Mountain, Ultra and Trail (MUT) Running Council had 3 meetings over the course of 2 days. There were between 25 and 35 people from over 15 regional USATF associations in attendance including outgoing President Bill Roe (pictured).
During the meetings, the following USATF Mountain, Ultra or Trail Running Championships for 2009 were confirmed or approved:
March 1 – USA 50km Road Championships – Long Island, NYJune 28 – USA Mountain Running Championships – North Conway, NH *also the NACAC Mountain Running Championships and a mountain team selection raceJuly 18 – USA 100 Mile Trail Championships – Tahoe, NVJuly 25 – USA 50 Mile Trail Championships – Crystal More >
2008 CIF State Cross Country ChampionshipsPresented by Farmers InsuranceNovember 29, 2008 Woodward Park 5K Course, Fresno CA Weather:Robert Rush-Sports Consultant firstname.lastname@example.orgRESULTS ON: RecordTiming.com, norcalstst.com & directathletics.com
Division 1 Girls Individual Results
Place No. Sec Name Yr School D1girls===== ==== === =================== == ========== ======= 1 1817 SS Alex Dunne SR San Clemen 17:27 2 1529 SS Teeny Adams JR Esperanza 17:41 3 1098 SDS Alli Billmeyer SO Torrey Pin 17:46 4 1097 SDS Megan Morgan JR Torrey Pin 17:47 5 39 CCS Justine Fedronic SR Carlmont 17:50 6 1062 SDS Molly Grabill SO Rancho Ber 17:52 7 1309 SJS Maria Malone More >
The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2008 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, and Contributor of the Year. The following individuals will be recognized at the USATF National Convention in Reno, NV, on Saturday, December 6 at an awards breakfast.
Mountain men open: Joseph Gray, 24, Lakewood,WA. Joe (pictured above – left) started out the mountain season in Vail, CO, on June 7 with a sprint-to-the finish third-place at the LaraBar 10km. Later that month he placed fourth at the USA Mountain Running Championships earning a spot on his first Teva U.S. More >
At last weekend’s NW Mountain Running Championships US Mountain Running Team member Joe Gray (Lakewood, WA) edged out Max King (Bend, OR) for 1st place and $800 in prize money. Before yesterday’s Xterra Trail Running National Championships Max told Joe that this would be a “rematch”. True to his name, the King (Max) reigned supreme beating not only Joe Gray but also Eugene based speedsters Ben Bruce and Ryan Bak. Lisa Goldsmith – team member in 1997 and 2006, finished 5th overall in 1:27:52. Also competing were team staff members Nancy Hobbs and Richard Bolt. Hobbs finished 2nd in the More >
To all those of you guys on the team this year who thought the shorts were short, I wore the USA TEVA shorts as part of my outfit for 80′s day at my school, and i was told that they were too short for school regulations. Even for 80′s day.
Contact: Nancy Hobbs, Chair, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Running Council
(719) 573-4133 or email@example.com
For Release: September 24, 2008
Nominations open for 2008
USATF Mountain Runners of the Year – Open and Masters
USATF Ultra Runners of the Year – Open and Masters
USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Contributor of the Year
The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running will select the 2008 USATF Mountain Runners of the year and Ultra Runners of the Year based on nominations received from interested athletes, coaches, and administrators involved in the sport. The following is the selection criteria for the 2008 USATF Mountain and Ultra Runners of the Year:
1) Nominated More >
Well I’m back home finally, and yes i’m very sleepless, every since I returned to the US I have gotten up around 5ish everyday. My thoughts on the worlds are a bit mixed, yet positive.
I’m very happy we won a medal, it was the greatest team accomplishment I have ever experienced, and on top of that Simon, the veteran of the team was able to cherish a well deserved medal after many years competing at the world trophy, so that was the icing on the cake for me. The trip was amazing as well, and the party for the race, More >
I still have not found the words to describe the feeling Ihad when a race timing official peeked his head out of thetiming trailer at the finish line, and gave us the thumbs upand said” US men, bronze medal”
A degree of disbelief ? Wanting to believe but notwanting to get too excited for fear of the possibility of anerror? But then again, as we finished the team was greeted by Ricky and Joe,they had been looking out for the team finishes and were saying….WE DID IT !
What an amazing feeling, after 4-5 years of believing thatthe US men could medal. More >
Latest Athlete Spotlight courtesy of usmrt.com writer James Doakhttp://www.usmrt.com/spotlight.html
Fresh from his 16th place finish at the World Mountain Running Championship the previous weekend, Teva US Mountain Running Team member Joe Gray (Lakewood, WA) edged out Max King (Bend, OR) to win the Northwest Mountain Running Championships at Mt. Hood.
Starting and finishing at Timberline Lodge, the 6 mile “up/down” course featured 2000′ of climb and descent on pave road, dirt road, ski slope, rough single-track, the PCT and just a touch of snow at the top of the course. The weather conditions during the race (starting at high-noon) saw frequent rain showers, temperatures ranging from the high 40′s at the More >