USATF Officially Announces U20 XC Championship Roster

USA Track and Field on Tuesday officially announced its senior and junior teams for the IAAF World and U20 Cross Country Championships on March 30 in Aarhus, Denmark, and three high school athletes are headed internationally to compete. 

Fort Worth Christian's (TX) Carter Cheeseman, Katy Cinco Ranch's (TX) Heidi Nielson and Winona Cotter's Grace Ping (MN) were all announced as member's of Team USA's junior team. 

In 2017, the USA Junior team placed ninth in the boys race and 11th in the girls race.

The junior team will be coached by Katie McGregor and Dave Smith, while the senior team will be led by Melody Fairfield, a former Foot Locker Nationals winner and high school phenom, and Steve Plasencia. 

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USA Junior Boys Team

Shuaib AljabalyColdwater, Minnesota; Univ. of Wisconsin
Gabriel MudelNovi, Minnesota; Univ. of Michigan
Mieka Beaudoin-RousseauStanford, California; Stanford University
Charlie PerryStanford, California; Stanford University
Khalid HusseinPlymouth, Minnesota; Univ. of Minnesota
Carter CheesemanKeller, Texas; Fort Worth Christian High School 

USA Junior Girls Team

Nicole ClermontFranklin, Massachusetts; Boston College
Kayla SmithFalls Church, Virginia; Boston College
Riley RigdonBartlesville, Oklahoma; Oklahoma State Univ.
Grace PingWinnona, Minnesota; Cotter High School
Savannah ShawPittsburgh, Pennsylvania; North Carolina State Univ.
Heidi NielsonKaty, Texas; Track Houston Youth TC; Katy Cinco Ranch High School

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USA Senior Women's Team

Marielle HallPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Courtney FrerichsMundelein, Illinois
Karissa SchweizerUrbandale, Iowa
Stephanie BruceFlagstaff, Arizona
Sarah PaganoRingwood, New Jersey
Anne-Marie BlaneyRochester Hills, Michigan

USA Senior Men's Team

Shadrack KipchirchirColorado Springs, Colorado
Emmanuel BorColorado Springs, Colorado
Leonard KorirColorado Springs, Colorado
Hillary BorColorado Springs, Colorado
Stanley KebeneiColorado Springs, Colorado
Mason FerlicAnn Arbor, Michigan