Nike Cross Regionals - Southwest

November 17, 2012 @ Toka Sticks Golf Course in Gilbert, AZ

Timing/Results: Milliseconds Sports Timing    


Ashi Geberkidane, Colorado's top XC performer in 2012, is flanked by two Utah runners, Kramer Morton and Brayden McLelland, late in last fall's NXR-SW...
Are there lessons to be drawn and things to be pondered over from this year's edition of NXR-SW? There certainly are, and perhaps we've captured a few of those...
Brayden McLelland led American Fork's charge on Saturday with a 15:03 in sixth. Photo by Alan Versaw.
McKenz Leekya was New Mexico's top finisher in the open races at NXR-SW, with a solid time of 15:53. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Midway through the girls championship race, Elise Cranny, Heather Bates, and Katie Rainsberger were firmly entrenched among the top four. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Led by a 6-7 finish (3-4 in team scoring) from Shea Martinez and Ellie Child, Davis took away top honors in the Nike-Southwest regional. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Late in the race, Bernie Montoya begins his counter-surge that would reel in the premature surge of Ben Saarel. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Bernie Montoya, Elise Cranny take NXNSW wins! Domanic, Jochen take NXNS wins! Southlake Carroll dominated team titles at NXNS! (Photo of Montoya winning by Margot Kelly)
Did I hear you say you live for great individual match-ups? Your ship has come in!
Click here for the race assignments for all NXR-SW teams and individuals.
Claire Green and Kaitlyn Benner bring a Colorado state title with them to Arizona, along with hopes of tackling a course more suited to their natural speed. Photo by...
Luis Martinez had a stellar senior cross country season for the Cleveland (NM) Storm and heads into Saturday's NXR-SW championship race as one of the favorites for...
The teams for the girls championship race have been announced!
The roster of teams has been released for NXR-SW!
Things are building to fever pitch in New Mexico. Photo by Blake Wood.
Mountain Vista has a roster full of ways to hurt you. Andrew Walton and Eric Steiner are two of those ways. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Kyle Lund leads a Fairview team that is rapidly rising the ladder of NXR-SW boys rankings. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Much to nobody's surprise, Erin Hooker and her Fort Collins teammates occupy the #1 preseason ranking in the NXR-SW region. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Great contests have been the trademark of the NXR-SW races. Expect nothing about that to change this year. Colorado Track XC file photo.
When the Fort Collins girls showed up fired up last November, it was a case of game on, game over. Colorado Track XC file photo.

Qualifies for...

This meet is a qualifier for the Nike Cross Nationals.

Additional Information

Meet Registration

Friday November 16
3:30 - 7:30 pm Packet Pick Up
3:30 - 4:55 pm Course Walk Thru (Only at this time)
3:30 - 7:30 pm NXN Apparel Sale, EastBay
5:00 - 5:20 pm Press Conference, Pre Meet Review, Discussion
5:25 - 6:15 pm T Shirt Exchange (Bring T-Shirts from your schools)
6:20 - 7:00 pm Nike Elite Athlete Apperance and Q&A Session
Saturday November 17
6:30 - 7:30 am Walk Thru, Late Registration
6:30 - 7:30 am Final Registration Citizens Race

8:00 am Citizens 5K Race

8:30 am Girls Open Race I
9:00 am Girls Open Race II
9:30 am Boys Open Race I

10:00 am Boys Open Race II
10:30 am Line Up Boys Championship Race
10:35 am National Anthem
10:40 am Introduction
10:47 am Boys Championship Race
11:15 am Line Up Girls Championship Race
11:20 am Introduction
11:27 am Girls Championship Race 

12:10 pm Awards
12:45 pm Championship Teams and Individuals Processing for Nationals

2012 NXR SW

Xavier AZ Team Phoenix American Fork UT American Fork
Davis UT Davis XC Davis UT Davis XC
Monarch CO Louisville XC Cleveland NM Storm XC
Mountain Crest UT Top of Utah Los Alamos NM Los Alamos CC
Park City UT Park City XC Rio Rico AZ Rich River AC
Pine Creek CO Altitude Herrmian UT Herrmian XC
Desert Vista AZ Thunder RC Desert Vista AZ Thunder RC
American Fork UT American Fork Bonneville UT Bonneville CC
Classical Academy CO Pikes Peak Cheyenne Mountain CO Cheyenne Mtn D12 RC
Los Alamos NM Los Alamos CC Arapahoe CO Warrior Express
Orem UT Orem CC Riverton UT Riverton XC
Lehi UT Lehi Albuquerque Academy NM ABQ XC
Fairview CO Knights TC Chaparral CO Gulo Gulo TC
Battle Mountain CO Battle Mountain XC Mountain View UT Bruin CC
Mingus AZ Mingus TC Rincon AZ Arizona Quikfire
Thompson Valley CO Eagles XC Timanogos UT Timpanogos
Timpanogos UT Timpanogos Boulder Creek AZ Jags XC
Evergreen CO Evergreen Cougars Rio Rancho NM Running Chupacabras
Mountain Vista CO Vista Nation XC Thompson Valley CO Eagles XC
Catalina Foothills AZ Baxter CC Fairview CO Knights TC
ThunderRidge CO TRC Wasatch UT Wasatch Valley RC
Fort Collins CO Fort Collins XC Desert Hills UT Desert Hills RC
Ogden UT All Tigers Centaranus CO Warrior TC
Loveland CO Loveland XC Saguaro AZ Saguaro AC
Albuquerque Academy NM ABQ XC Dakota Ridge CO Dakota XC
Eldorado NM Albuquerque Eagles Mountain Vista CO Vista Nation XC
Fort Collins CO Fort Collins XC
Centennial NV C-Men
Ogden UT All Tigers
Corona Del Sol AZ Aztec CC
Highland AZ Soaring Eagles
Thornton CO Thornton XC

The Regional Championships will serve as qualifiers into the Ninth annual Nike Cross Nationals event, scheduled for Saturday, December 1st at Portland Meadows racing facility. In the Championship Race the Top Two Teams and Top 5 Individuals will automatically qualify, and the 3rd and 4th place teams will be considered for an At Large berth.

