Cuffe Wins Open Women 6K Club Championships

By Clay Shaw

BETHLEHEM, PA, December 14, 2019—Aisling Cuffe, from Croton-On-Hudson, NY, and running for Saucony won the Open Women 6K in 20:07. Cuffe, now 26, was once a HS running prodigy, having won the 2010 Foot Locker XC national championship and representing the USA in the World XC at Punta Umbria, Spain in 2011 in the junior race.  Cuffe held off high school sensation Katelyn Tuohy, 17, of Rockland County, NY, who clocked in at 20:11. Tuohy recently chose to run collegiately at North Carolina State.

Cally Macumber of the Nomad Track Club was third in 20:15. Natosha Rogers of Hansons/Brooks Distance Project was fourth in 20:17.  Danielle Shanahan off Hoka One One/NAZ elite was fifth in 20:18.

406 women ran the Open 6K, as the rains started during the race.  The Hoka Aggie Running Club took top team honors led by Jenna Hinkle (6th), Ayla Granados (12th),  Hannah Dorman (24th), Liza Reichert (25th), and Natalie Rodriguez (27th).  Nomad TC was second, Boston Athletic Association was third, Hanson/Brooks Distance Project was fourth, and Boulder Track Club was fifth.

Top Runners

  1. 20:07 Aisling Cuffe Saucony
  2. 20:11 Katelyn Tuohy Unattached
  3. 20:15 Cally Macumber Nomad Track Club
  4. 20:17 Natosha Rogers Hansons-Brooks Distance Project
  5. 20:18 Danielle Shanahan Hoka One One NAZ Elite
  6. 20:20 Jenna Hinkle Hoka Aggie Running Club
  7. 20:20 Erika Kemp Boston Athletic Association
  8. 20:21 Anne-Marie Blaney Hansons-Brooks Distance Project
  9. 20:22 Olivia Pratt Hansons-Brooks Distance Project
  10. 20:23 Melissa Dock Boulder Track Club
  11. 20:24 Samantha George Raleigh Distance Project
  12. 20:27 Ayla Granados Hoka Aggie Running Club
  13. 20:28 Elaina Tabb Boston Athletic Association
  14. 20:29 Elizabeth Weiler Nomad Track Club
  15. 20:34 Maya Weigel Peninsula Distance Club
  16. 20:38 Catarina Rocha Ocean State Athletic Club
  17. 20:41 Carrie Verdon Boulder Track Club
  18. 20:47 Claire Devoe Club Northwest
  19. 20:49 Emily Oren Gazelle Sports Elite
  20. 20:49 Mara Olsen Peninsula Distance Club
  21. 20:53 Clarissa Whiting Boulder Track Club
  22. 20:54 Megan O’Neil Gazelle Sports Elite
  23. 20:56 Erin Gregoire Brooklyn Track Club
  24. 20:57 Hannah Dorman Hoka Aggie Running Club
  25. 20:57 Liza Reichert Hoka Aggie Running Club
F and M Track Club runners Sarah Delia 811 game face, and Emma Rissinger 816 with a smile, run in a big pack early in the 6k loop one.
Katelyn Tuohy 1119 skipped Foot Locker XC to run with the big girls. Tuohy leads Aisling Cuffe 1044 and others, as they would place in the top two.
Mary Cain 2225 – good to see her back in running. Erika Kemp 734 of BAA and Melissa Dock 739 of Boulder TC share in the pack running.
Katie O’Regan of F and M Track Club makes her way around the critical slippery corner. Suzanne Jakes of Falls Road Running gives chase.
Aisling Cuffe of Croton-On-Hudson, NY and Team Saucony wins the National Club XC Championhip Open Womens 6K in 20:07.
Erin Gregoire of Brooklyn Track Club takes 23rd place overall, with Hoka Aggie Track Club teammates Hannah Dorman 882 and Liza Reichert 888 taking the next two places.
Molly Grabill of the Nomad Track Club placed 36th.
Annika Sisson of Ocean State Athletic Club finishes strong in 70th. Hannah Rowe of the BAA places 72nd.
Emily Rosario of Garden State Track Club with a strong finish. Courtney Heiner of Penninsula Distance Club races in during the rainy event.
Alyssa Kennedy Dever of the F and M Track Club leads her team with a strong race in the muddy USATF Club XC womens open 6K.
Emma Rissinger of the F and M Track Club powers in ahead of Chelsie Pennello of Pacers Running and Samantha Snukis of the Nittany Valley Running Club.
F and M Track Club after the race: Leah Maher, Emma Rissinger, Rebecca Richter, Katie O’Regan, Alyssa Kennedy Dever, Sarah Delia, Georganne Watson, and Laura Antinucci.


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