Foot Locker Cross Country Championship National Finals
This Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, Balboa Park
The top 80 high school distance runners (40 boys and 40 girls) from across the country will compete in the 40th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships this Saturday, Dec. 8, at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. The 5,000-meter course has launched the professional careers of an impressive array of prestigious runners in years past, including Olympians Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi and Kara Goucher. The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships is comprised of four regional 5K races, Midwest (Kenosha, Wis.), Northeast (Bronx, N.Y.), South (Charlotte, N.C.), and West (Walnut, Calif.), where the top 10 boys and top 10 girls from each region’s seeded races qualified to compete in the National Finals.
Morley Field, Balboa Park
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
Girls – Introductions: 9:00 a.m. PST Race: 9:15 a.m. PST
Boys – Introductions: 9:45 a.m. PST Race: 10:00 a.m. PST
Watch live starting at 8:00 a.m. PST at http://footlockercc.com/
Media credentials will be issued to photographers and journalists on assignment at Morley Field at Balboa Park starting at 8:30 a.m. PST on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.
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*Race photos and video highlights are available by request or online at www.footlockercc.com
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2018 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion National Finals Field 40 Boys and 40 Girls
SR – Lucas Aramburu, Brookline, MA, Brookline H.S.
SR -Connor Nisbet, Wilmington, DE, Wilmington Friends School
JR- Liam Murphy, Perrineville, NJ, Allentown H.S.
SR, Devin Hart, Point Pleasant, NJ, Point Pleasant Borough H.S.
JR, Patrick Anderson, Pittsburgh, PA, Mt. Lebanon H.S.
JR, Sam Lawler, Pittsford, NY, Pittsford Mendon H.S.
JR, Matthew Farrell, Glastonbury, CT, The Loomis Chaffee School
SR, Mustafe Dahir, Wallingford, CT, Choate Rosemary Hall
SR, Richard Sturtevat, Leyden, MA, Northfield Mount Hermon
SO, Sydney Masciarelli, Northbridge, MA, Marianapolis Preparatory School
JR, Marlee Starliper, Wellsville, PA, Northern H.S.
SR, Grace Connolly, Natick, MA, Natick H.S.
SR, Abby Loveys, Randolph, NJ, Randolph H.S.
SO, Kate Wiser, Southbury, CT, Pomperaug H.S.
JR, Mary Hennelly, Suffern, NY, Suffern H.S.
JR, Taryn Parks, Greencastle, PA, Greencastle-Antrim H.S.
SO, Sofie Matson, Falmouth, ME, Falmouth H.S.
SR, Sarah Roffman, Littleton, MA, Littleton H.S.
JR, Nicole Vanasse
Martinsville, NJ, The Pingry School
Seniors 39 (14 girls/25 boys)
Juniors 30 (15/15)
Sophomores 8 (8/0)
Freshman 3 (3/0)
Graydon Morris was only the fourth ninth grade boy to qualify and joins Jorge Torres as the second male runner to qualify as ninth, 10th & 11th grader.
Jenna Hutchins, Riley Steward and Abby Vanderkool became the 78th, 79th and 80th female freshman respectively to qualify for the FLCCC National Finals.
California – 10
Delaware – 1
Illinois – 4
Maine – 1
New Jersey 5
New Mexico – 1
New York 2
South Carolina 2
Utah – 2
Washington – 3
FLCCC Freshmen Qualifiers Who Became Champions
1981 – Cathy Schiro (Dover, N.H.) 19th; Won in 1984 as Senior
1989 – Liz Mueller (Waterford, CT) 7th; Won in 1991 as Junior
1985 Kira Jorgensen (Vista, Calif.) 14th; Won in 1987 as Junior
1997 – Sara Bei (Santa Rosa, Calif.) 10th Won in 2000 as Senior
1993 – Erin Davis (Saratoga Springs, Calif.) 1st
1995 Jorge Torres (Wheeling, IL) 13th; Won in 1998 as Senior
2005 Kathy Kruger (Franklin, Tenn.) 7th; Won in 2006 as Sophomore
2005 Jordan Hasay (Arroyo Grande, Calif.) – 1st; Won in 2008 as Senior
2013 – Weini Kelati (Leesburg, Va.) 25th; Won in 2015 as Junior
College Commitments for 2018 FLCCC Seniors
Alabama – Allison Wilson
Brigham Young Zachary Ericson
Colorado Emily Covert
Cornell Sarah Roffman
Florida State Ava Peeples
Furman David Ahlmeyer
Harvard Colin Baker
Michigan – Ericka Vanderlende
Mississippi Cole Bullock
Northern Arizona Drew Bosley
Notre Dame Carter Cheeseman, Olivia Markezich and Jake Renfee
Oregon State – Gabrielle Peterson
Princeton Lucas Aramburu, Camren Fischer, Abby Loveys, Connor Livingstone, Connor Nisbet
Stanford Grace Connolly, Kristin Fahy and Devin Hart
Texas Cruz Gomez
Wisconsin David Vannucci
Yale – Richard Sturtevat
Cross Country / Track Runs in the Family
Foot Locker Cross Country Championships have welcomed runners with great family heritage, including at least 29 sets of brothers and/or sisters.
Mother, Glenys Quick, a teacher of film studies and journalism at Hockaday School for 22 years, won New Zealand Cross Country Championships and set a national record for the 800-meters in track.
Ran track at Texas Women s University in Den≠ton, Tex.
Won 1984 Nagoya Marathon and qualified for the 1984 New Zealand Olympic team (served as an alternate)
Placed 14th in the World Track and Field Champi≠onships
Finished 6th at Chicago Marathon from 1983-1985
Father, Ken Cheeseman, ran cross country and track at Virginia
Mother, Cathy Cheeseman, ran cross country and track at Tennessee at Chattanooga
Older sister, Allison Cheeseman, was a two-time TSSAA cross country champion and runs at Davidson
Younger sister, Claire, is a sophomore runner at Belmont
Father, Andy Bosley, was a two-time Division 1 All-American runner at Wisconsin-Madison
Mother, Laura Bosley, was also a runner at University Wisconsin at Parkside
Father, Lance Winders, is Henry County HS cross country coach and ran at Murray State
Mother, Stephanie Winders, also ran at Murray State
Older brothers, Javan Winders and Titus Winders, run at Southern Indiana
Younger brother, Silas Winders, runs on Henry County HS team
Younger sister, Dinah Winders, runs on Henry County HS team
Older sister, Olivia Theis, was 2017 FLCCC Midwest Champion and 2017 FLCCC Nationals 3rd place finisher
Mother, Kelly Groteke, was a standout distance runner at Yale who ranks in the top ten among all-leaders in the 1,500 (6th), 3,000 (3rd) and 5,000 (7th)
Father, Gerry Vanasse, was a Team Adidas USA runner who placed 2nd at the 1984 Boston Marathon
Brothers, Patrick and Michael Hennelly, both run for Manhattan College
Twin sister, Andrea Markezich, will run for University of Washington in 2019