Just before two miles, the water crossing took a little something from the runners' legs. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Even before the mile, Billy Orman was shedding the pursuers. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Claire Green of Louisville leads a pack of Colorado runners early in the NXN-SW girls championship race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Los Alamos: New Mexico's green wall of girls. Photo by Blake Wood.
Even before the mile, the eventual top four had been established. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Click here to view the start lists for Saturday's NXN-SW regional.
Desert Dust Storm: Due to dessicated park conditions last fall, the start of the NXN-SW girls race raised a serious cloud of dust. Colorado Track XC file photo.
It didn't take long for Albuquerque Academy and American Fork to establish their places at the front of last year's NXR-SW event. Photo by Alan Versaw.
They're back, and they're relentless. They're the Fort Collins girls. Photo by Alan Versaw.
A gallery of images from Jeff McCoy, cross country parent and exceptional photographer of our sport.
Jamie Lee started the season strong for American Fork, finishing third at the Premier Invitational in Tooele. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Now a senior, Austin West returns to help American Fork chase a regional title. Colorado Track XC File Photo.
Late in the race, a battle developed for the individual qualifying positions. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Albuquerque Academy's Julia Foster is the top returning finisher from last year's NXN-SW race. Colorado Track XC File Photo.
A little bit of Portland in Phoenix... Tait Rutherford negotiates the water hazard at Toka Sticks Golf Course. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Julia Foster (Albuquerque, NM) and Billy Orman (Tuba City, AZ) take home individual titles at the Nike SW Regionals.
NXN-SW figures to draw an even larger contingent from Colorado than in the last three years. Several top teams are already indicated interest. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Billy Orman relaxing after the boys championship race, doing what he loves to do....juggle.
Thinking about running at Nike-SW? It's time to act on that thought if you haven't already.
Nike SW Regional Champion, Billy Orman from Tuba City, Arizona.
highlights from the NXN-SW girls championship race
Highlights from the NXN-SW boys championship race
Nike SW Pre-race interview.
The schedule for NXN-SW has been revised and announced. Please click here to see the full current schedule.
NXN SW Champion Julia Foster
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