2010 USATF National Club Track & Field Championships
July 9-10, 2010
Central Park Track Club - New Balance (Metropolitan) and Norfolk Real Deal (Virginia) battled each other for both the men's and women's titles this weekend at the tenth annual USATF National Club Track & Field Championships at San Francisco State University with each claiming one of the titles. More than 200 athletes representing 36 USATF clubs competed in the two-day event, with five new meet records being established.
Going into the last event of the competition, the 4x400m relay, Central Park TC and Norfolk Real Deal were tied for the lead for the women's team title with 150 points. Using a strong 56.8 third leg from Cydney Robinson, Norfolk Real Deal was able to pull ahead to win the relay and the team title.
In the men's competition, it was once again, Central Park Track Club and Norfolk Real Deal battling for the bragging rights to call themselves the best in the country, but this time Central Park TC was able to hold off their Virginia rivals, 130 to 105 to win their first national men's title.
William Conwell of Club Northwest was the Most Valuable Male Athlete, scoring 26 points. Conwell, who won the shot put and discus, finished 4th in the javelin, and 6th in the hammer throw. Yvette Lewis of Norfolk Real Deal was Most Valuable Female Athlete in also scoring 28 points. She won the 100m and 100m Hurdles, finished 2nd in the 200m, and ran on the winning 4x100m relay.
The top men's performance, based on the IAAF scoring tables, went to Hector Cotto of Greater Boston TC for the 13.91 he recorded in the 110m Hurdles. Angie Henry earned the top women's performance for her 53.18 in the 400m.
This year, five meet records were set: 1500m (3:51.58,Christopher Spooner, Central Park TC New Balance); 10,000m (29:51.45,Bobby Reyes, Boulder Express); 10,000m (35:19.79,Claudia Copeland, Club Northwest); Hammer Throw (62.43 m, Amy Haapanen, Golden West Athletics Club/ Nor Cal Throwers); and Distance Medley Relay (10:14.46, Team Nebraska Brooks).
In addition, Lisa Daley from Central Park TC New Balance set a new U.S. W40 Master's record in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:04.40.