Nike Border Clash 13: Washington Sweeps Oregon, by Larry Eder

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The Nike Border Clash started back in November 1999, when, at the time,  two Nike employees, Josh Rowe and John Truax, convinced some Nike executives that a race pitting the top high school boys and girls from Washington and Oregon made sense. The race was to determine who had the best cross country runners? Oregon or Washington.
bc xc 2102.pngNike Border Clash 13, photo courtesy of PhotoRun.net
 

The question of who was the best cross country state in the Pacific Northwest dates back to the battles between Gerry Lindgren and Steve Prefontaine. Their battles were part legend, part poetry. Lindgren and Prefontaine virtually ran, six straight miles, with no more than a step or two separating the two cross country icons.

Several generations of Nike employees have been involved in putting on the race. From policing the course, to making the event something that many put on to support the sport that is at the core of Nike: running. It is a yearly reinforcement for many on the Nike campus and a perfect use of the beautiful campus, which is full of some wonderful natural stretches of wetlands and the superb wood chip trail which surrounds much of the campus.  

Cross country running is about one being as close to nature as one can be. It is about challenging natural obstacles and one's own sense of limitations. It is, as eight time US cross country champ and Olympic bronze medalist Lynn Jennings once said, " Becoming one with the mud."

From the first year, the race was a huge success and showed off the new Nike campus. Each year, improvements were added and the crowd of Nike e
mployees who came to view it, also grew.

Eight years ago, Galen Rupp ran the race and won it. Alberto Salazar, Galen Rupp's coach at the Nike Oregon project, told RBR about Galen winning the race, and heading over to the track for another workout.

The Oregon and Washington battles for cross country supremacy did something else. It also showed Nike employees a well run event, featuring running and high school athletes. High school athletes are some of the most positive athletes in the sporting world!

From the Nike Border Clash came the NXN, the Nike cross country championships, which gives the top teams around the US a chance to compete for the bragging rights of who has the best cross country team in the country! From two states to from "sea to shining sea".

This year was a bit lop-sided, as the state of Washington clearly had the top boys and girls, but Oregon, do not despair, we understand that over the next couple of years, the battle for cross country supremacy should be much, much closer!


The men's race this year came down to a very close finish, with three runners within one second. Anthony Armstrong told us later, " the guys went out very fast." 


(Watch for complete Border Clash story on Monday. We encourage all to check out the great coverage at runnerspace.com)


