Thirty-nine of the top off-road runners in the United States have been named to the 2022 U.S. Mountain & Trail Running Team scheduled to compete at the inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships November 4-6 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

Among them are STEENS MT. RUNNING CAMP’S Asst. Camp Director, Max King, former Steens HS camper, Camp counselor and current Steens clinician, Samantha (Sam) Lewis and former Steens Camper from S. Medford HS, Michael Maiorano.

40K Trail Running Team

Saturday, November 5th (7:30 AM) – Among those Racing in the 40 km trail race with 2777 meters of climbing will be:

Max King (Bend, OR) – Perhaps trail running’s most versatile athlete, Max is the 2011 World Mountain Running Champion, 2014 IAU 100K World Champion and bronze medalist at the 2016 NACAC Cross Country Championships / Pan American Cross Country Cup. Max punched his ticket to Thailand by winning the 2022 Breakneck Point Trail Marathon. Just over 1 year ago, at age 41, Max finished 2nd at the USATF Mountain Running Championship.

Mountain Running Team

Among those racing Sunday, November 6 (9:45 AM)  in the 11.2 km up/down mountain race with 475 meters of climbing will be:

Samantha Lewis (Moscow, ID) – Samantha finished 5th at the 2022 USATF Mountain Running Championships and is the 2019 USATF Half Marathon Trail Champion. She finished 29th at the 2019 World Mountain Running Championships in Argentina and has been a regular top finisher at USATF Mountain Running Championships and sub-ultra-distance USATF Trail Championships.

U20 Mountain Running Team

Sunday, November 6 (8:00 AM) –  Among those Racing in the 6.4 km Up/Down U20 Mountain Race with 225 meters of climbing will be:

Michael Maiorano (Medford, OR) – Michael attends Gonzaga University and has a 5K cross country PR of 14:48, has run 4:06 for 1600 meters and is a Stumptown Twilight Elite 3200 Meter race winner in 8:51.3.

I guess this means you three are going to miss the OSAA State Cross Country Championships at Lane CC! 😉

Good Luck from all of us at STEENS!