2005 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships
November 19, 2005
See Jane Run successfully defended their open women's team title and Hansons-Brooks reclaimed the open men's team title at the 2005 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships, sponsored by Brooks Sports, at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester.
Former University of Wisconsin standout Matt Tegenkamp (Madison, Wisc.) turned in an impressive performance in winning the open men's 10 km race and Elizabeth Woodworth (Baton Rouge, La.) won the open women's 6 km.
Tegenkamp, the 2001 junior men's national champion, broke open an exciting duel with former NAIA All-American Fernando Cabada of Bristol, Va., winning the race in 29:47, while Cabada finished in the runner-up spot in 29:50. Finishing third was Max King (Bend, Ore.), in a time of 30:01. Fourth was Brandon Leslie (Albuquerque, N.M.) in 30:05, and fifth was Brian Sell (Rochester Hills, Mich.) in 30:07.
Woodworth, an NCAA Division III All-American who attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, took command in the middle of the second lap to win the race in a time of 20:29, six seconds ahead of Aklufi (Santa Monica, Calif.). Samia Akbar (Herndon, Va.) finished third in a time of 20:36. Rounding out the top-five was Erin Dromgoole (Brighton, Mass.) in 20:37, and Erin Nehus (Galliolis, Ohio), who ran 20:43.
In the women's masters race, Carmen Ayala-Troncoso (Austin, Tex.) took command from the gun winning overall in 21:44 to claim the women's 45-49 title. Other women's national age group titles were won by; Karen Steen (40-44), Cathy Utzschneider (50-54), Carolyn Smith-Hanna (55-59), Mary Shaver (60-64), Carrie Parsi (65-69) and Mary Harada (70-74).
The men's masters race saw Pete Magill (South Pasadena, Calif.), 1984 Olympic marathoner John Tuttle (Atlanta, Ga.), and Scott Bagley (Pittsford, N.Y.) in a fierce battle over the last 100 meters, with Magill emerging victorious over Bagley in a identical time of 32:46. Tuttle's 32:49 was good for the men's 45-49 national title. Additional men's national age group titles were won by; Tom Ryan (50-54), Terry McCluskey (55-59), Terry Delph (60-64), Bill Borla (65-69), Ray Parrella (70-74) and Richard Sullivan (75-79). Complete Story