John Nepolitan, coach of the Don Bosco HS team in New Jersey, is
going to his third straight World Cross. This time, he is taking
a diary along with his camera to record thoughts as well as images.
1 - Why I Love
Part 2 - Off to Lausanne and a peek at
the course - "simply difficult"
Part 3 - Day 1 racing: US women get bronze
Part 4 - Day 2 - more Kenya and Ethiopia
Part 5 - Home again
Women Bronze Medal team (long course)
photo by Ryan Lavander
going in and out
of one of the 10 ditches
runners must go through
per 1990m lap.
one of the many
2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Schedule of Events
March 29, 2003 March 30, 2003 1:30 p.m. Junior Women’s 6
km 1:30 p.m. Junior Men’s 8 km 2:20 p.m. Senior Men’s
4 km 2:20 p.m. Senior Women’s 4 km 3:00 p.m. Senior Women’s
8 km 3:00 p.m. Senior Men’s 12 km
Members of the the US team were selected based on their performance
at the USA Championships in Houston February 15-16
2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships USA Team Roster (Alphabetical
Senior Men 12 km Place at U.S. Champs Affiliation Residence Abdi
Abdirahman 5th - 39:36 Nike Tucson, Ariz. David Cullum 7th –
39:44 Nike Farm Team Cupertino, Calif. Chad Johnson 6th –
39:43 Nike Portland, Ore. Meb Keflezighi 2nd – 38:34 Nike
Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Nick Rogers 4th – 39:31 Nike Eugene,
Ore. Edwardo Torres 3rd – 39:04 Univ. of Colorado Boulder,
Senior Men 4 km Dan Browne 6th – 12:59 Nike Portland, Ore.
Ian Connor 9th – 13:05 Nike Columbus, Ohio Sandu Rebenciuc
4th – 12:58 U.S. Army Lafayette, Colo. Karl Savage 5th –
12:58 Unattached Lenoir, N.C. Luke Watson 3rd – 12:57 Univ.
of Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. Dan Wilson 2nd – 12:57 Asics
Junior Men 8 km Brett Goucher 4th – 27:25 Stanford University
Palo Alto, Calif. James Hower 6th – 27:31 Georgetown University
Washington, D.C. Tim Moore 5th – 27:29 Univ. of Notre Dame
South Bend, Ind. Bill Nelson 1st – 27:08 Univ. of Colorado
Boulder, Colo. Bret Schoolmeester 2nd – 27:17 Univ. of Colorado
Boulder, Colo. Andrew Weilacher 3rd – 27:19 Northern Arizona
Senior Women 8 km Colleen De Reuck 2nd – 29:42 Nike Boulder,
Colo. Deena Drossin 1st – 29:06 Asics Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Elva Dryer 8th – 31:19 Nike Albuquerque, N.M. Milena Glusac
3rd – 30:17 adidas Fallbrook, Calif. Kathryn McGregor 4th
– 30:27 adidas Minneapolis, Minn. Sara Wells 6th – 30:29
Asics Edina, Minn.
Senior Women 4 km Molly Austin 6th – 15:34 Unattached Boulder,
Colo. Ann Marie Brooks 3rd – 15:22 Team New Balance Boulder,
Colo. Collette Liss 2nd – 15:19 Nike Indianapolis, Ind. Amy
Rudolph 4th – 15:23 adidas Providence, R.I. Heather Sagan
7th – 15:36 adidas Lynchburg, Va. Sarah Toland 5th –
15:27 Nike Boulder, Colo.
Junior Women 6 km Amy Hastings 3rd – 24:19 Arizona State
Univ. Tempe, Ariz. Laura Hodgson 2nd – 24:10 Univ. of Washington
Seattle, Wash. Angela Homan 6th – 24:39 Auburn University
Auburn, Ala. Clara Horowitz 1st – 23:34 Duke University Durham,
N.C. Julia Lucas 5th – 24:25 North Carolina State Raleigh,
N.C. Rebecca Walter 4th – 24:21 Univ. of Michigan Ann Arbor,