Foot Locker Top Moments From The Past Decade - #1 The Big Three
Annual Big Three throwback, now they are Olympians, American Record Holders, and Distance Running Icons. In 2000 they were high school seniors battling for the Foot Locker National Title. Defending Champ Dathan Ritzenhein was too good over 3.1 for Alan Webb and Ryan Hall. Knowing how impressive the runners in 2nd and 3rd are makes Dathan's repeat win that much more impressive. He won by 20 seconds, the largest margin in Foot Locker history.
Foot Locker Top Moments From The Past Decade - #5 Ballerness
The #5 Top Foot Locker Moment from the past decade comes from the boys race in 2003. Matt Withrow rallied from back in 4th to pass race favorites Galen Rupp and Shadrack Kiptoo with a kick that brought a new word into the running lexicon, 'Ballerness'.
Foot Locker Top Moments From The Past Decade - #2 Battle of 3 Former Champs
The #2 Top Foot Locker Moment from the past decade comes from the girls race in 2008, the 30th Anniversary Running. The race was highly anticipated because for the first time in the 3 decades of the championship, 3 former champs were facing off in one race. Jordan Hasay won as a freshman in 2005 and was back for her 4th time. Kathy Kroeger won in 2006 as a sophomore and Ashley Brasovan won the previous year, 2007 as a junior. In fact, Kroeger was 2nd in 2007 and Hasay was 3rd. These race lived up to the hype and then some as some of the non-former champs wanted to put their stamp on the race as well, most notably one Allie McLaughlin.
WOW - Aisling Cuffe Before Foot Locker
Already one of the fastest high school distance girls of all time with a 10:02 2Mile PR, Aisling came into her senior year and tore up the cross country season. She owns the course record of pretty much every course she has touched, including a 16:40 which she ripped at the prestigious Great American. She has also taken down course records from some of New York's distance greats including 2004 Foot Locker Champ Aislinn Ryan and Nicole Blood. She has been ranked as the top high school harrier all fall and heads into the 2010 Foot Locker Championships as the favorite. She finished 12th as a sophomore and 4th as a junior.
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You and Me - Jason Poe
Numbers - Kingsley
This Time - The Crash Moderns
Foot Locker Top Moments From The Past Decade - #6 The Rocket Dominates
The #6 Top Foot Locker Moment from the past decade comes from the boys race in 2002. The future American Record Holder showed promise early in his career by dominating at Foot Locker and tying the largest margin of victory in the meets prestigious history, 20 seconds.
2010 Foot Locker FULL Boys Race (Lukas Verzbicas)
Foot Locker Top Moments From The Past Decade - #3 Fout Tops Super 6
The #3 Top Foot Locker Moment from the past decade comes from the boys race in 2007. The year boasted one the deepest boys field up front than had been seen in a very long time which included German Fernandez who had beaten the Woodard Park record, NXN Champ Chris Derrick, the top returnee Colby Lowe, Utah State Record breaker Luke Puskedra, and VCP record breaker Donn Cabral. But it was Indiana's Mike Fout who topped them all and was able to push hard even after an almost suicidal opening mile.
Foot Locker Top Moments From The Past Decade - #4 Photo Finish
The #4 Top Foot Locker Moment from the past decade comes from the girls race in 2009. Chelsey Sveinsson appeared to have the Foot Locker title wrapped up in the home stretch, but Megan Goethals unleashed a legendary kick that took both girls to the line.
Lukas Verzbicas 2 Time Champ Sandburg HS IL 2010 Foot Locker Championships
Lukas Verzbicas is one of only a few 2X Foot Locker Champs and the first ever to get the NXN/Foot Locker Double Win.
Aisling Cuffe Before Foot Locker and the college choice
The favorite at this weekends Foot Locker Finals, Aisling Cuffe of Cornwall, NY discusses being such a heavy favorite and her college decision. Cuffe was 4th at Foot Locker last fall and ran 10:02 in the 2Mile in the spring. This season has been tearing down course records everywhere she goes. Cuffe has also made her college decision for next fall and looks like she'll be heading West!
Aisling Cuffe National Champ by 34 Seconds Cornwall NY 2010 Foot Locker Championships
2010 Foot Locker Girls Race Finish
2010 National Championships Girls Race (Fulll)
Aisling Cuffe won the 2010 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships
Foot Locker XC Course Preview - San Diego
Check out the course at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA where tomorrow's Foot Locker National Championships will be run. Many of America's greatest distance runners of the past few decades have run this course and tomorrow, 80 more will. The races start at 9:15AM Pacific Time, check it out LIVE here on Flotrack
Music: Dansi Dans by For a Minor Reflection
Chad Noelle 10th (2nd XC Race Ever) Greene NY 2010 Foot Locker Championships
Girls' 2010 XC Foot Locker Nationals Highlights
Some pre-race, race and award banquet footage from the 2010 edition of the Foot Locker National Championships in San Diego. Carrie Verdon of Campolindo finished 19th in her first appearance.
Kelsey Lakowske 4th 2010 Foot Locker Champs
Lukas Verzbicas 2010 Foot Locker National Champion
Julie Nacouzi 3rd Montgomery HS CA 2010 Foot Locker Championships
Soph Andrew Gardner 4th Mead HS WA 2010 Foot Locker Championships
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