Mattie Suver (Asics) crushed the final 2k loop to win the 2016 US Cross Country Championships in dominating fashion in Bend, OR, on Saturday.
Suver opened up a 7-second lead on runner-up Amy Van Alstine and never looked back, winning her first US national title over the rugged 10k course, finishing in 36:38.
With the win, Suver punched her ticket for her eighth US national team, qualifying for the Pan American/NACAC Cup Cross Country Championships to be held in Caraballeda, Venezuela March 04. She picked up $4000 for the win, and another $1000 bonus for her acceptance of the Team USA spot.
On the men's side, Hillary Bor led the U.S. Army to the team title
with his 8th-place finish, with brother Emmanuel in 9th and brother Julius in 18th.