Joe Lanzalotto is a lifelong track and field fan, having attended his first Wanamaker Millrose Games when he was eight years old. He has written for Milesplit.com and helps to put on the Nike Cross Nationals Northeast and New York Regionals, as well as the NXN Nationals in Portland, each year. His main role is working with the NSAF team on the New Balance Nationals, both indoors and out, and the Great American XC Festival. He handles athlete invitations, serves on the Seeding Committee and analyzes new entries to ensure the integrity of heat placement and competition. Joe is also an NFHS certified official, working numerous meets in the northeast each year.