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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 email@example.com!
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!
NEW ORLEANS – The men’s team North Central College and the women’s team at Middlebury College remain as the No. 1 squads in the nation according to first regular poll of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for NCAA Division III cross country. NCC and Haverford hold down the top two men’s spots while Washington (Mo.) moved up from fourth to over the No. 3 position. On the women’s side, Williams is at No. 2 as they were in the preseason poll and the women of Washington (Mo.) also moved from fourth to third in their poll.
NEW ORLEANS – Adams State’s men and the women’s squad at Augustana (S.D.) retained the top spot in the first regular-season NCAA Division II national cross country rankings as conducted by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Adams State’s men is flanked by No. 2 Western State and No. 3 Chico State while on the women’s side, No. 2 Adams State and No. 3 Grand Valley State also occupy the top three
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Here are some additional results from this past weekend.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week two regional rankings for the 2012 NCAA Division III season on Tuesday. New to the No. 1 ranks this week is St. Lawrence’s women in the Atlantic region and MIT’s women in the New England region.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week one regional rankings for the NCAA Division II 2012 season. Lock Haven’s men in the Atlantic region and UNC Pembroke’s women in the Southeast region were ranked No. 1 in their regions, differing their initial preseason standing.
NEW ORLEANS – Wisconsin’s men and Washington’s women remain the No. 1 cross country teams in the nation according to the latest national coaches’ poll conducted by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for NCAA Division I. The top four men’s teams stayed the same with No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 3 BYU, and No. 4 Oklahoma holding strong. Portland’s men joined the top five for the first time this season, jumping up a spot to No. 5. On the women’s side, Florida State and Oregon traded positions to land at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. The heart of the regular season begins this upcoming weekend as meets held Friday and after can count towards at-large selection evaluation for the NCAA Championships.