Footlocker Western Regional Cross Country Championships Sat. Dec. 1 Mt. Sac
History was made today with two Marin runners qualifying for the Footlocker National Championships with top 3 finishes at the Western Regional Race. The top 10 finishers qualify for Nationals. The course was very muddy and treacherous yesterday but the Footlocker team spent many hours getting the course ready for the races today.
Julia Maxwell and Anna Harleen of Branson raced in the Girls Seeded race. Anna was ill but she still ran tough to finish in 99th place. Julia had to work hard today as she was in about 40th place at the 800m mark. She was able to work her way up to 3rd by the mile. Julia placed 2nd in 18:15. The race was won by Marissa Williams of LA in 17:45.
John Lawson and Clayton Hutchins of Drake raced in the Boys Seeded race. John ran a very smart race to finish 3rd in 15:37. The race was won by Ben Saarel of Salt Lake City, UT in 15:28. Clayton Hutchins ran a great race to finish in 15th place in 16:02. He just missed the 10th qualifying time by 12 seconds.
In the Girls State Team Competition, California placed 1st as a team with Julia as the #2 runner. In the Boys State Team competition, California placed 3rd as a team. John Lawson and Clayton Hutchins were the top two scoring runners on the CA team.
Now onto the Footlocker Nationals!
Julia and John will travel to San Diego for the Footlocker National Championships to be held on Sat. Dec. 8 at Morley Field.