Indiana Athletes Earn All-American Honors at NXN


Cameron Todd surging to earn the runner-up position at NXN
Photos by Bobby Reyes / MileSplit

Indiana showcased one of its best performances in recent NXN Championship history, boasting 3 All-Americans between the boys' and girls' championships. The weather and course conditions mirroed the RunningLane XC Championships with rain and mud all day long.

In the boys race 
Notre Dame commit Cameron Todd utilized his usual tactics as we have become accustomed to where he went with a conservative start relatively compared to other top runners. Todd went through the first kilometer in 40th place with a 3:01.1. Despite his positioning he was still within 4 seconds of the lead.
He would move up to 19th by the 2K before setting himself up for the finish by positioning himself in 5th with 1K to go. 

Todd would have the field's second fastest closing K where he would run 2:56.6 and cut into 
JoJo Jourdon's lead. In the final stretch Cameron would hold off Nathan Neil by one tenth of a second, who had the fastest closing K of 2:55.0. These two competitors were 14th and 19th at the 1K and also worked their way up the field.

Cameron's finish is the best finish for an Indiana boy since 
Cole Hocker won in 2018 before winning Foot Locker Nationals the next weekend. His runner-up finish also awards him as 1st team All-American.

University of Tennessee commit Will Conway battled through the elements as well throughout the race and was side-by-side with Todd through the 1K with a 3:00.9. Conway would wrap up a very impressive senior season with a respectable 46th place finish. He holds this year's fastest 5K time from the state with a 14:41.25 which also ranks him 20th nationally.

In the girls race Notre Dame commit Addison Knoblauch would get out to a fast start with the leaders after running to an impressive runner-up finish at the Foot Locker Midwest Regional last weekend. 

She would establish herself in the case pack by the first kilometer as Rachel Forsyth and Elizabeth Leachman had already broke away. She would hang with the pack through the 2K before several runners would make moves to try and chase down Leachman who had a 15 second lead at the time.

In the closing Ks Knoblauch would show a gutsy performance to secure a 19th place finish in 18:00.2 to become a 3rd team All-American.