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West Region Top Guys To Watch

Joaquin Martinez De Pinillos, Sr. (CA)

A San Diego native, Joaquin Martinez De Pinllos is no stranger to Balbo Park,. De Pinllos has run a similar course several times including this year at the CIF San Diego Section Finals which he won running 15:03.50 for 3 miles. There are a few differences between the CIF course and the Foot Locker Course. The CIF course is shorter and only hits St. Hill once, but knowing the course should be an advantage for De Pinillos.

After his CIF San Diego Section win, he then went on to finish second at the CIF Division 3 state meet behind now Nike Cross Nationals third-place finisher Liam Anderson from Redwood High School. De Pinillos' time from the CIF State meet was the fourth-fastest time of the day. If De Pinillos is firing on all cylinders, he should be in the mix for a top-five spot despite taking third in the West region. 

Meika Beaudoin Rousseau, Sr. (CA) 

Meika Beaudoin Rosseau from Bellarmine College Prep High School is another strong California runner. He is the only West region qualifier who was at the national meet last year. Some of his big races this year include winning the Mt SAC D1&2 Boys Team Sweeps race in 14:33.00, winning the CIF Central Coast Section, and placing fifth in the Division 1 boys CIF state cross country championships. With experience on the course, he should be in the mix for a top-10 finish. 

Kashon Harrison, Jr. (NM)

Kashon Harrison was a surprise to some after finishing as the No. 1 runner in the West region, but he's had some big races in 2017. The junior was the Desert Twilight XC Festival champion and New Mexico state champion. He just missed qualifying for NXN as he finished eighth in the competitive Southwest region. If Foot Locker plays out anything like NXN did for that region of the country, then Harrison will definitely be one of the top guys in contention for the title.

Read more about Harrison here

Full List of Qualifiers

PLACETIMENAMEGRADECITY/STATE
115:38.4

Kashon Harrison

11
Kirtland Central High School (NM)
215:41.1

Meika Beaudoin Rousseau

12SUNNYVALE CA
315:43.4

Joaquin De Martinez

12SAN DIEGO CA
415:44.7

Zach Winter

12FARR WEST UT
515:45.1

Roberto Porras

12DRAPER UT
615:45.4

Collin Ullrich

12GALT CA
715:45.7

Bronson Winter

12FARR WEST UT
815:49.5

Turlan Morlan

12SPOKANE WA
915:51.3

Darius Riley

12RANCHO CUCAMONGA
1015:54.0

Justin Hartshorn

12ALPINE UT


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