D’Amato and Mantz Win USATF Titles

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.

Top Women

  1. 1:07:55 Keira D’Amato, 37, Richmond, VA
  2. 1:09:36 Natosha Rogers, 30, Denver, CO
  3. 1:09:40 Dakotah Lindwurm, 26, Eagan, MN
  4. 1:09:46 Lauren Paquette, 35, Flagstaff, AZ
  5. 1:09:57 Makena Morley, 25, Boulder, CO
  6. 1:10:38 Erika Kemp, 26, Allston, MA
  7. 1:10:44 Allie Kieffer, 34, Austin, TX
  8. 1:11:21 Maggie Montoya, 26, Boulder, CO
  9. 1:11:58 Susanna Sullivan, 31, Reston, VA
  10. 1:12:08 Jessie Cardin, 25, Stafford Springs, CT
  11. 1:12:54 Tristin Van Ord, 27, Blowing Rock, NC
  12. 1:12:57 Aisling Cuffe, 28, Concord, MA
  13. 1:13:32 Melissa Dock, 39, Boulder, CO
  14. 1:13:36 Mackenzie Caldwell, 25, Boulder, CO
  15. 1:13:55 Kate Sanborn, 23, Raleigh, NC

Top Men

  1. 1:00:55 Conner Mantz, 24, Provo, UT
  2. 1:00:59 Sam Chelanga, 36, Colorado Springs, CO
  3. 1:01:13 Nico Montanez, 28, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  4. 1:01:18 Clayton Young, 28, Provo, UT
  5. 1:01:21 Futsum Zienasellassie, 28, Indianapolis, IN
  6. 1:01:33 Augustus Maiyo, 38, Colorado Springs, CO
  7. 1:01:43 Leonard Korir, 34, Colorado Springs, CO
  8. 1:01:47 Morgan Pearson, 28, Broomfield, CO
  9. 1:02:19 Frank Lara, 26, Boulder, CO
  10. 1:02:49 Lawi Lalang, 30, Colorado Springs, CO
  11. 1:02:58 Eric Hamer, 24, Jamaica Plain, MA
  12. 1:03:32 Sydney Gidabuday, 25, Boulder, CO
  13. 1:03:38 Joel Reichow, 28, Saint Paul, MN
  14. 1:04:04 Mark Parrish, 30, Boulder, CO
  15. 1:04:08 Turner Wiley, 28, Issaquah, WA
Keira D’Amato of Richmond, VA wins the USATF Half-Marathon Championship in 1:07:55, setting a PB, a CR, and just missing Molly Huddle’s USA All-Women’s mark of 1:07:44. (Photo courtesy of New England Runner)
Maggie Montoya #223 of Boulder, CO and Lauren Paquette of Flagstaff, AZ enjoy a moment. Montoya finished 8th in 1:11:21 and Paquette debuted at 1:09:46 for fourth overall. (Photo by Larry Rosenblatt)


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