Thursday, August 13, 2009

Seaman Headlines USA 15K Race Walk in Mpls

Tim Seaman, the reigning USA 20K race walking champion, is the favorite at Sunday's USA 15K race walking championship to be held on the Greenway Trail in Minneapolis.

The event will serve as the USA 15K Junior Race Walking Championships, the USA vs. Canada Race Walk Junior Dual, and the World Master Athletics North America, Central America and Caribbean Region 15K Race Walking Championships.

In addition, elite race walkers who wish to walk an additional 5K can get a mark for 20K.

Information on the event is available HERE.

Seaman, a two-time Olympian, won the 20K title in Eugene in 1:26:14.26. The Chula Vista, California resident is not competing at the upcoming IAAF World Championships in the event because he lacks a qualifying mark.

"There are several Olympic hopefuls registered, with more planning to show up and register later," race director Bruce Leasure told DtB. "Susan Randall and Ray Sharp are two of the old guard, with lots of experience. Up and comers include anyone on the junior teams, and Katie Burnett, Jacob Grunderkline, Katie Malinowski, Maria Michta, Tina Peters, John Randall, Erika Shaver, and Christopher Tegtmeier."

Leasure noted that 81-year-old Jack Starr could set an age-group record at the event.

Action at the USA 15K Race Walk Championships begins at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday.

1 comment:

Will said...

Competitor photos at http://web.me.com/wloewblosser/Minneapolis_15_k_Race_Walk_Nationals/Welcome.html