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Poland in March sounds ****ing cold.
Photo Courtesy: Chip Bromfield, ProMotion Ltd. More Sharing Services Verdon Takes Third At USA XC Championships
Release: 02/02/2013 Courtesy: Linda Sprouse, Assistant SID
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - University of Colorado freshman Carrie Verdon took third at the USA Cross Country Championships to earn a spot on the U.S. team which will compete at the IAAF World Championships on March 24 in Bydogoszcz, Poland.
Verdon finished the 6-kilometer junior's race in 21 minutes and 8.08 seconds. Verdon beat out a very close group of athletes that all finished within three seconds of each other. Kathryn Knight finished fourth in 21:09.3 and Samantha Nadel took fifth in 21:10.3. Sydney Scott placed sixth in 21:11.3. Emily Stites won the race in 20:27.3.
CU senior Richard Medina was also racing in the men's open 12k race and finished 10[SUP]th[/SUP] overall. He finished in 36:20.2. Former CU standout Dathan Ritzenhein took second; finishing in 35:44.1.
USATF XC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Forest Park (St. Louis, Mo.)
Junior Women's 6k
(1. Emily Stites, unattached, 20:27.3) 3. Carrie Verdon, 21:08.8
Open Women's 8k
(1. Shalane Flanagan, 25:49.0) 14. Laura Thweatt, 27:30.0
Open Men's 12k
(1. Chris Derrick, 33:38.6) 2. Dathan Ritzenhein 35:44.1; 10. Richard Medina, 36:20.3; 11. Andy Wacker, 36:27.2; 48. Matt Tebo, 38:42.6
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