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Foot Locker 2003

Northeast Region
Nov 29, 2003 at Van Cortlandt Park, New York NY


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DONNA ON THE SIDE at the Foot Locker Northeast regional
Part 1 - the scene and winners
Part 2 - athletes, parents, fans, and friends
Part 3 - sideline scenes

by Donna Dye

the scene

The Cross Country season comes to a close with the Footlocker Championship this year in Balboa Park, San Diego California. Getting to the finals means qualifying in a regional meet by being one of the first eight finishers. Runners compete in the South, MidWest, West and Northeast regionals. In a field of good and seasoned runners, that is no easy task.

The Northeast Regional is run on one of the most difficult courses in cross country, Van Cortlandt Park on the edge of New York City. Saturday, was a cloudy, windy and cool day. The championship races are held in the middle of several races run during the day; family, friends, classmates and fans line the sidelines cheering for sometimes one and sometimes all. Parents pace on the sidelines, engaged sometimes in nervous chatter and even grandparents get in on the nerves game. And then when it's all over, kids smile or cry while parents celebrate or comfort. It's all in a day on the road to Footlocker Finals.

Now onto the Meet!


Winners

1st Place
Nicole Blood SO NY 17.45
1st Place
Ben True SR ME 15.23
2nd Place
Brittany Sedberry SO NJ 18.17
2nd Place
Victor Gras SR MA 15.25
3rd Place
Aislinn Ryan SO NY 18.21
3rd Place
Gavin Coombs SR CT 15.28
4th Place
Lindsey Ferguson SO NY 18.24
8th Place
Ahmed Haji SR CT 15.31
5th Place
Frances Koons SR PA 18.25
6th Place
Lindsay Donaldson SR MA 18.26

8th Place
Allison Kieffer JR NY 18:26.

DONNA ON THE SIDE at the Foot Locker Northeast regional
Part 1 - the scene and winners
Part 2 - athletes, parents, fans, and friends
Part 3 - sideline scenes

 

Foot Locker Northeast region

 


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