7/16/2003: USA 100Km Team for the 2003 IAU World Cup Selected
The Mountain/Ultra/Trail (MUT) Council of USA Track & Field has selected the USA 100Km Team to compete in the 2003 IAU 100km World Cup. The 62.1-mile event, to be held November 16 in Tainan County, Taiwan, is the longest annual World Title footrace.
The United States has enjoyed good success at the World 100K event, highlighted by the World and American records set in 1995, at Winschoten, The Netherlands. Bronze medalist, Tom Johnson's 6:30:11 American Record for the distance still stands today. Gold medalist Ann Trason set a then standing World mark of 7:00:47 in leading the USA women to a World Record Team effort (22:28:20).
In 2000, Dan Held would take 4th in 6:33 in leading the USA Men to a second place silver medal, while the USA Women would capture the 3rd place bronze. In 2001 Rich Hanna surprised the World by racing to a 2nd place silver in Cleder, France. Over the last decade, American teams have garnered a total of eight team medals and three individual medalists.
The twelve team members are:
Charles Hubbard, Bloomington, MN
Howard Nippert, Pembroke, VA
Dusty Olsen, Duluth, MN
Chad Ricklefs, Boulder, CO
Bob Sweeney, Ryebrook, NY
Alex Tilson, Burlingame, CA
Mark Godale (1st alternate)
Dan Verrington (2nd alternate)
Jim Hage (3rd alternate)
Connie Gardner, Medina, OH
Ann Heaslett, Madison, WI
Nikki Kimball, Elizabethtown, NY
Tania Pacev, Littleton, CO
Jen Pfeifer, Sacramento, CA
Anne Riddle, Asheville, NC
Laura Nelson (1st alternate)
Jenny Capel (2nd alternate)
Danielle Cherniak (3rd alternate)
For more information, contact Kevin Setnes at 262-495-3474
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