December 1, 2012
O'Keeffe, Ankhelyi qualify for Foot Locker national finals

Fiona O'Keeffe of Davis and Madeleine Ankhelyi of Folsom have qualified for the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships after finishing among the top 10 in today's West Regionals girls race in Walnut.

O'Keeffe, a ninth grader at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High, finished fifth in a time of 18 minutes, 33 seconds over the five-kilometer course.

Ankhelyi, a senior at Vista del Lago, placed seventh in 18:37.

Marissa Williams of Palisades, Calif., won in a time of 17:46. Benjamin Saarel of Salt Lake City, Utah, won the boys race in 15:28.

The national finals will be held Dec. 8 in San Diego.

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