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Cross Country 1999

"the premier high school running event of the decade"

"the last great race of the century"


September 25, 1999

Doug Speck's recap of "the most significant day in the history of US high school cross country" - historic races and Southern hospitality on Rick Hill's "field of dreams"
Bingham's fabulous 5 - are they the best ever?
The Races - results, pictures, commentary - of Alan Webb, Ricky Brookshire, Felicia Guliford, Bingham girls, The Woodlands boys, and many more
Pictures - Dozens of pictures of the Festival scene and races
The Eve of the Races - festival atmosphere under a full Carolina moon
Entries and Start Lists - starting positions and procedure described (lists revised 9/21)

Festival Schedule - pasta dinner before, barbecue dinner/dance after, Adam Goucher, panel discussions led by Doug Speck and Marc Bloom, 13 great races from elementary school to adult

DyeStat Previews - Meet Director Rick Hill has become intimately familiar with the HS cross country scene in the course of putting this meet together.  Here is his analysis of what to expect when the elite boys and girls of the US clash at McAlpine Park. 

Boys Team - Christian Brothers Academy of NJ pits its 30-second pack against the world

Boys Individual - from a tiny school near the Canadian border, Aaron Emery, looks to introduce himself 

Girls Team - can Colerain or Bingham topple the queen, Saratoga Springs?

Girls Individual - Utah soph Laura Zeigle looks for new challenges after conquering the Oregon Trail

Jeff Arbogast preview  of "the premier high school running event of the decade".  Bingham UT coach expects a heavyweight fight in "the rare meeting of top western US teams and the best of the East".

Some of the greatest cross country team races of the year and of many years will be held at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte NC on September 25.   The list of entries for the championship races reads like a who's who of American high school cross country in the 1990's, including 20 1998 state champions from 16 states.   Meet director Rick Hill calls it "the last great race of the century."   DyeStat will be there and this page will have complete coverage before, during and after the meet.  In addition to the elite Race of Champions, there will be six other divisions: HS invitational, HS open, JV, middle school, elementary, and adult.  

Individual Entries - 1,800 runners, 13 races
General Information
Entry form
Course map
News Letters from Meet Director Rick Hill
How were teams selected for Race of Champions? - July 22 newsletter answers this and many other questions, including how to run McAlpine.  
Race of Champions - Girls - "Best team race in the nation" will pit Saratoga Springs NY, Colerain OH, and Bingham UT.
Race of Champions - Boys - rich with top individuals and 3-way team battle between Anaheim CA Katella, Christian Brothers Academy NJ, and The Woodlands TX
Girls Invitational - featuring Southeast region stars


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