One national championship down, one to go
Check out the top 500 returning girls cross country runners in Tennessee for the 2017 cross country season.
Our top performer this year at the Footlocker South Regional.
The Spanish River standout recorded her 5th sub 19 minute time by navigating the McAlpine course in 18:57.50 to win the Foot Locker South Regional Girls Freshman race by nearly ten seconds.
Sam Worley strikes again
Three Virginians finish inside the top 10 in the two championship races to advance to Nationals out in San Diego in two weeks. Leading these finishers was Heather Holt (GCM) who put up a great last surge to finish second in 17:23.
The freshman ran a 15:06 to finish 7th and claim a trip to Foot Locker Nationals.
Pine Crest freshman Tsion Yared nabbed one of the five individual qualifying spots at NXNSE to make it to Portland, Oregon and Nike Nationals. Her time of 17:42.40 was the third fastest of any Floridian this week behind only Foot Locker qualifiers Bailey Hertenstein (17:41.20) and Amanda Beach's 17:41.20. In case you were wondering her time would have placed 8th overall behind Hertenstein among all Foot Locker South entrants. We merged the results of all the races from FL South and NXNSE to see who won the week.
Calvary Christian's Danny Ferro won the boys junior race at Foot Locker South in a time of 16:08.90. That mark would have put him as the 11th runner on Team FL in the seeded race and nearly a minute behind qualifier Charles Hicks of Bolles who ran the best time of the week, 15:07.90. Trent Mandato who decided to compete with his Trinity Prep teammates at NXNSE had the 4th fastest time at 15:25.60. We merged the results from both regionals to see who won the week.
Below can find the top 500 times posted at the 3 Foot Locker regionals over the weekend in the Midwest, Northeast, and South Regional races.
See who is going to San Diego!
North Carolina had a strong showing at Foot Locker South, sending 3 individuals to the national meet in San Diego!
How do performances from the two races match up? Who ran these fastest times on Saturday?
Watch all race videos from the 2016 Foot Locker South Regional in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Several Texas runners flocked to Foot Locker South and several qualified for Foot Locker Nationals.
Georgia Q's 3 for Foot Locker Nationals. photo by Daniel McCauley
Melbourne Central Catholic senior and Duke signee Amanda Beach finished 5th at Foot Locker South in a new PR and FL#1 time of 17:31.10 while 2x 4A Cross Country Finals state champion Bailey Hertenstein finished 7th. The two will head to San Diego for Foot Locker Nationals and end a two year drought of Florida girls not advancing.
Bolles sophomore Charles Hicks admitted he surprised himself at the Foot Locker South Regional by squeezing in the top ten and advancing to Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego with a personal best and state leading time of 15:07.50.
As the races at NXN Southeast and Foot Locker South take off we'll provide you with the latest updates on how our Florida athletes are doing. Following both meets we will have race videos, interviews, photos, complete results and more so keep it locked on Flrunners.com!
See entries below for the 3 regional qualifier races this weekend for the Northeast, Midwest, and South Regionals.
Florida's top individual athletes are in Charlotte, North Carolina the site of the Foot Locker South Regional. The top ten girls and boys finishers in the championship races will earn a ticket the national meet December 10th in sunny San Diego California. We take a look at who has the best shot to move on from the Sunshine State.
Nevada Mareno and Connor Lane look to be the stars up front and will challenge for the win at FL South, but Sara Platek might be the most deserving athlete in the US of a Footlocker Qualifying spot.
The two-time Foot Locker All-American won't return to San Diego
2x 4A Cross Country Finals state champion Bailey Hertenstein comes in as one of the favorites for this weekend's Foot Locker South Regional. Personal coach Stephen Dunn shares her training log as she has her eyes set on qualifying for San Diego.
After a very successful 2015 race, Team Virginia is looking for another huge outcome at the Foot Locker South Regional this Saturday in Charlotte, NC. Though there are over a dozen races on the day, the biggest of those races are the Boys and Girls Championship races scheduled right in the middle of competition.
The Georgia Elite Team will debut at Foot Locker South this Saturday!
See the complete list of Florida entries for this weekend's Foot Locker South Regional.
The Foot Locker South Regional and NXN Southeast Regional are just days away! Florida has sent both individuals and teams to the finals of both events in the past decade, but who will punch their tickets on Saturday? We want to know what you think. Vote for the number of individuals you think will advance from Charlotte and head to San Diego for Foot Locker Nationals and the amount of individuals/teams you think will leave Cary, North Carolina en route to Portland, Oregon for NXN.