An In-Depth Breakdown Of The Boys And Girls Races At NXR NW

* The Boise Senior girls upset No. 4 Great Oak at Bob Firman in September

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We're just two days away from the Nike Cross Northwest Regional at Eagle Island State Park, which will kick off the beginning of qualifying for Nike Cross Nationals. 

And it's a great region to start out with, considering we'll have some of the country's best teams on the same turf at the same time in Eagle, Idaho. 

Northwest athletes run at elevation and often in poor conditions, but that isn't all bad news: There's usually a value-add in that fact, as athletes from this region typically go on to fare well on the sometimes harsh terrain at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Oregon. 

We have two in-depth previews of the boys and girls races for you to take a look at, so dig in and enjoy the beginning of national season. 

We'll have more regional coverage for you on MileSplit over the weekend and in ensuing weeks. 

Boys Preview - Girls Preview