Top Girls Highlight Great American CC Festival

For nearly a decade, the Great American Cross Country Festival has hosted many of the top teams and individuals from around the country, in a series of races that are meant to be some of the best in the land.  This year, Great American highlights many of the best teams in the South and Southeast.  The top race, the Nike Race of Champions - Girls 5k, brings together over a half dozen Foot Locker hopefuls, and four teams hoping to qualify for Nike Team Nationals.  The weekend once again is a major national meet.

 

MileSplit's Great American CC Festival Coverage - Meet Preview

 

Girls

 

  The individual battle in the Nike Race of Champions - Girls 5K is top notch.  The battle up front is one of the most competitive around the nation all fall.  Not only is the national defending champion Kathy Kroeger (Sr., Independence, TN) in the field, as are US #2 Ashley Brasovan (Wellington, FL) and US #7 Emily Reese (Sr., Chamblee).  That trio is enough to make any field dominant, however, runners such as Kayla Hale (Holy Trinity, FL), Katlyn Will (Corinth, MS), Emilie Amaro (Cypress Bay, FL), Stephanie Morgan (Barnesville, OH), Mary Grace Pellegrini (DuPont, KY) and Jennifer Dunn (Austin, AL) also have a chance to compete for the win.  While all eyes are on Kroeger, Brasovan and Reese, do not discount a breakout race from any of the others. 

 

  In the team race, nationally ranked Mountain Brook (AL) enters the race as the favorite.  Not only are they racing in front of their home state fans, but they are riding a wave of confidence from winning the Bob Firman Invitational a few weeks back, and dominating their own home invitational two weeks back.  However, Episcopal (FL) scored a big win last week over then-nationally ranked Eleanor Roosevelt (MD).  Both those teams have the talent to win the race.  Collins Hill (GA) and Oak Ridge (TN) run strong, and could prove to upset.

 

Boys

 

  While the girls Nike Race of Champions is the show of the day, but boys Nike Race of Champions has a lot of talent in it.  The best battle is for the team title.  A few regionally ranked teams get a chance to match up.  Oak Ridge (TN), Baylor (TN), Hoover (AL) and Parkview (GA) all fight for regional bragging rights.  The 4-5 runners of each team will make or break their respective races, as each team matches up fairly well.

 

  Individually, Sean Keveren (Sr., Brentwood, TN) leads the field as the easy pre-race favorite.  Keveren's been on a roll the past few weeks, beating his competition in grand fashion.  This is one of those races where he can really prove just how good he is on a national level.

 

 Complete 2007 Box Assignments and Entry List

  




 


    
Box #
Small Schools - Boys (9)

10Bayside Academy DaphneAL 
11DAR HSGrantAL 
12Episcopal HSJacksonvilleFL 
13Holy Innocents' Episcopal School AtlantaGA 
14Knoxville Catholic HS KnoxvilleTN 
16Marist School AtlantaGA 
17Montgomery AcademyMontgomeryAL 
18Montgomery Catholic Prep MontgomeryAL 
19Webb School of KnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN 

    


Small Schools - Boys - Individual (4)

15Gabe Mitchell Providence ChristianDothanAL
15Daniel Ludwig The Geneva SchoolWinter ParkFL
15Nicholas Long North Hall HSGainesvilleGA
15David Dement Cary AcademyCaryNC

    


Seeded Invitational - Boys (19)
 
5Buchholz HS GainesvilleFL 
6Darlington School RomeGA 
7John Carroll Catholic HS BirminghamAL 
8Karns HS KnoxvilleTN 
9Knoxville West HSKnoxvilleTN 
10Leeds HS LeedsAL 
11Mauldin HS MauldinSC 
12McCallie School ChattanoogaTN 
13McEachern HS Powder SpringsGA 
14Montgomery Bell Academy NashvilleTN 
16Niceville HS NicevilleFL 
17Northgate HS NewnanGA 
18Pelham HS PelhamAL 
19Satellite HSSatellite BeachFL 
20Spain Park HS HooverAL 
21St James HS MontgomeryAL 
22Tupelo HS TupeloMS 
23Whitewater HS FayettevilleGA 
24Woodward Academy College ParkGA 

    


Seeded Invitational - Boys - Individuals (4)

15Michael Stears Alexander Dawson SchoolLafayetteCO
15Drew Maniscalco Sickles HSTampaFL
15Howard Reese Chamblee HSChambleeGA
15Alex McCandless Sevier County HSSeviervilleTN

    

    

    

    

    

    


Red Invitational - Boys (20)

6Austin HS DecaturAL 
7Brewer HS SomervilleAL 
8Cleveland HS ClevelandTN 
9Dr. Phillips HS OrlandoFL 
10Alcovy HSCovingtonGA 
11Farragut HS KnoxvilleTN 
12Independence HS Thompson StationTN 
13Leeds HS Team B LeedsAL 
14North Cobb HS KennesawGA 
16Oak Ridge HS Team B Oak RidgeTN 
17Oldham County HS BucknerKY 
18Oxford HS OxfordAL 
19Paul Laurence Dunbar HS LexingtonKY 
20Pope HS MariettaGA 
21Sequoyah HS CantonGA 
22Sparkman HS HarvestAL 
23Vestavia Hills HS Team B Vestavia HillsAL 
24Wesleyan School Team B NorcrossGA 
25Wheeler HS MariettaGA 

