by Clay Shaw
Hardeeville, SC, Mortgage Network Road Races Half Marathon, USATF Half-Marathon Championship, December 5, 2021—Keira D’Amato of Richmond, VA, at 37, won her first USATF championship. D’Amato had a convincing win, earning a personal best, a course record, and a big win. D’Amato, who broke away early in the race, was just eleven seconds off the 1:07:44 USA record for an all-women’s race, set by Molly Huddle.
Natosha Rogers of Denver, CO was second in 1:09:36. Dakotah Lindwurm of Eagan, MN was third in 1:09:40, both Natosha and Dakotah earning personal bests. Lauren Paquette of Flagstaff, AZ ran 1:09:46 in her half-marathon debut, and placed fourth. Makena Morley of Boulder, CO was fifth in 1:09:57.
Conner Mantz of Provo, UT won the USATF half-marathon championship in his first pro race, in 1:00:55. Mantz is a two-time NCAA cross-country champion, representing BYU.
Sam Chelanga of Colorado Springs, CO was second in 1:00:59. Nico Montanez of Mammoth Lakes, CA was third in 1:01:13. Clayton Young of Provo, UT was fourth in 1:01:18. Futsum Zienasellassie of Indianapolis, IN was fifth in 1:01:21.
The Mortgage Network Road Races Half-Marathon took place last year with an invited field of regional elites. 49 elite men and 40 elite women finished, and there were additional runners in a sub-elite race and a 5K.
- 1:07:55 Keira D’Amato, 37, Richmond, VA
- 1:09:36 Natosha Rogers, 30, Denver, CO
- 1:09:40 Dakotah Lindwurm, 26, Eagan, MN
- 1:09:46 Lauren Paquette, 35, Flagstaff, AZ
- 1:09:57 Makena Morley, 25, Boulder, CO
- 1:10:38 Erika Kemp, 26, Allston, MA
- 1:10:44 Allie Kieffer, 34, Austin, TX
- 1:11:21 Maggie Montoya, 26, Boulder, CO
- 1:11:58 Susanna Sullivan, 31, Reston, VA
- 1:12:08 Jessie Cardin, 25, Stafford Springs, CT
- 1:12:54 Tristin Van Ord, 27, Blowing Rock, NC
- 1:12:57 Aisling Cuffe, 28, Concord, MA
- 1:13:32 Melissa Dock, 39, Boulder, CO
- 1:13:36 Mackenzie Caldwell, 25, Boulder, CO
- 1:13:55 Kate Sanborn, 23, Raleigh, NC
- 1:00:55 Conner Mantz, 24, Provo, UT
- 1:00:59 Sam Chelanga, 36, Colorado Springs, CO
- 1:01:13 Nico Montanez, 28, Mammoth Lakes, CA
- 1:01:18 Clayton Young, 28, Provo, UT
- 1:01:21 Futsum Zienasellassie, 28, Indianapolis, IN
- 1:01:33 Augustus Maiyo, 38, Colorado Springs, CO
- 1:01:43 Leonard Korir, 34, Colorado Springs, CO
- 1:01:47 Morgan Pearson, 28, Broomfield, CO
- 1:02:19 Frank Lara, 26, Boulder, CO
- 1:02:49 Lawi Lalang, 30, Colorado Springs, CO
- 1:02:58 Eric Hamer, 24, Jamaica Plain, MA
- 1:03:32 Sydney Gidabuday, 25, Boulder, CO
- 1:03:38 Joel Reichow, 28, Saint Paul, MN
- 1:04:04 Mark Parrish, 30, Boulder, CO
- 1:04:08 Turner Wiley, 28, Issaquah, WA
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