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Press Release to Eric Taylor, Bellevue Leader Sports:

 

The following members of the inaugural Bellevue Breeze cross country team competed in the National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships held at Lincolnís Pioneers Park on December 8, 2001.Conditions were perfect with sunny skies and temperatures in the 40ís. All-American status and medals were awarded to the top 25 individuals and top 3 teams. Next yearís National meet is in Atlanta, Georgia.The Bellevue Breeze are sponsored by the Bellevue Recreation Department and coached by Craig Christians and Manny Falcon.

 

Bellevue Breeze competitors. These runners all raced 3,000 meters (1.86 miles)

 

Bantam Girls (10 and under):

138) Leah Christians ††† 15:07

161) Gabrielle Ware†††† 16:14

180 finishers

They competed on the Nebraska team running under the name of the Lincoln Youth Track Club. The team finished in 8th place.

 

Bantam Boys (10 and under):

29) Simon Falcon†††††††† 12:18

132) Brad Anderson†††† 13:51

182) Aaron Wolters†††† 17:40

183 finishers

They competed on the Nebraska team running under the name of the Bellevue Breeze. The team finished in 5th place.

 

Midget Boys (age 11-12): These results are being contested and have not been officially released

##) Peter Falcon†††††††††† ##:##

##)Matt Powell††††††††††† ##:##

They competed on the Nebraska team running under the name of the Cornhusker Flyers. The team finished in ##††††place.

 

The following Bellevue West runners competing for the Cornhusker Flyers also ran.They all raced 5,000 meters (3.1 miles):

 

Intermediate Girls (age 15-16)

25) Kym Bennett††††††††† 20:07 Medalist and All-American

136 finishers

 

Intermediate Boys (age 15-16)

24) Ben DeLay†††††††††††† 16:55†† Medalist and All-American.Also top Nebraska finisher.

218 finishers