Brentwood XC Club Wins HOKA National Title Again

12/15/2017 - 13:21

Traverse City Central Girls crowned and Brentwood XC Boys repeat as winners of the two-mile high school team competition.

The Brentwood Cross-Country Club in Brentwood, Tennessee repeated as national champions in the 2017 Postal Nationals Championship for high school runners. The event is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK). The girls of Traverse City Central in Traverse City, Michigan, won the girls’ title.

The clubs posted the fastest two-mile team times in the country to be crowned National Champions. In the first back-to-back team title since HOKA revived Postal Nationals in 2014, the Brentwood boys ran a 9:33 average. The squads bested over 600 other high school teams in the largest Postal Nationals in the event’s history. The Central girls ran an 11:25 average time to claim their title.

“This year, HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals participation grew by nearly 200 teams, and we are excited by the competition’s continued growth,” said Mike McManus, Senior Sports Marketing Manager at HOKA ONE ONE. “HOKA is proud to produce one of the largest national championships in high school sports, and to help grow the sports of cross-country and track and field at a grassroots level across the country.”

Reviving a tradition from the 1970s, the HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals empowers high school cross-country teams from every state to compete against each other in a timed two-mile race on the track. To receive a ranking, teams average and then submit the time of their top five finishers. The competition provides a format where every team in the country gets the chance to compete for a national championship.

“I think it is great that HOKA has continued this traditional cross-country season even that began over 60 years ago,” said Brentwood XC Club Head Coach Guy Avery. “Our boys are excited to have defended their title, which is one of the goals we set as a team this year.”

“The day we ran Postal Nationals was a magical day for the team,” said Traverse City Central Head Coach Lisa Taylor. “We love the Postal Nationals and hope to host one of our own someday, under lights at one of our city parks.”

Final HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals results:



Top Boys Teams

Brentwood XC Club – Brentwood, Tennessee – 9:33 average
Downers Grove (North) – Downers Grove, Illinois – 9:37
Wayzata – Wayzata, Minnesota – 9:37

Top Girls Teams

Traverse City Central – Traverse City, Michigan – 11:25 average
Pine View – Saint George, Utah – 11:36
Riverside – Greer, South Carolina – 11:36

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