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2008 Foot Locker - Finals
the runners
12/13/08 at Balboa Park, San Diego CA
West Girls Gallery
Page Design by Dave Devine, Photos by Photorun.net
XC Stats and Analysis by SteveU, Track PRs by Mike Kennedy

Valley Christian (San Jose, Ca.) Senior

’08 XC: Rank-US Honorable Mention
6th FL West, 3rd D3 State (#10 overall), 1st Mt. SAC D3

Previous Foot Locker: ’07-23rd West, ’05-34th West

Track PRs: 10:26.09, 10:59.19

Analysis:  Great job coming out of CA D3 to face great competition for one of first times this year … top 15-20 will be a nice goal, but challenging.

San Clemente (Ca.) Senior

’08 XC: Rank-US#8
D1 state champ (#2 overall); 2nd’s at FL West, Mt. SAC Indiv., Woodbridge

Previous Foot Locker: ’07-28th West

Track PRs: 2:10.82, 4:46.6, 4:54.72 (mile), 9:45.3, 10:28.67 (2-mile)

Analysis:  Has done great this fall to push herself into national top ten, losing only to Hasay and Sarah Andrews TX (Woodbridge) … should be a solid top ten, or maybe top five if she’s at her best.

Mission College Prep (San Luis Obispo, Ca.) Senior

’08 XC: Rank-US#2
Won 4th straight FL West, D5 state and Mt. SAC titles

Previous Foot Locker: ’07-1st West/3rd Finals, ’06-1st West/10th Finals, ’05-1st West/1st Finals

Track PRs: 2:09.92, 4:14.50, 4:42.50, 9:19.6, 9:53.13

Analysis:  Great chance to be the one of the three previous champs to get her 2nd title … probably would do best by not taking it out as fast as’07, being in good position on final downhill, and/or being in position to use strong kick.


Skyline (Salt Lake City, Ut.) Senior

’08 XC: Rank-US Honorable Mention
7th FL West, DQ 5A State (would have been 2nd to Menlove)

Previous Foot Locker:  ’07-46th West

Track PRs: 5:04.01, 10:57.00

Analysis:  After DQ at state for uniform violation, many fans were thrilled to see Kipp make it here … top 15-20 would be a good goal.

Jordan (Ut.) Freshman

’08 XC: Rank-US#16
3rd FL West, 4A state champ (#1 overall)

Previous Foot Locker:  none

Track PRs: 4:29.90 (’07), 10:04.80 (’07)

Analysis: Has lived up to youth track accomplishments with great freshman season, establishing herself as best in Utah … top 10-15 could happen with a good day.


Torrey Pines (San Diego, Ca.) Junior

’08 XC: Rank-US Honorable Mention
5th FL West, 4th D1 state (#11 overall), 2nd Mt. SAC Team

Previous Foot Locker: ’06-41st FL West

Track PRs: 10:13.3, 10:47.59

Analysis:  On a sharp improvement curve after strong finish at state … Would probably aspire to top 15-20 finish, but could go higher if she makes another step of improvement.

University City (San Diego, Ca.) Senior

’08 XC: Rank-US Honorable Mention
8th FL West, 4th D3 State (#14 overall)

Previous Foot Locker:  ’07-45th West

Track PRs: 5:08.75

Analysis:  One of the bigger surprises to make team as CA D3 showed up well … top 20 would be great accomplishment.

Casa Grande (Petaluma, Ca.) Junior

’08 XC: Rank-US Honorable Mention
10th FL West, 3rd D2 State (#6 overall), 5th Mt. SAC Indiv.

Previous Foot Locker:  ’07-12th West, ’06-37th West

Track PRs: 4:33.1, 4:49.63, 9:59.76, 10:47.02

Analysis:  Has been one of CA’s top harriers for three years … could well perform better than her FL West finish would indicate … her 6th overall at CA state and 5th at Mt. SAC individual race more indicative of her talent.

Xavier Prep (Phoenix, Az.) Junior

’08 XC: Rank-US Honorable Mention
4th FL West, 5A-1 state champ (fastest overall), 2nd NXN SW, 6th Great American, 4th Mt. SAC Indiv.

Previous Foot Locker: ’07-3rd West/20th Finals, ’06-3rd West/24th Finals

Track PRs: 2:14.70, 4:50.42, 9:59.1, 10:24.57 (2-mile)

Analysis: After a super 2M PR to end ’08 track, has plateaued a bit … but still made top four of FL West for third straight year … improving ’07 FL Finals finish would be good accomplishment.


Klamath Falls (Or.) Senior

’08 XC: Rank-US Honorable Mention
9th FL West, 1st Border Clash, 1st 4A State

Previous Foot Locker: ’07-7th West/33rd Finals

Track PRs: 2:12.26, 4:28.79

Analysis:  2007 Finalist has come back strong after injury to start the season … great chance to better her 33rd place from last year.