Wings of America 2013 USA XC Championship Team Selection Process
Contact: Dustin Martin, Program Director, @ 505-977-5057 or firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions
NOTE: Registration for NXN regional races is separate from the Wings registration at the bottom of this page. Registering on this web page does not mean you are registered for your NXN regional race. To register for NXN races, visit the links provided in the NXN regional table below. ALL ATHLETES WISHING TO MAKE THE WINGS TEAM MUST FILL OUT THE FREE WINGS REGISTRATION FORM AND REGISTER FOR THEIR NXN REGIONAL RACE
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2013 WINGS NATIONAL TEAM IS NOW CLOSED!!!!!!
Selected runners will be notified the first week of December.
The next USA Cross Country Championships will be held on February 2, 2013 at Forest Park in Saint Louis, Missouri. As in years past, Wings of America will sponsor a men and women’s team to represent Native America in the Junior race. The organization will cover travel expenses and room and board for the twelve young men and women selected to race in Wings uniforms. Aside from competing, the group will get the opportunity to absorb the culture of St. Louis and the surrounding area through a number of site visits and activities planned and paid for by Wings.
Wings created this opportunity in order to showcase the talents and positive achievements of American Indian youth and provide them with a cross-cultural learning experience. The program brings Native youth together from across the nation to compete as a team in an elite field of both high school and college runners. Many program alumni have earned the attention of college coaches with their performance in this race. Wings runners have captured twenty four national junior team titles since 1988.
***Junior” Eligibility Requirements: Athletes must be 14 years or older on the day of competition (February 2, 2013) and cannot become 20 years of age during 2013.***
Selections for the 2013 Wings Team will be based on performances at the Nike Cross Nationals REGIONAL RACES.
ALL high-school-aged athletes looking to earn a spot on the team MUST compete in one of the following races to be eligible for selection:
|Region (States Included)||Race Date/Location/Registration Link||Registration Deadlines (Early/Late)|
|Northwest (WY, WA, ID, OR, MT, AK)||November, 10 2012/Eagle Island XC Course, Boise, Idaho/https://nike.gorun.org/northwest||11.1.12, midnight/11.8.12, 6:00pm (PST)|
|Heartland(IA, KS, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI)||November 11, 2012/Yankton Trails Park, Sioux Falls, South Dakotahttps://nike.gorun.org/heartland||11.1.12, midnight/11.6.12, 6:00pm (PST)|
|Midwest (IN, IL, OH, MI, MO)||November 11, 2012/LaVern Gibson XC Course, Terre Haute, Indianahttps://nike.gorun.org/midwest||11.2.12, midnight/11.9.12, 6:00pm (PST)|
|Southwest (CO, UT, NM, AZ, NV)||November 17, 2012/Toka Sticks Golf Course, Mesa, Arizonahttps://nike.gorun.org/southwest||11.8.12, midnight/ 11.15.12, 6:00pm (PST)|
|South (AR, LA, OK, TX, MS)||November 17, 2012/Bear Branch Park, The Woodlands, Texashttps://nike.gorun.org/south||11.8.12, midnight/ 11.15.12, 6:00pm (PST)|
|Southeast (DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, TN, KY, WV, DC)||November 24, 2012/WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, North Carolinahttps://nike.gorun.org/southeast||11.18.12, midnight/ 11.21.12, midnight|
|Northeast & NY (NJ, NY, PA, CT, MA, ME, VT, RI, NH)||November 24, 2012/Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls, New Yorkhttps://nike.gorun.org/northeastny||11.13.12, midnight/ 11.18.12, 9:00pm|
|California (Footlocker West)(CA athletes ONLY)||December 1, 2012/Mt. SAC, Walnut, Californiahttp://www.active.com/running/walnut-ca/foot-locker-cross-country-championships—west-regional-2012||11.17.12/ 11.25.12, 11:59(PST)|
NXN: $25.00 individual, $125.00 team (7members) SEE LINKS ABOVE FOR REGIONAL
$30.00 individual, $150.00 team (LATE REGISTRATION)
FL West (California Athletes ONLY): $15.00 until November 17, 2012; $40.00 thereafter (Registration Closes Nov. 25th 11:59pm (PST)) SEE LINK ABOVE FOR REGISTRATION
“Championship” Vs. “Open” Races- Which to register for?:
Each NXN regional race has two race options for high-school-aged athletes wishing to compete. The “Championship” race is for those athletes and teams wishing to earn a berth to the NXN NATIONAL meet in December. This race tends to be faster and more competetive than the “Open” race. If you’re up for the challenge of running with the “big dogs”, Wings strongly encourage you to register for the Championship race. However, if the idea of competing with the best runners in your regions still intimidates you, perhaps you want to “run from the front” in the less-competetive Open race. The choice is yours. Times from either race will be considered as qualifying times by Wings.
For First-Year College Runners:
Native athletes who are not in high school and meet USATF “Junior” eligibility requirements can compete in the NXN Regional CITIZENS RACES (if your region has one) for the same consideration or contact Wings’ Program Director, Dustin Martin to request the organization consider college-season race times as qualifying criteria. Registration for citizen’s races (if your regions has one) will take place at the race course either the day before competiton or the morning of. CHECK THE “MEET INFO” SECTION OF YOUR REGION’S NXN PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Qualifying Race-Registration Information
Wings Selection Process Registration:
REGISTRATION IS FREE – NO FEE!
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Once all the NXN Regional and Footlocker West races have been run, Wings will choose the top six women and men from around the country.