Wappingers Falls, NY – Christian Brothers Academy, despite having its streak of four straight titles ended by fellow Lasallian school, La Salle Acadmey – Providence, still advanced to Nike Nationals with a runner-up finish. CBA, which defeated La Salle at the Bowdoin Park Invitational, Wappingers Falls, N.Y., in September, placed second in the rematch, 63-102, as La Salle put five runners ahead of CBA’s No. 3 man.
Both CBA’s Boys and the Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams of La Salle Academy, left this week to compete in the National Championship in Oregon on Saturday December 6th. The La Salle Girls team received an At-Large bid due to their team performance throughout the season.
The Nike Cross Nationals is comprised of 8 Regional Qualifying meets and the National Finals in Portland. The new Nationals course at Glendoveer Golf Course will offer athletes a premium, challenging championship venue for putting it all on the line.
The course at Glendoveer offers spectators great viewing options whether they want to follow the race around the course or sit in the grandstands near the finish line. For those not able to make the event in person, a live webcast feed of the event will run on the Nike Cross Nationals website starting at 9:30 am. Fields of 22 7-person teams and an additional 45 individuals (male and female) will lay it all on the line in the quest for the sport’s biggest prize, the coveted Winged Goddess of Victory statue. Good luck to our Lasallians!