I just want to add, this is why N-ike will always be flawed,
and this is why FL Nationals will always continue to be the best meet for every top high school cross country runner very year, regardless of what school they have gone to.
Do they have to change? No, they do not. They can change if they want to, but in the meantime FLN continues to be the best and only high school National Championship cross country meet in the country.
By the way, I am fine with N-ike keeping their team meet for privileged school kids, almost all of whom wouldn't have qualified to run at Footlocker Nationals. The more meets where more kids get to compete, the better. I still don't like that it's a preferential meet for kids who go to privileged schools.
Fortunately, Footlocker Nationals is open to everyone who qualifies in one of their regionals.