Foot Locker Cross Country Championships

Rita Jorgensen           South Regional

National Finish: 38 Time:19:39
Regional Finish: 8 Time:17:23

Hometown: Memphis, TN
High School: White Station High School
Grade: 12
Personal Records
800m 2:13
1600m 4:53
3200m 10:57
1st State 1600m Frosh/Soph

Hobbies: waterskiing

Running hero: Suzy Favor Hamilton, Billy Mills
Would like to meet: Jay Leno

Rita Jorgensen
Overall feelings about the race: It went awesome! I started the first 800 meters in first place, and that was super fun. Then around the 3/4 mile mark, about 20 peoplepassed me. I didn't have too much energy to run today, but I still had a fun experience. From the top of the big hill, I could see all the adobe houses and palm trees... it was cool. I finished in 38th.
Best part of the race:  running next to the top runners in the first 800 meters and smiling for the camera

Personal note:  My friends support me through everything! All my friends back in Memphis were cheering me on and calling me after the race. MY family is awesome too. My mom, dad, and brother came with me to California, and they're having the time of their lives too!


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