Three Minnesota teams, including winners Wayzata boys and Eden Prairie girls, earn NXN Finals tickets while Tony Smorgiewicz and Allie Woodward claim individual crowns. (via ESPN RISE | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RANKINGS, RESULTS, TRAINING, PERFORMANCE, COLLEGE RECRUITING | HOW TO WIN)
The Minnesota contingent competing in Sioux Falls last weekend had significant success in each race, and will send on a number of athletes to the 7th Annual NXN Nationals at Portland Meadows in Portland, OR on December 4, 2010.
2010 NXN Heartland Girls - Brenna McDannold (Olathe East, KS)
2010 NXN Heartland Girls - Team Valkyrie (Shawnee Mission West, KS)
2010 NXN HL Girls - Molly Milbourn, Morgan Wedekind, Kaelyn Balch (Kansas)
2010 NXN Heartland Boys Champion - Tony Smoragiewicz
Tamara Gorman, Rapid City Stevens High School freshman and Tony Smoragiewicz, Rapid City Central High School junior will advance to Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, December 4 after their performances at the Nike Heartland Cross Regional XC Championship Meet held on November 14 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Several other South Dakota athletes make notable performances.
2010 NXN Heartland - Shawnee Mission NW Boys (3rd)
NXN Heartland Open Girls Team Champions - Papillion South (Nebraska)
NXN Heartland Open Boys - 1st Riley Macon & Ben Saxton (2nd)
NXN Heartland Open Race Girls Champion - Megan Sauer
NXN HL Girls Champion - Allison Woodward
Olympian Lopez Lamong was the featured speaker at the Nike Heartland pasta dinner. Lamong was a 2008 Olympian and the US Flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony in Beijing. He humbly shared his heart-wrenching life story and graciously signed autographs for the high school athletes scheduled to compete at tomorrow’s Nike Heartland Regional cross country meet in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Thank you Lopez! more p http://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Dakota-MileSplit/157947039077?ref=ts
Dozens of South Dakota Harriers are entered in the Nike Heartland Regional meet on Sunday, November 14 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the chance to compete at Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) on December 7, in Portland, Ore.