Nike Border Clash 13: Armstrong wins tight race, Washington Sweeps Oregon, by Larry Eder

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Nike Border Clash 13, photo courtesy of Nike communications

The Nike Border Clash 13 had the best weather that I have recalled in the past decade. The 4,387 meters that the best 40 boys and girls from Washington and Oregon traversed was pretty good footing for this time in November. It is a deceptively tough course. However, there are few times in the past 13 years when runners have been this close! In fact the first three boys were within a second!

The strength of the Washington boys was something that just had to be seen! The first eight runners were from Washington.

And the top finisher was Anthony Armstrong, who bidded his time, and made his final surge with less than one hundred meters to go. " I did not go out with them, I stayed close, but I felt that they had gone out too fast, " noted Armstrong after the race. " I started to move during the second mile (they hit mile 1 in 5:05, and two miles in 10:13).

The constant surging of Izaic Yorks and Nathan Weitz continued to break down the front pack, until, with less than 1,000 meters to go, it was down to three.

Yorks made his move as the runners hit the final 300 meters, with Weitz and Armstrong right behind.

bc finish lo res.pngAnthony Armstrong (122) wins, Isaac Yorks (160) second, Nike Border Clash 13, photo courtesy of Nike Communications

Keeping one's cool when
one is under pressure from two competitors, with the end in sight means one cool competitor. Anthony Armstrong kept to his race plan. He made his last surge, which was what it took, with less than thirty meters to go. The race was so close that Anthony Armstrong's 13:48 was the same time as Izaic Yorks. At 13:49 was Nathan Weitz.

"I tried to keep my finish until the last turn, I have raced against both of the guys and I knew I had to hold off until the end of the race! " noted Anthony Armstrong. When asked how it felt to win the Nike Border Clash, Anthony kept it simple, " It feels great!" His huge smile insuring that all knew that Mr. Armstrong's hard won victory would be enjoyed!

NIKE Border Clash 11/20/2011--Nike World Campus --Beaverton, Or
Timing by RecordTiming using FinishLynx and Ipico RFID
Course Distance 4387m

