National Finals
Prior Years on DyeStat

2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997


Air Jordan and AJ's Nation!

With devastating mid-race moves that destroyed their competition,
Jordan Hasay
and AJ Acosta made it a California sweep

Girls - Freshman Jordan Hasay CA duplicated her West region blitz of a week earlier and ran away from everyone in the last mile to win by 14 seconds in 17:04, 8th fastest ever at Balboa Park. Hasay is the second freshman ever to win Foot Locker (Erin Davis 1993). Marie Lawrence NV 17:19 was second for the third straight year. Defending champ Aislinn Ryan NY 17:34 was third after setting the early pace, and Megan O'Reilly WA 17:36 was fourth.

Boys - With his AJ Nation crowd cheering every step, A.J. Acosta from nearby Oceanside won in 15:01.01, the first San Diego winner since Marc Davis in 1986. Acosta gapped the field late in the second mile, but had to withstand a furious stretch run by Michael Coe CA 15:02. Also closing fast were Ryan Craven IL 15:12 and Kenny Klotz OR 15:13.


Double Surprise! Aislinn Ryan and Ken Cormier fool the experts.

  - Midwest region rules with sweep of all four championships, boys and girls, team and individual. Matt Withrow IL runs down Galen Rupp OR and Shadrack Kiptoo NM in the boys. Katelyn Kaltenbach CO copies that to beat freshman Marie Lawrence NV. The meet was enriched by the presence of the four US high school boys who have run a sub-4 minute mile.
Withrow passes Kiptoo and Rupp in the closing strides.
Kaltenbach passes Lawrence
Killer Kat and Cowboy Matt get trophies at champhionship dinner-dance.
the exclusive sub-4 club of US high school milers:
Jim Ryun, Tim Danielson, Marty Liquouri and Alan Webb



The Rocket
and The Zephyr!

Chris (the Rocket) Solinsky WI and Zoe (the Zephyr) Nelson MT dominate with powerful surges in the third mile in the return to Balboa Park, San Diego after several years at Disney World in Florida.


- Tim Moore MI edges Bobby Lockhart VA in closest boys final ever, with future champion Chris Solinsky WI third; Amber Trotter CA romps by 40 seconds in one of the most lopsided finals ever.


2000 - Dathan Ritzenhein MI leaves Alan Webb and Ryan Hall in the Disney dust to become the fifth repeat winner of Foot Locker. Sara Bei CA rallies past Anita Siraki at the wire in a triumphant return to the finals that she first made as a freshman..


1999 - Dathan Ritzenhein CO gets his first title; Vicki Chang HI sweeps to victory after Felicia Guliford falters in the last 200 meters.

1998 - Erin Sullivan VT repeats, Jorge Torres IL wins boys race in his fourth try.

1997 - New England sweeps with Abdirizak Mohamud MA and Erin Sullivan VT.



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