NXR Southeast - Maryland Entries

Hundreds of Maryland athletes make the annual trip down to Cary North Carolina each year to compete in the NXR South East Regional against some of the top teams and athletes from the Southeastern United States. The Cary course offers a fast 5k with amazing competition for athletes to try to end their season with a PR and for a select few try to qualify for the National Championships. The top 5 individuals and top 2 teams will qualify for Nationals in Portland Oregon. 

All 8 MPSSAA State Champions plus champions from the private school leagues will be competing on Sunday. They are all not in the same race but it will be great to compare times from these individuals since they will all run the same course on the same day! There are also many individuals who placed top 10 at states or their conference championship meet who will also be competing and may be looking to get a little revenge for their last race of the year!

State / Conference Champions

James Partlow (Thomas Johnson) - 4A Champ (Championship Race)
Kieran Mischke (Towson) - 3A Champ (Invitational #1 Race)
Eric Penkala (Southern -AA) - 2A Champ (Invitational #2 Race)
Michael Schellberg (Liberty) - 1A Champ (Invitational #2 Race)
Cameron Davis (Calvert Hall) - MIAA Champ (Championship Race)
Chase Lopez (DeMatha) - WCAC Champ (Championship Race)
Cora Gentzel (Smithsburg) - 1A Champ (Invitational Race)
Taylor Colson (Century) - 2A Champ (Championship Race)
Carther Brotherton (Great Mills) - 3A Champ (Championship Race)
Caroline Gregory (Frederick) - 4A Champ (Invitational Race)
Emma Patrick (Severn) - IAAM Champ (Championship Race)
Evelyn Rogers (Elizabeth Seton) - WCAC Champ (Championship Race)

Full List of Individuals Competing in the Championship Race

Nathaniel Swanson (Winston Churchill)
James Partlow (Thomas Johnson) 
Caleb Tenney (St. Vincent Pallotti)
Alejandro Berrio (Seneca Valley)
Ryan Hartranft (Century)
Tsedeke Jakovics (Old Mill)
Zaiden Lane (Arudnel)
Mateo-Gros Slovinsky (Walt Whitman)
Katerine Morey (Winston Churchill)
Claire Sivitz (Howard)
Evelyn Rogers (Elizabeth Seton) 
Genevieve Cowan (St. Timothy's)
Elena Blodnikar (Leonardtown)
Carter Brotherton (Great Mills)
Taylor Colson (Century) 
Emma Patrick (Severn) 
Lauren Stine (North Hagerstown)

*Elite Individuals whose team did not get into the championship race may move into this race prior to race day*

Unless a team petitions the current race assignments and moves up to the Championship race it looks like Calvert Hall will be Maryland's lone team representative in the Championship race for either boys or girls. The Cardinals had national hopes at the start of the year, and may still do, but they will need to be 100% healthy in order to achieve that goal. Rei Rahasaan Nettey has not raced since the ADIDAS invite earlier this year and is one of the top runners in the state. Cameron Davis qualified individually for nationals last year and will look to do the same this year as well! 

MileSplit Maryland is looking forward to seeing how everyone does this weekend. Best of luck to all!

The following is a list of teams that are either sending either a team or individuals to NXR

Academy of the Holy Cross
Albert Einstein
Archbishop Spalding
Bethesda Chevy Chase
Bishop McNamara
Calvert Hall
Charles E Smith
Elizabeth Seton
Good Counsel
River Hill
James Blake
Loyola Blakefield
Montgomery Blair
Richard Montgomery
Roland Park
Sandy Spring Friends
Severns Park
St. Andrews Episcopal
St. Tomothys
St. Vincent Pallotti
Stone Ridge Sacred Heart
Thomas Johnson
Thomas Wootton
Walt Whitman
Walter Johnson
Washington Christian
Wilde Lake
Winston Churchill