Weini Kelati and Andrew Hunter capture First in 37th Annual FootLocker Cross Country South Regional (Hunter sets course record)

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Andrew Hunter breaking CR for FL South, photo by PhotoRun.net

Kelati_WeiniFH-FLSouth15.JPgWeini Kilati wins FL South, photo by PhotoRun.net

The FootLocker South Regional is one of the fastest courses in the country. Andrew Hunter broke the 2012 course record by two seconds with his very fast 14:26. Weini Kilati, a two time FL finalist, won the women's race in 16:43, winning by twenty-five seconds!


*** MEDIA ALERT ***
Weini Kelati and Andrew Hunter Capture First Place Titles in 37th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships South Regional
Hunter breaks course record
RACE HIGHLIGHTS:
Weini Kelati of Leesburg, Va., and Andrew Hunter of Purcellville, Va., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) South Regional today. Kelati, a junior, claimed the title in the girls' seeded race in 16:43. Nevada Mareno, a junior from Leesville, N.C., finished second in 17:05, and Libby Davidson of Lynchburg, Va., placed third in 17:14. Both Kelati and Davidson are two-time FLCCC National Finalists.
Reigning South Regional Champion Andrew Hunter, a senior at Loudoun Valley High School, breaks the course record and captures the title in 14:26. The previous course record of 14:28was held by Sean McGorty (2012). Gannon Willcutts of Crozet, Va., placed second in 14:59, and Jonathan Lomogda of Virginia Beach, Va., finished third in 14:59. Hunter, Willcutts and Steven Cross of Merritt Island, Fla. (10th place), are two-time FLCCC National Finalists.
WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015
McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, N.C.
COURSE/WEATHER:
5,000-meter course; good race conditions; clear skies; 57 degrees
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
The top 10 boys and the top 10 girls in today's seeded races qualified to compete against runners from the Northeast, Midwest, and West Regional meets in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals, on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif.
CONTACTS:
(see attached chart for race results)

2015 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships - South Regional Results
McAlpine Creek Park - Charlotte, N.C.
Boys
Place Name Hometown High School Time
1) Andrew (Drew) Hunter Purcellville, Va. Loudoun Valley High School (12) 14:26
2) Gannon Willcutts Crozet, Va. Western Albemarle High School (12) 14:59
3) Jonathan Lomogda Virginia Beach, Va. Cox High School (12) 14:59
4) Reed Brown Grapevine, Texas Carroll Senior High School (11) 15:04
5) Luke Meade Bluff City, Tenn. Sullivan East High School (12) 15:07
6) Waleed Suliman Henrico, Va. Douglas S. Freeman High School (11) 15:10
7) Cole Dowdy Crestwood, Ky. South Oldham High School (12) 15:16
8) Joshua Jacques Casselberry, Florida Lyman High School (12) 15:21
9) Micah Pratt Lynchburg, Va. Homeschool (11) 15:23
10) Steven Cross Merritt Island, Fla. Merritt Island High School (12) 15:24
Girls
Place Name Hometown High School Time
1) Weini Kelati Leesburg, Va. Heritage High School (11) 16:43
2) Nevada Mareno Leesville, N.C. Leesville Road High School (11) 17:05
3) Libby Davidson Lynchburg, Va. E.C. Glass High School (11) 17:14
4) Lindsay Billings John's Creek, Ga. Northview High School (12) 17:15
5) Julia Heymach Houston, Texas M.B. Lamar High School (11) 17:19
6) Abby Gray San Antonio, Texas Alamo Heights High School (12) 17:19
7) Emma Grace Hurley Roswell, Ga. Fellowship Christian School (12) 17:23
8) Savannah Carnahan Sawanee, Ga. South Forsyth High School (12) 17:34
9) Logan Morris Inman, S.C. Spartanburg Christian Academy (12) 17:35
10) Anna Vess Fairview, N.C. A.C. Reynolds High School (12) 17:40

*Race photos and video highlights are available by request or online at www.footlockercc.com
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