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Hanson's Win Men's Team Title at USATF Nationals


Tom Surber
Media Information Manager
USA Track & Field
(317) 713-4690

MOBILE, Alabama – Hanson’s Running Shop won the senior men’s title at Saturday’s USATF Fall Cross Country Nationals at Battleship Park in Mobile in the closest team competition in the history of the event.

Hanson’s and the Nike Farm Team each finished with 40 points, with Hanson’s capturing the team crown due it’s fifth place finisher completing the course ahead of the Farm Team’s fifth place competitor. Hanson’s captured the team title this year after finishing second last year in Boston. Wisconsin RT captured the title in 2000 by edging Hanson’s by a single point, 60-61.

Former University of Wisconsin steeplechaser Jared Cordes of Wisconsin Runner RT won the senior men’s10K individual event in 30 minutes, 39.64 seconds. Chris Graff of the Farm Team was second in 30:48.86.

After placing second at last year’s Championships, the Indiana Invaders captured the senior women’s 6K team title with 38 points. The Nike Farm Team was the runner-up with 47 points. Priscilla Hein (20:21.19) and Collette Liss (20:32.62) finished 1-2 respectively in leading the Invaders to the team title.

This was the fourth edition of the USATF Fall Nationals, which was created to provide locally-based clubs an opportunity to compete against each other. Today’s competition served as one of the culminating events of USATF’s Annual Meeting held this week in Mobile.

For the complete results from the 2001 USATF Fall Nationals, including a look at today’s Master’s competition, visit the USATF Web site at

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