Foot Locker Nationals 2012

San Diego, CA

Articles Feature: The Thomson Legacy David St. Louis Dec 19, 2012

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.

In Her Own Words: Bridget Blake-Foot Locker Experience Bridget Blake Dec 17, 2012

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.

McGorty 2nd, Chase 6th, Alcorta 16th, Klimkiewicz 33rd @ Foot Locker Nats Brandon Miles Dec 8, 2012

  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.

Colter Runs to 4th at FLN Dec 8, 2012

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 5th at Foot Locker Nationals!!! Jonathan Grooms Dec 8, 2012

  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. 

Foot Locker/NXN Doublers Phil Grove Dec 7, 2012

Heading into Saturday's Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, many of the qualifiers have compiled a treasure trove of starting line time in the nation's most prestigious season-ending races. Thanks to their performances in Charlotte and Kenosha, a dozen Foot Locker Finalists from the South and Midwest are competing with the nation's best for the second time in eight days.

In Her Own Words: Bridget Blake: Prepping For Foot Locker Nationals Bridget Blake Dec 6, 2012

Dr. Phillip's senior Bridget Blake will take part in her second straight Foot Locker National Championship this weekend in San Diego, California. Blake, a three time state champion in cross country, and four time state champion in track and field, punched her ticket by finishing sixth at the Foot Locker South Regional two weeks ago. She will be blogging for us throughout the weekend and sharing her awesome experience.

Foot Locker Boys Preview: Mcgorty, Wharton lead chase pack of Cheserek Stephen Underwood Dec 6, 2012

Twelve months ago, St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.) junior Edward Cheserek was bound for San Diego atop a towering wave of momentum that would dwarf any surfers’ swells from the nearby Pacific Ocean.  Coming into the Foot Locker Finals, he had smashed seven course records during a season for the ages, including becoming the first under 12:00 at Van Cortlandt (Eastern States), taking down Joe Rosa’s Holmdel Park record in Jersey, and a host of others.  (Photo by Don Rich)

Foot Locker Qualifiers Aaron Rich Dec 3, 2012

Back to sunny San Diego we go! While you wait check out the profiles of the 40 qualifiers who will make this epic journey together. (Photo by Aaron Rich)