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Hasay Becomes First Athlete to Capture Four Consecutive First Place Titles in the History of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships


(Schwartz Leads West Boys to Nationals)

Walnut, Calif., December 6, 2008 Jordan Hasay of Arroyo Grande, Calif., and Chris Schwartz of Bakersfield, Calif., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCC) West Regional at Mount San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, Calif., today.  Hasay won the West Regional for the fourth consecutive year becoming the first Foot Locker Cross Country athlete to achieve this feat.  Runners enjoyed good race conditions, with sunny skies and a temperature of 65 degrees.

                 A pack of runners, including Jordan Hasay, Alexandra Dunne, Danielle Menlove, Jessica Tonn, and Taylor Wallace, dominated the girls' race until the 2.5-mile mark when Hasay pushed ahead.  On the third downhill, Hasay broke free from the pack to secure her fourth regional title with a time of 18:02.  Alexandra Dunne, a senior from San Clemente, Calif., finished second in 18:12, with Menlove, a freshman from Sandy, Utah, third in 18:23.

                In the boys' race, Chris Schwartz, Trevor Dunbar, and Brian Shrader set a fast pace, keeping neck-and-neck throughout the entire race, with the next seven runners close behind.  With 100 meters remaining, the tight group of ten runners hit the track when Schwartz, a senior, took the lead to capture first place in 15:38.  Shrader, a junior from Flagstaff, Ariz., placed second in 15:42, followed by Dunbar, a senior from Kodiak, Alaska, third in 15:43.

The top ten boys and the top ten girls of the seeded races qualified to compete against runners from the three other regional meets in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 13 at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif.  

*** Race photos are available by request or online at www.footlockercc.com

FSN will air an hour-long special of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals on Monday, December 22.  Check your local listings. ***

2008 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships West Regional Results

Mount San Antonio College Walnut, Calif.

Boys

Place

Name

Hometown

High School

Time

1)

 Chris Schwartz

Bakersfield, Calif.

Foothill High School (12)

15:38

2)

 Brian Shrader

Flagstaff, Ariz.

Sinagua High School (11)

15:42

3)

 Trevor Dunbar

Kodiak, Alaska.

Kodiak High School (12)

15:43

4)

 Wyatt Landrum

Oakley, Calif.

Liberty Union High School (12)

15:46

5)

 Shane Moskowitz

Bremerton, Wash.

Central Kitsap High School (11)

15:47

6)

 James Cameron

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

Mission Viejo High School (12)

15:48

7)

Cody Helbling

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Lake City High School (11)

15:49

8)

Karreem Tyre Johnson

Gilroy, Calif.

Palma High School (12)

15:52

9)

Zachary Torres

La Crescenta, Calif.

Crescenta Valley High School (12)

15:52

10)

Steve Magnuson

Oro Valley, Ariz.

Ironwood Ridge High School (11)

15:52

Girls

Place

Name

Hometown

High School

Time

1)

Jordan Hasay

Arroyo Grande, Calif.

Mission College Prep (12)

18:02     

2)

Alexandra (Alex) Dunne

San Clemente, Calif.

San Clemente High School  (12)

18:12 

3)

Danielle Menlove

Sandy, Utah

Jordan High School (9)

18:23 

4)

Jessica Tonn

Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Xavier College Prep (11)

18:31  

5)

Megan Morgan

Del Mar, Calif.

Torrey Pines High School (11)

18:33

6)

Jennifer Lynn Bergman

San Jose, Calif.

Valley Christian High School (12)

18:40 

7)

Shalaya Kipp

Salt Lake City, Utah

Skyline High School (12)

18:44 

8)

Sheree  Juliann Shea  

San Diego, Calif.

University City High School (12)

18.48

9)

Taylor Wallace

Klamath Falls, Ore.

Henley High School (12)

18:50

10)

Jacque Taylor

Petaluma, Calif.

Casa Grande High School (11)

18:54

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