The Nike South Invitational is always one of the biggest mid season meets of the year. It attracts team from all over the state and this year will be no different.
Houston area teams will fill the starting line, but teams from South Texas like Mission and teams from West Texas like Clint Mount View, El Paso Americas, and El Paso Pebble Hills will bring some out of town flavor.
The meet will also have teams from several different Texas Leagues like SPC, TAPPS, and the UIL.
Girls Varsity Races
In the girls varsity races, the team battles will be good and very close. Teams contending for the meet win will include, but not limited to several teams who are mainstays at the UIL state meet. Top ranked teams like Kingwood, The Woodlands, The Woodlands College Park, Bridgeland, Katy Tompkins, Clear Falls, El Paso Americas, and Magnolia West.
Individually, several girls who could run in this race have already solidified themselves as some of the best in the state as well as some national caliber athletes. Heidi Nielson, Avery Clover, Madeline Orr, and Sophie Atkinson have raced at high levels all season long. Also having great seasons are Peyton McQuillan, Addison Stevenson, Mariana Guzman, Ellie Catron, Emma Ellis, and Hannah Gault and all of these young ladies will be running this weekend at Nike South.
Boys Varsity Races
The Nike South Invitational is hosted by The Woodlands boys and that means you always have to be aware of the Highlanders as a team and individually and this year is no different. If, they run their top seven runners, they will not doubt make their presence felt. Also coming to Houston to compete is El Paso Americas. They qualified for the UIL 6A state meet as a team last year and has just as good of a team this year. The Woodlands College Park and Katy Tompkins both are teams who are used to being at the state meet and have very good teams this year.