When is nxn 2022?
Results for the 2022 Nike Cross Nationals (NXN).
The event takes place on Saturday, December 3, at the Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Oregon.
TOP RESULTS GIRLS 5KM CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE
1. Irene RIGGS - SOUTHEAST - 16:40.9 SR2. Brooke WILSON - SOUTHWES - 16:54.6 SR3. Bethany MICHALAK - ACADEMY - 16:55.4 JR4. Abbey NECHANICKY - WAYZATA - 16:59.2 SR5. Grace SCHAGER - MIDWEST - 17:16.8SR6. Isabel CONDE DE FRANKENBERG - SOUTH - 17:17.5 JR7. Sophia KENNEDY - MIDWEST - 17:18.4 SR8. Tatum DAVID - MIDWEST - 17:22.4 SR9. Anna CALLAHAN - NORTHWEST - 17:23.7 JR10. Paityn NOE - HEARTLAND - 17:25.9 SR11. Samantha HUMPHRIES - FLOWER MOUND - 17:27.9 3 JR12. Andie AAGARD - LONE PEAK - 17:29.5 4 JR13. Nicole HUMPHRIES - FLOWER MOUND - 17:31.6 JR14. Isabel ALLORI - SOUTHWEST - 17:33.2 JR15. Avalon MECHAM - SOUTHWEST - 17:35.1 JR
TOP RESULTS BOYS 5KM CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE
1. Aaron SAHLMAN - NEWBURY PARK - 14:44.5 SR2. Daniel SIMMONS - AMERICAN FORK - 14:51.7 2 JR3Tyrone GORZE - SOUTHERN OREGON - 14:53.8 SR4. Kole MATHISON - MIDWEST - 14:55.5 SR5. Jackson HEIDESCH - HEARTLAND - 14:55.5 SR6. Simeon BIRNBAUM - HEARTLAND - 14:55.5 SR7. Noah BREKER - HEARTLAND - 14:55.9 SR8. Weston BROWN - NORTHWEST - 14:56.4 SR9. Benne ANDERSON - MIDWEST - 14:57.2 SR10. Hunter JONES - MIDWEST - 14:57.6 SR11. Leo YOUNG - NEWBURY PARK - 14:58.2 4 SR12. Byron GREVIOUS - NORTHEAST - 15:00.9 JR13. Matthew DONIS - CALIFORNIA - 15:04.3 SR14. Tayson ECHOHAWK - SOUTHWEST - 15:05.7 SR15. Devan KIPYEGO - NORTHEAST - 15:11.2 SR
GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM RESULTS
1. KINETIC - 812. NIWOT - 1093. CLOVIS - 1164. LONE PEAK - 1205. MOUNT PROSPECT - 1896. FLOWER MOUND - 1967. ACADEMY - 2138. WAXHAW - 2479. WAYZATA - 25410. ELMHURST - 27811. CARROLL - 28412. PORTLAND - 32313. MORAGA - 32414. LUCAS - 36715. WEXFORD - 37716. OLATHE - 41817. DELMAR - 42118. CENTRAL OREGON - 42319. LOS ALTOS - 43320. KNOXVILLE - 45221. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - 46522. UNION COUNTY - 542
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM RESULTS
1. NEWBURY PARK - 662. PORTLAND - 1523. HERRIMAN - 1554. SOUTHERN OREGON - 1715. AMERICAN FORK - 1736. TEMECULA - 1937. SAN CLEMENTE - 2438. HINSDALE - 2609. WEST KNOXVILLE - 26610. DOWNERS NORTH - 28811. CORNING - 28812. WAYZATA - 32013. PLAINFIELD - 33514. MIAMI HAVANA - 34915. STEVENS POINT - 35316. LIVERMORE - 36717. MOUNTAIN VIEW - 36718. LINCROFT - 40219. GRAPEVINE - 40620. CARROLL - 42121. NEWTOWN SQUARE - 44222. SOUTH HUNTINGTON - 538
WHAT IS NXN?
