Nike Cross Nationals 2012

  • NXN Girls Wrap: Dominate Runs for Manlius and Baxter

    The girls of Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.), known as Manlius XC here, came into Saturday’s Nike Cross Nationals girls’ championship race in Portland with six consecutive titles under their belt.  Yet, there were questions.  F-M had, at the Eastern States Championships in October, been beaten for the first time in any meet in six years (by Tatnall DE) – though F-M had been without its #1 Jillian Fanning.  Would they finally relinquish the NXN crown?  Who would beat them?
    Category: News | Dec 02, 2012
  • NXN Boys Wrap: Arcadia, Wharton turn Mud City into Upset City!

    The Nike Cross Nationals finally crowned its first two-time boys’ national champion Saturday.  But it wasn’t those 2011 titlists that had ruled in record fashion all fall long – from North Carolina to New York – and had been favored, despite nearly stumbling last weekend in their regional. (Photo by Patty Morgan)
    Category: News | Dec 02, 2012
  • Glimpses of NXN Friday

    Category: Photos | Dec 01, 2012
  • NXN Boys Team Preview

    It’s fascinating how the history of Nike Cross Nationals has evolved in terms of comparing the girls’ and boys’ championships.  With the girls, you had a program in Fayetteville-Manlius which has won six titles in a row -- not to mention another in the same state, Saratoga Springs, which has claimed three consecutive runner-up finishes.  For the boys, however, there has not only never been a repeat champion, but no club has won two titles overall in the 8-year history of the event.  Eight different NXN boys’ championships, eight different winners.
    Category: News | Nov 30, 2012
  • NXN Boys Individual Preview

    If you see Nick Ryan going out hard Saturday during the Nike Cross Nationals Boys Championship race at Portland Meadows, perhaps grabbing a sizable lead in the first mile, you best not let him go this time.
    Category: News | Nov 29, 2012
  • NXN Girls Team Preview

    They are questions you’ve posed and heard regarding the Nike Cross Nationals girls’ team title every year since 2007.  Why?  Well, because until the answers change, what other questions are there to ask?  Can the Fayetteville-Manlius (Manlius, N.Y.) girls (known here as Manlius XC) win again?  And if not, who can beat them? (Photo by Pat Bendzick)
    Category: News | Nov 28, 2012
  • NXN Girls Individual Preview

    If you’ve watched US#1 Sarah Baxter destroy hallowed course records of Amber Trotter at Mt. SAC and Julia Stamps at Woodward Park during this epic 2012 fall campaign, you might have said, “Wow, she looks like she could be running with the boys.” (File photo by Pat Bendzick)
    Category: News | Nov 27, 2012
  • NXN Midwest: Where does York get their inspiration? Tradition, and last year's 2nd place finish.

    Category: Feature | Nov 14, 2012
  • NXN Midwest: Carmel girls thrilled to share the experience with Carmel boys. Erba's decision.

    Category: Feature | Nov 14, 2012
  • NXN Midwest: Carmel Sweetness; York extends legendary streak; Erba on to FL

    TERRE HAUTE – Nike Cross National regional titles are often won well beyond the leaders and deep in the packs following.  On a day that was dry and mild, but with ferocious 25-30 mph winds, the 2012 NXN Midwest Championships – for the most part – were no exception.  (Photo by Ken Moreland)
    Category: News | Nov 11, 2012
  • Leingang/Bismarck Win Big; Minnesota Sweeps

    Six.   That was the windchill at the Nike Heatland Regional Meet in Sioux Falls, South Dakota today at the Yankton Trails Park.   Cold weather, however, took a backseat to some of the best cross country racing of the year at the Yankton Trails Park.  
    Category: News | Nov 11, 2012
  • NXN Midwest Preview: Kroy looks to make 9th NXN Champs

    Steve Underwood previews the action from the Midwest regional in the Nike Cross series! Kroy (York IL) could qualify for their 9th National! (2011 File Photo by Paul Everett)
    Category: News | Nov 10, 2012