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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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With 40th Anniversary approaching, a look back at the first IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Bydgoszcz 2013Written by IAAF
The 1st IAAF World Cross Country Championships will celebrate their 40th anniversary when they are held in Bydgoszcz on 23 March next year. A look back to 1973 – when the new IAAF format replaced the International Cross Country Championships that had been run over the previous 70 years – offers a hugely different picture of an event which has been dominated in recent years by Kenyan and Ethiopian runners.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week six regional rankings for the 2012 NCAA Division III season on Tuesday. New to the No. 1 ranks this week is the women’s team at Chicago in the Midwest region.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week five regional rankings for the NCAA Division II 2012 season. Many of the regions had no changes as conference championships in DII begin this upcoming weekend. The lone exception was in the Southeast region where Mount Olive is the new No. 1 women’s team.
NEW ORLEANS – The most changes this season to the NCAA Division I cross country coaches’ poll have occurred in the latest update published by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Last weekend’s results in several inter-regional competitions have forced big shifts to the national paradigm. Oklahoma State is new No. 1 men’s team according to the poll, unseating Wisconsin who dropped to No. 20. Florida State’s women keeps their top-ranked status for the second-straight week, but have new visitors to the top three with No. 2 Iowa State and No. 3 Oregon standing by.
NEW ORLEANS – As a result of a hefty weekend of competition, there were many changes made to the latest national coaches’ poll for NCAA Division I cross country. While Wisconsin’s squad is still the top men’s team in the poll, Florida State now has the nation’s No. 1 women’s team according to a members’ panel of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
NEW ORLEANS – The women’s team at MIT jumped back to No. 1 In the latest national coaches’ poll of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for NCAA Division III cross country.