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Event Logo 1999 USA Winter Cross Country Championships
Saturday, February 13, 1999 - Sunday, February 14, 1999
Lake Spanaway Golf Course
Tacoma, WA

OPEN MEN - 4 km
1 Adam Goucher Fila 10:29 
2 Jason Stewart US ARMY 10:40 
3 Robert Gary adidas 10:41 
4 Tom Nohilly New Balance 10:41 
5 Mark Croghan adidas 10:42 
6 Scott Strand New Balance 10:43 
7 Daniel Browne US ARMY 10:45 
8 Dan Middleman New York Athletic Club 10:51 
9 Shawn Found US ARMY 10:54 
10 Phillip Price Reebok Racing 10:57 
11 Eric Tollefson Tacoma, WA 10:58 
12 Sam Wilbur US ARMY 10:59 
13 Simon Gutierrez adidas 11:00 
14 Ray McClanahan Club Northwest 11:01 
15 Anthony EscarcegaWisconsin Runner RT 11:02 
16 Scott Anderson Reebok Enclave 11:07 
17 Jason Hubbard Native Amer Sports Counc11:10 
18 Peter Julian adidas 11:11 
19 John Howell Sparks, NV 11:13 
20 Darin Shearer Central Mass. Striders 11:14 
21 Kevin Sullivan Westchester Puma 11:15 
22 Richard Lee Idaho International 11:15 
23 Mark Vilardo Brooks 11:16 
24 Eric Morse Central Mass. Striders 11:16 
25 Eugene Dennis Wisconsin Runner RT 11:17 
26 Billy Herman Northern Arizona Univ. 11:18 
27 Kristian Agnew adidas-Inside 11:18 
28 Fred Carter Farm Team 11:20 
29 Todd David Univ. of Portland 11:21 
30 Josh Cox Mizuno 11:22 
31 Kevin Jermyn Reebok Enclave 11:23 
32 Corey Ihmels Nike 11:26 
33 Dave Davis Univ. of Puget Sound 11:30 
34 Jonathan Swanson Portland, OR 11:31 
35 Kipp Ortenburger Reebok Aggies 11:32 
36 Jason Lienau Reebok Aggies 11:33 
37 Michael Franko Ypsilanti, MI 11:36 
38 Michael Kauffman Idaho International 11:38 
39 Gary Hamer Power Bar RC 11:39 
40 Paul Kinser Bellingham, WA 11:40 
41 Ian Fraser Bryn Mawr, PA 11:41 
42 Grier Gatlin Talent, OR 11:42 
43 Terrence Fagan UNC Charlotte 11:47 
44 Marc Burns Yabos TC 11:51 
45 Tracy Hellman Humboldt TC 11:52 
46 Robert Julian Grants Pass, OR 11:53 
47 Chris Yorges Southern Cal TC 11:54 
48 Christopher AshfiHoy's Excelsior 11:54 
49 Peter Pritchett US ARMY 11:54 
50 Nathan Spear Club Northwest 11:56 
51 Kris Spinden Western State College 11:59 
52 Tye VanSchoiack Team Hot Death 12:03 
53 Shawn Downey Univ. of Portland 12:08 
54 Sean Coster Humboldt TC 12:09 
55 James DeMarco Team Alaska 12:10 
56 Chris Mayer Ashland, OR 12:11 
57 Matt Moran Boston RC 12:17 
58 Noah Megowan Red Lizard 12:18 
59 Sam Berg Univ. of Puget Sound 12:19 
60 Brian Pratt Unattached 12:19 
61 Jayson Fultz Tucson, AZ 12:21 
62 Matt Pohl Eugene, OR 12:22 
63 Ben Mangrum Univ. of Puget Sound 12:23 
64 Dean Janz Lacey, WA 12:24 
65 John Hartpence Missoula, MT 12:26 
66 Sean Wilkerson Northwest College 12:36 
67 Joshua Small Fresno Pacific Univ. 12:39 
68 Torin Koos Unattached 12:45 
69 Brandon Penkoff Northwest College 13:09 
70 Kody Lane Ashland, OR 13:40 
71 David Harding Nike Portland RRT 13:41 
72 Eric Roley Puyallup, WA 16:09
Team Results 
1 US ARMY 16 = 1 4 5 6 9 
2 adidas 20 = 2 3 7 8
 
RACE IN REVIEW: A field of 73 started this race under mostly sunny skies. Understandably, the pace was extremely quick with one kilometer passed in 2:44 by a lead phalanx of Robert Gary, Mark Croghan, Jason Stewart and Peter Julian. Behind was a huge pack. At one mile Adam Goucher and Dan Browne moved into the lead position, together with Gary. At two kilometers (5:32), Goucher was a few meters in front of this pack, and he continued to develop this lead throughout the rest of the race, sprinting home 11 seconds in front of runner-up Jason Stewart.
 
NOTES 'N' QUOTES: After winning the 1998 NCAA Cross Country Championships on November 23, in Lawrence, KS, Adam Goucher came to Tacoma hoping to add a U.S. title to his resume. Mission accomplished. Goucher's convincing victory in Lawrence was not expected, and neither was his decision to surrender his final indoor season of collegiate eligibility. Rather than defending his indoor 3,000-meter in Indianapolis next month, Goucher will now focus on a career as a professional track and field athlete. Goucher also plans on competing in tomorrow's men's 12,000-meter competition. Adam Goucher: "I didn't think I was going to get that much distance on everybody else. They have some pretty good guys in that race. I'm pretty strong right now. I knew I was pretty fast and I just wanted to come in here and see what I could do. I want to get back to training hard. I haven't trained solid since I got back from cross (NCAA Cross Country Championships). This is only my second race. I'll probably race once or twice more before going to World's. At World's I'm looking for top three at least." Jason Stewart: "I'm in the military and I've done a tour in Bosnia and a tour in Germany, and I keep missing fitness time. People might think I'm injured or something, but I'm just serving my country. My first goal was to make the team, and the second goal was to finish in the top three. I train with Dan Browne, who was defending champion, and I know that training with the best group of runners in the country, so if I can't do it something's wrong here."
 
