Kevin Eastler and Joanne Dow each had record setting performances
Sunday in winning the men's and women's races respectively at the
2006 USA Team Trials-IAAF World Race Walk Cup in Hauppauge, N.Y.
A heavy favorite after setting the U.S. 30 km record earlier this year,
Eastler won the men's 20 km race in a new course record time of 1 hour,
25 minutes, 15 seconds. 2004 Olympian and 2005 U.S. 20 km runner-
up John Nunn provided a strong challenge to Eastler and finished as
the runner-up in 1:25:30. Other members of the Team USA men's squad
for the 2006 IAAF World Cup May 13-14 in Coruna, Spain, include third
place finisher and two-time Olympian Tim Seaman (1:27:56), Matt
Boyles (4th-1:31:01) and Ben Shorey (5th-1:32:17).
2002 USA 20 km champion Joanne Dow also set a new course record
in winning the women's 20 km race in 1:34:47. U.S. record holder
Teresa Vaill was the runner-up in 1:35:41. The rest of the Team USA
women's roster for Spain will include Jolene Moore (3rd-1:37:07),
Amber Antonia (4th-1:38:05) and Deb Huberty (5th in 1:41.34).
In the Junior 10 km races, Katy Hayes posted a qualifying time for the
2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, China, as the first
American woman across the finish line in 50:32. In her debut at the 10
km distance, Heather Bulletti finished fourth overall and was the second
American across the line in 51:54. Le'ErinVoss punched her ticket for
Spain with her third place finish in 53.02.
Mike Kazmierczak was the top placing American and finished second
overall in the men's race in 48:52. The Vergara twins, Ricardo (2nd-
49:39) and Roberto (3rd-49:48) also will compete next month at the
For more information on the 2006 USA Team Trials - IAAF World Cup of
Race Walking, visit: www.walk-usa.com.