Friday, December 13, 2019

41st Annual Foot Locker National Championship at Balboa Park



41st Annual
Foot Locker Cross Country Championship
National Championships
This Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, Balboa Park

The top 80 high school distance runners (40 boys and 40 girls) from across the country will compete in the 41st Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Championships this Saturday, Dec. 14, at Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif.  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. 14, 2019
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

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. 14, 2019.

Kenny Fried, 202-468-8200,
Annie Intrabartola, 646-618-1285,

*Final media release will contain official results and link to Race photos and video highlights

Additional information about FLCCC may be found at | Instagram: @flccc | Twitter: @flccc #FLCCC #Finals | YouTube: | Facebook:



2019 NOTES:

2019 Foot Locker Cross Country Championship National Championships Field

By Class

Seniors – 39 (16 girls/23 boys)
Juniors – 27 (12 girls/15 boys)
Sophomores – 11 (9 girls/2 boys)
Freshman – 3 girls

By State

Graydon Morris becomes only the second male runner ever to qualify for four national championships (2016 - 34th, 2017 – 2nd, 2018 - 3rd) joining 1998 champion Jorge Torres (1995 – ’98). On the girl’s side, Taryn Parks becomes the 25th female runner to reach four straight finals:  (2016 – 40th, 2017 – 36th, 2018 – 27th).

Karrie Baloga, Tatum David, and Carly McNatt became the 81st 82nd, and 83rd freshman respectively to qualify for the FLCCC National Championships.

FLCCC Freshmen Qualifiers Who Became Champions

1981 - Cathy Schiro (Dover, N.H.) 19th; Won in 1984 as Senior
1989 - Liz Mueller (Waterford, Conn.) 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, Ill.) 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 2019 FLCCC Seniors
Alyssa Hendrix – NC State
Ava Dobson – UNC Chapel Hill
Avery Cannon – UNC Charlotte
Bethany Graham – Furman
Bob Liking – Wisconsin
Canaan Anderson – Tennessee
Carly Corsinita – Oregon
Carter Solomon – Notre Dame
Coen Roberts – Wake Forest
Daniel O’Brien – Princeton
Evan Bishop – Wisconsin

Graydon Morris – Texas
Jack Jennings – Villanova
Jack Spammer – Michigan
Jenna Goldberg – Wake Forest
Josh Messner – Notre Dame
Katelynn Hart – Michigan
Kelsey Harrington – UNC Chapel Hill
Valerie Lustra – Central Florida

Kevin Antczak – NC State
Liam Murphy – Villanova
Marlee Striper – NC State
Matthew Farrell – Princeton
Michael Hancock – Michigan
Nicole Vanasse - Columbia
Patrick Anderson – UNC Chapel Hill
Skyler Wallace – Northern Arizona
Taryn Parks – UNC Chapel Hill
Taylor Ewert – Arkansas
Thomas Boyden – Stanford
Anna Martin – BYU

Zach Stewart – Michigan
Zofia Dudek – Stanford

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good luck to the Bellarmine boys!!

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