USATF National Club Cross Country Championships
December 8, 2018
Following their success at in the USATF So Cal Cross Country Grand Prix series, Southern California Association athletes went to Spokane, Washington to compete in the USATF Club Cross Country Championships.
The Janes Elite Racing delivered a 1-2 punch in the W50 division with Kirsten Leetch and Tania Fischer taking top honors while finishing 20th and 23rd respectively in the overall masters women’s 6K race. Backed by Shannon Teslow, Kathleen Cushing-Murray and Mary Lynch, the Janes swept the W50 Masters Team title with a perfect score of 6.
1. 6 The Janes Elite Racing-A ( 24:22 1:13:04 0:29)
1 1 Kirsten Leetch 52 24:07 1061
2 2 Tania Fischer 52 24:21 1058
3 3 Shannon Teslow 54 24:36 1064
4 ( 13) Kathleen Cushing-murray 53 26:13 1057
5 ( 16) Mary Lynch 52 26:32 1062
The Janes Elite Racing, Grace Padilla won the W45 divison and USATF So Cal Grand Prix winner Maggie Shearer running for TeaMosqueda Elite took third overall in the W40 division, while The Janes Nancy James-Klinger and Grace Padilla finished in fifth and seventh in the W40 Team division – the same three finished in the same order in USATF So Cal Championships less than three weeks ago. Backed up by Cambria Wu, Gwendolyn Twist and former USATF So Cal President Christine Gentile, the Janes also took the W40 Masters Team title.
1. 13 The Janes Elite Racing-A ( 23:03 1:09:07 0:33)
1 2 Nancy James-Klinger 41 22:49 1060
2 4 Grace Padilla 47 22:56 1063
3 7 Cambria Wu 40 23:22 1066
4 ( 14) Gwendolen Twist 43 24:09 1065
5 ( 42) Chris Gentile 48 27:21 1059
Cal Coast Track Club represented Southern California men’s masters well with Jacques Sallberg, John Gardiner, Craig Magness, Shanon Winkelman and Michael Joh Stanley finished sixth in the M40 division.
Christian Cushing-Murray, Frederick Herr, Thomas Schumann, Kevin Barda, Matthew Simpson and Dan Arsenault finished fifth in the Masters M50 division
John Holcomb, Brian Nelson, Tomas Rodriguez, Steve Brumwell and Keith Witthauer finished eighth in the M60 division.
Cal Coast Track Club: Ashlee Powers, Chelsey Albertson, Weslie Pearce, Tracee van der Wyk, Sara Van Dyke, Arielly Conde and Leilani Rios finished fifth.
Valor Track Club: Makenna Myler, Andrea Harrison, Jennica Redd, Ashley Bell and Sarah Orton finishing in twelfth.
The Janes Elite Racing Team: Julia Budniak, Calene Morris, Kayla Ferron, Emily Bernath and Katie Penney finishing in fifteenth.
Cal Coast Track Club: Bijan Mazaheri, Joshua Espinoza, Seth Garbett, ose Penaloza and Roosevelt Cook finished fifteenth.
Valor Track Club: Jorge Jabaz, Jun Reichl, Travis Dean, Gonzalo Ceja, Brandon Taylor, Matthew Soto and David Edwards finished 38th against the rest of the nation.