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Chase, McGorty won Foot Locker South Regional CC

Date: 
12/05/2012 - 16:21

Sophie Chase of Burke, Va., and Sean McGorty of Fairfax, Va., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) South Regional Nov. 24 5K at Charlotte, NC.

The girls’ race was led by a loose pack of runners, until the 2.5-mile mark when Chase made her move away from the lead group of six runners at the bottom of the hill. She claimed the title in 17:05. Karis Jochen, a senior from College Station, Texas, finished second in 17:07, with Maggie Drazba of St. Marys, W.Va., placing third in 17:10. Chase is a three-time FLCCC National Finalist and Jochen is a two-time FLCCC National Finalist.

McGorty, a senior from Chantilly High School, breaks the course record in 14:28. The previous course record was held by Andrew Bumbalough of Brentwood, Tenn., at 14:32 in 2004. The boys went out hard and fast with McGorty setting the pace for the lead pack. At the two-mile mark, McGorty was in the lead and Joshua Brickell, a senior from Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga., was in second, with a chase pack closely behind. Brickell placed second in 14:49, and Aaron Templeton of Knoxville, Tenn., finished third in 14:54. McGorty and Brickell are both two-time FLCCC National Finalists.

The top 10 runners qualified for the Dec. 8 nationals:
Boys:
1) Sean McGorty Fairfax, Va. Chantilly High School 14:28
2) Joshua Brickell Lawrenceville, Ga. Peachtree Ridge High School 14:49
3) Aaron Templeton Knoxville, Tenn. Hardin Valley Academy 14:54
4) Jacob Thomson Louisville, Ky. Holy Cross High School 14:58
5) Robert Domanic Lewisville, Texas Hebron High School 14:58
6) Brad Hort Peachtree City, Ga. McIntosh High School 14:59
7) Quintin McKinnish Talbott, Tenn. Morristown-West High School 15:00
8) Noah Gade Stillwater, Okla. Stillwater High School 15:03
9) Simon Holden Lookout Mountain, Ga. Baylor School 15:04
10) Brent Demarest Charleston, S.C. Porter-Gaud School 15:06

Girls:
1) Sophie Chase Burke, Va. Lake Braddock Secondary School 17:05
2) Karis Jochen College Station, Texas A&M Consolidated High School 17:07
3) Maggie Drazba St. Marys, W.Va. St. Marys High School 17:10
4) Alex Davis Ardmore, Okla. Plainview High School 17:11
5) Carmen Carlos Mobile, Ala. McGill-Toolen Catholic High School 17:12
6) Bridget Blake Orlando, Fla. Dr. Phillips High School 17:12
7) Sandie Raines Houston, Texas Kingwood High School 17:12
8) Caroline Alcorta Springfield, Va. West Springfield High School 17:19
9) Allie Klimkiewicz Oakton, Va. Oakton High School 17:29
10) Amelia Paladino Morgantown, W.Va. University High School 17:32

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