Cristiana Frumuz


Cristiana Frumuz, Monica Florea Take Titles at Romanian Cross Championships

Cristiana Frumuz took her first national title of the year on Saturday, winning the senior women’s title at Romania’s national cross-country championships over an 8,000m course in Botosani. 22 year-old Liliana Danci, who will make her marathon debut next month, took the runner-up spot, followed by two other women supported by our Romanian development program: Elena Moaga (3rd) and Alina Boholtan (4th).

The 6,000m junior women’s race was won by Madalina Florea, who stepped up last year to the international level with a great 7th-place finish in the finals of the 5,000m at the IAAF World Junior Championships. From our development program, Cristina Negru (2nd) and Ionela Dinca (3rd) made it a clean sweep of the podium.

 

 

 

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Romanian National Cross-Country Championships

Luminita Achim, Anca BuneaLiliana Danci, Ionela Dinca, Madalina FloreaCristiana Frumuz, Dana Loghin

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19th SPAR European Cross Country Championships

Cristiana Frumuz (adidas), Louise Damen (adidas)

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Florea, Frumuz Both Take 7th in Their Legs of Chiba International Ekiden

Madalina Florea (adidas) and Cristiana Frumuz (adidas) both placed 7th in their respective sections of today’s 2012 Chiba International Ekiden in Japan, helping Romania place 10th among the 15 invited international teams. In cold, rainy, and very unpleasant race conditions, 19 year-old Madalina ran 16:21 for the 5km second leg of the race, temporarily moving Team Romania into 9th place. Anchoring the race with the 7.195 km final 6th leg, Cristiana ran a very solid 24:32, passing runners from Australia and Norway to carry Romania from 12th to 10th at the finish line in 2:13:41 for the 42.195 km distance. It was the second-fastest result ever for Romania since the Chiba organizers switched the ekiden format to a mix of three men and three women per team, just two seconds slower than their 2011 result of 2:13:39, despite today’s rough weather.

Madalina and Cristiana are both part of the adidas Romania Development Program managed by Boulder Wave.

The Japan Running News blogspot carries a very thorough article on the race today.

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Florea, Frumuz Set to Run Chiba International Ekiden

Monica Madalina Florea (adidas) and Cristiana Frumuz (adidas) of our adidas Romanian Development Program are set to run this morning’s (Friday, Japan time) Chiba International Ekiden in Japan. 19 year-old Florea, who broke through this summer with a 7th-place finish in the 5,000m at the IAAF World Junior Championships, will run the 5 km 2nd leg of the 42.195 km event; and Frumuz, who won the Romanian Half-Marathon Championship this autumn in a two-minute PB of 73:39, will take the 7.195 km anchor leg.

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IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships

Cristiana Frumuz (adidas), Rene Kalmer (Nedbank/adidas), Adriana Nelson (ASICS)

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Paula Todoran, Cristiana Frumuz, Madalina Florea Qualify for European Cross

A strong contingent of women out of our adidas Romania Development Program competed at Saturday’s Cupa Romanei Cros meeting in Baile-Felix, Romania, which doubled as the selection race for this winter’s SPAR European Cross-Country Championships. Paula Todoran (CSM Zalau) and Cristiana Frumuz (CSU Galati) locked in spots on the team with their 4th and 5th place finishes, respectively. Right behind them Elena Moaga (CS Pandurii Trgu-Jiu) took 6th and Alina Petrescu (CS Rapid Bucuresti) 7th, with Roxana Duta (CS Unirea Alba Iulia) in 12th and Alina Boholtan (CS Unirea Alba Iulia) 15th.

In the 4-kilometer junior women’s race, Madalina Florea (CSS Sighisoara) took second place, also thereby earning a spot for the European Championships.

And the one of our program’s new athletes, Liliana Danci (CS Olimpia Bucuresti), won the 6-kilometer youth title.

The 2011 SPAR European Cross-Country Championships will be held in Velenje, Slovenia, on December 11th. Before that, Paula and Cristiana will also represent Romania at the Chiba International Ekiden in Japan on November 23rd.

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