Nike cross vs. Footlocker

mathking

Well-known member
Dress Warm.

Woodridge and Wal$h have had both a boy and girl Footlocker qualifier.
What other schools have done that?

Dublin Coffman had JJ White who was 3rd (in 1992 when Ohio had 4 in the top 10) and Marni Kruppa who finished 8th.

I also believe that three of the four Ohio boys who qualified in 1992 also qualified in 1991.
 

Lancermania

Lancers lead the way!
Brian Hesson qualified for three years and was an All American all three years: 15th in 1990, 3rd in 1991, and 8th in 1992.

Josh Ritchie was an All American for both years that he qualified: 8th in 1991 and 5th in 1992.

J.J. White qualified in 1991 and finished 21st, was an All American in 1992 finishing 3rd.
 

Lancermania

Lancers lead the way!
Ohio Boys All Americans

Here is the list of Ohio's boys who made All American status at the Nationals. You have to finish in the top 15 to receive the designation. They are sorted by high school. The nationals were either held in Florida or in California.

Brian Hesson Caldwell 15th 15:39 CA 1990
Brian Hesson Caldwell 3rd 15:21 CA 1991
Brian Hesson Caldwell 8th 15:38 CA 1992
J.J. White Dublin 3rd 15:18 CA 1992
Mike Beetler Firelands 11th 15:31 CA 1984
Wesley Smith Hudson 2nd 15:01 CA 2002
Brian Godsey Lakota 11th 15:47 FL 1998
Doug Bockenstette La Salle 7th 15:17 CA 1993
Dean Fulmer La Salle 6th 15:10 CA 1994
Steve Padgett La Salle 9th 15:09 FL 1999
Allen Bader La Salle 15th 15:17 FL 2001
Stuart Henderson McDonald 5th 15:10 CA 1989
John Sence Milford 2nd 15:08 CA 1987
Joe Barnes Northmont 13th 16:02 FL 1997
Joe Barnes Northmont 9th 15:46 FL 1998
Jason Rexing Pickerington 9th 15:40 1992
Jason Rexing Pickerington 12th 15:34 CA 1993
Bob Mau Rocky River 8th 15:00 FL 1982
Scott Fry Sandusky 1st 14:50 CA 1984
Levi Fox Troy 10th 15:38 CA 2004
Josh Ritchie Walsh Jesuit 8th 15:33 CA 1991
Josh Ritchie Walsh Jesuit 5th 15:33 CA 1992
Bob Kennedy Westerville North 3rd 15:05 CA 1986
Bob Kennedy Westerville North 1st 14:59 CA 1987
Robert Henes Woodridge 5th 14:52 CA 1985
 
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Norweigan

New member
Entries were posted yesterday. Here are the Ohio teams and individuals competing.

Boys Teams -
Centerville
Granville
Hilliard Davidson
Olentangy Liberty
Shawnee
Unioto

Boys Individuals
706 Dietrich Matthew 12 Ohio
707 Frondorf Ross 11 Ohio
708 Gardner Daniel 12 Ohio
709 Hiluf Tsehaye 12 Ohio
710 Holmer Brady 12 Ohio
711 Jennewine Brenton 12 Ohio
712 Kempton Jordan 12 Ohio
713 McAfee Nick 11 Ohio
714 Meyer Blake 11 Ohio
715 Michel Charlie Ohio
716 Moreno Jesse 12 Ohio
717 Murphy Clayton 11 Ohio
718 Musial Connor 12 Ohio
719 Norris Trevor 12 Ohio
720 Omar Khalid 12 Ohio
721 Parnigoni Antony 12 Ohio
722 Prakel Samuel 11 Ohio
723 Redd Jordan 12 Ohio
724 Richard Jeremy 12 Ohio
725 Scanlon Rob 12 Ohio
726 Seitzer Dominick 11 Ohio
727 Thornburg Andy 12 Ohio
728 Vogele Nick 12 Ohio
729 Wharton Sam 11 Ohio
 

Norweigan

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Girls Teams
Springboro
Akron SVSM
Beavercreek
Granville
Mason

