Grevious finishes 11th overall at Nike Cross Nationals

Exeter runner adds another top performance to his collection as he wraps up his interscholastic cross country career. 

Brian Muldoon
December 1, 2023
Phillips Exeter Academy Track Byron Grevious

Byron Grevious followed up with Nike Northeast title with an 11th place finish at NIke Nationals. Photo/Austin Desisto.

Byron Grevious ’24 concluded his Exeter cross country career in emphathic fashion, running to an 11th place overall finish at Nike Cross Nationals with a time of 15:28.0. Grevious was running with the lead pack throughout the rain-soaked, 5 kilometer course and jostled for position late, kicking to an exciting and crowded finish line that featured many of the top-ranked runners in the country.

“With these national championships and bringing all of the best guys from around the nation, just having this competition really excites me,” Grevious said in a pre-race interview with “All these times I get to race to represent my school and the people that support me is what makes me most excited just to see what I can do. Its high school cross country, I’m having fun with it.”

Grevious wraps his fall career as one of the best to ever wear an Exeter uniform. He finishes his cross country career as a three-time New England team and individual champion, a Nike Cross Regional champion (2023) and runner-up (2022), while posting a 11th place (2023) and 12th place (2022) finish at Nike Cross Nationals while winning virtually every regular season race on the Big Red schedule.

His performance at Nationals this week follows a championship run last weekend when he placed first overall at Nike Cross Regionals on a challenging course at Bowdoin Park in Wappinger Falls, New York. Grevious cruised to a time of 15:32.8, a whopping 17 seconds ahead of the second place finisher, to pace the Exeter boys cross country pack to a fifth-place overall finish out of a field of 33 elite teams at the Northeast Regional.

Grevious will now turn his attention to the indoor circuit this winter. An on-demand broadcast of Nike Cross Nationals is available on RunnerSpace with a +PLUS account. Full results will be available on