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Team USA prepares for APA Pan American Cross Country Cup

2/20/2015
 
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia -- Twenty-two athletes from Team USA will compete at the inaugural APA Pan American Cross Country Cup held Sunday, Feb. 22 in Barranquilla, a northern Colombia city near the Caribbean Sea.
 
The day begins with junior women at 8 a.m. before junior men at 9 a.m. The senior women’s race starts at 10 a.m., followed by the senior men at 11 a.m.
 
Leading the senior teams are Joseph Gray (Lakewood, Washington) for the men and Mattie Suver (Colorado Springs, Colorado) for the women.
 
Making his 17th national team, Gray is a nine-time U.S. champion with five NACAC Mountain Running titles. He is the 2014 NACAC Cross Country Champion and was named the 2014 Men’s Mountain Runner of the Year at the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Awards. Gray finished the 12 km at USATF Cross Country Championships in 36:58.
 
Suver was second at the USATF Cross Country Championships, clocking 28:13 in the 8 km in Boulder, and she was top-10 at this year’s USATF Half Marathon Championships with her time of 1:11:51.
 
Team scoring will be the standard four-to-score IAAF cross country scoring based on overall places for each team finisher. 

Team USA Roster
 
Senior Men Hometown
Maksim Korolev Harrisonville, Missouri
Augustus Maiyo Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jonathan Grey Minneapolis, Minnesota
Gabriel Proctor Mammoth Lakes, California
Joseph Gray Lakewood, Washington
   
Senior Women Hometown
Mattie Suver Colorado Springs, Colorado
Kellyn Taylor Flagstaff, Arizona
Christine Babcock Bend, Oregon
Alicia Nelson Alamosa, Colorado
Rochelle Kanuho Flagstaff, Arizona
   
Junior Men Hometown
Conner Mantz Smithfield, Utah
John Dressel II Colbert, Washington
Eric Hamer Monument, Colorado
Fred Huxham Seattle, Washington
Conner Hendrickson Southlake, Texas
   
Junior Women Hometown
Katie Rainsberger Colorado Springs, Colorado
Lauren Gregory Fort Collins, Colorado
Rachel Koon Arden, North Carolina
Bailey Ness Woodbury, Minnesota
Megan Connell Langhorne, Pennsylvania
   
Team Staff  
Bill Roe – Team Leader  
Teddy Mitchell – Men’s Coach  
Mason Cathey – Women’s Coach  
Jodi Loecke – Medical  
Christian Hunt - Medical  



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