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USATF Minnesota Names Dakotah Lindwurm,Danny Docherty LDR Open Runners of the Year

USA Track & Field Minnesota has named Minnesota Distance Elite athletes Dakotah Lindwurm and Danny Docherty its Long Distance Running 2019 Open Runners of the Year.  The awards were presented at the Association’s annual Award Celebration on March 7.

Last year, Lindwurm debuted in the marathon – finishing fourth at Grandma’s Marathon and then second at the Twin Cities Marathon - and qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials which were held in Atlanta in February.  During 2019, she finished fifth in the USA 25k Championships and set personal bests on the roads in the 5k (16:21) 10k (33:42), 20k (1:12:14) half marathon (1:13:39), 25k (1:28:01), and marathon (2:32:49).

Docherty also qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials by making his debut in the distance at the Houston Marathon in 2:18:27 and then finishing third at the Twin Cities Marathon with a time of 2:15:55.  He also finished seventh at the USA 25k Championships with a time of 1:17:12 and posted a personal best in the half marathon of 1:03:47 to place sixth at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

USA 15k Championships - Results

Dhru Patel was 10th with a time of 45:10 and Breanna Sieracki placed 13th in 51:42 at the USATF 15k Championships which were held in conjunction with the Gate River Run in Jacksonville on March 7.  Both runners made their debut in the distance and were also making their first appearance at the 15k Championships.

Next up for Patel and Sieracki will be the outdoor track season as they focus their attention on obtaining qualifying marks for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track Trials that will be held in Eugene in June.  Patel will run the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational in early April and Sieracki will open her track season in mid-April at the Mt. SAC Relays in the 5000 meters.

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