Registration (3:30 pm - 7:30 pm November 16)
Registration will begin at 3:30 pm Friday, Toka Sticks Golf Club. Packets will be picked up by either name or club name. Please check to see that your bib and timing chip are included.

Packets can also be picked up at the race site, Toka Sticks, beginning at 7:00 am Saturday morning.

Don't miss T-Shirt Exchange Friday November 16 at 5:25 pm!! (Bring your favorite T-Shirt from your school or club).

USATF Card: It is recommended that you have a current USATF card. If you do not have one, you may purchase one at the USATF web site, (Applies to states that require USATF#)

Competitor Numbers are to be worn on the front only.
Spikes will be permitted on the golf course. (No Longer than ¼)
The uniform and jewelry rule will not be enforced. It is encouraged that teams wear a club uniform.

We will not be using a finish chute at the finish line. A back up sensor line will be in place.

Milliseconds Timing will be in charge of timing. All races will be timed using a timing chip within the bib.

Please follow these simple instructions carefully. Not wearing the Bib properly may prevent you from being timed.
* Bibs are non- transferable!! Be careful not to switch with friends, teammates, family etc.

* Bibs are to be worn on the front only.

* Make sure you cross the timing points at the start, intervals, and finish of the race.

* No need to turn in Bib or chip.

Results will be posted within 15 minutes after the last competitor completes the race. For the Championship Race, results will not be posted until after the awards ceremony to add to the suspense.

* Mention NXN Southwest Regional when making reservations.

Best Western Legacy
4470 S. Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85212
Hyatt Place Phoenix/Gilbert
3275 S. Market St.
Gilbert, AZ 85927
Reservations: 480-899-5900
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Gilbert
3265 S. Market St Gilbert, AZ 85927
Reservations: 480-543-1500

Double Tree By Hilton Hotel
1800 S. South San Tan Village Parkway Gilbert, Arizona 85295
Direct: 480-809-4051
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Mesa
6650 E. Superstition Springs Blvd
Mesa, AZ 85206
Reservations: 1 (888) 201-1746 Toll Free
Direct: 480-641-8000

Nothing's worse than getting lost on race morning.
Know where to go!
Check out directions below.

From Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
• Go East on Sky Harbor Blvd
• Merge onto AZ-153 S. toward AZ-143/ I-10
• Take the University Dr. exit on the left, Turn slight left onto University Dr.
• Merge onto AZ-143 S
• Merge onto I-10 E / US-60 E via Exit 1A, toward Tucson
• Take exit 161 for Pecos Rd.
• Keep left at the fork, follow signs for AZ-202 Loop E and merge onto AZ-202
• Stay on 202, exit at Power Rd.
• Turn Right until E Williams Field Rd, then left.
• 6910 E. Williams Field Rd, Mesa, AZ

From The South (Tucson)
• North onto I-10 towards Phoenix
• Merge right onto AZ-202 Loop E
• Stay on 202, exit at Power Rd.
• Turn Right until E Williams Field Rd, then left.
• 6910 E. Williams Field Rd, Mesa, AZ

From The North (Flagstaff)
• I-17 South towards Phoenix
• Merge onto I-10 E / US-60 E via Exit 1A, toward Tucson
• Take exit 161 for Pecos Rd.
• Keep left at the fork, follow signs for AZ-202 Loop E and merge onto AZ-202
• Stay on 202, exit at Power Rd.
• Turn Right on Power Rd to E Williams Field Rd, then left.
• 6910 E. Williams Field Rd, Mesa, AZ

From the East (Apache Junction)
• US-60 W
• Take exit 190A towards Arizona Loop 202 S
• Merge onto AZ-202 S
• Take exit 36 for Power Rd
• Turn left at S Power Rd
• Turn left at E Williams Field Rd
• 6910 E. Williams Field Rd, Mesa, AZ

General Instructions
The course will be marked with flagging and cones. Runners are to stay between the orange cones. Runners are asked to run thru the finish line and continue moving to prevent congestion at finish line. Course is 100% grass.

Athlete Changes
You can make changes the day of the race, but must be completed by 7:15 am Saturday morning.

Trainers will be available. Water will be available.

Parking will fill up quickly at the course. Additional parking will be available east of the course on campus. Please follow the signs. Absolutely no parking across street.

Team Camps
Team Camps may be set up west of the finish line on the 9th fairway. Please clean up your camp area before leaving. Please do not walk on Greens or Sand Traps.

Results will be posted on the side of the Results Tent during the meet.
Final results, with mile splits, will be posted on the following websites:

The top 10 finishers in the Open Race will receive Award Shirts at the Awards ceremony.
The top two teams from the Open Race will receive trophies at the awards ceremony.
Awards for the Championship Race will be awarded after the Championship Race.

The top 4 Teams and top 5 Individuals in the Championship Race
will need to register for Nationals.
These teams and Individuals will need to report to the National Qualifying tent
immediately after the awards.

Championship Race
Top 3 Teams - Team Banner
Top 3 Individuals - Medals
Top 21 Individuals T- Shirts

Open Race
Top 2 Teams - Trophies
Top 10 Individuals - T-Shirts