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Top Fields Announced for 2013 USA 20K Championship

August 28, 2013

Event will be contested at the 36th Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race in Connecticut; Tegenkamp to defend men's title

 

The 2013 USA 20K Championships will be held on Monday, Sept. 2 at the 36th Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race in Connecticut. Two-time Olympian Matt Tegenkamp returns to defend his title, while 2012 national runner-up Molly Pritz will look to improve on her performance from last year.

To repeat, Tegenkamp, 31, will need to beat a top field including fellow U.S. Olympian Abdi Abdirahman, 2012 runner-up Luke Puskedra, marathoner Jason Hartmann, Shadrack Biwott and Josphat Boit. Biwott was third at the USA 10K Championships in July. Boit was runner-up in the USA 25K Championships in May and fifth at the national half-marathon championships in June. Tegenkamp, who was fourth at the 25K nationals, is gearing up for his debut in the marathon that he will make in Chicago this October.

In the women’s race, defending champion Renee Metivier Baillie will not compete. That may mean an opportunity for Pritz, 25, the 2011 USA 25K champion and also the top American woman at the ING NYC Marathon that year. Other women to watch include three-time Olympian Jen Rhines (5th, 2013 USA 10 Mile Championships), Mattie Suver (2nd, 2013 USA 25K Championships), Tara Erdmann (2nd, 2012 USA 10K Championships), Lindsey Scherf (2nd, 2012 USA 25K Championships) and Alisha Williams (2nd, 2013 USA 15K Championships).

The entire race field for the 2013 USA 20K Championships is listed below.

A prize purse of $44,550 is up for grabs, with the national champions each receiving $9000 plus a $1000 course record bonus is available. The men’s 20K championship has been held at Stratton Faxon since 1993, and the women’s since 2006.

For more race information, go to: www.newhavenroadrace.org. Find the USATF event preview here: http://www.usatf.org/News/Defending-Champion-Tegenkamp-Headlines-USA-20-km-C.aspx

WOMEN

First Name

Last Name

Hometown/State

Sarah 

Bard

Somerville, MA

Jessica 

Barton

Newton, MA

Caroline 

Bjune

Andover, MA

Kelly 

Brinkman

Bloomington, MN

Laura 

Brustolon

Mystic, CT

Alexandra

Cadicamo

Shrub Oak, NY

Caitlin 

Comfort

Madison, WI

Katie 

DiCamillo

Providence, RI

Delilah 

DiCresenzo

New York, NY

Hilary 

Dionne

Charlestown, MA

Esther 

Erb

Lambertville, NJ

Tara 

Erdmann

Knoxville, TN

Nicole 

Feest

Boulder, CO

Danielle 

Fischer

Merrimack, NH

Kristen 

Fryburg-Zaitz

Broomfield, CO

Melissa 

Gacek

White Bear, MN

Marci 

Gage

Bend, OR

Alia 

Gray

Santa Rosa, CA

Carol

Jefferson

Schwenksville, PA

Linda 

Jennings

Tewksbury, MA

Frances 

Koons

Bryn Mawr, PA

Maegan 

Krifchin

Bellmore, NY

Caroline 

LeFrak

New York, NY

Meghan 

Peyton

Richfield, MN

Stephanie 

Pezzullo

Charlotte, NC

Stephanie 

Price

Minneapolis, MN

Molly 

Pritz

Boulder, CO

Jen 

Rhines

Mammoth Lakes, CA

Clara 

Santucci

Morgantown, WV

Lindsey 

Scherf

High Falls, NY

Emily 

Shertzer

Jonestown, PA

Petra 

Simmons

Colorado Springs, CO

Gina 

Slaby

Virginia Beach, VA

Mattie 

Suver

Colorado Springs, CO

Wendy 

Thomas

Windsor, CO

Laura 

Thweatt

Boulder, CO

Alisha 

Williams

Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

 

MEN

First Name

Last Name

Hometown/State

Abdi 

Abdirahman

Tucson, AZ

Abdelaaziz 

Atmani

Indianapolis, IN

David 

Bedoya

Somerville, MA

Curtis 

Begley

Boulder, CO

Shadrack 

Biwott

Eugene, OR

Josphat 

Boit

Fayetteville, AR

Jeremy 

Brady

Harrisburg, PA 

Ben 

Bruce

Flagstaff, AZ

Alan 

Campos

Mammoth Lakes, CA

Andrew 

Carlson

Minneapolis, MN

Kevin 

Castille

Nicholasville, KY

Joseph 

Chirlee

Colorado Springs, CO

Mark 

Del Monaco

Boulder, CO

Michael 

Eaton

Bowling Green, KY

Jonas 

Hampton

Hartford, CT

Jason 

Hartmann

Boulder, CO

Colman 

Hatton

Boston, MA

Fidele 

Jefferson

Flagstaff, AZ

Eliot 

Krause

Appleton, WI

Mike 

Krsnak

Rapid City, SD

Craig 

Leon

Eugene, OR

Matt 

Llano

Flagstaff, AZ

Augutus 

Maiyo

Colorado Springs, CO

Tristan 

Mannix

Santa Fe, NM

Sean 

McKinney

Coatesville, PA

Scott 

Mindel

Ballston Lake, NY

Luke 

Puskedra

Eugene, OR

Sean 

Quigley

Boulder, CO

Austin 

Richmond

Boulder, CO

Tim 

Ritchie

Brighton, MA

Patrick 

Rizzo

Boulder, CO

Aron 

Rono

Medford, OR

Alejandro 

Ruiz

Austin, TX

Josh 

Sadlock

Harrisburg, PA 

Stephan 

Shay

Huntington Beach, CA

Conor 

Shelley

Rockville Centre, NY

Daniel 

Tapia

Castroville, CA

Matt 

Tegenkamp

Portland, OR

Benjamin 

Zywicki

Louisville, CO

 

 

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