2000 USA Winter XC National Championships
February 12 & 13, 2000
Bryan Park Golf Course, Greensboro, NC

Winners and New England Results

Junior Women's 6K
1 Shalane Flanagan, Marblehead MA 21:59
2 Erin Sullivan, Jericho VT/Stanford U. 22:02
4 Sheela Agrawal, Swansea MA/ Duke 22:12
5 Julie Spolidoro, Duxbury MA 22:55
7 Amy Pleckaitis, Woodbridge CT /Club CT 23:20
10 Megan Malgeri, Dartmouth 23:47
11 Kristin Andrews, Dartmouth   23:59

Junior Men's 8K
1 Franklyn Sanchez, Lynn MA/B.A.A. 25:35
2 Louis Luchini, Ellsworth ME/Stanford 26:24
27 Thomas McArdle, Brookline MA/ Dartmouth 27:48

Senior Women's 4K
1 Deena Drossin, Alamosa CO/Reebok 13:30
2 Amy Rudolph, Warwick RI/Reebok  13:46
23 Molly Watcke, Newbury MA/New Balance, 15:08
26 Rebecca Donaghue, Stow MA/Reebok Boston, 15:23
29 Amy Lyman Brookline MA/B.A.A. 15:30

Senior Women's 8K
1  Deena Drossin, Alamosa CO/Reebok 27:48
14 Laura Baker, Dorchester MA/New Balance 30:40
15 Sarah Hann, Northfield MA/GLRR 30:45
18 Christine Junkermann, Woodbridge CT/Adidas 31:12
27 Lindsay Larsen, Pomfret Center CT 36:24

Senior Men's 4K
1  Adam Goucher, Erie CO/Fila, 11:56
2  Andy Downin, Madison WI/MA HS Alum, 12:06
10 Darin Shearer, S.Hamilton MA/Reebok Boston 12:22
32 Eric Morse, Berlin VT/CMS 12:49
40 Brock Tessman, Seekonk MA/BAA 12:58
42 Sandu Rebenciuc, WSpringfield MA/USArmy 13:00
43 Jason Cullinane, Harvard MA/Reebok Boston 13:03
45 Jamey Vetelino, Warwick RI/BAA 13:08
48 Jose Libano  Providence, RI 13:10
52 Daniel Johnson Providence, RI/BAA 13:19
66 Parker Morse 14:52

Senior Men's
Scoring Teams:
1. Nike  14
2. Reebok Enclave 37
3. Adidas 55
10. Reebok Boston 141
11. Central Mass Striders 162

1 Adam Goucher, Erie CO/Fila 37:17
44 Michael Donnelly, Providence RI/New Balance 39:53
46 Eric Morse, Berlin VT/CMS  39:55
49 Arthur Gilks. Somerville MA/Reebok Boston 39:58
50 Adam Stuhlfaut, Somerville MA/Reebok Boston 40:00
51 Chris England, former office manager 40:02
58 Bryan Dunn, Brookline MA/Boston RC  40:32
59 Harry Stants, Somerville MA/Reebok Boston 40:33
61 Jack Dwyer, Brighton MA/Reebok Boston 40:43
64 Nick Kent, Providence RI/CMS 41:07
65 Mark Junkermann, Woodbridge CT/CMS, 41:28
66 Peter Hammer, Newton MA/Boston RC 41:31
67 Dan Hoarte, Providence RI/CMS 41:35
77 Mark Mayall, Maynard MA/Reebok Boston, 42:47
81 Tim McCormick, Providence RI/CMS, 42:57
82 Richard Bolt, Bedford NH/CMS, 42:59
88 Mike Nahom, New Milford, CT/CMS 44:43

Sunday's race race conditions were 42 degrees with steady rain,
winds 5-10 mph, and a muddy course with sizeable puddles
throughout. That was marginally warmer than Saturday, but the
course was a soupbowl by the end of the weekend.

Junior Women

Race In Review:  The first mile was passed in 5:43 by Sheila
Agrawal. By the end of the first 2 kilometers, a pack  of four ran
together including Lauren Fleshman, Shalane Flanagan, Agrawal and
Erin Sullivan. Entering a sharp S-turn of 100 meters, all of which
was underwater, the athletes continued into the second lap of the
course.  The lead pack of four ran together through the second loop,
and splashed through the underwater section together.  On the
backstretch of the final loop, there was a gradual separation, but
all ran strong races forming the nucleus of a strong junior team.

Shalane Flanagan - winner:   Flanagan is a high school senior from
Marblehead, MA. Will attend the University of North Carolina in the
fall. She won the high school mile at the Millrose Games in New York
last weekend.  Flanagan's mother, the former Cheryl Bridges, is a
five-time U.S. world cross country team member.  Her best finish was
fourth in 1969.
Flanagan quotes: "It was an awesome race. I thought the other girls
were going to take it out and I was going to be fighting to make the
top six.  Those girls are awesome.  I felt really good from the
start and I just went with it.  It's very muddy and very wet out
there.  I wanted to run a smart race and qualify for the world
championships team.  I didn't care what place I came in.  It was
like the weather at home so I felt right at home.  The conditions
didn't bother me at all I like it like this."

Race Conditions:  42 degrees -- course slick and muddy.

Franklyn Sanchez - winner:  Sanchez will be 18 years old next month.  He
resides in Lynn, MA, and he attends  Cushing Academy

Sanchez quotes:  "I was really nervous before the race because of so many
great runners like Louis Luchini in this race. Me and my coach just decided
that we'd just try to hold on and wait to see what happens.  I wanted to get
a good sense of the course to see how tough it would be, and then what ever
happens, happens. The course was tough for me.
I've never really trained for a course like this, and I've been on the
treadmill a lot because of all the snow we've had.  I found a stride and I
felt comfortable.  I guess I just kept going. I ran in two indoor meets
recently just to see how I was feeling.  I'm lucky and very fortunate to do
so well in this race. I was surprised to be so far ahead.  I just wanted to
come out here to compete and do the best I can. I'm really looking forward
to the world championships."

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