This past weekend, Lindsey Scherf finished fourth in a very competitive Gate River Run in Jacksonville, FL. This race represented the 2012 USATF 15km Road Championships. Janet Cherobon-Bawcom of Atlanta, GA won the race in 49:41 while Mo Trafeh won the men’s race in 43:23.
From the USATF recap:
Cherobon-Bawcom started quickly, but by the first mile (5:15) a pack of seven had separated themselves from the field. Along with Cherobon-Bawcom, Molly Huddle(Providence, R.I.), Lindsey Scherf (San Francisco, Calif.), Maegan Krifchin (Ithaca, N.Y.), Clara Grandt (Morgantown, W.V.), Alisha Williams (Colorado Springs, Colo.), and Adriana Nelson(Boulder, Colo.) were on a mission, bucking the wind together.
At three miles Huddle and Scherf moved to the front with Cherobon-Bawcom close behind. Scherf began to push the pace doing much of the work with the chase pack 22 seconds behind.
By four miles Cherobon-Bawcom, Scherf, Huddle and Krifchin were by themselves. At mile six Huddle and Cherobon-Bawcom pulled away from field and by the seventh mile the order of finish was set with Huddle (49:57), Krifchin (50:44) and Scherf (51:08) following.
Other Ivy alumni finishers include Zach Hine (16th – 46:09) and Catha Mullen (114th – 55:48).