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Highlights, coverage, and results from the top meets across the country on the weekend of November 15th. Check back all weekend long with updates on the top national performances in high school cross country.
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NXN Northwest Regional (ID) - After 9 inches of snow over past 48 hours before the meet, the race conditions are going to be epic! The individual races will be thrilling led by US #1 Allie Ostrander (AK) & US #8 Makena Morley (MT) in the girls race, but also includes US #12 Annie Hill (MT) and US #22 Ella Donaghu (OR). Ostrander has the fastest 5K time in 16:40, while the boys race also has the nation leader in Washington state champ Tanner Anderson (14:31 5K PR). Defending race champ US #6 Anderson will be challenged by last year's runner-up in US #9 Elijah Armstrong as well as Alaska state champ and US #11 Levi Thomet. Anderson leads the US #5 North Central, who have won at NXN Northwest every year but last year. Will be most challenged by in-state rivals in US #10 Kamiakin, but a Matthew Maton-less US #9 Summit boys of Oregon will try to show how deep they are. No current top 25 ranked girls teams in the field, but one or two could impress to show they deserve such a ranking as they punch their team in the dance with Oregon state champs Summit, Washington state champs Camas, Idaho state champs Couer d'Alene, and Montana state champs Bozeman all looking formdiable.
NXN Midwest Regional (ID) - A region deserving of at-large berths on both sides? We think so. The boys race will have four Saucony Flo50 ranked squads including Illinois 3A state champs Hinsdale Central (US #11), Illinois 3A state runner-up Sandburg (US #15), Indiana state champs West Lafayette (US #22), and Indiana state runners-up Carmel (US #23). US #7 ranked and Illinois state champ Jesse Reiser leads the boys field individually, but will get challenged by the best from Indiana (Ben Veatch & Zach Snider), Missouri (Michael Karls & Stephen Mugeche), and Ohio (Vitucci, Burdette, Grismer, Mau). The US #2 ranked Carmel girls of Indiana will be heavy favorites to repeat as region champs, but Illinois state champs Naperville North (US #12) is coming on strong at season's end, while Michigan state champs Birmingham Seaholm (US #15) may have the best 1-2 in the nation to lead with top individual contenders Audrey Belf and Rachel Dadamio.
Florida State Championships (FL) - In the 30's for a Florida state meet? How will the top runners and teams down in the Sunshine state handle the cold conditions? US #21 Sukhi Khosla stars here, but girls has plenty of youth talent including 9th grader Rafaella Gibbons and 7th grader Ysion Yared as individual title contenders
New Jersey Group Championships (NY) - Before the Meet of Champions at Holmdel, the best in New Jersey must survive and move on from their group championship races.
New York Federation Championships (NY) - One of the best New York Feds meets in the past decade as since NXN has been created, many top teams have skipped this meet, but not that many this year. This meet is loaded! Shenendehowa girls are looking forward to get a crack again at US #16 Saratoga Springs after they denied them a state meet berth in their sectional two weeks ago. Bella Burda vs. Jessica Lawson III with US #18 Burda currently holding a 2-0 advantage this season over the returning Foot Locker finalist Lawson. The US #12 St. Anthony's boys will be favored to win the team title racing against the New York public schools for the first time since Manhattan. US #22 Marco Pompilji, US #18 Mikey Brannigan, and St. Anthony's #1 runner Pat Tucker are among the top individuals entered at Bowdoin Park.
Virginia State Championships (VA) - US #7 Andrew Hunter breaks the course record with 14:41 5K to move ahead of the likes of Sean McGorty, Andrew Colley, Alan Webb, and Bobby Lockhart at Great Meadow! US #1 Blacksburg girls roll to 3A state title tying record for lowest score in meet history with 23 points. Day 2 on Saturday with the races from the largest school classifications including US #15 Libby Davidson vs. US #20 Weini Kelati rematch in the 4A girls. US #18 Lake Braddock boys looking to justify their new national ranking with a dominant state meet win in 6A.
Check out our national database of XC stats as the results pour in!