Casey Clinger Repeats As Nike Cross National Champion But His American Fork Team Is Upset by Bozeman In Team Battle

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by LetsRun.com
December 3, 2016

Casey Clinger of Utah became the first boy to ever repeat as individual champion at the 2016 Nike Cross Nationals in Portland today. The individual race was still close for the first two miles (4:52/10:00) but right after two miles Clinger gapped the field and cruised to a dominant victory in 15:28.4 as FL South champ Sam Worley of Texas (1:50, 4:04, 8:51 at 8, 16 and 3200) grabbed runner-up honors in 15:35.1 with Brentwood, Tennessee’s Brodey Hasty (7th last year, #2 returner, 4:09 mile, 9:01 3200) third in 15:37.1. Northeast Regional champ David Principe, Jr. of Rhode Island, who was expected to contend for the individual title, had an off day (the announcers said he appeared congested on Thursday) and was just 21st.

Casey Clinger wins

Casey Clinger wins

Clinger’s individual win wasn’t enough to lead his American Fork team to the team title as American Fork, which had been ranked #1 all season long, had to settle for its second-straight runner-up finish and third in five years (2012, 2015, 2016) as Bozeman of Montana got the win with 105 points to American Fork’s 141.

American Fork had the lead at 2 miles (134 to 154) thanks to some dominant front running by their top 3 but ultimately the gap between their #3 and #4 proved to be too much to overcome. American Fork’s top three of senior Clinger (8:50 3200), McKay Johns (9:05 3200) and Patrick Parker (9:04 3200) are one of the best leading trios in US high school history and those three all crossed the finish line before Bozeman’s #1 as Johns was 9th overall (4th team scoring) and Parker was 2oth overall (7th team scoring), but the 59-second gap between their #3 and #5 ultimately proved to be too much to overcome as Bozeman only had a 28-second gap between its entire top 5. Bozeman was led by senior Chase Equall (4:13/9:13) who was 26th overall (8th in the team scoring). Their winning point total of 105 was the fourth-lowest in meet’s 13-year history and the lowest since 2011.

bozeman-nxnClinger was only the second boy to attempt to repeat as champion. Craig Lutz won the title in 2009 as a junior but lost to Lukas Verzbicas the next year.

Talk about this race on our world famous messageboard: MB: NXN 2016 Predictions – Official 2016 NXN Discussion Thread
*Bozeman High WINNERS OF NXN 
*Casey MF Clinger
*NXN – A case for why individuals should not be at a TEAM race 
*LetsRun.com’s HS Forum

Full results courtesy of rtspt.com appear below. For mid-race splits go here.

BOYS TEAM SCORING SUMMARY

Final StandingsScoreScoring OrderTotalAvg.Spread
1BOZEMAN1058-19-22-24-32(132)1:22:1116:270:28.2
2AMERICAN FORK XC1411-4-7-58-71(121)(134)1:21:1216:151:31.7
3BRENTWOOD1632-13-17-20-111(125)(151)1:22:2316:291:58.2
4DAVIS/UT XC18011-36-40-43-50(57)(90)1:23:0216:370:35.1
5NAPERVILLE XC18129-31-34-41-46(65)(113)1:23:1316:390:10.2
6TEMECULA22428-35-38-44-79(139)(144)1:23:4416:450:34.6
7LINCROFT23533-45-47-51-59(61)(105)1:23:5116:470:19.4
8THE WOODLANDS XC23616-21-42-53-104(106)(130)1:23:5016:461:00.8
9LIVERPOOL2755-6-14-114-136(137)(147)1:23:5316:472:17.3
10WAYZATA XC28010-63-66-67-74(92)(100)1:24:1016:500:54.4
11CARROLL XC2973-27-70-95-102(126)(146)1:24:0016:481:38.7
12DOWNERS NORTH31630-55-75-76-80(91)(109)1:24:4716:580:34.8
13LOUISVILLE33249-54-68-77-84(131)1:24:5316:590:24.6
14DANA POINT XC33823-26-83-98-108(116)(122)1:25:0517:011:01.2
15SPRINGVILLE XC34815-37-88-101-107(119)(120)1:25:0917:021:05.6
16SAN DIEGO XC36239-56-69-86-112(148)(150)1:25:1717:040:56.5
17MAHOMET XC38262-73-78-82-87(93)(103)1:25:2917:060:14.2
18EDINA XC39412-60-89-115-118(138)(145)1:25:4217:091:24.0
19MANLIUS39918-52-64-124-141(142)1:26:1217:151:44.1
20CENTRAL OREGON XC41625-81-94-99-117(128)(149)1:26:0017:121:07.3
21PARK XC4239-48-110-127-129(135)(143)1:26:1517:151:44.6
22WESTPORT47372-85-96-97-123(133)(140)1:26:4117:210:44.9

