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Kirtland Central’s Harrison wins West Regional cross country title

RACE HIGHLIGHTS: Claudia Lane of Malibu, Calif. and Kashon Harrison of Fruitland, N.M., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) West Regional today. In the girls’ race, Lane, a junior at Malibu High School, defended her West Regional title in 16.59.6, over Katherine Thronson, a senior at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Wash., who finished in 18.11.8. Camille Winterton, a senior at Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, placed third in 18:16.3. Kristen Garcia (6th) of Sedro-Woolley Wash. will be a two-time FLCCC national qualifier, along with Lane and Thronson.

Harrison, a junior at Kirtland Central High School, finished first, claiming the title in 15:38.4. Meikal Beaudoin-Rousseau, a senior at Bellarmine College Prepatory, placed second in 15:41.1, making him a two-time FLCCC national qualifier. Joaquin Martinez de Pinillos, a senior at Cathedral Catholic High School, finished third in 15.43.4.

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif.

COURSE/WEATHER: 5K; 67 degrees and sunny; good course conditions

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: The top 10 boys and the top 10 girls in the seeded races qualify to compete against runners from the Northeast, South and Midwest Regional meets in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals, on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego.