Rainsberger is one of NXN favorites & her mother, Lisa, is the last US woman to win Boston Marathon.
Which 4 boys teams on the bubble deserve the phone call on Sunday that they are going to Portland?
Lauren Gregory had started her break by the two-mile mark. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The lead group of Clinger, Jacklin, Collins, Hamer, Villarreal, and Roberts was still very much intact around two miles. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Lucy Biles established the early pacing of the NXR-SW girls championship race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The chips reported Eric Hamer (676) as the leader of the boys championship race at one mile. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Aubrey Argyle of Davis (UT) posted the #2 sophomore girls time--behind Lauren Gregory--from NXR-SW. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jake Mitchem and Gordon Gianniny jockey for position late in the boys championship race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The absence of the usual uniform color schemes made identification a little trickier at times, but there were still several familiar Colorado faces in the packs at NXR-SW. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Riley Cooney's brilliant high school career will come to closure without an NXN appearance, but she managed a place in Saturday's top ten nevertheless. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Watch the championship girls race from NXN Southwest!
Which at-large bubble teams impressed the most in their regional races? Speed ratings do not lie!
McKay Johns gave the American Fork Cavemen a sweep of the top two sophomore positions at NXR-SW 2014. Photo by Alan Versaw.
For the first time ever, MileSplit is providing race video coverage at all 8 Nike Cross Nationals Regional meets!
What do the speed ratings think of the boys teams from their NXN regional races?
Over 3,000 photos from NXN Southwest! Check them out!
Mountain Vista (CO) freshman Allie Chipman led all freshman girls at Saturday's running of NXR-SW. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Logan Simington of Thompson Valley (CO) logged the second-fastest time of any freshman at NXR-SW on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Nike Cross Regional Championship - Southwest Preliminary Results Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:22:29 PM
Carlos Villarreal blazes to an NXN berth with 14:55 runner-up finish at NXR-SW
Championship boys race footage from the 2014 NXN Southwest Regional.
Allie Schadler races to a 3rd place finish: Photo by Alan Versaw
Cami Squires and Sammy Hollingsworth lead the American Fork charge midway through the girls championship race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
American Fork team sweep! Katie Rainsberger (CO) 17:11 & Josh Collins (UT) 14:54 individual champs!
Live tweets from Casa Grande!
MileSplit is on-site with race videos, photos, and interviews from the 2014 NXN Southwest Regional.
Top 50 fastest girls cross country teams in the NXN Southwest Region states.
Top 50 fastest boys cross country teams in the NXN Southwest Region states.
Nike Cross Regional Champioship - Southwest Registration List
Click here for the start lists for NXR-SW 2014.
For several of Colorado’s cross country programs, Saturday brings the moment of truth.
Top 500 boys 5K cross country times in the NXN Southwest Region states as of November 18th.
Based on Desert Twilight and overall season performance, Katie Rainsberger looks like the one to beat at NXR-SW. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Top 500 girls 5K cross country times in the NXN Southwest Region states as of November 18th.
Paul Roberts, though running in Colorado's smallest classification, brings the best state meet time from the Centennial State to NXR-SW. Photo by Renee Haip.
Ellise Cranny crossing the finish line in 2013 to set the course record
Cora Cannedy and her Taos teammates set of very high standard for small school girls cross country at the New Mexico state meet on Saturday. Photo by Rod Stanopiewicz.
Click here to link to the meet registration web site.
Here are the rankings of the top 100 fastest boys in the NXN Southwest Region! Updated as of October 30, 2014.
Here are the rankings of the top 100 fastest girls in the NXN Southwest Region! Updated as of October 30, 2014.
The top 50 fastest girls teams in the NXN Southwest Region based on season best 5K performances in the MileSplit database as of October 30th.
The top 50 fastest boys teams in the NXN Southwest Region based on season best 5K performances in the MileSplit database as of October 30th.
With the Colorado and Utah state meets now completed, what's left to settle of this is from Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. Those state finish up their state meets on November 8.
The Desert Vista girls and the American Fork boys remain at the top of the SW rankings but a lot
American Fork and Desert Vista retain their top spots in the rankings, but some recent meets have clearly had their impact in the rankings.
The picture is starting to look brighter once again for Heather Holt and her Fort Collins teammates. Photo by Ashley Green.
Video of the Nike Cross Nationals SW Regionals Course!
It appears almost everyone in Arizona was at the Desert Twilight XC Festival
The Desert Vista girls and the American Fork boys remain at the top of the SW rankings but a lot has shifted in the past month.
The last couple weeks of meets have altered the outlook of our panel a little.
Here is a first look at the new Nike/Twilight course.
A couple of big meets over the two weeks have produced some important shifts in the regional rankings.
With the 2014 XC season just around the corner
With meets having started now in every state except Arizona, the rankings have begun to shuffle a little.
Kara Skattum posted the top time for an intriguing Broomfield girls entry at the New Balance Valmont Cross Country Invitational. Photo by Renee Haip.
Pre-season scouting report on the Davis High School boys and girls cross country teams of Utah.
Click here to watch the promo video for NXR-SW!
The preseason rankings for the Southwest region are in!
Pre-season scouting report on a national powerhouse cross country program in the American Fork boys of Utah.
A list of the top 25 fastest returning girls cross country teams within the states of the NXN Southwest Region including Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
A list of the top 25 fastest returning boys cross country teams within the states of the NXN Southwest Region including Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
Most (though not all) of the boys at the front of last year's pack have graduated, but the teams at the front of the pack will ring familiar. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Many of the early leaders of last year's field have graduated, but that doesn't translate into a race that's any less competitive this year. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.