||Susan Armenta Leads Women's Team USA in World Cup 20K Race Walk
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Monday, May 12, 2008
News & Notes, Volume 8, Number 30
Dunn qualifies for 2008 U.S. Olympic Team
Two-time Olympian Philip Dunn needed to better the Olympic 'B' standard
time of 4 hours 7 minutes Sunday at the IAAF World Race Walk Cup to
qualify for a spot on the Team USA roster for the 2008 Olympic Games in
Dunn posted a season's best time of 4:05:10 in Cheboksary, Russia, to
easily better the Olympic standard and qualify for his third U.S.
Olympic Team. Earlier this year on February 9, Dunn easily won the U.S.
Olympic Trials - 50 km Race Walk in Miami, Fla., in 4:12:55.
Dunn faced the identical scenario after finishing third at the 2004
Olympic 50 km Trials in Chula Vista, Calif. He later punched his ticket
for the Olympic Games in Athens when he bettered the Olympic A standard
on March 23, 2004, with his time of 3:59:12 at a race in Tijuana,
2008 Olympic Trials third place finisher Ben Shorey posted a personal
best time of 4:18:46 on Sunday, and another PB was posted by Trials
fourth placer Stephen Quirke, who crossed the finish line in 4:22:16.
Team USA finished 11th in the men's 50 km team competition.
In the men's 20 km competition, Team USA placed 19th with John Nunn
(80th-1:31:47), Mike Tarantino (81st- 1:32:04PR) and Tim Seaman
(94th-1:38:11) leading the way. The U.S. women's 20 km squad placed 15th led by Susan Armenta (56th-1:40:24) Maria Michta (66th-1:45:02PR) and Jolene Moore (68th -1:40:24).
In Junior Men's competition, the Team USA trio of Trevor Barron
(42nd-46:18), Matthew Forgues (51st-47:46PR) and Roberto Vergara
(54th-48:29) placed 16th with the Team USA Junior Women placing 17th led by Miranda Melville (43rd-53:25PR), Catherine Davis (47th-54:27) and
Jenna Monahan (49th-55:43)
For more information on the 2008 IAAF Race Walk Cup in Cheboksary,
Russia, including the complete results, visit: www.iaaf.org.