Maria Hauger to Compete at Footlocker Midwest Regional

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Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional


Kenosha, Wis., November 20, 2012– Maria Hauger will compete at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional race on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis. Maria Hauger of Shakopee, MN, returns to compete against some of the best runners in the region for a coveted spot in the national finals. Hauger, a senior, placed 21st in last year’s national race.

The 5,000-meter seeded race begins at 10:40 a.m. for the girls and at 11:25 a.m. for the boys.  The top ten boys and the top ten girls in the seeded races qualify for the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif.

       Thousands of the nation’s top runners are expected to compete in the 34th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships.  The series consists of four regional 5K races across the country. The South Regional (Charlotte, N.C.) and the Northeast Regional (Bronx, N.Y.) will also be held Nov. 24.  The West Regional (Walnut, Calif.) will take place on Saturday, Dec.1st

       Runners eligible to compete in the Midwest Regional are all high school students in grades 9 through 12 residing in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and U.S. citizens in Overseas Military Installations.


* For race results and photos, please visit the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships official website at