Nike Cross Nationals

2014 Nike Cross Nationals - 2014 NXN

December 06, 2014
Portland, Oregon

There aren't cuts at FM, but the team is only 25 or so for each gender because Aris asks for a ton of commitment. He says, "A lot of kids would rather be on the bench in another sport than do this. I'm always looking to cultivate any new potentials but I'm not twisting any arms. There's a dedication requirement to being in our program."

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In addition to the individual win, his team got 3rd.

LRC Unbelievable: Fayetteville-Manlius Sweeps Boys' & Girls' Titles At NXN High School Team Nationals

The F-M girls were upset last year to snap their streak of seven straight NXN titles but they're back on top in 2014 and had some company on the podium; the F-M boys, runners up in 2004 and 2010, broke through to win their first NXN title. Individually, Tanner Anderson (15:11) and Allie Ostrander (17:19) got the win at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland. Pretty amazing one high school could have the best boys and girls teams in the country.

LRC 2014 NXN Preview: Can Fayetteville-Manlius Sweep Boys' & Girls' Titles?

Bill Aris' famed F-M has seven women's titles but has never claimed the men's crown; can the upstate New York school become the first to sweep both titles? North Central (WA)'s Tanner Anderson is the favorite in the boys' race after a 14:32 CR at the Washington state meet; Fiona O'Keeffe (Davis CA) looks to be the top girl in the field. 

LRC 2014 Nike Cross National Championships Will Be On Brand New Course

For the first time in 11-years, NXN won't be at the Portland Meadows horse racing track.
*DyeStat article/reaction FM coach Bill Aris: "I like this course. I think it's a great improvement. We lose the hay bales, the mud, the pretender hills. This course affords a good challenge and covers a lot of bases."
*Running Times article
*Photo Gallery

Great Oak swept the boys and girls team race. They also had the individual winner in Destiny Collins. Gig Harbor's Tristan Peloquin won the boys race.

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