Chugiak’s Bausch bounces back to qualify for national cross country championships
Chugiak’s Daniel Bausch knows how to bounce back.
The Chugiak High senior finished in eighth place at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship West Regionals on Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California.
The finish earned Bausch an invite to the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals next Saturday at Morley Field in San Diego.
The result was a redemption story of sorts for Bausch, who last month withdrew midway through the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest Region race after running with the leaders in the early going.
Saturday’s race featured no such hiccups, as the reigning Alaska Class 4A boys cross country champion steadily moved up in the field as the race wore on. He finished the 5-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 46.4 seconds, just 13 seconds behind winner Kashon Harrison of Fruitland, New Mexico.
For more, visit the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships website at footlockercc.com.