The Nike Cross Nationals is comprised of 8 Regional Qualifying meets and the National Finals in Portland. The Nationals course at Glendoveer Golf Course offers athletes a premium, challenging championship venue for putting it all on the line.
The course at Glendoveer offers spectators great viewing options whether they want to follow the race around the course or sit in the grandstands near the finish line. For those not able to make the event in person, a live webcast feed of the event will run on nikecrossnationals.com.
Fields of 22 7-person clubs and an additional 45 individuals (male and female) will lay it all on the line in the quest for the sport's biggest prize, the coveted Winged Goddess of Victory statue.
RACE DAY SPECTATOR PARKING INFORMATION
All spectators will need to park at the spectator parking lot located at the Linfield University campus (address below) where shuttles will transport you to/from Glendoveer Golf Course. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the race start to allow ample time. Please make sure to remove all valuables from your vehicle prior to parking.
Linfield University2900 NE 132nd AvePortland, OR 97230
NXN RACE SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 3, 2022Glendoveer Golf Course, Portland, OR
9:00am: Webcast Starts10:05am: Girls' Championship Race11:35am: Boys' Championship Race12:30pm: NRC Community Race
* Awards to follow each race* Schedule subject to change* Times listed are Pacific Time
OFFICIAL SPONSORSNike is proud to have Gatorade as an official sponsor of Nike Cross.WHERE ARE THE REGIONAL MEETS?
November 12, 2022NXR Northwest Regional - Boise, IdahoStates include: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
The 2022 Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) live stream, results and entry lists. The event takes place on Saturday, December 3, at the Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Oregon. A the NXN championships, individual and club qualifiers from eight regional championships will compete to be crowned national champion.
Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) (formerly known as Nike Team Nationals) is an invitational cross country meet that serves as the unofficial team national championship of United States high school cross country. Sponsored by Nike, It was designed to heighten competition between high school cross country teams nationwide. NXN was formerly a part of the Nike Nationals Series, which included national events for indoor and outdoor track before New Balance became the sole national championship events for track and field.
NTN was started in 2004 along with the other two meets in the Nike Nationals Series in order to promote the national circuit for high school competitive running. Because the series is not sanctioned by NFHS, the high school sports governing body, the meet is conducted under normal USATF Open competition rules. High school teams cannot represent their high school name directly, but instead represent clubs that consist of members of the high school team. The inaugural race in 2004 consisted of 21 boys' teams and 20 girls' teams and was seen by an estimated 4,000 spectators. Kinetic XC Club of Saratoga High School, which had been ranked in polls as the number one girls' team in the country for the past decade, dominated the girls' race with a score of 51. Kroy XC Club of York High School won the boys' race with 92 points. The race featured a special award called the "Golden Anchor," given to the top four number five runners in each race.
The 2005 race saw the introduction of an eighth man race, which was held before the main event races, and in 2006 combined with the open race.
An Open Race was new to the 2006 event, with 30 top boys and girls from around the country given the chance to compete as a team on the national level; however, they did not qualify and therefore Nike did not provide their expenses or clothing. Also new to 2006 was a revision of the course. On December 2, 2006 a Kenyan boys' team and a Kenyan girls' team were also flown in to partake in the open events; the teams dominated the North American course and showed spectators a whole new view of racing.
On April 25, 2008, Nike announced that it will change their name from NTN to NXN (Nike Cross Nationals). Along with the two teams from each region that make it to NXN, Nike will also take the next five individuals from each region and they will also be able to compete in the same race, just without a team.
This new format has created many conflicts with Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. The FLCCC has been one of the most prestigious high school cross country races since the 1970s. With the different regions for FL and NXN (changed to nike cross nationals in 2008 to recognize individual achievement) and both races/qualifying races near the same dates as the other, runners are faced with a tough decision to make.
