This meet will take place in San Diego, CA on December 10th. The top ten from each Championship at Regionals advanced and New Jersey earned three of those spots!
Alyssa Aldridge -JR - Mainland Regional - Won Northeast
State champion Alyssa Aldridge qualified for her second straight Foot Locker Nationals appearance last Saturday. If that isn't impressive enough she did so by winning the Northeast Regional meet with a time of 17:40, she is the first New Jersey girl to win the regional qualifier since 1988 when Christie Constantin of Kittatinny took first. Last year Aldridge placed sixth at Regionals and then 23rd at Nationals. She stated during an interview at NJSIAA Sectionals that she has geared her training toward these post season meets.
Elliot Gindi - SR - Ocean Twp
Elliot Gindi has had a great senior campaign so far, and coming off winning the New Jersey state title he extended that season even further by earning fourth at Regionals running 15:40. This is Gindi's first trip to Foot Locker nationals, in 2015 he competed in the Nike Cross Nationals Regional qualifier placing 19th.
Matt Grossman - SR - Millburn
Matt Grossman qualified for his second straight Foot Locker Nationals appearance by finishing seventh at Regionals with a 15:46. He took a tumble at the very start of that race and fought his way back to a qualifying position after starting last, he also managed to set a 20 second course PR. Last year Grossman finished eighth at Regionals running 16:06, and posted a 16:06 at Nationals for 35th. He's looking forward to the national competition, weather, and ice cream sundaes.
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