Elise Cranny Sweeps Distance At The USATF Outdoor Champs

The 2023 USATF Outdoor Championships did not disappoint with numerous Colorado natives representing the field.

We saw not one, not two, but six championship titles claimed by Colorado alumni across the board this past weekend in Eugene.

Elise Cranny was a big highlight among the Colorado entries, as she dominated the distance events. She swept both the women's 5k as well as the 10k. The Niwot alumni clocked 14:52.66 in the 5k and 32:12.30 in the 10k.

To no surprise, Anna Hall continued on with her dominance in the heptathlon to claim another U.S. title. The Valor Christian alumni scored 6,677 points to earn the victory. Clocking 2:10.87, her 800 meter performance secured her the win.

Woody Kincaid claimed his second U.S. title in the men's 10k. The Columbine alumni ran a time of 28:23.01. Kincaid also competed in the men's 5k, placing ninth with a time of 13:30.84.

Valarie Allman, a Silver Creek alumni, threw 67.66m (222-0), claiming her the victory in the women's discus.

Emma Coburn competed in the 3k steeplechase. The Crested Butte alumni led into the bell lap and nearly had the win, running a season best time of 9:13.60 to place second and secure her spot on team USA.

Cole Sprout, another Valor Christian alumni, competed in both the men's 5k and 10k. He came back off injury to place 16th in the 5k, clocking 13:42.43, and 8th in the 10k with a time of 28:39.

Tavon Underwood competed in the 400 as well, running 46.06 in the prelims of the USA Outdoor Championships. He also competed in the U20 division of the 200, running 21.36. 

Giavonna Meeks and Agur Dwol represented the U20 division.

Meeks, a Northfield alumni, threw 60.70m (199-2) in the U20 women's hammer to secure the victory. Dowl competed in the U20 women's triple jump - the Mullen alumni also placed first, jumping 12.87m (42-2.75).