Nike Cross Nationals Midwest Regional 2014

Meet Information

NXN MIDWEST INFO

MEET DATE & LOCATION
11.16.2014
LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course
Terre Haute, IN

STATES INCLUDED
IN - IL - OH - MI - MO

2014 SCHEDULE

Saturday November 15th, 2014
12:00 noon 4:00 p.m. Course inspection for Athletes/Coaches/Parents
Retail Open @ Course

6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Ice Cream Social, Elite Athlete Meet n Greet

Packet Pickup
The Holiday Inn-Terre Haute
3300 US Highway 41
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Meet Schedule

Sunday November 16th, 2014
9:00 a.m. Course Opens - Late Packet Pickup (closes at 11:00 a.m.)
10:30 a.m. Julians Journey 5k (Cross Country Town USA 5k (click here for info))
11:15 a.m. FREE Kids Race (400m)
11:52 a.m. National Anthem
12:00 noon Girls Open Race
12:30 p.m. Boys Open Race
1:00 p.m. Girls Championship Race
1:30 p.m. Boys Championship Race
2:15 p.m. Awards

COURSE MAP



DIRECTIONS TO RACE COURSE

Nothings worse than getting lost on race morning. Know where to go! Check out directions below.
From U.S. 41:

Take I-70 east 5.0 miles to the S.R. 46 exit. At the S.R 46 exit from I-70, proceed north on S.R. 46 to S.R. 42. Proceed east on S.R. 42 past Hulman International Airport to Swalls Road and proceed east on Swalls Road to the entrance. Travel time from U.S. 41 to the course is approximately 15-17 minutes.

Alternate entrance:
Proceed east on S.R. 42 past Hulman International Airport and follow S.R. 42 beyond Swalls Road to Tabertown Road. At Tabertown Road, proceed north to the entrance.

2014 - REGISTER HERE

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
All teenage cross-country runners and clubs are invited to participate in the NXN Series which includes the Nike Cross Nationals Regional Championships in eight select cities across the United States.

The clubs and individuals competing in Nike Cross Nationals are selected through a series of regional qualifying events. The nine regions represented are: Heartland, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest, South, Northeast, Southeast, California and New York. There are also four at-large clubs.
In addition, NXN in Portland will feature the NXN Open Race for any additional clubs and individuals willing to test their mettle across the championship course!

Eligibility
You can compete in Nike Cross Nationals if you are in good standing with the NCAA, on track to graduate per your high schools guidelines and have not been dismissed from your team for disciplinary reasons. Individuals may compete as well according to the guidelines noted above. All individuals must compete unattached.

Entry fees:

Entry Fee Through 11/04/2014
Entry Fee From
11/05/2014 - 11/12/2014 @ 6pm ET
Bulk Entry Fee**
Individual Registration $30 $40 NA
Team Registration* $150 $175 $350
*Team Entry - group of 5-7athletes registered as a scoring team
**Bulk entry - Once your total entry fee reaches $350, you are allowed unlimited registrations at no additional charge. This includes any combination of Teams and Individuals on the same account.

HOW DO YOU QUALIFY?
Automatic qualifiers into Nike Cross Nationals from the NXN Regionals: The top two placing clubs in each gender of the Championship Division race at each NXN regional will earn automatic berths to NXN in Portland. Additionally, the top five placing individuals who are not on automatically placing clubs will advance to NXN as individual qualifiers.

At-Large qualifiers into Nike Cross Nationals from the NXN Regionals: A total of four at-large club berths per gender will be awarded. Clubs placing either third or fourth in the Championship Division race at each NXN regional will move into a pool of clubs receiving consideration for advancing to NXN as an at-large qualifier. A committee of experts will determine the at-large qualifiers.

Greatest weighting by the committee will be given to third-place clubs from the Championship Division race at each NXN Regional who defeated any eventual NXN Regional Champion in prior weeks. In order for this weighting to be employed for the third-place clubs, the victory must have occurred when at least five club members from the eventual NXN regional championship club competed in the same race as the aforementioned loss.

HOTELS

Holiday Inn
3300 U.S. Highway 41 South
Terre Haute, IN 47802
(812)232-6081
http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/terre-haute/hufin/hoteldetail

Spring Hill Suites
3304 U.S. Highway 41 South
Terre Haute, IN 47802
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/indst-springhill-suites-terre-haute/

Candlewood Suites
721 Wabash Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47807
(812)234-3400

MEET DIRECTOR
Geoff Wayton - wayton@rose-hulman.edu

STATE AMBASSADORS

These State Ambassadors are cross country experts in their regions and will be on the ground at meets all season long spreading the NXN word. Contact them with any questions you may have regarding NXN Regionals and Nationals.

Tony Jones - IL - tonyprepster1@gmail.com
Kyle Walsh - IN - Kyle.Walsh@indstate.edu
Matt Somerlot - OH - msomerlot@gmail.com
George Tilt - MI - gtilt@comcast.net
David Mitchell - MI - dmitchell@pcs.k12.mi.us
Justa Dahl - MO - jdahl@pkwy.k12.mo.us

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