Sunday, November 4, 2012

USATF Runners of the year

USATF announced the Runner’s of the year for 2012.  I was named “Male Masters Mountain Runner of the Year”, needless to say I’m very happy to get this honor.  All of the various ROTY are listed below, including my teammate and friend Tim Van Orden who got his third consecutive Male Masters Trail Runner of the Year.

                MUT Contributor of the Year
Northeast Delta Dental/Tom Raffio
Northeast Delta Dental has been the primary sponsor of the USA Mountain Running Championships for the last 3 years and has committed again in 2013 to be the title sponsor.  This translates into $6000 in cash prizes for 2012 for the championship, along with additional funding.  Through their multi-year commitments in the past and moving forward, Tom Raffio, CEO, and the whole organization, has been instrumental in their support of our USA Mountain Running Championships.

                Female Masters Mountain ROY
Laura Haefeli
Top master at Loon Mountain (7th overall) – USATF world team qualifier
Top master at Mt Washington (4th place overall & Age 44 course record) – USA national championship

             Female Mountain ROY
Morgan Arritola
-Set new course record at Mont Ventoux race in France
-Bronze Individual Medal at World Mountain Running Championships
-Leader of Gold Medal Women's Team
-Winner of USA Mountain Team Qualifying Race at Loon Mountain race
-In head to head with USA Mountain Running Champion (Kim Dobson) at Vail Half Marathon, Morgan won the race.
1st at 2011 World Xterra Trail Championships (December 2011 in voting period), 10th place overall. 
In head to head with any other potential nominees or mountain runners, she is undefeated.  Other than Worlds, where she was a bronze medalist, she was won every race she entered in 2012.
2006-2011 - US Cross Country National Ski Team Member 2010 - Cross Country Ski Olympian
2011 - X-terra Trail Running World Champion
Teva Mt Games Vail Pass 1/2 Marathon (1st Place)
Mount Ventoux, France Trail Race (1st Place)

                Male Mountain ROY
Sage Canaday
2nd place Chuckanut 50k (ultra/trail debut, got lost and ran an extra mile, fell and got 5 stitches)
Won Mt. Washington Road Race (fastest American time ever, became 2012 US Mountain Running Champ)
Won White River 50 (debut 50 miler on trails, broke Anton Krupicka's course record by 9 minutes)
4th place at Pikes Peak Ascent
12th place at World Mountain Running Championships 14km course in Italy (2nd for US team).
5th place at Jungfrau [Mountain] Marathon...leading the US mountain team to a 2nd place team finish.
2nd place at UROC 100km Ultra Race of Champions (debut at 62 miles).
Olympic Trials Marathon (2:18)
Jungfrau Marathon - Long-distance World Mountain Running Challenge 5th (led US team to 2nd place team finish)
Sage brought great enthusiasm to the mountain and trail scene. I believe he will continue to be a force in US mountain running.

                Male Masters Mountain ROY
Dave Dunham
Silver medal at the US Mountain running championships (Mount Washington) in the 45-49 age group
Top 45-49 finisher in the USATF New England Mountain running series
Top 45-49 finisher in the USATF New England Mountain running championships (Cranmore Mountain N. Conway, NH)
Top 45-49 finisher at Wachusett Mountain (MA)
Top 45-49 finisher at Pack Monadnock (NH)
Top 45-49 finisher (2nd place overall) at Mount Ascutney (VT)
Top 45-49 finisher (4th place overall) at Loon Mountain (NH)
Top 45-49 finisher at Sleepy Hollow Mountain race (VT) – also USATF NE trail running championship

In addition to Mountain running:
Gold medal at the US 10km trail championships (Continental Divide-Laurel Springs, NC) in the 45-49 age group
Bronze medal at the US masters outdoor track championships (Lisle, MO) in the 5,000 meters 45-49 age group
9th place in the 45-49 at the US Cross Country championships (St. Louis, MO)
1st place in the 45-49 at the Northeast USATF indoor track championships in the 5,000 meters (Providence, RI)
1st place in the 45-49 at the USATF NE indoor track championships in the 3,000 meters (Cambridge, MA)
2nd place in the 45-49 at the USATF NE 10 mile road championships (Amherst, MA)
3rd place in the 45-49 at the USATF NE ½ marathon road championships (New Bedford, MA)
2nd place in the 45-49 at the USATF NE 12km road championships (Bedford, NH)
3rd place in the 45-49 at the USATF NE 10km road championships (Newton, MA)
3rd place in the 45-49 at the USATF NE 5 mile road championships (Carver, MA)
7th place in the 45-49 at the USATF NE 5km road championships (Lowell, MA)
1st place (5th place overall) in the 45-49 at the New Hampshire 5km road championships (Portsmouth, NH)

                Male Ultra ROY
Mike Morton
Winning world 24 hour championships. Breaks American 24-hour record with 172-mile
Winning Badwater. 
Multiple sub 14 hour finishes and course records domestically.

