The Atlanta Track Club masters menâ€™s teams dominated at the 2011 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships on Saturday, December 10, 2011 in Seattle. With over 350 runners finishing the 40+ race, this was by the deepest masters field of the year.
The ATCâ€™s 40+ menâ€™s squad won the team competition with a historic low of 22 points, 50 points better than the second place Greater Springfield Harriers.Â The ATCâ€™s Malcolm Campbell claimed first place overall in the menâ€™s 40+ event with a time of 32:13.Â Other stellar performances from the ATC menâ€™s 40+ team included Chad Newton with his 3rd place overall finish (3rd in the 40-44 AG) in 32:25, Eric Stabbâ€™s 5th place overall finish in 32:52, Robin Rogersâ€™ 6th place overall finish in 33:15 and Kristian Blaichâ€™s 7th place overall finish (3rd in the 45-49 AG) in 33:28. Rounding out the ATC master's menâ€™s 40+ team were Michael Strickland, Ken Wempe and Steve Wilcox.
The masters menâ€™s 60+ squad also brought home a victory for the Atlanta Track Club, edging out second place team, the Bolder Road Runners, by six points.Â Scoring runners were Mike Wien in 3rd place with a time of 39:28, Kirk Larson in 5th place with a time of 39:53 and Jerry Learned in 6th place with a time of 39:58.Â Bill Moore and Vasan â€śPoohâ€ť Neovakul rounded out the rest of the 60+ team.
The ATCâ€™s 50+ menâ€™s masters team of John Tuttle, Jeff Dundas, Ken Youngers, Gary Droze, Phil Richey, Jim Bitsko, John Kissane and Alfie Cronin also had a strong team showing at the championships finishing in 3rd place in the 50+Â team competition.Â Â
Also representing the Atlanta Track Club at the 2011 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships were the ATC menâ€™s open, womenâ€™s open, womenâ€™s 40+ and womenâ€™s 50+ teams.Â Full results from the 2011 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships can be found here.