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West Regional Champion Ken Cormier of Douglas, Ariz., and Aislinn Ryan of Bellvale, N.Y., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals at Morley Field in Balboa Park in San Diego, Califonia.

            Beginning with a fast pace, most of the boys’ race was run in a large pack thundering together through the course.  Mohamud Ige of Denver, Colo., took an early lead of several meters until the one-mile-mark, when the chase pack began closing in.  A group of runners, including Ige, Andrew Bumbalough of Brentwood, Tenn., and John McGuire of Golden, Colo., hit the two-mile point in 9:50.   Bumbalough and McGuire moved to the front and were stride-for-stride, chased by the large group.  Cormier then appeared seemingly out of nowhere, to become a player in the constant exchange for lead of this exciting race, that was determined in the final stretch. 
With 400 meters remaining, McGuire led, with Bumbalough in second, and Cormier closing fast.  The three were in a dead heat, and then in the final 200 meter stretch, Cormier moved into the lead, just managing to hold off Bumbalough, for the win in 15:22.  Bumbalough placed second in 15:24, and Mark Matusak (Torrance, Calif.) placed third in 15:26, pulling ahead of McGuire who placed fourth in 15:27.
            The girls’ race also started with a fast pace led by Ryan, Midwest Regional Champion Ramsey Kavan of Yankton, S.D., West Regional Champion Marie Lawrence of Reno, Nev., and Zoe Nelson of Kalispell, Mont.  The group constantly battled for the lead throughout the race. At the two-mile point, Ryan pulled ahead to gain about a seven-to-eight meter lead over the group.  Ryan, who placed second in the Northeast Regional race, increased her position over the remainder of the course, stretching it out for the win in 17:31.  Lawrence, who chased Ryan over the last mile, placed second in 17:39, Kavan placed third in 17:47 and Nelson ended up placing eighth in 18:09.  
The runners competed under sunny skies with good course conditions.  The weather was unseasonably warm, with temperatures in the mid-seventies for the girls’ race, and cooling down a bit as a fog rolled in for the boys’ race.
The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships is comprised of four regional 5K races, which took place across the country in the Midwest (Kenosha, Wis.), Northeast (Bronx, N.Y.) and South (Charlotte, N.C.) on Nov. 27, and the West (Walnut, Calif.) on Dec. 4, culminating in the National Finals here today.

And they're off!
2:40 at 800m
Lawrence - Ryan - Kavan at 1200m
1600m: 5:24 Lawrence, Ryan, Kavan, Nelson Kavan and Ryan exchanging lead
Lawrence takes the lead at halfway
Ryan and Lawrence heading into 2mile
11:18 at 2mi Ryan leads by 15m
Ryan takes off and starts to pull away.
Ryan leads by 40m with 300m to go.
Ryan wins 17:31

 

 

Ige and Eaton leading just past 400m
2:18 at 800m
Ige and Fox lead just past 800m
Fox closing on Ige at 1200m
1600m: 4: 49 Ige - 1 Fox - 2
MacPherson, Bumbalough, Cormier 3, 4, 5
Ige, MacPherson and Bumbalough heading into 2 mile
Bumbalough and MacPherson catch Ige coming down the hill
Ige, Bumbalough lead at halfway
9:50 Ige and Bumbalough at 2mi
McNamara closes - Rombough too
McGuire takes the lead heading to the hill Cormier in third
Bumbalough takes the lead on the hill
McGuire - Bumbalough - Cormier - MacPherson at the top
McGuire and Bumbalough with 400 to go
Cormier catches the lead duo 300m to go
Cormier leads with 200m
McGuire was ahead with 300m. Cormier came on strong and passed Bumbalough and McGuire. Bumbalough went with him and it was neck and neck for the last 100m. Cormier crossed the line just ahead of the South Regional Champ.
Cormier wins - Bumbalough 2nd

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Midwest Regional
UW-Parkside
@ Kenosha, WI

Boys
 
15:22
15:23
15:33
15:34
15:37
15:38
15:42
15:42
15:42
15:43
Sean McNamara NTN
Matt Dettman NTN
Girls
17:25
17:29
17:50
17:59
18:11
18:16
18:17
18:18
18:21
18:24

States competing:  CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI
Complete Results
Race Photos     Finish Photos
Finalists Photos
Midwest Website

South Regional
McAlpine Greenway Park
@ Charlotte, NC

Boys
 
14:32
14:48
14:57
15:01
15:01
15:03
15:05
15:06
15:06
alt. Michael Chapa
15:13
Benjamin Schulz NTN
   
Girls
 
17:27
17:32
17:35
17:38
17:38
 17:41
17:43
17:44
17:52
alt. Jacy Kruzel   
17:58
Miranda Walker NTN

States Competing: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, Puerto Rico, SC, TN, TX, US Virgin Islands, VA, WY
Complete Results
Race Photos     Finish Photos
Finalists Photos
South Website

Northeast Regional
Van Cortlandt Park
@ Bronx, NY

Boys
15:27
15:36
15:37
15:38
15:39
15:43
15:43
15:43
15:47
15:54
Thomas Gruenewald NTN
Andrew McCann NTN
Girls
17:42
17:47
17:52
18:11
18:16
18:19
18:19
18:23
18:30
18:33

States competing: CT, DE, ME, MA, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WASH D.C.

Complete Results
Race Photos
Finalists Photos
Northeast Website

West Regional
Mt. San Antonio College
@ Walnut, CA

Boys
 
15:39
15:44
15:46
15:49
15:50
15:52
15:53
15:56
16:04
16:07
Brandon Bethke NTN
Robbie Baranyi NTN
Girls
 
17:56
18:14
18:16
18:20
18:21
18:27
18:32
18:42
18:43
18:50
Brianna Felnagle NTN
Crystal Reed NTN

States competing: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, US Overseas Military
Complete Results
Finish Pictures
Finalists Photos
West Website

National Championship Records
FLCCC Meet Records
Dathan Ritzenhein
14:35 (2000)
Amber Trotter 16:24 (2001)

FLCCC Balboa Park Course Records
Ruben Reina
14:36 (1985)
Melody Fairchild 16:39 (1990)

Foot Locker Cross Country Championships
National Finals 

December 11, 2004
Balboa Park @ San Diego, CA
Girls Race 9:15     Boys Race 10:00

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National Race Times
Girls 9:15am
Boys 10:00am

 

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