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Mid-Atlantic had twenty members and four clubs travel to Lake Placid, NY for the USATF Mountain Running Championships. Whiteface Mountain was the site of the Alpine Skiing events at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Games and is the home to the biggest vertical drop (3000 feet) of any ski area in the Northeast U.S.  The race distance was 6.4 miles and with the course ascending over 3000 feet in just 2.8 miles and then descending the mountain over the final 3.6 miles (including two 2500-foot climbs), the race wasn’t for the faint of heart!

Mid-Atlantic runners earned several Age group and Club awards:

  • Rosemont Running Club won the men’s open team division
  • Rosemont Running Club won the men’s master’s team division 
  • Rosemont Running Club placed 2nd in the men’s masters 50+ team division
  • Abby Dean, Greater Philadelphia Track Club – 3rd women’s 50-54
  • Pete Lobianco, Pike Creek Valley Running Club – 2nd men’s 40-45
  • Steve Templin, Rosemont Running Club – 2nd men’s 45-49
  • Eddie Kraftchisin, Rosemont Running Club – 2nd men’s 50-54
  • Greg Cauller, Pike Creek Running Club – 1st men’s 60-64