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Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:37

Joy Upshaw sets W55 100m AR to earn USATF Athlete of the Week

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From USATF, 10/5/2017
 
Joy Upshaw (Lafayette, CA) broke the American women’s 55-59 100m record with a 13.27 at the Sri Chimnoy Self-Transcendence Masters Meet near Los Angeles to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.Upshaw, 56, lowered the previous record of 13.30, set in 2002 by Phil Raschker.
 
Other notable performances: 
Shadrack Kipchirchir — Kipchirchir outleaned Leonard Korir to win the men’s USATF 10 Mile Championships in Minneapolis in 47:33. The World Championships 10,000m ninth-placer won his first U.S. title.
 
Sara Hall — Hall won her first USATF Running Circuit race of the year, capturing the women’s 10 Mile title in 53:43 in Minneapolis, two seconds ahead of runner-up Natasha Rogers.
 
Joseph Gray — Gray won his 13th national title, finishing first at the USATF Trail Half Marathon Championships in Hayward, Wisconsin. Gray’s time of 1:10:11 put him 40 seconds ahead of the next finisher.
 
Ashley Brasovan — Running her first trail race, Brasovan won the women’s USATF Trail Half Marathon in Hayward by more than five minutes, finishing in 1:18:30.
 
Roy Englert — Englert, 95, crushed the American 5K Record for Men 95-99 by eight minutes at the USATF 5K Masters Championships in Syracuse, clocking 40:40.
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