WALNUT, California – Amir Ado (Ferris) finished third in 15 minutes, 40.7 seconds Saturday at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship West Regionals at Mt. San Antonio College, earning an automatic invitation to compete in the national finals.
On the girls side, Kearen Nelson (Central Valley) took second place in 17:55.9 and Katie Thronson (Lewis and Clark) finished 10th in 18:19.9.
The top 10 boys and the top 10 girls in the seeded races qualified to compete against runners from the South, Midwest and East regional meets in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals, Saturday at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego.
Claudia Lane of Malibu, California, and Talon Hull of Ogden, Utah, took top honors.
Other area finishers
Boys: 34, Hayden Dressel (Mt. Spokane); 46, Ben Shaw (Riverside), 62, Turlan Morlan (Gonzaga Prep); 82, Cody Bollum (Deer Park); 92, Ryan Kline (Central Valley); 108, Gabe Romney (Central Valley); 146, Zak Kindl (Lewis and Clark); 147, Spencer Swain (Lewis and Clark); 149, Jacob Nicholson (West Valley); 152, Todd Bloom (Ferris); 157, Evan Peters (Central Valley); 171, Alek Kvokov (Mead); 184, Kris Braunberger (Gonzaga Prep); 187, Mason Williams (Medical Lake); 222, Joe Hawkins (University).
Girls: 27, Libby Michael (Deer Park); 34, Erinn Hill (North Central); 42, Mia Hill (North Central); 58, Hannah Barone (Mead); 60, Lizzy Shaw (Riverside); 69, Abby Smith (Lewis and Clark); 80, Jenna Rogers (Mead); 98, Madison Ward (St. George’s); 107, Claire Dingus (University); 129, Rebecca Lehman (University); 138, Shawnee Konrad (Mt. Spokane).