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Foot Locker Cross Country Championships at Parkside on Saturday


KENOSHA — The 34th annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional is Saturday at UW-Parkside.

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The top 10 finishers in the seeded races at each of the nation’s four regionals advance to the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals Dec. 8 in San Diego.

The event begins at 10 a.m. and consists of six races (freshman-sophomore boys, girls seeded, boys seeded, freshman-sophomore girls, junior-senior boys and open). The awards ceremony is at 2:15 p.m.

Last year, Molly Seidel of Hartland and Futsum Zeinasellassie of Indianapolis won their respective 5K races.

The Midwest Region, consisting of athletes from Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and U.S. citizens in Overseas Military Installations will race along the 5,000-meter mixed terrain at UW-Parkside’s Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course.

More than 10,000 athletes are expected to compete in the four regionals. The top 10 finishers will join the likes of Olympian Ryan Hall, 2009 New York City Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi and American record-holder Alan Webb at the national finals.

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