Owen J. Roberts senior Liam Conway to run in Nike Cross Nationals

Owen J. Roberts senior distance ace Liam Conway will compete in the Nike Cross Nationals after placing second overall (16:02) this past weekend in the Boys’ Nike Cross Northeast Regional Meet in Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls, New York.

The 14th Annual Nike Cross Nationals is billed by Nike as the “ultimate cross country experience” and will be held Saturday (10:05 am PST) at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Oregon. This high-profile race fields 22-7 person teams and an additional 45 qualifying individuals (male and female) and is funded by Nike.

Conway was the PAC Boys Cross Country Champion two years in a row after earning a bronze (freshman, 2014) and silver (sophomore, 2015). He placed third in the 2017 District One AAA Championship and 8th in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class AAA State Championships.

Conway qualified for the state championships in cross country all four years of his high school career. His best cross country time of 15:08 was run earlier this year at the Paul Short Invitational.

Conway was named to the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association (PTFCA) 2017 Boys’ All-State Cross Country Team. His high school coaches, Dave Michael and Assistant Coach Tim Marcoe have enjoyed being a part of Conway’s development as a runner. “His work ethic stands out and it is exciting for us to see his hard work pay off,” said Marcoe.

Runnerspace.com will broadcast the NXN races via live webcast beginning at 9:30 a.m. PST at: