Athlete Spotlight: Craig Lutz Dec 3, 2009

Craig Lutz is one of few brave top ranked runners in the nation willing to attempt the Nike Cross Nationals/Foot Locker Nationals double this season. The Marcus High School junior from Dallas, Texas posted the nation's fastest time for 5K this cross country last week in his near course record breaking 14:34 win at Foot Locker South. Lutz will travel to the West Coast in two consecutive weekends as he'll hook horns with Joe Rosa of New Jersey and Zach Wills of Ohio this weekend at NXN and will follow up next week against Lukas Verzbicas of Illinois at Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego. Brandon Miles of MileSplit US interviewed Lutz as he makes the trip to Portland, Oregon for round one of two against the nation's best.

NXN South Championships: Milesplit Onsite Coverage Nov 19, 2009

11/21/09 at Bear Branch Park, The Woodlands TX AR- LA - OK - TX - MS | Winners Table   Entries   Course Map   NXN SOUTH MEET PAGE     ONSITE UPDATES: US#7 Boerne Champion(TX) won the boys race with The Woodlands(TX) in 2nd and Cedar Park(TX) in 3rd.  Southlake Carrol(TX) won the girls team race with Kingwood(TX) 2nd, Kingwood Park(TX) 3rd, and College Park(TX), 4th.     Ryan Dohner upset Craig Lutz with an unofficial 15:39 on a muddy course.  Parker Stinson was able to get past Lutz as well as he finishes 2nd with Lutz 3rd.  Sarah Andrews ran away with the girls race with an unofficial time of 18:14.  Rachel Johnson finished a distant 2nd with Amanda Russell in 3rd.   Milesplit NXN South Coverage Winners Table EVENT WINNER Girls Open Race   Team- Klein Oak; Individual- Laurel Bingman Boys Open Race   Team- The Woodlands; Individual- Alan Sanchez Girls Championship  Team- Southlake Carrol; Individual- Sarah Andrews Boys Championship  Team- Boerne Champion; Individual- Ryan Dohner   Champion: Boerne Champion Texas Champion: Southlake Carroll Texas Runner-up: The Woodlands Texas Runner-up: Kingwood Texas Ryan Dohner (TX) Sarah Andrews (TX)   Boys Team 1. Boerne Champion(TX) 61 2. The Woodlands(TX) 81 3. Cedar Park(TX) 84 4. Klein Oak(TX) 154 Girls Team 1. Southlake Carrol(TX) 77 2. Kingwood(TX) 91 3. Kingwood Park(TX) 94 4. College Park(TX) 117    Boys Individual 1. Ryan Dohner(TX) 15:38.9 2. Parker Stinson(TX) 15:51.8 3. Craig Lutz(TX) 16:01.6 4. Mark Pinales(TX) 16:04.2 5. Jeffery Arnier(TX) 16:08.2   Girls Individual 1. Sarah Andrews(TX) 18:14.8 2. Rachel Johnson(TX) 18:46.2 3. Amanda Russell(TX) 19:02.2 4. Regan Tindell(TX) 19:08.9 5. Aly Nielson(TX) 19:26.7