USATF XC Championships Senior Men Tallahassee, FL, February 2, 2019

By Clay Shaw

US Army Athletes Dominate Men’s Race

Shadrack Kipchirchir set a course record at Apalachee Regional Park, which is designed for cross-country meets. He needed a big kick over the final 400 meters to win by the slimmest margin of the day, in 28:52.5.  Emmanuel Bor finished second, with brother Hillary taking fourth.  2018 champ Leonard Korir was third.  At this time of the top six, only Scott Fauble who is going to the Boston Marathon, has declined the Denmark event.  That opens a spot for Mason Ferlic of Ann Arbor, MI.  Kipchirchir and Kebenei, are former US Army runners.  While Korir, and the Bor brothers are current members of the American Distance Project.

Senior Men

  1. Shadrack Kipchirchir 28:52.5
  2. Emmanuel Bor 28:53.3
  3. Leonard Korir 28:55.3
  4. Hillary Bor 28:56.9
  5. Stanley Kebenei 29:04.2
  6. Scott Fauble 29:20.4
  7. Mason Ferlic 29:31.7
  8. Reid Buchanan 29:35.5
  9. Andrew Hunter 29:36.4
  10. Martin Hehir 29:37.4
  11. Frankline Tonui 29:37.7
  12. Abbabiya Smbassa 29:40.9
  13. Alex Monroe 29:48
  14. Joel Reichow 29:56.9
  15. Andrew Colley 29:59.4
  16. Dillon Maggard 29:59.9
  17. David Elliott 30:01.9
  18. Evans Kirwa 30:03.5
  19. Seth Totten 30:09.7
  20. Lucas Stalnaker 30:13.4
  21. Futsum Ziensellassie        30:17.5
  22. Nicolas Montanez 30:17.7
  23. Garrett Heath 30:19.6
  24. Trevor Dunbar 30:26
  25. Girma Mecheso 30:27.2
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Shadrack Kipchirchir sets course record of 28:52.5, to win the closest race of the day at the USATF XC Championships in Tallahassee.
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USATF XC Championships senior men’s start.
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Hunter 280, Korir 309, Fauble, Kebenei 296, HBor 139, Kipchirchir 300, EBor 138 lead the men’s senior XC race.
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Jordan Tropf 481 running for Navy, was the 2016 Baltimore Marathon champion.
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Hunter 380, Korir 309, Fauble, Kebenei 296, HBor 139, Kipchirchir, and EBor 138.
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Game faces, top five separate from the rest of the pack. Kebenei 296, EBor 138, Kipchirchir 300, and Korir 309, and HBor.
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Stanley Kebenei, Emmanuel Bor 138, Hillary Bor 139, Shadrack Kipchirchir 300, and Leonard Korir 309 led the USATF XC Championships and took the top five places to represent USA XC in Denmark at World XC.
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Kyle King 298 of USMC leads pack that includes Navy’s Jordan Tropf 481, who won the 2016 Baltimore Marathon.
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Andrew Colley 170 of NC, Joseph Berritua 124 of CO, Martin Herir 268 of Phila, moved up to finish 10th.
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Scott Fauble of Flagstaff AZ, takes the sixth spot for team USA at World XC. Fauble will pass, as he is set for the 2019 Boston Marathon.
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Scott Fauble of Flagstaff AZ and Northern Arizona Elite finished sixth in the men’s senior race.
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Andrew Hunter of Boulder, CO. finishes 9th in the USATF XC Championships.
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Garrett Heath
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Andrew Colley of Blowing Rock, NC finishes 15th in the USATF XC Championship Men’s senior race.
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Shadrack Kipchirchir of Colorado Springs, CO. wins the USATF XC Championship in Tallahassee, FL.
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Seven of the top ten USA Senior Men