Crossroads Cross Country Coach Shows Off Skills At National Meet

Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013, 7:00:00 AM

Dennis Freeman

Crossroads cross country coach David Olds comes in second place at the USATF National Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon.
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Crossroads cross country coach David Olds comes in second place at the USATF National Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon.

Crossroads cross country coach David Olds still have a few tread

marks left in those tires. He proved as much when he competed at the recent USATF

National Club Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon, an annual meet that features

the top cross country clubs and runners from all over the nation. 

More than 100

teams and over 1,200 participants converged on Bend to see who would be the

best at their age bracket is. Olds, representing the Cal Coast Track Club, competed

in the Masters Men’s 10k race, where he finished 2nd overall in the men’s

50+ race.

 Olds was beaten out for the top spot by teammate Jeff Ambos, who

finished the race with a time of 36 minutes and 41 seconds. Olds wasn’t too far

from his club buddy, hitting the finish line in 36 minutes and 56 seconds. Led

by Ambos and Olds, the Cal Coast Track Club took first place overall to claim

the national championships. 

Olds and his

teammates was awarded prize money and medals for their achievements. Olds was

part of a six man team competing at the national championships.

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