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


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 61 Katie Knight F WASHINGTON 15:44 5:46
2 68 Amy-Eloise Neale F WASHINGTON 15:58 5:51
3 65 Jordan McPhee F WASHINGTON 16:10 5:55
4 53 Alexa Efraimson F WASHINGTON 16:16 5:58
5 66 Maddie Meyers F WASHINGTON 16:17 5:58
6 38 Sara Tsai F OREGON 16:19 5:59
7 69 Chandler Olson F WASHINGTON 16:27 6:02
8 73 Stephanie Rexus F WASHINGTON 16:28 6:02
9 6 Erin Clark F OREGON 16:31 6:03
10 21 Ashley Maton F OREGON 16:33 6:04
11 13 Megan Fristoe F OREGON 16:33 6:04
12 43 Katie Bianchini F WASHINGTON 16:35 6:05
13 55 Alexis Fuller F WASHINGTON 16:37 6:06
14 64 Katia Matora F WASHINGTON 16:39 6:06
15 56 Brittany Gappa F WASHINGTON 16:43 6:08
16 79 Morgan Willson F WASHINGTON 16:46 6:09
17 49 Reagan Colyer F WASHINGTON 16:48 6:10
18 35 Gracie Todd F OREGON 16:49 6:10
19 62 Megan LeGresley F WASHINGTON 16:51 6:11
20 42 Rachel Atwood F WASHINGTON 16:51 6:11
21 47 Mayra Chavez F WASHINGTON 16:53 6:11
22 63 Andrea Masterson F WASHINGTON 16:53 6:11
23 58 Sanne Holland F WASHINGTON 16:54 6:12
24 23 Piper McDonald F OREGON 16:56 6:12
25 74 Marina Roberts F WASHINGTON 16:58 6:13
26 31 Paige Rice F OREGON 17:01 6:14
27 10 Claire DeVoe F OREGON 17:02 6:15
28 9 Adrienne Demaree F OREGON 17:02 6:15
29 78 Elise Tello F WASHINGTON 17:03 6:15
30 19 Paige Kouba F OREGON 17:05 6:16
31 32 Maggie Schmaedick F OREGON 17:07 6:17
32 75 Natalie Sharpe F WASHINGTON 17:08 6:17
33 37 Gracie Tostenson F OREGON 17:09 6:17
34 17 Dylan Hite F OREGON 17:12 6:18
35 1 Morgan Anderson F OREGON 17:12 6:18
36 70 Elizabeth Oosterhout F WASHINGTON 17:13 6:19
37 4 Sierra Brown F OREGON 17:15 6:19
38 54 Michelle Fletcher F WASHINGTON 17:15 6:19
39 71 Emily Pittis F WASHINGTON 17:16 6:20
40 59 Sofia Kane F WASHINGTON 17:18 6:21
41 46 Hazel Carr F WASHINGTON 17:22 6:22
42 51 Hannah Derby F WASHINGTON 17:23 6:22
43 25 Lauren Morgan F OREGON 17:25 6:23
44 60 Brooke Kingma F WASHINGTON 17:25 6:23
45 34 Shannon Susbauer F OREGON 17:26 6:23
46 16 Sarah Hastings F OREGON 17:26 6:23
47 27 Katriel O'Reilly F OREGON 17:31 6:25
48 45 Kyra Burke F WASHINGTON 17:32 6:26
49 29 Karen Qu F OREGON 17:34 6:26
50 18 Kira Kelly F OREGON 17:35 6:27
51 2000 unkown unknown F UNKNOWN 17:35 6:27
52 14 Sara Fristoe F OREGON 17:36 6:27
53 41 Abby Atchison F WASHINGTON 17:36 6:27
54 48 Rose Christen F WASHINGTON 17:38 6:28
55 80 Tori Zellerhoff F WASHINGTON 17:39 6:28
56 26 Kelly O'Neill F OREGON 17:41 6:29
57 77 Haley Suarez F WASHINGTON 17:44 6:30
58 15 Erin Gregoire F OREGON 17:44 6:30
59 57 Nicole Goecke F WASHINGTON 17:46 6:31
60 22 Jenna Mattox F OREGON 17:47 6:31
61 2 Olivia Artaiz F OREGON 17:51 6:33
62 28 Katy Potter F OREGON 17:52 6:33
63 40 Emma Wren F OREGON 17:53 6:33
64 11 McKenzie Evans F OREGON 17:58 6:35
65 12 Sarah Fahmy F OREGON 17:58 6:35
66 52 Kelsey Dunn F WASHINGTON 17:58 6:35
67 36 Sandy Torres F OREGON 18:00 6:36
68 50 Rachel Dahl F WASHINGTON 18:08 6:39
69 39 Emily Weber F OREGON 18:10 6:39
70 7 Stephanie Croy F OREGON 18:10 6:40
71 44 Mckenzi Bravo F WASHINGTON 18:13 6:41
72 20 Margarita Lauer F OREGON 18:18 6:42
73 5 Tia Caarnahan F OREGON 18:23 6:44
74 33 McKensize Spooner F OREGON 18:23 6:44
75 8 Nevina DeLuca F OREGON 18:23 6:44
76 76 Jordin Stephenson F WASHINGTON 18:25 6:45
77 24 Alyn Moncsko F OREGON 18:46 6:53
78 30 Nicole Rasmussen F OREGON 19:39 7:12

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Girl's Team Scoring
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1. 15 WASHINGTON (16:05 80:25 0:33)
=====================================
1 1 61 Katie Knight F 15:44
2 2 68 Amy-Eloise Neale F 15:58
3 3 65 Jordan McPhee F 16:10
4 4 53 Alexa Efraimson F 16:16
5 5 66 Maddie Meyers F 16:17
6 ( 7) 69 Chandler Olson F 16:27
7 ( 8) 73 Stephanie Rexus F 16:28

2. 48 OREGON (16:33 82:45 0:30)
=====================================
1 6 38 Sara Tsai F 16:19
2 9 6 Erin Clark F 16:31
3 10 21 Ashley Maton F 16:33
4 11 13 Megan Fristoe F 16:33
5 12 35 Gracie Todd F 16:49
6 ( 13) 23 Piper McDonald F 16:56
7 ( 14) 31 Paige Rice F 17:01

 

