Katelyn Tuohy and Liam Anderson win 2018 Nike Cross Nationals in style, with new course records

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By LetsRun.com
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)

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].

liam-anderson-2018-nxnIn the boys team race, Loudoun Valley (VA.) became the first boys team to repeat and they did it in style with a record low of 77 points.

*Longer Boys recap with results here.

You can watch a full race replay here.

*Full Boys Results *Full Girls Results

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