Thursday, March 23, 2023

Carroll Repeats As National Program Of The Year

Shelby Chapin led the Carroll girls to a national runner-up finish at the Nike Cross Nationals in Oregon.

The back-to-back theme continued for the Carroll cross country runners. Last weekend, they retained their title as the top cross country program in the country at the Nike Cross National meet in Portland, Oregon. Only 22 clubs qualifield at the regional meets across the nation. The girls finished as national runner up and the boys finished 8th overall. This season, Carroll repeated at Class 5A state champions in boys and girls.

“NXN was a great meet for our runners and a tremendous racing environment,” Carroll cross country coach Justin Leonard said.  “The course conditions were extremely difficult but our kids persevered and once again brought home the award for Top Program in the Nation.”

Shelby Chapin lead the girls’ team competition placing 11th and 33rd   overall, Courtney Kriegshauser grabbed 21st for team and 54th overall, Elena Arriaza 41st for team and 94th overall, followed by teammates Tig Archer, Maddie Keen, Katie Burnham and Taylor Ullmann.

Nate Sullivan’s overall finish of 20th gave him the title of All-American and led the team with a 9th place finish in the team competition.  Proudly finishing in the top 20 of the team competition, Connor Hendrickson finished 14th, 30th overall and Joe Sansone on his heels with a team place 15th and 31st overall, followed by Eli Canal, Trevor Gilley, Chase Wichman and
Alec Garner.

Results can be found on