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Cross Country 1999

1999 Foot Locker Finals

Biographical Information on Finalists

by Doug Speck




1. -Danny Coval (Council Rock HS, Newtown, Pa) 
-Pa State AAA champ CC Leading team to title 
-4:11 1600m 

2. -Tristan Colangello (Gloucester HS, Mass) 
-State CC Champ - 
-Member Academic Honor Roll - Class Vice-President 
-4:15 1600m 

3. -David Barrett (Londonderry HS, NH)
-Class Champ CC & Track over 3200 meters 
-Member Academic Honor Roll 
-4:27 1600m & 9:39 3200m track 

4. -Jarrod Shoemaker (Lincoln Sudbury Reg HS, Sudbury, Mass) 
-Area All-Star four years - Class 2 mile champ track 
-3.51 GPA 
-9:43 3200m track 

5. -Colin Ingram (Winnacunnet HS, Hampton, NH) 
-Six Time NH State Champ Track and CC 
-Member Academic Nat'l Honor Society 
-1:55.1 800m & 4:20.1 1600 track 

6. *Brian McGovern (Fairfield Prep, Fairfield, Ct) 
-New England CC champ 
-Member Key Club 
-4:18 1600m & 9:20 3200m track 

7. -Scot Munro (South Park HS, Library, Pa) 
-State 1600m Champ Track 
-Vice-President of his Class 
-4:16 1600m track 

8. -Joshua Barchard (Somerville HS, Mass) 
-4th State Meet CC 
-9:30 3200m track 

1. *Alan Webb (South Lakes HS, Reston, Va) 
-Southern winner Course Record time - undefeated 1999 CC 
-4:06.94 mile last year breaking Jim Ryun's soph Nat'l Record 

2. -Ricky Brookshire (Watauga HS, Boone, NC) 
-NC St Champ CC & 1600 & 3200 Meters Track 
-4:11 best mile - 7th NSO Meet 

3. *Steven Maddox (The Colony, Tex) 
-Texas State Champion CC & 5th State Track 1600m & 3200m 
-9:23 3200m Track 

4. **Bobby Lockhart (Handley HS, Winchester, Va) 
-Two time Va State CC Champ - State 1600 & 3200m Champ Track 
-4:20 1600m 

5. *John Jefferson (Atlantic HS, Del Ray Beach, Fl) 
-2nd & 3rd last two years in Florida in CC 
- 2nd St Meet 1600m Track 4:13 best 

6. -Ian Dickinson (Milton, Alpharetta, Ga) 
-Two time Ga State CC Champ 
-member Nat'l Honor Society 
-9:17 3200m track 

7. *Sean Jefferson (Atlantic HS, Del Ray Beach, Fl) 
-3rd & 2nd last two years Florida CC 
-State Champ 3200m Track 9:15 best 

8. *Stephen Haas (North Mecklenberg HS, Huntersville, NC) 
-State runner-up CC - 
-4:17 1600m 

1. *Dathan Ritzenhein (Rockford, Mi) 
-8th place here last year - 
-State CC & 3200m Champ Track 
-member school academic honor roll 
-4:14 1600m & 9:01 for 2 miles track 

2. -Matthew Tegenkamp (Lee's Summit HS, Mo) 
-State Champ CC and 3200m in Track 
-Member Academic Honor Roll 
-9:14 3200m Track 

3. -Donald Sage (York HS, Elmhurst, Il) 
-State CC Champ this Fall - 1600 & 3200m Champ in Track 
-Member Nat'l Honor Society 
-4:08 1600m & 9:02.7 3200m track 

4. *Nick Schneider (Benilde-St. Margaret's, St. Louis Park, Mn) 
-State CC & Nat'l JO 1500m champ 
-Member Nat'l Honor Society each semester in HS 
-9:08 3200m track 

5. -Stephen Padgett (La Salle HS, Cincinnati, Oh) 
-State CC champ 
-Student Body President - Member Nat'l Honor Society 
-9:22 3200m in track 

6. -Tim Keller (West Chicago Community HS, Il) 
-2nd Il State Meet CC - 
-Member Nat'l Honor Society 
-9:15 3200m track 

