World Cross Country Championships

Mar 20-21, 2004 at Brussels, Belgium

Junior Women
Junior Men

John Nepolitan reports

USATF releases
Team USA Roster

USATF web site
IAAF web site

Junior Men - US is 7th -
"a solid effort by a young inexperienced group," says John Nepolitan.

US Junior Women finish 4th. It was "just a great experience," high school junior Jenny Barringer told John Nepolitan.

High school runners Josh McDougal NY, Ryan Deak CO and Jenny Barringer FL test themselves against the best in the world. Also on Team USA are recent high school stars such as Amanda and Kathleeen Trotter, Amber Harper, and Ian Burrell.

John Nepolitan reports - DyeStat correspondent John Nepolitan, former coach at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey, is on hand to report and take photos. "Over the years I have had the opportunity to see many great track and field meets - pretty much all levels except the Olympics. I have enjoyed them all, but the World XC meet is by far the most fun.  Since 2001 I have made the trip over the Atlantic to see the Worlds best distance runners slug it out.  This year's races could be some of the greatest ever."


Team USA Roster

Senior Men's 12 km

Abdi Abdirahman Tucson, AZ
Richard Brinker Utica, MI
Dave Davis Portland, OR
Joshua Eberly Gunnison, CO 
Bob Kennedy Indianapolis, IN
Nolan Swanson Springfield, OR

Senior Men's 4 km

Ian Connor Columbus, OH
Jared Cordes Colorado Springs, CO
Isaiah Festa Colorado Springs, CO
Robert Gary Columbus, OH
Sandu Rebenciuc Lafayette, CO
Luke Watson South Bend, IN

Junior Men's 8 km

Ian Burrell Colorado Springs, CO
Ryan Deak Aurora, CO
Trent Hoerr Peoria, IL
Peter Janson Boulder, CO
Joshua McDougal Peru, NY
Forrest Tahdooahnip Palo Alto, CA

Senior Women's 8 km

Molly Austin Boulder, CO
Ann Marie Brooks-Schwabe Boulder, CO
Katie McGregor Edina, MN
Katherine Newberry Williamsburg, VA
Kate O'Neill New Haven, CT
Laura O'Neill New Haven, CT

Senior Women's 4 km

Melissa Buttry Waverly, IA
Shalane Flanagan Chapel Hill, NC
Lauren Fleshman Stanford, CA
Sarah Hann Winchester, NH
Janet Trujillo Superior, CO
Christin Wurth-Thomas Fayetteville, AR

Junior Women's 6 km

Jenny Barringer Oviedo, FL
Brittany Brockman Waco, TX
Alison Costello Los Angeles, CA
Amber Harper Provo, Utah
Amanda Trotter Palo Alto, CA
Katherine Trotter Palo Alto, CA



Saturday, March 20, 2004
12:40 p.m. Junior Women’s 6 km
1:30 Senior Men’s 4 km
2:10 Senior Women’s 8 km

Sunday, March 21, 2004
1:15 p.m. Junior Men’s 8 km
2:05 Senior Women’s 4 km
2:45 Senior Men’s 12 km

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