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Virginians entered for Foot Locker South (11/24 update) Nov 21, 2013

A total of 343 Virginians (as of November 24th) are currently entered to race in the 2013 Foot Locker South Regional at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, Virginia. More information can be found at the official meet website at: http://www.footlockercc.com/south/.

Foot Locker South Boys Preview Nov 27, 2013

After last year’s scintillating record run of 14:28 by Sean McGorty(Chantilly, Fairfax, VA), it would seem there would be lull before someone could challenge the record again. But, in recent years the hallowed ground of 14:30s is not so sacred anymore and the talent keeps coming in waves. (Photo by Chris Kane)

Foot Locker South Girls Preview Nov 28, 2013

With 32 girls under 18:00 minutes for the season, the 10 qualifying spots will be up for grabs Saturday in the 34th running of the Foot Locker South Regional meet.

Foot Locker South Entrants As Of 11/25 Nov 27, 2013

Here is a list of the Foot Locker South entrants from the state of Florida as of 11/25. Stay tuned to flrunners.com for more from the big event including up to date entry lists, course previews, meet history feature, and a meet preview!

Interview with Foot Locker finalist Molly Breidenbaugh of Trinity Episcopal (VA) Dec 12, 2013

The William & Mary recruit Breidenbaugh had already been ready to race this late Into the post-season of cross country competing at the USATF National Junior Olympics this coming weekend, but now she will be traveling further west on her flight on Thursday as instead of stopping in San Antonio, Breidenbaugh will keep on going until she gets to Balboa Park in San Diego. MileStat.com interviewed the Trinity Episcopal senior Molly Breidenbaugh before she competes in her first Foot Locker Nationals race.

Interview with Foot Locker finalist Mackenzie Haight of George C. Marshall (VA) Dec 11, 2013

  All season long, Mackenzie Haight of George C. Marshall had to take defeat after defeat at the hands of Louis Colson. A total of 9 races to be exact that Haight raced against the state's best high school cross country runner this fall in Colson and every time Haight was denied victory. Two weeks ago at the Foot Locker South Regional, Haight once again finished behind Colson again but this time finished much closer to him than any race this season easily with only a one second buffer between the two as both punched tickets to nationals with top 10 finishes and sub 15 minute races. Haight might not have enjoyed as many victories as he would have liked this season despite competing a consistently high level and running great times all season long with Colson in his way, but will get to experience and enjoy something that many other runners in the state who may have had more wins this season wish and envy that they could be part of on Saturday.

Bennett, Xiang Punch Their Ticket To Foot Locker Nationals Nov 30, 2013

Keeping it's streak alive, Florida will send two runners to Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego, California. Both Tyler Bennett of Fort Myers and Karen Xiang of Nease ended their senior seasons on a high note, both setting new personal bests. Bennett was 20th at last year's Foot Locker South Regional and improved on that performance with a 7th place showing and time of 14:52.00. For Xiang, a University of Pennsylvania committment, she snuck in with the tenth and final spot and a time of 17:20.00. As always, MileSplit was on hand will full coverage including results, photos, race video, and interviews with a majority of the top ten!  

Foot Locker South Course Preview: Sneak Peak At McAlpine Greenway Park Nov 27, 2013

The state championships have come and gone and now Florida's top runners will see how they fare against runners from across the southern United States. McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina the site of Foot Locker South Cross Country Championships. Take a sneak peak at the course and the challenges it brings with it in this video.

Alcorta wins Foot Locker South with sub 17 clocking! 5 more from VA onto San Diego! Nov 30, 2013

A total of 6 Virginians qualified for the 2013 Foot Locker Nationals via top 10 finishes in the seeded race at the South Regional on Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina.  West Springfield senior Caroline Alcorta led the performances of the half dozen national qualifiers as she led from wire-to-wire in the girls' race to become only the third sub 17 minute 5K runner in the state history with a 16:55 victory at the South Regional.

Top 50 Fastest Girls XC Times in Virginia (FINAL Update) Dec 1, 2013

A list of the top 50 fastest Virginia high school girls 5K times from this past cross country season. Many times on this list were achieved this past weekend at either the Foot Locker South Regional or Nike Cross Southeast Regional as elite competition on a fast course at the end of the season always produces many fast times across the board. 

Interview with Foot Locker finalist Caroline Alcorta of West Springfield (VA) Dec 13, 2013

Not much else can added to what has already been said and written about Caroline Alcorta's 2013 cross country season. She described it best at the state meet as "amazing". The West Springfield senior will look to put the cherry on top of an incredible past several months of performances and compete with the leaders and individual race contenders on Saturday in the championship girls' race at the 2013 Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego. Alcorta took the time to be interviewed by MileStat.com this past week before she departed off to the West Coast.

Interview with Foot Locker finalist Katy Kunc of Lake Braddock (VA) Dec 9, 2013

Interview with Lake Braddock senior Katy Kunc prior to racing at the Foot Locker Nationals this Saturday at Balboa Park in San Diego. In only her second year of running cross country, Kunc made remarkable improvements after an incredible first year of running in cross country and track coming over as a soccer and basketball player in her first two years of high school.

Senior Spotlight: Ben Huffman Nov 28, 2013

The Providence Day senior began his ascent to national recognition on this weekend a year ago, and can bring that process to competion on Saturday.

Blast From The Past! Florida’s Foot Locker South Regional History Nov 27, 2013

And so it begins-a week of anticipation that will culminate in 10 athletes from four different regions being sent to the sunny San Diego, CA for the granddaddy of them all, the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships. And who wouldn’t want to go? The weekend is set to backdrop of the storied Hotel Del Coronado( Marilyn Monroe’s “Some Like it Hot”) and Balboa Park which has seen so many great high schoolers clash to earn bragging rights as the nation’s top high school athlete.

STATastic: Foot Locker South Edition Dec 5, 2013

Now that the 2013 Foot Locker South Regional is in the books, our stats guru Ricky Quintana takes a look at the results and winners from a historical perspective.

Foot Locker South Predictions for Virginians Nov 29, 2013

  MileStat.com's predictions for Virginians at the 2013 Foot Locker South Regional. We are confident in projecting three girls to San Diego in Caroline Alcorta, Hannah Christen, and Allie Klimkiewicz along with one boys qualifier in Louis Colson. The two that we feel are 50/50 up in the air on their chances to make it to nationals via top 10 finishes in the seeded race are Lake Braddock senior Katy Kunc in the girls' race and 6A state champion Jack Stoney of Oakton in the boys' race. 

KYA Athletes Take On The South Region Dec 2, 2013

Knoxville Youth Athletics wrapped up Thanksgiving weekend by making the annual trip to Charlotte, NC for the Footlocker Cross Country South Regional. Over 2800 athletes participated in the meet with 75 of our athletes prepared to compete with many wrapping up their season with one final race. The clear highlight beside the huge amount of PR’s and All-South honors (top 30) was the Seeded Boys race. With only 10 spots for the plane to San Diego and the Footlocker National Championship on the line in two weeks, Aaron Templeton showed he was ready to not only make a return trip but ready to compete for the title.

The Furnace: Thanksgiving feasting before Foot Locker or NXN? Nov 27, 2013

First you get some turkey. Then you scoop on some potatoes, both mashed and sweet. Find those green beans and make some room on your plate for the stuffing. For good measure, dump cranberry sauce and gravy over everything. Be sure to save room for the pumpkin and pecan pies, topped with a dollop of whip cream, of course. Add it all together, and you’ve got yourself a Thanksgiving meal. (via Runner's World)

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