For the second straight year, at least one boy and one girl will represent North Carolina at the event in Portland.
Rain, mud, and a challenging set of man-made hills are the hallmarks of NXN and the Portland Meadows course.
Wesley Frazier's return to the national stage was one of many great performances by NC athletes in postseason regionals.
Wesley Frazier ran away, but behind her there were a series of intense individual and team battles that made for an exciting race.
Jacob Burcham (bright green, center) had to fight some traffic in the first 200 meters, but stayed in front the rest of the way.
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Can St. Xavier live up to their status as pre-race favorites? Will Tatnall's girls avenge a mid-season loss to Assumption?
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The database predicts that the Assumption girls will advance to Oregon again; look inside to see how everyone else ranks.
The Carolina Day senior has quietly ranked among the top 5 runners in the state at the 5K or 3200 the last two years.
That pink blur at McAlpine on Saturday? That will be Alana Hadley, gunning for a return trip to San Diego and a higher goal.
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Find out which former NC high schoolers competed in the three NCAA national meets, and how they ran.
One of four qualifiers for the Foot Locker Nationals, the meet features elite individuals racing on a lightning-fast course.
On a challenging but fast WakeMed course, the best teams and individuals from 12 states battle for trips to Oregon.
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Although the beautiful new facility may have been the star of the event, there were also times like Sydney Foreman's NC best.
After a fall season of solid improvement, Philip Hall could be primed for a big 3200 on the new Providence Day track.
Broughton went wire to wire as the #1 team in the state, and with only one senior in their top 7 they aren't going away.
I'm not sure where she ranks on the all-time list of champions, but the Carrboro senior has been involved in 13 state titles.
After an entire season of head-to-head results and rankings, it is almost impossible to separate these two teams.
Former North Carolina prep runners competed in NCAA regionals across the country last week.
Sydney Foreman narrowly missed breaking 11 minutes last year; if she returns, will she get past that barrier this time?
Another fantastic set of races, plus another meet record...but not from the boys' race, and not from a high school runner!
A meet under the lights, a charity event for a worthy remembrance, and an ultra-competitive race; what more could you want?
The East Chapel Hill senior has a habit of running her best at the state meet, and this year's effort was spectacular.
2013 will bring some great storylines to 4A competition, and one of them is the team that has a chance to dethrone Green Hope.
Cardinal Gibbons returns the most girls' talent of current 3A teams, but who will be the closest challenger?
After a big step forward in 2012, Providence Day has a ton of talent back and should be one of the best teams in any class.
The database says the Carrboro girls are not the squad with the most talent back among current 2A teams.
Matt Panza leads a Lake Norman Charter boys team that returns the most talent of any current 1A school.
Do the defending 2A champs, Asheville Christian and Grace Christian, have the most talent returning for 2013?
Tanis Baldwin lit up the Beeson Park course, and he still has two more years to continue his improvement.
Hayesville's Dylan Johnson achieved two major goals in the boys' race to close out his cross country career.
The individual champions in this classification emerged from huge, crowded fields to post the best times of the day.
This was the classification of repeat champions: a pair of 2-time champs, a 3-time champ, and a 4-time champ.
Fans of cross country might want to get used to sights like this, because the Broughton boys aren't going anywhere.
(Photo by Rodney Cain) All four classifications merged into one list; see what a state "super meet" might look like.
There will be a new 4A girls champion this year, but will it come from one of these three girls or someone else?
Cardinal Gibbons has come on strong lately, but how far up the rankings will the resurgence carry them?
The Providence girls keep climbing the ladder, but can they get any more rungs with a great performance at states?
The Greensboro Day senior had improved drastically over each of the last two cross country seasons.