Nike Cross Nationals Names Its At-Large Berths

Photo Credit: John Harris/Colorado MileSplit

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Official at-large berths have been handed to teams across the U.S. following the ninth and final regional of the Nike Cross Nationals system: The California State championships. 

Check below for the teams and individuals who accepted the invitations to compete at NXN on Dec. 2 in Portland, Oregon. 

Notably, two fourth-place boys and girls teams from the Southwest both reached NXN by virtue of at-large selections. 


Portland Franklin (Northwest) -- 3rd at NXR Northwest

Niwot (Southwest) -- 4th at NXR Southwest

Riverton (Southwest) -- 3rd at NXR Southwest

Great Oak (California) -- 2nd at California DI


Buchanan (California) -- 2nd at California DI 

Mountain Vista (Southwest) -- 3rd at NXR Southwest

York (Midwest) -- 3rd at NXR Midwest

Lone Peak (Southwest) -- 4th at NXR Southwest

Photo Credit:  DeAnna Turner


Colin Eckerman, Webb School of Knoxville (TN), Southeast

- 6th at NXR Southeast in 14:49.9

Noah Laughlin-Hall, Bend Summit (OR), Northwest

- 7th at NXR Northwest in 15:13.5

Jason Parra, Millikan (CA), California

- 1st in CIF Division I, 14:56.8

- 7th in the California merge

Aydon Stefanopoulos, Los Gatos (CA), California

- 1st in CIF Division II, 14:58.4

- 8th in the California merge

Andruw Villa, Abilene (TX), South

- 7th at NXR Southwest in 15:06.1

Photo Credit: DeAnna Turner


Gioana Lopizzo, La Costa Canyon (CA), California

- 2nd in CIF Division III, 17:32.00

- 9th in the California merge

Payton Meineke, Riverdale Ridge (CO), Southwest

- 8th at NXR Southwest, 17:31.80

Madison Osterberg, Jackson Lumen Christi (MI), Midwest

- 6th at NXR Midwest, 17:24.6

Isabelle Schmitz, Hutchinson (MN), Heartland

- 6th at NXR Heartland, 17:29.0

Julia Score, Bishop Chatard (IN), Midwest

- 7th at NXR Midwest, 17:25.0

Related Links: 

Nike Cross Nationals meet page