Congratulations Makenna Smith (Cal Coast Track Club) and Claudia Lane (Malibu High School) for their selection to Team USA at 2018 Great Edinburgh XCountry Challenge on January 13, 2018 at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland! Smith will compete on the 6K Senior Women’s Team and Lane on the 6K Junior Women’s Team.
The Great Edinburgh Cross Country consists of four separate events and pits the best of Team GB& NI against Europe and the USA. Athletes compete across four races; the junior men’s 6km, the junior women’s 4km, senior men’s 8km and senior women’s 6km. The overall winning team will be determined by the best aggregate finishing positions of the six best placed athletes in the senior category, as well as the four best placed athletes in the junior races. The event will also see the return of the innovative International Mixed Relay event which will see national teams of four (two men and two women) compete in a 4x1k challenge for the Stewart Cup.