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

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AthleteYr.#TeamScoreTimeGapAvg. MileAvg. KM
1CLINGER, CASEYSR201AMERICAN FORK XC115:28.44:58.53:05.7
2WORLEY, SAMSR244SOUTH-115:35.10:07.25:00.73:07.0
3HASTY, BRODEYJR330BRENTWOOD215:37.10:09.15:01.33:07.4
4HIRSCH, SETHSR218HEARTLAND-515:37.90:10.05:01.63:07.6
5MAIER, ALEXSO246SOUTH-315:38.80:10.85:01.93:07.8
6BROWN, REEDSR350CARROLL XC315:44.90:16.95:03.83:09.0
7BENSON, JOESR249SOUTHWEST-115:45.20:17.25:03.93:09.0
8NORMAN, TANNERSR252SOUTHWEST-415:46.30:18.35:04.33:09.3
9JOHNS, McKAYSR362AMERICAN FORK XC415:46.90:18.95:04.43:09.4
10BERNAL, DANIELSR245SOUTH-215:47.30:19.45:04.63:09.5
11OLIVO-QUINONES, MANNYSR253SOUTHWEST-515:48.40:20.45:04.93:09.7
12SCHULZ, STEVESR325LIVERPOOL515:49.40:21.45:05.33:09.9
13KILREA, DANNYJR223MIDWEST-515:50.50:22.55:05.63:10.1
14BROWNLOW, TYSR326LIVERPOOL615:55.90:27.95:07.43:11.2
15MILEY, ALEXSR217HEARTLAND-415:56.10:28.15:07.43:11.2
16TEARE, COOPERSR210CALIFORNIA-215:58.00:30.05:08.03:11.6
17AHO, JACKSR219MIDWEST-115:58.60:30.65:08.23:11.7
18MWAURA, JAMESJR232NORTHWEST-415:59.30:31.35:08.43:11.9
19JACOBS, DYLANJR222MIDWEST-416:00.10:32.25:08.73:12.0
20PARKER, PATRICKSR358AMERICAN FORK XC716:01.00:33.15:09.03:12.2
21PRINCIPE, DJSR224NORTHEAST-116:01.50:33.55:09.13:12.3
22ANDERSON, LIAMSO212CALIFORNIA-416:02.90:34.95:09.63:12.6
23VERNAU, MICHAELSR209CALIFORNIA-116:04.30:36.35:10.03:12.8
24O’NEILL, CONNORSR248SOUTH-516:05.00:37.05:10.33:13.0
25BRANNAN, JORDANSR225NORTHEAST-216:06.60:38.65:10.83:13.3
26EQUALL, CHASESR307BOZEMAN816:08.40:40.45:11.43:13.7
27QUIGLEY, BRYCESR355PARK XC916:09.30:41.35:11.73:13.9
28FENDEL, GABEJR220MIDWEST-216:10.00:42.05:11.93:14.0
29HUSSEIN, KHALIDJR264WAYZATA XC1016:10.30:42.35:12.03:14.0
30HORTER, DUSTINJR221MIDWEST-316:11.30:43.35:12.33:14.2
31SILVA, EVERTSR213CALIFORNIA-516:11.30:43.35:12.33:14.3
32GREDER, MILOSR216HEARTLAND-316:12.00:44.05:12.53:14.4
33TODD, CAMRENSR366DAVIS/UT XC1116:12.20:44.25:12.63:14.4
34VARGHESE, BenSR239SOUTHEAST-116:13.10:45.25:12.93:14.6
35MONROE, ANDREWJR231NORTHWEST-316:14.10:46.15:13.23:14.8
36MARSHALL, TYLERSR226NORTHEAST-316:14.50:46.55:13.33:14.9
37ELIASON, SETHSR214HEARTLAND-116:14.60:46.65:13.43:14.9
38ROOS, PATRICKSR274EDINA XC1216:15.20:47.25:13.53:15.0
