USA Junior Rosters Announced For Great Edinburgh XCountry Challenge

Some of the nation's best prep cross country runners aren't done with their seasons just yet. 

And they'll get to represent Team USA in the process. 

Nine high school athletes accepted an opportunity to compete at the Great Edinburgh XCountry Challenge in Scotland on Jan. 13, 2018, the USATF announced on Thursday, and will look to repeat Team USA's titles from 2017 in the 6K race at Holyrood Park. 

Included at the Great Edinburgh Challenge is also an 8K senior men's race, which includes Garrett Heath and Leonard Korir, and a 6K senior women's race that will feature Molly Seidel and Desiree Linden, among others. 

The six-man junior men's field includes a host of NXN and Foot Locker Nationals finishers, including Foot Locker Nationals winner Dylan Jacobs, plus All-Americans Drew Bosley, Dustin Horter, Danny Kilrea, Clayton Mendez and Graydon Morris. Five of the runners from the men's squad are from the Midwest, and only two -- Bosley and Morris -- are underclassmen. 

The women's field includes two-time defending Foot Locker Nationals champion Claudia Lane, who months earlier had mentioned why she began her cross country season late -- for an opportunity to race late into the winter at an event such as the Great Edinburgh XCountry Challenge. 

Lane will team with Katelynne Hart and NXN runner-up Kelsey Chmiel as the women's three high school participants -- all three of which are underclassmen. Joining the women's squad are three college freshmen in Iowa State's Cailie Logue, Michigan State's Maggie Farrell, and Boise State's Emily Venters

8k Senior Men
Emmanuel Bor Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado
Chris Derrick Portland, Oregon Oregon
Trevor Dunbar Boulder, Colorado Colorado
Garrett Heath Seattle, Washington Pacific Northwest
Leonard Korir Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado
Ian La Mere Green Bay, Wisconsin Wisconsin
Ryan Mahalsky Rochester, Michigan Michigan
Morgan Pearson Boulder, Colorado Colorado
Abbabiya Simbassa Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado

6km Senior Women
Chelsea Blaase Rochester Hills, Michigan Michigan
Anne-Marie Blaney Rochester Hills, Michigan Michigan
Desiree Linden Washington Township, Michigan Michigan
Rosa Moriello Brighton, Massachusetts New England
Olivia Pratt Rochester Hills, Michigan Michigan
Natosha Rogers Litton, Colorado New England
Molly Seidel Watertown, Massachusetts New England
Makenna Smith Rancho Santa Margarita, California Southern California
Katrina Spratford Woonsocket, Rhode Island New England

6km Junior Women
Kelsey Chmiel Greenfield Center, New York Adirondack
Maggie Farrell Battle Creek, Michigan Michigan
Katelynne Hart Glen Ellyn, Illinois Illinois
Claudia Lane Malibu, California Southern California
Cailie Logue Erie, Kansas Kansas
Emily Venters Lawrence, Kansas Kansas

6km Junior Men
Drew Bosley Thiensville, Wisconsin Wisconsin
Dustin Horter Liberty Township, Ohio Ohio
Dylan Jacobs Orland Park, Illinois Illinois
Danny Kilrea LaGrange, Illinois Illinois
Clayton Mendez Chicago, Illinois Illinois
Graydon Morris Aledo, Texas Southwestern

4x1km Senior Relay
Will Geoghegan Brunswick, Maine Maine
Travis Mahoney Old Bridge, New Jersey New York
Ayla Granados Castro Valley, California Pacific
Rebecca Mehra Palos Verdes Estates, California Pacific

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