Foot Locker West Regional
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut CA
Saturday, December 4, 2010

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.

Check out complete details on the Foot Locker West Championships HERE!

Foot Locker National Championships
Balboa Park
San Diego CA
Saturday, December 11, 2010

Full Girls' Pre-Race Athlete Introductions HERE!

Carrie Verdon RunnerSpace Post-Race Interview HERE!

Full-Length RunnerSpace Awards Ceremony Video HERE!

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!

Check out various photos of the event in the gallery HERE!