In the past, Nike has selected 20 teams from around the nation to compete in the NTN meet, which typically was held the first weekend in December (Nike Team Nationals is preceded by Nike Pre-Nationals in late September). These selections were based on regional and national rankings updated weekly during the fall cross country season. Teams were selected on "Selection Sundays", typically following the finish of state meets. There were eight regions across the country: Northeast, Southeast, South, Midwest, Heartland, Southwest, Northwest, and California. In addition, four at-large teams were selected, which could be from any region. Starting with the fourth NTN meet, however, the entry procedures changed; New York became its own region due to the girls' teams over the years dominating the meet (see below), raising the number of selected teams to 22. Also, regional meets held in each of the regions (except for California; will use end-of-season performances) now guarantee the top two finishing teams invites, most likely due to complaints about how a team should have gone, but didn't. New York was originally going to use the top 2 teams in the Federation Meet, but it was changed to also have a regional meet. This upset some fans, and cause some teams to skip the Federations meet to prepare for the NTN regional. There will still be four at-large teams chosen by the NTN committee, in addition to the top two teams from each region.
The event is held in the second weekend of December in Portland, Oregon, at the Portland Meadows thoroughbred racing track. The race features a man-made five-kilometer course that is completed with three loops, following European cross country tradition. The venue has an enclosed 3,000-seat grandstand, allowing spectators to see the whole race, unlike normal cross country meets. The infield of the track, where the course is set up, is also open to spectators who wish to get a more close-up view of the race.
In 2014, the course location was changed from the Portland Meadows track to the Glendoveer Golf Course. The course goes across eight greens at Glendoveer and has a much faster feel that the Portland Meadows horse track. The course is far less muddy and has a different route than the original course and has been well received.
NXN has a reputation for being extremely muddy. The course is located not only in the rainy Pacific Northwest but also in a low area and a drainage basin. It is a common sight to see runners soaked in mud at the end of NXN races.
Since NXN is held on the same weekend as the Foot Locker Cross Country West Regional Championship, in 2005 and 2006, the top two runners at NXN who would have otherwise competed in the west region earned automatic bids to the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship.
Again, Nike Cross Nationals was Nike Team Nationals (NTN) in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Since 2008 it has been named Nike Cross Nationals (NXN).
On the far left, click the year for complete results provided by Nike. On the far right, click for complete coverage provided by DyeStat or MileSplit of that year's NTN/NXN Championship.
Again, results are linked by year—coverage at the far right.
Katelyn Tuohy is the first three-time NXN champion in history.
The first-ever Nike Team Nationals were held on December 4, 2004 at Portland Meadows. The inaugural NTN Championships were hailed as the definitive championship of team cross country, as no prep cross country meet prior to this date had brought together the best teams in the nation, and therefore teams such as the York High School (Illinois) boys and Saratoga High School (New York) girls had dominated the polls for the vast majority of the preceding fifteen years. York and Saratoga were tagged as the favorites.
The meet lived up to its hype. The favorites delivered as expected. Sean McNamara of York won the inaugural boys' individual title in 15:44, and Ramsay Kavan of South Dakota took the inaugural girls' individual title with an 18:05 clocking.
York High School (Elmhurst, Illinois), having won twenty-four IHSA state championships and laid claim to numerous national titles in the preceding decades, cemented their place as one of the greatest high school programs in history with their national title, surpassing runner-up Fayetteville–Manlius High School (New York) 92–127. York's 92 points is tied for the second-lowest boys' score in Nike Cross Nationals history.
On the girls' side, Saratoga High School (New York) completely demolished the field. Saratoga had four individuals qualify for the FootLocker Nationals out of one regional, an unprecedented feat in cross-country history. Saratoga easily outdistanced runner-up Smoky Hills High School (Aurora, Colorado) 51–125. The 2004 Saratoga team has been billed as the "Greatest Team Ever", and their 51 points would stand until the 2010 Championships.
The second edition of the Nike Team Nationals championships, held on December 3, 2005, again at Portland Meadows, was an extremely muddy affair: The all-time slowest girls' individual championship time was set, and the third-slowest boys' individual championship time was set this year.
In the boys' race, following on the heels of the "Greatest Team Ever" Saratoga girls the previous year, the Saratoga boys claimed a national championship of their own, taking the victory by 23 points over defending champion York, 111–134. Kenny Klots (Oregon) ran to a muddy 16:25 win.
