Huddle, Cheseret Win USA 5km Championships

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September 19, 2010

*LRC Message Board Thread On Race

PROVIDENCE - American record holder Molly Huddle (Providence, R.I.) easily took the women's crown and former University of Arizona star Robert Cheseret (Colorado Springs, Colo.) surprised the men's field to win his first U.S. road title at the USA 5 km Championships Sunday in Providence, R.I. Huddle was timed in 15:48 while Cheseret ran 14:01. 2010 marked the sixth year that the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K hosted both the men's and women's championships.

Huddle, the hometown favorite, took control from the gun but Sara Hall (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) and Renee Metivier Baillie (Boulder, Colo.) maintained close contact through the first mile. During the second mile, Baillie lost contact with Hall as Huddle lengthened her lead, cruising to a ten second win over Hall as Baillie held on for third in 16:15. Meghan Armstrong (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Stephanie Pezzullo (Charlotte, N.C.) finished fourth and fifth in 16:25 and 16:29, respectively.

In the men's race, a pack of six men passed two miles together in 9:01, with Aaron Braun (Flagstaff, Ariz.) and Ben Bruce (Eugene, Ore.) controlling the pace. Making the final turn off of Memorial Drive, running up the only significant hill on the course, Bruce had a slight edge over Cheseret, Braun and Andy Biladeau (Charlottesville, Va.). Cresting the hill just after the three mile mark, Cheseret had one more gear, kicking by Bruce to win by two-tenths of a second, 14:00.00 to 14:00.20. Braun took third in 14:05 with Biladeau finishing fourth in 14:06. Kyle Alcorn (Mesa, Ariz.) rounded out the top five in 14:10.

Top 10 Results Below

1 14:01 Cheseret, Robert   Colorado Springs CO
2 14:01 Bruce, Ben   Eugene OR
3 14:05 Braun, Aaron   Flagstaff AZ
4 14:06 Biladeau, Andy   Charlottesville VA
5 14:10 Alcorn, Kyle   Mesa AZ
6 14:13 Horn, Jordan   Flagstaff AZ
7 14:23 Tinney, Frank   Ann Arbor MI
8 14:25 Jenkins, Nate   Andover MA
9 14:30 Sanca, Ruben   Dorchester MA
10 14:36 Dutille, Derek   Lebanon NH
1 15:48 Huddle, Molly   Providence RI
2 15:58 Hall, Sara   Mammoth Lakes CA
3 16:15 Metivier Baillie, Renee   Boulder CO
4 16:25 Armstrong, Meghan   Richfield MN
5 16:29 Pezzullo, Stephanie   Charlotte NC
6 16:52 Donovan, Jennifer   Brighton MA
7 17:11 Vegh, Kristina   Flagstaff AZ
8 17:16 Higgins, Lesley   New York NY
9 17:24 Campbell, Jennifer   Watertown MA
10 17:32 Anderson, Cheryl   Branford CT

Video highlights

The USA 5 km Championships are available in cooperation with at Editor's  Note: We don't recommend watching the coverage as the gator with the camera broke down and therefore is next to nothing worth watching.


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