Shelby Houlihan Tabbed as Nike Elite Athlete & Dinner Speaker for NXR-SW

Shelby Houlihan earned multiple All-American honors in a distinguished career at Arizona State University. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.

This year's Nike featured elite athlete for Nike Cross Regionals Southwest is recent Arizona State University grad Shelby Houlihan. Houlihan garnered a lengthy list of 12 All-American recognitions while at ASU, including two runner-up finishes at NCAA Division I national championship meets and a 2014 national title at 1500 meters.

Athletes attending NXR-SW will be able to speak with Houlihan during the Friday activities at the course and will be able to hear her speak at the pre-race pasta dinner on Friday evening. 

Early registration for the pasta dinner ($16) needs to be in by noon on Monday for event planning purposes. At-the-door admission to the pasta dinner at the Francisco Grande Resort (site of the NXR-SW race) will be $20 per person.

Click here to register for the pasta dinner. The dinner is open to parents, athletes, family members, and coaches alike.