Foot Locker West Regional
Verdon Earns National Championship Berth; Orders Makes All-West Team
Campolindo's now legendary pair shared their final high school cross country competition at Saturday's Foot Locker Western Regional Championships on the Mt. San Antonio College course. Carrie Verdon (12) finished 5th to qualify for the national championships, to be held in San Diego's Balboa Park on December 11th. Grace Orders (11), held on for 11th place, just one place and two seconds away from joining her teammate. Both athletes are recognized as All-Western United States team members, completing the greatest cross country season for a pair of teammates in California history.
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Foot Locker National Championships
Early Spill Can't Stop Verdon; Junior Star Overtakes 12 in Final Mile to Finish 19th at Foot Locker National Championships
In her first appearance at the Foot Locker high school cross country National Championships, Campolindo's Carrie Verdon (12) overcame an early race tumble to finish 19th among the top 40 distance runners in America.
After a solid start that had the DIII state champion positioned in the lead pack, Verdon was clipped by another runner and dropped to the turf. The junior recovered quickly and maintained her composure, setting to work on gaining back her position as the field began its first climb of the course's main hill.
At the 1.5 mark Verdon was 31st. By the time she crossed the finish line she had picked up twelve places!