From Balboa Park: MileSplit Breaks Down Eastbay Storylines

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- Cory Mull, Olivia Ekpone and Dan Beck discuss key storylines ahead of the Eastbay Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Balboa Park. The national championship race will feature 40 of the best boys and girls in each race and will ultimately crown a champion when all is said and done. 

Check out what the gang had to say for the final meet of the cross country calendar. 

Run of Show:

  • We are in San Diego [0:10]
  • Experience plays a big difference [0:50]
  • Can Natalie Cook secure the national title double [2:50]
  • Which boys region will be the strongest on Saturday [5:10]
  • Which girls region will be the strongest on Saturday [7:15]
  • What are the craziest things we can expect to see at Eastbay [10:05]
  • We offer our takes on freshmen runners at nationals [13:30]

Race Information: 

Where: Morley Field at Balboa Park

When: Dec. 11

Race Time

Girls Championship, 9:15 a.m. PST (12:15 p.m. EST)

Boys Championship, 10:00 a.m. PST (1:00 p.m. EST)

Eastbay Live Link


Championship races on Saturday will feature 40 boys and 40 girls from four regions in the United States: Northeast, South, Midwest and South. Regional qualifiers took place on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, with 10 individuals from each race gaining automatic acceptance into the Eastbay Cross Country Championships.