Nov 28, 2018

November 28, 2018—This Saturday, December 1st, will be a big day for high school runners from the Spokane area, as the region’s top harriers will be competing in the Foot Locker West Regional Cross Country Championships at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in southern California, racing against their counterparts from eleven other Western States as well as U.S. citizens in overseas military installations.


The Spokane contingent at the West Regional meet—one of four Foot Locker regional competitions held across the country—is led by Ryan Kline of Central Valley and Allie Janke of North Central. Kline finished 5th in the Men’s 4A Division of the Washington State High School Cross Country Championships on November 3rd, and Janke was the Women’s 3A State Champion.


The top ten male and female runners at the West Regional meet will advance to the Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals in San Diego on December 8th, joining top qualifiers from the Northeast, South and Midwest. Last year Katie Thronson of Lewis & Clark and Turlan Morlan of Gonzaga Prep qualified for the meet, thereby becoming the 28th & 29th Spokane area runners to qualify for the Foot Locker National Meet since its inception in 1979. Thronson finished 19rd at the National Meet and Morlan 37th in the field of 40 national competitors.


“The Spokane area has a long and storied history of distance running, as evidenced every year by the success of local runners who compete at the high school level,” said Bloomsday Race Director Don Kardong. “Bloomsday is proud to recognize their achievements by sponsoring this trip to Foot Locker, where Spokane’s finest high school runners can test their mettle against the best from the West.”


More information on the Foot Locker Regionals and Nationals may be obtained by logging on to


Runners sponsored to Foot Locker Meet by the Lilac Bloomsday Association:



1.             Erinn Hill                               North Central

2.             Allie Janke                              North Central

3.             Marie Taylor                            North Central

4.             Gabi Davis                              Lewis & Clark

5.             Mia Hill                                   North Central

6.             Naomi Butler                          Lewis & Clark

7.             Kenzie Gaines                         Lewis & Clark

8.             Halle Caviness                        Ferris

9.             Amelu Ruff                             North Central

10.           Audrey Thronson                    Lewis & Clark

11.           Noelani Kruss                         Gonzaga Prep

12.           Alexis Parker                           Mead

13.           Madelyn Buckley                    Lakeside

14.           Matise Mulch                          Lakeside

15.           Marin George                          Deer Park

16.           Madison Lee                           North Central



1.             Jacob Easton                           University

2.             Ryan Kline                              Central Valley

3.             Caleb Lloyd                            Mead

4.             Jonas Bears                             Gonzaga Prep

5.             Leif Swanson                          North Central

6.             Silas Chapman                        North Central

7.             Bas Holland                            Cheney

8.             Daniel Jarvis                            Mead

9.             Alec Kness                              North Central

10.           Sam Anderson                        Gonzaga Prep

11.           Giovanni Raskell                     West Valley

12.           Lukas Brown                          Mt. Spokane

13.           Isaac Morris                            North Central

14.           Travis Hicks                            University

15.           AJ Paulson                              Mead

16.           Eli Gilbert                                Mead


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