USA 10 Mile: Molly Huddle Crushes It, Sam Chelanga Gets First USA Title

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by LetsRun.com
October 4, 2015

Molly Huddle continued her fabulous 2015, winning her 18th US title in 51:44, the fastest time by an American for 10 miles in a women’s only race (there is debate as to whether it is an American record. NYRR elite athlete recruiter David Monti says it is not, so we will go with him). Neely Spence was second and Alexi Pappas third.

Things were close on the men’s side as Sam Chelanga edged Tyler Pennel for his first USA crown after they, Ritz, Jim Spisak and Jon Grey ran together for much of the race. In his post-race interview, Chelanga was thrilled to have his first US title as he said, “It feels great, I’m really happy. This is great. … I’m going to celebrate this a little bit, my first US title. It means so much to me. I love America a lot and when you say, ‘This is it’, this is it for me. This is cloud nine.”

Results below.

More: Live Blow-By-Blow Thread On Message Board
*Post-Race Interview With Molly And Sam
*Full Race Video

USATF 10 Mile Championships – Deeper results at Medtronic TC 10 Mile site
St Paul/Minneapolis, MN

Top 10 Men

Place Name Bib Age Sex Time Diff
1 Sam Chelanga 20004 30 M 46:47 +0:00
2 Tyler Pennel 20005 27 M 46:48 +0:01
3 Dathan Ritzenhein 20001 32 M 46:53 +0:06
4 Jim Spisak 20065 24 M 46:59 +0:12
5 Jonathan Grey 20013 27 M 47:12 +0:25
6 Timothy Ritchie 20007 28 M 47:19 +0:32
7 Jacob Riley 20014 26 M 47:19 +0:32
8 Jared Ward 20003 27 M 47:29 +0:42
9 Brian Shrader 20011 24 M 47:33 +0:46
10 Abdi Abdirahman 20000 38 M 47:52 +1:05

Top 10 Women

Place Name Bib Age Sex Time Diff
1 Molly Huddle 20157 31 F 51:44 +0:00
2 Neely Spence 20106 25 F 53:03 +1:19
3 Alexi Pappas 20109 25 F 53:10 +1:26
4 Laura Thweatt 20105 26 F 53:14 +1:30
5 Alisha Williams 20107 33 F 53:28 +1:44
6 Brianne Nelson 20103 34 F 53:47 +2:03
7 Kellyn Taylor 20104 29 F 54:37 +2:53
8 Tara Welling F 54:38 +2:54
9 Janet Bawcom 20101 37 F 54:45 +3:01
10 Maddie Van Beek 20129 24 F 54:52 +3:08
11 Kara Goucher 20100 37 F 54:54 +3:10

 


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