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Fresh off Kirsten’s 4th place finish at the US Club Championships, a feature article by Joanna Harper comes out on WomenRunningTogether.com.
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Kirsten Leetch, Tania Fischer and Darcy Lange made their way out to Lexington, Kentucky to represent the Janes this past weekend in the USATF Club National’s masters division. The Janes finished in second place, their highest masters placing scoring . The course at Masterson Station Park in Lexington was a true cross country course with uneven footing, long gradual up hills and down hills and to top it off, wet and muddy from the rain that fell the day before and during the meet.
Kirsten took it out with the leaders while Nancy Meck from the Atlanta Track Club gapped the field while taking it out hard. Gwen Lapham and Linda Huyck, both from Club Northwest, hung back but eventually passed Kirsten and Nancy to go one-two while Nancy faded to a third place finish. Gwen Lapham won in a time of 22:17.50. Tania hung back a bit and fought in the 8th spot most of the race, while Darcy, who was running in only her second cross country race since her college days, ran a tough race coming in 14th overall.
Kirsten was 4th (23:11.17), Tania 8th (23:40.69) and Darcy 14th (24:12.76). Club Northwest won with eight points, the Janes second with 21 and Team RunCoach was third with 30 points.
Kirsten’s finish was good enough for her to be first in her 45-49 year-old age group. This is the second year in a row that this age division was won by a Jane when Tania, who in 2011, finished 3rd overall earned that honor as well.
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The Janes have their last official team race this upcoming weekend at the USATF Club Nationals held in Lexington, Kentucky. Kirsten, Tania and Darcy will make their way out there to compete in the masters’ division as a team. The race will be held at Masterson Station Park at 10:30am over a 6000 meter course comprised of a rolling terrain with grass and dirt.
The USATF National Club Cross Country Championships will feature the top clubs from across the United States as they vie for honors and bragging rights as the nation’s top cross country team. More than 100 teams and 1,200 competitors are expected to compete in all of the races combined.
Stay tuned for results on that.
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Danielle Shanahan (left), Kayla Ferron (center) and Cara Ulizio (right) post race.
The road to Foot Locker Nationals for the western region begins at Mt SAC at the Foot Locker Western Regionals. The top ten ladies who cross the line, earn a berth to the 33rd annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships held next week at Balboa Park in San Diego. There, 40 ladies from four regions throughout the country will compete to see who is the best in the country. One of our Baby Janes made that a reality this past weekend at the Western Regional meet. Kayla Ferron (Redondo Union HS senior) finished 10th overall in a time of 18:52 over the 5000 meter hilly and muddy course. Danielle Shanahan (Bishop Montgomery HS senior), who has been having a dream season of sorts this past cross country season, finished in 13th place just out of the top 10 mark but a remarkable feat nonetheless. Her time was 19:04. Cara Ulizio (Redondo Union HS senior) finished in 85th place in a time of 20:24.
As always, we are so proud of our Baby Janes when they go out and represent the team. Best of luck to Kayla in San Diego!
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