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USA Cross Country Championships

The USA Cross Country Championships is the annual national championships for cross country running in the United States. The championships is generally held in mid-February and it serves as a way of designating the country's national champion, as well as acting as the selection race for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.[1]

USA Cross Country Championships
DateMid-February
LocationUnited States
Event typeCross country running
Distance10 km for men
10 km for women
8 km for junior men
6 km for junior women
Established1890
Official siteUSA Cross Country Championships

The competition, currently run under the auspices of USA Track & Field, traces its history back to 1883. The competition was held sporadically until 1905 at which point it has been held every year since.[2] The National Championship has been sponsored by multiple organizations over the years, some of them holding competing championships. It has thus been known under a variety of names.

Women did not have a championship until 1964. Until 1979, women's championships were segregated from the men, on the same date in a different location.

Currently there are two major Cross Country Championship events, generally referred to as the "Fall Championships" and the "Winter Championships." The Fall Championships generally happen in late November or early December, which corresponds with the end of the broader cross country season from late-August into November. Since 1998, those have been known as the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships. The Winter Championships generally happen in late January or early February and since they are three months after the broader season, are geared towards selecting the international team for the World Championships which is generally held in late March. Since 2011, the World Championships are only held in odd numbered years but USA continues to hold Winter Championships every year.

There are currently several races held at the Fall Championships, the number of races depends on the number of entries. In addition to the open races for each gender, there are masters championships in each age division. Open and masters men run 10K up to age 60. 60 and above run 8K races. All women's divisions run 6K, but masters run at least one separate race. When there are a large number of entries, even the one division can be broken into an A section and a B section to make the number of runners on the course manageable.[3]

There are currently four races held at each Winter Championships: the men's 12 km open race, the women's 8 km open race, a junior men's race of 8 km and a junior women's race of 6 km.[1] All four serve as selection races for the IAAF World Championships in which the top six runners from each race gain qualification.[4] Each race awards medals on an individual basis and a team basis (where the performances by athletes belonging to a certain running club or sponsor are combined).[1] Between 1998 and 2006 the championships featured short course races of 4 km for both men and women – these races are now discontinued. Occasionally, masters races, determined by age group, are held as part of the championships.[5]

Lynn Jennings won the championship nine times between 1985 and 1996, when there was only the one championship for women. She is the only competitor to have won the USA Cross Country Championships and IAAF World Championships in the same year, having done so three times consecutively in 1990, 1991 and 1992. Prior to the existence of the World Championships, Doris Brown pulled the same feat four times, three consecutively with the "International Championships" in 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1971. While Brown also won the 1968 International Championship, part of five in a row, she lost the November 1967 US Championship to Vicki Foltz. Pat Porter won eleven of the various men's championships over a seven-year period of time between 1982 and 1989, including eight Fall Championships in a row. In the 1930s, Don Lash won seven in a row (1934-1940).

One set of brothers; Bill Ashenfelter and Horace Ashenfelter have won championships. Two sets of spouses have won championships; Cathy Branta (Easker) and John Easker; Shayne Culpepper and Alan Culpepper.

The competition has been televised in the past on ESPN2.[5]

HistoryEdit

The first events claiming the National Championship moniker were the "Amateur Individual Cross Country Championship of America" hosted by the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) in Mott Haven, Bronx starting in 1883. In 1887, the National Cross Country Association (NCCA) began holding championships. Both organizations held championships in 1887. Coincidentally, both were won by Edward C. Carter. NCCA held their last championship in 1892 at the Morris Park Racecourse. NYAC revived the series in 1897 also at Morris Park. The Knickerbocker Athletic Club hosted in the same location in April 1898 but in November of the same year, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) held their first such event "The Cross-Country Individual and Team Championship of the A.A.U." AAU's second championship wasn't until 1903 but in between, the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York hosted a race regarded as a national championship. AAU's third race was in 1905, called the “National Cross Country Championship of the A.A.U.” and the championship has been held continuously since, under that name until the demise of the AAU as the national governing body in 1979. The championship for some seasons has fallen on opposite sides of the new year occasionally. The first race in Van Cortlandt Park was held in 1912, that venue has been a frequent host of the championship ever since, 25 times, even as recently as 2006. The first championship not held in the state of New York was 1917, when it was held in Franklin Park in Boston. To date, a championship has been held in 31 different states.

