Day 1 of the USATF Indoor Championships is complete for the team, who are now resting and recovering for the events of Day 2. Across the age divisions, we scored 20 points for the women (7th place) and 16 points for the men (12th place), for a combined total of 36 (9th place).
Results from the 1500m Race Walk:
|1st||8||Cher Armstrong||36||Raleigh Walkers||10:06.04|
|1st||8||Ivonne Chirino-Klevans||57||Raleigh Walkers||8:52.77|
|3rd||4||Rebecca Garson||58||Raleigh Walkers||10:12.17|
Ivonne’s time of 8:52.77 bests her previous team record of 9:10.76 be nearly 18 seconds. USATF’s Masters Age Group Records are a mess right now, but it is possible that this time is a National Record as well. Cher & Rebecca continued their history of quality performances at these National Champs.
|1st||8||Alexey Popov||39||Raleigh Walkers||8:29.32|
|1st||8||Matthew Holtry||44||Raleigh Walkers||9:35.57|
Alexey and Matt both set new Team Records for the 1500m distance in winning their Age Groups and finishing 5th & 7th overall in the combined race.