2012 Footlocker Cross Country Championships National Finals Sat. Dec 8 San Diego
John Lawson ran a very competitive race to place 9th in 15:31 which is the best finish by a MCAL athlete at the Footlocker Championships. The previous best was a 19th place finish by Jake Schmitt in 2004.
Julia Maxwell ran a tough race to place 20th in 18:04 which is the highest place for a MCAL female athlete at the Footlocker Championships. The previous best was a 21st place finish by Robyn McSwain (Berry) in 1980. In 1980 there were 32 qualifiers for the race, now there are 40.
On Friday evening the Footlocker finalists, parents and coaches were invited to a panel composed of 2012 Foot Locker Legends, all former competitors at Footlocker Nationals. The Legends were:
- Deena Kastor Inducted into the Footlocker Hall of Fame
- Bob Kennedy
- Meb Keflezighi
- Ryan Hall
- Adam Goucher
- Sara Bei Hall
- Lauren Fleshman
- Ed Torres
- George Torres
- Carrie Tollefson
Photo of West Region Team By Kelly Lawson