A glimpse of the NXN experience in 2012.
If you're reading this, you presumably already know that Nike Cross Nationals is America's sole national championship meet for high school cross country teams. However, it's about so much more than just determining the top XC team in the nation. NXN is also about the overall athlete experience, which includes visiting the vast Nike campus, hitting up the legendary post-race game room, and ... taking ridiculous team portraits.
Absurd team photos have been a mainstay of NXN over the past decade, and this year's batch may be the best yet. As such, we've decided to power-rank the portraits that have come across our social media feeds. Apologies in advance to any NXN teams whose portraits weren't included in this slideshow; you should have tweeted them at us!
Let the power ranking begin.