                Male Master Ultra ROY
Roy Pirrung         
10-23-11, Tussey USATF 50-mile Championships, 1st 60-64.
3-3-12, Caumsett Park USATF 50K Championships, 1st 60-64.
3-31-12, Mad City 50K, 1st 60-64.
7-28-12, Burning River USATF 100-mile Trail Championships, 1st 60-64

                Female Ultra ROY & Female Master Ultra ROY
Connie Gardner
Gold Medal at the USA T&F 50 Mile National Championship (Same race Gold Medal for Masters)
1st place overall, Green Jewel 50K in 3:52 (First Masters)
1st place overall, J.C. Stone 50K in 3:53 (First Masters)
1st Place overall The North Face Mohican 100 Mile Endurance Run (First Masters)
Gold Medal at the USA T&F 100 Mile Trail National Championship (First Masters)
2nd Overall North Coast 24-Hour Endurance Run 142.3 Miles (USATF National championship)
Silver Medal IAU 24-Hour World Championship (American Record 149.3)
Gold Medal IAU 24-Hour World Championship (Womans Team)

              Female Trail ROY
Stevie Kremer
Accomplishments/Results/Reasons for Nomination:
Jungfrau Marathon, Schweiz Switzerland (World Championships) September 8, 2012 Place: 1st Time: 3:22:42
28th WMRA World Championships, Ponte di Legno Italy          September 2, 2012      Place: 7th          Time: 48:54
Sierre Zinal,  Switzerland   August 12, 2012            Place: 2nd           Time: 3:04:33     Type: 31k Mountain running race

Megan Kimmel
USA 10Km Trail Championship 1st CR
USA Half Marathon Championship 2nd (just 2 seconds behind 1st)
La Sportiva Mountain Cup Series winner for 4th consecutive year
She won all four races that she ran:           Don't Fence Me In 30K, Jemez Half Marathon, Rothrock Challenge 30K, Jupiter Peak 16 miler

               Male Trail ROY
Max King
Half Marathon Trail Champs 1st - June 10
USATF 50K Trail Champs 1st - Sept. 22
Xterra National Champs 1st - Sept. 23
Ultra Race Of Champions 100K 1st - Sept. 29
Gorge Waterfalls 50k 1st CR - Mar. 25
Horse Butte 10 mile 1st CR - Apr. 7
Siskiyou Out Back 1st CR - July 14
Transrockies 3-Day 1st - Aug. 14
Speedgoat 50k 2nd - July 28
Mountain Running Champs 7th - June 16
Zegama Marathon 16th - May 20
Other notable non-trail performances:
Olympic Trials Steeplechase 6th - June 26
Olympic Trials Marathon 19th - Jan. 14
Max has had such a positive influence on trail running. He always brings his joy of running
and especially being on the trails. I noted him to be supportive and involved with runners at
all levels as he interacts with everyone in the trail community. Max has also encourage
several elite road runners to try the mountain, ultra, and trail racing.

                Male Masters Trail ROY
Tim Van Orden
1st Master (6th overall) US Marathon Trail championships in Ashland, OR
1st Master (7th overall) US Half Marathon Trail Championships in Bend, OR
1st Master (6th overall) US 50k Trail Championships in Bend, OR
1st overall at Savoy Mountain Trail Race in Florida, MA
1st overall at Monroe, Dunbar Brook Trail Race in Monroe, MA
1st Master (5th overall) USATF Adirondack XC Championships in Saratoga, NY
1st overall at Dodge the Deer Trail Race in Schodack, NY
2nd overall at Merrimack River - 2 minute Masters Course Record
3rd overall - 3rd Master at USATF Masters XC Championships in Fairport, NY
12th Master at US XC champs in St. Louis
16th 40-44 at World Mountain Running Championships in Germany
1st overall at Constitution Hill snowshoe race in Lanesboro, MA
1st overall at Curly's Record Run snowshoe race in Pittsfield, MA
12th at World Snowshoe Championships in Quebec

            Female Masters Trail ROY
Julie Thomas
Gold medalist 40-49 at the US trail marathon championships (9th place overall)
Silver medalist 45-49 at the US trail 50km championships (8th place overall)


Greg said...

Congrats to you and TiVo!

double-d said...

Thanks! Great company to be in!!!

Mike Quintal said...

Chuckanut 50k, hehehe

GZ said...

Congrats Dave!