Southlake Carroll senior Reed Brown became the first Texan in 31 years to win the boys Foot Locker Cross Country Championships on Saturday in San Diego.
Brown, who has signed with Oregon, finished the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes and 1.8 seconds, 2.6 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Brown placed sixth at the South Regional Nov. 26 in Charlotte, N.C.
“This will help push me to other goals,” Brown said. “It was a goal, but realistically, I didn’t think I could do it. With about 500 meters left, I felt I had it. I kept looking back to make sure.”
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Brown placed 16th at last year’s championships.
In May he broke the state’s 29-year-old record in the 3,200-meter run at the UIL state track meet, and placed fourth at the UIL state cross country meet in November.
Reuben Reina of San Antonio Jay was the last male from Texas to win the race, running a record 14:36 in 1985.
Aledo freshman Graydon Morris finished 34th.
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