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2005 USA Masters 5 km Cross Country Championships

October 16, 2005
Saratoga Spa State Park - Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Carmen Ayala-Tronco (F45)
'05 USA Masters 5 km XC Champ.

James Robinson (M50)
'05 USA Masters 5 km XC Champ.

David O'Keefe of Orchard Park, N.Y., and Carmen Ayala-Troncoso of Austin, Tex. notched the top performances at the USA Masters 5 km Cross Country Championships in Saratoga, N.Y. on October 16.

O'Keefe (46) ran 15 minutes, 38 seconds to win the men's 45-49 title and Ayala-Troncoso (46) won the women's 45-49 title in 17:12. Ayala-Tronconso's time was the fastest time turned in by all women. Brian Pope (42) of Oxford, Miss., had the fastest time of the day on the men's side in winning the 40-44 title in 15:11.

Other national champions crowned for the men were: James Robinson (50-54) from Rochester, N.Y. in 16:28; Jerry Learned (55-59), from Hopkinton, Mass., in 17:42; Terry Delph (60-64) from Coopersburg, Penn., in 18:32; James Leitz (65-69) from Bayonne, N.J., in 21:00; Jack Meegan (70-74) from Buffalo, N.Y., in 21:30; Richard Sullivan (75-79) from Buffalo, N.Y., in 26:19; Bob Matteson (85-89) from Bennington, Vermont in 43:45.

Other national champions crowned for the women were: Marisa Hanson (40-44) from Pleasant Valley, N.Y., in 17:22; Patricia Ford (50-54) from Lafayette, N.Y., in 21:03; Carolyn Smith-Hanna (55-59) from Pittsford, N.Y., in 20:16; Regina Wright (60-64) from Marshfield, Mass., in 26:29; Carrie Parsi (65-69) from Gloucester, Mass., in 23:30; Elizabeth Szawlowsk (70-74) from Sugar Hill, N.H., in 29:13.

Men's Team champions were: Genesee Valley Harriers (Niagara) - M40; Genesee Valley Harriers (Niagara) - M50; Raritan Valley Road Runners (New Jersey) - M60; and Belle Watling (Niagara) - M70.

Women's Team champions were: Westchester TC (Metropolitan) - W40; Genesee Valley Harriers (Niagara) - W50; and Liberty AC (New England) - W60.

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