    


Red Invitational - Boys - Individuals (2)

15George Mardre Montgomery AcademyMontgomeryAL
15Russell Alexander Beauregard HSOpelikaAL

    


Nike Race of Champions - Boys (19)

4Alexander HS DouglasvilleGA 
5Asheville HS AshevilleNC 
6Auburn HS AuburnAL 
7Baylor School ChattanoogaTN 
8Chapel Hill HS DouglasvilleGA 
9Collins Hill HS SuwaneeGA 
10Desert Vista HS PhoenixAZ 
11Holy Trinity Academy MelbourneFL 
12Hoover HS HooverAL 
13Kellenberg Memorial HS UniondaleNY 
17Martin Luther King HS RiversideCA 
18Mountain Brook HS BirminghamAL 
19Oak Ridge HS Oak RidgeTN 
20Parkview HSLilburnGA 
21Sickles HSTampaFL 
22St. Anthonys HS South HuntingtonNY 
23The Westminster Schools AtlantaGA 
24Vestavia Hills HS Vestavia HillsAL 
25Wesleyan School NorcrossGA 

    

    

    

    

    

    

    


Nike Race of Champions - Boys - Individuals (10)

14Antonio Brandon Wellington HSWellingtonFL
14Brandon Griffin Apalachee HSMonroeGA
14Eric Larson BT Washington HSPensacolaFL
14Jake Brooks Fort Myers HSFt. MyersFL
15Jarryd Wallace Oconee County HSWatkinsvilleGA
15Joe Bosshard Crested Butte AcademyMt Crested ButteCO
15Josh Helton Independence HSThompson StationTN
16Matthew Sonnenfeldt Knoxville West HSKnoxvilleTN
16Miles Svoboda Pope HSMariettaGA
16Sean Keveren Brentwood HSBrentwoodTN

    


Junior Varsity - Boys (26)

1Asheville HS AshevilleNC 
2Buchholz HS GainesvilleFL 
3Buchholz HS Team B GainesvilleFL 
4Cleveland HS ClevelandTN 
5Desert Vista HS PhoenixAZ 
6Holy Trinity Academy MelbourneFL 
7Hoover HS HooverAL 
8Hoover HS Team B HooverAL 
9Martin Luther King HS RiversideCA 
10Montgomery Academy MontgomeryAL 
11Montgomery Bell Academy NashvilleTN 
12Mountain Brook HS BirminghamAL 
13North Cobb HS KennesawGA 
17Oak Ridge HS Oak RidgeTN 
18Oldham County HS BucknerKY 
19Paul Laurence Dunbar HS LexingtonKY 
20Pope HS MariettaGA 
21Pope HS Team B MariettaGA 
22Pope HS Team C MariettaGA 
23Spain Park HS HooverAL 
24St. Anthonys HSSouth HuntingtonNY 
25The Westminster Schools AtlantaGA 
26Tupelo HS TupeloMS 
27Wesleyan School NorcrossGA 
28Wesleyan School Team B NorcrossGA 
29Wesleyan School Team C NorcrossGA 

    


Junior Varsity - Boys - Individuals (10)

14Rafael Perez Martin Luther King HSRiversideCA
14Kevin Hart Alexander HSDouglasvilleGA
14CJ Starnes Alexander HSDouglasvilleGA
15Alex PickleDarlington SchoolRomeGA
15Allen EdgeDarlington SchoolRomeGA
15Justin Blair Paul Laurence Dunbar HSLexingtonKY
15Ilye Vinogradov Paul Laurence Dunbar HSLexingtonKY
16Phillip BallardKnoxville West HSKnoxvilleTN
16Kyle MashburnKnoxville West HSKnoxvilleTN
16Casey Bales White County HSSpartaTN

    

 Freshman Boys (7)  
12Hoover HSHooverAL 
13Oldham County HS BucknerKY 
14Paul Laurence Dunbar HS LexingtonKY 
15Pope HS MariettaGA 
16Tupelo HS TupeloMS 
17Vestavia Hills HS Vestavia HillsAL 
18Vestavia Hills HS Team B Vestavia HillsAL 

    


Small Schools - Girls (7)
 
12Bayside Academy DaphneAL 
13DAR HSGrantAL 
14Holy Innocents' Episcopal School AtlantaGA 
15Knoxville Catholic HS KnoxvilleTN 
16Marist School AtlantaGA 
17Montgomery Catholic Prep MontgomeryAL 
18St. Pius X HS AtlantaGA 

    


Seeded Invitational - Girls (19)

