The top 100 fastest 5K times during the 2010 cross country season by high school girls runners within the Foot Locker South Region states. Runners currently registered for the Foot Locker South Regional are highlighted in BOLD.
She finished last. Dead last. It wasn’t really close either. She finished 76 seconds behind the second-to-last competitor and over 5000 meters that is a significant distance. It’s more significant when it’s at the Foot Locker National Championships, where distances are covered faster than ever as the country’s best harriers all convene for one race each year to decide a champion. It wasn’t supposed to end this way for Emma Brink, though it never is for any qualifier at Foot Locker, yet in crossing that finish line with the slowest time on the day, Brink may have left an equally important mark on the race for many of her fans and peers.
Athletes from Florida have to make the tough choice on which path to follow between Foot Locker South and NXN Southeast. Here's a look at the full picture of who's likely to be extending their season further...
Sets WV#1 Time Ever at South Region Cody Pelliccioni, senior from Morgantown, finished 7th and ran his personal best 5K in 15:04 at the Foot Locker South Regional held at McAlpine Greenway Park to punch his ticket to the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships that will be held at Balboa Park in San Diego California on December 11. Tthis is the fastest time by a WV runner in the history of the Foot Locker South Region. Justin Simpson of Oak Glen set the previous best mark in 2002 in 15:06.9 when he placed 7th and represented West Virginia at the Foot Locker National Meet. Simpson ran in the open race this year and finished 8th in 15:34. 2010 Foot Locker South: Seeded boys
The top 100 fastest 5K times during the 2010 cross country season by high school boys runners within the Foot Locker South Region states. Runners currently registered for the Foot Locker South Regional are highlighted in BOLD.
Todd Grasley of FLRunners.com shares video of his Foot Locker South experience.
Photo by John Olson of scrunners.com Hi everyone! I can honestly say I am so excited to write this journal. I really think I could talk on and on forever about my experience this past weekend. Crossing the finish line, knowing I earned a plane ticket to San Diego, was the best experience of my life. I don’t think anyone can understand the excitement I faced when I crossed the line. I had been dreaming of this moment my entire life. However, I never, ever thought it would happen. Last year, I crossed the line in excitement, getting a 20 second PR. However, I was 111th place in the seeded race. That year, my goal was to not place last. The emotion I felt when I crossed the line this year was all because of how far I’ve come.
Seeded girls race action from McAlpine Park in Charlotte, N.C. Music: Kevin MacLeod
Sophie Chase (Va.) talks about her eighth place south region finish.
Scott Morgan (N.C.) talks about his third place south region finish.
Donovan Torres (Texas) talks about his eighth place south region finish.
There were tons of great performances, records, and match-ups of note during 2010 for track and cross country in the state of Kentucky. KYtrackXC.com is highlighting the Top 10 Performances during 2010. #1-5 is below and #6-10 is at http://ky.milesplit.com/articles/57223 Good luck to everyone in 2011 and we look forward to covering all the excitement this winter, spring, and next fall.
Wesley Frazier (N.C.) talks about her sixth place south region finish.
Black Friday is known as the day of notorious shopping sells across the state of Kentucky. This does hold true, but for the running community it is a night and morning of traveling to North Carolina. For most areas of the state it takes close to twelve hours to arrive in Charlotte for Foot Locker South or Cary for NXN Southeast. Kentucky’s best is split on the boys side between the races, whereas the girls all headed to Charlotte this year.
Footlocker South WV Entries State Champions Sarah McCauley and Letitia Propst lead girl entries. Cody Pelliccioni, Dayton McVicker, and Brandon Doughty lead male entrants. The 32nd Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships are in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, Nov. 27th.
Mattie Webb (Va.) talks about finishing seventh at the south region meet.
Silas Frantz (Va.) talks about his sixth place south region finish.
Shelby Davidson (Fla.) talks about finishing ninth in the south region.
Elliot Clemente (Fla.) talks about his fifth place south region finish.
