The BRC/adidas trio of Ali Williams, Mattie Suver and Brianne Nelson all rocked in Boston today at the Tuft’s 10k for Women.
Williams and Suver, both of Colorado Springs, along with Nelson, from Golden, took 2nd place in the Team Division of the stacked race, narrowly missing the team victory taken by Team USA Arizona.
The trio had a pack time of only 12 seconds over the 10k distance, with Williams leading the way in 7th place, finishing in 33:05, followed by Suver in 33:15 (9th) and Nelson in 10th clocking 33:17.
The three, all part of the American Distance Project, have made a splash on the national and international running scene in recent months. Suver was last year’s USATF Club Cross Country individual champion, recently took the win in New York’s Cow Harbor 10k, and was awarded the Road’s Scholar award earlier this month for best American performer on the national road racing circuit. Williams was last year’s Cal International Marathon Champion in the midst of a hurricane, and went on to clock a world-leading time of 15:09 on the track last March. She looked poised to make the World’s team in Moscow before being felled with injury, but has clearly rounded back into form. Nelson is also on the rebound from a hiatus on the sidelines, but was runner-up individually to Suver at last year’s Club Cross Country Championships before a spectacular spring on the track and roads, where she set a PR in the 10k (32:33) and went on to place 5th at the US 20k Championships.
Look for these three to lead the BRC/adidas team at December’s Club Cross Country Championships!