Missouri All-Time Kinney Foot Locker High School Cross Country Nationals Finalists


Missouri All-Time Kinney Foot Locker High School Cross Country Nationals Finalists
© Missouri Track Fanatic
The Championships were known as the Kinney Cross Country Championships from 1979 – 1992 and the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships from 1993 – present.
The Foot Locker website says that from 1979 – 1980 five qualifiers from five regions =25 made it to Nationals. The website’s results seem to suggest something different. The 1979 results only list the top ten while the 1980 results show 32 finishers in each race. From 1981 – 2003 there were 38 National qualifiers, normally 8 from each of four regions. But in 1981 it appears there were 9 Midwest girls and only 7 Northeast girls. Also in 1981 there were 9 South region boys while there was one unknown non-finisher. In 1982 there were just 6 Northeast boys while there were 10 boys from the South. Things seemed to even out in 1983, with 8 qualifiers from each region. In 2004 the field was expanded to 40 National qualifiers, 10 from each region. For a long time now there have been four regions: Northeast, South, Midwest, and West.

Nationals were held at Balboa Park in San Diego California in 1979 and 1980, 1983 to 1996, and from 2002 to the present. Since 1983 the meet when held in San Diego was run on the Morley Field course in Balboa Park. From 1981-1982 and 1997 to 2001 Nationals were held in Orland Florida. From 1997 to 2001 the meet was held more specifically in Lake Buena Vista, Florida at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course.
Individual National Champions are honored as well as the top 15 finishers in each race are honored as All-Americans. Regional teams compete for the team championship.
Missourians have competed at the Kinney Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships 31 times in its 32 years.
13 girls have competed 21 times
9 boys have competed 10 times
10 times multiple Missourians have qualified for Nationals in the same year.
1987 had the most Missourians qualify for Nationals in one year with three.
4 time Finalists:
Megan Thompson Hazelwood Central, Florissant, 1986-1989
Emily Sisson, twice as Missourian, twice as Nebraskan, 2006-2009
2 time Finalists:
Jill Kingsbury Washington, Washington, 1981-1982
Susan Bliss Francis Howell, St. Charles, 1986-1987
Amy Wiseman Lee’ Summit, Lee’s Summit, 1995-1996
Emily Sisson Parkway Central, Chesterfield, 2008-2009
Diane Robison Parkway Central, Chesterfield, 2008-2009
Joe Kirby Jefferson City, Jefferson City, 1984-1985
Schools with multiple finalists:
West Plains: 5 Qualifiers for 5 Championships
Francis Howell: 2 Qualifiers for 3 Championships
Lee’s Summit: 2 Qualifiers for 3 Championships
Parkway Central: 2 Qualifiers for 4 Championships
Hazelwood Central: 2 Qualifiers for 5 Championships
High School Head Coaches with multiple qualifiers:
Dave Denny: 3 athletes for 4 championships
Joe Falcon @ Belton
Amy Wiseman @ Lee’s Summit 2x Qualifier
Matt Tegenkamp @ Lee’ Summit
Joe Bill Dixon: 5 athletes for 5 championships @ West Plains
Chris Zinn
Jon Hatley
Lisa Brown
Jason Sandfort
Josh Harper
                       