Girls Individuals
193 Adkins Peyton 12 Ohio
194 Bierut Elyse 12 Ohio
195 Chappell- Hannah 12 Ohio
196 Connelly Madison 11 Ohio
197 Deitzer Melissa 12 Ohio
198 Doepker Jessica 11 Ohio
199 Fowler Sarah 11 Ohio
200 Frederick Christine 10 Ohio
201 Haip Rebekah 10 Ohio
202 Haiss Therese 11 Ohio
203 Kelly Grace 9 Ohio
204 Menyhert Rosie 9 Ohio
205 Pace Anne 12 Ohio
206 Pierce Sarah 12 Ohio
207 Roberts Emily 10 Ohio
208 Saunders Claudia 12 Ohio
209 Seas Christina 10 Ohio
210 Siler Samantha 11 Ohio
211 Zishka Sammie 11 Ohio
 

panott

Member
Here is the list of Ohio's boys who made All American status at the Nationals. You have to finish in the top 15 to receive the designation. They are sorted by high school. The nationals were either held in Florida or in California.

Mike Beetler Amherst 11th 15:31 CA 1984
Brian Hesson Caldwell 15th 15:39 CA 1990
Brian Hesson Caldwell 3rd 15:21 CA 1991
Brian Hesson Caldwell 8th 15:38 CA 1992
J.J. White Dublin 3rd 15:18 CA 1992
Wesley Smith Hudson 2nd 15:01 CA 2002
Doug Bockenstette La Salle 7th 15:17 CA 1993
Dean Fulmer La Salle 6th 15:10 CA 1994
Steve Padgett La Salle 9th 15:09 FL 1999
Allen Bader La Salle 15th 15:17 FL 2001
Stuart Henderson McDonald 5th 15:10 CA 1989
John Sence Milford 2nd 15:08 Ca 1987
Jason Rexing Pickerington 9th 15:40 1992
Bob Mau Rocky River 8th 15:00 FL 1982
Scott Fry Sandusky 1st 14:50 CA 1984
Levi Fox Troy 10th 15:38 CA 2004
Josh Ritchie Walsh Jesuit 8th 15:33 CA 1991
Josh Ritchie Walsh Jesuit 5th 15:33 CA 1992
Bob Kennedy Westerville North 3rd 15:05 CA 1986
Bob Kennedy Westerville North 1st 14:59 CA 1987
Robert Henes Woodridge 5th 14:52 CA 1985
Add to the above:
Joe Barnes Northmont 13th FL 1997
Joe Barnes Northmont 9th FL 1998
Brian Godsey Lakota 11th FL 1998
 

panott

Member
I saw Kristy Orre run in 1984, was always impressed with her and used to think she was the best female runner in Ohio that year. When I went back to check the 1984 National results I was floored to see that Roger Bacon's Michelle Sica ran a 17:42.8 for ninth place while Orre ran 18:06.7 for 19th place. I knew Sica was good but never knew she had run that fast.

Orre was sick that fall but in the spring (1985) she was the #1 U.S. girl on the Junior team that competed internationally and that fall was the U.S. Junior Cross Country Champion.
 

Lancermania

Lancers lead the way!
And last, but not least add:

Jason Rexing, Pickerington, 12th, 1993

Done. Added.

I still remember 1994 track where Rexing dropped out of the 1600 at state and let it be known that he was out to get Bockenstette in the 3200 after Bockenstette beat him in cross country. What surprised me was that after winning the 1600, Bockenstette came back in 95 degree heat to destroy Rexing in the 3200 -9:07 to 9:17. Bockenstette said afterwards that he usually can hear people coming up behind him, but because of the crowd noise he couldn't which was why he ran like he did at the end. Added pressure was put on him he says when Ron Russo came up and told Frank that if Doug won the 3200, La Salle would win the state team title.
 
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littletribe

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I have run that course a couple times, and it's a bear. The first 1/2 mile is uphill, and it generally doesn't get much easier after that. Thanksgiving weekend weather near the shores of Lake Michigan generally makes for a sloppy course, but your daughter excelled in those conditions this season.

