December 1, 2018
The 2018 Nike Cross Nationals are in the books.
In the women’s race, Katelyn Tuohy successfully defended her crown, lowering her own course record to 16:44 to 16:38 as Kelsey Chmiel was the runnerup for the 2nd year in a row in 16:55. It also was the 4th straight top 5 finish for Chmiel who was 4th as a freshman and 5th as a sophomore. In the team battle, Oregon’s Summit High School won with 120 points, snapping Fayetteville-Manlius’ 4-year win streak. They are the first West coast women’s school to win.
(Longer LetsRun.com girls recap here with resutls)
Your 2018 NXN girls' champions, with 120 points: Summit High School out of Bend, Oregon.
— LetsRun.com (@letsrundotcom) December 1, 2018
In the boys individual race, the top returner from last year in California’s Liam Anderson (Larkspur, Calif.) moved up from third to first as the 5:09/8:52 performer won in a course record 14:58. He’s the first boy to break 15:00 in the five years that the race has been held at the Glendoveer Golf Course. Indiana’s Cole Hocker (4:09/9:06) ended up second in 15:01 but the guy who stayed with Anderson the longest was junior Cole Sprout (4:12/8:49) of Colorado who ended up third in 15:03.
You can watch a full race replay here.
Talk about 2018 NXN on our world famous fan forum / messageboard: High School Forum.
- Official 2018 NXN Discussion Thread
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- Winning NXN and flying first class
- Did Liam Anderson set the NXN course record today?!