Rotich, Rowbury Rock USA 5K Championships at Abbott Dash to the Finish Line

By Clay Shaw

New York, NY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019—Anthony Rotich of Colorado Springs, Colorado put in a final surge to win a very close race with Aaron Templeton of Boulder, CO.  Rotich and Templeton were both recorded officially at 13:48.  Eric Jenkins of Portland, OR was a close third in 13:50 in an extremely competitive field.  2018 champ Shadrack Kipchirchir of Colorado Springs was fourth in 13:54.  Jordan Mann of Providence, RI was fifth in 13:54.

Anthony Rotich of Colorado Springs, CO wins the USA championship 5K in 13:48, just ahead of Aaron Templeton of Boulder, CO also at 13:48. Eric Jenkins of Portland, OR was third in 13:50.
Podium Men: Aaron Templeton 13:48, 2nd place; Anthony Rotich, 13:48, 1st Place; Eric Jenkins, 13:50, 3rd place.
Jordan Mann of Providence, RI gives congrats to Shadrack Kipchirchir of Colorado Springs. Mann was 5th in 13:54, Shadrack 4th in 13:54.
Tariku Demelash Abera of Ethiopia wins the citizens part of the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line. Daniel Winn of New York was one second back in 14:27, as over 10,000 runners finished behind them.

Shannon Rowbury of San Francisco, CA was the women’s champion in 15:43.  Jessica Tonn of Scottsdale, AZ was second in 15:44.  Emily Infeld of Portland, OR was third in 15:47.  Shalaya Kipp, a US citizen living in Vancouver, BC, was fourth in 15:50.  Ayla Granados of Castro Valley, CA was fifth in 15:53. 

Shannon Rowbury of San Francisco, CA wins the USA 5K Championships in 15:43. Jessica Tonn of Scottsdale, AZ was second in 15:44.
High Fives from Shannon Rowbury and Jessica Tonn for first and second.
Ayla Granados of Castro Valley, California finish fifth in 15:53. Erika Kemp of Brookline, MA is 6th in 15:55. Aisling Cuffe of Providence, RI finished 8th in 15:55. Stephanie Garcia of Sacramento was 9th in 15:56 in this extremely competitive race. (I lived in Castro Valley with my grandparents for two years in grade school.)
Shannon Rowbury of San Francisco is the USA 5K champ after winning the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K in 15:43.
Podium Women: Jessica Tonn, 2nd place 15:44; Shannon Rowbury, 1st Place, 15:43; Emily Infeld, 3rd Place 15:47.
Aisling Cuffe of Providence, Rhode Island was 8th in 15:55 in the USA 5K Championships.

The Abbott Dash to the Finish Line, held early on the Saturday morning prior to the NYC Marathon, drew 10,329 finishers in a mass people’s race held just after the elite races.  Tariku Demelash Abera of Ethiopia won in 14:26, just edging Daniel Winn of New York (14:27).  There was $60,000 in prize money, the most of any 5K in the world.

Top 20 Women

  1. 15:43 Shannon Rowbury CA
  2. 15:44 Jessica Tonn AZ
  3. 15:47 Emily Infeld OR
  4. 15:50 Shalaya Kipp BC (USA)
  5. 15:53 Ayla Granados CA
  6. 15:55 Erika Kemp MA
  7. 15:55 Paige Stoner VA
  8. 15:55 Aisling Cuffe RI
  9. 15:56 Stephanie Garcia CA
  10. 16:01 Maggie Montoya CO
  11. 16:06 Caroline Alcorta PA
  12. 16:06 Sarah Pagano CA
  13. 16:09 Emily Durgin AZ
  14. 16:09 Amanda Eccleston MI
  15. 16:13 Lauren Paquette TN
  16. 16:22 Danielle Shanahan AZ
  17. 16:34 Jaci Smith CO
  18. 16:35 Millie Paladino RI
  19. 16:40 Natosha Rogers CO
  20. 16:42 Nell Rojas CO

Top 20 Men

  1. 13:48 Anthony Rotich CO
  2. 13:48 Aaron Templeton CO
  3. 13:50 Eric Jenkins OR
  4. 13:54 Shadrack Kipchirchir CO
  5. 13:54 Jordan Mann RI
  6. 13:57 Brian Barraza CO
  7. 13:58 Jeff Thies CO
  8. 14:00 Stanley Kebenei CO
  9. 14:00 Tommy Curtin MA
  10. 14:04 Donn Cabral CT
  11. 14:11 Ben Blankenship OR
  12. 14:17 Wally Fink OH
  13. 14:23 Sid Vaughn AZ
  14. 14:25 Andy Trouard OR
  15. 14:30 Clayton Young UT
  16. 14:36 Jacob Thompson MA
  17. 14:42 Reid Buchanan CA
  18. 14:46 Obsa Ali MN
  19. 14:50 Josef Tessema CO
  20. 14:58 Sydney Gidabuday CO


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