Cabada took the victory in the foothills and just led all the way out to a time in the mid-1:15s of AR and CR pace but still quite an impressive victory considering the rain. Josh Moen finished in 2nd about 20-30 seconds back and Andrew Carlson closely followed to round out the top 3 in the U.S.A 25k championship.
On the womens race, Molly Pritz hasn't finished yet but looks welll in the lead and will almost definately take the win as she is over 2 and a half minutes out in front and has been clocking off consistent ~5:20s and 5:30s.
Here are the results.
Congrats to Fernando and Molly. Molly won by 3 minutes on the women's side.
Mens 25 km USA Championships
1 Cabada, Fernando 1:15:41.00
2 Moen, Josh 1:16:09.00
3 Carlson, Andrew 1:16:35.00
4 Arciniaga, Nick 1:17:22.00
5 Gabrielson, Matthew 1:17:50.00
6 Chavez, Michael 1:18:11.00
7 Tapia, Danial 1:18:28.00
8 Kormanik, Leo 1:19:35.00
9 Bizuneh, Fasil 1:19:42.00
10 Wagner, Allen 1:19:43.00
Womens 25 km USA Championships
1 Pritz, Molly 1:25:38.00
2 McMahan, Dot 1:28:38.00
3 Faber, Jeanette 1:28:48.00
4 Fryburg-Zaitz, Kristen 1:29:16.00
5 Houck, Jen 1:30:06.00
6 De Reuck, Colleen 1:31:06.00
7 Brown, Emily 1:31:55.00
8 Jazwinski, Katie 1:32:05.00
9 Williams, Alisha 1:32:24.00
10 Hilborn, Ariana 1:32:37.00
Read more: USA 25 km Championships - Official Website - Info/Results http://www.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?do=info&event_id=2514#ixzz1MLgnNsgz
What weak fields, specifically on the women's side. Anyone else with me that there are WAY too many US Champs races on the roads? They are so watered down and essentially meaningless from year to year. Each road championship usually features one MAYBE two top tier runners.
Whats next the 800m road Championships? Maybe the 8.57329mile championships? It's getting a little out of hand. And two "national championships" in less than a week, really? What is our sport coming to?
The U.S. needs second-tier championships like this to keep the depth in the system to keep feeding the pro level. Kind of a feeder system. Athletes like Cabada and Pritz cetainly have the potential to make a National team in the future. Props to the athletes and the organizers for keeping things healthy.
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Also, they've had all these races for YEARS, it's not like they're new. No, the solution to making distance running better is not to cut out popular races.
Surprisingly the course didn't seem to fast today. It was pretty wet and a little windy when it got to the hilly parts. I'm impressed they were still able to go 1:15... sounded like a pretty intense race from Cabada's post-race interview.
Count me among the surprised. But this is not a slow time nor was it against a weak field of Americans. Cabada is back. I've run that race many times. He could run 2:13:xx on a fast course right now. I wouldn't bet a nickel even against him making the team next year.
Wow, you're clueless. American women's depth has drastically improved since 2008. It used to be you could run a 1:16 half to make a US Team or a 2:40+ marathon (see some of the team from 2000-2005). Now you have to run around sub 1:13 and 2:35. While the 25K Champs is generally one of the weaker US Championships, this was actually one of the stronger (if not the strongest) years on the women's side. Here's 10th place times for the past 9 years:
Agreed, Cabada in form is a darkhorse, although I will say that he seems like the type of guy who will either run 2:12 or 2:32/DNF. Seems like an interesting guy.
Josh Moen is a baller. To go from an unknown D3 guy, to D3 champion, to 2nd in the US 25ks and to beat Arciniaga is insane. A testament to the virtues of hard work I would imagine.
Moen has run faster than Nick for 10k to 10 miles. It is not a huge leap to think that he may be better for a 25k. Moen hasn't been a d3 guy in several years.
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It's not like USATF is paying to put these events on. They're just giving large, well organized, popular, already competitive races the designation of national, regional, or state championship. Why not give lower tier runners championships to shoot for, or top tier runners opportunities to race a rust-buster when starting out their season or coming back from injury, or heaven forbit attempt a new distance?