Dec | 11
Brooks Athletes

Hansons-Brooks Women Win Club Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project (ODP) women’s team! Over the weekend, they captured the U.S. Club Cross Country Championships team title, returning to the top of the long distance running charts.

The Hansons-Brooks women sent a tight pack soaring across the finish line in second, third and fourth places led by newcomer Chelsea Blaase. She finished the 6-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 49 seconds just ahead of teammates Olivia Pratt (19:50) and Anne-Marie Blaney (19:51).

On the men’s side, Ian La Mere, also new to the team this year, captured the individual cross country crown finishing the 10-kilometer course in 29 minutes, 10 seconds. Teammate Ryan Mahalsky finished third overall in 29:14. The men placed third as a team. 

With a healthy mix of veteran athletes and newcomers only months into their professional careers, the Hansons’ win lends added meaning to the group’s team approach.

The following men and women donned the Hansons-Brooks red and yellow on the course in Lexington, Ky., today:


  • Chelsea Blaase
  • Anne-Marie Blaney
  • Melanie Brender
  • Cally Macumber
  • Olivia Pratt
  • Rachele Schulist


  • Bobby Curtis
  • Brendan Gregg
  • Ian La Mere
  • Trent Lusignan
  • Ryan Mahalsky
  • Caleb Rhynard


Congrats to the women’s team and to Ian on his individual win!

About Derek
I’m a runner, a writer, and a shoe lover who enjoys morning coffee, travel, singing in the car, and getting legitimately lost on trail runs. Three things I can’t live without: bubble tea, Fridays, and my Brooks PureFlow’s.

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