Foot Locker Nationals: Cheserek repeats, Rohrer rolled to first title!!

Foot Locker Nationals 2012 - Welcome to Coronado!

Anna Rohrer gave it all in her first attempt, a glorious one at that! (Photo by Margot Kelly)

Edward Cheserek repeats as national champ and what a race it was! (Photo by Margot Kelly)

Boys Race Highlights Girls Race Highlights

On-Site Race Day Coverage

Our core on-site national coverage team this year consisted of Steve Underwood, Aaron Rich, Don Rich, Margot Kelly, Kyle Brazeil, Phil Grove, and Jason Byrne.


  • Boys Championship Race: Edward Cheserek (NJ) withstood a hard early pace and surges by Sean McGorty (VA) but was able to pull away with 500 meters to go to secure his 2nd straight victory with a time of 14:59.  McGorty was 2nd with a time of 15:05 while Jake Leingang (ND) finished 3rd with a 15:07 clocking.  Benjamin Saarel (UT) rounded out the top 4 with a time of 15:13, making it a sweet of the regional champs on the boys side!  Jacob Thomson (KY) was 5th in 15:14 and NXN champ Sam Wharton (OH) was 6th in 15:19. Full summary article...
  • Girls Championship RaceMarrissa Williams (CA) led the race out to an early blistering 66 second opening 400. Meanwhile, Anna Rohrer (IN) stumbled during the first 100 meters. She took the leaders through 800 before Rohrer came roaring back to take the lead at around 1K, with a horde of herMidwest girls in tow. Catarina Rocha (MA) hung back in fifth place behind the midwesterners before riding a big kick in the last 100 meters to move all the way into second place. The South girls took a conservative path, starting the race in the teens before Karis Jochen (TX) and Sophie Chase (VA) picked their way up into fifth and sixth, respectively. Williams hung on for eigth place. Full summary article...

Video Interviews by Athlete

Midwest Boys

Midwest Girls
Northeast Boys
Shawn Wilson New Jersey
Northeast Girls
Anoush Shehadeh New York
South Boys
Brad Hort Georgia
South Girls
West Boys
West Girls

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