Where do I even begin? What an absolutely amazing experience. After a long seven hours of air time I finally arrived in San Diego with many other runners from across the nation. The first thing they give you is a giant bag full of all kids of gear and shoes from Asics. It's basically an early Christmas! The whole time you are treated like royalty.
Check out behind the scenes footage of the Foot Locker XC Nationals from the athletes themselves! (Photo by Margot Kelly)
Zach Perrin journals his Foot Locker Nationals experience, an experience unlike any other a HS athlete will experience! (Photo by Don Rich)
Sean McGorty, far and away the top cross-country runner in the region, made a verbal commitment to Stanford on Sunday. The Chantilly senior was one of the nation’s most coveted recruits, drawing... (via Washington Post)
Bruins cross-country standout Sophie Chase will run for Stanford. (via Washington Post)
The whispers might not have made it back to St. Benedict's Prep School in Newark, N.J., but they were out there. (Photo by Margot Kelly)
One of the strengths this fall for young prodigy Anna Rohrer has been her growing ability and commitment to be prepared for anything in a race and readiness to make adjustments on the fly. (Photo by Don Rich)
Cheserek added to the history of Foot Locker by repeating as champion for the 2nd straight year. Rohrer wins as a sophomore, using her tremendous talent to overcome veteran savvy. (Photo by Margot Kelly)
Heading into Saturday's Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, many of the qualifiers have compiled a treasure trove of starting line time in the nation's most prestigious season-ending races. Thanks to their performances in Charlotte and Kenosha, a dozen Foot Locker Finalists from the South and Midwest are competing with the nation's best for the second time in eight days.
Twelve months ago, St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.) junior Edward Cheserek was bound for San Diego atop a towering wave of momentum that would dwarf any surfers’ swells from the nearby Pacific Ocean. Coming into the Foot Locker Finals, he had smashed seven course records during a season for the ages, including becoming the first under 12:00 at Van Cortlandt (Eastern States), taking down Joe Rosa’s Holmdel Park record in Jersey, and a host of others. (Photo by Don Rich)
Rohrer decimating the competition at the Midwest Regional. Will her talent be enough to win the prestigious Foot Locker crown? (Photo by Kane Baker)
Back to sunny San Diego we go! While you wait check out the profiles of the 40 qualifiers who will make this epic journey together. (Photo by Aaron Rich)
In a few short years, Catarina Rocha has learned how much the Foot Locker cross country races have meant to her family.
Nearly two miles in, the Foot Locker Midwest boys’ championship race Saturday in Kenosha was looking an awful lot like the girls’ affair that had preceded it. No, Michigan’s Nick Raymond isn’t a sophomore, like girls’ champion Anna Rohrer, and this wasn’t his first FL MW (he was 33rd last year). (Photo by Kane Baker)
If Edward Cheserek were an automobile, the odds are pretty good that he would be a fiery red convertible. (Photo by Don Rich)
One year ago, Anna Rohrer (left) was recovering from a broken foot after a freshman season that included a 19:17 in her only race. Frosh Werner (in white) finished 2nd. (Photo by Kane Baker)