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August 17, 2021
Niagara trio compete at Mountain Running Championships in Oregon
2021 USATF Mountain Running Championships
were held on Sunday (15-Aug) in Mt. Hood, Oregon. The race started at 3,600 feet above sea level at the Mt Hood Ski Bowl Resort and then climbed to 5000 feet, the high point, and then descended back to the start area. The race served as the qualifying event for the 2022 World Mountain and Running Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand February 10-13, 2022.
Three USATF Niagara members competed in the championships. Recent California transplant,
, 23, finished 11th running
over the 6 mile course. Coppi, who ran for Furman University in South Carolinia, recently relocated to Syracuse. 2019 Niagara Runner of the Year,
, 29, of Ithaca finished just 20 second later in 15th place.
, 40, of Dansville finished 41st overall and fifth in the masters 40-44 division. His time was 49:17. The men's race was won by Joseph Gray of Colorado in a time of 39:36.