National Weekend Rundown for August 22

Pre-Season No. 4 ranked Carmel (IN) sweeps top eight spots at North Central XC Warmup. Individual champion Sarah Leinheiser runs 14:53.27 for 4k.

Pre-season cross country has started in full force, as many 2014 NXN qualifiers dusted off their spikes this weekend. Check out the quick take results below and scroll through the slideshow for more in-depth recaps of the nation's hottest action:

  • Friday Night Hawk Invite (TX) - 2014 NXN qualifiers Lewisville Hebron win team title by one point over Prosper; Ashton Endsley (11:00.3) and David Strome (9:39) win individual titles
  • Frisco ISD Invitational (TX) - NBNO 2 Mile champion Carter Blunt runs 15:12.1 5k for the win
  • Dripping Springs Tigers XC Invitational (TX) - Sophomore Matthew Kearney of Austin Westlake wins in 16:10 for 5k; host school Dripping Springs wins team title in dramatic tiebreaker over Westlake
  • North Central XC Warmup (IN) - Pre-Season U.S. No. 4 Carmel (IN) girls sweep the first eight spots, led by individual winner Sarah Leinheiser (14:53.27 for 4k)
  • Mercy Invitational (GA) - 2014 Foot Locker finalist Emma Grace Hurley wins in 18:01.95 5k
  • Pickens Preview (GA) - Five-time GA state champion Lindsay Billings makes her XC debut with an 18:37.72 win
  • Highland XC Invitational (UT) - American Fork girls edge Davis (Pre-season U.S. No. 7), 41-58 as Kate Hunter of Provo wins individual title (17:26 for 2.9 miles); Davis (Pre-season U.S. No. 7) boys win team title via 44-second 1-5 split as Alek Parsons runs 14:44.6 for the win
  • Severna Park vs. River Hill Scrimmage (MD) - Andrew Forsyth wins in 16:07 for 2014 NXN qualifiers Severna Park
  • Tsalteshi Invitational (AK) - Allie Ostrander's heir apparent at the top of Alaskan distance running emerges in Briahna Gerlach (18:41 for the win); Ty Jordan 16:00 boys winner
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