The 2013 Nike Pre-Nationals will be held on Saturday, September 28th, on the NXN course at Portland Meadows. Last year's meet drew over 100 high schools schools and 3500+ athletes from eight states. It was a great day for all involved, and a great day for our sport. The meet continues to be a season highlight for many teams as we offer a festive atmosphere that allows for a wonderful experience for our youth.
I recommend sending your entry in ASAP (Sign up form on the brochure), as each division is limited to 25 teams. Please remember to be realistic when entering your team in a particular division (it is rare to see a team score under 100 points regardless of division). Please follow the guidelines below when choosing a division:
Jim Danner Champs: Team that will be top 10 in their state.
Division 1: Teams that will qualify out of their league meet.
Division 2: Teams that will be in the top half of their league.
Division 3: Teams in the building phase of their program.
In addition to the above varsity races, Nike Pre-Nationals has grade level JV races. Traditionally, September is a very dry month in Portland, so it is expected that the course should be moderately fast. The top five teams in all varsity divisions receive team plaques and the top 40 individuals in ALL high school races are awarded medals. Additionally, a Nike sponsored athlete will be in attendance to sign autographs and hand out merchandise.
Aloha High School looks forward to hosting your team at the 2013 Nike Pre-Nationals. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Aloha High School
Head Cross Country Coach