Foot Locker Nats Coverage: Scott is national runner-up to Kroeger! Best VA girl finish in 20 yrs! Dec 09, 2006

Aurora Scott wanted the win, but had to settle for second place behind fellow South region runner in Kathy Kroeger of Tennessee (17:29) at Foot Locker Nationals in 17:39. After a slow and strategic early portion of the race, the two South region runners were able to gap the field after two miles with Kroeger able to pull ahead of Scott on the final hill. Scott\'s finish is the highest by a Virginian girl at Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego since 1986 and it is the first occassion that the South region has had the top two finishers. Meanwhile, the three Virginian boys did not get the results they wanted with Mike Spooner as the top finisher in 23rd place at 16:03 and followed in by Griff Graves in 28th at 16:11 and Thomas Porter in 31st at 16:19 in the 40 runner field. However, Graves and Porter as juniors and sophomores gained valuable experience in their first trips to San Diego, which could help considerably if they are able to make it back next year. More coverage from San Diego as was on-site with Brandon Miles and John Herzog covering the Virginia athletes as well as the other \"Milesplit Network kids\" (South region runners in particular). Plenty of great photos from John Herzog and videos, stories, and interviews from Brandon Miles!

Centrowitz 8th at Nationals, Smith 18th Dec 09, 2006

At Footlocker Nationals in San Diego, Matt Centrowitz finished an impressive 8th place with a time of 15:34. Alison Smith came through at 18:37 for 18th place. We have videos, photos, and other race coverage.

2006 Foot Locker Nationals Photo Gallery - Race Day Dec 09, 2006

Photos taken by John Herzog of race day from the 2006 Foot Locker Nationals held at Balboa Park in San Diego, California on Saturday, December 9th. Photos include finalists intros, race photos, post-race awards and miscellaneous shots.

Foot Locker Nationals Preview Dec 08, 2006

Virginia will have four representatives in Saturday\'s Foot Locker Nationals held at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. The lone female among the Virginians is Aurora Scott as the homeschooled junior from Chesapeake has a strong chance at becoming the first Foot Locker Nationals champion from the state of Virginia as well as the South region since 1986. Meanwhile, Abingdon junior Griff Graves and West Springfield senior Mike Spooner have All-American top 15 aspirations and higher in the 40 runner field for the boys. Mountain View sophomore Thomas Porter will be getting valuable early experience on Saturday at Balboa as only one of a few underclassmen who have qualified for the race among the four Foot Locker regions.

PA @ Foot Locker Nationals Dec 08, 2006

Photos by MileSplit\'sJohn Herzog of PA Foot Locker Finalists Neely Spence, Carly Seymour and Paul Springer

Ryan Hill\'s off to San Diego Dec 05, 2006

Ryan Hill, a Junior from Hickory HS, is ready to finish off his cross-country season on a high note at Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego.