Edward Cheserek of St. Benedict's Prep, NJ set course record in 15:20. Foot Locker Regionals take place in the North, Southeast and Midwest. NXN Regionals in the Northeast, New York and Southeast. (Photo by Don Rich)
Julie Macedo (DE) and Elliot Clemente (FL) won individually, while Tatnall and Belen Jesuit claimed team titles (photos by Jeff Sides).
Julie Macedo can't finish soon enough to savor the sweet taste of victory!
Julie Macedo held back until about 800 meters to and was able to pull away from Haley Pierce inspite of Haley running her fastest time of the year and fastest on the NXN SE course at the WakeMed Soccer Complex. Julie's time was a meet record and Haley's was #2 All-Time for the NXN SE Regional Meet! The girls course record is 16:40 set by Aisling Cuffe last year at the Great American Cross Country Festival.
Photo by Jeff George of ncrunners.com Midlothian girls 3rd, Blacksburg 6th, Hidden Valley 9th, Grafton 11th at the NXN Southeast Regional. Hidden Valley's Carolyn Bethel (4th, 18:04) and Midlothian's Kara Dickerson (5th, 18:08) qualified individually for Nike Cross Nationals. The Midlothian girls were only 3 points away from the automatic qualifying 2nd place team spot and now will have to wait and see if they get one of the four at-large selections. NXN Southeast - Championship Girls Results
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The Midlothian girls received word this morning that they had been selected as one of the four at-large team selections for next weekend's Nike Cross Nationals. This will be the second trip to Portland, Oregon for the Midlothian girls' program after qualifying last in 2006. The Midlothian boys have qualified twice for NXN in 2006 and 2010. Midlothian was eligible for at-large consideration after finishing third at yesterday's Southeast Regional in Cary, North Carolina and only three points behind the second place automatic qualifier. The Midlothian girls should be suited well to be competitive in the national race with a strong front four of All-State caliber runners in Kara Dickerson, Skylar Evans, Marie Johnston, and Kari Johnston. Dickerson had already qualified individually for Nike Cross Nationals with a fifth place personal best run of 18:08 at the Southeast Regional. Under the guidance of longtime coach Stan Morgan, Midlothian has won six of the last seven Group AAA state cross country team titles.
Mike Crozier poppin' his collar at NXN SE!
The girls of Assumption of qualified for Nike Cross Nationals next week in Portland, Oregon.
Now includes more information about unattached individuals and those without full teams at the meet.
CHARLOTTE -- Hilton Head junior Jack Manesiotis was the top finisher for the state with a 12th place time of 15 minutes, 13 seconds in the championship boys 5,000-meter run. The top-10 qualify for Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego.
Albemarle's Adam Visokay (2nd, 15:10) and Princess Anne's Matthew Schwartzer (5th, 15:20) qualify individually for the Nike Cross Nationals. Albemarle boys are the top finishing VA squad in 4th place followed by Stafford (12th), Blacksburg (22nd), Midlothian (27th). NXN Southeast - Championship Boys Results
Sam Parsons shares how Mike Crozier helped him to the finish and the bitter sweetness of going as an individual to Portland without his teammates!
NXN Southeast Champions after the awards ceremony
Entries for Foot Locker South and Nike Cross Nationals
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Hannah Oneda extends her dream season by two extra weeks by finishing 6th at FL NE and punching her ticket to San Diego!
Preview of Assumption and St. Xavier running at Nike Cross Southeast tomorrow.
Haley and Julie
Tatnall girls in search of their teammate Haley Pierce. Where could she be?
Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional, championship boys, at the 3000m mark
Nike Cross Nationals Southeast, championship girls, at the 3000m mark.
Brentwood (TN) finished second at NXN Southeast.
NXN Southeast individual champion, also led his team (Belen Jesuit) to the team title.
Assumption (KY) finished second at NXN Southeast
Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional 2011
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