07/02/2022   El Cajon, CA (USA): 2022 USATF 20K Race Walk World Team Trials




The USA also had their selection in the 20km for the World Race Walking Team Championships which will take place next month in Muscat, Oman.
Yesterday, Sunday 6 February in the Cuyamaca College district in El Cajon, California (USA) Tim Seaman organized the 20,000m track events (for both men and women) and the 10,000m one reserved for the U20s.
20.000m track walk men
Ten athletes showed up at the departure set for 7:00 am.
Among them was Benjamin Thorne (CAN) bronze medal at the 2015 Beijing World Championships.
Thorne had no difficulty to win in 1:24:46.07 leaving almost 6 minutes the first of the Americans.
Second place to Nick Christie (USA) in 1:30:31.67 who three weeks ago on the Santee course, CA had obtained the victory and the qualification in the 35km.
Third place went to Samuel Allen (USA) in 1:30:43.43
We'd like to say a few words about Nick Christie who has competed like never before in the space of less than three months.
- 2021 Nov 14: Victory in Santee, CA on 35km of the USA Open 2021 in 2:52:49
- 2022 Dec 19: He gets the fourth place at the Irish Open (Bronze Label) always on the 35km in 2:38:16
- 2022 Jan 16: Victory the 35km of the USA Open 2022 in Santee, CA in 2:48: 48
- 2022 Feb 6: Victory the USA Trials 20km in El Cajon, CA in 1:30:31.67
Beyond the results obtained, three 35km races and a 20km race in three months is not everyday stuff.
20.000m track walk women
Four athletes at the start.
Victory to Katie Burnett (USA) in 1:44:02.38
Second place to Celina Lepe (USA) in 1:45:47.30
Third place to Anali Cisneros (USA) in 1:49:49.64
10.000m track walk U20 women
Victory to Angelica Harris (USA) in 50:44.37
Second place in Heater Durrant (USA) in 51:05.93
Third place to Adeline Johnson (USA) in 51:55.01
10.000m track walk U20 men
Victory to Ryan Allen (USA) in 51:39.97
Second place to Clayton Stoy (USA) in 52:42.74