XC 2013: Cali States were EPIC! Final NXN Regionals and first three Foot Locker Regionals

2013 Cross Country Highlights

11/30/13 Weekend

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California State Championships

NXN New York | NXN Northeast | NXN Southeast

Foot Locker Northeast | Foot Locker South | Foot Locker Midwest

NXN At-Large Bids have been announced

2013 Nike Cross Nationals Girls At-Large Teams

Coe-Brown (NE)
Davis (CA)
Monarch (SW)
Southlake Caroll (SO)

2013 Nike Cross Nationals Boys At-Large Teams

Central Catholic (NW) 
Dana Hills (CA) 
Liverpool (NY) 
Hinsdale Central (MW)




CIF California State Cross Country Championships, CA



  • NXN Boys - Arcadia and Madera South get the Auto qualifier bids from California.
  • NXN Girls - Great Oak and Simi Valley get the Auto bids on the girls side.
  • Division 1 Girls - Great Oak lived up to promise and won the girls team title with 76 points.  Davis was 2nd with 149, Trabuco Hills was 3rd with 154 and Capistrano Valley was 4th with 157.  Individually, Fiona O'Keeffe (Davis) won while just a sophomore with a time of 16:59.  Marissa Williams (Palisades Charter) was 2nd in 17:04 and Destiny Collins led Great Oak with a 3rd place finish in 17:09.
  • Division 1 Boys - What a great team battle it was here, but the boys from Arcadia prove they can race gutsy when it counts and won with 59 points.  Madera South raced hard and took the 2nd spot with 88 points while Dana Hills finished 3rd with 132 points.  Warren, a pre-meet threat to Arcadia, took 4th with 145 points.  Tal Braude (Torrey Pines) continued his great season by winning it all in 15:02.  Estevan De La Rosa (Arcadia) gave him all he had to finish 2nd in 5:03.  Blake Haney (Stockdale) finished 3rd in 15:09 while Blair Hurlock (De La Salle) finished great for 4th in 15:11.  Phillip Rocha (Arcadia) ran well for 5th in 15:18.  
  • Division 2 Girls - Sarah Baxter (Simi Valley) made history for being a 4-time state champion, and she did so with the fastest time of the day, a 16:43 clocking!  She is undefeated in high school cross country as of today!  Addi Zerrenher (Dos Pueblos) was 2nd in 17:18 and Samantha Ortego (Saugus) was 3rd in 17:27.  Simi Valley got the best of Saugus, but just barely as the score was 97 to 102.  Redondo Union was 3rd with 137 while La Costa Canyon finished 4th with 139.
  • Division 2 Boys - Garrett Corcoran (Villa Park) won big in this one with a time of 15:09.  Andrew Tellames (Orange Glen) was 2nd in 15:20 and Mikey Giguere (Westlake) was 3rd in 15:21.  Saugus won the team title with 110 points and Westlake was 2nd with 139 points.  Dos Pueblos snagged 3rd in a close battle with Canyon 154 to 155.
  • Division 3 Girls - Bethan Knights (Northwood) dominated here and won by 43 seconds with a time of 17:08.  Campolindo won the team crown with 83 points.  Northwood narrowly got 2nd with 127 points over Palos Verdes with 128 points.  
  • Division 3 Boys - Aidan Goltra (Campolindo) surprised the favorites in the end, winning with a huge kick in 15:02.  David Luna (Indio) was 2nd in 15:03 and Austin Tamagno (Brea Olinda) was 3rd in 15:03 as well.  Fred Huxham (Redwood) was 4th in 15:08.  Jurupa Hills surprised Brea Olinda with a great run to win 68 to 83.  
  • Division 4 Girls - Anna Maxwell (San Lorenzo Valley) ran away with this one, winning in 17:08, winning by 44 seconds.  San Lorenzo Valley also took the team crown with 86 points in a big victory over Laguna Beach with 189 points.
  • Division 4 Boys - Yreka won the team crown easily with 102 points but Laguna Beach narrowly snagged 2nd with 148 points as Salesian got 3rd with 149 points.  Caleb Webb (Big Bear) won the individual title with a time of 15:15.
  • Division 5 Girls - Julia Maxwell (Branson) won the individual title with ease in 18:12 and Branson won the team title with 70 points.  
  • Division 5 Boys - Alan Yoho (Flintridge Prep) won the individual title with a time of 15:11 and St. Joseph Notre Dame won the team title with just 64 points.  