39TULLOS, HaydenSR242SOUTHEAST-416:15.70:47.75:13.73:15.1
40LAWLER, NATHANJR234NEW YORK-116:17.00:49.15:14.23:15.4
41GREEN, ISAACSR250SOUTHWEST-216:17.20:49.25:14.23:15.4
42VROON, TAYLORSR331BRENTWOOD1316:17.40:49.45:14.33:15.5
43BOSLEY, DREWSO215HEARTLAND-216:18.10:50.15:14.53:15.6
44GUERMALI, YACINESR230NORTHWEST-216:21.50:53.55:15.63:16.3
45LESANSEE, JORDANSR251SOUTHWEST-316:23.50:55.55:16.23:16.7
46HICKMOTT, JOSHSR323LIVERPOOL1416:24.30:56.35:16.53:16.9
47GARDNER, GRANTSO381SPRINGVILLE XC1516:24.70:56.75:16.63:16.9
48HUNSDALE, WILLYSR371THE WOODLANDS XC1616:25.10:57.15:16.73:17.0
49THOMPSON, SCOTTJR332BRENTWOOD1716:25.30:57.35:16.83:17.0
50CAREY, NOAHSR237NEW YORK-416:25.50:57.55:16.93:17.1
51PERRY, PATRICKSR318MANLIUS1816:26.20:58.25:17.13:17.2
52HAMILTON, DUNCANJR303BOZEMAN1916:26.60:58.65:17.23:17.3
53VROON, JACKSONSR333BRENTWOOD2016:27.70:59.75:17.63:17.5
54HOFFPAUIR, GAVINJR372THE WOODLANDS XC2116:27.80:59.85:17.63:17.6
55MORRIS, PeterJR243SOTHEAST-516:28.11:00.15:17.73:17.6
56COLLINS, RILEYSR305BOZEMAN2216:28.51:00.55:17.83:17.7
57HOUGH, BRANDONSR393DANA POINT XC2316:29.81:01.85:18.33:18.0
58CLARK, ORRINSR308BOZEMAN2416:30.91:02.95:18.63:18.2
59KINKADE, SCOTTYSR314CENTRAL OREGON XC2516:31.01:03.05:18.63:18.2
60DERFEL, SILASJR238NEW YORK-516:31.81:03.95:18.93:18.4
61LANDGRAF, JACKJR392DANA POINT XC2616:32.11:04.15:19.03:18.4
62GARDNER, CHARLIESR346CARROLL XC2716:32.41:04.45:19.13:18.5
63MELVILLE, DaveJR240SOUTHEAST-216:33.31:05.35:19.43:18.7
64KORGAN, JACOBJR204TEMECULA2816:33.91:05.95:19.63:18.8
65JETT, JACKSONSR280NAPERVILLE XC2916:34.21:06.25:19.73:18.8
66RIDDERHOFF, JACOBJR286DOWNERS NORTH3016:34.61:06.65:19.83:18.9
67KINNE, ZACHSO281NAPERVILLE XC3116:35.21:07.25:20.03:19.0
68MCCOMAS, LEONARDJR304BOZEMAN3216:36.61:08.65:20.43:19.3
69KILCOOLEY, PATRICKSO293LINCROFT3316:37.01:09.05:20.63:19.4
70MCENEANEY, JAKESR278NAPERVILLE XC3416:37.81:09.85:20.83:19.5
71CARVAJAL, CARLOSJR202TEMECULA3516:38.11:10.25:20.93:19.6
72VAUGHAN, JACOBSR368DAVIS/UT XC3616:38.41:10.45:21.03:19.7
73GARNICA, BRANDONJR383SPRINGVILLE XC3716:38.71:10.75:21.13:19.7
74FOUNTAIN, SOLOMONSR203TEMECULA3816:39.11:11.15:21.23:19.8
75MARTINEZ DE PINILLOS, JOAQUINJR254SAN DIEGO XC3916:39.11:11.15:21.23:19.8
76WARD, MATTHEWSR367DAVIS/UT XC4016:40.91:12.95:21.83:20.2
77MILOSTAN, MATTSR279NAPERVILLE XC4116:41.21:13.25:21.93:20.2
