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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!
Kennedy Kithuka, the 2-time NAIA X-C Champion, has transferred from Wayland Baptist to Texas Tech...Western State’s Ryan Haebe, the 2011 NCAA Div.II X-C and 2012 steeplechase champion, is improving after suffering serious injuries in a fall back in July. Follow his progress at: http://tinyurl.com/LetsRunHaebe...Oklahoma Christian, the 2011 NAIA Men’s Champion, is in the process of becoming a NCAA Div.2 member.
NEW ORLEANS – Week-two regional rankings for NCAA Division I cross country have been released. Still early in the season, many rankers decided to keep several teams in their preseason standing.
NEW ORLEANS – Preseason national cross country rankings have been released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2012 NCAA Division II season. Adams State’s men and Augustana (S.D.)’s women will begin the year as the No. 1 teams in the land according to association’s ranking committee. Augustana is the national defending women’s champ while men’s defending champ Western State starts the year at No. 2 in the rankings.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released preseason regional rankings for the 2012 NCAA Division III season on Tuesday.
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released preseason regional rankings for the NCAA Division II 2012 season.
NEW ORLEANS – Men’s defending national champion Wisconsin and the women of Oregon are the No. 1 teams in the country for the 2012 NCAA Division I cross country season according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national preseason coaches’ poll. Wisconsin won the national team crown in 2011 ahead of Oklahoma State and Colorado. Oregon’s women finished fifth a year ago and are No. 1 in the national poll for the first time since 2008.