On the girls' side, New York continued its national dominance: Hilton High School claimed the national crown from Saratoga, who finished second, 27 points behind: 85–112. South Dakota continued its hold on the girls' individual championship, with Betsy Bies winning in a mud-filled 19:23 victory.
The third annual Nike Team Nationals championship, held again at Portland Meadows on December 2, 2006, saw the first team not from New York or Illinois to win either a boys' or girls' championship.
Coatesville High School (Pennsylvania) won the boys' team title a 22-point spread, 126–148 over Royal High School (California). Individually, Steve Murdock (New York) won the individual title in the slowest boys' time up to this point with a 16:27 finish. This record would be broken by Sam Wharton of Ohio in the 2012 championships. 2004 National Champion and 2005 National runner-up York finished 10th after being one of the favorites to win a second national championship.
On the girls' side, Ashley Higginson from New Jersey won in 19:18, five seconds faster than the previous year's champion. In the team race, however, New York continued its stranglehold on the girls' Nike Team National title. After Saratoga and Hilton won the previous two years, Fayetteville–Manlius became the third different girls' team from New York to win the national title.
Fayetteville–Manlius had been out of the running until they won the New York state championships, and then followed that up with the New York Federations championships. They capped their season with a fifty-point national title victory over the defending champions, Hilton, 128–178.
Illinois and New York continued their Nike Team Nationals dominance in the fourth edition of the event at Portland Meadows on December 1, 2007.
For 2007, Nike began running Regional championships in nine regions: Heartland, Midwest, Northwest, Northeast, New York, South, Southwest, Southeast. California had its own 'regionals' by selection.
In the boys' race, favored Neuqua Valley High School (Naperville, Illinois) won in what is still the closest margin in team scoring in NXN history over Los Alamos High School (Los Alamos, New Mexico), 125–127. Neuqua Valley's championship scoring started with the national champion, Chris Derrick, who had won the Illinois state meet and the NTN Midwest Regional Championship, and added a then-record-setting NTN time to his resume with a 15:39 victory.
On the opposite side in the girls' race, the word "close" was nowhere to be found in the team scoring, as defending national champion Fayetteville–Manlius (New York) romped to an 88-point win over runner-up Saugus High School (California), 83–171, which was the in Nike Team/Cross Nationals history until the 2012 championships. With the victory, Fayetteville–Manlius became the first school to win consecutive national titles as well as the first school to win multiple national titles for one gender. Individually, Madeline Morgan of Alabama won the girls' championship in 18:54.
Speed was the word in the fifth running of the Nike Team Nationals on December 6, 2008. However, the event wasn't Nike Team Nationals anymore: Nike had changed the middle word to Nike Cross Nationals instead. Therefore, Nike Team Nationals, or NTN, instead became Nike Cross Nationals, or NXN.
Illinois and New York continued adding to their impressive performances at NXN in the 2008 edition in both the boys' and girls' races.
In the boys' team race, North Central High School (Spokane, Washington) won the national title 134–151 over York (Illinois). With their runner-up finish, York became the only boys' team in NXN history to either win the championship or finish runner-up more than two times. Additionally, York became the only team, either boys or girls, to qualify for NXN in each of the first five years of its existence. Adding to the impressive Illinois resume on the boys' side, that year's Class 3A state champion Naperville North (Naperville, Illinois) finished third. Naperville North had beaten York at state by one point.
In the girls' team race, New York continued its monopoly on the girls' team title, with Fayetteville–Manlius continuing to build their dynasty, becoming the first team to win three consecutive national titles, beating runner-up Saugus (California) for the second year in a row, this time by a 69-point spread.
In the individual championships, Texas swept the titles with Reed Connor winning on the boys' side in 15:14, and Chelsey Sveinsson taking the girls' victory in 17:27—both times were NXN records up this point.
The sixth running of the Nike Cross Nationals at Portland Meadows took place on December 5, 2009.
In the boys' race, the third different national champion in three season came from a third different state. Boerne Samuel V. Champion High School (Texas) won the national title with 195 points, the highest score for a national champion in history, either boys or girls. Ferris High School (Spokane, Washington) finished six points behind Boerne. Craig Lutz completed the Texas sweep with an NXN record 15:09 clocking.
