2010 USA 30 km Race Walk Championship
and Junior 20 km Race Walk Championship
October 31, 2010
Rockland Lake State Park - Congers, NY
Dave McGovern and Teresa Vaill each posted commanding victories Sunday at the
2010 USA Track & Field 30 Kilometer Race Walk Championships at Rockland Lake
State Park in Valley Cottage, New York.
McGovern completed the course in 2 hours 39 minutes 23 seconds in easily winning
the men's race. McGovern, who also won the overall men's masters competition,
set a pending U.S. 25 km M45-49 age group record with his performance.
Finishing as the men's overall runner-up was Chris Schmid, who strolled across
the finish line in 2:48:04. Schmid finished first in the M60-64 masters division
and set pending U.S. records in that age group at 25 km and 30 km.
Mark Green finished third overall in winning the M50-54 age group in 2:48:25,
and Leon Jasionowski captured the M65-69 division with his overall fourth-place
finish in 2:57:55. Also winning a U.S. Masters national title was Bill Reed, who
captured the M55-59 age group with his overall 7th place finish in 3:22:36.
In one other men's performance of note, John Starr placed tenth overall in
winning the M80-84 division in 3:53:18, and along the way set pending U.S.
masters records at 25 km and 30 km.
2004 Olympian Teresa Vaill won the 2010 USA One-Hour Race Walk title on October
3 in Waltham, Mass., and was the overall winner again Sunday in easily capturing
the women's 2010 USA 30 km crown.
Vaill crossed the finish line in 2:31:30 in posting the fastest time of the day
by anyone. While en route to the finish line Vaill posted pending 25 km and 30
km U.S. records in the W45-59 masters age group.
Maria Michta finished as the runner-up in the women's race in 2:39:35, with
Solomiya Login finishing third in 2:44:51 and Rebecca Benjamin placing fourth in
3:09:26. Debbie Topham finished fifth overall and won the W55-59 masters age group with
her time of 3:15:54. Other masters winners included Darlene Bucklund (W65 -
3:42:52) and Maryanne Harvey (W50 - 4:08:04)