CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle RoadRunners compete at cross country nationals

From the West Seattle RoadRunners:

This past weekend, 47 youth athletes from West Seattle RoadRunners, our local youth running team, competed in the 2021 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Paris, Kentucky, with over 2,800 athletes from all over the country.

This was the largest contingency of youth athletes ever to represent our community at this meet. Our runners competed in 7 different divisions in ages 7 to 14 (1st to 9th grade). For many of our runners, this was their first trip to the National Championship meet.

Our 7-8-year-old girls team finished in 3rd place (the highest finish of any team we have ever sent to this meet). Additionally, our 9-10 girls finished 5th, and our 7-8 boys, 9-10 boys, and 11-12 girls finished 6th,

Two of our 7-8-year-old girls (Beau Sitzmann and Teagan Kemper) finished in the top 25 individuals in their division and were awarded All-American honors.

Congratulations to all!

4 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle RoadRunners compete at cross country nationals"

  • Rain City December 15, 2021 (3:51 pm)

    Awesome!!  Congrats to them all. I have fond memories of USATF JO’s back in the early 90’s running for Rain City Flyers. Some good memories there! 

    • Snowskier December 16, 2021 (9:16 am)

      I have great memories of running at the Junior Olympics in Omaha, NE and West Lafayette, IN for the Rain City Flyers in 89 and 90.  Glad the Roadrunners are getting similar experiences!

  • XC mom December 15, 2021 (6:00 pm)

    Not a WS Road Runner but a Rain City Flyer, Vincent Recupero was named the 2021 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Champion in the 13-14 year old division with a time of 13:59.40. Congratulations to the WS Road Runners and Vincent!

  • BC December 16, 2021 (8:48 am)

    Conditions made for an extremely cold and muddy day, but these kids raced their hearts out. Was a pleasure to watch them run all season and they should be so proud of what they’ve accomplished. Thanks to our amazing coaches! Going to see more WS Blog stories about these kids over the next few years as they start to feed into the WSHS and Chief Sealth teams and take them to new heights. 

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