On the girls' side, consistency was the name of the game. For the third time in NXN history, New York teams went 1–2 as Saratoga High School reclaimed runner-up status to Fayetteville–Manlius from fourth-place Saugus (California). The Fayetteville–Manlius dynasty continued with a 74-point team score to top Saratoga's 146 for their fourth consecutive national title as Katie Flood (Iowa) took the girls' individual crown in a time of 17:47.
The seventh annual Nike Cross Nationals took place, as usual, at Portland Meadows on December 4, 2010.
In the boys' individual race, Illinois state champion, NXN-Midwest Regional Champion, and FootLocker Midwest Regional Champion Lukas Verzbicas came to Portland Meadows looking for a Nike Cross Nationals Championship as the first part of a NXN/Footlocker sweep. Verzbicas delivered with a 15:59 victory in the mud.
In the team championship, California finally claimed a team national championship for the first time ever, with the Arcadia boys winning with 92 points to surprise runner-up Fayetteville–Manlius (New York)'s 135 points. Arcadia tied the inaugural 2004 national champions, York, for the lowest scoring team in NXN history.
Individually for the girls, the state of Texas won their fourth individual championship in three years, with Rachel Johnson taking the girls' championship in a muddy 18:19 victory.
After Johnson, however, it was entirely the Fayetteville–Manlius dynasty. After Boerne (Texas) set the NXN record for the highest scoring champion, either boys or girls (with 195 points) the previous year, Fayetteville–Manlius set the NXN record for the lowest score, either boys or girls en route to their fifth consecutive national championship with a minuscule 27 points. Manlius girls scored 1–2–4 with only a Tatnall (Delaware) girl preventing a 1–2–3 Fayetteville–Manlius sweep.
Saratoga High School finished runner-up with 104 points for the fourth New York 1–2 finish in NXN history. Fayetteville–Manlius had scored a perfect 15 at the New York state championships, then scored 28 at NXN-New York Regional. They scored one point less at the national finals than they did at regionals.
Courtney Chapman, the only senior in the Fayetteville–Manlius lineup, is the only runner ever to win five team national titles. Chapman was a part of Fayetteville–Manlius's first national title in 2006 as an eighth-grader. Eighth-graders are allowed to participate if state association rules permit them to do so.
Fayetteville: 1 + 2 + 4 + 8 + 12 = 27 points
Rest of NXN field: 3 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 9 = 30 points
The eighth running of the Nike Cross Nationals was held on December 3, 2011. The meet was once again held at Portland Meadows.
In a contrast to 2010, the course was much less sloppy and consequently, times were much faster.
For the second year in a row, the individual Midwest regional champion won the national title. With Verzbicas having graduated, Futsum Zeinasellaissie of Indiana set the NXN course record in 15:03, bettering Craig Lutz's time by six seconds and running almost a full minute faster than Verzbicas did the previous year to win NXN. An astounding nineteen of the first twenty-one runners were individual qualifiers from regions around the nation.
In the team race, it came down to Christian Brothers Academy (New Jersey) and Southlake Carroll (Texas) for the championship. With a four-point margin of victory, Christian Brothers Academy became the first New Jersey team to claim a national championship with 91 points. Carroll finished with 95 points, earning the third podium finish for Texas in NXN history. Davis (Utah) claimed the first Utah podium spot by taking third place with 157 points.
The girls' race also proved to be quick compared to the previous year, with Sarah Baxter (California) claiming the girls' championship in 17:38, a full forty seconds faster than 2010, which saw no runners break 18 minutes. After Baxter, it was all New York.
New York continued their stranglehold atop the podium for girls' teams. For the first seven years of NXN, a New York girls' team had claimed the championship. Furthermore, in four of those years (2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010), a New York team also claimed runner-up status to the champion. The same storyline occurred yet again in 2011.
