WATCH Episode 2 of ON THE RISE: Anna Rohrer as the 4-time national champ discovers the purpose and lessons learned from her journey to now be enjoying her best year of running yet. What Foot Locker curse?
In anticipation of Episode 2 of the ON THE RISE: Anna Rohrer releasing tomorrow, MileSplit shares race videos of Mishawaka High School (IN) senior distance runner's four national championship victories!
Watch the trailer for MileSplit's upcoming ON THE RISE series feature on Anna Rohrer. A two-time Foot Locker Nationals champ, Rohrer's journey between titles was one of tough trials to return to glory.
Anna Rohrer’s sophomore year was certainly one to remember highlighted by a come from behind victory to become the 2012 Foot Locker Nationals champ. The stars seemed aligned for a strong cross-country season this year and the chance for a repeat of her Foot Locker performance. She never got the chance.
Photo by Patty Morgan
Spring Valley alumna Kate Niehaus looks back at her high school and college experiences. Niehaus also gives insight on what she is currently looking to achieve.
KYtrackXC.com Top 12 of 2012 Below is the Top 12 Moments/Races of 2012. This past year was quite arguably the greatest year in XC/Track history for the state. Records were set across the board in track and XC. KYtrackXC.com has sorted through some of the moments/races that really set the state on fire in a sense in 2012.
Arguably West Virginia’s best prep female distance runner of all-time, Maggie Drazba, commits to run for West Virginia University.
Jacob Thomson is good. He's not the absolute best prep harrier in the nation this year, but he's not that far off as shown from the 5th place finish he claimed at this weekend Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships in San Diego, California. The fact that he rose to that point, though, would put him amongst the top three Kentucky preps of all-time by most accounts, but those who have watched him the last four years likely see him as the much more than that. He has revolutionized the sport in the state and brought both attention to his efforts and those that he has drawn to race in the state over the past two years specifically.
Where do I even begin? What an absolutely amazing experience. After a long seven hours of air time I finally arrived in San Diego with many other runners from across the nation. The first thing they give you is a giant bag full of all kids of gear and shoes from Asics. It's basically an early Christmas! The whole time you are treated like royalty.
Check out behind the scenes footage of the Foot Locker XC Nationals from the athletes themselves! (Photo by Margot Kelly)
Zach Perrin journals his Foot Locker Nationals experience, an experience unlike any other a HS athlete will experience! (Photo by Don Rich)
Zach Perrin gives a short behind the scenes look at the athletes experience at Foot Locker Nationals.
Regan Rome finished 19th at Foot Locker and she conducts crack interviews with other athletes!
Six of the state's top runners stayed in state to compete against the nations' best at Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego. Palisades Charter sophomore Marissa Williams was the highest placing girl from California. She finished 8th in a time of 17:42.80 earning All-American honors.
The first two female Foot Locker finalists EVER from the state of West Virginia did well. Maggie Drazba finished 22nd and Amelia Paladino was 30th. Future is bright in the Mountain State!
Three Texas runners headed out to San Diego, California for the 2012 Foot Locker Nationals and all came back with All-American honors. Karis Jochen, Sandie Raines, and Robert Domanic all cracked the top fifteen and capped off their great cross country careers with an exclamation point. Way to make the Lonestar State proud!
Bridget Blake of Dr. Phillips finished off her senior cross country season with a bang! In her second appearance as a Foot Locker National finalist, she improved upon last year's 38th place to finish in 15th to gain third team All-American status.
Porter Gaud's Brent Demarest finished 25th out of 39 finishers at Foot Locker Nationals earlier today at Balboa Park in San Diego.
The whispers might not have made it back to St. Benedict's Prep School in Newark, N.J., but they were out there. (Photo by Margot Kelly)
One of the strengths this fall for young prodigy Anna Rohrer has been her growing ability and commitment to be prepared for anything in a race and readiness to make adjustments on the fly. (Photo by Don Rich)
Late in the race, Ben Saarel passes Jacob Thompson for fourth. Photo by Don Rich, Penn Track XC.
Sean McGorty fell just short of becoming the first Foot Locker Nationals champion from the state of Virginia in nearly three decades as the Chantilly senior concluded one of the all-time great seasons by a Virginian cross country harrier with a runner-up finish to top returnee and Kenyan native Edward Cheserek of New Jersey in a final time of 15:02.7.
Jordyn Colter, Maria Hauger, and Taylor Werner lead the way down the hill on the first circuit of the course. Photo by Don Rich, Penn Track XC.
Jacob Thomson, senior at Holy Cross has finished 5th overall at Foot Locker Nationals. The 2-time state XC Champion led the race early and ran the last two miles of the race leading the second pack of the race. He unofficially ran a 15:11. Congratulations to Jacob!! Let the debate begin, who is the better XC runner Thomson or Bobby Curtis.