Athletes from throughout the Midwest traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin for Saturday's Foot Locker regional meet, where they encountered unseasonably warm weather but a wet and muddy course that proved to be technical and challenging to navigate. While finishing times did not necessarily match-up with the caliber of runners who were competing in both the men's and women's contests, in races like this the clock isn't the determining factor. The objective is to secure a top ten placement and earn one of the coveted Foot Locker Nationals berths. And the representatives from Michigan did just that, with eight of the twenty qualifying positions being captured by those who call the Wolverine State home.
The following athletes are eligible to line-up against the country's best on Dec. 8th in San Diego.
Abby Vanderkooi / 4th Place - 18:15.10
Ericka VanderLende / 5th Place - 18:20.00
Adelyn Ackley / 6th Place - 18:36.20
Jaden Theis / 8th Place - 18:48.60
Evan Bishop spoke with MileSplit Illinois editor, Tony Jones following his third place effort.
Evan Bishop / 3rd Place - 16:09.70
Carter Solomon / 4th Place - 16:13.30
Brendan Favazza / 9th Place - 16:19.10
Zach Stewart / 10th Place - 16:22.70