 
OPEN MEN - 12 km
1 Alan Culpepper adidas 34:24 
2 Tony Cosey adidas 34:31 
3 Dan Middleman New York Athletic Club 34:32 
4 Rodney DeHaven New Balance 34:35 
5 Gary Stolz Farm Team 34:36 
6 Clint Wells Native Amer Sports Council 34:36 
7 Ray Appenheimer Farm Team 34:37 
8 Chriss Graff Reebok Enclave 34:43 
9 Bryan Spoonire Reebok Enclave 34:44 
10 Scott Strand New Balance 34:46 
11 Peter Sherry Reebok Enclave 34:55 
12 Michael Donnelly New Balance 34:57 
13 Eric Mack Boulder, CO 34:58 
14 Todd Williams adidas 34:59 
15 Andre Williams Reebok Enclave 35:00 
16 Meb Keflezighi Nike 35:01 
17 Scott Larson New Balance 35:01 
18 Mark Coogan New Balance 35:04 
19 Kelly Lambert Mizuno 35:08 
20 Nick Rogers Nike 35:11 
21 Terrance Mahon Reebok Enclave 35:16 
22 Craig Dickson Club Northwest 35:22 
23 Ed Eyestone Reebok Racing 35:23 
24 Peter DeLaCerda Reebok Racing 35:26 
25 Patrick Joyce adidas 35:26 
26 Greg Jimmerson Farm Team 35:27 
27 Rick Fuller Nike Club East 35:27 
28 Reuben Reina Asics 35:29 
29 Eric Tollefson Tacoma, WA 35:33 
30 Brandon Leslie Native Amer Sports Council 35:35 
31 Theodore Martin Native Amer Sports Council 35:35 
32 Rob Cook New Balance 35:36 
33 Brian Clas New York Athletic Club 35:39 
34 Casey O'Shea adidas 35:40 
35 Abidi Bouazza Westchester Puma 35:47 
36 Chris Fogarazzo Reebok Enclave 35:48 
37 Chris England adidas 35:49 
38 James Menon Asics 35:50 
39 Brad Kirk Wisconsin Runner RT 35:51 
40 Bryan Dameworth Reebok Racing 36:02 
41 Jason Hubbard Native Amer Sports Council 36:03 
42 Simon Gutierrez adidas 36:03 
43 Tim Hacker Nike 36:05 
44 Zeke Tiernan adidas Runners Roost 36:06 
45 Kelly Mortenson Wisconsin Runner RT 36:13 
46 Jimmy Hearld Reebok Racing 36:13 
47 Rob Reeder Farm Team 36:14 
48 Jon Russell Nike Club East 36:16 
49 Erik Anderson Spokane, WA 36:18 
50 Eric Morse Central Mass. Striders 36:24 
51 Sam Alexander Unattached 36:36 
52 Brad Hudson US ARMY 36:39 
53 Brad Barquist Nike 36:41 
54 David Honea adidas-Inside 36:43 
55 Greg Mitchell Team Oregon 36:45 
56 Jeff Cambell Reebok Racing 36:47 
57 Tom Jeffrey Waynesboro, VA 36:50 
58 Scott Brinen Wisconsin Runner RT 36:53 
59 Thomas Coogan Boulder, CO 37:01 
60 John Cleamons Reebok Enclave 37:04 
61 Bryan Dunn Boston RC 37:13 
62 Kristian Agnew adidas-Inside 37:21 
63 Patrick Phillips Nike Club East 37:25 
64 Stephen Clarke Carlsbad, CA 37:27 
65 Michael Little Univ. of Portland 37:36 
66 Ben Sauvage Club Northwest 38:05 
67 Sean Nesbitt Club Northwest 38:09 
68 Andrew Bosley Wisconsin Runner RT 38:12 
69 Mark Andrews Nike Club East 38:14 
70 Phil Jasperson Jogmate 38:16 
71 Todd Wells Fleet Feet Chicago 38:27 
72 Scott Limbach CC of Spokane 38:28 
73 Thomas Knowles Runners Pace 38:29 
74 John Bursell SE Road Runners 38:40 
75 Erik Byrum Albuquerque, NM 38:41 
76 Steve Mahoney Univ. of Portland 38:44 
77 Todd Pehowski Jogmate 39:03 
78 Kevin Smith Univ. of Portland 39:04 
79 Brett Winegar Flathead International 39:16 
80 Robert Sowers Ketchikan, AK 39:27 
81 Matt Haugen Spokane TC 39:29 
82 Mark Davies Club Northwest 39:37 
83 Bradley Hooper Jogmate 39:38 
84 Randall Edens Marysville, WA 39:55 
85 Kevin Mitchell West Fork, AR 40:15 
86 Patrick Wagner Southern Cal TC 40:30 
87 Sean Coster Humboldt TC 40:45 
88 Jerad Crave Hoy's Excelsior 41:08 
89 Kevin Olson Gresham, OR 41:18 
90 Eric Bone Club Northwest 41:22 
91 Peter Tel Eatonville, WA 41:34 
92 Paul Hiegel Wisconsin Runner RT 41:50 
93 David Harding Nike Portland RRT 44:33 
94 Don McAdam Atlanta, GA 45:02
Team Results 
1 adidas 37 = 1 2 12 22 28 30 
2 Reebok Enclave 38 = 7 8 10 13 18 29 
3 New Balance 38 = 3 9 11 15 16 27 
4 Farm Team 70 = 4 6 23 37 
5 Native Amer Sports Council 89 = 5 25 26 33 
6 Nike 104 = 14 17 34 39 
7 Reebok Racing 109 = 20 21 32 36 40 
8 Nike Club East 150 = 24 38 42 46 
9 Wisconsin Runner RT 152 = 31 35 41 45 49 
10 Club Northwest 153 = 19 43 44 47 48
 
