1. Tuohy (sp?) Is the top girl in the country.
2. Manlius is the top overall program. Their girls program will never be surpassed as far as a dynasty goes.
3. The top boy in the nation is debatable. Both boys races were awesome!
4. I'm a coach. If I ever have an athlete capable of qualifying for either, I would push for footlocker. The history, venue, intros, and other treatment seems slightly better than NXN.
5. It was disappointing to feel a pleading tone during the Footlocker broadcast. The interviews with the podium athletes seemed to be begging for future commitments and praise.
6. Both live streams were solid to excellent. I wish NCAA would go free again.
7. All in all, I can ultimately live with and enjoy both events. It's possibly even more exciting than one outright race. It's been fun getting pumped for high school xc two weekends in a row. The messageboard debates add to the excitement. Here's to a great 2018 and more debate and controversy!