Pagano, Balouris score for USA at World XC Championships in Uganda

results & photos

B.A.A. harriers Sarah Pagano and Elaina Balouris, both from Brighton, MA, placed for Team USA at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda, on Sunday.

Pagano met her goal of a top 30 finish taking that 30th spot overall, fourth for Team USA, which earned fifth place with 90 points - Kenya scored a perfect 20, going 1-2-3-4. Balouris was fifth of the six American women in 48th place over the 10 km course, run in mid-80 degree temperatures.

The US men took fifth with 78 points, just 6 out of a medal spot.