VIRGINA BEACH, VA – The 2010 USATF National Convention is underway with the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail (MUT) Council meetings occurring on Friday and Saturday 12/3 & 12/4. Learn about the results of the meeting including awarding of all of the MUT championships by following us on our twitter feed at www.twitter.com/usmrt.
Indianapolis, IN —- The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2010 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, Trail Championship Series winners, and Contributor of the Year. The following individuals will be recognized at the USATF National Convention in Virginia Beach, VA, on Saturday, December 4, at an awards breakfast.
Mountain men open: Joseph Gray, 26, Lakewood, WA, wins his third consecutive USATF Mountain Runner of the Year title. Gray was the top U.S. finisher (10th overall) at this year’s World Mountain Running Championships to lead the men to their best-ever finish with a More >
Courtesy of National Masters News
Livingston & Lundy Dominate PA CC Meet Pacific Association USATF Cross Country Championships San Francisco, California, November 21st This association meet also serves as the Western Regional and brings the best distance runners in the Golden State together. The course was muddy and the weather alternated between drizzle and sun with some wind. The men’s race covered 6.1 miles and the battle for the top spot was really a two mile race. Mike Livingston, 45, of the Asics Aggies and Andy DiConti, 48, Compex Racing ran together during the first two mile loop. Then Livingston began More >
Andrew Benford, a member of the 2009 US Mountain Running Men’s Team and 2008 Junior Team, and Chris York, a member of the 2010 Junior Team, will be competing for the University of Richmond Spiders at the 2010 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships this Monday in Terra Haute, IN.
Read the whole story about the team at the Spiders’ website.
Hannah Jumper, a senior at the Baylor School, led her team to victory today at the TSSAA State Cross Country Championships. Jumper finished the 5K course in a time of 18:20, six seconds ahead of teammate Tenley Godfrey. Baylor took the top 4 spots in the race with their 5th scorer finishing in 10th place. All seven Baylor runners finished in the top 22 in the race.
Hannah was a member of the 2010 Junior US Mountain Running Team that raced in September in Kamnik, Slovenia.
Complete results for the race can be found here.
Ashland, Oregon, November 1, 2010 – Entries have begun to pour in for the 3rd annual Lithia Loop Trail Marathon. For the second straight year this race doubles as the USA Trail Marathon Championship with 6,000 dollars in prize money to be awarded to the top 5 open male and female competitors as well as the top 3 male and female masters finishers.
The race is run on a mixture of trail and dirt road with 2 miles of pavement that sends as well as welcomes runners through beautiful Lithia Park located in downtown Ashland, Oregon. There are 6 fully stocked More >
Cody Wells, a member of the 2010 US Junior Mountain Running Team, finished 6th overall today at the West Coast Conference XC Championships, finishing the 8K race in a time of 25:17. Cody was the 3rd place scorer for the University of Portland, who won the championship with 36 team points, edging out San Francisco, who had 43 team points.
Complete results can be found here at the prTrack website.
Past US Mountain Running Team Members York and Benford part of U of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference championship team
Andrew Benford, a member of past junior and senior 2009 US Mountain Running Team, and Chris York, who competed for the US Junior Mountain Running Team in Slovenia this past September, were part of the University of Richmond team which won today’s Atlantic 10 Conference meet. Benford won the men’s 8K race in a time of 24:12 and sophomore York finished 40th in a time of 25:41. The team scored 51 points to take the overall title.
Read the complete story and see results here at the Atlantic 10 Conference site.More >
Battling strong headwinds in the second half of the course, 2010 US Mountain Running Team member Max King ran an impressive 2:15:34 at the Under Armour Baltimore Marathon to finish in 6th place overall and as top American. King has had an impressive year with multiple victories as well as finishing in 16th place at the World Mountain Running Championships in Slovenia in September.
For complete details about the Marathon see the Running USA website
Although not really a team story, I thought this was interesting enough to repost as other fans of the Mountain Team might find it interesting. Rickey Gates, a multi-time member of the US Mountain Running Team, has started a 4 month stint working at The South Pole. Follow the link below to read about his travels