THE OPEN MEN XC START.
CLAY SHAW PHOTO
Stellar Field at USATF Club XC Champs
BY CLAY SHAW
BETHLEHEM, PA--At the Bethlehem XC, on December 13, 2014,
there was serious racing, likely the best and fastest runners
ever assembled in a Pennsylvania event. Age-group aces,
and open stars. Runners who normally win races were finishing
in 200th place; no headphones or tutus were seen. A great
job of organizing by the local organizing committee ( LOC).
The first race of the day was the Masters women (40+) which
was won easily by Chris Kimbrough of Austin, Texas in 21:31.
Sonja Friend-Uhl of Atlanta TC was second in 21:45.
Gregory Mitchell of Portland, OR easily won the mens Masters
race in 31:59. Twenty-seven seconds back was Alan Jackson in
second in 32:26. A total of 595 finished the Masters mens