Amy Cragg

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Amy Cragg
Cragg LA16.jpg
Personal information
Born (1984-01-21) January 21, 1984 (age 34)
Long Beach, California
Residence Portland, Oregon
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 100 lb (45 kg)
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 10,000 metres, Marathon
College team Arizona State University
Club Nike/Bowerman Track Club
Turned pro 2007
Coached by Jerry Schumacher
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1500 m: 4:22.97
3000 m: 8:58.21
5000 m: 15:14.31
10000 m: 31:10.69
Half marathon: 1:08:27
Marathon: 2:21:42

Amy Cragg (née Hastings, born January 21, 1984) is an American track and field athlete, specializing in long distance running events. She is the 2015 American champion in the Marathon, the 2012 American champion in the 10,000 meters, and a qualifier for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Early career[edit]

Hastings went to high school at Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, Kansas. During her career, she captured three state titles on the track and won the state cross country championships.[1]

She was an Arizona State University teammate of Desiree Davila, the qualifying second-place finisher in that same race. Running for ASU, Hastings had been the 2005 NCAA Indoor Champion in the 5000 meters. Amy earned her first All-American honor at 2003 NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship in 25th place.[2] Hastings ranks as one of the all-time greats to pass through the ranks in the Maroon and Gold, earning seven All-America honors for track and field and three for cross country. Her 10 total All-America honors rank her second in ASU history. Hastings was the 2006 NCAA Champion at 5,000-meters NCAA Women's Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.[3]

International competition[edit]

Amy Hastings Cragg trained in Providence, Rhode Island, with Kim Smith and Molly Huddle under the guidance of Coach Ray Treacy until November 2015.

Sponsored by Brooks, 2011 was her breakthrough year. She knocked 34 seconds off her previous results in the 5000 meters, to become runner up at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 15:14.31. The results of that race also qualified her for the 2011 IAAF World Championships, where she qualified for the final.[4][5]

2011 was also the year she tried her first marathon, at the Los Angeles Marathon. Her second-place finish in 2:27:03 made her the eighth fastest American.[6]

Amy Cragg winning the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon

In 2012, she finished in fourth place in the United States Marathon Olympic Trials.

"I cried about it probably every day for a month. But at the same time, every single day it was getting back into it and going to work and trying to recover and doing everything right to prepare myself for this day."[7]

She won the 10,000 meters at the 2012 US Olympic Trials. At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, Hastings was able to stay with the lead group of East Africans until the 18 minute mark before falling back to finish 11th in 31:10, roughly 50 seconds behind the gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba.

In the 10,000 m at the 2013 World Championship in Moscow, Russia, Hastings finished 14th in 32:51.19.[8] Hastings announced she will run New York Marathon in November and will focus on the distance in future world events.[9] Hastings finished 20th in 2013 New York City Marathon in 2:42:50.[10]

On July 4, 2014, Hastings won the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, GA with a time of 32:16. The race also served as the 10,000 meter National Championship.[11]

On October 12 at the 2014 Chicago Marathon, Amy Hastings finished fifth in 2:27:03.[12]

On March 14, 2015 Amy won USA title by 32 seconds at USA Track and Field 15 km championship in Jacksonville, Florida with a time of 50:18.[13][14]

On June 25, 2015, Amy finished 4th in 10,000 meters in 32:03.95 at 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

On 7 September 2015, Amy placed 14th at USA 20K Championship during the New Haven Road Race in 1:11:22.[15]

On 13 February 2016, Amy placed first at the US Olympic Marathon Trials, finishing in 2:28:20 on a warm day in Los Angeles.[16]

On August 14, 2016, Cragg placed 9th at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's marathon in 2:28:25.

