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2011 WV Foot Locker South Regional Entries Nov 18, 2011

US#7 and WVRunners male athlete of the year Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland High School and female WVRunners athlete of the year Maggie Drazba lead the West Virginia contingency competing at the South Regional of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships to be held at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, November 26, 2011. Check here for up to date WV entrants: WV Entrants

Three Florida Girls Make Foot Locker Nationals Nov 26, 2011

Olivia Ortiz (5th), Bridget Blake (7th), and Lily Williams (10th) qualify for Nationals. Davidson battles Williams to line, collapsing over finish, coming up just short in 11th. Chris Godwin top Florida guy in 11th.

Manesiotis has sights on Foot Locker Nationals Oct 18, 2011

HILTON HEAD ISLAND – Jack Manesiotis says he’s had a "pretty good" cross country season, so far. He’s trimmed a few seconds off his personal record in the 5K, but the Hilton Head High junior knows he can do better.

Coach: Quattlebaum a ‘natural runner’ Nov 1, 2011

GREENVILLE – As a seventh-grader at Christ Church Episcopal, James Quattlebaum and his father were looking for an extra-curricular activity that might interest the younger Quattlebaum.

Drazba 13th; Graf 14th at Foot Locker South Nov 26, 2011

Congratulations to Maggie Drazba and Eric Graf for placing the highest of all West Virginia runners at the Foot Locker South Reginal held at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, NC.  Drazba competing in the seeded race placed 13th in a personal best and WV#1 time of 17:40. Graf also running in the seeded race placed 14th and ran a personal best and WV#2 time of 15:15.    

5 Virginians qualify for Foot Locker Nationals Nov 26, 2011

Photo by Jeff Adams   Both Ahmed Bile of Annandale and Sophie Chase of Lake Braddock are returning to San Diego for the Foot Locker Nationals after their runner-up finishes at the Foot Locker South Regional in Charlotte. Bile was just edged out by Craig Nowak (14:37) of Texas for the win, but his time of 14:38 is the fastest ever run by a Virginian besting the previous time of 14:43 ran by both Alan Webb and Bobby Lockhart. The Georgetown recruit is one of only four runners in meet history to run under 14:40. Meanwhile, Chase clocked an 18 second 5K PR at 17:06 for second place and improved six places from a year ago at Foot Locker South. The Lake Braddock junior Chase's performance is the third fastest All-Time by a Virginian at Foot Locker South as her 17:06 places her behind only course record holder and four-time national qualifier Aurora Scott (16:26, 2006) and former record holder and three-time winner Erin Keogh (16:45, 1986). They will be joined by three others from Virginia including Cosby's Megan Moye (4th, 17:11 in girls' race), Chantilly's Sean McGorty (6th, 14:54 in the boys' race), and Skyline's Thomas Madden (8th, 14:56 in the boys' race). Moye bounced back nicely from her third place finish at the state meet to finish only five seconds behind Chase for fourth place to punch her ticket to San Diego. Chase is not the only 11th grader from Virginia headed to Foot Locker Nationals as both juniors McGorty and Madden have an great opportunity to gain national meet experience in two weeks for next year as well after their sub 15 minute regional race performances. More to come from Charlotte.   Seeded Race Results: Boys - Girls

Manesiotis 12th at Foot Locker South Nov 26, 2011

CHARLOTTE -- Hilton Head junior Jack Manesiotis was the top finisher for the state with a 12th place time of 15 minutes, 13 seconds in the championship boys 5,000-meter run. The top-10 qualify for Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego. 

Jacob Thomson is Heading to Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego Nov 26, 2011

  Holy Cross Junior Jacob Thomson qualified for Foot Locker Nationals with a 7th place finish today at Foot Locker South in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He is the first Kentucky boy since Michael Eaton in 2005 to qualify for San Diego.  Big congratulations to Jacob!!!!!

Foot Locker South Preview (VA) Nov 25, 2011

  Virginia will have two returning Foot Locker finalists from 2010 competing at tomorrow's Foot Locker South Regional in Ahmed Bile of Annandale and Sophie Chase of Lake Braddock.  A win on Saturday for the two-time Virginia 3A state cross country champion Bile would snap a current 10 year drought since the last Virginian to take first in seeded boys' race at Foot Locker South when John Handley's Bobby Lockhart won his second straight Foot Locker regional title in 2001. It has only been five years since the last Virginian girl to win individually when the homeschooled Aurora Scott set the current course record in 2005 at McAlpine Greenway Park with her time 16:26, but Chase could add to the rich history of the Lake Braddock program and become the third Lady Bruin to become a Foot Locker South Regional champion. Read more...

Best years still to come for Porter-Gaud’s Demarest Nov 10, 2011

CHARLESTON -- Brent Demarest had a good year in cross country, dropping his personal best for the second straight season and winning his second straight SCISA championship, but his coach thinks the sophomore’s best years are still ahead.

Who's Running Which Race? Nov 15, 2011

NCRunners needs information!  Contact me if you are participating in either of the postseason competitions.

Spring Valley alumna in a class by herself - TheState.com Nov 22, 2011

Kate Niehaus, All-American athlete, 14-time state running champion, dedicated scholar and valedictorian of her 2006 Spring Valley High class, added another impressive line to her resume this week: Rhodes Scholar. (via www.thestate.com)

5 Texans qualify for Foot Locker Nationals Nov 26, 2011

Craig Nowak and Cali Roper won the South Regional Footlocker championships to lead Texas to Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego in a couple of weeks. 1. Cali Roper 17:02 9. Karis Jochen 17:31 1. Craig Nowak 14:37 3. Danile Vertiz 14:40 10. Robert Domanic 15:02   Seeded Race Results: Boys - Girls

Kentucky Foot Locker South Preview Nov 25, 2011

  There are three big reasons to make the long journey to Charlotte for Foot Locker South every year.  #1 is the possibility of qualifying for Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego, California.  #2 is to gain experience to better you for trying to qualify for nationals next year.  #3 the course is super fast and you can run a big time PR.  Kentucky has 102 runners competing on Saturday all the way from the Open Race for the former high school runners to the Championship Races to the Youth runs at the end.

2011 FLXC South Girls 5 Dec 2, 2011

2011 Footlocker XC South Girls - just past the hill (past 1.5 miles) and heading towards the lake.

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