In 1962, the U.S. Track & Field Federation (USTFF) began holding a competing “National Cross Country Championship of the U.S.T.F.F.” in the same week as the AAU. Most were in different venues, but the two 1964 championships were both held in Washington Park, Chicago two days apart. The same situation happened in 1968 at Van Cortlandt Park. In 1969, Jack Bacheler won both championships, USTFF at Penn State on November 26 and AAU at Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on November 29. The following year, his teammate Frank Shorter accomplished the same feat. Craig Virgin technically duplicated it in 1977, after winning USTFF, he finished second to British athlete Nick Rose at the AAU. By being the first American citizen to cross the finish line, Virgin was the AAU National Champion that year. Starting in 1975, the AAU added the “World Cross Country Championship Senior Men’s Trials” in February at a more appropriate time to select an international team to the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. In 1979 the USTFF renamed itself Track and Field Association, USA using the acronym USTFA for two years. There is no evidence USTFF or USTFA ever held a championship for women.

As the new national governing body, The Athletics Congress (TAC) began administering the “National Cross Country Championship of T.A.C.” a month later. TAC changed its name to USATF in 1993, first holding "The U.S.A.T.F. National Cross Country Championship."[6]

A Women's national championship was added in 1964. The women's championship was held at a separate location on the same date until 1979. In the last season of the AAU administration it was finally combined to the same location and date as the men.

In 1998, the IAAF World Cross Country Championships began long course and short course championships, USATF commensurately held long and short course championships as qualifiers. 1998 was the first year women joined the men in holding a separate qualifier, at the same unified location. Prior to that, the women qualified to the World Championships based on their Championship about three months earlier. That same year, the Fall Championships were renamed the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships, with the USATF website redirecting the lineage of National Championship history to the February event..

While the championship has predominantly been held in the last two weeks of November, aligning with the close of the traditional fall season on the scholastic level, it has occurred in eight different months around the year. In 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2003, the Fall Championship locations and dates were chosen to correspond with the location of the USATF Annual Meeting.

International qualifierEdit

While the International Cross Country Championships existed back to 1898 for men and 1931 for women, the United States did not send representatives to participate until 1966 (when Tracy Smith brought home a bronze medal) for men and 1967 for women (after the women's event had not been held for 10 years). Those representatives were selected from the National Championship race. Doris Brown won the 1967 Championship and the next four championships after that. By 1970, USA hosted the 1970 International Cross Country Championships for women in Frederick, Maryland but the event was segregated from the men's championship in Vichy, France the following day, though there was a women's race also held in Vichy resulting in two champions that year, one of them Brown.

In 1973, the International Championships gave way to the new IAAF World Cross Country Championships. In 1973, US men did not participate but US women won the team bronze medal. US men again did not participate in the 1974 World Championships, though the US Junior Men did participate and won the team gold medal behind Rich Kimball's individual win over future Olympic medalist John Treacy. US men decided to take the World Championships seriously in 1975, holding a separate qualifying event in February. US women did not hold a separate qualifying race, then combined with the men, until 1998.

EditionsEdit

Men only raceEdit

 
Deena Kastor (Drossin) has won the long race on seven occasions.
 
Dathan Ritzenhein is a three-time USA Cross Country champion.
Key

  NYAC sponsored   NCCA sponsored   Knickerbocker Athletic Club sponsored   AAU sponsored   Pan-American Exposition sponsored   USTFF sponsored

