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POSTAL NATIONALS HISTORY
From 1957 through the 1970‘s at the end of the cross country season Track & Field News and the United States Track & Field Federation jointly held a nationwide competition. At first teams would run 2 miles on the track and mail the results in (hence the name “National Postals”), but then in 1969 when the 3 miles was added, regional races were held, all of which are known as the “National Postal” races. Since cross country courses varied and since there was not going to be a single national meet, the times from the regional races were taken for ranking the competitors nationally. To make the races fair in comparing times, the races were run on the track, but in a cross country type race. Teams of 5 runners were entered as well as individual entries. High school runners ran a 2 mile cross country event in those years. The 2 mile races for the National Postals were done from 1957 through 1982; and the 3 mile races for the National Postals were done from 1969 through 1978 (as in 1979 and after, the Kinney and Footlocker National High School Cross Country Championships were instituted for the 3 mile races). The revival of the Postal 2-Mile is a revival of the spirit of high school distance running, the revival of finding a true national champion and most importantly the revival of a team together. We are proud to reintroduce the running world to the Hoka One One National High School 2-Mile Postal Competition.
The Fall 2016 Cross Country Training program is sponsored by www.hokaoneonepostalnationals.com.
And one more comment: This training program was developed over 20 years of coaching, with advice and fine tuning from coaches from around the world. These are guidelines only. For younger runners and newer coaches, it is a nice program to begin from. For more experienced coaches and runners, the themes are key. Find what works best for you, and please reach out if you need ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Also note, that we post daily training with updates August 23-December 20 on your sites as well as runblogrun.com, american-trackandfield.com, caltrack.com, morunandtri.com and coaching athletics.com. Look for daily updates!
ALBUQUERQUE - More than 2,300 of the best youth athletes in the United States will compete at the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships on Saturday. The athletes advanced to the national championships after qualifying through their respective state and regional competitions.
JOPLIN, Mo. — Led by three Grizzlies who were amongst the top-four finishers, Adams State won its NCAA Division II record ninth and 21st overall national title Saturday at the campus of Missouri Southern State.
18 November 2012 - Louisville, USA – Kenyans Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech University and Betsy Saina of Iowa State were the men’s and women’s winners in course record times at the NCAA Cross Country championships at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park on Saturday (17).
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday the winners of USTFCCCA Region Athletes and Coaches of the Year honors for the 2012 cross country season in Division I as voted by the division’s coaches.
NEW ORLEANS — The NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be held this Saturday, and, looking at the final regular-season coaches’ poll conducted by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), there’s definitely a lot to be excited about. Oklahoma State’s men and Florida State’s women held on to their No. 1 spot gained prior to last Friday’s NCAA Regional Championships.