NXN 2023 Results: Addy Ritzenhein Wins As Doug Soles Becomes First Coach To Win Titles at Different Schools

Addy Ritzenhein, a sophomore at Niwot High School in Colorado and the daughter of On Athletics Club coach Dathan Ritzenhein, ran a smart race and powered away from early leader Elizabeth Leachman to capture the 2023 NXN Championship in 17:10.4 for the 5k course at Portland’s Glendoveer Golf Course. Bethany Michalak finished second and Leachman, who led by 14 seconds at 3k, faded to 15th.

Ritzenhein joins her father as a high school national champion as her dad won back-to-back Foot Locker titles in 1999 and 2000.

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Ritzenhein’s efforts were not enough to bring the team title to Niwot as they finished runner-up for the second straight year. Michalak’s Air Academy captured the team title, 61 to 72 over Niwot, as Colorado teams went 1-2-3 with Mountain Vista third.

Girls’ Top Results (Full here)

Rank Name Team Time Year
1 Addy RITZENHEIN NIWOT 17:10.4 SO
2 Bethany MICHALAK ACADEMY 17:16.4 SR
3 Emily WISNIEWSKI NORTHWEST-5 17:37.4 JR
4 Isabel ALLORI SOUTHWEST-2 17:37.4 SR
5 Rachel FORSYTH MIDWEST-3 17:38.6 SR
6 Gianna RAHMER SOUTHWEST-6 17:38.9 8
7 Jaelyn WILLIAMS CALIFORNIA-6 17:39.9 SO
8 Isabella KELLER MIDWEST-4 17:43.4 FR
9 Logan HOFSTEE NORTHWEST-2 17:45.0 SR
10 Ella HAGEN SOUTHWEST-3 17:47.6 JR
11 Anna CALLAHAN NORTHWEST-1 17:48.6 SR
12 Holly BARKER CALIFORNIA-1 17:49.0 JR
13 Allie ZEALAND SOUTHEAST-5 17:49.7 SR
14 Maddie GARDINER SOUTHEAST-2 17:52.6 SR
15 Elizabeth LEACHMAN SOUTH-1 17:53.6 SO
16 Nelah ROBERTS NORTHWEST-4 17:56.1 SR
17 Libby DOWTY MIDWEST-2 17:56.9 SO
18 Macy WINGARD SOUTH-5 17:59.5 SO
19 Addison KNOBLAUCH MIDWEST-5 18:00.2 SR
20 Lily ALDER SOUTHWEST-1 18:02.0 SO

Girls’ Team results

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Rank Team Score
1 ACADEMY 61
2 NIWOT 72
3 DENVER 163
4 LONE PEAK 201
5 WEXFORD 218
6 KINETIC 242
7 LOUISVILLE 264
8 CLOVIS 274
9 WILMINGTON 281
10 UNION COUNTY 282

Boys’ Race

JoJo Jourdon, the Utah 5A champion for Olympus High School, was the surprise winner on the boys’ side as he pulled away from a big pack at 4k to open up a big lead and hold on the final 100m ahead of Cameron Todd, who closed the best.

Utah schools went 1-2 in the team race, as Herriman High School won the team title 83 to 100 over American Fork despite losing to them at the Utah state meet and the NXR Southwest qualifier.

The coach at Herriman High School? Doug Soles, who won the 2015 NXN team title at Great Oak of California. Soles becomes the first coach to win titles at different high schools.

Boys’ Individual Results

Rank Name Team Time Year
1 JoJo JOURDON SOUTHWEST-2 15:16.5 SR
2 Cameron TODD MIDWEST-5 15:18.5 SR
3 Nathan NEIL NORTHWEST-6 15:18.6 SR
4 Austin WESTFALL SOUTHWEST-5 15:22.6 SR
5 Manny PUTZ HEARTLAND-3 15:23.1 JR
6 Porter MIDDAUGH SOUTHWEST-3 15:25.2 SR
7 Jimmy WISCHUSEN NORTHEAST-5 15:25.5 SR
8 Jason PARRA CALIFORNIA-5 15:25.9 SR
9 Josh BELL CALIFORNIA-1 15:26.6 SR
10 TJ HANSEN MIDWEST-3 15:27.8 JR
11 Byron GREVIOUS NORTHEAST-1 15:28.0 SR
12 Sam SCOTT HEARTLAND-4 15:29.0 SR
13 Daniel SIMMONS AMERICAN FORK 15:29.9 SR
14 Landon HEEMEYER NORTHWEST-1 15:30.0 SR
15 Tommy LATHAM SOUTHEAST-6 15:30.1 JR
16 James PARTLOW SOUTHEAST-4 15:31.2 SR
17 Andrew LUDWIG RIVERTON 15:31.2 SR
18 Josiah TOSTENSON SOUTHERN OREGON 15:32.5 JR
19 Eli FITCHEN-YOUNG CALIFORNIA-3 15:33.6 JR
20 Robert MECHURA HEARTLAND-2 15:36.1 JR
Team Top Results
Rank Team Score
1 HERRIMAN 83
2 AMERICAN FORK 100
3 CARROLL 138
4 MIAMI HAVANA 187
5 NIWOT 197
6 LINCROFT 202
7 DOWNERS NORTH 215
8 SAN CLEMENTE 263
9 RIVERTON 266
10 DANA POINT 267

*Full Results

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