Season Venue Location Winner Time Distance Date
1883
Mott Haven New York City, New York Thomas Delaney 26:30 4.25 miles November 6, 1883
1884
Mott Haven New York City, New York D.D. McTaggart 29:53 ≈ 5 miles November 4, 1884
1885
Mott Haven New York City, New York Edward Carter 29:07 ≈ 4.5 miles November 5, 1885
1886
Mott Haven New York City, New York Edward Carter 31:51 5 miles November 2, 1886
1887
Highbridge Park New York City, New York Edward Carter 56:44 8 miles April 30, 1887
Mott Haven New York City, New York Edward Carter 34:52 5 miles November 8, 1887
1888
Fleetwood Driving Park New York City, New York Edward Carter 41:35 ≈ 8 miles April 28, 1888
1889
Mott Haven New York City, New York Willie Day 45:31 ≈ 8 miles May 4, 1889
1890
Morris Park New York City, New York Willie Day 47:41 8 miles April 26, 1890
1891
Morris Park New York City, New York M. Kennedy 46:30 8 miles April 25, 1891
1892
Morris Park New York City, New York Edward Carter 43:54 8 miles April 30, 1892
1893-6 Not held
1897
Morris Park New York City, New York George Orton   Canada
F.J. Hjertberg
35:58
36:25
6.25 miles April 3, 1897
1898
Morris Park New York City, New York George Orton   Canada
J.F. Malloy
35:41
36:24
6.25 miles April 2, 1898
Morris Park New York City, New York A.I. Wright 38:33 6.5 miles November 26, 1898
1899-1900 Not held
1901
Pan-American Exposition Buffalo, New York Jerry Pierce 43:27 8miles September 7, 1901
1902 Not held
1903 Travers Island New York City, New York John J. Joyce 32:23 ≈ 6 miles November 3, 1903
1904 Not held
1905 Travers Island New York City, New York W.J. Hail 32:59 6 miles November 30, 1905
1906 Travers Island New York City, New York Frank Nebrich 34:29 6 miles December 15, 1906
1907 Celtic Park New York City, New York Frank Bellars 33:12 6.25 miles November 23, 1907
1908 Celtic Park New York City, New York Frank Bellars 34:15 6.25 miles November 14, 1908
1909 Celtic Park New York City, New York Willie Kramer 31:17 6.5 miles November 20. 1909
1910 Celtic Park New York City, New York Frank Bellars 33:03 ≈ 6 miles November 26, 1910
1911 Celtic Park New York City, New York Willie Kramer 37:08 6.25 miles November 18, 1911
1912 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Willie Kramer 34:32 6 miles November 30, 1912
1913 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Abel Kiviat 33:52 6 miles December 6, 1913
1914 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Hannes Kolehmainen  Finland
Arthur J. Fogel
33:36
33:49
6.12 miles December 12, 1914
1915 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Nick Giannakopoulos 32:46 6 miles January 8, 1916
1916 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Ville Kyrönen   Finland
(3)John W. Overton
32:46
33:33
6 miles December 9, 1916
1917 Franklin Park Boston, Massachusetts James Henigan 33:58 ≈ 6 miles November 24, 1917
1918 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Max Bohland 33:00 6 miles November 30, 1918
1919 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Fred Faller 32:26 6 miles November 29, 1919
1920 Franklin Park Boston, Massachusetts Fred Faller 29:01 5.5 miles November 20, 1920
1921 Schenley Park Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania R. Earl Johnson 24:23 5 miles November 19, 1921
1922 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Ville Ritola   Finland
R. Earl Johnson
34:37
35:41
6.5 miles November 25, 1922
1923 Fairmount Park Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ville Ritola   Finland 31:56 6.25 miles November 24, 1923
1924 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Fred Wachsmuth 31:35 6 miles November 29, 1924
1925 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Ville Ritola   Finland
Fred Wachsmuth
29:27 6.25 miles November 21, 1925
1926 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Ville Ritola   Finland 30:02 6.25 miles November 21, 1926
1927 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Ville Ritola   Finland 29:27 6 miles November 26, 1927
1928 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Gus Moore 31:18 6 miles November 18, 1928
1929 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Gus Moore 31:10 6 miles December 8, 1928
1930 Lincoln Park Jersey City, New Jersey William Zepp 29:43 6 miles November 30, 1930
1931 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, Michigan Clark Chamberlain 29:40 6 miles November 28, 1931
1932 Kenwood Country Club Cincinnati, Ohio Joseph McCluskey 32:36 6 miles December 3, 1932
1933 Washington Park Chicago, Illinois Ray Sears 32:51 10K October 28, 1933
1934 Finkbine Field Iowa City, Iowa Don Lash 32:17 10K November 29, 1934
1935 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Don Lash 32:42 10K November 23, 1935
1936 Branch Brook Park Newark, New Jersey Don Lash 32:37 10K November 29, 1936
1937 Branch Brook Park Newark, New Jersey Don Lash 32:57 10K November 29, 1937
1938 Branch Brook Park Newark, New Jersey Don Lash 34:33 10K November 29, 1938
1939 Branch Brook Park Newark, New Jersey Don Lash 32:26 10K November 20, 1939
1940 Meadowbrook Country Club Northville, Michigan Don Lash 30:25 10K November 28, 1940
1941 Empire City Race Track Yonkers, New York Greg Rice 29:19 10K November 9, 1941
1942 Weequahic Park Newark, New Jersey Frank Dixon 32:52 10K November 29, 1942
1943 Clifton Park Baltimore, Maryland William Hulse 32:41 10K November 25, 1943
1944 Clifton Park Baltimore, Maryland James Rafferty 31:38 10K November 23, 1944
1945 Delaware Park Buffalo, New York Thomas Quinn 34:14 10K November 25, 1945
1946 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Robert Black 32:46 10K November 30, 1946
1947 Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Curtis Stone 32:28 10K November 30, 1947
1948 Warren Valley Course Detroit, Michigan Robert Black 30:00 10K November 27, 1948
1949 Warren Valley Course Detroit, Michigan Fred Wilt 30:31 10K December 3, 1949
1950 Franklin Park Boston, Massachusetts Browning Ross 31:24 6 miles November 25, 1950
1951 Fairmount Park Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bill Ashenfelter 30:26 10K December 16, 1951
1952 Delaware Park Buffalo, New York Fred Wilt 32:31 10K November 30, 1952
1953 Delaware Park Buffalo, New York Fred Wilt 31:17 10K November 29, 1953
1954 Fairmount Park Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Gordon McKenzie 29:27 10K November 29, 1954
1955 Delaware Park Buffalo, New York Horace Ashenfelter 31:39 10K November 20, 1955
1956 Fairmount Park Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Horace Ashenfelter 30:08 10K December 9, 1956
1957 Washington Park Chicago, Illinois John Macy 31:12 10K December 7, 1957
1958 Washington Park Chicago, Illinois John Macy 29:47 10K December 6, 1958
1959 Bellarmine College Louisville, Kentucky Al Lawrence   Australia
John Macy
32:22.4
32:27
6.75 miles November 26, 1959
1960 Bellarmine College Louisville, Kentucky Al Lawrence   Australia
(3) John Gutknecht
31:20.8
31:41
10K November 24, 1960
1961 Bellarmine College Louisville, Kentucky Bruce Kidd   Canada
John Gutknecht
32:02.6
32:08
10K November 23, 1961
1962
Ohio State Golf Course Columbus, Ohio Leslie Hegedus 31:58 10K November 22, 1962
Washington Park Chicago, Illinois Pete McArdle 29:53 6.18 miles November 24, 1962
1963
Washington Park Chicago, Illinois Tom O'Hara 30:12 10K November 28, 1963
Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Bruce Kidd   Canada
Pete McArdle
30:47 10K November 30, 1963