RACE IN REVIEW: A large field of 96 started this race in foggy-chilly weather. At one kilometer, Ray Appenheimer was setting the pace at the front of a huge pack. The first mile was past in 4:46, and the two kilometer mark was passed in 5:45, with Meb Keflezighi and Appenheimer leading the charge. At four kilometers (11:35), the lead pack was still large with Eric Mack, Scott Larson and Ray Appenheimer together at the front. The leaders past five kilometers in 14:40, with Tony Cosey doing the work at the lead of a continuing large pack. At six kilometers (17:30), a group of four at the front seemed to be asserting themselves: Eric Mack, Alan Culpepper, Ray Appenheimer and Tony Cosey, but a pack of 22 was still close behind. At eight kilometers (23:18), as the sun tried to shine through the clearing fog, Alan Culpepper now had a four second lead over Scott Larson and Brian Spoonire, who in turn were three seconds in front of a pack of 12. At 10 kilometers, it was Culpepper (29:05) in front by seven seconds with a pack of five behind: Cosey, Appenheimer, Dan Middleman, Rod DeHaven and Gary Stolz. Culpepper gradually extended his lead to win decisively, with Cosey moving up considerably in the 11th kilometer to finish as the runnerup. 
 
NOTES 'N' QUOTES: Alan Culpepper, who trains with Scott Larson, Mark Coogan, Peter Julian and Adam Goucher in Boulder, Colo., won his first ever U.S. cross country title in convincing fashion this afternoon over a talented field. The NCAA champion at 5000 meters as a senior at Colorado, Culpepper place tenth in that event at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials in Atlanta. Culpepper finished second at the 1997 U.S. Outdoor Championships in the 5000 meters, and finished that season ranked second in the U.S. at that distance. Married to standout middle distance runner Shayne Culpepper. He missed securing a spot on the U.S. cross county team by one spot last season. He owns a graphic design business named Culpepper Mill that produces shirt designs for road races, as well as business cards. Alan Culpepper: "I felt good early although there's always a few, crazy things that go through your head early in a race. As soon as I went, I started feeling better. My stomach was hurting a little bit early. The last two laps were a long two laps (running by myself). (Surprised by today's finish?) I'm getting better and better in cross country, it was never a forte in the past. After last year and missing the U.S. team by one place, I learned I needed to be up in it at the front to win. (About the wooden bowls given to the winners), It'll come in handy because I didn't get Shayne (his wife, and fourth in the women's 4K race Sunday) a very nice Valentine's Day present, so it'll look good at home. After she qualified before me today, I kept saying, 'Just make the team, so we can go together.' After today, I'll back off for a week, then regroup and get ready for World's, and that will lead into outdoors. I think I'll do one 10K this year, but this changes things too. I was thinking originally about doing it at Mt. SAC, but I may push it back now to the summer. I'm looking forward to going back to Europe and I learned a lot there last year." Tony Cosey: "I took the lead in the middle trying to string it out - it wasn't a major move but more working with Alan since I knew he felt good too. Usually in that middle part, people tend to back off. But then with 2K to go, I had fallen back to 30 meters behind that second group. I said to myself at that point I had trained to hard to go out like this, not without a fight. I also set it up, I was passing people on the back hill, so when we got close, I knew I had to just stay close, and on that hill I passed everybody and even put a gap on it. Coming off the hill, Dan Middleman came up and I keyed off him, and with 300 meters left I tried to take off after Alan - I made up some serious ground, but not enough. Coming in, the past years I've had some kind of injury, but this year I had a really solid year of base training ... I came in with 20 weeks of solid base training, so I'm a lot stronger and it's paying off. I'm looking forward to outdoors and getting some good marks like going sub 8:20 in the steeplechase - I was in that shape last year. Last year it was more trying to get into the right race which didn't work out, so this year when I go 8:15, people will probably say, 'What's he on?'. Training with Todd Williams has also really helped me - he's been dealing with some injuries and stuff, so I've even been wearing him out in practice, so that has to give you some confidence. (Looking ahead to the World Championships) Anytime you can break the top 50, you've done a good job. For being my first year there, that would be good for me. Adam was top 30 there last year. Part of it comes down to handling pressure and I'm good at handling pressure. It's just a matter of if you're fit or not, and I'm fit."
 
OPEN WOMEN - 4 km
1 Amy Rudolph Reebok 11:59 
2 Deena Drossin Reebok 12:08 
3 Elva Dryer Nike 12:22 
4 Shayne Culpepper adidas 12:25 
5 Molly Watcke New Balance 12:26 
6 Cathy Vasto Asics 12:30 
7 Becky Spies New Balance 12:37 
8 Karen Candaele adidas 12:45 
9 Kira Jorgensen Asics 12:52 
10 Katie Courtwright Team Lukes 12:53 
11 Kristen Hall adidas 12:57 
12 Kristin Ihle Nike 13:05 
13 Andrea DellaMonica Hermosa Beach, CA 13:07 
14 Mindy Leffler Club Northwest 13:09 
15 Milena Glusac adidas 13:10 
16 Megan Flowers adidas 13:11 
17 Melody O'Reilly Nike 13:18 
18 Kimball Bender Seattle, WA 13:21 
19 Salome Murray Fresno, CA 13:24 
20 Pamela White Native Amer Sports Counci13:25 
21 Danielle Trelles Brooks 13:27 
22 Misty Allison-Cohn Fila Track West 13:32 
23 Carrie Morales Bend, OR 13:42 
24 Melissa Todd Wisconsin Runner RT 13:43 
25 Regina Joyce Brooks 13:44 
26 Joanne Templeman Club Northwest 13:46 
27 Kathleen Harri Club Northwest 13:47 
28 Valor Hopes Missoula, MT 14:46
Team Results 
1 adidas 10 = 1 2 3 4 5
 
RACE IN REVIEW: At one kilometer in this 29-strong women's field, were three abreast with Amy Rudolph, Deena Drossin (celebrating her birthday today...) and Elva Dryer leading the way. By 2km, Amy Rudolph (6:08) had a four second lead over Drossin. Dryer was another seven seconds bedhind and then came a threesome of Becky Spies, Molly Watcke and Cathy Vasto. With 500 meters remaining, Rudolph was only four seconds ahead of Drossin, and Dryer was 15 seconds behind. Watcke and Vasto then followed as a twosome with another twosome of Spies and Shayne Culpepper. Rudolph finished strongly, nine seconds ahead of Drossin. 
 