11/20/2011 11:18AM

Nike Future Clashers / Pre Race Run
Nike World Campus - 11/20/11
2k Course

Place Name Age Sex Affiliation Time Pace
1 DANIEL THOMPSON 13 M PORTLAND 7:39 6:09
2 HAYDEN DRESSEL 12 M SPOKANE 7:39 6:10
3 LUCA OSTERTAG-HILL 13 F BAC 7:55 6:23
4 HAYDEN JOHNSON 13 M SPOKANE 7:56 6:23
5 JOSHUA SCHUMACHER 12 M PORTLAND 8:00 6:27
6 KEEFE PIPER 24 M SEATTLE 8:01 6:27
7 CAMERON THOMPSON 11 M PORTLAND 8:06 6:31
8 BLAZE WOLPERT 14 M WALLA WALLA 8:14 6:38
9 CASSIE MCKINNEY 13 F VANCOUVER 8:16 6:39
10 NICOLE GRIFFITHS 13 F PORTLAND 8:17 6:40
11 COLTON JOHNSEN 13 M BELLINGHAM 8:22 6:44
12 JACKSON FRANK 13 M PORTLAND 8:23 6:45
13 ZACK LAVIER 14 M PORTLAND 8:24 6:46
14 DANIEL LARABEE 13 M BEAVERTON 8:28 6:49
15 JACKSON TEGAN 13 M CORVALLIS 8:29 6:50
16 DELANEY CLEM 14 F PENDLETON 8:34 6:54
17 TYLER O'DONNELL 13 M PORTLAND 8:35 6:55
18 MAX HITE 13 M PORTLAND 8:36 6:56
19 RYLAN KENNEDY 13 F FOREST GROVE 8:37 6:56
20 NICK ZELLERHOFF 13 M FEDERAL WAY 8:39 6:58
21 JARED RUTHERFORD 13 M BEAVERTON 8:46 7:04
22 STEVEN ROWLAND 10 M SHERWOOD 8:50 7:06
23 IAN HOYT 13 M BEAVERTON 8:51 7:07
24 MIRIAM CARON 11 F PORTLAND 8:53 7:09
25 ERIC BRECHT 11 M PORTLAND 8:55 7:10
26 CONNOR GRANT 12 M SHERWOOD 8:56 7:11
27 ERICA SIMISON 11 F YAKIMA 8:56 7:11
28 WYATT CROY 14 M MEDFORD 8:56 7:12
29 HANNAH AGUIRRE 10 F FOREST GROVE 8:57 7:12
30 NATHAN SILENZI 11 M BEAVERTON 9:00 7:15
31 MAKENNA SCHUMACHER 10 F PORTLAND 9:00 7:15
32 JJ OSBORN 13 F BEAVERTON 9:02 7:17
33 EMMA BOWDER 13 F BEAVERTON 9:06 7:20
34 PARKER MACMILLAN 12 M PORTLAND 9:09 7:22
35 KATIE LEAVY 13 F SHERWOOD 9:11 7:23
36 JORDON HOGEWONING 14 M WASHOUGAL 9:25 7:34
37 CALVIN HITE 10 M PORTLAND 9:30 7:39
38 KEATON NASH 14 M SALEM 9:30 7:39
39 ANDREW PARK 13 M PORTLAND 9:32 7:40
40 GRETA ANDERSON 10 F PORTLAND 9:34 7:42
41 HOLDEN ZIELS 11 M BEAVERTON 9:38 7:45
42 EMERY ROBERTS 13 F PORTLAND 9:39 7:46
43 ABBY VOLKMER 10 F SHERWOOD 9:40 7:47
44 CONNER GRAZIANO 12 M BEAVERTON 9:43 7:50
45 MILA LUMAE 11 F FOREST GROVE 9:50 7:55
46 UNKOWN


9:53 7:57
47 RYAN SCHUMACHER 8 M PORTLAND 9:53 7:57
48 ANNIKA STEELE 12 F PORTLAND 9:54 7:58
49 MARISSA VATERNICK 13 F BAC 9:56 8:00
50 DYLAN MCNEIL 14 M WASHOUGAL 10:00 8:03
51 COLLIN MANNING 13 M WASHOUGAL 10:00 8:03
52 CASEY CAVANAUGH 11 F PORTLAND 10:01 8:04
53 TREVOR GRANT 11 M SHERWOOD 10:07 8:09
54 VANESSA VAN WINKLE 9 F BAC (SHERWOOD) 10:09 8:10
55 OLIVIA VAN WINKLE 11 F BAC (SHERWOOD) 10:14 8:14
56 EMILY SLUSHER 12 F PORTLAND 10:20 8:19
57 ANNA KELLER 13 F SALEM 10:22 8:20
58 LUCAS MARTIN 10 M PORTLAND 10:33 8:29
59 KARALINE RICHEY 12 F SALEM 10:38 8:33
60 ELLIE SLAMA 12 F SALEM 10:42 8:37
61 BRODY OBERG 13 M WASHOUGAL 10:43 8:37
62 MADDIE PETERSON 12 F SALEM 10:53 8:45
63 AMY FRIE 13 F FOREST GROVE 11:15 9:03
64 LINDSEY VATERNICK 9 F BAC 11:22 9:09
65 JACQUELINE FRAWLEY 11 F FOREST GROVE 11:55 9:36
66 MALEA CESAR 7 F PORTLAND 12:00 9:39
67 AVERY CESAR 6 M PORTLAND 14:41 11:49


For more coverage of the Nike Border Clash, please click on www.runnerspace.com.

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