In similar fashion to the last two years, True sprinted home to victory, bouncing back from his performance at the USATF Cross Country Championships last month - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 14, 2015) - Olympian Amy Cragg (nee Hastings) dominated the women’s field to win her first USATF 15K title, while Ben True pulled away late to win his third consecutive title at the USATF 15K Championships, hosted by the Gate River Run.
The USATF 15K Championships are the first stop on the 2015 USATF Running Circuit. The top 15 finishers at each race on the circuit qualify to compete in the 2015 .US National 12K, which takes place November 15 in Alexandria, Virginia
Cragg, along with USATF Cross Country champion Laura Thweatt, led the women’s field from the gun, as a pack of nearly 20 athletes ran together for much of the first three miles of the race. As a variety of runners traded leads, including Neely Gracey, Mattie Suver and Kellyn Taylor, the field dwindled down to seven runners past the 5K mark.