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Check out the top 500 girls cross country returnees for the 2017 cross country season based on season best 5K times from this past season.
Check out the top 500 boys cross country returnees for the 2017 cross country season.
The Desert Vista girls finished the season with an impressive 6th place at NXN. Each athlete shares her experience at the Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland Oregon.
Could Casey Clinger have withstood Reed Brown's kick at Balboa Park?
Check out the final list of the top 500 girls cross country 5K times in the nation for the 2016 season.
Check out the final list of the top 500 boys cross country 5K times in the nation for the 2016 season.
We know that Claire Walters and Manlius were in control of the team scoring throughout, but what about the other NXN teams?
With NXN wrapped up, lets look ahead to next year and who will be the top returning girls cross country teams in the nation based on their returnees' season best 5K performances from this past season.
Although only a freshman, Pine Crest's Tsion Yared has accolades beyond her years. Yared started running in fourth grade, placing sixth in the 2A state cross country meet as a sixth grader in 2013 and winning it as a seventh grader in 2014. With PRs of 17:42.40 for XC, 10:49.60 for the 3200m, and 5:06.56, she could rival most seniors in the state.
With NXN wrapped up, lets look ahead to next year and who will be the top returning boys cross country teams in the nation based on their returnees' season best 5K performances from this past season.
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Top 21 girls at Nike Cross Nationals
Wreckers finished 22nd overall in Saturday's race.
Top 21 boys at Nike Cross Nationals
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Recap with post-race interviews from Portland, Oregon
A look at the top returning individuals and teams for next year's Nike Cross Nationals. A total of 10 girls teams and 4 boys teams have at least 5 returning runners from their 2016 NXN squad.
Whitney Rich and Quinn McConnell ensured that all six of the Southwest region individual qualifiers landed in the top 20. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rohann Asfaw and the NXN Southeast individual boys qualifiers talk about their races at NXN experience.
Check out all the post race interviews from NXN.