U.S.A. Track & Field is looking for some junior cross country runners to represent their country. RBR heartily endorses opportunities like this for young up and coming athletes to learn about racing and traveling around the country and the world!
USA Track & Field will be offering three upcoming USA National Cross Country Team Opportunities for Junior-aged athletes (Under age 20 during 2013) during the early part of 2013; there are also opportunities for senior (over 20) aged athletes on each of these teams:
Jan 5 — BUPA Great Edinburgh International Team Challenge (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Jan 26 — NACAC Cross Country Championships (Jamaica)
March 24 — IAAF World Cross Country Championships (Bydgoszcz, Poland)
More detailed qualifying and meet information for the juniors is detailed on the USATF Website, but in short: the Edinburgh and NACAC junior teams will be selected based upon performances during Fall 2012 events such as NCAA Championships, Foot Locker, and NXN meets (Collegiate athletes redshirting their Fall 2012 season will also be considered; Fall 2012 performances will need to be provided).
Senior (over age 20) athletes will select themselves for the the Edinburgh and NACAC senior teams by their finish at the Dec 8 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Lexington, KY
Athletes will select themselves onto both the junior and senior teams for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships by their finish at the Feb. 2 USA Cross Country Championships.
To be considered for either the Edinburgh or NACAC junior national teams, the athlete (or their coach) must send their name, date of birth, Fall 2012 performances (NCAA, Foot Locker, NXN national and regional-qualifying performances preferred, but the selection committee will review all information), plus athlete’s phone number and email, and clearly indicate whether they wish to be considered for Edinburgh, NACAC, or both events,
Email to both:
Mike Scott (USATF Cross Country Council)firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Estes (USATF National Office)Jim.Estes@usatf.org