Friday, November 27, 2009

Kendra Schaaf & Anita Campbell entered in Canadian cross country championships...

Fresh off a second place finish in Monday's NCAA cross country championships in Terre Haute, Indiana, University of Washington sophomore Kendra Schaaf (left/photo by Paul Merca) is entered in Saturday's Canadian national cross country championships at the University of Guelph Arboretum in Guelph, Ontario.

Schaaf, who will compete for the Queen City Striders, will face a field that includes Megan Metcalfe, Lisa Harvey, and current UW teammate Anita Campbell, who ran out of cross country eligibility, but has remaining track eligibility.

The senior women's race, which will be contested over 7 kilometers, is scheduled for 1:30 pm, eastern time.

The Championships will also serve as the selection trials for both the 2010 Americas Cross Country Championships March 6th in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, and the IAAF World Cross Country Championships March 28 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

The current start list for the Canadian championships is listed here.

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QUICK NOTES: According to a release from the IAAF that very few people noticed amidst the NCAA hoopla, the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships were awarded to Punta Umbria, in the province of Huelva, Andalucia, in Southern Spain.

A popular tourist location, the seaside town is also known for its fishing industry.

The course proposed, based on a 2km loop, will be located close to the town center. The date accepted for this competition is 20 March 2011.

According to sources, this will start the two-year cycle for the meet, which will now be contested in odd-numbered years, with the next meet slated for 2013.

The complete release can be read here...

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