Doesn't make sense wrote:
Former AD and NXN parent wrote:
Nike defaults to the rules of each state because it is the only administrative structure that makes sense. ... Even for my 8th grader.
It does not make sense. Grace Ping competed as a 7th grader. Banned as an 8th grader. Nonsense.
The best against the best at the top meet for K-12. Otherwise it is not the top meet. NXN is now a coach-must-win-manipulated joke.
Why K-12? If you are going to make the case that younger runners should be able to run against older runners, why not older runners against younger runners? Is it not the same?
It makes plenty of sense to base the rules of NXN on the rules of the state in which the athlete resides, for all the reasons pointed out and more.