USA XC Championships: Elise Cranny wins JR women's 6k! Dressel & De La Rosa top 5 finishers!

MileSplit will be on-site Saturday with photo coverage by Alan Versaw at the 2014 USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder, Colorado on the Flatiorns Golf Course. It is an off year for the IAAF World Championsips, so no Team USA spots are on the line for the grandest stage of international cross country.


Junior Women's 6K Race Winner
Elise Cranny 20:13
High School Senior @ Niwot High School in Colorado

Photos by Alan Versaw


Junior Men's 8K Race Winner
Sean McGorty 24:44
College Freshmen @ Stanford University


Colorado state champion and NXN runner-up Elise Cranny won the junior women's 6K race at the USA Cross Country Championships in runaway fashion with her final time of 20:13, while last year's top prep out of Virginia in Sean McGorty who won the New Balance Outdoor Nationals two mile and now runs for Stanford University was equally as dominant in his victory as he covered the junior men's 8K course in 24:44.

2013 Foot Locker Nationals runner-up John Dressel (Mount Spokane WA junior) was forth in the junior men's race as the top high school finisher with a time of 25:45 on the 8K course in Boulder, while he was trailed through the chute by his teammate from the Edinburgh XC Challenge last month in Scotland, Californian and Arcadia High School senior Esteven De La Rosa in 5th place.  

More to come from Boulder including full results and photo gallery by Alan Versaw!

2014 USA XC Championships Coverage:






Preview: Nike Cross Nationals runner-up Elise Cranny from Colorado for the girls and Foot Locker Nationals runner-up John Dressel from Washington for the boys highlight the top high school entrants in the junior races. A 4:40 miler and 2:08 half miler on the track, Cranny is one of the strongest favorites to win the women's junior 6K even when factoring in the college freshmen in the field. Her toughest competition will be a familiar in-state rival in Katie Rainsberger. The Air Force High School sophomore Rainsberger was sixth at the Nike Cross National in December and last week tuned up for this race with a 2:13 800 at the Air Force High School Indoor Open. 

The Mount Spokane High School (WA) junior Dressel (4:13 1600 and 9:02 3200 last spring as a sophomore) is probably the most nationally known high school prep in the field after nearly pulling out the victory at Balboa Park in December before settling for runner-up honors at the Foot Locker Nationals. However, Arcadia High School (CA) senior Esteven De La Rosa returns to the meet in hopes of improving upon his 8th place finish in last year's junior men 8K race (25:01) and represent Team USA again after earlier this winter running well in the Great Edinburgh XC Challenge with a sixth place in Scotland ahead of Dressel and a 19:23 performance on the 6K course.

More to come from the USA XC Championships and find more info below:


Men Junior Men's 8 km

Name Affiliation
Andy Adamovics Iona
Daniel Aldaba Oklahoma
Joseph Barajas MIT
Ben Barrett Jenks America Track Club
Micah Beller Michigan
Colin Bennie Syracuse
Austin Benoit Michigan
Daniel Bloom  
Andrew Brennan  
Grant Buley Dallas Metroplex Striders
William Bund Michigan
Will Burke Michigan
Benjamin Butler  
Christian Culpepper Dallas Metroplex Striders
Binahnii Curley  
Max Davis UCLA
Estevan De La Rosa  
John Dressel II  
Christopher Erwin  
Alex Evangelista  
Steven Fahy La Costa Canyon
Tyler Forde Dallas Metroplex Striders
Daniel Galford Iona
Anthony Gallardo Stephen F. Austin State University
Philo Germano Syracuse
Ethan Gonzales Broomfield High School
Josue Gonzalez  
Donevan Gravelle Wings of America
Jared Haltom Jenks America Track Club
Richard Ho UCLA
Jon Holmes Franklin Pierce University
Jack Keelan Stanford
Jordan Lesansee  
Shawvan Levi Wings of America
Cordell Lewis Wabash College
James Liem  
Anthony Masayesva  
Brian Masayesva  
Sean McGorty Stanford
Mason McKinney Wabash
Jerrell Mock Colorado St.
Ricardo Ocampo Broomfield High School
Zachary Polley Dallas Metroplex Striders
Kyle Polman Oklahoma
Sean Riedel Boulder High School
David Rieder Boulder High School
Bailey Roth  
Nick Ryan Syracuse
Sam Sahli Adams St.
Tristan Santos Boulder High
Keaton Schelir Fossil Ridge High School
Alec Schrank Millbrook High School
Cody Snavely Michigan
Joel Such  
Marcel Such  
Andrew Tario Iona
Niles Thomas Wings of America
Thomas Tran  
Jarrick Wenslow Arcadia High School
Sam Wharton Stanford
Shawn Wilson Syracuse
Luke Zacharias Boulder High School



Women Junior Women's 6 km
Name Affiliation
Lauren Anderson  
Eryn Blakely  
Rylee Bowen  
Allie Buchalski Furman
Kimberly Chapman Wings of America
Elise Cranny  
Christina Cuellar-Nelson Dallas Metroplex Striders
Avery Culpepper Dallas Metroplex Striders
Emily Cutter Cherry Creek High School
Sarah Disanza  
Margaret Drazba West Virginia
Laina Ewoldt Dallas Metroplex Striders
Lauren Gibbs Dallas Metroplex Striders
Dayna Guerro Alamo Navajo
Lauren Hamilton Landsharks Running Club
Daangoiina Haven Team Runavajo
Ashley Johnson Dallas Metroplex Striders
Hope Johnson Wings of America
Annoesika Laughlin Wings of America
Courtney Lewis  
Valene Madalena Wings of America
Winona Martin  
Erin McLaughlin Boulder High School
Caylon McMillan Dallas Metroplex Striders
Callin Naddy  
Emma Nowak Richmond
Maricia Pacheco  
Kelly Pasko Siena
Amy Penn Western St.
Megan Percy Landsharks Running Club
Katie Rainsberger Landsharks Running Club
Colette Richter Wisconsin
Marisa Ruskan Richmond
Emily Scharmann UCLA
Sabrina Seay UCLA
Jamie Shannon Wisconsin
Katharine Smiley Tulane
Grace Tinkey Furman
Calyssa Trautner Landsharks Running Club
Ashley Waterman Western St.
Madeline Wittich Richmond
Lauren Wood Butler University
Veronica Yamane