2005 USA Cross Country Championships
February 12-13, 2005
The USA Cross Country Championships served as the selection event for the U.S. team that will compete at the 2005 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, March 19-20 in St. Galmier, France. The top six finishers in the Open and Junior races qualified for the U.S. team at the 2005 USA Cross Country Championships at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash.
2004 Olympians were victorious in each of the open events with Colleen De Reuck and Tim Broe becoming champions in the women's 8 km and men's 4 km races respectively, while Colorado University Freshman and NCAA All-American Liz Pasciuto won the Junior Women's race on Saturday, February 12.
The following day's events saw Shalane Flanagan successfully defend her U.S. women's short course title, as Dathan Ritzenhein won the men's long course crown, and Galen Rupp won the Junior Men's U.S. title.