McMillan Elite Sweep US Club XC Championships

See the official press
release at bottom from USA Track & Field and USATF’s Jim Estes at bottom
for the complete story from the event.
by Mike Scott)
Boston Athletic Association men Run to Third Place at USATF National Club Cross Country Championships;
B.A.A.’s women’s team is eighth.
NC — The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) men’s cross country team
had its best finish in the 13-year history of the US Fall Club National
Cross Country meet when it finished third on Saturday in Charlotte,
North Carolina.
The B.A.A. women’s team finished eighth with 227 points.
The men’s 10-kilometer
championship consisted of 45 scoring teams, and the B.A.A. scored 175
points. The club’s five scoring members were:
Tim Ritchie, 30:17 (17 scoring points, 26th place);
Brian Harvey, 30:27 (23 scoring points, 32nd place);
Lucas Meyer, 30:38 (28 scoring points, 37th place);
Ruben Sanca, 30:49 (36 scoring points, 45th place); and,
Colman Hatton, 31:35 (71 scoring points, 86th place).
In the women’s 6-kilometer championship (248 finishers, 28 scoring teams), the B.A.A.’s five scoring members:
Jeannette Faber, 20:57 (30 points, 34th);            
Kasie Enman, 20:58 (31 pts., 36th);
Melissa Nash, 21:17 (48 pts., 57th);
Lesley Hocking, 21:27 (57 pts., 70th);
Kristin Murphy, 21:34 (61 pts., 77th).
The Boston Athletic
Association Running Club is sponsored by adidas and is coached by
Michael Pieroni (Head Coach), Terry Shea (assistant), and Suzanne
Walmsley (assistant).
See the official press
release at bottom from USA Track & Field and USATF’s Jim Estes below
for the complete story from the event.

Willow Street Women were the second master’s team
behind defending champ Club Northwest
, at the Club Nationals in Charlotte NC today.

Club Northwest
placed 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th out of
over 100 master’s women, a dominating performance.

Vasiyeva was the overall winner

Willow Street was a clear second, led by Lori Kingsley
2nd and Emily Bryans 4th, who managed to prevent a Northwest
sweep of the top spots.  

Benson and Mary Buck both placed in the Top 10 in their age-group (45-49), 6th
and 10th respectively.


this was the only cross county race run by Lori and Emily this year, as both
prefer road racing.

Anne develpoed
a stomach illness the night before the event, but ran a brave race to secure
the team’s second place position.

ran a strong also, considering she was returning from a summer injury and hasn’t
raced much.


Genesee Valley took the 3rd spot among 16
women’s master’s teams.



Syracuse Charger women’s team ran extremely well also, finishing 12th
in the loaded Open Division.

Lopiccollo, the 2010 Stockade-athon winner led the team with a 25th place
finish. The Chargers also got strong efforts from Jen Adams and Amanda Jinks.


the most part, the west coast teams dominated this National event, so it was
nice to see the New York
teams do so well.

year the event is held in Seattle,
where the formidable west coast teams should also benefit from home field

11/December/2010 Jim Estes
USA Track & Field
USATF Associate Director of LDR Programs/Marketing

McMillan Elite sweeps open team titles at USATF National Club Cross Country Championships

CHARLOTTE – McMillan Elite (Flagstaff, Ariz.) captured their second
men’s team title and their first women’s crown as they swept the open
team divisions Saturday at the 2010 USATF National Club Cross Country
Championships at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, N.C.

The 13th annual USATF National Club Cross Country Championships
featured America’s top post-collegiate club teams from across the
United States vying for top honors and bragging rights as the nation’s
top cross country team. More than 1,100 athletes competed in the event,
which featured a 10-kilometer men’s race and a 6-kilometer women’s
race. The championships offered a total prize purse of $30,000, with
$25,000 going to the top open teams.

In the women’s team race,
McMillan Elite turned the tables on 2009 champions the Boulder Running
Company/adidas, scoring 69 points to the defending champion’s 109.

2010 USA Indoor 3,000 meter champion Rene Metivier Baillie of the
Running Republic of Boulder took the overall title in the women’s 6 km,
running 19:51.

The men’s 10 km, Aaron Braun took the overall
title in 29:36, to lead McMillan Elite as they placed three runners in
the top-ten, scoring 29 points for a 30 point win over three-time team
titlist Hansons-Brooks Distance Project (Rochester Hills, Mich.).
Braun’s teammates Nick Arciniaga and Scott Smith took second and eighth
in 29:40 and 29:53 respectively.

In the first race of the day,
Lyudmila Vasilyeva ran 21:39 to take the individual crown in the
masters women’s 6 km, leading Club Northwest (Seattle, Wash.) as they
successfully defended their title in the women’s 40+ division. The
Atlanta Track Club won the women’s 50+ title, while the Impala Racing
Team (San Francisco, Calif.) successfully defended its title in the
women’s 60+ team division.

The men’s masters 10 km saw Pete
Magill take the overall win, running 32:36 as his teammate Christian
Cushing-Murray took the runner-up spot in 32:48 to lead Compex Racing
(South Pasadena, Calif.) to the win men’s 40+ team division; Club
Northwest won its second team title of the day in the men’s 50+
division as the Boulder Road Runners took the 60+ division and the San
Diego Track Club won the 70+ division.

For more information and
video interviews from the 2010 USATF National Club Cross Country
Championships, please visit USATF

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