Click to Shop
Team
September 16, 2014

Meet the Oiselle Team "Standard Chasers"

Kristin Metcalf

The Olympic Trials marathon standard is a great way to track how much women's distance running has improved in the US since the first women's Olympic marathon in 1984 (Joan Benoit!). In 1984 there was only one standard: the A standard, at 2:51:16, which 267 US women ran. This chart is a great guide of each Olympic year since then.

USATF sets the standard each cycle to account for the increase in depth of women's marathon running. During this current cycle, the standards are the toughest they have ever been. The following guidelines are from USATF:

qualifying-guidelines-call-out.jpg

standard-megan.jpg

GUIDELINES

  1. Athletes must meet the "B" standard in order to enter the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon event. 
  2. The qualifying mark must be made on a USATF certified course, in an event Sanctioned by USA Track & Field or a member federation of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The course must be USATF/IAAF/AIMS certified with an action course certification and have an elevation loss no greater than 3.25 meters/km. All course configurations will be accepted (no minimum separation). 
  3. The qualifying standards must be met from August 1, 2013 until 30 days prior to the designated Olympic Trials race. 
  4. All qualifying performances are subject to verification. 
  5. "Gun" time is the only acceptable method of timing. Chip/net times cannot be used for qualifying. Consideration may be given to "chip/tag" times for competitors with "gun" times extremely close to the above qualifying standards. 
  6. Athletes meeting the "A" standard will be providing funding support. 

WINDOW
August 1, 2013 until 30 days prior to the designated Olympic Trials race.

TIMES
Event                    "A"                         "B"

Marathon            2:37:00                  2:43:00

Half Marathon                                   1:15:00 

With the extreme talent on Oiselle Team, it is no surprise that many women are chasing the US Olympic Trials - Marathon Qualifying Standard this year. They have been crushing PRs throughout summer in gearing up for what wil be an exciting Fall. We'll be following their races throughout the season and will update the list below each time a new qualifying standard is met. Meet the Oiselle "Standard Chasers!"

standard-chasers-call-out_0.jpg

standard-kara.jpg

NAME

GOAL RACE

DATE

TUNE UP RACE

GOAL RACE TIME

Heather Lieberg

Twin Cities Marathon - 2:34.08**

10/5/14

 

 

Andie Cozzarelli

Monumental Half - 1:13:49*

TBD

Philly Rock 'N' Roll Half - 1:16.30

Sub 1:13

Kara Goucher

New York City Marathon - 2:37:03*

11/2/14

Philly Rock 'N' Roll Half - 1:11.40*

 

Megan Rolland

Big Sur Half Marathon - 1:21:47

11/16/14

Barber to Boise 10K - 35:10

Sub 1:15

Allison Maxson

Chicago Marathon - 2:39:16*

10/12/14

Ventura Half Marathon - 1:15:57

 

Heidi Greenwood

Chicago Marathon - 2:42:22*

10/12/14

 

 

Kelsey Markham

Chicago Marathon - 2:55:58

10/12/14

Philly Half Marathon (11/23)

 

Shaluinn Fullove

California International Marathon

12/9/14

   

Jen Bigham

California International Marathon

12/10/14

The Great Race 10k - 34:44
EQT Pittsburgh 10 miler (11/9/14)

Full - 2:41

Ashley Evans

Indianapolis Marathon - 2:57:42

11/1/14

 

Goal: 2:43

Melissa Gacek

Lakefront Milwaukee Marathon

2:54

10/5/14

MDRA Victory 5k/10K - 37:04 & 18:52

Sub 2:49

A Goal: 2:44 to 2:46
B Goal: 2:46 to 2:48

Kristine Burgess

Grandma's Marathon

6/20/15

Chicago Marathon - 2:56:25  

Kayla Evans

USA Half Championships

1/18/15

Big Sur Half Marathon 

Half - 1:18

Caitlin Comfort

USA Half Championships

1/18/15

USATF XC

 

Kara Foster

USA Half Championships

1/18/15

Big Sur Half Marathon - 1:14:30*

Sub 1:15

Asher Henry

USA Half Championships

1/18/15

USA 20K Championships - 1:20.06
Subaru Distance Classic (11/27/2014)

Sub 1:19

**A Standard met.
*B Standard met. 

You Might Also Like

Post World Championships with Kerri Gallagher

"This has been an incredible experience on so many...

#WhereIFly - Introducing Oiselle x Sarah Attar

We can’t deny that running offers us a powerful...