Official List of USATF 20K Championship Contenders

The Faxon Law New Haven Road Race is honored to host the longest running USATF Championship. This year we have over 70 of the country’s best distance runners traveling to New Haven to compete for the 20K title. 

ELITE ATHLETES

BIB FIRST NAME LAST NAME BIO GENDER
4 Aliphine Tuliamuk 16 Faxon Law New Haven Faxon Law New Haven 20K Champion, ‘17 USATF XC, 7 Mile and 25K Champ F
5 Emily Sisson ‘16 Faxon Law New Haven 20K Runner-Up, 9th at ‘17 World TF Champs (10K) F
6 Janet Bawcom ‘11 Faxon Law New Haven 20K Champion, ‘12 Olympian 10,000 F
8 Sara Hall ‘12 US XC Champ, 1:10 Half PR, 12th at ‘16 London Marathon, 8th at ‘17 Tokyo Marathon, 4-time World XC Team Member F
10 Esther Atkins ‘14 US Marathon Champ, ‘16 Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, 27th at ‘12 Olympic Marathon Trials F
12 Stephanie Bruce 2nd at ‘10 Faxon Law New Haven 20K Champs, 3rd at ‘12 Faxon Law New Haven 20K Champs, 2nd at ‘16 15K Champs, 8th at ‘12 Olympic Marathon Trials F
13 Shalaya Kipp ‘12 Olympian (steeplechase), 4th at ‘16 Olympic Trials (steeple) F
18 Katie Matthews 4th at ‘16 USATF 15K Champs, 1:11 Half PR F
19 Kelsey Bruce 8th at ‘16 USATF Half Champs, ‘16 Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier F
24 Belainesh Gebre ‘17 Naples Half Champ, 1:08 Half PR F
25 Roberta Groner 16th at ‘17 Boston Marathon, 1:14 Half PR F
27 Katie Kellner 1:14 Half PR, ‘16 Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier F
30 Ivette Mejia 1:21 Half PR F
33 Sam Rivard 1:16 Half PR F
65 Jessica Tonn 7-Time NCAA All-American (Stanford), 15:18 5K PR F
36 Lindsey Scherf 4th ’16 Faxon Law New Haven 20K, ‘15 USATF 25k Champ, 2:32 Marathon PR, 1:11 Half PR F
39 Susanna Sullivan 8th at ‘17 USATF 10K Champs, 20th at ‘16 Olympic Marathon Trials F
40 Semahre Tesefya 2:27 Marathon PR, 1:14 Half PR F
42 Whitney Thornburg 10th at USATF 25K Champs, 1:16 Half PR F
43 Annmarie Tuxbury 1:15 Faxon Law New Haven 20K PR, 1:18 Half PR F
44 Becky Wade 2:30 Marathon PR, 1:12 Half PR F
47 Sarah Bishop 2:47 Marathon PR, 1:19 Half PR F
50 Obsie Birru 5th at ‘17 USATF 25k Champs, 1:16 Half PR F
51 Allie Kieffer 1:17 Half PR F
53 Jordan Hasay Fastest US Marathon Debut @ Boston Marathon ‘17 F
55 Samantha Roecker 1:18 Half PR F
1 Leonard Korir ‘16 Faxon Law New Haven 20K Champ, ‘17 USATF 10K & Half Champ, place 13th at World TF Champs (10K, 27:20), ’16 US Olympian 10,000 meters M
2 Sam Chelanga ‘15, ‘16 Faxon Law New Haven 20K Runner-Up, 2009 & ‘10 NCAA XC Champ, ‘17 USATF 7 Mile Champ, ‘16 USATF 10 Mile Champ M
3 Timothy Ritchie ‘16 5th Place, 1:01 Half PR M
7 Christo Landry ‘16 US Half Marathon Champ, ‘16 US 25k Champ, 1:02 Half PR, ‘14 Faxon Law New Haven 20K Runner-Up M
14 Tyler Jermann 1:05 Half PR, ‘17 US 50K Champ, 4th at ‘17 Pittsburgh Marathon M
17 John Busque 1:09 Half PR M
20 Kiya Dandena 4th at ‘17 Half Champs, 10th at ‘17 15k Champs 1:00 Faxon Law New Haven 20K PR M
22 Ben Dickshinski 1:04 Faxon Law New Haven 20K PR M
23 Nicholas Edinger 1:08 Half PR, 10th at ‘17 Pittsburgh Marathon M
26 Jonas Hampton 2:15 Marathon PR, 1:04 Faxon Law New Haven 20K PR, 1:03 Half PR M
28 Yonas Mebrahtu 1:02 Half PR, 1:01 Faxon Law New Haven 20K PR M
29 Wade Meddles 46:48 at ‘17 USATF 15k Champs M
31 Edward Mulder NYRR Central Park Spring 10K Champ, 52nd at ‘17 Grandma’s Marathon M
32 Danny Wallace Periac 2:33 Marathon PR, 1:04 Half PR M
35 David Saunders 1:08 Half PR, 2:29 Marathon PR M
37 Evan Schwartz 1:07 Half PR, 2:31 Marathon PR M
38 Ryan Smith M
66 Samuel Kosgei 2016 Marine Corp Marathon Champ, 2:06 Marathon PR, 59:36 Half PR M
46 Jason Ayr 2:24 Marathon PR, 1:07 Half PR M
48 John Raneri 1:04 Half PR, 1:01 Faxon Law New Haven 20K PR, M
49 Craig Curley 2:15 Marathon PR, 1:03 Half PR, 1:01 Faxon Law New Haven 20K PR M
57 Eric Blake 2:21 Marathon PR, 1:07 Half Marathon M
58 Paul Matuszak 2:24 Marathon PR, 1:09 Half PR M
61 Everett Hackett 2:25 Marathon PR, 1:04 Half PR, 1:03 Faxon Law New Haven 20K PR M