Nike Team Nationals - South region
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NTN South Rankings - Pre-Season

The NTN regional rankings are the basis of the NTN team selection process. The top two teams in each region at the end of the season will be invited to compete in the Nike Team Nationals in Portland Dec. 4. The third and fourth place teams in each region are considered for the four national at-large selections.

pre-season (Aug 20)
1.The Woodlands TX
2.Kingwood TX
3.Cedar Park TX
4.San Juan Alamo N. TX
5.Carroll Southlake TX
6.Rogers AR
7.Jenks OK
8.Marcus Flower Mound TX
9.Cinco Ranch Katy TX
10.Edmond OK
1.Carroll Southlake TX
2.Kingwood TX
3.Marcus Flower Mound TX
4.Tupelo MS
5.Mustang OK
6.Cedar Park TX
7.Klein TX
8.The Woodlands TX
9.Rogers AR
10.Georgetown TX
The Woodlands has filled key gaps and has many believers in its bid to claim national year-end accolades, though a revitalized and improved Kingwood team is solid again and hopes to challenge its familiar foe. Cedar Park is a balanced squad that could content in a region where Lone Star State entries blanket 8 of the top 9 positions. Carroll’s race-day arsenal is spearheaded by a trio of 5-minute milers who were high finishers at the state cross-country meet a year ago. Kingwood should make its annual bid for among the premier combined programs (boys/girls) this fall, with a deep crew still needing to answer a few question marks in reloading. Marcus’ fate will hinge largely on the anticipated return of its injured frontrunner of a year ago, with Tupelo and Mustang coming to the table with the core of last year’s powerful teams.



how it might have worked last year

By Marc Bloom

NTN will select two teams from each region, plus four at large teams to compete in the cross country team championships. The Harrier magazine has published regional rankings for years for the four Foot Locker regions. We reviewed data for 2003 and selected the top 10 teams in each of the eight new NTN regions.

2003 top teams in South region
(Based on recalculation of available data.)
1.The Woodlands (The Wood, TX)
2.Cinco Ranch (Katy, TX)
3.PSJA North (Pharr, TX)
4.Coppell (Coppell, TX)
5.Cedar Park (Cedar Park, TX)
6.Jenks (Jenks, OK)
7.Rogers (Rogers, AR)
8.Edmond Mem (Edmond, OK)
9.Kingwood (Kingwood, TX)
10.Reagan (San Antonio, TX)
1.Cedar Park (Cedar Park, TX)
2.Carroll (Southlake, TX)
3.Kingwood (Kingwood, TX)
4.Tupelo (Tupelo, MS)
5.Marcus (Lewisville, TX)
6.Coppell (Coppell, TX)
7.Plano West (Plano, TX)
8.Georgetown (Georgetown, TX)
9.Mustang (Mustang, OK)
10.Broken Arrow (Broken A, OK)



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