Split gender divisionsEdit

  AAU Men's division   AAU Women's division   AAU World Championship Trials   TAC Men's division   TAC Women's division   TAC World Championship Trials   USTFF sponsored

Season Venue Location Winner Time Distance Date
1964
Washington Park Chicago, Illinois Dan Shaughnessy 30:57 10K November 26, 1964
Washington Park Chicago, Illinois Dave Ellis   Canada
William Morgan
30:49
31:10
10K November 28, 1964
Seattle, Washington Marie Mulder 6:51 2K November 28, 1964
1965
Echo Hills Golf Course Witchita, Kansas John Lawson 28:50 6 miles November 25, 1965
Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Ron Larrieu 31:11 10K November 27, 1965
Cambridge, Massachusetts Sandra Knott 9:06 1.5 miles November 27, 1965
1966
Echo Hills Golf Course Witchita, Kansas Tarry Harrison 29:57 6 miles November 24, 1966
Pierce College Woodland Hills, California Ron Larrieu 31:23 10K November 26, 1966
Doris Brown
1967
Fort Collins Country Club Colorado Springs, Colorado Arjan Gelling 31:58 10K November 25, 1967
Washington Park Chicago, Illinois Ken Moore 30:08 10K November 25, 1967
Vicki Foltz
1968
Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Tarry Harrison 30:05 10K November 28, 1968
Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York John Mason 30:34 10K November 30, 1968
Doris Brown
1968
Penn State University University Park, Pennsylvania Jack Bacheler 29:35 6 miles November 26, 1969
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Jack Bacheler 30:49 10K November 29, 1969
Doris Brown
1970
Penn State University University Park, Pennsylvania Frank Shorter 29:01 6 miles November 25, 1970
Washington Park Chicago, Illinois Frank Shorter 30:15 10K November 28, 1970
Saint Louis, Missouri Doris Brown 10:39 2 miles November 28, 1970
1971
Stone Mountain Golf Course Stone Mountain, Georgia Edward Leddy 29:56 6 miles November 24, 1971
UC San Diego La Jolla, California Frank Shorter 29:19 10K November 27, 1971
Wickliffe, Ohio Doris Brown 14:29.4 4K November 27, 1971
1972
North Texas State Denton, Texas John Halberstadt 29:01 6 miles November 22, 1972
Washington Park Chicago, Illinois Frank Shorter 30:42 10K November 25, 1972
El Dorado Regional Park Long Beach, California Francie Larrieu 13:27 4K November 25, 1972
1973
Balboa Park San Diego, California Ed Mendoza 29:39 6 miles November 24, 1973
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida Frank Shorter 29:52 10K November 24, 1973
Albuquerque, New Mexico Francie Larrieu 17:17 3 miles November 24, 1973
1974
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Pat Mandera 29:39 6 miles November 27, 1974
Crystal Springs Belmont, California John Ngeno   Kenya
(3) Ted Castaneda
29:58.8
30:22.9
10K November 30, 1974
Bellbrook, Ohio Lynn Bjorklund 17:31 3 miles November 30, 1974
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida Frank Shorter 46:32 15K February 9, 1975
1975
Coonskin Park Charleston, West Virginia Alex Kasich 32:04 6 miles November 29, 1975
Eisenhower Golf Club Annapolis, Maryland Greg Fredericks 28:57 10K November 30, 1975
Crystal Springs Belmont, California Lynn Bjorklund 16:32.6 3 miles November 29, 1975
Crystal Springs Belmont, California Gary Tuttle 37:24 12K January 31, 1976
1976
Yahara Hills Madison, Wisconsin Mike Slack 29:41 6 miles October 23, 1976
Fairmount Park Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ric Rojas 30:23 10K November 27, 1976
Miami, Florida Jan Merrill 16:37 3 miles November 27, 1976
Alameda Municipal Golf Course Alameda, California Mike Bordell 42:47 9 miles February 19, 1977
1977
Yahara Hills Madison, Wisconsin Craig Virgin 28:31 6 miles October 22, 1977
Buffalo Bayou Park Houston, Texas Nick Rose   United Kingdom
Craig Virgin
30:14.3
30:22
10K November 26, 1977
San Bernardino, California Jan Merrill 16:55 5K November 26, 1977
Atlanta, Georgia Dan Dillon 42:47 12K January 28, 1978
1978
Yahara Hills Madison, Wisconsin Craig Virgin 28:42 6 miles October 21, 1978
West Seattle Golf Course Seattle, Washington Greg Meyer 29:35 10K November 25, 1978
Memphis, Tennessee Julie Brown 16:32 5K November 25, 1978
Atlanta, Georgia Marc Hunter 36:27 12K February 10, 1979

