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Las Vegas Strip is ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Professional field announced for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half MarathonWatch a live webcast of the race Sunday morning at www.runrocknroll.com  - Las Vegas, NV – December 3, 2009 – An international field of elite athletes will lead more than 27,000 registered runners down the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, December 6 for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon powered by Zappos.com to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.

Bring Back Track at WMU

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Western Michigan University is in their final month of trying to raise $300,000 to reinstate the Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field programs. So far over $200,000 has been pledged.
 
Western Michigan is one of five Mid American Conference schools to drop men’s track and field in recent years. Track and field is the “oldest sport know to Mankind” and has the second highest number of participants of all high school sports but has been eliminated at a number of universities in the past last ten years.

Team USA Minnesota Runners to Participate in 22nd Annual Life Time Fitness Reindeer Run 5k in Minneapolis on Dec. 5

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Minneapolis/St. Paul - Dec. 2, 2009 - Eight Team USA Minnesota distance runners will participate with more than 3,000 other runners and walkers in the 22nd annual Life Time Fitness Reindeer Run 5k on Dec. 5.  The fun run starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Harriet bandshell and circles the south Minneapolis lake on a "sleigh-measured" course.

Goethals and Verzbicas Capture First Place Titles in 31st Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional

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RACE HIGHLIGHTS:                    Megan Goethals of Rochester, Mich., and Lukas Verzbicas of Orland Hills, Ill., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) Midwest Regional today. The girls’ race began with a pack of ten runners, led by Goethals, Emily Sisson from Chesterfield, Mo., and Sara Kroll from Westland, Mich.  After the two-mile mark, Goethals and Sisson separated from the pack, with Goethals securing the title in 17:24.  Five of the top ten finishers are repeat qualifiers for the National Finals.  Goethals is a two-time Midwest Regional Champion (2008 and 2009) and Sisson is a four-time qualifier.

Cuffe and Miles Capture First Place Titles in 31st Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional

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RACE HIGHLIGHTS:  Aisling Cuffe of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., and Brad Miles of Hatfield, Pa., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) Northeast Regional today.  In the girls’ race, Cuffe claimed the lead after two miles securing the regional title in 17:45, more than 45 seconds ahead of second place finisher Abbey Leonardi of Kennebunkport, Maine (18:31).  Chelsea Ley of Clarksboro, N.J., placed third in 18:33 and became a three-time FLCCC National Qualifier.

Sveinsson and Lutz Capture First Place Titles in 31st Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships South Regional

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RACE HIGHLIGHTS:                    Chelsey Sveinsson of Dallas, Texas, and Craig Lutz of Highland Village, Texas, won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) South Regional today.  In the girls’ race, Sveinsson, a junior from Greenhill High School, Kathryn Fluehr from Naples, Fla., and Rachel Johnson from Plano, Texas, ran a tight race until Sveinsson took a 100-meter lead late in the race to secure the win in 16:53.  Sveinsson qualifies for the National Finals for the third consecutive year, with her second South Regional title.