Monday, January 29, 2018

Stars Rupp and Hasay will light up the cross-country course at Apalachee Regional Park

The Nike Oregon Project has confirmed that distance running stars Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay will be racing in the USATF Cross-Country National Championships on Saturday, 3 February 2018. USATF is holding the championships at Apalachee Regional Park Cross-Country Course in Tallahassee, Florida. Rupp will be competing Hasay will be competing in the women's 10K at 12:05 PM ET, and Rupp is entered in the men's 10K at 12:55 PM ET.

Apalachee Regional Park Cross-Country Course

Rupp is a three-time member of the United States Olympic Team and an Olympic medalist in the 10,000 (silver, 2012) and the marathon (bronze, 2016). Rupp was the NCAA-D1 Men's Cross-Country champion in 2008, the last American to hold that title. However, Rupp has not competed in cross-country since 2011, when he placed second to Mo Farah in the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country.

As a high school athlete Hasay was a two-time USATF Cross-Country Junior Women's National Champion (2007, 2008) and a two-time and a two-time Foot Locker Cross-Country National Champion (2005, 2008). At the University of Oregon she was an eighteen-time NCAA All-American. During 2017, Hasay won women's titles at the USATF Road 15K and Road 20K National Championships, winning Jacksonville, Florida's Gate River Run 15K in 49:28 and the New Haven (CT) Road Race 20K in 66:35.

Spectator admission is free at Apalachee Regional Park for the USATF Cross-Country National Championships. Here is the schedule of events:

8:00 AM ET -Community 5 km
9:00 AM ET-Masters Women 6 km
9:45 AM ET-Masters Men 8 km 
10:45 AM ET -Junior Women 6 km 
11:20 AM ET -Junior Men 8 km 
12:05 PM ET -Senior Women 10 km 
12:55 PM ET-Senior Men 10 km 


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