7. -Tom Greenless (Milford HS, Mi) 
-3 time All-State in CC 
-Vice President of Student Congress 
-1:53.5 800m in track 

8. -Todd Mobley (Walled Lake Central HS, Mi) 
-2nd Mich State "A" Div CC - 
-Member Nat'l Honor Society 
-4:27 1600m 


1. -Josh Rohatinsky (Provo HS, Ut)
-Three Time National Foot Locker Qualifier - 4 x CC Athl Yr Utah
-Won 7 State Indiv Championships - Utah Wendy's Heisman winner 
-8:55 3200m track 

2. -Ian Dobson (Klamath Union HS, Klamath Falls, Or) 
-Two Time Nat'l Foot Locker Finalist - 2 x Oregon St CC champ
-Member Academic Honor Society 
-8:34 3000m Track 

3. -Golden Harper (Orem HS, Utah) 
-Two time Utah 5A CC champion - 3rd Great Southwest 3200m 
-9:10 3200m Track 

4. -Augie Escobar (Villa Park HS, Ca) 
-Cal St Div II Champ CC - 
-8:56 3200m Track 

5. -Daniel Mejia (Katella HS, Anaheim, Ca) 
-98 Cal St Div II Champion CC - 
-Art Award winner - 
-4:17 1600m Track 

6. -Travis Laird (San Marcos HS, Ca) 
-Cal State Div I CC champion 
-9:18 3200m Track 

7. -Eric Logdson (Canby, Or) 
-3rd St 4A CC Meet 
-8:32 3000m in track 

8. -Jesse McLeod (Lassen HS, Susanville, Ca) 
-2nd Cal State Meet Div 4 
-State Award winner computer networking 
-9:54 3200m track 



1. **Melissa Donais (Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass) 
-most amazing Regional upset in Foot Locker History - 
-2:24 800 meters in track 

2. -Danielle Jelly (Clarke HS, Westbury, NY) 
-Two Time Foot Locker National Finalist 
-99 NY State CC champ 
-Member School orchestra 
-10:05 3000m track 

3. -Jillian Mastrioanni (Sayville HS, NY)
-Three time Foot Locker Nat'l Finalist - 
-Ranked first in her class academically - 
-4:48 for mile & 10:22 3200m track 

4. **Laurel Burdick (Fayeteville-Manlius HS, Manlius, NY) 
-Eastern States Invitational & NY Federation CC Champ 
-10:15 3000 meters in track 

5. -Katie Polizzotto (Nahsoba Regional HS, Bolton, Mass) 
-Mass State CC Champ 
-Wendy Heisman's State Finalist 
-10:46 3200m in track 

6. *Molly Landreth (Newburyport HS, Mass) 
-Second Mass State Meet CC
-Member High Academic Honor Roll 
-5:14 1600m & 11:12 3200m in track 

7. *Jodi Vachon (Central HS, Manchester, NH) 
-New England CC champ 
-Has had academic high honors every grading period in high school
-5:04 1600m 

8. **Tracey Brauksieck (Homer HS, NY)
-NY State 3000m champ track - 
-10:00.68 best for that distance. 


1. -Erin Swain (Lake Braddock HS, Burke, Va) 
-Va St AAA CC Champ past Fall - 
-two year member National Honor Society 
-10:51 3200m track 

2. *Jessa Vacek (Carroll HS, Southlake, Tx) 
-2nd Texas State Meet CC this Fall 
-Member school choir and Student Council 
-5:09 1600m & 10:47 3200m track 

3. **Casey McGraw (Freedom HS, Morganton, NC) 
-Minnesota State Champ last year as a ninth grader 
-Member Student Council & Choir 
-5:14 1600m & 11:25 3200m track 

4. -Hillary White (Bucholz, Gainesville, Fl) 
-3 time Florida State champ in CC, & 1600 & 3200m Track
-5:00 1600m & 11:08 3200m track 

5. -Ariel Glassman (Hendersonville HS, NC) 
-State Champ in Cross-Country and over 1600m & 3200m in Track 
-Member Nat'l Honor Society - Class Vice-President & 
School Treasurer 

