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2013 Entries - USA 20 km Championship

WOMEN
First Name Last Name Hometown/State
Sarah  Bard Somerville, MA
Jessica  Barton Newton, MA
Caroline  Bjune Andover, MA
Kelly  Brinkman Bloomington, MN
Laura  Brustolon Mystic, CT
Alexandra Cadicamo Shrub Oak, NY
Caitlin  Comfort Madison, WI
Katie  DiCamillo Providence, RI
Delilah  DiCresenzo New York, NY
Hilary  Dionne Charlestown, MA
Esther  Erb Lambertville, NJ
Tara  Erdmann Knoxville, TN
Nicole  Feest Boulder, CO
Danielle  Fischer Merrimack, NH
Kristen  Fryburg-Zaitz Broomfield, CO
Melissa  Gacek White Bear, MN
Marci  Gage Bend, OR
Alia  Gray Santa Rosa, CA
Carol Jefferson Schwenksville, PA
Linda  Jennings Tewksbury, MA
Frances  Koons Bryn Mawr, PA
Maegan  Krifchin Bellmore, NY
Caroline  Lefrak New York, NY
Meghan  Peyton Richfield, MN
Stephanie  Pezzullo Charlotte, NC
Stephanie  Price Minneapolis, MN
Molly  Pritz Boulder, CO
Jen  Rhines Mammoth Lakes, CA
Clara  Santucci Morgantown, WV
Lindsey  Sherf High Falls, NY
Emily  Shertzer Jonestown, PA
Petra  Simmons Colorado Springs, CO
Gina  Slaby Virginia Beach, VA
Mattie  Suver Colorado Springs, CO
Wendy  Thomas Windsor, CO
Laura  Thweatt Boulder, CO
Alisha  Williams Colorado Springs, CO

 

MEN
First Name Last Name Hometown/State
Abdi  Abdirahman Tucson, AZ
Abdelaaziz  Atmani Indianapolis, IN
David  Bedoya Somerville, MA
Curtis  Begley Boulder, CO
Shadrack  Biwott Eugene, OR
Josphat  Boit Fayetteville, AR
Jeremy  Brady Harrisburg, PA 
Ben  Bruce Flagstaff, AZ
Alan  Campos Mammoth Lakes, CA
Andrew  Carlson Minneapolis, MN
Kevin  Castille Nicholasville, KY
Joseph  Chirlee Colorado Springs, CO
Mark  Del Monaco Boulder, CO
Michael  Eaton Bowling Green, KY
Jonas  Hampton Hartford, CT
Jason  Hartmann Boulder, CO
Colman  Hatton Boston, MA
Fidele  Jefferson Flagstaff, AZ
Eliot  Krause Appleton, WI
Mike  Krsnak Rapid City, SD
Craig  Leon Eugene, OR
Matt  Llano Flagstaff, AZ
Augutus  Maiyo Colorado Springs, CO
Tristan  Mannix Santa Fe, NM
Sean  Mckinney Coatesville, PA
Scott  Mindel Ballston Lake, NY
Luke  Puskedra Eugene, OR
Sean  Quigley Boulder, CO
Austin  Richmond Boulder, CO
Tim  Ritchie Brighton, MA
Patrick  Rizzo Boulder, CO
Aron  Rono Medford, OR
Alejandro  Ruiz Austin, TX
Josh  Sadlock Harrisburg, PA 
Stephan  Shay Huntington Beach, CA
Conor  Shelley Rockville Centre, NY
Daniel  Tapia Castroville, CA
Matt  Tegenkamp Portland, OR
Benjamin  Zywicki Louisville, CO
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Chris Nickinson
As Scott already noted, Tara Erdmann is a scratch. Stephanie Pezzullo and Jen Rhines are also scratches.
Scott Bush

Kevin, on , said:

Is this from a reliable source, Scott?


Are you referring to Erdmann? If so, then yes. Katie at USATF told me in an email just before she posted my preview.
Scott Bush

Chris Nickinson, on , said:

Abdi sounded ready to go after this morning's conference call.


Yeah he does. He's had such an up and down past few years, dealing with injuries. When he's healthy, he's still among the best in the U.S. As you heard in the call, while he's not going to be setting 5k and 10k PRs any more, he can certainly compete from the 10k on up with nearly anyone in the U.S. if he's got some good training under his belt and still feels he can PR from 12k on up.

If he doesn't do NYC or Chicago, I wonder if he's consider doing Twin Cities. He could win the race, thus increasing his USARC point total (probably putting him in the lead heading into the .US champs, and he's have over a month to recover in between races. In my mind, that's really the only way he can get ahead of Teg at this point in the standings. It wouldn't surprise me if Mo Trafeh did Twin Cities either, assuming he's healthy!
Chris Nickinson
Abdi sounded ready to go after this morning's conference call.
Scott Bush
I just learned this morning that Tara Erdmann has withdrawn from Monday's race with some inflammation issues.
Kevin
Is this from a reliable source, Scott?
Chris Nickinson

Kevin, on , said:

Update on scratches: no Puskedra or Pritz.


The absence of those two will change things, for sure.

I agree that Williams is the likely favorite now. Pritz would have had to be in her PR shape to (which is what I was guessing) to beat Alisha at her best this year.
Kevin
I'm with Scott on the women's race, and I hope to see a good race, but this could finally be Alisha Williams' shining moment. If she's as fit as she was at the 15k, she could run away with it.

It's disappointing that we won't see a rematch between Teg and Puskedra, but instead, we'll see a matchup of the last two champions if Abdi shows up. That being said, Teg's winning time was 1:42 faster than Abdi's, but that, I think, is mostly due to Puskedra's torrid early pace. I'm looking forward to how the gentlemen's race unfolds, and am also quite curious to see how USARC newcomer, Aron Rono (27:31 10k), fares.
Kevin
Update on scratches: no Puskedra or Pritz.
Scott Bush

Chris Nickinson, on , said:

The men's race has some big names. It'll be interesting to see how Teg is responding to marathon training. Lots of big names in there to pick up the pieces if he can't defend his title.

The women's race looks wide open without a dominant athlete like Janet Bawcom in there. Molly Pritz might be the class of the field if she's back to on top of her game.


Chris, I have to disagree on Pritz. Alisha Williams (15:09 for 5k) was running insanely well before she got hurt. If she's back running 100%, in my mind she's the favorite, with Mattie Suver a close second. Suver, with a top three finish, can either tie or pass Bawcom atop of the USARC standings. Tara Erdmann is the wild card. She could come up big and win, but she has VERY little road experience.

Teg can really put some ground between himself and the rest of the USARC if he comes up with a top 2-3 finish. With Trafeh and True not scheduled to run, that means Biwott is his closest rival in the rankings and he sits 15 points behind Teg. I am excited to see Hartmann race, as he rarely does anymore except his marathons. Solinsky was on the race start list a week ago, but is no longer. Don't count out Puskedra either. Last year he challenged Teg (and led) for most of the race.
Chris Nickinson
The men's race has some big names. It'll be interesting to see how Teg is responding to marathon training. Lots of big names in there to pick up the pieces if he can't defend his title.

The women's race looks wide open without a dominant athlete like Janet Bawcom in there. Molly Pritz might be the class of the field if she's back to on top of her game.
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