Foot Locker Cross Country Championships

Steve Magnuson           West Regional

National Finish: 24 Time:15:59
Regional Finish: 10 Time:15:52

Hometown: Oro Valley, AZ
High School: Ironwood Ridge High School
Grade: 11

2007 3000m USATF JO Champ

Running hero: Bernard Lagat
Running goal: All-American

Steve Magnuson
Overall feelings about the race: I knew from the beginning what kind of race I wanted to run and I stuck to it. I was very pleased with a 24th place finish.
Best part of the race:  Just before crossing the final road to the finish, I came up on the shoulder of my West teammate James Cameron and just said, "Lets go". I was definitely moving up and thought it would be cool if he could go with me. To my suprise he picked it up, and sprinted it in with me the final 200 meters and we ended up passing 4 or 5 kids.
The FLCC Experience:  FootLocker treated us all so well this weekend. Being able to hang with runners of this caliber this weekend was truely an honor and I have had a great time. 

Personal note:  Thank you so much for supporting me through this last year. Being able to run with some of those runners at all those out-of-state meets ment a lot to me and really made the difference.


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