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Team USA wins six individual events in international competition

INDIANAPOLIS -  With members of Team USA competing across the globe, the U.S.recorded six first place finishes at the Five Nations Match in Glasgow, Scotland and in the NACAC Cross Country Championships in Jamaica on Saturday.

2012 Olympian Duane Solomon led the day with the fastest time ever run by an American in the 600m. Solomon’s 1:15.70 performance led Team USA to a second place finish at the Five Nations Match. Solomon’s effort bettered the previous U.S. best of 1:15.80 set by Chip Jenkins in 1987.

Team USA picked up additional wins from Kind Butler in the 200m (21.26), Natasha Hastings in the 400m (52.11) and Bernard Lagat in the 3,000m (7:53.36).

In the overall team standings Russia and Team USA both recorded 58 points, but when the tie was broken Russia came out on top, with Team USA second and Great Britain and Northern Ireland in third with 50 points.

At the NACAC Cross Country Championships Craig Forys won the senior men’s 8 km race in dramatic fashion as he outkicked Canada’s Cam Levins by one second to cross the line first in 24:46.

Forys led the way for Team USA’s men to take first place in the team scoring as he was followed closely by his brother Matthew Forys (4th, 25:16), Phillip Reid (6th, 25:21), Joseph Moore (7th, 25:25) and Zachary Ripley (13th, 26:21). Team USA recorded 18 points, with Canada second with 22 points.

Erin Finn ran away from the field in the junior women’s 4 km race to finish nine seconds faster than her closest competitor as she cross the line in 14:09. Team USA took second in the team standings with 21 points, as Canada claimed the top spot with 17 points.

Estevan De La Rosa was the top U.S. finisher in the junior men’s 6 km as he took second in 19:13 Team USA finished second in the team standings with 35 points, as Canada finished first with 31 points.

Mary Kate Champagne finished fourth in the senior women’s 6 km race as Team USA’s top finisher in 21:48. The U.S. women finished second as a team with 26 points, with Canada taking first with 18 points.

Full results of the NACAC Cross Country Championships can be found here.
Full results of the Five Nations Match can be found here.

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