Combined gender divisionsEdit

  AAU Men's division   AAU Women's division   AAU World Championship Trials   TAC Men's division   TAC Women's division   TAC World Championship Trials   USTFA sponsored

Season Venue Location Winner Time Distance Date
1979
Wayne E. Dannehl Course
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Kenosha, Wisconsin Herb Lindsay 24:12 5 miles October 20, 1979
North Carolina State Raleigh, North Carolina Alberto Salazar 30:27 10K November 24, 1979
North Carolina State Raleigh, North Carolina Margaret Groos 16:53.9 5K November 24, 1979
Lane Community College Eugene, Oregon Craig Virgin 36:43 12K January 19, 1980
1980
University of Nevada, Reno Reno, Nevada Jairo Correa 31:56 10K October 25, 1980
Idaho State University Pocatello, Idaho Jon Sinclair 31:46 10K November 29, 1980
Idaho State University Pocatello, Idaho Mary Shea 18:18.7 5K November 29, 1980
E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park Louisville, Kentucky Craig Virgin 36:09 12K January 19, 1981
1981
DeBell Golf Course Burbank, California Adrian Royle  United Kingdom
Alberto Salazar
27:20
27:22
10K*[7][8] November 28, 1981
DeBell Golf Course Burbank, California Julie Brown 15:49 5K November 28, 1981
Idaho State University Pocatello, Idaho Alberto Salazar 36:09 12K February 15, 1982
1982
Meadowlands Racetrack East Rutherford, New Jersey Pat Porter 28:50 10K November 28, 1982
Meadowlands Racetrack East Rutherford, New Jersey Leslie Welch 15:52 5K November 28, 1982
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois Alberto Salazar 36:34 12K February 20, 1983
1983
Penn State Blue Golf Course State College, Pennsylvania Pat Porter 29:18 10K November 28, 1983
Penn State Blue Golf Course State College, Pennsylvania Betty Jo Geiger 16:31 5K November 26, 1983
Meadowlands Racetrack East Rutherford, New Jersey Pat Porter 34:47 12K February 19, 1984
1984
Franklin Park Boston, Massachusetts Pat Porter 28:06 10K November 24, 1984
Franklin Park Boston, Massachusetts Cathy Branta 15:19 5K November 24, 1984
Cottonwood Creek Golf Course Waco, Texas Ed Eyestone 36:09 12K February 16, 1985
1985
Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina Pat Porter 30:33 10K November 30, 1985
Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina Lynn Jennings 17:28 5K November 30, 1985
Cottonwood Creek Golf Course Waco, Texas Pat Porter 35:07 12K February 15, 1986
1986
Golden Gate Park Polo Fields San Francisco, California Pat Porter 30:36 10K November 29, 1986
Golden Gate Park Polo Fields San Francisco, California Leslie Welch 16:51 5.2K November 29, 1986
Trinity Park Dallas, Texas John Easker 36:54 12K February 14, 1987
1987
Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Pat Porter 29:58 10K November 28, 1987
Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Lynn Jennings 19:35 6K November 28, 1987
Trinity Park Dallas, Texas George Nicolas 38:13 12K February 13, 1988
1988
Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina Pat Porter 31:07 10K November 26, 1988
Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina Lynn Jennings 19:32 6K November 26, 1988
Tyee Valley Golf Course SeaTac, Washington Pat Porter 37:54 12K February 4, 1989
1989
Golden Gate Park Polo Fields San Francisco, California Pat Porter 32:08 10K November 25, 1989
Golden Gate Park Polo Fields San Francisco, California Lynn Jennings 21:11 6K November 25, 1989
Tyee Valley Golf Course SeaTac, Washington Ed Eyestone 33:39 12K February 10, 1990
1990
Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Bob Kempainen 30:23 10K November 25, 1990
Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Lynn Jennings 19:07 6K November 25, 1990
Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida Aaron Ramirez 34:48 12K February 2, 1991
1991
Franklin Park Boston, Massachusetts Todd Williams 29:18 10K November 30, 1991
Franklin Park Boston, Massachusetts Lynn Jennings 19:24 6K November 30, 1991
Plough Park Memphis, Tennessee Shannon Butler 35:46 12K February 8, 1992
1992
Wayne E. Dannehl Course
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Kenosha, Wisconsin Bob Kennedy 29:41 10K November 28, 1992
Wayne E. Dannehl Course
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Kenosha, Wisconsin Lynn Jennings 20:26 6K November 28, 1992
Sandy High School Sandy, Oregon Todd Williams 36:45 12K February 6, 1993

