Monday, December 9, 2013
Nike Cross Nationals
Last Saturday, our boys ran well at the 10th Annual Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon.
The team ended up 7th with 230 points. They are the only team in the Nation to finish in the top 8 at NXN for the last 5 years.
Connor McMillan led the team with a 7th place finish in 15:13, garnering 1st Team All-America honors. He was only 13 seconds behind the winner and 10 seconds off the course record. He was the highest placing Utahn in NXN history.
Zac Jacklin finished 48th in 15:43.
Casey Clinger finished 77th in 16:04, the Freshman course record.
Tyler Bell placed 111th in 16:19.
Jacob chase placed 137th in 16:31.
Spencer Herzog placed 155th in 16:44.
Caleb Thompson finished 170th in 16:54.
The team placings at the Checkpoints:
Split 1 (~750-800m): 12th:American Fork UT 2:20.03 (~292 points)
Split 2 (~1800-1850m): 13th:American Fork UT 5:51.93 (~319)
Split 3 (~2900-3000m): 9th:American Fork UT 9:26.87 (~271)
Split 4 (~4000m): 7th:American Fork UT 12:56.70 (~255)
Split 5 (5026m) -- 7th:American Fork UT 16:05.10 (230)
The boys had the opportunity to eat dinner on Thursday with 3 time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein, and on Saturday with Olympian (and SUU alumnus) Cam Levins.