Nike Cross Nationals New York Regional, NY

Annika Avery won the individual title to lead Fay-Man to the title.  (Photo by Paul Everett)

Mike Brannigan won the individual title as Northport moves on in 2nd. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)

Fayetteville-Manlius boys dominated this one, and go into NXN a strong favorite. (Photo by Dan Pemrick)

Northport finished runner-up to head to NXN as well. (Photo by Dan Pemrick)

Fayetteville-Manlius look like they are peaking at just the right time. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)

Saratoga Springs will continue their rich tradition of NXN qualifiers as well. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)



  • Boys Championship - Mike Brannigan won the individual title with a time of 15:29.9 over TJ Hornberger in 15:40.8.  Josh Dryland was 3rd in 15:42.6, Bryce Millar was 4th in 15:45.2 and Andrew Berge was 5th in 15:45.7.  Fayetteville-Manlius boys are off to nationals, winning with 48 points and Northport was 2nd with 76 points.  
  • Girls Championship - Annika Avery (NY) led a dominated Fay-Man squad, winning in 18:05.3 with Abbey Wheeler 2nd in 18:25.4  Alana Pearl was 3rd in 18:33.1, Sophia Tasselmyer was 4th in 18:34.8 and Erin Jaskot was 5th in 18:38.2.  Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) is back to their dominate selves, winning the team title with a mere 32 points over Saratoga Springs with 88 points.


Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional, NY

Tony Russell was a repeat champ in the NXN NE region. (Photo by Paul Everett)

Courtney Smith led Unionville to the title with the individual crown. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)

Christian Brothers Academy is off to win a NXN title! (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)

West Chester Henderson will return to NXN as well with a great race this year. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)



  • Boys Championship - Tony Russell (PA) defended his individual title, winning with a time of 15:46.4 over Tom O'Neill (NJ) in 15:47.8.  Mike McClemens (NJ) led CBA with his third place finish in 15:49.0.  Christian Stafford was 4th in 15:50.9 and Trevor Hopper was 5th in 15:53.5.  Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) qualified for nationals with an impressive showing, scoring 85 points.  West Chester Henderson (PA) finished 2nd with 114 points.
  • Girls Championship - Courtney Smith (PA) won the girls title with a time of 17:58.9.  Abbie McNulty (MA) finished 2nd in 18:03.5 with Autumn Eastman (VT) 3rd in 18:27.6.  Emma McMillan was 4th in 18:31.1 and Olivia Young was 5th in 18:36.9.  Unionville (PA) won the team title with 85 points and Pennsbury grabbed the other auto spot with 101 points.  


Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional, NC

Assumption (KY) won it all in the Southeast and are going to Portland. (Photo by Brandon Miles)

Blacksburg closed strong for 2nd and an auto berth to nationals. (Photo by Brandon Miles)

Brentwood (TN) continue to prove their dominance with NXN Southeast win. (Photo by Brandon Miles)

Saverna Park (MD) finished 2nd to also move on to nationals.  (Photo by Brandon Miles)

Taylor Caldwell won in 15:05 to lead Brentwood to the team title. (Photo by Brandon Miles)

Nora McUmber took the girls crown in a big way with a time of 17:34.  (Photo by Brandon Miles)



  • Girls Championship - Nora McUmber won the girls race in 17:34.3, Ellie Gonazalez was 2nd in 17:47 and Elly Henes was 3rd in 17:48.1.  The girls of Assumption (KY) won the team title and will be joined at nationals by Blacksburg (VA).
  • Boys Championship - Taylor Caldwell led the way for Brentwood with his win in 15:05.70.  Tommy Mulroy finished 2nd in 15:07.20 while Tyler Spear was 3rd in 15:07.90.  Brentwood (TN) won the team battle and Severna Park (MD) will join them in Portland as they finished 2nd.


