2004 Olympians Colleen De Reuck and Tim Broe were victorious in the women's 8 km and men's 4 km races respectively, yesterday at the first day of the 2005 USA Cross Country Championships at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington State.
The winner of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Women's Marathon Team Trials in St. Louis, De Reuck captured her second consecutive women's long course title.
"I just had a long break after the Olympics to make my injuries better before I started training again," De Reuck said. "The course became a bit muddy and that made it more of a strength race."
Open Women's 8 km
1. Colleen De Reuck (27:24), 2. Jen Rhines (27:44), 3. Blake Russell (27:54)
In the men's Open 4 km championship, 2004 Olympian Tim Broe recaptured the title he won in 2001 and 2002 with a narrow win over two-time USA short course winner Adam Goucher.
Open Men's 4 km
1. Tim Broe (11:37), 2. Adam Goucher (11:39), 3. Donald Sage (11:40)
Junior Women's 6 km
1. Liz Pasciuto (21:50), 2. Erin Bedell (22:03), 3. Jennifer Barringer (22:05).