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Junior Nationals

Mission Bay Park, San Diego CA -- Saturday, February 16th, 2008

DyeStat on site with John Nepolitan

Meet's Own Site



Prior Years on DyeStat:
2007 - Boulder
2006 - NYC
2005 - Vancouver
2004 - Indianapolis
2003 - Houston
2002 - Vancouver
2001 - Vancouver
2000 - Greensboro

Defending champ Jordan Hasay and German Fernandez head prep entries

Several Foot Locker Finalists and other top preps will battle the young
collegians for spots on Team USA for the World XC Championships

Women's Race - Defending champ Jordan Hasay CA, having proven her injured foot is healthy and she's fit with last week's 9:23.90 3k, is the favorite. Other top preps include 2005 team member and 4-time Foot Locker Finalist Kauren Tarver CA, 2005 FL Finalist and 10:16 3200 runner Emily Reese GA, two-time FL Finalist Emilie Amaro FL, and 2007 FL Finalist Laurynne Chetelat CA head the prep entries - Doug Speck's Women's Preview

Men's Race - Tougher to make the team here, for preps, but FL Finalist/FL West Champ and CA state record setter German Fernandez looks to have the best chance. Also look for FL NE Champ Donn Cabral CT, two-time NTN top-3 finisher Ben Johnson NM, 2006 FL Finalist Griff Graves VA (9th here last year), and 2007 FL Finalists Jim Walmsley AZ, Kevin Williams CO, and Brett Walters CA. They will face tough comp in the likes of defending champ Elliott Heath, the Stanford frosh who won as a prep here last year, and U. of Virginia frosh Emil Heineking (top frosh finisher at NCAAs in 56th) - Doug Speck Men's Preview

Course Map, Championship Background and more coverage at DyeStatCal - Jordan Hasay's 3k tuneup

2007: Heath and Hasay

2007 Jr. XC winners Elliott Heath (left, photo John Nepolitan) and Jordan Hasay (right, photo Vic Sailer)


Saturday, February 16, 2008
9:00 a.m. Road Runner Sports Community 4 km
9:45 Masters Women's 8 km
10:45 Masters Men's 8 km
11:45 Junior Women's 6 km
12:30 p.m. Junior Men's 8 km
1:15 Open Women's 8 km
2:00 Open Men's 12 km

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