next USA Cross Country Championships will be held on February 5,
2011 in San Diego, California.
selection process for the 2011 Wings Team will be based on performances
at the Nike Cross Nationals REGIONAL RACES.
for more information on locations of Regional races.
do you have to do?
REGISTRATION IS FREE NO FEE!
either online or in person at the regional site.
OR Comment on our Facebook page the following items:
NAME and Tribe AFFILIATION.
THE NXN REGION you are in.
THE RACE you will be participating in. Open or Championship.
each regional site, Wings of America will have a registration tent
located next to the NXN packet Pick-up. Complete
the Registration Form at the Wings of America tent.
IS ALL!!!! RUN FAST!!!!
all the NXN Region races are complete, the team coaches will choose
the top six junior women and men. Athletes who are not in high school
and meet USATF eligibility requirements can compete in the NXN Regional
CITIZENS RACES for the same consideration.
new process will reduce the amount of post State Championship races
and stress, relieve financial demands prior to the holiday season
and ensure a fair method in selection.
year Wings selects teams of junior runners (Athletes must be 14
years or older on the day of competition and may not become 20 years
of age during 2011) from all over the country for a FULLY SPONSORED
trip to the USA National Junior Cross Country Championships. Wings
runners have captured twenty national junior team titles since 1988,
an unprecedented accomplishment in this country. Wings showcases
the talents and positive achievements of American Indian youth at
this event, and provides them with a cross-cultural experience.
This program brings Native youth together from across the nation
and offers them intercultural and cross-cultural exchange. Many
of the participants continue to stay in touch with each other and
form lasting friendships.
The mission of Wings is to enhance the quality of life for American
Indian youth. In partnership with Native communities, Wings uses
running as a catalyst to empower American Indian and Alaskan Native
youth to take pride in themselves and their cultural identity, leading
to increased self esteem, health and wellness, leadership and hope,
balance and harmony.