XC/Track Coverage on KRCC-TV.com All on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Nights 6 pm 2011 Region 7 AAA& 7 AA 7 pm Woodford County Invitational JV races Meet of Champions Boys MS Race 7:30 2011 Region 7 AAA Track Regionals 8 pm 2011 Region 7AAA & 7AA 9 pm 2010 Footlocker South (Emma Brinks next to last race) The above schedule will be in effect for this Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night on KRCC-TV.com. It is also available in Central and Eastern Kentucky on Time Warner Channel 306
Photos by Thomas McElroy Two boys and two girls from Virginia broke into the top 10 in the seeded races at Foot Locker South to qualify for the Foot Locker Nationals in two weeks at Balboa Park in San Diego. Mattie Webb (7th, 17:28) of Western Albemarle and Sophie Chase (8th, 17:31) of Lake Braddock ran personal best times to make up for not winning state titles two weeks ago to join the 40 best high school runners in the country in San Diego. Annandale junior Ahmed Bile and Douglas Freeman senior Silas Frantz battled it out for state titles at Great Meadow, but now will be teammates on the South Region team at the 2010 Foot Locker Nationals with Bile taking fourth place at 15:02 and Frantz coming in two seconds later at 15:04 for sixth place. Read Full Meet Summary... Photo by Thomas McElroy Photo by Andrew Kicinski Meet Page w/ Complete Results, Photo Galleries, Seeded Race Videos
Emma Brink, senior at Sacred Heart in Louisville has qualified for the Foot Locker National Championship this weekend after finishing 5th at Foot Locker South. She ran a new career best time of 17:25. She took some time to answer a few questions about her race at Foot Locker South and what is going to happen in San Diego.
Grace Tinkey (Ga.) talks about her 10th place south region finish.
Milesplit Foot Locker South Regional Web Site I would like to extend a special invitation to you to attend the 32nd Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, Nov. 27th. It would be great to see the State of West Virginia well-represented in this years meet. You can enter the race on-line by going to www.footlockercc.com. If you have any questions you can contace me at email@example.com. Max Mayo South and National Coordinator
The Fluehr twins took 1-2 in the Foot Locker South Girls Seeded race (back to their normal Kathryn-Erika order this week) and Shelby Davidson came through with a big performance to snag a ninth place qualifying position. About 30 minutes later and it was more good news for Floridians, with Jimmy Clark crossing the line in first place also. Elliot Clemente positioned himself well and earned a fifth place position over Ryan Pickering who held on for the final tenth place ticket to San Diego!
Jimmy Clark (Fla.) talks about his south region win.
Wanna go to Foot Locker South, but don't want to make the long drive to Charlotte, NC alone? Ride in style on a bus filled with other runners from around the state! This year Floridians have two options to choose from: the East Coast bus and the Panhandle bus.
Seeded boys race action from McAlpine Park in Charlotte, N.C. Music: Kevin MacLeod
Kathryn and Erika Fluehr talk about finishing one and two, respectively at the south region meet.
Emma Brink (Ky.) talks about finishing fifth in the south region.
Rachel Johnson (Texas) talks about finishing third at the south region meet.
Mann's Laura Miller (75th, 18:52) and Hilton Head's Jack Felix (42nd, 15:37) finished as the top runners for South Carolina at the Foot Locker South meet Saturday at McAlpine Park.
Ahmed Bile (Va.) talks about his fourth place south region finish.
Ryan Pickering (Fla.) talks about his 10th place south region finish.
While MileStat.com was not on-site at Foot Locker South, webmasters and contributors of our MileSplit Network were and able to get video interviews with Virginia's four Foot Locker finalists after their top 10 finishes. Post-race interviews with Annandale's Ahmed Bile, Douglas Freeman's Silas Frantz, Western Albemarle's Mattie Webb, and Lake Braddock's Sophie Chase below. Foot Locker South Post-Race Interviews: Ahmed Bile - Silas Frantz - Mattie Webb - Sophie Chase
Cody Pelliccioni (W.Va.) talks about his seventh place finish in the south region.
Emma Brink punches her ticket this morning to the Foot Locker National Championships, placing 5th at the Foot Locker South Regional.
Joanna Thompson (Tenn.) talks about her fourth place south region finish.
Blake Williams (N.C.) talks about finishing second at the south region meet.
Thomas Graham (N.C.) talks about his ninth place south region finish.