2015 Nike Cross Nationals - 2015 NXN

December 05, 2015
Portland, Oregon
Runner's World:

(includes video) Quigley's response was, “How can I say no to that?” The high schooler (Max Lehnhardt) got her number too.

LRC Junior Casey Clinger Wins Thrilling Boys' Race At 2015 NXN; Great Oak (CA) Claims First Team Title

Clinger, who as a soph ran 4:13/9:03 at altitude and was 8th at NXN, used a late move on the final uphill to pull away from Carmel (IN)'s Ben Veatch to win in 15:03. His win kicked off a great day for the state of Utah. Just 33rd in the nation in terms of population, Utah had 3 teams in the top 12 in the country. In the team race, Clinger's American Fork squad came up just short, taking second with 163 points to Great Oak's 114.
*Amazing MB Prediction: AUSTIN TAMAGNO will be upset by CASEY CLINGER

LRC Katie Rainsberger - Daughter Of A Boston Marathon Champ - Wins 2015 NXN Title As F-M Girls Win 9th Title In 10 Years

Everything went according to form at NXN as the favorites delivered and Bill Aris became the John Wooden of girls cross-country running. Plus a 12-year-old finished in the top 15!


Coach Bill Aris talks about the status of his runners as they've been dealing with some injuries.

LRC 2015 NXN Girls Preview: The Daughter Of A Boston Marathon Champ Is The Favorite As The F-M Girls Look For Their 9th Title In 10 Years

Bill Aris' Fayetteville-Manlius girls seem poised to dominate yet again. The girls individual race is interesting as Katie Rainsberger, the daughter of Boston marathon champ Lisa Rainsberger, is the favorite - but one can't discount the daughter of 3:51 miler Chuck Aragon, Christina. Plus we introduce you to 12-year-old phenom Grace Ping, who will run in the girls race.

LRC 2015 NXN Boys Preview: Can Austin Tamagno Break The "California Curse"? The Great Oak (CA) Boys Look To Continue To Roll

Teamwise, #1 Great Oak enters as the favorite after putting up the lowest score at the California state meet in 9 years. Individually, Oregon recruit Austin Tamagno (5th FL in '14) is the favorite on the boys side but the sloppy conditions might mean New Yorker Ben Petrella is your winner. No Californian boy has ever won NXN. Can Tamagno overcome the "California curse"?


Once the parents filed a lawsuit, and with so much negative press and public pressure, MHSAA was fighting a losing battle from the start.
*MB: Northville NXN team barred ability to go to NXN nationals by MHSAA rule after qualifying in regionals

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