Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rombough, Cheever Eye NACAC Cross

Team USA Minnesota’s Chris Rombough and Jamie Cheever will land in the island nation of Trinidad this week as members of the USA team competing at the North American, Central American, Caribbean Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

The event, which features a senior men’s 8K race and a senior women’s 6K event along with two junior races, will be held in Port of Spain. Rombough is one of five USA senior men competing and Cheever is on the five-member USA senior women’s squad at the NACAC Championships.

Rombough and Cheever were selected for the NACAC team based on their performances at the USA Cross Country Championships in St. Louis in February. Rombough finished fourth in the men’s 12K race and Cheever was sixth in the women’s 8 contest.

Team USA Women Win ... At last Sunday's Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida, the Team USA Minnesota women squad of Katie McGregor, Emily Brown, and Meghan Peyton won the event's women’s team competition, known as the TenBroeck Cup.

McGregor finished 12th in the race in 52:55; Brown came in 13th in 53:13; and Peyton finished 14th in 53:14.

It's is the third time that Team USA Minnesota has won the women’s team competition at the event that hosts the USA 15K Championships.

On the men’s side, Matt Llano was 10th in a time of 45:38 and Antonio Vega finished 17th in 46:26.

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