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USATF Cross Country Championships Results

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Sunday 1st January 2017
Tags  USATF   |   Adam Hayes
 
 
By Adam Hayes (from USS Sports Machine)

The United States Track and Field governing body held and completed the 2016 USATF Club Cross Country Championships at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Florida on December 10. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) had an incredible day, leading the way with four top-10 finishes in the women’s championship, as they clinched their third straight USATF Cross Country Club Championship
 
This weekend Tallahassee was home to 400 of the fastest athletes in the country, as they compete for both individual and team titles in the Cross Country Championship. 68 teams battled it out for top honors, banners for their clubs, and the $10,000 of prize money that was up for grabs. 
 
Colleen Quigley of St. Louis, Missouri, won the individual women’s title with a time of 19:31, which helped position Bowerman Track Club to the bronze medal with 99 points on the day. Quigley treated Apalachee Regional Park as her “home-field,” as she was a nine-time All-American at Florida State University, which is under 10 miles away from the Park. 
 
The B.A.A. was led by Sarah Pagano with her 2nd place 19:36 time. Following in Pagano’s place was Emily Lipari (4th - 19:37), Elaina Balouris (6th - 19:52), and Emma Bates (7th - 19:59). B.A.A.’s 33 points was good enough to clinch their third straight USATF XC championship, as all five team members finished in the top-15. Right behind B.A.A. was High Performance West, who were led by Tara Welling (5th - 19:43) and Kristen Findley (10th - 20:11) as they scored 87 points. USATF has two more upcoming national events, so let’s see how B.A.A. performs in their next outings.
 
For the men’s, USARC champion (United States Army Reserve Command) Sam Chelanga led the American Distance Project to victory, winning the individual men’s title with a 28:55 time. The American Distance Project dominated the day, finishing 1-2-3 in the event. Following Chelanga’s way was Stanley Kebenei (29:05) and Hillary Bor (29:13). The American Distance Project won the event with 31 points.
 
In the men’s 40+ team competitions, many teams came out with strong performances. To add on to the success from the women’s, the B.A.A. had a great day, along with the Atlanta Track Club and the Bowerman Track Club. in the 50+ group, the Cal Coast Track Club and Greater Springfield Harriers reigned supreme. All of the results for the event can be found here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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