USATF eraEdit

Key

  Women's Fall Championship   Women's Winter Short Course Championship (World Championship Trials)   Women's Winter Long Course Championship (World Championship Trials)   Men's Fall Championship   Men's Winter Short Course Championship (World Championship Trials)   Men's Winter Long Course Championship (World Championship Trials)

Season Venue Location Winner Time Distance Date
1993
University of Montana Missoula, Montana Todd Williams 26:55 10K November 27, 1993
University of Montana Missoula, Montana Lynn Jennings 20:18 6K November 27, 1993
Plough Park Memphis, Tennessee Bob Kennedy 36:25 12K February 5, 1994
1994
Blue Lake Regional Park Portland, Oregon Reuben Reina 30:00 10K December 4, 1994
Blue Lake Regional Park Portland, Oregon Olga Appell 18:15 5.9K December 4, 1994
1995
Franklin Park Boston, Massachusetts Brad Schlapak 28.41 9.9K December 3, 1995
Franklin Park Boston, Massachusetts Joan Nesbit 19:05 6K December 3, 1995
1996
Stanford Golf Course Palo Alto, California Reuben Reina 29:06 10K December 7, 1996
Stanford Golf Course Palo Alto, California Lynn Jennings 21:06 6.5K December 7, 1996
1997
Blue Lake Regional Park Portland, Oregon Tim Hacker 27:31 10K December 7, 1997
Blue Lake Regional Park Portland, Oregon Deena Drossin 26:35 8K December 7, 1997
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Lake Buena Vista, Florida Dan Browne 11:08 4K January 31, 1998
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Lake Buena Vista, Florida Amy Rudolph 12:38[9] 4K January 31, 1998
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Lake Buena Vista, Florida Nnenna Lynch 26:45[10] 8K January 31, 1998
1998
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Lake Buena Vista, Florida Andre Williams 28:59 10K December 6, 1998
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Lake Buena Vista, Florida Blake Phillips-Russell 20:06 6K December 6, 1998
Lake Spanaway Golf Course Tacoma, Washington Adam Goucher 10:29 4K February 13, 1999
Lake Spanaway Golf Course Tacoma, Washington Deena Drossin 25:15[11] 8K February 13, 1999
Lake Spanaway Golf Course Tacoma, Washington Alan Culpepper 34:24 12K February 14, 1999
Lake Spanaway Golf Course Tacoma, Washington Amy Rudolph 11:59[9] 4K February 14, 1999
1999
El Dorado Regional Park Long Beach, California Ray Appenheimer 28:59 10K December 5, 1999
El Dorado Regional Park Long Beach, California Collette Liss[12] 20:28 6K December 5, 1999
Bryan Park Greensboro, North Carolina Adam Goucher 11:56 4K February 12, 2000
Bryan Park Greensboro, North Carolina Deena Drossin 27:48 8K February 12, 2000
Bryan Park Greensboro, North Carolina Adam Goucher 37:17 12K February 13, 2000
Bryan Park Greensboro, North Carolina Deena Drossin 13:30[13] 4K February 13, 2000
2000
Franklin Park Boston, Massachusetts Matt Downin 29:01 10K November 25, 2000
Franklin Park Boston, Massachusetts Kim Fitchen [14] 20:04 6K November 25, 2000
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver, Washington Tim Broe 11:32 4K February 17, 2001
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver, Washington Deena Drossin 26:14 8K February 17, 2001
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver, Washington Meb Keflezighi 34:54 12K February 18, 2001
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver, Washington Regina Jacobs 12:37 4K February 18, 2001
2001
Battleship Memorial Park Mobile, Alabama Jared Cordes 30:39 10K December 1, 2001
Battleship Memorial Park Mobile, Alabama Priscilla Hein[15] 20:21 6K December 1, 2001
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver, Washington Tim Broe 11:58 4K February 9, 2002
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver, Washington Deena Drossin 26:31 8K February 9, 2002
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver, Washington Meb Keflezighi 35:45 12K February 10, 2002