78WELLS, NOAHSR375THE WOODLANDS XC4216:41.31:13.35:21.93:20.2
79JASTER, DEVINSR369DAVIS/UT XC4316:42.81:14.85:22.43:20.6
80EIPP, JUSTINSR205TEMECULA4416:43.71:15.75:22.73:20.7
81ANZALONE, GENAROSR289LINCROFT4516:44.31:16.35:22.93:20.9
82ANDERSON, SCOTTSR275NAPERVILLE XC4616:44.31:16.35:22.93:20.9
83FODGE, ZANESO229NORTHWEST-116:44.41:16.45:22.93:20.9
84HILL, BRIANJR294LINCROFT4716:44.71:16.75:23.03:20.9
85TOPINI, ALESSANDROSR356PARK XC4816:44.71:16.85:23.13:20.9
86GUENTHNER, RYANSR338LOUISVILLE4916:46.41:18.45:23.63:21.3
87MOSHIER, KEVINSR235NEW YORK-216:46.81:18.85:23.73:21.4
88PENDLETON, NATEJR233NORTHWEST-516:47.01:19.05:23.83:21.4
89HALVERSON, BRIGHAMSR364DAVIS/UT XC5016:47.21:19.25:23.93:21.4
90CAVALLARO, MATTSR291LINCROFT5116:48.81:20.85:24.43:21.8
91WALTERS, JOSEPHSR319MANLIUS5216:49.11:21.15:24.53:21.8
92BAKER, DANIELJR377THE WOODLANDS XC5316:49.81:21.85:24.73:22.0
93LARKIN, ZACHARYSO339LOUISVILLE5416:50.21:22.25:24.83:22.0
94ASFAW, RohannSR241SOUTHEAST-316:50.81:22.85:25.03:22.2
95DANNER, ALECSR288DOWNERS NORTH5516:51.01:23.05:25.13:22.2
96TADEUSIAK, HANKSR256SAN DIEGO XC5616:51.81:23.85:25.33:22.4
97DELLINGER, PAULSR236NEW YORK-316:52.81:24.85:25.73:22.6
98PETERS, JOSHSR365DAVIS/UT XC5716:54.51:26.55:26.23:22.9
99CLINGER, CARSONSO361AMERICAN FORK XC5816:55.81:27.85:26.63:23.2
100ROSAS, DAVESR228NORTHEAST-516:56.11:28.15:26.73:23.2
101TRIGANI, COLINSR292LINCROFT5916:56.31:28.45:26.83:23.3
102MANLEY, MAXWELLSO269EDINA XC6016:57.11:29.15:27.03:23.4
103BOYLE, JOESR295LINCROFT6116:57.21:29.25:27.13:23.4
104FORTUNE, RILEYJR387MAHOMET XC6216:57.31:29.35:27.13:23.5
105PRICE, GRANTSO261WAYZATA XC6316:58.01:30.05:27.33:23.6
106OTIS, BENJR322MANLIUS6416:58.01:30.05:27.33:23.6
107MOLLWAY, JOSHSR276NAPERVILLE XC6516:58.11:30.15:27.33:23.6
108GILBERTSON, JEREMYSR263WAYZATA XC6616:58.21:30.25:27.43:23.6
109MATTHEWS, GRANTJR262WAYZATA XC6716:58.91:30.95:27.63:23.8
110SHIFLET, GRADYSO341LOUISVILLE6816:59.31:31.35:27.73:23.8
111WATERS, FINNJR257SAN DIEGO XC6916:59.31:31.35:27.73:23.9
112FERNANDES, NICKSR345CARROLL XC7016:59.31:31.35:27.73:23.9
113BREMS, DALTONSO363AMERICAN FORK XC7117:00.01:32.05:28.03:24.0
114ROTH, ALEXSR227NORTHEAST-417:01.41:33.45:28.43:24.3
115SEIPLE, BENJR296WESTPORT7217:01.81:33.85:28.53:24.3
