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The Harrier's Nike / Foot Locker Super 25
National Rankings

Pre-Season 2001

by Marc Bloom, Editor, The Harrier

Boys #1:  Poly Long Beach CA
Girls #1:  Saratoga Springs NY

Rankings courtesy of Marc Bloom, Editor, The Harrier. 
For complete rankings and more cross country news, subscribe to The Harrier.

Notes by John Dye on the rankings

Here we go again. It's a new season with new faces on the boys side. Poly Long Beach CA is tabbed by Marc Bloom as the best team in the country, followed by Mead Spokane WA, and North Mecklenburg NC.. Poly takes the place of 2000 champion Mountain View UT, which starts at 4th this year. Novi MI, with nemesis Rockford MI graduating most of its 2000 team, moves into 5th. Poly's 2000 ace Ozzie Pina graduated, but the next six runners are back.

The girls list is topped by a very familiar face: Saratoga Springs NY. The perennial national champion breaks out of its 2000 season-ending tie for #1 with Rockford MI, which suffered graduation losses but still ranks 4th. Two Utah teams -- Bingham and Mountain View -- move up to 2nd and 3rd. A new California face -- Dana Hills -- gets the 5th spot. Saratoga Springs lost Danielle Coon to graduation but has waves of young runners down to the 7th grade, which is eligible in New York for high school competition. Bingham is headed by the Zeigle twins, who are finally seniors.

As in the past 2 years, the biggest impact on the rankings will occur at the Great American Championships (September 22 at Charlotte NC), which will attract 7 of the top 10 boys teams and 6 of the top 10 girls. About the only missing top 10 teams are those who have state association travel restrictions.


The Harrier's Nike / Foot Locker
Super 25 National Rankings
Pre-Season 2001 

1. Poly, Long Beach, CA
2. Mead, Spokane, WA
3. N. Mecklenburg, NC
4. Mountain View, UT
5. Novi, MI
6. Wayzata Plymouth, MN
7. The Woodlands, TX
8. Campbell County, WY
9. McFarland, CA
10. Kingwood, TX
1. Saratoga Springs, NY
2. Bingham, UT
3. Mountain View, UT
4. Rockford, MI
5. Dana Hills, CA
6. Iowa City West, IA
7. Bowman, ND
8. Marcus, Lewisville, TX
9. Carmel, IN
10. Jefferson Forest, VA

Northeast Region

1.Danbury (CT)
2.St. John's (MA)
3.Hendricken (RI)
4.Good Counsel (MD)
5.Old Bridge (NJ)
1.Saratoga Springs (NY)
2.Bronxville (NY)
3.Toms River East (NJ)
4.Amherst (MA)
5.Pearl River (NY)

South Region

1.No Mecklenburg (NC)
2.The Woodlands (TX)
3.Kingwood (TX)
4.Brookwood (GA)
5.Midlothian (VA)
1.Marcus (TX)
2.Jefferson Forest (VA)
3.Kingwood (TX)
4.Marist (GA)
5.Robinson (VA)

Midwest Region

1.Novi (MI)
2.Wayzata (MN)
3.LaSalle (OH)
4.Kearney (NE)
5.Milford (MI)
1.Rockford (MI)
2.Iowa City West (IA)
3.Bowman (ND)
4.Carmel (IN)
5.Dickinson (ND)

West Region

1.Long Beach Poly (CA)
2.Mead (WA)
3.Mt. View (UT)
4.Campbell County (WY)
5.McFarland (CA)
1.Bingham (UT)
2.Mt. View (UT)
3.Dana Hills (CA)
4.Desert Vista (AZ)
5.Buchanan (CA)


The complete Super 25 National Rankings and Regional top-10 can be found in every issue of "The Harrier's High School Cross Country Report," edited by Marc Bloom. The magazine is published in the fall and spring, featuring results, profiles, training and racing advice, interviews with world-class runners and coaches and HS stars, Summer Camp Directories and rankings of the nation's top 100 runners as well as team rankings. 

The Harrier, considered THE magazine of high school distance running, publishes 8 issues a year (6 fall, 2 spring), for $30. At this time, new subscribers will receive 2 FREE bonus issues for a year's subscription, 10 issues in all. Also, The Harrier's 2001 H.S. X-C Yearbook, will soon be available, with the top 100 runners from all 50 state meets in fall, 2000--a 70 page book covering the entire season and a must all-in-one source book for all fans.

To comment on the rankings, contact "Harrier" editor Marc Bloom at [email protected].  Also, visit The Harrier web site

For more news and training programs
on the current cross-country season, subscribe to
"The Harrier's High School Cross Country Report,"
published by Marc Bloom, for $30 per year. 
Subscriptions are now available online on  DyeStat.  
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Marc Bloom is a H.S. cross-country coach himself. In each issue, read his entertaining columns on the excitement (and frustrations) of training teenage athletes to achieve peak performance.

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