Quote Of The Day

– Sarah Baxter talking about losing the first race of her high school career at the 2013 Nike Cross Nationals yesterday in Portland, where Alexa Efraimson won with a big kick in the last 400m.

NXN High School Nationals *Boys Results *Girls Results

LRCNXN Girls Results: Alexa Efraimson Ends Sara Baxter's Perfect XC Career, Manlius's Streak Of 7 National Titles Ends

Alexa Efraimson appeared to be dropped, but battled back with a great kick the final 400m to kick past Elise Cranny and Sarah Baxter to win. Baxter ended her high school XC career with her only loss as the Fayetteville-Manlius amazing streak of 7 national team titles ended with a runner-up finish to Wayzata.

LRCNXN Boys Results: Mark Wieczorek's Team Wins, Kai Wilmot Wins Individual Title

Kai Wilmot of North Spokane won the individual title in 15:00 as 5 others finished in a close battle for 2nd, as Wilmot’s teammate Tanner Anderson was third. Wilmot’s a big talent who ran 8:57 2 years ago as a soph, but has been battling injures since. He was 4th at his state meet this year and picked the perfect time to put it all together. In the team competition, Gig Harbor, coached by 1:45:36 800m man Mark Wieczorek and 800m pacer Matt Scherer, got the win over CBA NJ.

 


*RRW Full Race Recap

*DyeStat Girls Recap
*DyeStat Boys Recap: Gig Harbor Credits Team Win With Big Race From 5th Man

*Girls Race Video Replay
*Boys Race Video Replay

*Interviews: Alexa Efraimson *Wayzata Girls *Kai Wilmot *Gig Harbor Boys

 

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