Friday, January 3, 2014

Stephanie Dinius and Joe Gray among five Washingtonians named to Team USA cross country squad...

INDIANAPOLIS--Sequim HS alum Stephanie (Marcy) Dinius (left/photo by Mike Scott) was named to the Team USA squad that will compete in next Saturday's BUPA Great Edinburgh Cross Country race in Edinburgh, Scotland's famed Holyrood Park.

Dinius, a former NCAA All-American at Stanford, earned her spot on Team USA by finishing eleventh at last month's USA National Club Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon.

Also named to the team was USA National Club Cross Country champ and Lakewood native Joe Gray from Club Northwest.

Three runners with Washington ties were selected to the junior men's team--Tanner Anderson and Taylor Wilmot of North Central HS, and John Dressel of Mt. Spokane HS.

Anderson won the Washington state 3A title, and finished third at the Nike Cross Nationals meet, while Wilmot won the Nike cross meet in December after finishing fourth in the state 3A championship.  

Dressel was third in the Washington 3A championship, and finished second at the Foot Locker cross country championship in San Diego.

Next Saturday's  BUPA Great Edinburgh Cross Country race in Edinburgh, Scotland will be webcast on starting at 8:15 am ET (5:15 am pacific). 

NOTE:  USA Track & Field contributed to this report.

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