Taylor Ewert Sets US U20 5K Race Walk Road Record

Taylor Ewert has added to her American U20 record collection due to her outstanding 23:07.07 winning effort in the 5K Race Walk event at the USA vs. Canada Junior Match this past week in Toronto.  

Ewert, who recently claimed 5K and 10K American junior race walk records on the track, did her work on the road this time.  She usurped the previous best of 23:44.00, which was set by Maria Michta-Coffey back in 2005.  Ewert's latest achievement earned her the distinction of USATF Athlete of the Week.    

The junior from Beavercreek also excels in cross country, the steeplechase and distance events.  Her stellar resume includes a tenth place showing in the 10K race walk at the IAAF World U20 Championships, a victory in the 2K steeplechase at New Balance Nationals Outdoor and a first place showing in the 3200 at the DI OATCCC Indoor Championship, among others.  The trio of accomplishments all took place in 2018. 

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