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Emily Infeld’s cross country win earns her USATF Athlete of the Week


Emily Infeld (Portland, Oregon) won the women’s title at the USATF Cross Country Championships to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.


Infeld, the 2015 World Championships 10,000m bronze medalist, covered the 10K course in Tallahassee’s Apalachee Regional Park in 33:19, pulling away from Molly Seidel over the final stretch to win by four seconds and earn her first national title. Full results of the event can be found here.

Other notable performances:

Leonard Korir — Korir defended his USATF men’s cross country title in Tallahassee, outkicking Galen Rupp over the final stretch to win in 29:16.6.

Sabrina Little — Little was the women’s winner of the USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships in Huntsville, Texas. She finished in 15:23:36.

Ronnie Delzer — Delzer captured the men’s title at the USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships, crossing the line in 14:52:37.

Maria Michta-Coffey — Michta Coffey, an eight-time USA Indoor Championships gold medalist, won the USATF Mile Race Walk at the Millrose Games in 6:35.77.

Nick Christie — Christie, who won the national 50K title last month, won the men’s USATF Mile Race Walk title at Millrose with a 6:00.37.

Karissa Schweizer — Schweizer continued her torrid streak with a collegiate record in the 3,000m at the Millrose Games. The Missouri senior clocked 8:41.60 to break Jenny Simpson’s record of 8:42.03 from 2009.

Now in its 17th 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.

2018 Winners: January 4, Brian Herron; January 11, Katelyn Tuohy; January 18, Molly Huddle; January 25, Christian Coleman; February 1, Sonja Friend-Uhl; February 8, Emily Infeld.

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To nominate an athlete for USATF Athlete of the Week, please send a detailed email about his/her performance to

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