Coverage

2006 Footlocker South Photo Gallery - Seeded Boys Nov 27, 2006

Photos taken by John Herzog of the seeded boys race from the 2006 Footlocker South Regionals held at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, November 25th. 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 photo prints as well as photo CD\'s of individual athletes can be ordered at http://va.milesplit.com/Photos/

Foot Locker South: Virginia Entrants Nov 22, 2006

As of Wednesday 2:07 PM, a list of registered Virginia entrants for this Saturday\'s Foot Locker South Regional to be held at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Footlocker South: Hale, Amaro, M. Anderson Qualify for Nationals Nov 25, 2006

Emilie Amaro finished third in the girls seeded race, Kayla Hale close behind in sixth--both will be on the plane to San Diego for nationals. Ashley Brasovan is not a fan of McAlpine Park, having another off race this year and will not advance. In the boys race, Michael Anderson finished 8th in 15:14.

2006 Footlocker South Photo Gallery - Seeded Girls Nov 25, 2006

Photos taken by John Herzog of the seeded girls race from the 2006 Footlocker South Regional held at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, November 25th. 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 photo prints as well as photo CD\'s of individual athletes can be ordered at http://va.milesplit.com/Photos/

Q&A Interview: Kathy Kroeger Nov 25, 2006

MileStat.com\'s Brandon Miles interviews Footlocker South runner-up Kathy Kroeger from Tennessee who dueled it out with Virginia\'s Aurora Scott as both runners ran under the 20 year old course record of 16:45 set by two-time Foot Locker Nationals champion Erin Keogh of Langley High School. Kroeger\'s final time of 16:32 put her six seconds behind Scott and 13 seconds ahead of Keogh\'s record. Keogh has the second fastest winning time ever at Balboa Park, the home course for Footlocker Nationals, in 16:43.

Q&A Interview: Aurora Scott Nov 25, 2006

MileStat.com\'s Brandon Miles interviews Footlocker South champion Aurora Scott as the homeschooled junior from Chesapeake broke the 20 year old course record held by fellow Virginia Erin Keogh of Langley (16:45, 1986) by a considerable 19 second margin with her final time of 16:26. After the win and course record time, Scott has to be considered as one of the favorites for Foot Locker Nationals to be held on Saturday, December 9th in San Diego, California at Balboa Park (even with defending champ Jordan Hasay of California returning).

2006 Footlocker South Photo Gallery - Junior/Senior Girls Nov 27, 2006

Photos taken by John Herzog of the junior/senior girls race from the 2006 Footlocker South Regional held at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, November 25th. 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 photo prints as well as photo CD\'s of individual athletes can be ordered at http://va.milesplit.com/Photos/

Levi Grandt and Amber Riley Lead WV Runners at Footlocker Nov 26, 2006

Running in the Footlocker Seeded race, Levi Grandt, a junior, from Doddridge County placed 35th overall in 15:44 on the 5K McAlpine Course in Charlotte, N.C. Grandt bettered his time from last year\'s trip by 19 seconds. Amber Riley, a senior, from University High finished as the top West Virginia runner placing 48th in the Seeded race with a time of 18:39. Chelsea Clark, Cory Hampshire and Monica Chase earn All-South honors. There is lots of coverage with articles and pictures under the Footlocker South results link

2006 Footlocker South Photo Gallery - Freshmen/Sophomore Girls Nov 28, 2006

Photos taken by John Herzog of the freshmen & sophomore girls race from the 2006 Footlocker South Regional held at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, November 25th. 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 photo prints as well as photo CD\\\'s of individual athletes can be ordered at http://va.milesplit.com/Photos/

Footlocker South Video Clips Nov 26, 2006

Video clips of the seeded races from the 2006 Footlocker South Regionals held at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, November 25th. Clips from the other non-seeded races to come.

2006 Footlocker South Photo Gallery - Sophomore Boys Nov 27, 2006

Photos taken by John Herzog of the sophomore boys race from the 2006 Footlocker South Regional held at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, November 25th. 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 photo prints as well as photo CD\'s of individual athletes can be ordered at http://va.milesplit.com/Photos/

Ryan Hill captures South title and a trip to San Diego Nov 25, 2006

Ryan Hill of Hickory High School won the South Region race in a NEW STATE RECORDsetting time of 14:46. Hill was with the front pack at the mile mark as the group hit about 4:36. Coming down the hill, Ryan had let some of the leaders pull ahead, but he obviously knew he was still in striking distance. He came through the 2-mile mark in around 9:35ish and was sitting in 4th place. Somewhere in the back mile he made a serious push to get to the front and challenge Girma Mecdheso (GA) for the title. As they came onto the lake, Ryan had a slight lead (step). Girma then pulled back ahead and Ryan just sat there. Just before the final stretch he put on one of the sickest kicking displays I\'ve seen at McAlpine. He ripped up the final stretch to win the region, secure a ticket of the National Championships in San Diego, break the NC state record, and to tie last year\'s champ, Michael Eaton, for the 4th fastest time ever run at McAlpine . . . as a JUNIOR. Interview with Ryan Hill by Brandon Miles

Q&A Interview: Mike Spooner Nov 26, 2006

MileStat.com\'s Brandon Miles interviews West Springfield senior Mike Spooner after earning his first trip to Footlocker Nationals with a fifth place finishing run of 15:06 at Footlocker South in Charlotte, North Carolina. Spooner was the second finisher of three Virginians who qualified for San Diego.