Paul Enke: 2 athletes for 5 Championships @ Hazelwood Central
Megan Thompson 4x Qualifier
Mark Colvis
Steve Miller: 2 athletes for 3 championships @ Francis Howell
Susan Bliss 2x Qualifier
Sarah Bliss
Ken Greathouse: 2 athletes for 4 championships @ Parkway Central
Emily Sisson 2x Qualifier
Diane Robison 2x Qualifier
Missouri All-Time Kinney Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals Qualifiers/Competitors by Year
Year
Place
Time
Name
Grade
High School
Hometown
1981
28
18:48.7
Jill Kingsbury
11
Washington
Washington
1982
14
17:45.8
Jill Kingsbury
12
Washington
Washington
1983
5
15:09.7
Chris Zinn
12
West Plains
Pottersville
16
15:31.8
Joe Falcon
12
Belton
Belton
1984
20
15:45.3
Joe Kirby
11
Jefferson City
Jefferson City
23
15:51.6
Mark Colvis
12
Hazelwood Central
St. Louis
1985
7
14:53.3
Jon Hatley
12
West Plains
West Plains
14
15:07.3
Joe Kirby
12
Jefferson City
Jefferson City
1986
22
18:17.1
Megan Thompson
9
Hazelwood Central
Florissant
25
18:28.2
Susan Bliss
11
Francis Howell
St. Charles
1987
2
17:16.7
Susan Bliss
12
Francis Howell
St. Charles
3
17:27.6
Megan Thompson
10
Hazelwood Central
Florissant
21
18:24.7
Sarah Bliss
12
Francis Howell
St. Charles
1988
6
17:40.0
Megan Thompson
11
Hazelwood Central
Florissant
1989
2
17:12.7
Megan Thompson
12
Hazelwood Central
Florissant
26
19:09.6
Megan McGrath
10
William Chrisman
Independence
1991
8
18:12.3
Lisa Brown
12
West Plains
West Plains
1995
5
17:41.1
Amy Wiseman
11
Lee’s Summit
Lee’s Summit
17
15:43.8
Greg Speicher
12
Marquette
Chesterfield
1996
11
18:25.0
Amy Wiseman
12
Lee’s Summit
Lee’s Summit
22
18:51.0
Allison Medlin
11
Carthage
Carthage
1999
5
14:47.72
Matt Tegenkamp
12
Lee’s Summit
Lee’s Summit
2000
30
16:00
Jason Sandfort
12
West Plains
West Plains
2002
16
15:24.3
Josh Harper
12
West Plains
West Plains
2003
23
18:32
Amber Warren
11
Lutheran St. Peters
St. Charles
2005
33
18:33
Merideth Snow
12
Eureka
Wildwood
2008
29
18:37
Emily Sisson
11
Parkway Central
Chesterfield
36
18:54
Diane Robison
11
Parkway Central
Chesterfield
2009
3
17:19
Emily Sisson
12
Parkway Central
Chesterfield
19
18:08
Diane Robison
12
Parkway Central
Chesterfield
2010
20
18:07
Colleen Quigley
12
Nerinx Hall
St. Louis
Missouri All-Time Kinney Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals Qualifiers/Competitors by Place
Place
Name
Year
Time
Grade
School
Hometown
2
Susan Bliss
1987
17:16.7
12
Francis Howell
St. Charles
2
Megan Thompson
1989
17:12.7
12
Hazelwood Central
Florissant
3
Megan Thompson
1987
17:27.6
10
Hazelwood Central
Florissant
3
Emily Sisson
2009
17:19
12
Parkway Central
Chesterfield
5
Amy Wiseman
1995
17:41.1
11
Lee’s Summit
Lee’s Summit
5
Chris Zinn
1983
15:09.7
12
West Plains
Pottersville
5
Matt Tegenkamp
1999
14:47.72
12
Lee’s Summit
Lee’s Summit
6
Megan Thompson
1988
17:40.0
11
Hazelwood Central
Florissant
7
Jon Hatley
1985
14:53.3
12
West Plains
West Plains
8
Lisa Brown
1991
18:12.3
12
West Plains
West Plains
11
Amy Wiseman
1996
18:25.0
12
Lee’s Summit
Lee’s Summit
14
Jill Kingsbury
1982
17:45.8
12
Washington
Washington
14
Joe Kirby
1985
15:07.3
12
Jefferson City
Jefferson City
16
Joe Falcon
1983
15:31.8
12
Belton
Belton
16
Josh Harper
2002
15:24.3
12
West Plains
West Plains
17
Greg Speicher
1995
15:43.8
12
Marquette
Chesterfield
19
Diane Robison
2009
18:08
12
Parkway Central
Chesterfield
20
Joe Kirby
1984
15:45.3
11
Jefferson City
Jefferson City
20
Colleen Quigley
2010
18:07
12
Nerinx Hall
St. Louis
21
Sarah Bliss
1987
18:24.7
12
Francis Howell
St. Charles
22
Megan Thompson
1986
18:17.1
9
Hazelwood Central
Florissant
22
Allison Medlin
1996
18:51.0
11
Carthage
Carthage
23
Mark Colvis
1984
15:51.6
12
Hazelwood Central
St. Louis
23
Amber Warren
2003
18:32
11
Lutheran St. Peters
St. Charles
25
Susan Bliss
1986
18:28.2
11
Francis Howell
St. Charles
26
Megan McGrath
1989
19:09.6
10
William Chrisman
Independence
28
Jill Kingsbury
1981
18:48.7
11
Washington
Washington
29
Emily Sisson
2008
18:37
11
Parkway Central
Chesterfield
30
Jason Sandfort
2000
16:00
12
West Plains
West Plains
33
Merideth Snow
2005
18:33
12
Eureka
Wildwood
36
Diane Robison
2008
18:54
11
Parkway Central
Chesterfield

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