I was able to watch and run the course last year and I do agree that the first 1/2 mile is a bear. a gradual incline until you make the turn at the road, but from there to about half way is all downhill back to the starting area.. The last half is up and down the whole way but is still very fast because of the hard dirt terrain. Overall, I would have to put it as a top 5 courses i've personally ever ran at (not in the race, just ran it for fun the night before hand). The atmosphere is only topped by few places. The running fans, coaches, parents, students, and Yappi's of the Midwest definately have something about them, it makes surreal. I know some kids who ran last year in the race in the brutally negative temp w/ wind chill and they stated how they honestly didnt feel the cold until the end and that the race went by so fast because even though they were running to qualify, they had the time of their lives and never was w/o support the whole way. That shows how dedicated the MW fans are..
 

tmk

Member
Here is the list of Ohio's boys who made All American status at the Nationals. You have to finish in the top 15 to receive the designation. They are sorted by high school. The nationals were either held in Florida or in California.

Mike Beetler Amherst 11th 15:31 CA 1984

Lancer,

Since the rest of the kids are sorted by high school, Mike Beetler ran for Randy Foster at Firelands - not here at Amherst. Part of their school system has Amherst mailing addresses, which is why it showed up as his hometown on the Footlocker list.
 

3pme

New member
Entries were posted yesterday. Here are the Ohio teams and individuals competing.

Boys Teams -
Centerville
Granville
Hilliard Davidson
Olentangy Liberty
Shawnee
Unioto

Boys Individuals
706 Dietrich Matthew 12 Ohio
707 Frondorf Ross 11 Ohio
708 Gardner Daniel 12 Ohio
709 Hiluf Tsehaye 12 Ohio
710 Holmer Brady 12 Ohio
711 Jennewine Brenton 12 Ohio
712 Kempton Jordan 12 Ohio
713 McAfee Nick 11 Ohio
714 Meyer Blake 11 Ohio
715 Michel Charlie Ohio
716 Moreno Jesse 12 Ohio
717 Murphy Clayton 11 Ohio
718 Musial Connor 12 Ohio
719 Norris Trevor 12 Ohio
720 Omar Khalid 12 Ohio
721 Parnigoni Antony 12 Ohio
722 Prakel Samuel 11 Ohio
723 Redd Jordan 12 Ohio
724 Richard Jeremy 12 Ohio
725 Scanlon Rob 12 Ohio
726 Seitzer Dominick 11 Ohio
727 Thornburg Andy 12 Ohio
728 Vogele Nick 12 Ohio
729 Wharton Sam 11 Ohio

Midwest Footlocker shows a total of only 43 runners (guys and girls) registered/entered for next Saturday's race. 43 runners, as compared to years past, is a dismal turnout from Ohio. I'm hoping there is a surge of entries over the next three days from Ohio. Hopefully we don't have our best talent sitting at home. If you can find a way to Wisconsin-make the trip and run.
 

madman

Well-known member
There are currently 35 guys and 11 girls from Ohio registered for Footlocker:

Guys w/state meet time or best times on a reliable course this year:
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Jonathan Albaugh OH M 16:21
Lukas Brant OH M
Matt Bromley OH M 16:26
Nathan Dornback OH M 16:26
Eli Elkins OH M 17:23
Chad Ellis OH M
Nicholas Elswick OH M 16:11
Nicholas Hall OH M 16:08
Zachery Hanf OH M 16:35
Tyler Higgins OH M
Clay Hunter OH M 17:13
Aubrey Jordan OH M 16:49
Storm Kacica OH M
Ty Kawalec OH M 15:43
Logan Kettlewell OH M 16:24
Nathan Krebs OH M 17:38
IAIN LAYMON OH M 17:54
Alec Lunney OH M 18:34
Charlie Michel OH M 16:45 (No XC in 2011?)
Clayton Murphy OH M 15:53
Joey Palumbo OH M
Matthew Pelletier OH M 15:45
David Pelletier OH M 17:34
Eric Peterson OH M
Ryan Polman OH M 15:24
Kyle Polman OH M 16:04
Samuel Prakel OH M 15:19
Jordan Redd OH M 15:48
Michael Seas OH M 15:30
Lou Styles OH M 16:02
Thomas Vernot OH M
Kyle Vernot OH M
Steven Weaver OH M 15:25
Sam Wharton OH M 15:24
Wyatt Winright OH M 18:16

