Supporting the adage that good steeplechasers make good cross country runners, Olympic steepler Colleen Quigley topped a strong field to win the USATF Club Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida. Her Bowerman Track Club teammate Sammy Silva finished third, helping the BTC squad take third in the team standings.
Colleen and Sammy were part of a seven-women pack who were still together 5 kilometers into the 6K race. Colleen closed the best, running a final kilometer of 3:04 to win in 19:31. Sammy was 5 seconds back, in the same time, 19:36, as second-place finisher Sarah Pagano of the Boston Athletic Association.
Full results are here.