All set and ready to go tomorrow morning. Those that are fittest and hopefully fiercest. Ready to test their mettle against the best of the rest. This is no mere club championships, the USA Cross Country National Championships are the selection race to represent the United States at the World Cross Country Championships. For the best of the best this race can be summed up in three words: First, Second, Third.
But, if you are a card carrying USATF Member, with disposable income, you too can jump into the most prestigous domestic cross meet of the year. Registration is at the Millenium Harvest House in Boulder, from 9:00-5:00 pm today. How cool to line up and measure against the likes of Chris Derrick, Ben True, Dathan Ritzenheim, Garrett Heath, Ryan Vail, Bobby Curtis, Jacob Riley, Clint Wells, Joseph Gray, Sean Quigley, Patrick Smyth, Andrew Colley, Joe Stilin, newcomer Maksim Korolev, ad infinitum. Accessability to the great ones, thats one of the things that makes our sport unique and special.
My money for top midwest region finisher? Joe Moore of the Kansas City Smoke.
Not a single woman from Nebraska entered into the meet. What say you ladies?
LRC Racing is sending a couple of masters teams.
LRC Racing – Team A, 40+ Men
Ivan Ivanov, Tim Larsen, Darin Schlake, Jason Schmaderer, Thomas Woods IV
LRC Racing – Team A. 45+ Men
Kevin Burke, Craig Christians, Brett Daugherty, Jeff Hansen, Brian Kelley
Team Nebraska will challenge Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, Boulder Running Company/Adidas, The Boulder Track Club, as well as teams from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines in the Open Category. Go get it fellas.
Team Nebraska – Team A, Open
David Bohlken, Cory Logsdon, Justin Mollak, York Thomas