Around Kentuckiana | Holy Cross' Thomson 5th in nationals

Around Kentuckiana | Holy Cross' Thomson 5th in nationals


Around Kentuckiana | Holy Cross' Thomson 5th in nationals


Holy Cross High School senior Jacob Thomson finished fifth at Saturday’s Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships at Balboa Park in San Diego.

Thomson finished with a time of 15 minutes, 14 seconds, improving on the 15:42 he ran while finishing 19th in the event last year.

Thomson is a two-time Class A cross country state champion, winning last month’s meet at the Kentucky Horse Park with a course-record time of 15:21.40.

Edward Cheserek of Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict’s won the Foot Locker event for the second straight year, finishing in 14:59. Sean McGorty of Fairfax (Va.) Chantilly was second in 15:05.

Anna Rohrer of Mishawaka (Ind.) won the girls’ title in 17:25. There were no runners from Kentucky in the girls’ race.


The University of Louisville is hosting official visits this weekend from Loxahatchee, Fla., Seminole Ridge teammates Kyle Shortridge, a defensive lineman who had been committed to Purdue before its coaching change, and Rayfield Dixon, an outside linebacker.

Track and field

U of L senior Michelle Theophile cleared a national season indoor-best 6 feet, 3/4 inch to win the high jump at the Hoosier Open on Friday night.

U of L’s Brittany Owens won the long jump (19-01/2) and triple jump (37-83/4), and Louisville’s women took three other events: weight throw (Amashi Kendall, 65-73/4); 60 meters (Margret Harris, 7.38); and shot put(Khadija Abdullah, 55-11/2). The Cards also got a win from Chrisjaan Smith in the men’s high jump at 6-83/4.

* Kentucky won nine events, led by Morganne Phillips, who broke a 25-year-old fieldhouse record by taking the 300 in 37.93 seconds, fastest in the nation this season. Brad Szypka’s 60-01/4 shot put also is the best indoors this season.

* Derek Drouin (4,009 points) and Courtney Woodard (3,660) won the men’s and women’s pentathlon at the Indiana Open on Saturday.

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