NOTES 'N' QUOTES: Amy Rudolph successfully defended her 4 kilometer U.S. cross country title today against a strong field. A resident of Providence, RI, Rudolph placed third at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 5000 meters. She went on to place tenth in the Games later that summer in Atlanta. She finished 1996 ranked second in the U.S. in the 5000, and in 1997, after a second place finish in that event at the U.S. Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Rudolph ended the campaign ranked third nationally. Rudolph placed third at the U.S. Championships in New Orleans last summer. She finished the season ranked third in the U.S. She placed seventh in the 5000 at the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York. Also a standout on the roads, Rudolph won the 1995 Ro-Jack's 5km, and she is a three-time winner of the Manchester Road Race. Rudolph was the 1995 NCAA 1500 meter champion during her junior year at Providence. Amy Rudolph: "The first mile was really fast, and that got us going right from the gun. I had to keep that pace going because those girls are top athletes and they are going to come back at you. Deena was right there the whole time, so I knew I had to keep going. This is my last race until World's, then I probably won't race again until May or June." About the world championships in Belfast: "My goal is to get a medal but I'd be happy if I could finish in the top five." About the 1999 outdoor season. "I'll just be trying to run fast and make the world championship team. The American record is a goal of mine as well (5000 meters)." DEENA DROSSIN: Yesterday, for the second year in a row, Drossin was victorious in the senior women's 8000 meter national championship. "At world's I'm just going to focus on the 8K because I know that's where my strengths lie. I love cross country and there aren't that many races available to you in the United States, so I wanted to run a quicker race today that I'm not used to and get my legs under me. Amy is an awesome runner, there's no doubt about it. She's a fabulous talent for this country as far as distance running is concerned. I felt good out there today and coming in second to Amy is no slouch. This race was a confidence booster for me going into the world championships"
 
 
OPEN WOMEN - 8 km
1 Deena Drossin Reebok 25:15 
2 Lynn Jennings Nike 25:43 
3 Joan Nesbit New Balance 26:10 
4 Jen Rhines adidas 26:13 
5 Donna Garcia Reebok 26:14 
6 Carmen AyalaTroncoso Austin, TX 26:30 
7 Laura Baker New Balance 26:32 
8 Jenny Crain adidas 26:33 
9 Annette Peters Nike 26:34 
10 Rachel Sauder New Balance 26:37 
11 Kim Fitchen Farm Team 26:42 
12 Lynn Fitzsimmons Brooks 26:43 
13 Shelley Smathers New Balance 26:43 
14 Michelle Borgert Asics 26:46 
15 Jenna Rogers Boston AA 26:57 
16 Melody Fairchild Nike 27:10 
17 Gina Procaccio Nike 27:13 
18 Emily Allison Northern Arizona Univ. 27:14 
19 Marty Shue Reebok Enclave 27:23 
20 Michele Chalmers Mountain West TC 27:26 
21 Laura Haefeli Del Norte, CA 27:33 
22 Kristen Hall adidas 27:34 
23 Cori Knoller adidas 27:35 
24 Faith Byrum Albuquerque, NM 27:35 
25 Sarna Renfro Stanford Univ. 27:36 
26 Jennifer Hillier Asics 27:36 
27 Maribel Sanchez Central Mass. Striders 27:44 
28 Niamh Nicholas Farm Team 27:46 
29 Stephanie Dueringer Nike Indiana Invaders 27:54 
30 Janice Posey Native Amer Sports Counci 27:55 
31 Betsy Kempter Chapel Hill, NC 27:57 
32 Laura LaMena-Coll Moving Comfort 28:10 
33 Jill Mestler Eugene, OR 28:36 
34 Jennifer Anderson Northwestern Univ. 28:38 
35 Karen Oudekerk adidas 28:41 
36 Linda Huyck Olympia, WA 29:05 
37 Karen Steen Club Northwest 29:33 
38 Joanne Templeman Club Northwest 30:20 
39 Rhonda Mazza Red Lizard 31:08 
40 Valor Hopes Missoula, MT 31:20
Team Results 
1 New Balance 21 = 2 4 7 8 
2 Nike 26 = 1 6 9 10 
3 adidas 31 = 3 5 11 12 13
 
RACE IN REVIEW: Understandably, at the lead after one kilometer, it was defending champion Deena Drossin and nine-time champion Lynn Jennings a few meters in front of this fine field of 41 runners. At two kilometers (6:17), the two were ten strides in front of a foursome of Joan Nesbit, Jen Rhines, Donna Garcia and Laura Baker. Between three and four kilometers Drossin began to pull away, and at 4K (12:41) it was Drossin and Jennings (12:44), followed by Rhines and Nesbit together in 13:08 and then Garcia and Baker (13:13). At 6 kilometers, Drossin (19:11) had extended her lead over Jennings to 14 seconds. Nesbit was in third (19:53), with Garcia and Rhines dueling together at 20:00. These athletes appeared certain to qualify for the six eligible team spots. The only question was who would take the sixth spot in the last 500 meters. Carmen Ayala Troncoso surged hard to catch and pass Baker. Drossin won easily over an excellent field. 
 
