Saturday, December 08, 2012

Hauger Third at Foot Locker; Adam Goucher/Carrie Tollefson Tell Stories

Shakopee's Maria Hauger finished third at the Foot Locker National XC Championships in San Diego Saturday.  Winner Anna Rohrer, a sophomore from Mishawaka High School in  Indiana broke away in the last mile of the 5K race to win in an unofficial time of 17:25.  Runner-up Catarina Rocha, a senior from Peadbody HS in Massachusetts, just nipped Hauger with a finish straight sprint with a time of 17:29,  Hauger finished in 17:30.

Carrie Tollefson was at the meet working.  She did the play- by-play for the race and was among the former Footlocker stars at an interview session where Adam Goucher tells a Kara/Carrie story HERE. Tollefson shares her own memories of her Footlocker experience HERE.

In the boys' race defending champion Edward Cheserek(14:58) of St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey outkicked Sean McGorty(second in 15:03) of Chantilly High School in Virginia and North Dakota's Jake Leingang(15:05) from Bismark HS in the last quarter mile.

Video of girls' race is HERE.

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