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver, Washington Regina Jacobs 12:55 4K February 10, 2002
2002
Sierra College Course Rocklin, California Jared Cordes 31:26 10K December 14, 2002
Sierra College Course Rocklin, California Shayne Culpepper[16] 21:47 6K December 14, 2002
Buffalo Bayou Park Houston, Texas Robert Gary 13:53 4K February 15, 2003
Buffalo Bayou Park Houston, Texas Deena Drossin 29:06 8K February 15, 2003
Buffalo Bayou Park Houston, Texas Alan Culpepper 38:22 12K February 16, 2003
Buffalo Bayou Park Houston, Texas Shayne Culpepper 15:10 4K February 16, 2003
2003
Bryan Park Greensboro, North Carolina Alan Webb 30:13 10K December 7, 2003
Bryan Park Greensboro, North Carolina Melissa Buttry[17] 19:59.9 6K December 7, 2003
Fall Creek and 16th Street Park Indianapolis, Indiana Charlie Gruber 11:14 4K February 7, 2004
Fall Creek and 16th Street Park Indianapolis, Indiana Colleen De Reuck 26:16 8K February 7, 2004
Fall Creek and 16th Street Park Indianapolis, Indiana Bob Kennedy 35:03 12K February 8, 2004
Fall Creek and 16th Street Park Indianapolis, Indiana Shalane Flanagan 12:26 4K February 8, 2004
2004
Portland Meadows Portland, Oregon Jorge Torres 32:43.91[18] 10K December 5, 2004
Portland Meadows Portland, Oregon Melissa Buttry[18] 23:07.85 6K December 5, 2004
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver, Washington Tim Broe 11:37.8 4K February 12, 2005
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver, Washington Colleen De Reuck 27:24 8K February 12, 2005
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver, Washington Dathan Ritzenhein 36:59.9 12K February 13, 2005
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Vancouver, Washington Shalane Flanagan 13:24.3 4K February 13, 2005
2005
Genesee Valley Park Rochester, New York Matt Tegenkamp 29:49 10K November 19, 2005
Genesee Valley Park Rochester, New York Elizabeth Woodworth[19] 20:29 6K November 19, 2005
Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Adam Goucher 10:50 3.9K February 18, 2006
Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Blake Phillips-Russell 26:47 7.9K February 18, 2006
Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Ryan Hall 34:38 11.9K February 19, 2006
Van Cortlandt Park New York City, New York Carrie Tollefson 12:32 3.9K February 19, 2006
2006
Golden Gate Park Polo Fields San Francisco, California Matt Downin 30:13 10K December 9, 2006
Golden Gate Park Polo Fields San Francisco, California Amy Rudolph[20] 19:59 6K December 9, 2006
Flatirons Golf Course Boulder, Colorado Deena Drossin 26:47 8K February 10, 2007
Flatirons Golf Course Boulder, Colorado Alan Culpepper 37:09 12K February 10, 2007
2007
Voice of America Park West Chester, Ohio Ryan Warrenburg[21] 31:46.9 10K December 8, 2007
Voice of America Park West Chester, Ohio Delilah DiCrescenzo[22] 20:30.7 6K December 8, 2007
Mission Bay San Diego, California Shalane Flanagan 25:26 8K February 16, 2008
Mission Bay San Diego, California Dathan Ritzenhein 35:03 12K February 16, 2008
2008
Plantes Ferry Recreation Park Spokane, Washington Scott Bauhs 30:47 10K December 13, 2008
Plantes Ferry Recreation Park Spokane, Washington Rebecca Donaghue[23] 19:59 6K December 13, 2008
Agricultural History Farm Park Derwood, Maryland Emily Brown 26:58 8K February 7, 2009
Agricultural History Farm Park Derwood, Maryland Meb Keflezighi 36:06 12K February 7, 2009
2009
Masterson Park Lexington, Kentucky David Jankowski 29:18 10K December 9, 2009
Masterson Park Lexington, Kentucky Serena Burla[24] 20:23 6K December 9, 2009
Plantes Ferry Recreation Park Spokane, Washington Shalane Flanagan 26:47 8K February 13, 2010
Plantes Ferry Recreation Park Spokane, Washington Dathan Ritzenhein 34:34 12K February 13, 2010
2010
