ALBUQUERQUE - Twelve national champions were crowned at the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships on Saturday as more than 2,300 of the best youth athletes in the United States competed at the sunny Balloon Fiesta Park.
Jacob Riley and Mattie Suver (photo) both bested fields of well over 200 runners Saturday in claiming open men’s and women’s individual titles during the USA Track & Field National Club Cross Country Championships held at Masterson Park in Lexington, Ken. More than 100 teams and 1,200 competitors competed in the national championships, which were held in Lexington for the second time in meet history.
The USATF Annual Meeting took place in Florida last weekend, and while they haven't issued an official press release yet, the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon qualifying standards and window were determined:
For the second time in the meet’s history, the 2012 USA Track & Field National Club Cross Country Championships will be held in Lexington, Ken., on Saturday. Competition will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a community 6 km race and include individual and club championships both for open and masters men and women at the Masterson Station Park. The championships were also held in Lexington in 2009.