Molly Seidel - National Champion Dec 10, 2011

- - - On Saturday, in Atlanta, Georgia, 25-year-old Molly Seidel finished second in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in 2 hours, 27 minutes and 31 seconds to book her ticket to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics as a member of Team USA. The University Lake (WI) graduate was running in her first marathon after a distinguished career at Notre Dame, where she won a Division I NCAA Cross Country title, and previously in high school, where she was a Wisconsin legend and set numerous records. On Saturday, Seidel also became the first women to win a Foot Locker Nationals championship, an NCAA Cross Country Championship and earn a ticket to the Olympics in the marathon. Cathy Schiro, a previous Foot Locker Nationals winner in 1984, qualified and competed in the Olympic Marathon in 1988 and 1992. Back in 2011, MileSplit interviewed Seidel after her Foot Locker National Championship in 2011. 

MileSplit Journal: Angel Piccirillo, Homer Center - Entry #15 - 6/28 Jun 28, 2012

Angel Piccirillo enters her senior season as one of the top distance runners in Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. Bursting on the scene as a sophomore - Piccirillo won her first of two indoor state mile titles, first of two outdoor 1600 meter titles and first of two Penn Relays COA titles. So far in her senior year, she has added a second state title in AA cross country, and a Northeast Region title and 2nd Foot Locker Finalist qualifier.

Foot Locker Nationals Boys Preview Dec 6, 2011

The boys race at Foot Locker Nationals has the potential to be a very special event.  The course record of 14:36 at Balboa Park has been held by Reuben Reina since 1985.  This record is in serious jeopardy as both Edward Cheserek (NJ) and Futsum Zenasellassie (IN) have been consistently under 15 minutes this year.  Photos by Victah Sailor/  Center Photo by Don Rich.

Foot Locker Nationals Girls Preview Dec 7, 2011

The girls race at Foot Locker Nationals is a little more wide open than the boys race, but there are still a handful of girls at the top who will be difficult to beat.  The top 3 returners from last year have all had great seasons and have proven they can race well under the pressure at Balboa Park. 

Foot Locker XC 2011 Predictions Dec 8, 2011

Predictions below are made for fun and entertainment purposes.  Enjoy and feel free to add comments with your own predictions and words of encouragement for the athletes competing this weekend!

Grace Tinkey Foot Locker XC Blog Day#3 Dec 12, 2011

Grace Tinkey, a 3-time Foot Locker finalist from GA, blogs about the amazing 3-day experience known as the Foot Locker XC Championships.  Follow along as she gives an inside look as to what these athletes experience over the course of the weekend.  (Photo by Victah Sailer,

Q&A with Foot Locker Nationals Qualifier Connor Rog Dec 7, 2011

One of Connecticuts' top distance runners Connor Rog talks about his high school career, preparation for Foot Locker Nationals this weekend, and his plans to run collegiately at the University of North Carolina.

Manesiotis has sights on Foot Locker Nationals Oct 18, 2011

HILTON HEAD ISLAND – Jack Manesiotis says he’s had a "pretty good" cross country season, so far. He’s trimmed a few seconds off his personal record in the 5K, but the Hilton Head High junior knows he can do better.

MA Athletes Among Elite Company at Foot Locker Dec 11, 2011

Very few states can brag about having three athletes compete at the Foot Locker National Championships in one year.  In fact, only Massachusetts, New Jersey, California, and Texas can make claim to the accomplishment in 2011.  When compared based on population, the feat is even more pronounced, and the quality of Massachusetts distance running was truly on display Saturday in San Diego. Jonathan Green (St. John’s High School Shrewsbury), Chris Allen (King Philip High School), and Joel Hubbard (Marshfield High School) represented their state with pride as the three made their first trip across the country to compete in the prestigious individual competition.  

Catarina Rocha is an All-American Dec 10, 2011

Being honored as an All-American has now become a tradition in the Rocha household.  Catarina followed in the footsteps of her father and uncle Saturday, as she secured a place in the record books with her seventh place finish (17:37) at the Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego.

All Winners at Foot Locker Nationals Dec 9, 2011

It's a good thing that the athletes have so much to distract them on beautiful Coronado Island or else their nerves would surely eat them to bits. Although they will have many great races yet in their potential-packed running careers, to them this seems like the most important race of their lives. And in many ways it is.

2011 FLCC Regional Recap Dec 10, 2011

A look back at eight exciting regional races and a look ahead at two even more exciting national championships.

Jacob Thomson is Heading to Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego Nov 26, 2011

  Holy Cross Junior Jacob Thomson qualified for Foot Locker Nationals with a 7th place finish today at Foot Locker South in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He is the first Kentucky boy since Michael Eaton in 2005 to qualify for San Diego.  Big congratulations to Jacob!!!!!

Flrunners At Foot Locker Nationals: Live Twitter Updates Dec 9, 2011

Jason  is out in beautiful San Diego, California for Footlocker Nationals. Follow him and the rest of the MileSplit team with live Twitter updates on all the action! Pre-Race Interviews, meet coverage, and much more on the way!

3 Foot Locker All-Americans from Northern Region Dec 10, 2011

Photo by Ed Lull   Impressive show by the Northern Region at the Foot Locker Nationals with all of their region's three representatives in the high school national championship race earning All-American honors with top 15 finishes. Chantilly junior Sean McGorty led the way with a 10th place finish of 15:28. McGorty was following the same path as his mother who raced on back in 1983 as a Foot Locker/Kinney National finalist (22nd place). Trailing only two places and one second behind was a familiar foe in South region teammate Ahmed Bile of Annandale. Competing in his second Foot Locker Nationals, Bile became an All-American once again with a 12th place run of 15:29. Rounding out the group of Virginia boys at Foot Locker Nationals was Skyline junior Thomas Madden, who will be the ninth highest returnee next year if able to qualify again after garnering a 23rd place finish. Lake Braddock junior Sophie Chase capped off her stellar fall of racing with All-American honors in San Diego by placing 11th with a time of 17:44. Meanwhile, Cosby senior Megan Moye just missed a top 15 All-American finish with her 16th place run of 18:01.   Check out MileSplit US coverage of Foot Locker Nationals

Edward Cheserek makes it official: No. 1 runner in the nation picks Foot Locker Nov 3, 2011

Edward Cheserek of St. Benedict's Prep, the No. 1 XC runner in the nation, ended the season long speculation  about which race he would pick, the Foot Locker or Nike Northeast Regionals. The winner is......Foot Locker! Cheserek, who has broken course records in all five of his races this season, finished second as a sophomore last December at the Nike Nationals. ... (via The Star-Ledger -