In the junior girls’ race Nicki Douma ran 19:34 for 22nd overall and Brooke Haislip came in at 21:24 for 78th place.
The biggest races were the seeded races. The girls’ seeded winner was Sophie Chase from Burke, Va. with a time of 17:05. The boys’ seeded winner was Sean McGorty from Fairfax, Va. He finished with a time of 14:28 and set a new course record.
Also joining in was the Fluvanna girls’ cross county coach and back-to-back Jefferson District girls’ cross country coach of the year Rose Brogan. Brogan ran a 22:56 in the women’s master race. The finish placed her sixth.
The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships are regional with races in California, Wisconsin, New York and the south race in North Carolina. The top ten from the seeded races from each regional run again at the national finals on Dec. 8 in San Diego. All races are five kilometers.
The south regional was raced on the McAlpine Greenway Park. Conditions for the race were sunny and cool with a temperature of 48 degrees. Officials reported the course was in good condition.