Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional

Two Rockford runners qualify for national race

December 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

Bos, Manett qualify for nationals at Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest regional Local students Julia Bos and Taylor Manett, both of Rockford, placed in the top 10 at the 33rd annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) Northeast Regional on Saturday, Nov. 26. They will go on with the top 10 boys and the top 10 girls in this weekend’s seeded races to compete against runners from the Northeast, South and West Regional meets in the FLCCC National Finals on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif. Bos earned second place in the FLCCC in 17:08. A junior at Grand Rapids Christian High School, she placed second in 17:14. Mannett, also a Rockford runner and a senior at Rockford High School, took an amazing fourth place with a time of 17:35. In the 3,200-meter her personal best time is 11:08, and in the 5,000-meter her fastest time is 17:14. In addition to her race at Kenosha, Wis., she finished the 5K Gainey Course in Grand Rapids on September 24, 2011 in 17:19. The highlights of Bos’ career in cross country include earning Division II Michigan state champion in 2011. She set the Portage meet record with time of 17:32.5 in 2011 and she came in second at the Foot Locker Midwest meet with new personal record of 17:14. She was an All State runner three years in a row. In track she broke her school record in the 3,200-meter with time of 11:08 (2011). Bos enjoys drawing, gardening, playing with young children, running and yard work. The person she would most like to meet is Jesus. She considers her mom to be her hero and her dad to be her most influential person. Mannett also had an impressive times in recent races, finishing the 5K Cougar-Falcon invitational at the Gainey Athletic Facility in 17:23 and the 5K Michigan High School Athletic Association state meet at Michigan International Speedway in 17:24. Her hobbies, in addition to running, include painting, whistling, making crafts and riding bikes. The person she would most like to meet is Lisa Koll. Highlights of Mannett’s cross-country career include OK Red conference champion, MHSAA regional champion, MHSAA state runner-up, Rockford High School 5k record holder, and Michigan […]

21 Rockford harriers compete in Foot Locker regional championships

December 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

Manett earns All Midwest Regional honors, qualifies for nationals  The Rockford community had 21 athletes compete in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional in Kenosha, Wis. this past Saturday, Nov. 26. The 21 athletes competed in six different races throughout the day. Michigan Ms. Cross Country, Taylor Manett, earned the highest honors of the day in placing fourth in the “Girls Seeded” division, which made her a member of the All Midwest Regional team and qualified her for the Foot Locker national championship race, which will take place in San Diego, Calif. in two weeks. Manett is the fifth girl in Rockford history to qualify for the national championship. Her time of 17:35 on the University of Wisconsin, Parkside cross-country course was the fastest ever by a Rockford girl. Juniors Jordan Vickery, Allison Reichenbach, Addie Pilarski and Colleen Conroy along with senior Kelsey Kaczor were the other competitors in the “Girls Seeded” division. Vickery ran a time of 20:54 which placed her 157th. Conroy finished in 221st with Reichenbach close behind in 224th, with times of 23:44 and 24:09 respectively. Pilarksi came across in 233rd in a time of 24:36 and Kaczor finished in 253rd in a time of 28:38. The “Girls Freshman-Sophomore” division saw sophomore Morgan Harney claim a medal by placing 19th, posting a time of 20:35. Freshmen Kerianne Schoff and Maja Hill were the next two finishers from Rockford, in 27th and 45th places with times of 21:14 and 22:19 respectively. Sophomores Rebecca Featherston and Hannah Twardy along with freshman Shelby Aman completed the racing, with Featherston claiming 56th, Aman 57th and Twardy 62nd, with times of 24:08, 24:23 and 27:17 respectively. The “Open” division had the youngest competitor from Rockford competing. Morgan Benoit raced to a time of 20:50, which placed her fourth in the 1-17 age division. Two boys from Rockford competed in the “Seeded” division, both of whom were juniors. Drew Woznick and Austin Benoit raced to times of 16:39 and 17:05 respectively, which claimed 152nd and 186th places. The “Boys Junior-Senior” division had five Rockford runners, three of whom medaled by placing in the top 24. Senior Tyler Harney claimed fourth place and posted the fastest Rockford time of the day in16:27. Juniors Casey Aman and […]