As he did a year ago with a vlog of the days surrounding Nike Cross Nationals, Highlands Ranch Mountain Vista (CO) High School junior Easton Allred documented his journey at this year's national championship over three days in Portland, Oregon.
Allred didn't do too bad on race day, either, logging his best performance overall with an All-American fifth-place finish in 15:05.2. That's an improvement upon his 22nd place in 2017. Mountain Vista's boys finished 12th overall in the team competition, while the girls were 14th.
This was just Allred's second with the Golden Eagles following the regular season, where the junior was ruled ineligible after he transferred to the school from Rock Canyon. Allred was second at NXR Southwest in a career best of 14:41.35.
Watch Days 1-2 above and check out his Day 3 (Race) video below.