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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!
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First two teams in each Region automatically advance to the NCAA Div.I Championships on Nov.17. The first four individuals not on ualifying teams will also advance. An additional 13 teams and 2 individuals will be selected on Sunday.
NEW ORLEANS – The final regular-season rankings of the nation’s cross country squads in NCAA Division II keeps Adams State’s men and Augustana (S.D.)’s women as the top-ranked teams according to raters of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The men of Adams State is looking to win their fourth NCAA title in five years while Augustana stands as the women’s reigning national champion.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday the winners of USTFCCCA Region Athletes and Coaches of the Year honors for the 2012 cross country season in Division II as voted by the Division’s coaches.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) recognized nearly 400 athletes that earned All-Region awards for cross country in Division II following this weekend’s NCAA Regional Championships. Athletes of member schools that finished in the top 25 individually at one of the eight regional sites earned the honor.
NEW ORLEANS – In the timeline of the 2012 NCAA Division I cross country season, 32 conference championships were contested over the previous four days and now many of those teams turn their attention to NCAA Regional Championships that will take place on Friday, November 9.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week six regional rankings for the NCAA Division II 2012 season. Conference championships in the previous weekend have resulted in shifting among the region ranks. This update is the final regular season to the regional rankings as NCAA Regional Championships are next on the docket for Division II schools beginning on November 3.