However, unlike 2010, there would not be complete and total domination by Fayetteville–Manlius en route to the championship, as Saratoga would give Fayetteville–Manlius their toughest fight yet for the win. After scoring a mere 27 points in 2010 and winning by 77 points over Saratoga, Fayetteville–Manlius scored 60 points (still the second-lowest of their championship scores) and won by "just" 24 points for their sixth consecutive national championship. For the third year in a row, with 84 points, Saratoga was relegated to bridesmaid status to Fayetteville–Manlius, which also marked the fifth time in eight years that New York had gone 1–2 in the team standings in the national championship.
Nearly one hundred points behind the two New York superpowers was a tie between Tatnall (Delaware) and New Trier (Illinois). Tatnall won the third-place trophy on the sixth-runner tiebreaker, giving the school their second podium finish in their history.
The ninth annual edition of the Nike Cross Nationals was held on December 1, 2012, once again at Portland Meadows, Oregon.
In 2012, the universal word out of Portland Meadows on the conditions was "MUDDY!" Indeed, the girls' race would turn out to be one of the slowest races in NXN history, as defending champion Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley would repeat her title in 19:17, a time that was more than a minute-and-a-half slower than her 2011 time of 17:38. Mary Cain of New York would finish second, and Katie Knight from Washington would earn third place for the second year in a row in the sloppy course conditions.
Although the conditions were vastly different from the previous year, and two of the three individual podium finishers would repeat their finishes from the previous year, one thing would stay the same in the team race: Fayetteville–Manlius.
The Southlake Carroll (Texas) girls would earn their third podium finish in team history by finishing second, just one year after their boys' team finished just four points out of a national championship. The girls of Carmel, Indiana would earn the Midwest girls' first podium finish in NXN history after Wilmette XC Club (New Trier High School, Illinois) had tied for third with Wilmington XC Club (Tatnall School, Delaware) but finished fourth on the sixth-runner tiebreaker.
Those two teams, however, like the rest of the field, finished far in the rear-view mirror of the Fayetteville–Manlius dynasty. For the seventh year in a row, Fayetteville–Manlius would win the national championship. After winning by "just" 24 points over in-state rival Saratoga Springs, the Fayetteville–Manlius girls would leave no doubt in 2012: They scored 54 points and won by an astounding 144 points over Carroll, their largest margin of victory to date.
Also out of New York, East Aurora (who earned an at-large bid to NXN) would finish three points behind Carmel for fourth place, while Saratoga would finish six points behind East Aurora for fifth place, giving New York three teams in the top five.
Whereas in the girls' race it was almost as if it were business as usual, in the boys' race, the mud was even worse and led to surprising results: Sam Wharton of Ohio won in 17:08, which was more than two minutes slower than the winning time in the previous year and is the slowest winning time ever in boys' NXN history. Wharton's victory was the third consecutive year a Midwest runner has won the championship and the fifth time in nine years that a Midwest runner has won the individual boys' national championship.
In the team competition, Christian Brothers Academy (New Jersey) was aiming to become the first boys' team to repeat as national champions and at the same time, become the first boys' team to win two national titles. Unfortunately for them, that was not to be: In fact, they would finish fourth, 21 points out of a podium spot.
After eight different winners in the previous eight years of NXN, Arcadia XC Club of California became the first school in boys' NXN history to win a second national title, earning their second national title in three years with 108 after their previous championship in 2010. American Fork XC Club would earn a podium finish in second place, scoring 122. American Fork's podium finish is the second podium finish for Utah in as many years, and improved upon Davis' third-place finish from the previous year. The 2008 national champions, North Spokane XC Club from Washington, would finish third with 146 points.
2012 NXN Finals Qualifiers: 2012 NXN Finals Qualifiers
The tenth annual edition of Nike Cross Nationals took place on December 7, 2013, once again at Portland Meadows.
Complete list of team and individual qualifiers for the 2013 NXN Finals: 2013 NXN Final Qualifiers
In a complete reversal from 2012, Portland Meadows' course this year featured not mud, but snow. On a cold, windy day, teams and individuals from around the country converged on Portland Meadows.
