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Huddle wins USA Women's 10 Mile Championship

Date: 
08/24/2009 - 14:01

00_usatf-10milechamps.jpgfrom USATF - INDIANAPOLIS -Molly Huddle (Providence, R.I.) won her second consecutive U.S. road title at the 2009 USA Women's 10 Mile Championship in 54:01 Saturday in Flint, Mich. The championships were hosted by the Crim Festival of Races.
Huddle scored an 11-second win over 2008 Olympian Magdalena Lewy Boulet (Oakland, Calif.). In her debut for 10 miles, Renee Metivier Baille (Flagstaff, Ariz.) finished third in 54:50 while Sally Meyerhoff (Eugene, Ore.) and Kristen Nicolini Lehmkuhle (Minneapolis, Minn.) rounded out the top-five in 55:05 and 55:50 respectively.
About the USARC
The USA 10 Mile Championship was the sixth stop for women on the 2009 USA Running Circuit (USARC) and paid $17,200 in U.S. prize money with Huddle collecting $7,000 for the title. The 2009 USARC is a USA Track & Field road series, featuring USA Championships from one mile to the marathon and attracts the best U.S. distance runners. The 2009 USARC has ten events each for men and women.
The first ten U.S. runners earn points at each USARC race (15 for first, 12 for second, 10 for third, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1), with a final $12,500 grand prix purse ($6,000, $4,000, and $2,500) for the top three men and women point scorers overall. The USARC points at the USA Marathon Championships will be doubled.
The mission of the USA Running Circuit is to showcase, support, and promote U.S. runners. Since its inception in 1995, the USARC and its races have provided over $6 million dollars to U.S. distance runners.
For more information on the 2009 USA Women's 10 Mile Championship visit www.usatf.org.

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