Foot Locker West: NEW VID INTERVIEWS UP; Shrader & Grabill | NXN: Boerne TX boys 1st; FM 4-peat!!!

XC 2009 

 Championship formatMap will link to NXN/FL Coverage.


State Championships Central



NXN National Coverage | Foot Locker West National Coverage



Sweet 16 National Individual Rankings Fab-15 National Team Rankings


Nike Cross Nationals Regions
NXN Northwest NXN New York NXN Midwest NXN Southeast
NXN Southwest NXN Heartland NXN South NXN Northeast


Foot Locker Regional Championships
West Regional Northeast Regional Midwest Regional South Regional


Nike Cross Nationals (OR): Boys Championship: Texas standout Craig Lutz TX wins the individual national championship in 15:09.2 outdueling Elias Gedyon CA 15:09.5 with Joe Rosa 3rd in 15:09.8. In an epic finish Boerne Champion, TX claims the boys team championship with 195 points over Ferris WA 201. The Woodlands TX third in 207; 4th Loyola IL 208; 5th Albuquerque NM 223. Girls Championship: Fayetteville Manlius NY 4-peats establishing themselves as one of the great programs in US history. Winning with 74 team points and an 18:21 average; Saratoga NY finishes second in 147 points and an 18:49 average. Fort Collins CO surprises for third with 161 points and a 18:52 average. The individual national championship goes to Catherine Flood who claims victory over Kathleen Stevens 17:47.2 to 17:48.6.  Live Webcast | Onsite Meet Coverage


NXN Boys Story: Boerne to be Champs by Chris Hunt


 NXN Girls Story: FM makes it 4 in a row by Chris Hunt


NXN Colorado Recap by Alan Versaw


Boys Video Coverage: NXN Boys Race | Boerne Champion Interview | Elias Gedyon & Joe Rosa Interview | Ferris Interview | The Woodlands Interview | NXN Champ Announcement Video | Max Straneva Interview


Girls Video Coverage: NXN Girls Race | Fayetteville-Manlius Interview | Fort Collins Interview | Catherine Flood Interview | Rebecca Mehra Interview | Paula Radcliffe Interview


Photo Albums Now Available Here


NXN Championship Central

Boerne Champion, TX
Fayetteville Manlius, NY
Ferris, WA
Saratoga, NY

The Woodlands, TX
Fort Collins, CO

Craig Lutz TX 15:09.2
Katie Flood IA 17:47.2

Photos courtesy of Tim Fulton and Matt Shatkus


Nike Cross Nationals Coverage Winners Table

Boys Championship RESULTS
Individual: Craig Lutz TX 15:09.2; Team: Boerne Champion TX 195
Girls Championship RESULTS
Individual: Katie Flood IA 17:47.2; Team: Fayetteville Manlius NY 74
Boys Open Championship
Individual: Catherine Phillips NY 18:33.7
Girls Open Championship
Individual: Tyler Dutchover CA 16:16.4



To tide you over before the racing begins on Saturday here are three stories on competitors at this year's NXN Championship meet.  The first is a story about the Rosa twins, Joe and JIm, from West Windsor Plainsboro North (NJ), the second is a story about the Bishop Hendricken (RI) boys squad, winners of the NXN Northeast region, and the third is a story about the Germantown Friends squad from PA who finished 2nd at the NXN Northeast region.  Enjoy!

Determination, Spirit and Guts story by Steve Mazzone


Harrier Knights story by Aaron Rich  


3rd Time is the Charm story by Don Rich

How well do you know the Blacksburg & Hidden Valley girls story by Brandon Miles


Athlete Spotlight: Craig Lutz story by Brandon Miles


What Does Experience Mean at NXN? story by Alan Versaw


Momentum Builds Towards NXN by Alan Versaw




Foot Locker West Region Championships (CA): Highlights: Jessica Tonn of Arizona becomes the 19th athlete to qualify for the Foot Locker Finals all four years. She eased into a 5th place spot. The individual titles were won by undefeated Arizona standout Brian Shrader so close to the course record with 15:24 while Molly Grabill continues to dominate in 17:55.NXN Southwest champion Wade Meddles NV finishes second with '08 national finalist Cody Helbling of Idaho coming for third. Onsite Meet Coverage

Boys Video Coverage: NXN Boys Championship Race | Brian Shrader Interview | Shane Moskowitz Interview | Steve Magnuson Interview | Billy Orman Interview


Girls Video Coverage: NXN Girls Championship Race | Molly Grabill Interview | Jacque Taylor Interview


Favorite Foot Locker Memory Video (Jessica Tonn, Brian Shrader, Steve Magnuson, Jacque Taylor and Shane Moskowitz share their favorite Foot Locker Memory).


Photo Albums: Margot Kelly Gallery | Vic Sailer


Foot Locker West Recap by Margot Kelly


Video Preview of the course by Margot Kelly



What does it take to get to Foot Locker Nationals? PA qualifiers story by Don Rich


Brian Shrader, AZ 15:25
Molly Grabill, CA 17:55

Photos courtesy Victah Sailor

Boys Top Ten Individuals RESULTS
Girls Top Ten Individuals RESULTS
1. Brian Shrader, AZ 15:25 1. Molly Grabill, CA 17:55
2. Wade Meddles, NV 15:29 2. Megan Morgan, CA 17:59
3. Cody Helbling, ID 15:32 3. Karlie Garcia, CA 18:02
4. Matthew Mcelroy, CA 15:32 4. Theresa Devine, CA 18:05
5. Shane Moskowitz, WA 15:37 5. Jessica Tonn, AZ 18:07
6. Conner Peloquin, WA 15:38 6. Liberty Miller, CA 18:10
7. Steve Magnuson, AZ 15:40 7. Maddie Meyers, WA 18:23
8. Billy Orman, AZ 15:40 8. Julie Nacouzi, CA 18:24
9. Pablo Rosales, CA 15:47 9. Alaina Alvarez, CA 18:25
10. Kurt Ruegg, CA 15:50 10. Jacque Taylor, CA 18:29


Milesplit Footlocker West Regional Coverage Winners Table

7th, 8th Grade Boys/Girls Michael Lamb, Clovis CA 11:05/Alicia Williams, Coronado CA 11:52
FL Supporter Race Jared Ward, Kaysville, UT
Girls Seeded
Molly Grabill, Rancho Bernardo CA 17:55
Boys Seeded
Brian Shrader, Sinagua AZ 15:25
Frosh/Soph Girls Holland Reynolds, Belvedere CA 6:26 
Frosh/Soph Boys Jose Wells, Cottonwood AZ 17:03
Girls Junior Forrest Shaffer, Petaluma CA 16:36
Boys Junior Kaycee Holcomb, Oak Park CA 19:34
Girls Senior Alexis Laws, American Fork UT 19:45
Boys Senior Benjamin Heck, San Carlos CA 16:39
Frosh/Soph All West Girls Kendra Weitz, Spokane WA 19:04
Frosh/Soph All West Boys  Johnson Hunter, Mead WA 16:25


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