5Alexander HS DouglasvilleGA 
6Austin HS DecaturAL 
7Darlington School RomeGA 
8Easley HS EasleySC 
9Farragut HS KnoxvilleTN 
10Harpeth Hall School NashvilleTN 
11Karns HS KnoxvilleTN 
12Montgomery Academy MontgomeryAL 
13Mountain Brook HS Team B BirminghamAL 
14Niceville HS NicevilleFL 
16Paul Laurence Dunbar HS LexingtonKY 
17Pelham HS PelhamAL 
18Sickles HSTampaFL 
19Spain Park HS HooverAL 
20St. Pius X HS AtlantaGA 
21Tupelo HS TupeloMS 
22Webb School of Knoxville KnoxvilleTN 
23Whitewater HS FayettevilleGA 
24Woodward Academy College ParkGA 

    


Seeded Invitational - Girls - Individuals (4)

15Kaley Glover Beauregard HSOpelikaAL
15Whitney Nwagbara McEachern HSPowder SpringsGA
15Emma Borowicz JL Mann HSGreenvilleSC
15Katie Sikkelee JL Mann HSGreenvilleSC

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    


Red Invitational - Girls (17)

8Buchholz HS GainesvilleFL 
9Cleveland HS ClevelandTN 
10Alcovy HSCovingtonGA 
11Independence HS Thompson StationTN 
12John Carroll Catholic HS BirminghamAL 
13Leeds HS LeedsAL 
14North Cobb HS KennesawGA 
16Northgate HS NewnanGA 
17Oak Ridge HS Team B Oak RidgeTN 
18Oldham County HS BucknerKY 
19Oxford HS OxfordAL 
20Pope HS MariettaGA 
21Sequoyah HS CantonGA 
22St Thomas Aquinas HS Ft LauderdaleFL 
23Vestavia Hills HS Team B Vestavia HillsAL 
24Wheeler HS MariettaGA 

    


Red Invitational - Girls - Individuals (3)

15Emily Trotter Brewer HSSomervilleAL
15Bree Watkins Brewer HSSomervilleAL
15Giselle Suarez Dade ChristianMiamiFL

    


Nike Race of Champions - Girls (16)

5Assumption HS LouisvilleKY 
6Auburn HSAuburnAL 
7Chapel Hill HS DouglasvilleGA 
8Collins Hill HS SuwaneeGA 
9Episcopal HSJacksonvilleFL 
10Holy Trinity Academy MelbourneFL 
11Hoover HS HooverAL 
12Martin Luther King HS RiversideCA 
17Mauldin HS MauldinSC 
18Mountain Brook HS BirminghamAL 
19Oak Ridge HS Oak RidgeTN 
20Parkview HSLilburnGA 
21SatelliteSatellite BeachFL 
22Sparkman HS HarvestAL 
23TC Roberson HS AshevilleNC 
24Vestavia Hills HS Vestavia HillsAL 

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    


Nike Race of Champions - Girls - Individuals (16)

13Jennifer Dunn Austin HSDecaturAL
13Maddison Garcia Crested Butte AcademyMt Crested ButteCO
13Colleen Campbell Crested Butte AcademyMt Crested ButteCO
13Emma Coburn Crested Butte AcademyMt Crested ButteCO
14Ashley Brasovan Wellington HSWellingtonFL
14Emilie Amaro Cypress Bay HSWestonFL
14Emily Reese Chamblee HSChambleeGA
14MaryGrace Pellegrini duPont Manual HSLouisvilleKY
15Katlyn Will Corinth HSCorinthMS
15Andie Cozzarelli Apex HSApexNC
15Stephanie Morgan Barnesville HSBarnesvilleOH
15Kate Borowicz JL Mann HSGreenvilleSC
16Kelsey Kane Knoxville West HSKnoxvilleTN
16Kacey Nobert St. Agnes AcademyMemphisTN
16Markie Voyles White County HSSpartaTN
16Kathy Kroeger Independence HSThompson StationTN

    


Junior Varsity - Girls (18)

6Assumption HS LouisvilleKY 
7Assumption HS Team B LouisvilleKY 
8Assumption HS Team C LouisvilleKY 
9Buchholz HS GainesvilleFL 
10Buchholz HS Team B GainesvilleFL 
11Cleveland HS ClevelandTN 
12Harpeth Hall School NashvilleTN 
13Holy Trinity Academy MelbourneFL 
14Hoover HS HooverAL 
16Martin Luther King HS RiversideCA 
17Montgomery Academy MontgomeryAL 
18North Cobb HS KennesawGA 
19Oak Ridge HS Oak RidgeTN 
20Parkview HSLilburnGA 
21Paul Laurence Dunbar HS LexingtonKY 
22Pope HS MariettaGA 
23Spain Park HS HooverAL 
24Tupelo HS TupeloMS 

    


Junior Varsity - Girls - Individuals (3)

15Kaitlyn RileyDarlington SchoolRomeGA
15Lindsay GriffinDarlington SchoolRomeGA
15Anna FoxDarlington SchoolRomeGA







Freshman Girls (8)

11Assumption HS LouisvilleKY 
12Hoover HS HooverAL 
13Martin Luther King HS RiversideCA 
14Paul Laurence Dunbar HS LexingtonKY 
15Pope HS MariettaGA 
16Tupelo HS TupeloMS 
17Vestavia Hills HS Vestavia HillsAL 
18Wesleyan School NorcrossGA 

 

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