The Loudoun Valley (VA) boys start their pursuit of attempting to become the first boys' team to 3-peat as Nike Cross Nationals champions in competing to earn their spot to race in Portland at the NXN Southeast Regional on Saturday.
The 2019 Nike Cross Southeast Regional will once again be held this weekend at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina gathering the top high school cross country teams as well as many of the top individual runners from the Mid-Atlantic to the Deep South. Let's take a look at who are the most likely contenders for national berths in the championship boys race.
MEET DATE & LOCATION
WakeMed Soccer Park
DE - MD - VA - NC - SC - GA - FL - AL - TN - KY - WV - DC
FRIDAY - 11.29.19
NOON - 5:00pm: Course Open for Preview
NOON - 5:00pm: Packet Pick-up available at course (MGMT TENT)
NOON - 5:00pm: Nike Retail Open at The Course
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Pasta Dinner at Herbert C. Young Center
SATURDAY - 11.30.19
7:00am - Packet Pick-up available at course (MGMT TENT)
7:00am - Nike Retail Open at The Course
8:20am - GIRLS "Rising Stars" Race (Open to FR/SO runners)
8:45am - BOYS "Rising Stars" Race (Open to FR/SO runners)
9:10am - GIRLS Open Invitational Race
9:35am - BOYS Open Invitational Race 1
10:00am - BOYS Open Invitational Race 2
10:30am - Community 5k Race
10:30am - Awards Ceremony for Rising Stars and Open Races
11:10am - BOYS Championship Race
11:50am - GIRLS Championship Race
*Due to the size of the field in the Boys Open Invitational Race, the race has been split into two separate sections. AWARDS FOR BOY'S OPEN INVITATIONAL RACE WILL BE AWARDED ON COMBINED RESULTS OF THE TWO SECTIONS.
Packet Pick-up will be available during the following hours at the Meet Administration Tent located adjacent to the start line
Friday, Noon - 5:00pm (AT MANAGEMENT TENT ADJACENT TO START LINE)
Saturday, 7:00am - 11:50am (AT FRONT ENTRY GATE OF WakeMed Soccer Park)
WakeMed Soccer Park Cross Country Course
201 Soccer Park Drive
Cary, NC 27511
DIRECTIONS TO RACE COURSE
Nothing's worse than getting lost on race morning. Know where to go! Check out directions below.
Directions to and from Hotels, Venues and RDU International Airport
From I-40 Eastbound (Chapel Hill/Durham):
Take the Cary 54 Exit (Exit 290) off of I-40. Turn right on top of the exit ramp (towards Cary). Turn left on SE Maynard Road. Take a left on Chatham Street and Wake Med Soccer Park is 1⁄2 mile on the right.
From I-40 Westbound (Fayetteville):
Take Exit 291, Cary Towne Boulevard. Turn right on Cary Towne Blvd, then take a right on SE Maynard Road. Turn right on E. Chatham Street and Wake Med Soccer Park will be 1⁄2 mile on right.
From Downtown Cary:
Head East on Chatham Street towards Raleigh. Wake Med Soccer Park will be on your right.
From Beltline, take Western Boulevard exit and head west (toward Cary). Continue after merge with Hillsborough Street until it becomes E. Chatham Street. Wake Med Soccer Park will be on your left, 1⁄2 mile before Maynard Road intersection.