In the girls' race, three individuals quickly broke away from the pack: two-time defending individual champion Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley (California), Alexa Eframison, who qualified out of the Northwest Regional, and Elise Cranny, another individual qualifier out of the Southwest Regional. The trio would all go under 17 minutes, more than thirty seconds ahead of the chase pack. Eframison won the individual race with a great kick at the end, taking the championship in 16:50. Cranny followed Eframison in 16:53 and defending champion Baxter finished third in 16:57. The win by Eframison—who hails from Washington state—turned out to be a sign of things to come in the boys' race.
In the team battle, Fayetteville–Manlius was on pace for an eighth consecutive championship, but Wayzata out of Minnesota (Heartland Champion) had other plans in the last kilometer. In the end, the Fayetteville–Manlius streak was over at seven (and the New York team championship streak ended at nine) straight by a margin of just twelve points: Wayzata took home the championship with 108 points, and Fayetteville–Manlius finished second with 120. Davis (Utah) rounded out the podium finishers with 157 points.
In the boys' race, however, the individual and team races both featured storylines from Washington. The individual champion—putting an end to a streak of three consecutive champions out of the Midwest at NXN—was Taylor Wilmot of North Spokane XC Club, who won in a very quick 15:00. In fact, North Spokane XC Club took two of the top three podium spots, as Wilmot's teammate, Tanner Anderson ended up taking third place. The North Spokane duo was broken up by Blake Haney, an individual qualifier from California.
In the team race, Washington claimed top honors as Gig XC Club (Gig Harbor High School) out of Washington thwarted Christian Brothers' Academy of New Jersey's bid to become the second boys' team to win two national titles. The Gig Harbor boys took home the title with 111 points, followed by Lincroft XC Club (CBA) with 139. In a bit of a surprise, Brentwood XC Club (Brentwood, Tennessee) became the first boys' team from the Southeast to earn a podium spot by finishing third with 174 points.
Great Oak captured a national title in their first NXN appearance.
The Fayetteville–Manlius girls won their 10th national title in the past 11 years, and their third in a row.
Loudoun Valley High School became the first boys team in NXN history to repeat as NXN champions, having won the year before.
The meet was held on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
The girls race, with Katelyn Tuohy winning her third consecutive national title, was the closest in history. In a race that came down to a sprint finish, one second separated the top three finishers. Tuohy won the race in a time of 17:18.4, with Taylor Ewert of Beavercreek, Ohio finishing second in 17:19.1 and Sydney Thorvaldson of Rawlins, Wyoming finishing third in 17:19.4. Tuohy, as she had done the last two years, started the race with a sizeable gap. However, she was nearly caught by Ewert and Thorvaldson as they used the second half of the race to close the gap to less than a second. On the team side, Kinetic won their second national title with four girls finishing in the top 40 of the overall race and the top 12 of the scoring runners. Kinetic's first four runners all broke 18:30 for 5K, with their top finisher, Ella Kurto, finishing in under 18 minutes. Historically dominant Fayetteville-Manlius finished 7th, their worst ever finish at NXN. Kinetic became the only other team aside from rival NY powerhouse, Fayetteville-Manlius, to win NXN three times (2004 girls, 2005 boys, 2019 girls).
The boys race was supposed to one for the ages with Nico Young, Cole Sprout, and Josh Methner coming off of historic seasons and careers. Instead, Nico Young was away from the field at 1 km and did not look back, setting a course record on a day where rain fell steadily for the entirety of the race. He was given a speed rating of 205 by "Tully Runners," indicating the best performance by a high school boy since Drew Hunter in 2015. On the team side, Newbury Park won on the back of Young and fellow All-American teammate, Jace Aschbrenner. They overcame strong competition from a deep Great Oak team and a Corner Canyon team who added All-American transfer, Easton Allred, at the start of the year. This marked the end of the Loudoun Valley dynasty, after a poor showing, finishing 10th.
2020 and 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Nike Cross Nationals meet, along with the 2020 Nike Cross Regional meets, was officially cancelled on July 16th, 2020. The meet also was not held in 2021.
The 2022 edition of the Nike Cross Nationals meet was held on December 3, 2022.