Once again Ron Salvio invited America's best race walkers to the heart of the Pine Barrens in Whiting, New Jersey. This year the weather was picture perfect. Sunny, no wind and 40-50 degrees for most of the races. The stakes were high. For the open men and women, the top five American finishers would win a berth on the USA Pan America Cup Race Walking team scheduled to compete in Arica, Chile May 9th – May 11th. In addition, the top three junior men and women would also win berths. All berths are subject to minimum time standards.
In addition, the USATF Masters National 20km championships and the USATF NJ 20km Championships were held simultaneously.
Chavez continues in 5th.
Anthony Peters is in complete control of the Junior men's race.
Michta-Coffey and Corvera start lapping the field as they pass Kelsey Jordan.
At 6250m Christie takes control and passes Stroupe.
Nunn, still walking smoothly, trails by a mere 3 seconds.
Seaman continues to walk her own race.
Rebounding from an off race in Japan, Melville is looking as strong as ever.
Stevens continues to impress on her comeback trail.
Burnett, trails Stevens by about 12 seconds.
Christie starting to pull away.