Spring Valley announced its hire today to replace retiring coach John Jones.
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A story about one of South Carolina's top coaches and his final state track meet
Earlier this season, Jones announced that this would be his final year as head track and cross-country coach at Spring Valley.
Liberty High's Keyshawn King was the headliner for the boys. The senior set a new U.S. number one in the triple jump, jumping 51 feet 4.25 inches.
Photos by Doug Hague, Matthew Johnson, Perry McLeod and Jeff Sides
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Spring Valley coach John Jones announced his retirement today.
SCTCCCA final poll released after state meet.
I have spent hours poring over results and putting various pieces of information into spreadsheets. I then spent time combining classifications and boys with girls and sorting by this and that.
Spring Valley's Martina Novotny talks about her time as a Viking, running and the future.
Watch all the race action from the McEachern Invitational on Saturday shot by Matt Almand.
It looks like Harry Parone Stadium in #famouslyhot Columbia, will be surprisingly cooler than usual for this year's Taco Bell Track Classic. Twenty events this year have seed marks at or faster than the current records.
This year’s line-up for the 4th annual AT&T Starr’s Mill Panther XC Invitational looks even deeper than last year’s event and bigger. With 54 teams and 1800 athletes across high school and middle school athletes on the beautiful rolling grass fields and trail of Heritage, it will be an awesome day for running.
Spring Valley track and field coach John Jones has been named 2015 national track and field Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA)
COLUMBIA — Former NFL defensive back Brian Dawkins, ex-South Carolina shooting guard Zam Fredrick and Olympic gold medalist Monique Hennagan head up the newest class of eight selected for the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. (via GoUpstate.com)
Spring Valley's John Jones was selected as National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association Coach of the Year for 2013 in boys track and field.
Spring Valley's Claudia Cannon talks about reaching her goals and going forward with a new set of goals.
COLUMBIA -- In some ways, the sport of high school cross country in South Carolina has changed over the past decade or so; training technique has improved, venues are better suited to the sport, performance equipment is better and timing is more precise than ever, to name a few.
Photo by RothRE (User Uploaded) The first ever Tri-Cities Track Classic started off with a bang and would continue to have sterling marks over two days (April 19-20) at Science Hill High School’s Kermit Tipton Stadium. The meet began with 2000 US Olympian Tony Cosey starting his Olympic event, the steeplechase.
COLUMBIA -- Finally, feels like spring in the Palmetto State. Just in time for the 21st annual Taco Bell Track and Field Classic. As the season changes so do the times, after 20 years Kevin Shaw has passed the baton onto me and the era of Shaw’s Shakedown reaches the finish line. Please don’t worry as Kevin isn’t going anywhere and will keep his vital role as one of the meet directors.
The 2013 Taco Bell Classic will allow South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA) members to compete in the April 12-13 event, meet management told scrunners.com.
Spring Valley alumna Kate Niehaus looks back at her high school and college experiences. Niehaus also gives insight on what she is currently looking to achieve.
COLUMBIA -- Two-time Olympic gold medalist Monique Hennagan will be in the stands this weekend at Spring Valley, returning to an event she dominated in the early 90s.
scrunners.com managing editor John Olson is posting updates on his first experience to the Armory in New York.
Kate Niehaus, All-American athlete, 14-time state running champion, dedicated scholar and valedictorian of her 2006 Spring Valley High class, added another impressive line to her resume this week: Rhodes Scholar. (via www.thestate.com)
scrunners.com talks with Spring Valley coach John Jones about his role with the state meet Saturday.
COLUMBIA -- Spring Valley junior thrower Xylina McDaniel broke the state record in girls shot put with a best of 44 feet, 8 inches. The previous record (44 feet, 7 inches) was set by Ayokka Green (Westside) in 1993.
COLUMBIA -- O'Neal Wanliss showed up late to the track meet. He was late to award podium after his race.
Meet concludes, day one and two results posted from meet at Spring Valley in Columbia.
COLUMBIA -- If you listen to Medgar Evers coach Shaun Dietz, he made it sound like a glorified practice session. He ran his girls ragged and they looked like it.
COLUMBIA -- When Taina LaPorte finally pulled her arms away from her face she revealed a smile.
We're baaaaaaack!! And after looking at the changes to the stadium, better than ever. It has been a long two years but worth the wait. We all have heard the statement, "show me the money", look around and you will see it. Richland District Two has made Harry Parone Stadium nicer than most small college stadiums.
The South Carolina Track and Cross Country Coaches Association is hosting the annual Coaches Classic meet at Spring Valley Saturday. The meet is a fundraiser for the association.
Spring Valley distance runner William Ivey talks about signing with Furman University and the future of the sports in the state.
Taco Bell Classic director John Jones talks about the meet after taking a year off due to stadium renovations.
First-year SCTCCCA president Eric Cummings explains Saturday's operation of the SCHSL State Meet and the association's involvement.
Spring Valley track stars and brothers Matt and Michael Johnson talk about continuing their running careers together at USC Upstate in Spartanburg. (Subscribers access required).
Stanford senior track and field athlete Kate Niehaus (Spring Valley) is captain of the Cardinals' 2010 track and field team. Niehaus talks about the season and future with gostanford.com.
Spring Valley coach John Jones announced today Blythewood will host the Class AAAA qualifier meet on May 9.
Spring Valley alumna Kate Niehaus talks about her road race win and upcoming track and field season.
Spring Valley's Matthew Johnson talks about running cross country for the first time with twin Michael.
Spring Valley coach John Jones and Westside coach Kwabene Brown will receive special awards during Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., National Scholastic Sports Foundation representative John Blackburn told scrunners.com Friday afternoon.
Spring Valley alumna Kate Niehaus, a sophomore at Stanford University, competed for the Cardinals today, winning their third consecutive 2007 NCAA National Cross Country team championship. Northwestern alumna Angelina Blackmon, a senior at North Carolina State University, leads Wolfpack with 63rd place finish.
Spring Valley coach John Jones shares his and team's role on setting up the course for the State Championships at Sandhills Research Park in Columbia.
Spring Valley High is turning to a familiar face to fill its girls track and cross-country coaching positions.Other news: SCSDB hates to see Ramborger leave (goupstate.com)Site updates: scrunners.com on vacation from Saturday, May 25-Sunday, June 3.
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Spring Valley cross country and track and field coach John Jones is offering the chance to travel with other athletes from the state to Nike Indoor Nationals.
21st annual event set for Dec. 16, 2006 team released
Niehaus 26th overall at West Regional, Blackmon 21st overall at Southeast Regional
GoStanford.com recently launched Spring Valley graduate and distance star Kate Niehaus\' profile.
Mauldin girls, Northwestern boys capture team titles at Providence Invitational
World Junior Championships slated for Aug. 15-20 in Beijing, China.
At the request of scrunners.com, I am writing a journal about my last two high school races: the two-mile at Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, and the 5000-meter run at Junior Nationals in Indianapolis.
Westside graduate Moe Brown and Spring Valley graduate Kate Niehaus were named Gatorade State Athletes of the Year following the 2006 track and field season.
Drew Walker is a rising senior pole vault athlete at Spring Valley. Walker\'s training this summer consists of participating in cross country workouts to prepare for the 2007 track and field season.
Kate Niehaus traveled to Greenville for the chance to prepare for Nike Outdoor Nationals with a 3200-meter run at the Greenville Track Club all-comers meet, held at Furman University Wednesday.
Kate Niehaus participated in the 3200-meter run at an all-comers meet Wednesday at Furman University in Greenville. 20 images are now online.