Site: Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls, NY
NXR Northeast Website – general information, registration, photos and videos
Haven’t had your fill of Cross Country yet??? There are several postseason options to choose from and Nike Cross Northeast Regionals has something for everyone. While the Nike Cross Nationals have been canceled, Nike is still going forward with all of their Regional meets! This also means the Regional meet is offering much much more than in previous years.
Each athlete in the Championship Race will receive a gear package which includes a bag and hoodie among other items. Winning teams will receive a super package which include team uniforms and the same winged NIKE trophy they would receive as if they were on the podium at race at NXN in Portland.
It’ll be unlike any regional before with live steaming, a jumbotron and other things not yet announced. Keep in mind that while only 2 teams traditionally qualify for NXN, most teams come for far better reasons! A reward for the season’s hard work, the experience to run against the best in the Northeast! A team bonding experience? NXR still offers both Championship and Open races for both teams and individuals. To cap it off, they have a USATF youth race to end the day.
Finally, think you or your team might be a year away from qualifying in 2022? Will it pay off?? Prior to qualifying in 2013, Coe-Brown placed 5th in 2012. Experience can be vital! Also remember the success NH has traditionally had at NXR Northeast with earning trips to nationals. Souhegan girls earned in 2016 following the Coe-Brown girls’ trips in 2013 and 2014, as well as Hanover’s trip in 2007. Individuals can also qualify as Julia Robitaille accomplished in 2017,Caroline Fischer did in 2016, Elisabeth Danis in 2015 and Maegan Doody in 2014.
Few more notes:
- Teams/Individuals do not have to qualify to compete at the Regionals. Anyone can enter. Select the race that is appropriate for you (Championship or Open).
- A handful of Nike Sponsored professional athletes attend. The past years have included Colleen Quigley, Matt Centrowitz, Mary Cain, Emily Enfield, Andrew Wheating and Jordan Hasay.
- New York Regional is also held here on the same day, so many of the nation’s best runners compete here!
- How does NH measure up against NJ, PA, and New England???
NXR 2016 Photos
Dave Scannell’s NXN 2014 Photos