Q&A Interview: Ben Hubers Nov 26, 2006

MileStat.com\'s Brandon Miles interviews Ben Hubers of McEachern High School in Georgia as Hubers earned his second trip to Footlocker Nationals by placing second at Footlocker South in Charlotte with a time of 14:51.

Q&A Interview: Kathy Kroeger Nov 25, 2006

MileStat.com's Brandon Miles interviews Footlocker South runner-up Kathy Kroeger from Tennessee who dueled it out with Virginia's Aurora Scott as both runners ran under the 20 year old course record of 16:45 set by two-time Foot Locker Nationals champion Erin Keogh of Langley High School.

Footlocker South: Scott breaks Keogh\'s course record!!! Virginia sending 3 boys to San Diego! Nov 28, 2006

Aurora Scott, the homeschooled junior from Chesapeake, broke the 20 year standing course record held by Virginia all-time distance great Erin Keogh of Langley (16:45) by a convincing 19 second margin with a final time of 16:26 to outduel race favorite and Great American champ Kathy Kroeger of Tennesse (16:32) with both runners going well under the course mark at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. While Scott was the lone Virginia girl qualifier as Catherine White dropped out at the two mile mark, Virginia is sending their first trio of boys since the 2001 Foot Locker finalist group of Bobby Lockhart, Matt Keally, and Fleet Hower as Abingdon junior Griff Graves (3rd, 14:55), West Springfield senior Mike Spooner (5th, 15:06), and Mountain View sophomore Thomas Porter (10th, 15:13) will all be making the trip to San Diego together representing the state. North Carolina\'s Ryan Hill won the seeded boys race in 14:46. More to come with Charlotte as MileStat.com was on-site with coverage from Brandon Miles and John Herzog. Q&A Interviews (w/ Audio version): Aurora Scott - Kathy Kroeger - Ryan Hill - Ben Hubers - Griff Graves - Mike Spooner - Thomas Porter Photo Galleries by John Herzog: Seeded Girls (531 photos) - Seeded Boys (491 photos) - Sophomore Boys (209 photos) - Junior/Senior Girls (396 photos) - Freshmen/Sophomore Girls (490 photos) - Senior Boys - Rest of unseeded races to come soon! Race Video Clips by Brandon Miles - Seeded races posted. Unseeded to come except for fr/so girls. Regional Meet Summary - By Brandon Miles. Virginia meet summary to come later on Monday! Virginia Results - Filtering out runners from other states to only show VA finishers in each race. Combined VA results to come.

Pre-meet Interview with Sophomore Kathy Kroeger Nov 25, 2006

Southeast Region editor Brandon Miles of MileStat.com was able to land a pre-meet interview with sophomore Kathy Kroeger of Independence High School (TN) heading into Saturday's Footlocker South Regional to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Foot Locker South Coverage: San Diego or Bust! Nov 22, 2006

Foot Locker South is coming up this weekend as McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, North Carolina will host the best cross country runners from the 14 state region with state of Virginia bringing in some of the best that the South has to offer.

Q&A Interview: Griff Graves Nov 26, 2006

MileStat.com\'s Brandon Miles interviews Abingdon junior Griff Graves, who led the way for Team Virginia at Footlocker South Regionals as the first of three Footlocker Nationals qualifiers from the state and also help Virginia to the state team title (top five scorers) with his third place time of 14:55. The two-time 2A state cross country champion Graves will be joined in San Diego on December 9th for Foot Locker Nationals by fellow Virginians in Mike Spooner and Thomas Porter.

Q&A Interview: Ryan Hill Nov 26, 2006

MileStat.com\'s Brandon Miles interviews Footlocker South champion Ryan Hill of Hickory High School in North Carolina as Hill ran the fastest time ever at McAlpine by anyone from North Carolina and tied the four fastest overall with a 14:46 clocking to win as a junior.

Q&A Interview: Thomas Porter Nov 25, 2006

MileStat.com\'s Brandon Miles interviews Mountain View sophomore Thomas Porter who held off Kevin Schwab of Oklahoma for the final spot to San Diego for Foot Locker Nationals in finishing tenth overall in the seeded race at Foot Locker South with a personal best time of 15:13. Porter is the only underclassmen qualifier among the South region boys and has a sensational finish this fall after being ranked outside of the top ten in the state earlier in the season. Porter helped Virginia have their first trio of boys\' qualifiers since 2001 with Bobby Lockhart, Matt Keally, and Fleet Hower.

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