Peabody’s Catarina Rocha Wins NEeast Regionals XC

Rocha and Cheserek Capture First Place Titles in 34th Annual Foot Locker

Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional

RACE HIGHLIGHTS: Catarina Rocha of Peabody, Mass., and Edward Cheserek of Newark, N.J., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) Northeast Regional today.

Edward Cheserek, a senior at St. Benedict’s Prep. in Newark, N.J, wins his second consecutive FLCCC Northeast Regional

title in 15:22, qualifying for the opportunity to defend his National Championship title in San Diego, Calif. on December
8. Jonathan Green of Berlin, Mass, (St. John’s Shrewsbury) placed second in 15:37, and Shawn Wilson of Marlton, N.J., placed third in 15:43.

Cheserek was in the lead as they entered the woods and never relinquished the coveted spot throughout the race, followed by

Green and Wilson. Green is a two-time FLCCC National Finalist.

Catarina Rocha, a senior from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, claimed the title in 17:50, qualifying for the

National Finals for the third consecutive year. Megan Curham of Warren, N.J., finished second in 18:09, and Katie Lembo of

Penfield, N.Y., finished third in 18.11.
Lembo was in the lead at the one-mile mark with Rocha not far behind. At the two-mile mark, Rocha made her move to take the lead and claimed the Northeast Regional title.
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, November 24, 2012

Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y.
WEATHER: 5,000-meter course; good race conditions; 43 degrees; windy
with partly-cloudy skies.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: The top ten boys and the top ten girls in today’s seeded races qualified to compete against runners from the South, Midwest and West Regional meets in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals, on Saturday, Dec.8 at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif.

2012 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships ‰ÛÓ Northeast Regional Results
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, New York
Place Name Hometown High School Time
1) Edward Cheserek Newark, N.J. St. Benedict’s Prep. School (12) 15:22
2) Jonathan Green Berlin, Mass. St. John’s High School (12) 15:37
3) Shawn Wilson Marlton, N.J. Cherokee High School (12) 15:43
4) Brendan Shearn Frackville, Pa. North Schuylkill High School (12) 15:46
5) Kyle Kroon Toms River, N.J. Toms River South High School (11) 15:46
6) Trevor Crawley Cumberland, R.I. Cumberland High School (12) 15:48
7) Max Norris Narberth, Pa. Harriton Senior High School (12) 15:49
8) Chris Alvarado Fairfield, Conn. Fairfield College Preparatory School (11) 15:50
9) Brent Kennedy New Kensington, Pa. Kiski Area High School (11) 15:51
10) Austin Pondel Columbus, Pa. Corry Area High School (12) 15:51


Place Name Hometown High School Time
1) Catarina Rocha Peabody, Mass. Peabody Veterans Memorial High School
(12) 17:50
2) Megan Curham Warren, N.J. Villa Walsh Academy (12) 18:09
3) Katie Lembo Penfield, N.Y. Penfield High School (11) 18:11
4) Regan Rome Dallas, Pa. Dallas High School (11) 18:14
5) Anoush Shehadeh Larchmont, N.Y. Phillips Academy Andover (10) 18:15
6) Mackenzie Barry Mendham, N.J. West Morris Mendham High School (11) 18:23
7) Marissa Saenger Clarence, N.Y. Clarence High School (11) 18:32
8) Marisa Ruskan Bound Brook, N.J. Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High
School (12)
9) Megan Reilly Warwick, N.Y. Warwick Valley High School (9) 18:36
10) Kennedy Weisner Saint Marys, Pa. Elk County Catholic High School (11) 18:37

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