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February 12, 2005

2005 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team - Junior Team Selection Procedure

The 2005 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team will travel to Wellington, New Zealand to compete in the 21st World Mountain Running Trophy Race in late September. The junior squad, (eligble to athletes under 20 years of age in the year of competition) will compete on Saturday, September 24. The junior men (three scoring/four maximum) race a two lap course with 4 climbs/descents that each total 620m over 9.1km (same course as senior women). The junior women (two scoring/three maximum) race one lap with two climbs/descents that each total 310m over 4.7 km.

All Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team members must be current USATF members.

For team consideration, the junior athlete:

  • Must have posted a 16:45 or better (junior men) and 19:30 or better (junior women) in a 5K road or cross country event. (Equivalent times will be considered for distances other than 5K.)
  • Must have experience running (in training and preferably racing) on up and down courses similar to the event.
  • Must be mature, motivated, with a positive attitude to proudly represent the United States and sponsors internationally, under the rules of USATF and the event governing bodies.
  • A letter of recommendation from a coach, parent, or mentor-runner must accompany the athlete resume.

Resumes (including road, trail, track, and cross country results and current training info) will be accepted through July 15th. Late breaking information and results can be added until August 10th. Team members will be announced by August 15, 2005.

  1. Each Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team Member receives the following:
  2. Official USATF National Team apparel
  3. Teva footwear
  4. Airline ticket to New Zealand, or up to $500 - whichever is less
  5. Lodging and meals for the 4-night/5-day stay in Wellington

Tom Borschel (Idaho Falls, ID) has again been named the Junior Team Manager for the 2005 Teva US Mountain Running Team by the USATF MUT Council. Borschel led the junior team at last year's World Trophy event in Italy where the collective 2004 Teva US Mountain Running Team had its best overall result. This will be the fourth year that the Teva US Mountain Running Team has fielded a junior team. The MUT Council looks forward to selecting an even stronger group of young athletes this year. More information on the 21st World Mountain Running Trophy, including course map and profile, can be found at:

Borschel, a frequent racer in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and California, is working to run high-speed mountain ascents to the high points of all Western States. In between peaks he runs all types of races, (he has a thing for short vertical climbs). He had a great, diverse 2004 season, running 15:47 to break the 13 year old US National Corporate Track and Field (45-49) 5km record in Portland, Maine. A World Mountain Trophy Masters (45-49) victory in Italy was followed by an overall win in the Open World Mtn Trophy a week later. He capped the season off with setting new local overall hillclimb records and a USATF National Club Cross Country Championship (45-49) win in Portland, Oregon against many former rivals and olympians. Tom continues to hold the course record at the Mt. Tamalpais Hillclimb in northern CA. The record has been extended yet another year to 18!

More information about the Teva US Mountain Running Team can be found at:

Junior Team:
Tom Borschel

Women's Team:
Nancy Hobbs
PO Box 9454
Colorado Springs, CO 80932
(719) 573-4133 Fax (719) 573-4408

Men's Team:
Richard Bolt
21 Eastbrook Dr.
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 494-6947




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