NOTES 'N' QUOTES: Deena Drossin, who won seven Southeastern Conference championships as a collegian at Arkansas, captured her second U.S. cross country title in a row with a convincing victory today in Tacoma, Washington. Ranked seventh in the 500 meters in the U.S. by Track & Field News last year, Drossin finished 1997 ranked fourth nationally in the 10,000 meters. During 1994 and 1995, Drossin lost her love of running. After moving to Alamosa, Colorado, Drossin found her appetite for the sport again. Drossin trains with her dog, Aspen, a chocolate lab. Deena Drossin: "My plan was to go out strong because Lynn (Jennings) has such a great kick and I didn't want to have to wait until the last 100 meters. I went to the start with the strength and conviction I bring to all my races. The 2K loop was great because the e spectators were able to give you support all the way, and they weren't so spread out. From here I go to Japan to run in the Chiba International cross country meet. As far as Belfast, I don't know what my chances are, I'll just go to the starting line with my work load behind me and doing the best I can do." Lynn Jennings: "I thought it was a good, strong race. (After the gap opened up behind Drossin), I was pretty determined to hang onto second. Training-wise I'm really pleased with my performance, and I didn't race much last year so it's good to be back on the national stage and running well." [Looking ahead to the Boston Marathon] It's my first official time there, and I'm going there instead of the World Cross Country Championships - three gold medals is enough. (The last was in 1992.) I've been there eight times altogether and have five medals total. I've run only one marathon before in high school. I ran 2:46 that time in 1978, but I was too young for a number so I had to run it unofficially. It's been so long since, I don't really remember how I felt afterwards - one of those impulsive things you do when you're 17, but it wasn't the smartest thing."
 
JUNIOR MEN - 8 km
1 Luke Watson Notre Dame 23:36 
2 Steve Slattery Boulder, CO 23:38 
3 Isaiah Festa Arizona State Univ. 23:42 
4 Fasil Bizuneh Arizona State Univ. 23:43 
5 Jorge Torres Wheeling, IL 23:45 
6 Adam Tenforde Richland, WA 23:51 
7 Matt Adams Heber City, UT 23:59 
8 Justin Wood Flagstaff, AZ 24:06 
9 Adam Wallace Dartmouth College 24:16 
10 Daniel Lincoln Fayetteville, AR 24:19 
11 Vincent Sherry UNC Charlotte 24:20 
12 Daniel Parris Unattached 24:21 
13 Edwardo Torres Wheeling, IL 24:24 
14 Mike Smith James Madison Univ. 24:25 
15 Wesley Stockard Princeton Univ. 24:30 
16 Justin Patananan UCLA 24:36 
17 Cameron Harrison Boulder, CO 24:39 
18 Chris Siemers Bensenville, IL 24:50 
19 Sean Knapp Fox Island, WA 24:54 
20 Jemery Borling North Central College 24:56 
21 Erik Heinonen Eugene, OR 25:01 
22 Jesse Thomas Unattached 25:06 
23 Thomas Delsordo Univ. of Virginia 25:12 
24 Bradley Einboden NC State 25:13 
25 Michael Gregg Penn Valley, CA 25:21 
26 David Vidal Flathead International 25:28 
27 Devan Lomayaoma Wings of America-Eagles 25:31 
28 Phil Olson Sound RC 25:33 
29 Todd Fayant Wings of America-Eagles 25:43 
30 Joey Franklin Wings of America-Hawks 25:44 
31 Ralston Lamson Wings of America-Eagles 25:49 
32 Shaun Martin Wings of America-Eagles 25:54 
33 James Corliss Eugene, OR 25:57 
34 Ian Gray Eugene, OR 26:08 
35 Todd Arnold Westport, WA 26:15 
36 Andrew Wall Clackamas CC 26:17 
37 Filbert Begay Wings of America-Eagles 26:20 
38 Owen Farcy Rain City Flyers 26:28 
39 Philip McPherson Western State College 26:29 
40 Darvin Valdo Wings of America-Eagles 26:40 
41 Jason Donald Western State College 26:42 
42 Matt Holcom Tacoma, WA 26:44 
43 Kevin Clary Flathead International 26:45 
44 Jason Prieto Ridge, NY 26:54 
45 Angelo Baca Wings of America-Hawks 26:54 
46 Chris Fayant Wings of America-Hawks 27:03 
47 Robbie Yatsattie Wings of America-Hawks 27:19 
48 Brian Tucker Wings of America-Hawks 27:24 
49 Evan Soderquist Winthrop, WA 27:51 
50 Chris Phillippi Unattached 28:33 
51 Jacob Peterson Bremerton, WA 28:46 
52 Arben Thomas Wings of America-Hawks 29:00 
53 Michael Haugen Scappoose, OR 30:17 
54 Nathan Janiga Puyallup, WA 30:55 
55 Riley Bown Sumner, WA 35:09
Team Results 
1 Wings of America-Eagles 12 = 1 2 4 5 6 7 
2 Wings of America-Hawks 30 = 3 8 9 10 11 12
 
RACE IN REVIEW: A field of 55 toed the line for this race in 39 degree foggy weather. Adam Wallace (Dartmouth) was the early pacesetter, leading at both one mile (4:57) and 2km (6:00), with a large pack only two steps behind. At 4km (12:12) 16 runners still formed a tight lead pack. By 5500 meters, this pack had separated into two groups of 7, with Adam Tenforde and Fasil Bizuneh pushing the pace. The energy absorbing qualities of the soft grass took their toll on the final lap as the pace slowed slightly. With 500 meters to go, it was six competitors clearly in the lead. Luke Watson, Fasil Bizuneh, and Steve Slattery made a strong surge, hoping to secure the top spots among this lead group. The final 300 meters saw an all out sprint to the finish. Watson proved the stronger of this good quality team bound for Belfast. 
 
