Junior Claudia Lane from Malibu, California, was the Foot Locker West Regional champion running 16:59.6. She says she took the race a little easier in preparation for next weekend's national meet. She won the West Regional by more than a minute over second place.
1 Claudia Lane Malibu CA 16:59.6 2 Katie Thronson Spokane WA 18:11.8 3 Camille Winterton Salt Lake City UT 18:16.3
Lane, the defending national champion, says she doesn't feel any pressure heading into next week's Foot Locker National Championships, just a love for running.
"I mean it's a little pressure, but just my love for running always makes it so much fun," she said. "I'm just gonna let my love for it do its job during the race, and see where it takes me."
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