Foot Locker Northeast Regional, NY

Tessa Barrett set a fast pace and stayed away in the end. (Photo by Phil Grove)

Mickey Burke took off in the hills to take the boys race. (Photo by Phil Grove)



  • Girls Championship - Tessa Barrett (PA) won the girls race with a quick 17:32 clocking.  Anoush Shehadeh (NY) finished 2nd in 17:37 and Hannah DeBalsi (CT) was 3rd in 17:39.  The rest of the qualifiers include Brianna Schwartz (PA) in 17:43, Briana Gess (NJ) in 17:43, Megan Reilly (NY) in 17:50, Jessica Lawson (NY) in 18:03, Regan Rome (PA) in 18:03, Katie Lembo (NY) in 18:04, and Kirsten Sandreuter (ME) in 18:06.  
  • Boys Championship - Mickey Burke (NY) won the boys race with a quick time of 15:19 but was followed closely across the line by Christian Alvarado (CT) in 2nd with a time of 15:21.  Alexander Ostberg (CT) was 3rd in 15:22.  The rest of the qualifiers include Liam Mullett (NJ) in 15:29, Josef Holt-Andrews (ME) in 15:37, Daniel Curts (ME) in 15:39, Scott Meehan (NJ) in 15:39, Tai Dinger (DC) in 15:40, Louis Corgliano (NJ) in 15:41, and Ross Wilson (PA) in 15:41.


Foot Locker South Regional, NC

Caroline Alcorta ripped the course for a 16:55 victory! (Photo by John Olson)

Aaron Templeton ripped the course for a 14:36 win! (Photo by John Olson)



  • Girls Championship - Caroline Alcorta (VA) won the girls championship in a big way with a time of 16:55.  Amelia Paladino (WV) finished 2nd in 17:04 and Natalie Rathjen (TX) rounded out the top-3 with a time of 17:06.  The remaining qualifiers were Gabriella Karas (KY) in 17:07, Hannah Christen (VA) in 17:15, Katie Kunc (VA) in 17:16, Devin Clark (TX) in 17:18, Kathryn Foreman (GA) in 17:19, Molly Breidenbaugh (VA) in 17:19, and Karen Xiang (FL) in 17:20.
  • Boys Championship - Aaron Templeton (TN) rolled at the end in this one to win in 14:36 over Ben Huffman (NC) in 14:44.  Ian Milder (NC) was third in 14:49.  Rounding out the qualifiers were Louis Colson (VA) in 14:50, Mackenzie Haight (VA) in 14:51, Ben Barrett (OK), in 14:51, Tyler Bennett (FL) in 14:52, Brent Demarest (SC) in 14:53, Frank Lara (TX) in 14:53, and Patrick Sheehan (NC) in 14:54.


Foot Locker Midwest Regional, WI

Kelcy Welch came up big for the win in the Midwest.

Grant Fisher won with a big finish in the boys race.



  • Girls Championship - Kelcy Welch (IN) got a big win in the girls race with a time of 17:34 over Stephanie Jenks (IA) in 17:39.  Rebekah Topham (IA) was 3rd in 17:45.  Rounding out the qualifiers were Taylor Werner (MO) in 17:46, Hannah Long (MO) in 17:46, Lauren Brasure (MI) in 17:47, Mailin Struck (IL) in 17:52, Kirsten Olling (MI) in 17:52, Rachel Nichwitz (IN) in 17:55, and Alex Buck (IN) in 18:04.
  • Boys Championship - Grant Fisher (MI) won the boys race in 15:02 with Addison DeHaven (SD) in 2nd at 15:09.  Jesse Reiser (IL) was 3rd in 15:11.  The remaining qualifiers were Toby Hardwick (OH) in 15:13, Jackson Bertoli (IN) in 15:14, Patrick Perrier (IL) in 15:15, Thomas Pollard (IA) in 15:17, Noah Kauppila (MO) in 15:20, David Dalton (IN) in 15:22, and Ryan Robinson (MI) in 15:22.