6. *Christa Benton (Keswick Christian School, St. Petersburg, Fl)
-Two time State CC champ & over 3200 meters in track 
-member Nat'l Honor Society 
-5:18 1600m & 11:32 3200m in track 

7. -Mason-Marie Cathey (Bishop Kenny HS, Jacksonville, Fl) 
-Fl State Champ CC & in track 800, 1600m, & the Pole Vault 
-Member Nat'l Honor Society & Homecoming Queen 
-2:11 800m - 4:55 mile in track 

8. -Renee Metivier (Marcus HS, Flower Mound, Tx)
-Texas State CC champ - 4th Jr Olympics 1500m 
-Member Nat'l Honor Society - 
-5:02 1600m track 


1. -Victoria Jackson (Lake Forest HS, Il) 
-All State CC four years - Mid East Meet Champ this Fall - 
3200m State champ track 
-10:44 3200m track

2. -Amanda Pape (Olathe South HS, Olathe, Ks) 
-2 x National Foot Locker Finalist CC - 2nd Natl Jr's 5000m Track
-4.1 GPA 
-10:25.8 3200m track 

3. -Michelle Lilienthal (Iowa City HS, Ia) 
-2 x State CC champ - 1500m & 3000m Champ Track 
-Member National Honor Society 
-9:48 3000m track 

4. *Kalin Toedebusch (Rockford HS, Mi) 
-Member National Scholastic Outdoor Champship team Dist Med Re
-Three year member of Academic Honor Roll 
-5:00 1600m 

5. -Beth Hodge (Century HS, Bismark, ND) 
-No Dak outstanding Sr Athlete 
-4.0 GPA - Homecoming Queen 
-4:58 1600m 

6. -Rebecca Mitchell (Geneva HS, Il) 
-Four time Foot Locker Nat'l Finalist CC - 2 x State 1600m Ch Tr 
-Finalist Wendy's Heisman Award 
-4:54 1600m Track 

7. -Katherine Hartmann (Woodstock, Il) 
-Il State AA CC champ 
-Member Academic Nat'l Honor Society 
-10:50 3200m track 

8. *Michelle de la Vina (Wheeler HS, Valpariso, In) 
-State CC Champion also 1600 and 3200m in Track 
-4:55 1600m & 10:19 3200m track 


1. *Alicia Craig (Campbell County HS, Gillette, Wy)
-Wy St CC Champ - leader nation's #1 ranked team 1998 
-Member Academic Honor Society & Jr Class Vice President 
-5:09 1600m track 

2. **Felicia Guliford (Gallup, NM) 
-Two time Nat'l Qualifier already as just soph - 4th 98 Nat'ls 
-Two Time NM State CC Champ - winner Great Amer CC Festival 
-Member Nat'l Honor Society 
-5:00 1600m track 

3. -Victoria Chang (Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii) 
-St CC Champ - 1500m and 3000m Track Champion 
-English Award winner - Japanese Club President 
-9:40 3000m track 

4. **Laura Zeigle (Bingham HS, South Jordan, Ut) 
-Leader Nation's #1 team this Fall - CR every run except two 
-Member School Academic Honor Roll 
-10:54 3200m track 

5. -Valerie Flores (San Pedro, Ca) 
-5th Cal St Meet - LA City Champ - 
-Calif Scholarship Federation - Academic All-Star 8 semesters
-5:01 1600m track 

6. *Alejandra Barrientos (San Lorenzo Valley HS, Felton, Ca) 
-Cal St Div III CC Champ - St 1600m & Nat'l Jr 1500m Champ
-4:45 1600m - 10:25 3200m track 

7. *Anita Siraki (Hoover HS, Glendale, Ca) 
-Cal State Div I CC champion 
-4:55 1600m & 10:30 3200m Track 

8. -Abby Miller (Green Valley HS, Henderson, Nv)
-3 x Foot Locker Nat'l Qualifier - 4 x Nv St CC champ 
-Wendy's Heisman National Finalist - 
-4:53 1600m - 10:37 3200m track 

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