Someone out there must have the results for the first National High School National Championships.
It was for the 1978 season. It was ran June 19, 1979 at Silver Pines Golf club. It was a Boys only meet. All 50 states brought 3 runners for a total of 150 athletes. It was scored like any other race but with 3 runners. It was considered a great success.
Later that year Kinney shoes became a sponsor and ran a second Championship for the 1979 season. (Kinney Nationals) This left two sets of results for 1979 so the earlier race results were conveniently forgotten.
Currently, the National results go back to the Fall of 1979.
But we June 1979 XC racers led the way.
I'd like to set the record straight.