116HODGE, RYANJR385MAHOMET XC7317:02.91:34.95:28.93:24.6
117JAMA, LIBANSR265WAYZATA XC7417:04.71:36.75:29.53:24.9
118MAREK, ANDREWSR284DOWNERS NORTH7517:05.61:37.65:29.83:25.1
119BIRKMEIER, RYANJR283DOWNERS NORTH7617:06.01:38.05:29.93:25.2
120KNEPSHIELD, THOMASJR342LOUISVILLE7717:06.51:38.55:30.03:25.3
121CRAW, BENSR390MAHOMET XC7817:07.01:39.05:30.23:25.4
122GONZALEZ, ERIKSR211CALIFORNIA-317:08.31:40.35:30.63:25.7
123KORBY, GAVINJR206TEMECULA7917:08.41:40.55:30.73:25.7
124CHUDZIK, NICKJR287DOWNERS NORTH8017:09.31:41.35:31.03:25.9
125SCHODERBEK, TOMSR316CENTRAL OREGON XC8117:09.71:41.75:31.13:25.9
126POMMIER, GABESR388MAHOMET XC8217:10.41:42.45:31.33:26.1
127WAGENSELLER, EDDIESO395DANA POINT XC8317:10.41:42.45:31.33:26.1
128SCHAEFER, PATRICKJR337LOUISVILLE8417:10.91:42.95:31.53:26.2
129LANDOWNE, WILLJR299WESTPORT8517:11.21:43.25:31.53:26.2
130ROBINSON, DANIELSR255SAN DIEGO XC8617:11.31:43.35:31.63:26.2
131WALMER, ANDREWSR389MAHOMET XC8717:11.51:43.55:31.63:26.3
132PENROD, HADENSR380SPRINGVILLE XC8817:11.71:43.75:31.73:26.3
133SCHAUERMAN, THOMASSR273EDINA XC8917:13.21:45.25:32.23:26.6
134STROMBERG, SETHJR370DAVIS/UT XC9017:13.71:45.75:32.43:26.7
135MCCOOL, SAMJR285DOWNERS NORTH9117:14.91:46.95:32.83:27.0
136MESKELE, GEMECHUSR267WAYZATA XC9217:15.31:47.35:32.93:27.1
137POWELL, MATHIASSO391MAHOMET XC9317:16.21:48.25:33.23:27.2
138BALLANTYNE, JETTJR311CENTRAL OREGON XC9417:17.91:49.95:33.73:27.6
139DUNKEL, EVANSR344CARROLL XC9517:20.01:52.05:34.43:28.0
140AHMAD, ZAKSR297WESTPORT9617:20.41:52.45:34.53:28.1
141GREEN, SUNILJR301WESTPORT9717:20.81:52.85:34.73:28.2
142FULLER, SIMONSO396DANA POINT XC9817:21.71:53.75:34.93:28.3
143SJOGREN, NIKSR310CENTRAL OREGON XC9917:22.71:54.75:35.33:28.5
144BUYSSE, BLAKEJR266WAYZATA XC10017:23.11:55.15:35.43:28.6
145KRIEGER, ADAMSO379SPRINGVILLE XC10117:23.61:55.65:35.53:28.7
146RUTLEDGE, CONNORJR348CARROLL XC10217:23.61:55.65:35.53:28.7
147BUTCHER, BRIANSR386MAHOMET XC10317:23.71:55.75:35.63:28.7
148CHILDREE, AUSTINJR373THE WOODLANDS XC10417:25.91:57.95:36.33:29.2
149MIELE, RYANJR290LINCROFT10517:26.31:58.35:36.43:29.3
150RAIFORD, JACOBSR376THE WOODLANDS XC10617:30.02:02.05:37.63:30.0
151GARNICA, CALEBJR382SPRINGVILLE XC10717:30.22:02.25:37.73:30.0
152WILFERT, THOMASSR394DANA POINT XC10817:31.02:03.05:37.93:30.2
153MORAVEC, MATTSO282DOWNERS NORTH10917:33.92:05.95:38.93:30.8
