Thousands of runners compete in four regionals. The top 8 in the seeded
boys and girls races win trips to San Diego for the national finals --
a weekend at the luxurious Hotel del Coronado and an ultra elite race
of 32 runners in historic Balboa Park. This is the 25th year of the championships.
Finals - Dec 13, Balboa Park, San Diego
- History of Foot Locker - by Doug Speck
- Regional honor roll - regional runners qualifying for DyeStat Elite national ranking
Region - Nov 29, Van Cortlandt Park, New York NY
Region - Nov 29, McAlpine Park, Charlotte NC
Region - Nov 29, UW-Parkside, Kenosha WI
Region - Dec 6, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut CA
- Foot Locker Favorites - DyeStat's list of leading contenders in each region
Years - results of the first 24 years of national finals.
the 25 years of Foot Locker - Doug Speck was there at the beginning and every year since, and now the announcer-coach-athletic director-webmaster-statistician chronicles on DyeStatCal, the Internet home of California track, the history of the only national championship competition for high school athletes.
- 1979-1983 - The first girls champion, Ellen Lyons of Idaho, was too fast for the pace cart on the downhills, and she did not oblige the camera man's strange request for the lead runners to stay together so it would look better on TV!. In 1983, Janet Smith and Matt Guisto had dramatic victories as the finals moved to the Morley Field Balboa park course that has been the home for the majority of national finals.
|PhotoRun's Foot Locker - Victah Sailer and his gang (Lisa Coniglio, Brian J. Myers, and Vinny Dusovic) are the premier photo crew at any major meet in the US and and many points beyond. We have put together albums with PhotoRun's best shots at the Foot Locker regionals, and you can see many more shots at the PhotoRun web site.
PhotoRun albums: NORTHEAST - SOUTH - MIDWEST - WEST