Madalina Florea


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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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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Madalina Florea takes 7th in World Juniors 5000m with new PB

Madalina Florea (adidas) ran an impressive 7th in a new PB of 16:08.07 in tonight’s 5000m final at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona. A member of our adidas Boulder Wave Romanian Development Project, Madalina ran the best time of her career by twelve seconds while also finishing as second European in the race. 17-year old Anca Bunea, who joined our program this past winter, took 17th in her first world championship race.

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Madalina Florea Qualifies for World Junior Championships!

Madalina Florea (adidas/CSS Sighisoara) of our adidas-Boulder Wave Romania Development project won the women’s 5,000m in Bucharest this weekend in a 16-second PB of 16:20.97. The win and the time gain her qualification for this summer’s IAAF World Junior Championships, which will be held in Barcelona from July 10th – 15th. Anca Maria Bunea (adidas/CSS Medias/CS Unire) of our  program took 2nd place in a 16:27.92 PB, while Ionela Dinca (adidas/CSU Craiova) won the 10,000m in an 18-second PB of 36:11.32.

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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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