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.