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Portland, Oregon - On race day, anything can happen. The team that manages best, manages a win. For the tenth annual Nike Cross Nationals, teams for both genders were some of the most evenly matched ever, with individual field equally as deep with talent.
Alex Lohr, Chris Chavez, Kyle Brazeil and Aaron Rich break down the action from Portland Meadows. (Photo by Don Rich)
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With close to 200 girls on the Lyons Township cross country team, runners have plenty of company. He laughs about it now, but three years ago Lyons Township High School girls cross country coach Stetson Steele was convinced his team was too big. "I'll be honest," he says. "With so many kids I thought it would be hard to have success." (via Runner's World)
Perhaps the most exciting part about the Nike Cross Nationals is meeting and greeting the kids at Portland International Airport (PDX) on Thursday. It is especially fun to see the smiles and in some cases sleepy mugs of young men and women who trickle in from their destinations.
#1 CBA comes in riding a wave of success, but Fay-Man boys have been here 6 times before and came close to winning three times! Here we go!
Portland, OR - Nike Cross Nationals, entering it's tenth iteration, is the highlight of the year for Cross Country teams around the country. For many, it has overtaken the focus of many as the end goal for a season body of work.
The girls individual race at NXN will be the best individual national race of the season and perhaps the best NXN match-up in the history of the event.
Fayetteville-Manlius is looking quite dominate headed into Nike, but squads from Great Oak, Carmel or Unionville could spoil their party.
The boys individual race at NXN will be missing a few key competitors (running at Foot Locker), but that is a trivial point. The field this year is loaded and the race up front should be one for the ages.
After long months of training, meets and state tournaments, the top individuals from 13 states gathered to run in Kenosha, WI to run the Footlocker Midwest Regional. The top 10 finishers in each seeded race would qualify to San Diego to run at Footlocker Nationals, considered by many to be the highest individual achievement that one could reach in high school cross country. (Photo by Grant Lytle)
Caroline Alcorta (VA) ripped up the McAlpine Park course to the tune of 16:55! Many more dominate performances as well as a few surprises. (Photo by Mary Ann Magnant)
The crisp Saturday morning started with sunny skies with a light brisk wind and above average climes for Kenosha, Wisconsin. It was time for Illinois boys and girls to take back the respect that they lacked from a regional and national perspective this season.
Footlocker Midwest: Jesse Reiser (Jr., McHenry)-3rd, Patrick Perrier (Sr., O'Fallon)- 6th move on to San Diego Nationals for boys; Mailin Struck (Sr., Brookfield-Riverside)- 7th nets girls ticket. Hinsdale Central Boys grab Nike Cross Nationals at-large bid!
In part four of our interview, Jenny talks about her career length, Puddles the duck doll and her chance meeting with Mary Decker.
The official start of the holiday season kicks in with Thanksgiving festivities and shopping galore to the delight of many consumers. It is also the final stop for many of Illinois’ emerging and elite cross country runners who are trying to make a name for themselves for the upcoming track season.
We are in the midst of what many call the second running boom. I prefer to call it the running fitness boom. These days people are a bit hesitant to tell you that they are “runners.” Some purists of the sport of distance running may argue that there isn’t a great show of strength and promise for the continued growth of the sport, but I argue that it is the evolution of our sport into an even smarter, healthier and stronger future. (via healthymagazine.com)
This weekend the top girls from 13 states will compete for 10 spots in the Footlocker national championship. Here are some of the top girl participants slated to compete.
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