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Return to the Oval: 2016 Outdoor Track Schedule

Mar 29, 2016

Kristin Metcalf
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We are back at it folks, one of my favorite times of the year...outdoor track season! This time of the year feels a little bit like our country’s weather has a split personality. Little Wing's been posting pics of the major snow hitting Boulder, and yet in our neck of the woods the tulips are blooming and an occasional sixty degree day sneaks in here and there. Tank tops and Mac Rogas anyone? What we're all yearning for is being trackside in the sunshine cheering on our Olympic hopefuls!

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With each weekend bringing fast track meets, the anticipation of the Trials in July will be building all spring. This last weekend, outdoor track season began for a few of our elites: Hammer thrower, Britney Henry, opened at the Aztec Invite in San Diego. Erin Osment, 18th place marathon trials finisher, started off her pursuit of a 10k Trials qualifier with a 5k rust buster at the Raleigh Relays paced by Andie Cozzarelli. This coming weekend I am excited to be heading to the Stanford Invite where eight of our women will be racing! And so it begins, the 2016 outdoor track season:

FIRST UP: STANFORD INVITE

4/1: Stanford Invite - Palo Alto, CA

Friday
3k steeple – Mel Lawrence & Jordan Hamric
1500m – Rebecca Tracy & Laura Carlyle
5k – Sasha Gollish, Jamie Cheever & Marisa Howard
10k – Stephanie Bruce

Saturday
800m – Rebecca Tracy & Dom Jackson

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WHAT'S NEXT: UPCOMING TRACK MEETS

4/14-4/16: Brooks Mt Sac Relays
4/14-4/16: Oregon Relays
4/22-4/23: Virginia Challenge
4/23-4/24: Brutus Hamilton
4/27-4/30: Drake Relays
4/28-4/30: Penn Relays
5/1: Payton Jordan Invitational
5/7: Oregon Twilight
5/15: Portland Twilight
5/20: Hoka Distance Classic
5/21: Tucson Elite
5/27-5/28: Prefontaine
6/2: Nike Festival of Miles
6/4: Music City Distance Carnival
6/11-6/12: Portland Track Festival
6/15: Club Northwest All-Comer’s Meet
6/17: Harry Jerome Classic
6/18: Portland Twilight
6/18: Adidas Grand Prix
6/19: Victoria International Classic
6/22: Club Northwest All-Comer’s Meet
6/25: Speed River Inferno

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OLYMPIC TRAILS STANDARD

In pursuit of that coveted Olympic Trials standard what will our birds be shooting for this spring in order to compete at the Track and Field Trials on July 1st in Eugene, Oregon? See below.
(Qualifying period: May 1, 2015 to July 26, 2016)

800 meters – 2:03:00
1500 meters – 4:09:50
3k steeple – 9:53:00
5k – 15:25:00
10k – 32:25:00
Hammer – 67.00meters

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