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Bor takes XC title to win USATF Athlete of the Week


Hillary Bor (Colorado Springs, Colorado) won the individual title and led Team USATF’s men to the trophy at the SimplyHealth Great Stirling XCountry to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.


Bor, who was ranked No. 8 in the world and No. 2 in the U.S. in the 3,000m steeplechase last year, overcame a missed turn with less than a half-mile to go to finish the 8km course in 23:48 ahead of Team Europe’s Napoleon Solomon and fellow Americans Leonard Korir, the defending champion, and Garrett Heath, a three-time winner. Team USATF scored 16 points to beat Europe (20) and Great Britain (44).


Other notable performances from the past weekend:

Nastassja Campbell — Campbell broke the indoor American Junior record for the pole vault with a 4.39m/14-4.75 clearance at Texas A&M’s Ted Nelson Invitational. The Stephen F. Austin freshman added four centimeters to the previous record, set in 2009 by Nebraska’s Natalie Willer.


Jacory Patterson — Virginia Tech freshman Patterson set an indoor American Junior best for 300m at the VT Invitational with a 32.49. The previous best was 32.84, set last year by Georgia high schooler Brian Herron.


Danae Rivers — Rivers clocked 2:38.58 for 1,000m to set a collegiate record and give Penn State possession of the men’s and women’s CRs. Her time clipped more than two seconds off the previous record of 2:40.79 by Oklahoma State’s Kaela Edwards in 2017.


Now in its 18th year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.


2019 Winners: January 9, Nick Christie; January 16, Hillary Bor.


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