The Footlocker National Championships was started in 1979. The race was run at Balboa Park in San Diego and 32 runners qualified for the championship race. In 2004 Nike started the Nike Cross Nationals (Erik Olson of Novato competed in NXN in 2009 placing 21st). In 2004 Footlocker added 2 more qualifying spots to each region so the Championship field increased to 40. The race was held in Orlando, FL 1981-82, 1997-2001.
- 1980 Robyn McSwain (Berry) Terra Linda 21st 18:40 (32 competitors)
- 2004 Jake Schmitt Redwood 19th 15:54
- 2009 Theresa Devine Marin Catholic 26th 18:17
- 2010 Dan Milechman Tamalpais 37th 16:00
On Saturday John Lawson of Drake and Julia Maxwell of Branson will be added to the list.
If we inadvertently missed anyone, please let us know.