Dart Schwaderer was the first Colorado boy to qualify to NXN as an individual. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Kaitlin Hanenburg posted top-20 finishes in both 2008 and 2009. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Spencer Wenck ran to a top-five finish in 2010, stunning many observers with a great performance on a sloppy course. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Brie Oakley dominated the field in 2016, running to the largest-ever margin of victory at NXN. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
2017 is the 14th year of Nike Cross (formerly Team) Nationals and the third year away from the Portland Meadows course. In each of the 13 previous years except 2006 and 2014, Colorado has been represented by at least one team. Colorado's is a proud tradition at Nike Cross Nationals.
Below is a cataloging, by year, of the finishes of all Colorado teams to run at Nike Team Nationals/Nike Cross Nationals, and a listing of all top 20 finishes for Colorado individuals.
Smoky Hill girls - 2nd
Katelyn Kaltenbach - 4th, Keara Sammons - 5th, Morgan Schulz - 8th
Rocky Mountain girls - 8th, Fairview girls - 17th
Dani Parry - 11th, Ellie Rastall - 16th, Meredith MacGregor - 17th
Fort Collins boys - 9th
Noah Shannon - 3rd
no Colorado contestants
Fort Collins girls - 7th
Fort Collins girls - 7th, The Classical Academy girls - 13th
Kaitlin Hanenburg - 17th
Fort Collins girls - 3rd, The Classical Academy girls - 9th
Eleanor Fulton - 5th, Kaitlin Hanenburg - 18th
Fort Collins girls - 6th, Monarch girls - 15th
Erin Hooker - 17th
Fort Collins boys - 4th
Spencer Wenck - 5th
Fort Collins girls - 6th
Erin Hooker - 11th
Fort Collins girls - 8th, Pine Creek girls - 18th
Elise Cranny - 7th, Heather Bates - 12th, Katie Rainsberger - 13th
Monarch girls - 5th, Fort Collins girls - 6th
Elise Cranny - 2nd, Katie Rainsberger - 6th, Lauren Gregory - 7th
Cerake Geberkidane - 4th, Zachary Alhamra - 20th
Katie Rainsberger - 6th
Eric Hamer - 4th, Paul Roberts - 18th
Katie Rainsberger - 1st
Mountain Vista boys - 12th
Paul Roberts - 11th, Henry Raymond - 13th
Broomfield girls - 7th, Mountain Vista girls - 13th
Brie Oakley - 1st, Lauren Gregory - 3rd, Quinn McConnell - 17th
Tanner Norman - 8th