October 16, 2007 -- Nike announced today that the new NTN New York region will have championship races, instead of using season performances as a basis for selecting the two New York qualifiers for the 4th Nike Team Nationals at Portland OR December 1.
The New York championship races will be run at Bowdoin State Park on November 24 in conjunction with the NTN Northeast regional championships the same day and place.
Here is the message sent by Nike to New York "ambassadors" and coaches:
"We’d like to inform you that a separate Nike Team Nationals (NTN) New York regional race will be held on Nov. 24 in conjunction with the NTN Northeast regional in Wappingers Falls. This is a new development since we first announced the regional qualifying events earlier this year. Initially we had planned to have teams from New York be chosen by committee selection but have since determined it is possible to hold a separate race consisting of New York teams only. Similar to other NTN regional events, the top two teams out of the championship section for the New York regional race will advance to the NTN Finals in Portland on Dec. 1. We are excited about this new development and hope you are able to encourage your teams to consider participating in the New York NTN regional qualifying event."