The lowdown: Most years Team VA is lucky to get Blacksburg Girls out to NXN but this year it looks like Team VA may fill an entire plane out to Portland. Loudoun Valley is the strong guys favorite and on the girls' side we expect Blacksburg and either Loudoun Valley or Lake Braddock to potentially make a strong case for that other spot. Individually too things are looking good for Team VA, it will ultimately just come down to the age old question: Nike or Foot Locker.
What you need to know: To reach the team national championships, NXN or Nike Cross Nationals, your team must finish inside the top two at your regional meet. Though there are some at large bids out there up for grabs, it is very unlikely for the Southeast Region to receive one due to poor national outings in the past.