Place Bib Name S Affiliation Time Pace
1 122 Anthony Armstrong M WASHINGTON 13:48 5:04
2 160 Izaic Yorks M WASHINGTON 13:48 5:04
3 156 Nathan Weitz M WASHINGTON 13:49 5:04
4 155 Santos Vargas M WASHINGTON 14:00 5:08
5 140 Hunter Johnson M WASHINGTON 14:00 5:08
6 142 Curtis King M WASHINGTON 14:01 5:08
7 135 Sumner Goodwin M WASHINGTON 14:02 5:09
8 132 Patrick Gibson M WASHINGTON 14:03 5:09
9 110 Travis Neuman M OREGON 14:04 5:09
10 157 Keith Williams M WASHINGTON 14:08 5:11
11 143 Korey Krotzer M WASHINGTON 14:10 5:12
12 158 Kai Wilmot M WASHINGTON 14:11 5:12
13 137 Joe Hardy M WASHINGTON 14:13 5:13
14 83 Jackson Baker M OREGON 14:14 5:13
15 159 JP Wolpert M WASHINGTON 14:17 5:14
16 103 Zorg Loustalet M OREGON 14:21 5:16
17 82 Eric Alldritt M OREGON 14:24 5:17
18 130 Joel Estelle M WASHINGTON 14:26 5:17
19 125 Alex Bowns M WASHINGTON 14:28 5:18
20 92 Brian Eimstad M OREGON 14:29 5:19
21 131 John Fowler M WASHINGTON 14:29 5:19
22 128 John Dressel M WASHINGTON 14:30 5:19
23 123 Poli Baltazar M WASHINGTON 14:31 5:19
24 146 Alberto Melchor M WASHINGTON 14:32 5:20
25 151 Aaron Roe M WASHINGTON 14:32 5:20
26 141 Alex Kimsey M WASHINGTON 14:32 5:20
27 99 Eduardo Juarez M OREGON 14:34 5:20
28 149 Keenan Piper M WASHINGTON 14:38 5:22
29 121 Daniel Amann M WASHINGTON 14:39 5:22
30 150 Jaziel Rodriguez M WASHINGTON 14:39 5:22
31 139 Conner Johnsen M WASHINGTON 14:39 5:22
32 91 Alex Dillard M OREGON 14:39 5:22
33 81 Paul Adams M OREGON 14:39 5:22
34 87 Matthew Campbell M OREGON 14:41 5:23
35 90 Jonathon Cornish M OREGON 14:41 5:23
36 98 Joe Holvey M OREGON 14:42 5:23
37 89 Alejandro Cisneros M OREGON 14:43 5:24
38 145 Brian Masterson M WASHINGTON 14:44 5:24
39 93 Joseph Ewers M OREGON 14:46 5:25
40 144 Ryan Long M WASHINGTON 14:47 5:25
41 138 Jake Hombel M WASHINGTON 14:47 5:25
42 147 Jeffrey Ott M WASHINGTON 14:48 5:26
43 116 Kyle Thompson M OREGON 14:48 5:26
44 148 Tristan Peloquin M WASHINGTON 14:49 5:26
45 124 Wolfgang Beck M WASHINGTON 14:49 5:26
46 115 Neil Seibert M OREGON 14:50 5:26
47 100 Akiharu Kitagawa M OREGON 14:50 5:26
48 126 Logan Carroll M WASHINGTON 14:53 5:27
49 97 Zach Holloway M OREGON 14:54 5:28
50 154 Travis Thorne M WASHINGTON 14:56 5:28
51 101 David Leavy M OREGON 14:56 5:28
52 133 Colby Gilbert M WASHINGTON 14:56 5:28
53 109 Mubark Mebrat M OREGON 14:56 5:29
54 111 Nathan Normo M OREGON 14:58 5:29
55 95 Fletcher Hazlehurst M OREGON 14:58 5:29
56 120 Jack Wilson M OREGON 14:59 5:29
57 96 Julian Heninger M OREGON 14:59 5:30
58 119 Andre Walker M OREGON 15:00 5:30
59 102 Geremia Lizier-Zmudzinski M OREGON 15:00 5:30
60 152 Keegan Symmes M WASHINGTON 15:01 5:30
61 107 Matthew Maton M OREGON 15:01 5:31
62 129 Hap Emmons M WASHINGTON 15:02 5:31
63 104 Ryan Maag M OREGON 15:03 5:31
64 94 Jackson Haselnus M OREGON 15:03 5:31
65 118 Javier Velasco M OREGON 15:04 5:32
66 113 Nick Obletz M OREGON 15:05 5:32
67 127 Tristan Cunderla M WASHINGTON 15:06 5:32
68 108 Patrick McGuirk M OREGON 15:09 5:33
69 86 Ryan Byrd M OREGON 15:11 5:34
70 136 Lucas Graham M WASHINGTON 15:13 5:35
71 106 Niic Maszk M OREGON 15:14 5:35
72 84 Reilly Bloomer M OREGON 15:18 5:37
73 112 Jon Obeso M OREGON 15:18 5:37
74 105 Jose Macias M OREGON 15:21 5:38
75 153 Alec Temple M WASHINGTON 15:27 5:40
76 134 David Goldstone M WASHINGTON 15:31 5:41
77 88 Jacob Campbull M OREGON 15:44 5:46
78 117 Sam Truax M OREGON 15:56 5:51

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Boy's Team Scoring
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1. 15 WASHINGTON (13:53 69:25 0:12)
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1 1 122 Anthony Armstrong M 13:48
2 2 160 Izaic Yorks M 13:48
3 3 156 Nathan Weitz M 13:49
4 4 155 Santos Vargas M 14:00
5 5 140 Hunter Johnson M 14:00
6 ( 6) 142 Curtis King M 14:01
7 ( 7) 135 Sumner Goodwin M 14:02

2. 50 OREGON (14:19 71:32 0:25)
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1 8 110 Travis Neuman M 14:04
2 9 83 Jackson Baker M 14:14
3 10 103 Zorg Loustalet M 14:21
4 11 82 Eric Alldritt M 14:24
5 12 92 Brian Eimstad M 14:29
6 ( 13) 99 Eduardo Juarez M 14:34
7 ( 14) 91 Alex Dillard M 14:39


For more on the Nike Border Clash 13, please check out www.runnerspace.com.


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