USATF Announces Rosters for 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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By LetsRun.com
February 23, 2017

USATF announced complete rosters for the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and 2017 NACAC Cross Country Championships on Thursday. The teams were determined by the results at the USATF Cross Country Championships on February 4 in Bend, Ore. World XC will take place on March 26 in Kampala, Uganda, while NACACs will be held March 4 in Boca Raton, Fla. We’ve listed the teams below, with a couple comments.

Senior men (place at USA XC)
Leonard Korir (1)
Stanley Kebenei (2)
Shadrack Kipchirchir (3)
Sam Chelanga (4)
Trevor Dunbar (6)
Scott Fauble (8)

Korir after winning USAs on February 4

Korir after winning USAs on February 4

Chris Derrick (5th at USAs) and Mason Ferlic (7th at USAs) both passed up their spots at Worlds.

Senior women (place at USA XC)
Aliphine Tuliamuk (1)
Sarah Pagano (5)
Elaina Balouris (6)
Stephanie Bruce (7)
Emily Pritt (9)
Natosha Rogers (10)

Laura Thweatt (2nd at USAs), Kellyn Taylor (3rd at USAs), Courtney Frerichs (4th at USAs) and Liz Costello (8th at USAs) passed up their spots at Worlds.

Senior mixed relay
Paul Chelimo
Cory Leslie
Marisa Howard
Eleanor Fulton

The mixed relay will be contested for the first time at World XC this year, with each four-person squad (two men, two women) running a loop of the course (roughly 2k). Chelimo, the Olympic silver medallist at 5,000 meters and world leader at 3,000 this year (7:42.39), heads the team. Leslie was 9th in the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games on February 11 in 3:57.86. Fulton has run 2:44 for 1000 and 4:35 for the mile this year. Howard has run 9:15.22 for 3k this year and was 16th at USA XC.

World XC U20 teams

Hamza Ali Minnesota U20 Men
Alec Haines Ozark U20 Men
Isaac Harding Michigan U20 Men
Gavin Parpart Pacific Northwest U20 Men
Aidan Reed Utah U20 Men
Paul Roberts Colorado U20 Men
Madison Fruchey Indiana U20 Women
Kristen Garcia Pacific Northwest U20 Women
Michelle Magnani Southern California U20 Women
Logan Morris South Carolina U20 Women
Megan Murray Tennessee U20 Women
Aubrey Roberts Illinois U20 Women

2017 NACAC XC Champs Team USA squad

Name USATF Association Team
Scott Fauble Arizona Senior Men
Joseph Gray Pacific Northwest Senior Men
Jonathan Grey Colorado Senior Men
Augustus Maiyo Colorado Senior Men
Abbabiya Simbassa Colorado Senior Men
Ryan Vail Oregon Senior Men
Bridget Lyons Georgia Senior Women
Tansey Lystad Pacific Northwest Senior Women
Emily Pritt Oregon Senior Women
Megan Rolland Snake River Senior Women
Katrina Spratford New England Senior Women
Amy Van Alstine Arizona Senior Women
Jacob Branch Southern California U20 Men
Jericho Cleveland New Mexico U20 Men
Isaac Harding Michigan U20 Men
Justin Janke Inland Northwest U20 Men
Aidan Reed Utah U20 Men
Nicholas Rink Minnesota U20 Men
Natane Deruytter Lake Erie U20 Women
Madison Fruchey Indiana U20 Women
Kristen Garcia Pacific Northwest U20 Women
Logan Morris South Carolina U20 Women
Megan Murray Tennessee U20 Women
Aubrey Roberts Illinois U20 Women

 


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