Oh, what a day!!!! Saturday saw the record books worked over by the ladies of Kentucky.
Entries from official website on Nov. 22 at 8:59 p.m.
A total of 343 Virginians (as of November 24th) are currently entered to race in the 2013 Foot Locker South Regional at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, Virginia. More information can be found at the official meet website at: http://www.footlockercc.com/south/.
Ian Milder's big breakthrough at this race last year makes him the top returner from North Carolina, with eyes on a trip to San Diego.
Here is a list of the Foot Locker South entrants from the state of Florida as of 11/25. Stay tuned to flrunners.com for more from the big event including up to date entry lists, course previews, meet history feature, and a meet preview!
The state championships have come and gone and now Florida's top runners will see how they fare against runners from across the southern United States. McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina the site of Foot Locker South Cross Country Championships. Take a sneak peak at the course and the challenges it brings with it in this video.
Keeping it's streak alive, Florida will send two runners to Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego, California. Both Tyler Bennett of Fort Myers and Karen Xiang of Nease ended their senior seasons on a high note, both setting new personal bests. Bennett was 20th at last year's Foot Locker South Regional and improved on that performance with a 7th place showing and time of 14:52.00. For Xiang, a University of Pennsylvania committment, she snuck in with the tenth and final spot and a time of 17:20.00. As always, MileSplit was on hand will full coverage including results, photos, race video, and interviews with a majority of the top ten!
Entries as of Sunday, November 24th for Foot Locker South. Entries are due very soon.
And so it begins-a week of anticipation that will culminate in 10 athletes from four different regions being sent to the sunny San Diego, CA for the granddaddy of them all, the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships. And who wouldn’t want to go? The weekend is set to backdrop of the storied Hotel Del Coronado( Marilyn Monroe’s “Some Like it Hot”) and Balboa Park which has seen so many great high schoolers clash to earn bragging rights as the nation’s top high school athlete.
The Providence Day senior began his ascent to national recognition on this weekend a year ago, and can bring that process to competion on Saturday.
Templeton ripped through the McAlpine Park course in 14:36! Alcorta blew the doors off Foot Locker South! So much more inside, come check it all out!!
First you get some turkey. Then you scoop on some potatoes, both mashed and sweet. Find those green beans and make some room on your plate for the stuffing. For good measure, dump cranberry sauce and gravy over everything. Be sure to save room for the pumpkin and pecan pies, topped with a dollop of whip cream, of course. Add it all together, and you’ve got yourself a Thanksgiving meal. (via Runner's World)
After last year’s scintillating record run of 14:28 by Sean McGorty(Chantilly, Fairfax, VA), it would seem there would be lull before someone could challenge the record again. But, in recent years the hallowed ground of 14:30s is not so sacred anymore and the talent keeps coming in waves. (Photo by Chris Kane)
Complete coverage of Foot Locker Regional meets leading up to Foot Locker Nationals on 12/14/13. (Photo by Margot Kelly)
With 32 girls under 18:00 minutes for the season, the 10 qualifying spots will be up for grabs Saturday in the 34th running of the Foot Locker South Regional meet.
While most of North Carolina's top runners have opted for McAlpine, a few teams and individuals will head to WakeMed.
MileStat.com's predictions for Virginians at the 2013 Foot Locker South Regional. We are confident in projecting three girls to San Diego in Caroline Alcorta, Hannah Christen, and Allie Klimkiewicz along with one boys qualifier in Louis Colson. The two that we feel are 50/50 up in the air on their chances to make it to nationals via top 10 finishes in the seeded race are Lake Braddock senior Katy Kunc in the girls' race and 6A state champion Jack Stoney of Oakton in the boys' race.
Get the first reporting of all the postseason action on North Carolina soil, right here all day. (photo by Brandon Miles)
Kentucky State XC Record Holder Gabby Karas finished 4th at Foot Locker South to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego.
Top 136 Girls from Foot Locker South
Natalie Rathjen places 3rd and Devin Clark places 7th to qualify for the Footlocker National meet in San Diego which features the best high schoolers in the Nation.
CHARLOTTE - Brent Demarest qualified for his second Foot Locker Nationals with an eighth place finish at Foot Locker South on the course of McAlpine Park.
Amelia Paladino Qualifies for 2nd Trip to Foot Locker National Finals!
A total of 6 Virginians qualified for the 2013 Foot Locker Nationals via top 10 finishes in the seeded race at the South Regional on Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina. West Springfield senior Caroline Alcorta led the performances of the half dozen national qualifiers as she led from wire-to-wire in the girls' race to become only the third sub 17 minute 5K runner in the state history with a 16:55 victory at the South Regional.
Powered by three individual qualifiers, North Carolina claimed the win in the seeded boys race at Foot Locker South.
Top 20 Finishers from Foot Locker South
Interview with Gabby Karas after finishing 4th at Foot Locker South
Race Video from North Carolina
A list of the top 50 fastest Virginia high school girls 5K times from this past cross country season. Many times on this list were achieved this past weekend at either the Foot Locker South Regional or Nike Cross Southeast Regional as elite competition on a fast course at the end of the season always produces many fast times across the board.
Knoxville Youth Athletics wrapped up Thanksgiving weekend by making the annual trip to Charlotte, NC for the Footlocker Cross Country South Regional. Over 2800 athletes participated in the meet with 75 of our athletes prepared to compete with many wrapping up their season with one final race. The clear highlight beside the huge amount of PR’s and All-South honors (top 30) was the Seeded Boys race. With only 10 spots for the plane to San Diego and the Footlocker National Championship on the line in two weeks, Aaron Templeton showed he was ready to not only make a return trip but ready to compete for the title.
Ian finished 3rd at the Footlocker South Regional with a time of 14:49.
Caroline won the Footlocker South Regional with a time of 16:55.
Ben finished 2nd at Footlocker South win a new PR of 14:44.
Karen finished 10th to qualify for Footlocker Nationals with a big PR of 17:20.
Devin finished 7th at Footlocker South, feeling sick, with a time of 17:18.
Frank finished 9th at Footlocker South with a new PR of 14:53.
Hannah finished 5th clocking a time of 17:15 at Footlocker South.
Ben had a new PR of 14:51 at Footlocker South with a 6th place finish.
Brent booked his second trip to Footlocker Nationals with an 8th place finish with a time of 14:53.