30th Foot Locker 1979 to 2008
Foot Locker News Boys Preview and Predictions by SteveU - Long Roads to San Diego - runners from three foreign countries and Alaska are best bets to win the Trophy. Girls Preview and Predictions by SteveU - Collision of Champions as 3 former champions meet in the same race for the first time in 30 years of Foot Locker. Foot Locker Finals - 1979 Flashback - A conversation with Ellen (Lyons) Santiago, the first girls champion of the Kinney/Foot Locker series in 1979 - by Laura Magee Foot Locker Finals - 1979 Flashback - A conversation with Brent Steiner, the first boys champion of the Kinney/Foot Locker series in 1979 - by Laura Magee Galleries: Photos, stats, analysis by DyeStat team. - Boys West - Northeast - South - Midwest Girls - Northeast - South - Midwest - West A 4-time qualifier reflects: - Shelby Greany NY is one of 3 making her 4th trip to San Diego in 08. The Finals Fields Are Set - 40 boys and 40 girls are heading for San Diego. West Boys Race Flow - action album of 32 photos Jordan Hasay wins the West again - first 4-time regional winner in the 30 years of Foot Locker -- any region, boys or girls. SteveU Predicts the West - Jordan Hasay and Trevor Dunbar plus the next 9 in each race. West Region preview - Jordan Hasay looking for 4-peat; Mt. SAC champ Trevor Dunbar challenges California boys again. How did SteveU do? Not bad - Our SteveU predicted 38 of the 60 qualifiers from the November 29 regionals, including 4 of the 6 winners. Northeast regional - Solomon Haile MD, Emily Jones MA are decisive winners. Shelby Greany qualifies for fourth trip to San Diego. South regional - Tennessee titans rule - Kathy Kroeger, Bill Matthews, Matt Sonnenfeldt. Midwest regional - Goethals and Zivec conquer snow and mud and Sisson and Manilafasha. SteveU Predicts the qualifiers in Northeast, South and Midwest regions. South Preview - Ashley Brasovan, Kathy Kroeger lead best-ever girls field; boys field wide open. - contenders should come from Steve Underwood's rankings of top 25 US runners. SteveU's Top 25 Nov. 27 Boys - Nov. 27 Girls Midwest Preview - US#1 Joseph Manilafasha and US#4 Allie McLaughlin look to help extend Colorado dominance - Also, DyeStat IL Preview. Northeast Preview - Solomon Haile are favored in loaded fields. George Kochman preview. and Lanie Thompson West entries - USATF Youth Athlete of the Year Jordan Hasay and Mt. SAC champion Trevor Dunbar head the lists of leading runners in seeded races. Challenging Choices - Individual XC stars around the country weigh post-season options between Foot Locker and NXN and Foot Locker. SteveU reports. Q&A - Ryan Hall, Carrie Tollefson, and Julia Stamps talk about their Foot Locker experiences. Finals - A rare repeat champion could be crowned this year with three former girls champions available. Foot Locker champs 1979 to 2008 - Boys - Girls Prior Years on DyeStat - DyeStat coverage since 1997
Q&A - three former Foot Locker finalists talk about the experience.
RYAN HALL It was the first time that I had been treated like a king for being a runner . . . Be patient the first mile . . . Make sure to finish strong. You don't want to be the hunted in the homestretch . . . Be ready for everything yet expect nothing. More CARRIE TOLLEFSON It was sort of like being at the Olympics for a teenager. More JULIA STAMPS You just have to give it all that you have and that is the best you can do. . . . At the last mile, don't put anything on the side and put the hammer down. More