Nike Cross National Championships: F-M 4-peats! Boerne Champion wins! Lutz and Flood dominant.

Nike Cross National
Portland Meadows; Portland, Oregon



Only one sport throws the polls away and lets the athletes decide who the real national champions are. This year, as always, those champions will be crowned on December 5 at the 6th annual Nike Cross Nationals.




Nike Cross Nationals Regions  [*California]
NXN Northwest NXN New York NXN Midwest NXN Southeast
NXN Southwest NXN Heartland NXN South NXN Northeast


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



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 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



Nike Cross Nationals Coverage Winners Table

Boys Championship Individual: Craig Lutz TX 15:09.2; Team: Boerne Champion TX 195
Girls Championship
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
Athlete Spotlight: Craig Lutz story by Brandon Miles


National Qualifiers

NXN Midwest Boys Qualifiers NXN Midwest Girls Qualifiers
York (IL) Magnificat (OH)
Neuqua Valley (IL) Palatine (IL)
Zach Wills (OH) Hannah Neczypor (OH)
Tyler Byrne (IN) Michelle Thomas (OH)
David Osborn (IN) Michelle Moriset (MI)
Martin Grady (IL) Chelsey Phoebus (MO)
Michael Brajdic (OH) Waverly Neer (IN)


NXN Northwest Boys Qualifiers NXN Northwest Girls Qualifiers
North Central (WA) Jesuit (OR)
Joel Ferris (WA) Bishop Kelly (ID)
Michael Williams (WA) Katie Knight (WA)
Cody Helbling (ID) Amy-Eloise Neale (WA)
Chase Caulkins (ID) Dana Morin (WY)
Garrett Zans (WY) Tansey Lystad (WA)
Allan Schroder (WA) Andrea Nelson (WA)


NXN Southwest Boys Qualifiers NXN Southwest Girls Qualifiers
American Fork (UT) Fort Collins (CO)
Albuquerque Academy (NM) Classical Academy (CO)
Wade Meddles (NV) Eleanor Fulton (CO)
Billy Orman (AZ) Julia Foster (NM)
Sherod Hardt (AZ) Jessica Tonn (AZ)
Kyle Pittman (NM) Kailie Hartman (CO)
Vincent Montoya (NM) Heather Bates (CO)


NXN Heartland Boys Qualifiers NXN Heartland Girls Qualifiers
Eden Prairie (MN) Dowling Catholic (IA)
Wayzata (MN) Elk River (MN)
Marcus Paulson (WI) Shelby Houlihan (IA)
Jake Erschen (WI) Marya Haegler (WI)
Andrew Stevens (KS) Maria Hauger (MN)
Jacob Sandry (MN) Maddie McClennen (MN)
Tony Smoragiewicz (SD) Rebekah Tomham (IA)


NXN South Boys Qualifiers NXN South Girls Qualifiers
Boerne Champion (TX) Southlake Carroll (TX)
The Woodlands (TX) Kingwood (TX)
Ryan Dohner (TX) Sarah Andrews (TX)
Parker Stinson (TX) Rachel Johnson (TX)
Craig Lutz (TX) Amanda Russell (TX)
Mark Pinales (TX) Regan Tindell (TX)
Jeffery Arnier (TX) Aly Nielson (TX)


NXN Southeast Boys Qualifiers NXN Southeast Girls Qualifiers
Brookwood (GA) Tatnall (DE)
Miami Columbus (FL) Blacksburg (VA)
Colin Mearns (VA) Kathleen Lautzenheiser (VA)
Andrew Palmer (MD) Nicky Akande (GA)
Brayden Burleigh (VA) Laura Hoer (NC)
Chris Colo (NC) Jessica Rubin (MD)
Ryan Lee (DE) Kaitlyn Davis (VA)


NXN Northeast Boys Qualifiers NXN Northeast Girls Qualifiers
Bishop Hendricken (RI) Bishop Feehan (MA)
Germantown Friends (PA) La Salle (RI)
Joe Rosa (NJ) Reid Watson (CT)
Jim Rosa (NJ) Ashley Smolinka (NJ)
Aaron Watanabe (VT) Lindsay Crevoiserat (CT)
Morgan Pearson (NJ) Abby Jones (RI)
Mike Mazzaccaro (NJ) Jacy Christiansen (NH)


NXN New York Boys Qualifiers NXN New York Girls Qualifiers
Fayetteville Manlius Fayetteville Manlius
Burnt Hills Saratoga Springs
Alex Deir Lizzie Predmore
Max Straneva Shaylyn Tuite
Steve Mangan Danielle Winslow
Brandon Freyer Brittany Winslow
Caleb Edmonds Mary Carroll


NXN California Boys Qualifiers NXN California Girls Qualifiers
Dana Hills Saugus
Palos Verdes Mira Costa
Elias Gedyon Rebecca Mehra
Erik Olson Alaina Alvarez
Justin Vilhaure Melissa Skiba
Garrett Rowe Catrina McAlister
Lane Werley Macy Bricks


NXN At-Large Boys Selections NXN At-Large Girls Selections
Arcadia (CA) Shenendehowa (NY)
Cedar Park (TX) Queensbury (NY)
Loyola Academy (IL) Hidden Valley (VA)
Royal (CA) Corona del Mar (CA)