Balboa Park in San Diego was home to some of the top high school cross country runners in the U.S. on Saturday, as the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships took place at Morley Field.
The top 40 boys and top 40 girls competed, and Saturday’s race was a particular source of pride for the state of Virginia. Both winners—Drew Hunter of Purcellville and Weini Kelati of Leesburg—are from Loudoun County, giving the area immense bragging rights.
Hunter, who has committed to the University of Oregon, put together a dominant performance, winning by 12 seconds in a time of 14:55.7. Kelati, orginally from Eritrea, edged past MaryJeanne Gilbert to win 17:09.7, less than a second faster than Gilbert.
Here are photos from some of the standout performers, taken by PhotoRun.net: