The Mt.SAC cross country course is the home of the Western Regional Foot Locker Cross Country. Held on December 2, 2017, same time as the NXN, some runners are forced to make clear decisions.
New Balance is in it’s second year of sponsorship, and they actually act like they love being the sponsor and treat the kids like they are the finest athletes in the universe. This is life changing for the young athletes, and the top ten boys an girls who will come to San Diego on December 9, 2017 to race the 40 best boys and girls from the 4 Foot Locker regionals will never forget that experience.
Claudia Lane just dominated this race, how will anyone battle her in Balboa Park? Kashon Harrison looked to be running within himself. We will have to see how he fares with the three other regionals. My suspsicion is that Kashon has some serious wheels in a close finish!
Claudia Lane wins the FL Western Regional, photo by PhotoRun.net
Kashon Harrison, photo by PhotoRun.net
Lane and Harrison Capture First Place Titles in 39
th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships West Regional
The Girls Foot Locker West race, amazing depth! video courtesy of Foot Locker
Claudia Lane of Malibu, Calif. and Kashon Harrison of Fruitland, N.M., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) West Regional today. In the girls’ race, Lane, a junior at Malibu High School, defended her West Regional title in 16.59.6, over Katherine Thronson, a senior at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Wash., who finished in 18.11.8. Camille Winterton, a senior at Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, placed third in 18:16.3.
Kristen Garcia (6th) of Sedro-Woolley Wash. will be a two-time FLCCC national qualifier, along with Lane and Thronson.
Boys’ highlight video is awesome! Watch the tenth place finisher! video from Foot Locker!
Harrison, a junior at Kirtland Central High School, finished first, claiming the title in 15:38.4. Meikal Beaudoin-Rousseau, a senior at Bellarmine College Prepatory, placed second in 15:41.1, making him a two-time FLCCC national qualifier. Joaquin Martinez de Pinillos, a senior at Cathedral Catholic High School, finished third in 15.43.4.
Larry Eder has had a 52-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself." Also does some updates for BBC Sports at key events, which he truly enjoys. Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."