Matt Woods of Falls Church, VA and Meghan Arbogast Win USA 100K Titles on April 10From Running USA wire
By Dan Brannen
The 2010 USA 100K Championship was hosted by the 4th Mad City 100K in Madison, WI on Saturday morning, April 10. Chikara Omine of San Francisco, CA set a fast early pace, but was eventually caught. Racing at a steady pace, Matt Woods (30) of Falls Church, VA took his first national title in 7 hours, 6 minutes, 22 seconds. Washington state's Greg Crowther, the 2007 USA 100K champion, was national runner-up in 7:15:11.
Also earning her first national title was overall women's winner, 48-year-old Meghan Arbogast of Corvallis, OR, who bested fellow master Annette Bednosky (43) of Jefferson, NC by almost 5 minutes, 8:00:53 to 8:05:24. Arbogast also shattered the course record by more than 8 minutes.
In 2009 at Torhout, Belgium, Arbogast finished 5th at the World 100K Championship, and was the third scorer for the gold medal winning USA women's team there. Bednosky's runner-up performance at Mad City was actually a relatively short run for her. In 2009, she was the #2 scorer on the USA women's silver medal winning team at the 24 Hour World Championship in Bergamo, Italy.
As national champions, Matt Woods and Meghan Arbogast also secured automatic berths on Team USA for the IAU 100K World Cup in Gibraltar, Spain on November 7, 2010.
4th Mad City 100K: USA Championship
Madison, WI, Saturday, April 10, 2010
1) Matt Woods (30) Falls Church, VA, 7:06:22, $2000
2) Greg Crowther (36) Seattle, WA, 7:15:11, $1200
3) Chad Ricklefs (42) Boulder, CO, 7:16:52, $750
4) Chikara Omine (27) San Francisco, CA, 7:17:15, $500
5) Michael Arnstein (33) New York, NY, 7:27:48, $250
1) Meghan Arbogast (48) Corvallis, OR, 8:00:53*, $2000
2) Annette Bednosky (43) Jefferson, NC, 8:05:24, $1200
3) Melanie Fryar (29) Centennial, CO, 8:18:24, $750
4) Kristin Moehl (32) Seattle, WA, 8:33:52, $500
5) Angie Radosevich (35) Appleton, WI, 8:46:01, $250
*course record (previous record, 8:09:04, Julie Udchachon, AK, 2007)
For deeper results and more, see www.madcity100k.com