NOTES 'N' QUOTES: Luke Watson, "Surprised a little, but I was confident the way I ran today. I wasn't expecting to win but to mainly make the team. I knew if the was the type of race that it ended up being, I knew I could win it, because it went out nice and slow and played right into my foot speed. I was getting a little nervous at the end, because no one had put the big move in, but I also knew no matter how late the move, I could still cover it. The person I was worried about the most was Steve Slattery from Colorado, he's been training with a great group out there and at altitude. I knew it would come down to him, myself, Jorge Torres. Next week I'm coming back to the Big East Championships in Syracuse, and after that take a few weeks off and get some training looking ahead to the steeple." Watson's PRs are 1:52, 8:20 FOR 3,000, 4:12 FOR 1,600. Watson hails from Stillwater Minn. (Stillwater HS '98), freshman at Notre Dame, 5-time Minnesota state champion, runner-up in USAT&F Junior steeplechase last year, and was on the third-place 4x800 at prep nationals last spring. Steve Slattery, "(In the kick) I thought I would have enough speed that I could outkick anyone in the race, but Luke came on and had more today. It was a good race, but I'm going to Ireland and I'll give it a shot. Coming in I've been running good and I ran a fast 5K last week, so I was hoping I could win. Thought with 1000 meters I might be able to pull away, I guess I'll have to go home and get some training in. Even though there was a pack up front for most of the race, I wasn't worried about it. I've been training with Adam Goucher and Alan Culpepper out in Boulder, so I felt confident being with a group of fast runners and able to handle anything they could throw at me. I'm still more of a mile type and will run that our conference this weekend, but that doesn't mean you can't run cross country. I was hoping if I could wait until late in the race, I could turn it into a mile race." Slattery is a freshman at the University of Colorado, and a 1998 graduate of Mount Olive HS, NJ.
 
 
JUNIOR WOMEN - 6 km
1 80 Erin Sullivan 17 Jericho, VT 20:01 
2 593 Dana Boyle 18 Univ. of Puget Sound 20:08 
3 503 Cheryl Smith 18 Kirkwood, NY 20:11 
4 260 Sara Gorton 17 Ahwatukee Flyers 20:12 
5 353 Ashley LaBudde 19 Tuscaloosa, AL 20:15 
6 97 Caroline Annis 18 Stanford Univ. 20:19 
7 408 Jenn Modliszewski 18 NC State 20:37 
8 211 Danielle Eckartz 18 St John's Univ. 20:40 
9 310 Jodie Hughes 18 Boulder, CO 20:46 
10 232 Shalane Flanagan 17 Marblehead, MA 20:52 
11 217 Mariel Ettinger 18 Timberhill Harriers 20:53 
12 425 Lara Niell 18 Dartmouth College 21:05 
13 357 Cherisse Lancaster 18 Northwestern Univ. 21:07 
14 236 Charlotte Fonner 18 NC State 21:09 
15 552 Laura Turner 18 Stanford Univ. 21:10 
16 298 Lesley Higgins 18 Boulder, CO 21:13 
17 224 Jen Fazioli 18
Boulder, CO 21:17 
18 270 Felicia Guliford 14 Wings of America-Hawks 1 21:23 
19 406 Abby Miller 17 Henderson, NV 21:24 
20 226 Emily Field 17 Metroplex Striders 21:37 
21 173 Alana Crisman 18 Loyola Univ. 21:41 
22 127 Stacie Bouchard 18 Penn State 21:44 
23 471 Kristel Redhair 16 Wings of America-Hawks 2 21:46 
24 415 Victoria Moses 18 New Brighton, MN 21:47 
25 551 Elizabeth Tumpach 18 Loyola Univ. 21:50 
26 348 Amber Klein 18 Wings of America-Hawks 3 21:52 
27 515 Samantha Spencer 16 Wings of America-Hawks 4 22:01 
28 582 Jennifer Wollam 19 Malone College 22:03 
29 121 Colleen Bolin 18 Loyola Univ. 22:04 
30 278 Jinny Hanifan 16 Waterville, OH 22:05 
31 268 Kelly Grimes 18 UCLA 22:17 
32 486 Risa Rutland 17 Sugarland, TX 22:22 
33 410 Tera Moody 18 St Charles, IL 22:23 
34 328 Jill Jim 18 Wings of America-Hawks 5 22:24 
35 447 Kyra Patterson 18 Tacoma, WA 22:26 
36 594 Robin Dixon 16 Cascade Striders 22:27 
37 589 Laura Zeigle 14 ASC Striders 22:31 
38 156 Camille Connelly 15 Rain City Flyers 22:31 
39 304 Beth Hooten 15 Wings of America-Eagles 6 22:43 
40 139 Ana Cabrera 16 Vancouver, WA 22:45 
41 113 Alvina Begay 18 Wings of America-Hawks 7 23:01 
42 340 Noelani Kaneko 14 Rain City Flyers 23:09 
43 592 Charlene Charger Wings of America-Eagles 8 23:26 
44 134 Angela Burgett 16 Rain City Flyers 23:31 
45 449 Melissa Peralta 19 UCLA 23:39 
46 588 Necoal Young 15 Wings of America-Eagles 9 24:35 
47 461 Jena Pohle 19 Western State College 24:43 
48 454 Karin Pfeiffer-Hoyt 17 Acme, WA 25:24 
49 397 Charissa McPherson 16 Marysville, WA 25:49 
50 440 Jessie Palczewski 17 Wings of America-Eagles 10 26:12 
51 388 Samantha Martinez 17 Wings of America-Eagles 11 26:13 
52 246 Kirby Gale 15 Wings of America-Eagles 12 26:13
Team Scores 
1 Wings of America-Hawks 10 = 1 2 3 4 5 8 
2 Rain City Flyers 39 = 6 9 11 13 
3 Wings of America-Eagles 43 = 7 10 12 14 15 16
 