On August 6, 2017, Cragg placed 3rd at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London, United Kingdom, in 2:27:18.[17]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
2003 World Cross Country Championships Lausanne, Switzerland 20th Junior race 22.34
2008 World Cross Country Championships Edinburgh, Scotland 62nd Senior race 28:18
2009 World Half Marathon Championships Birmingham, England 32nd Half marathon 1:13:20
2010 World Cross Country Championship Bydgoszcz, Poland 25th Senior race 26:20
2011 Los Angeles Marathon Los Angeles, California 2nd Marathon 2:27:03
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 15th 5000 m 15:56.06
2012 Olympic Games London, England 11th 10,000 m 31:10.69
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 14th 10,000 m 32:51.19
New York City Marathon New York, New York 20th Marathon 2:42:50
2014 Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois 5th Marathon 2:27:03
2016 Rio Olympic Marathon Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 9th Marathon 2:28:25
2017 World Championships London, UK 3rd Marathon 2:27:18

USA National Championships[edit]

Road[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2009 USA 20 km Championships New Haven, Connecticut 5th 20 km 1:08:58
USA 5 km Championships Providence, Rhode Island 9th 5 km 16:11
2010 USA Half Marathon Championships Houston, Texas 3rd Half marathon 1:11:19
USA 15 km Championships Jacksonville, Florida 8th 15;km 51:55
USA 7 Mile Championships Davenport, Iowa 2nd 7 Mile 38:33
USA 20 km Championships New Haven, Connecticut 7th 20 km 1:09:52
2011 USA Half Marathon Championships Duluth, Minnesota 7th Half marathon 1:14:07
2012 US Olympic Trials Houston, Texas 4th Marathon 2:27:17
2014 USA 10 km Championships Atlanta, Georgia 1st 10 km 32:16
USA 7 Mile Championships Davenport, Iowa 7th 7 Mile 38:27
USA 20 km Championships New Haven, Connecticut 2nd 20 km 1:08:54
2015 USA 15 km Championships Jacksonville, Florida 1st 15 km 50:18
USA 20 km Championships New Haven, Connecticut 14th 20 km 1:11:22
2016 US Olympic Trials Los Angeles, California 1st Marathon 2:28:20

Track and Field[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2003 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships Palo Alto, California 1st 5000 m 16:28.60
2006 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships [18] Indianapolis, Indiana 15th 5000 m 16:22.82
2007 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships [19] Indianapolis, Indiana 9th 5000 m 16:08.71
2008 US Olympic Trials[20] Eugene, Oregon 14th 10,000 m 33:37.52
14th 5000 m 16:07.03
2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships [21] Eugene, Oregon 6th 10,000 m 32:56.20
10th 5000 m 15:52.37
2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships [22] Des Moines, Iowa 5th 10,000 m 32:49.07
2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 2nd 5000 m 15:14.31
2012 US Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 1st 10,000 m 31:58.36
2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, IA 4th 10,000 m 32:31.28
2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 4th 10,000 m 32:03.95

Cross country[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2008 USA Cross Country Championships San Diego, California 8th Senior race 27:12
2010 USA Cross Country Championships Spokane, Washington 3rd Senior race 26:06

NCAA championships[edit]

Outdoor Track and Field[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing Arizona State
2005 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California &
10,000 m DNF[23]
2006 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 4th 10,000 m 33:41.18[24]
2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 4th 10,000 m 33:08.27[25]

Indoor track and field[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing Arizona State
2004 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 11th 5000 m 16:24.58[26]
2005 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 5th 5000 m 16:06.62[27]
2006 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 19th 3000 m 9:42.55[28]
NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 1st 5000 m 15:51.63[28]
2007 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 6th 3000 m 9:19.31[29]
NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 4th 5000 m 15:52.10[29]

Cross country[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing Arizona State
2002 NCAA Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, Indiana 92nd 21:14.3[30]
2003 NCAA Cross Country Championships Waterloo, Iowa 25th 20:32.9[31]
2004 NCAA Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, Indiana 22nd 20:56.9[32]
2005 NCAA Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, Indiana 13th 20:09.0[33]

References[edit]

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