Girls
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Anna Boyert OH
Sabrina Brown OH
Jacquelyn Crow OH
Levi cvikel OH
Shakita Kabicek OH
Sydney Leiher OH
Meghan Schulze OH
Kayla Scott OH
Christina Seas OH
Paige Szabat OH
Taylor Vernot OH

These numbers do seem a bit low.
 

Seek Up

Active member
The following is a list of the number of Ohio boys finishers at Footlocker regional since 1997:

1997 - 65
1998 - 60
1999 - 45
2000 - 41
2001 - 48
2002 - 52
2003 - 41
2004 - 33
2005 - 55
2006 - 26
2007 - 30
2008 - 34
2009 - 22
2010 - 15

Certainly a downward trend, and even more understandable with Nike entering the picture in 2007. If anyone has full midwest Footlocker regional results prior to 1997, please PM me (I'm always looking to add to the collection...).
 

Mr. Slippery

Well-known member
I had '96 results, but I don't know what I did with them.

My school used to take a bunch of kids to Kenosha from about '93 to '99 and then again in '05 (all ran in the open races). A lot of things were different back then; especially with regards to liabilities, chaperones, and the overall ability of people in charge of the trip to give up their holiday weekend instead of spending it with their family. Also, gas wasn't over $3 a gallon back then, so making the trip wasn't as costly of a proposition.

Also, a lot more kids at my school were in a position to make the trip back then. Nowadays, most of my school's runners also play winter sports, so they can't leave town for the weekend when they have basketball, bowling, or swimming practices.
 

Mr. Slippery

Well-known member
The following is a list of the number of Ohio boys finishers at Footlocker regional since 1997:

1997 - 65
1998 - 60
1999 - 45
2000 - 41
2001 - 48
2002 - 52
2003 - 41
2004 - 33
2005 - 55
2006 - 26
2007 - 30
2008 - 34
2009 - 22
2010 - 15

Certainly a downward trend, and even more understandable with Nike entering the picture in 2007. If anyone has full midwest Footlocker regional results prior to 1997, please PM me (I'm always looking to add to the collection...).

I've done some digging and can't find my results from '95 and '96, but I did find complete boys results from '94.

We had 47 Ohio boys run the seeded race in '94.
 

ToledoXC

New member
Congrats to Ryan Polman for his 8th place finish in 1520, he will represent Ohio at Footlocker Nationals!!:thumb:
 

said_aouita

Well-known member
Going by results on the footlocker website-

8th place- Ryan Polman 12 INDEPENDENCE OH 15:20 4:56

Nice run!

2nd place Ohio runner -
55th place Aaron Howkins 12 STOW OH 15:59 5:09
 

cvctrackfan

Well-known member
Ryan has had an outstanding post-season....2nd at D3 State Meet, 2nd Ohio finisher at Midwest and top Ohio finisher at Footlocker Regional Meet
 

mcgavin

New member
I haven't had a chance to peruse the results. How did the Ohio female contingent fare?

Ohio Girls, with state placing in parenthesis:

35 Anna Boyert 12 SEVILLE OH 18:38 6:00 (4th D1)
43 Kayla Scott 12 CARROLL OH 18:48 6:03 (7th D1)
64 Paige Szabat 12 WADSWORTH OH 19:06 6:09 (22nd D1)
91 Jacquelyn Crow 10 LEBANON OH 19:28 6:16 (8th D1)
110 Shakita Kabicek 12 BROOK PARK OH 19:49 6:23 (17th D1)
228 Levi Cvikel 11 EDON OH 24:17 7:49
236 Sabrina Brown 11 EDON OH 25:04 8:04

Also, in the freshman/sophomore race:
2 Taylor Vernot 9 WAUSEON OH 19:14 6:12 (12th D2)
 
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