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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.
Westwood coach Fred Thompson talks about having an event named after the USC relay team he was a part of at Penn Relays. Thompson always talks about different areas of the sport.
UNC coach Harlis Meaders talks about returning to Chapel Hill, the team and recruiting and tips for high school athletes about the process.
Alumni database report from last weekend
(photo by John Olson) John Crossley (West Carteret) showed Saturday that he will be in any conversation about the best distance runners in NC.
John Crossley wins in 1:51.02, Tre'tez Butler second in 1:52.60.
COLUMBIA -- Aiken senior Natasha Dicks set a Taco Bell Classic meet record of 41 feet, 10 inches in the triple jump. The jump is the top mark in the nation.
Ponte Vedra sophomore Nicole Greene headed to South Carolina this weekend for the Taco Bell Classic in Columbia, South Carolina. Greene, the defending 3A state champion in the high jump, showcased her skills and took home the title with a a new season best mark of 5-10. It tied her personal best set last year at the Golden South Classic and currently gives her the state lead, and ties her for fourth nationally in 2013.
John Crossley (West Cartere) got two big wins with a great 800m clocking of 1:51.02 and a mile clocking of 4:14.84. (Photo by John Olson)
COLUMBIA -- Spring Valley boys 4x800-meter relay team upset Lexington in the first relay event of the Taco Bell Classic in 7 minutes, 57 seconds to the Wildcats' 8:01.
Nicole Greene of Florida talks about clearing 5-10 in the high jump to win.
Spring Valley's 4x800 team talks about winning the Taco Bell Classic with a 7:57.
Race footage from Vikings' victory over Lexington
Bishop England girls win fast section in come-from-behind race.
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.
Beaufort senior Kaila Smith talks about moving to Beaufort and goals for the season and future.
2012-04-13 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia (via MileSplit)
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.
Daniel senior distance runner Andre Ivankovic talks about how he became a runner, goals and his performances this season.
Hilton Head alumnus David Adams (state record holder, 14:37) looks back at running in high school and college, along with life now.
Sara (Young) Lannom talks about her track and field career and current part of life.