RACE IN REVIEW: Fifty-two junior women toed the line for the start of the race under sunny skies and 48 degrees. The soft, wet grassy turf provided a delightful challenge. At the first mile (5:30) it was Erin Sullivan and Mariel Ettinger at the lead pack of 15. Two kilometers were passed in 6:39 with Dana Boyle and Jenn Modliszewski now as the front of the lead group, which had then reduced to ten. By four kilometers (13:45) five runners separated from the rest: Dana Boyle, Erin Sullivan, Sara Gorton, Cheryl Smith and Ashley LaBudde. With 500 meters to go the group rounded one of the sharp bends together and the race boiled down to who could surge and sustain. At 400 meters, Boyle and Sullivan both made a move to separate themselves. At the end it was Sullivan who proved superior. 
 
NOTES 'N' QUOTES: Winner Erin Sullivan from Mt. Mansfield HS in Jericho, Vermont, won her second consecutive Foot Locker title on December 12, in Orlando, Florida, a feat only two other women, Erin Keogh and Melody Fairchild, have accomplished. Sullivan, in only her second season of cross country competition, also played soccer in the fall. Today's victory marks Sullivan's first U.S. title. "I was really excited, it felt great. It's so much easier running with a group of people. Running by myself is much harder. I definitely wanted to win, and I'm just going to keep plugging until we go to Belfast (site of 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, March 27-28 in Belfast, Ireland)
 
MASTERS MEN - 6 km
1 Rudy Munoz 41 Fresno, CA 18:33 
2 Armando Siqueiros 40 Reebok Aggies 18:38 
3 Andrew Crook 40 Boulder Road RC 18:56 
4 Geary Daniels 45 Central Mass. Striders 19:04 
5 Mark Winder 43 Red Lizard 19:06 
6 Jim Garcia 40 Central Mass. Striders 19:08 
7 Herman Atkins 50 Snohomish TC 19:10 
8 Mark Billet 45 Club Northwest 19:11 
9 Bill Lawrence 44 Boulder Road RC 19:14 
10 Emil Magallanes 43 Reebok Aggies 19:23 
11 Erkki Ojala 46 Red Lizard 19:25 
12 Bruce Cyra 40 Club Northwest 19:33 
13 Kevin McGovern 41 Central Mass. Striders 19:34 
14 Page Bodine 40 Boulder Road RC 19:36 
15 Michael Allison 47 Club Northwest 19:41 
16 Richard O'Brien 50 Selah Striders 19:46 
17 Robert Hodge 43 Central Mass. Striders 19:47 
18 Denis Villeneuve 42 Club Northwest 19:50 
19 Rockwell Moulton 41 Club Northwest 19:55 
20 James Mahar 44 Club Northwest 20:03 
21 Richard Ovian 44 Central Mass. Striders 20:11 
22 Jim McGill 50 Snohomish TC 20:14 
23 Timothy Dolen 42 Boulder Road RC 20:17 
24 Bill Gaudere 41 Central Mass. Striders 20:22 
25 Art Coolidge 52 Southern Oregon Sizzlers 20:27 
26 Dave Dooley 51 Boulder Road RC 20:39 
27 Michael Carnahan 53 Red Lizard 20:48 
28 Louie VanDuzer 47 Columbia Falls, MT 20:49 
29 David Flowers 42 Club Northwest 21:01 
30 Carl Mohr 48 Boulder Road RC 21:02 
31 Mark Lawrence 49 CANADA 21:04 
32 Iain Fisher 50 CANADA 21:07 
33 Tim Swietlik 40 Red Lizard 21:09 
34 Philip Welch 49 Snohomish TC 21:10 
35 John Dzewaltowski 41 Ft Steilacoom RC 21:12 
36 Michael Carlson 41 Ft Steilacoom RC 21:16 
37 Scott Abrams 42 Oregon Road Running Club 21:16 
38 Chuck Dooley 43 Club Northwest 21:16 
39 Rob Lang 42 CANADA 21:17 
40 John Johnson 50 Issaquah, WA 21:18 
41 Steve Denton 47 Gig Harbor, WA 21:22 
42 Greg Swanson 46 Renton, WA 21:28 
43 Crispin Garza 40 Selah, WA 21:28 
44 John Hahn 51 Snohomish TC 21:37 
45 Ron Barker 52 Boise, ID 21:46 
46 Herb Phillips 58 CANADA 21:47 
47 Arny Stonkus 44 Seattle, WA 21:48 
48 Dale Bohm 40 Eastside Runners 21:57 
49 Craig Bown 47 Marysville, WA 22:00 
50 Carl Sniffen 46 Grants Pass, OR 22:02 
51 Richard Zirn 45 Ft Steilacoom RC 22:04 
52 Peter O'Neil 52 Snohomish TC 22:11 
53 Wayne Pumphrey 42 Edmonds, WA 22:14 
54 Gale Pfueller 56 Snohomish TC 22:16 
55 Dan McCormack 60 Eugene, OR 22:20 
56 Mike Donoghue 56 Snohomish TC 22:24 
57 Howard Norman 47 Seattle, WA 22:29 
58 Duane Murphy 53 Aberdeen, WA 22:32 
59 Clifford Chaffee 47 Everett, WA 22:33 
60 Rick Garrison 46 Kent, WA 22:37 
61 John Woodcock 54 CANADA 22:39 
62 Bob Martin 48 Seattle, WA 22:40 
63 Stan Grochowski 46 Ft Steilacoom RC 22:42 
64 Michael Heffernan 58 Red Lizard 22:54 
65 Fred Bass 43 Hillsboro, OR 23:00 
66 Stephen Odwin 62 CANADA 23:06 
67 Paul Muto 51 Seattle, WA 23:07 
68 Joe Clark 40 Tacoma, WA 23:16 
69 Jake Madderom 54 CANADA 23:24 
70 Rocky Riviera 44 Boulder Road RC 23:27 
71 Paul Ladniak 52 Seattle, WA 23:31 
72 Tom Hastie 52 CANADA 23:32 
73 Ron Taylor 55 Snohomish TC 23:33 
74 Rich Castro 51 Boulder Road RC 23:42 
75 Bryan Kempter 46 Chapel Hill, NC 24:05 
76 Bob Stone 50 Sound RC 24:18 
77 Tim Joslin 58 Snohomish TC 24:26 
78 David Pitkethly 62 Snohomish TC 24:31 
79 Brian Brouillet 43 Club Northwest 24:34 
80 Doug Sturm 50 Seattle, WA 25:33 
81 Larry Wright 62 Snohomish TC 25:34 
82 Mel Preedy 65 Snohomish TC 25:48 
83 Derek Mahaffey 64 Snohomish TC 25:55 
84 Jim Peterson 53 3 Rivers RR 25:58 
85 Roy Veal 61 Spanaway, WA 25:59 
86 Foster Kimble 52 Portland RC/Reebok 26:43 
87 John Elder 57 Olympia, WA 26:55 
88 Ken Ogden 62 Portland Masters TC 27:05 
89 Albert Huff 61 Snohomish TC 27:54 
90 Bruce Katter 64 Snohomish TC 29:17 
91 John Seabrook 52 Unattached 30:50 
92 Jimmy Smith 58 Bremerton, WA 32:39 
93 Field Ryan 66 Snohomish TC 35:30 
94 Jule Crabtree 85 Royal City, WA 47:56
 
