Some of the top high school cross country runners in the nation gathered in Portland.
The Connecticut-based Ivy League school not only has a rich history in women's cross country and track and field.
The 26-year old Hansons-Brooks athlete is vying for a top-6 finish at Saturday's U.S. Cross Cross Championships.
This weekend's event will feature many of the top runners in the country.
Cross country brings together the toughest of runners from the road, track and trails for a singular battle of attrition.
Sean Nesbitt, co-event director, shares what goes into organizing, hosting, and publicizing the affair.
The boys' race was undecided until the final 100 meters.
Sebastian Coe is doing his part to make it happen.
Colorado men, Providence women take the team titles.
He says cross-country is important for young runners.