Thweatt thwarted in three-peat at Club XC Champs

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Just six weeks off her marathon debut, finishing as the first American in the New York City Marathon, Boulder Track Club‘s Laura Thweatt headed to the other coast in San Francisco hoping to capture the title at the USATF Cross Country Club Championships for the third straight year. Thweatt led the pack for the majority of the race flanked by HOKA ONE ONE NAZ Elite runners Amy Van Alstine and Rochelle Kanuho determined to make sure that didn’t happen again. It wasn’t until the last 200 meters when a surge came from Van Alstine pulling away to take the title by 1 second.

Laura Thweatt gets out kicked for 2nd USATF Club Cross Country Championships in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park

Thweatt is outkicked in the last 200 for a tight finish – Photo courtesy of Lee Troop

Mirroring the women’s race, Jon Grey also of Boulder Track Club led most of the 10k race before being outkicked by Garrett Heath crossing the line just 4 seconds before Grey who finished in 29:10. Sean Quigley was right behind in 5th 29:31 and Alex Monroe was 8th 29:39. Curtis Begley and John Aziz rounded out the team score and the Boulder Track Club took 3rd in the Club standings.

Jon Grey takes 2nd place at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Photo courtesy of Lee Troop

Jon Grey takes 2nd place at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. – Photo courtesy of Lee Troop

This was one of our best days in history for the club and I am so proud of everyone!

BTC Coach Lee Troop commented on the days effort.

Other Notables

The women of Hudson Elite 6th as a team, lead by 25th finisher Maggie Callahan, followed by Addie Bracy (37), Brittni Hutton (41), Kara Lubieniecki (45), and Joanna Murphy (47) rounding out the team score. Nicole Camp also ran a solid race finishing 53rd.

Masters Races

In the Master’s Men race it was Clint Wells, also representing the Boulder Track Club, taking 5th overall running 32:17 for the 10k. Greg Nash, Roger Syre, Andrew Armiger, Charles Wilber ran for the BTC Masters and took 12th out of 28 teams.

Athletics Boulder led by Noelle Green claimed the 50+ Women’s Team win. Laura Bruess and Delicia Litt rounded out the scoring along with teammate Dawn King.

Dan King ran 35:31 taking the age group win for Men 55+ and led his Athletics Boulder team of Bob Weiner Dan Spale, Rick Bruess, Rich Dissly to an 8th place team finish.

The Boulder Road Runners took 4th in the 60+ Men’s category. Their team consisted of John Victoria, Heath Hibbard, Devin Croft and Bruce Kirschner.

You can watch video race highlights on USATF.tv

Congratulations to all who competed in these deep fields.

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