McAlpine Park Charlotte, North Carolina Aaron Braun 29:35.3 10K December 11, 2010
McAlpine Park Charlotte, North Carolina Renee Metivier Baillie[25] 19:50.5 6K December 11, 2010
Mission Bay San Diego, California Shalane Flanagan 25:47 8K February 5, 2011
Mission Bay San Diego, California Brent Vaughn 35:46 12K February 5, 2011
2011
Jefferson Park Golf Course Seattle, Washington Jonathan Grey 29:38 10K December 10, 2011
Jefferson Park Golf Course Seattle, Washington Brie Felnagle[26] 19:54 6K December 10, 2011
Forest Park St. Louis, Missouri Sara Hall 26:50.1 8K February 11, 2012
Forest Park St. Louis, Missouri Bobby Mack 35:41.4 12K February 11, 2012
2012
Masterson Park Lexington, Kentucky Jacob Riley 29:58 10K December 8, 2012
Masterson Park Lexington, Kentucky Mattie Suver[27] 20:01 6K December 8, 2012
Forest Park St. Louis, Missouri Shalane Flanagan 25:49.0 8K February 8, 2013
Forest Park St. Louis, Missouri Chris Derrick 35:38.6 12K February 8, 2013
2013
Rivers Edge Golf Course Bend, Oregon Joseph Gray[28] 31:05 10K December 14, 2013
Rivers Edge Golf Course Bend, Oregon Laura Thweatt[29] 21:43 6K December 14, 2013
Flatirons Golf Course Boulder, Colorado Amy VanAlstine 27:35 8K February 15, 2014
Flatirons Golf Course Boulder, Colorado Chris Derrick 36:14 12K February 15, 2014
2014
Lehigh Goodman Campus Course Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Ryan Hill[30] 29:07.03 10K December 13, 2014
Lehigh Goodman Campus Course Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Laura Thweatt[31] 19:15 6K December 13, 2014
Flatirons Golf Course Boulder, Colorado Laura Thweatt 27:42 8K February 7, 2015
Flatirons Golf Course Boulder, Colorado Chris Derrick 36:18 12K February 7, 2015
2015
Golden Gate Park Polo Fields San Francisco, California Garrett Heath[32] 29:06 10K December 12, 2015
Golden Gate Park Polo Fields San Francisco, California Amy Van Alstine[33] 19:51 6K December 12, 2015
Rivers Edge Golf Course Bend, Oregon Mattie Suver 36:38 10K February 6, 2016
Rivers Edge Golf Course Bend, Oregon Craig Lutz 31:40 10K February 6, 2016
2016
Apalachee Regional Park Tallahassee, Florida Samuel Chelanga[34] 28:55 10K December 10, 2016
Apalachee Regional Park Tallahassee, Florida Colleen Quigley[35] 19:31 6K December 10, 2016
Rivers Edge Golf Course Bend, Oregon Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton 34:24 10K February 4, 2017
Rivers Edge Golf Course Bend, Oregon Leonard Korir 30:12 10K February 4, 2017
2017
Masterson Park Lexington, Kentucky[36] Ian La Mere 29:10 10K December 9, 2017
Masterson Park Lexington, Kentucky Sarah Pagano 19:40 6K December 9, 2017
Apalachee Regional Park Tallahassee, Florida Emily Infeld 33:19 10K February 3, 2018
Apalachee Regional Park Tallahassee, Florida Leonard Korir 29:17 10K February 3, 2018
2018
Plantes Ferry Sports Complex Spokane, Washington Ben Blankenship 29:21 10K December 8, 2018
Plantes Ferry Sports Complex Spokane, Washington Katie Mackey 19:35 6K December 8, 2018
Apalachee Regional Park Tallahassee, Florida Shadrack Kipchirchir 28:52.5 10K February 2, 2019
Apalachee Regional Park Tallahassee, Florida Shelby Houlihan 32:46.8 10K[37] February 2, 2019
2019
Bethlehem, PA 10K December 14, 2019
Bethlehem, PA 6K December 14, 2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ USA Cross Country Champions - Men. USATF. Retrieved on 2010-02-19.
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  7. ^ Note:The course length was reported to be 10K. Royle, on a rain soaked golf course with steep hills , beat the track 10,000 metres world record and Alberto Salazar by 2 seconds. Salazar tied the world record. The world record holder Henry Rono was in the race, finishing 37th.
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  37. ^ 2019 USATF Cross Country Championships USATF

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