(photos Itai Epstein)
We started the Cross Country season back in August in Ohio's hot and humid weather. Watkins Memorial Sr. Andrew Jordan will welcome that weather again December 12th at the footlocker National Championship in San Diego. Today however, in sub freezing temperatures in Wisconsin, he ran 4th in the Footlocker Midwest Regional, just 2.1 seconds back of the winner, Jonathan Davis of Oakwood, IL. Jordan's 14:59.1 was one of four times under 15:00 today on a course that had to be modifed because of the nasty conditions.
The number two Ohio boys runner was Solon's Jr. Danny Cohen. Cohen was 21st in 15:41.6. His teammate, Jr. Joe Riordan was the third Ohio boy, running 15:43.8 for 25th. (See how all the Ohio Boys ran in the seeded race below)
The top Ohio girl was Sr. Mary Kate Vaughn of Oakwood. Vaughn was 29th in 18:31.8. So. Sydney Seymour of St. Joseph's Academy (Cleveland) was the number two Ohio girls, placing 34th in 18:35.6.