Team Scores (Aggregate Time):
 
Men's 40-49 (5 Runners)
1. Central Mass. Striders -- 97:44
2. Club Northwest -- 98:10
3. Boulder Road Runners -- 98:42
4. Team Red Lizard -- 103:22
 
Men's 50-59 (5 Runners)
Snohomish TC -- 105:28
 
Men's 60-69 (3 Runners)
Snohomish TC -- 75:53
 
NOTES 'N' QUOTES: Rudy Munoz (age 41), "I'm a track runner and not much of a cross country person, but it was an easy win. I got out steady and stayed relaxed, and at about 4,000 [going into the last lap], I left the others. (Past accomplishments?) In the past I've run 28:52 for 10K about 18 years ago. I've made multiple American teams in the past, but I don't care so much about the past now, I'm more ready to look ahead. I used to train with the Belgium junior team back in the late '70's, and also under Peter Snell. Masters-wise, I've just started to run after taking three years off. This is my first real race back and it's a confidence-booster. I'm just starting to get into shape, and looking to get on a club team. It's fun to be racing again - that's probably why it felt so easy today. The course was great, almost like a European one and very spectator-friendly."
 
MASTERS WOMEN - 4 km
1 Kimball Bender 40 Seattle, WA 13:41 
2 Regina Joyce 42 Brooks 13:57 
3 Sue Grigsby 42 Everett, WA 15:00 
4 Deeann Dougherty 40 Portland, OR 15:11 
5 Bonni Walker 47 CANADA 15:28 
6 Jenny Swanson 43 Renton, WA 15:34 
7 Janet Sobczak-Marti44 Surf City Strider15:50 
8 Mary Meek 46 Clatskanie, OR 16:01 
9 Cami Jamerson 35 Portland, OR 16:03 
10 Donna Jornlin 44 Eastside Runners 16:13 
11 Amy Haberman 44 Santa Cruz, CA 16:15 
12 Dorie Quam 54 Snohomish TC 16:27 
13 Barbara Rush 42 Seattle, WA 16:30 
14 Marcia Koren 49 Eastside Runners 16:36 
15 Margaret Harder 37 Holy Smokes TC 16:43 
16 Diane Palmason 60 CANADA 17:16 
17 Louisa Clayton 38 Holy Smokes TC 17:24 
18 Judith Fisher 55 Federal Way, WA 17:32 
19 Susie Main 40 Eastside Runners 17:52 
20 Ricki Vadset 56 Snohomish TC 17:55 
21 Christine Curtis 61 Snohomish TC 18:16 
22 Carol Degan 43 Eastside Runners 18:32 
23 Sue Stipe 61 Snohomish TC 19:07 
24 Keri Heagle 38 Holy Smokes TC 19:12 
25 Mona Petrou 50 Snohomish TC 19:48 
26 Jane Dods 63 Oregon TC Masters20:03 
27 Suzi MacLeod 65 Central Oregon RK20:05 
28 Peggy Ainslie 67 Snohomish TC 20:06 
29 Francis Steinfeld 60 CANADA 21:18 
30 Dawn Russell 74 Springfield, OR 27:49
 
Team Scores (Aggregate Time):
 
Women's 40-49 (3 Runners)  1. Eastside Runners -- 50:41
 
Women's 50-59 (3 Runners) 1. Snohomish TC -- 54:10
 
Women's 60-69 (3 Runners) 1. Snohomish TC -- 57:29
 
NOTES 'N' QUOTES: Kim Bender (age 40), "The conditions were good, not much mud a tall, so I got out hard. I knew Regina Joyce would be hard to beat if she was anywhere near me with 400 left. So I got out hard and tried to keep the gaps, and that's how it turned out. I'm glad we didn't have run two more laps. It's the perfect course for cross country. I don't think I've run one race in the past few months where it hasn't rained, so today worked out well, and you could even get a rhythm out there. I haven't raced much until 6-7 months ago because I've been in graduate school. I'm still coming back to racing. (Past accomplishments?) In cross country I've won three regional championships and been to nationals. I have a PR of 16:11 for 5K and 2:45 in the marathon. I have some good times back in the early '90's. I was nervous coming in, but in a good way. This was an important race for me."