seasons participating in elite competition Friday at annual event in Reno - DyeStat

Coverage Page - DyeStat

Meet Info | Articles - MileSplit

(Posted Jan. 14, 2020)
Track & Field News has named "The Decade's Top 10 High School Boys" and there is one from North Carolina on the list.

(Hint: A sprinter from Cherryville who set a National HS Record of 10.00, and also ran HS times of 20.03w and 20.04w.)

The Decade's Top 10 High School Boys (may require a paid subscription)

- - - - -

Something that may be of interest to coaches, parents and athletes:

Running Issues With Elizabeth Carey -

Follow-up articles:
Why It's Not OK To Miss a Period (1/27)
RED-S ... Be On The Lookout For Signs And Risks (2/10)
Seven Nutrition Tips For Athletes (2/24)
How To Take Care Of Yourself When Track Is Canceled And Other Global Crises Strike (3/22)

2019 Misc. News | Main Menu