Defending New York state champ and 2013 Foot Locker finalist Jessica Lawson (Corning NY sophomore) ran the fastest time of the day at the Manhattan Invitational in New York City with Lawson's 14:18 performance in the Varsity C race besting the winning times posted by US top 20 ranked runners Weini Kelati (14:20) and Briana Gess (14:25) in other races on the day.
Immediately after each weekend of meets for the rest of this cross country season, MileSplit will be selecting a 14 boys and 14 girls nationally who truly had a BEAST race in their cross country meets over the past.
What defines an #XCBEAST? A #XCBeast performance can be seen by an elite cross country runner blowing out a field, shattering a course/meet record, defeating a fierce rival, leading their team to victory, performing in the clutch or pulling out a win in dramatic fashion, and many more ways to standout with jaw-dropping times and win.
These 14 XC girls went into "beast mode" with their race performances this past week (10/6 through 10/11). Click next to proceed.