154KRAUS, ROBJR351PARK XC11017:35.02:07.05:39.23:31.0
155HEITHCOCK, QUINNSO335BRENTWOOD11117:35.32:07.35:39.33:31.0
156ROBINSON, MICHAELSR259SAN DIEGO XC11217:35.62:07.65:39.43:31.1
157HAYHURST, JEREMYSR277NAPERVILLE XC11317:36.12:08.25:39.63:31.2
158VIDEMAN, EMILJR327LIVERPOOL11417:36.42:08.45:39.73:31.3
159MILLER, ZACSR270EDINA XC11517:36.72:08.75:39.83:31.3
160DENKER, CARRICKFR397DANA POINT XC11617:36.92:08.95:39.83:31.4
161FORD, CHADJR312CENTRAL OREGON XC11717:38.22:10.35:40.33:31.6
162SMALLEY, OWENSR271EDINA XC11817:39.22:11.25:40.63:31.8
163YOUNG, PAULSR378SPRINGVILLE XC11917:43.12:15.15:41.83:32.6
164DALLEY, ZACKJR384SPRINGVILLE XC12017:43.42:15.45:41.93:32.7
165PHILLIPPI, COLEJR359AMERICAN FORK XC12117:43.82:15.85:42.03:32.8
166STEIN, HAYDENSO398DANA POINT XC12217:45.12:17.15:42.53:33.0
167MYERS, CHRISTIANJR298WESTPORT12317:46.72:18.75:43.03:33.3
168TRIPP, MATTHEWSO317MANLIUS12417:48.22:20.25:43.43:33.6
169BASHIR, RAYAANSR334BRENTWOOD12517:49.02:21.15:43.73:33.8
170MORTIMER, ENZOJR347CARROLL XC12617:51.22:23.25:44.43:34.2
171WILLIAMS, ZACKERYJR354PARK XC12717:51.32:23.35:44.53:34.3
172HAMMER, CAMDENSR313CENTRAL OREGON XC12817:52.72:24.75:44.93:34.5
173SWARTLEY, BRIANSO357PARK XC12917:53.92:25.95:45.33:34.8
174MERCADO, ETHANJR374THE WOODLANDS XC13017:54.12:26.25:45.43:34.8
175PORTARO, ERICJR343LOUISVILLE13117:54.92:26.95:45.63:35.0
176ROSENZWEIG, SIMONJR309BOZEMAN13217:58.92:30.95:46.93:35.8
177MACCORDY, BRIANSR302WESTPORT13318:00.52:32.65:47.43:36.1
178CARSON, BENSR360AMERICAN FORK XC13418:02.12:34.15:47.93:36.4
179ROWELL, BYRRONSR352PARK XC13518:06.52:38.55:49.33:37.3
180MCLAUGHLIN, CULLENJR324LIVERPOOL13618:06.72:38.75:49.43:37.3
181NEWBERN, DAWSONSO328LIVERPOOL13718:07.22:39.25:49.63:37.4
182KUHS, MAXSR268EDINA XC13818:07.42:39.45:49.63:37.5
183RUIZ, ANTHONYSR208TEMECULA13918:08.02:40.15:49.83:37.6
184TERAN, CONNORSR300WESTPORT14018:08.32:40.35:49.93:37.7
185BOLTMAN, JACKSR320MANLIUS14118:10.22:42.25:50.53:38.0
186CAPRI, ELISO321MANLIUS14218:10.72:42.75:50.73:38.1
187PEASE, BRADJR353PARK XC14318:14.62:46.65:51.93:38.9
188TICKNER, TYLERSO207TEMECULA14418:16.42:48.45:52.53:39.3
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190ARCILA, JUANJR349CARROLL XC14618:24.02:56.05:55.03:40.8
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