Foot Locker 2000
Sara Bei and Dathan Ritzenhein win the national championship
trophies. On right is US Olympian Jen Rhines.
Disney World, Orlando
FL, December 9, 2000
coverage of the finals - race
reports, interviews, results, 100+ photos including race
sequence and all finishers, and gallery of all 80 finalists and
alternates with past performances in 2000 XC and 2000
on the Side: 36 pix of a Family Affair
Winner: Dathan Ritzenhein
Repeat champion. Continues 2-year undefeated
string in HS cross country and track. Heat and a slow
first mile (4:47) block record, but still second fastest Foot
Locker final ever.
Winner: Sara Bei
Completing her comeback from a disappointing
10th place regional finish a year ago. Third trip to the
finals is a charm with a thrilling stretch win over Anita Siraki.
Several girls complained of heat, including Alicia Craig, who
fell out of contention in the third mile.
- National Finals -
9, Disney World, Orlando FL -
race reports, interviews, results, and 100+ photos including race sequence
and all finishers
Regional Times - 226 runners in 11/25 Foot Locker regionals met DyeStat
Leader List standards
polls about Foot Locker - What do our readers say about
who will win the boys championship? Girls?
Foot Locker Message Board - debate all the issues and
- What does it take?
- to win Foot Locker, to qualify for the finals, to make All American status
the stats for last 3 years.
- Regionals -
information, results, pictures, interviews
- Northeast -
Nov 25, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx NY
- South -
Nov 25, McAlpine Greenway, Charlotte NC
- Midwest -
UW-Parkside, Kenosha WI.
- West -
Mt San Antonio College, Walnut CA
- Returning Runners:
- Defending boys champion Dathan Ritzenhein and Alicia Craig,
3rd in 1999, head the lists.
Northeast - Brian McGovern 6th, Melissa Donais 1st.
- Alan Webb 1st, Jessa Vacek 2nd
- Dathan Ritzenhein 1st, Kalin Toedebusch 4th
West - Erik Heinonen 10th, Alicia Craig 1st
- Prior Years on DyeStat: 1999
Locker history - results of all
21 national finals
Locker's own home page
The king and queen of high school cross country are crowned in the Foot
Locker championships. Four regional championships send the top eight boys
and top eight girls to Orlando, where the 32-runner finals are contested on a
golf course at Disney World.
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