2009 Nike NXN, photo by Kirby Lee (courtesy of Nike)
The NXN has become an actual national championship celebrating high school cross country and the importance of all members of the top seven. The birthplace of the NXN was the Nike Border Clash, now in its 11th year.
This year’s NXN pits the top teams from across the country on a tremendously watchable and fun cross country course. The meet also tests the limits of technology at the meet, with live updates each 1,000 meters.
Kudos to Nike for putting this event on, and giving the young athletes on these teams the trip of their young lives! It is one of the reasons I enjoy cross country so much.
We will be covering the event remotely, as I am in Virginia Beach this weekend to celebrate with our editor of American Track & Field, James Dunaway, who is being inducted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame tonight.
You can watch the NXN live, as Walt Murphy has provided that info just below!
2009 NXN Finish, by Kirby Lee/Image of sport.com (courtesy of Nike)
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Live coverage of today’s Nike Cross Nationals begins today at 10:05am-PT(1:05pm-ET).
The Foot Locker West Regional also takes place today.