On June 25th the USATF Outdoor Championships begin in Eugene, OR at Hayward Field. Rewind to this past weekend: several of our women competed at the Portland Track Festival with hopes of hitting the standard to guarantee a spot at USAs.
Shalaya Kipp finished 1st in the 3K Steeple in 9:45.90.
Kara Goucher, Mel Lawrence, Megan Rolland, and Aubrey Moscal.
On Saturday, we had Kara Goucher and Aubrey Moskal in the High Performance 5k. Starting off conservatively, Kara gradually made her way up through the field from 15th to 4th place. With two laps to go Kara was racing with the chase pack and still working her way up, finishing in 4th place with a time of 15:40.81. Other solid performances on Sunday came from Shalaya Kipp and Mel Lawrence in the steeple with times of 9:45.90 and 10:05.04. Both raced their best times for the season.
With the qualifying window ending last night, and several athletes on the bubble, we now wait to see who wil be racing at USAs. Looking ahead to June 24-28th, here is who we have competing from Oiselle:
SUNDAY, JUNE 28
Women’s 5K (final): 10:20am - Kara Goucher
Women’s 800m (final): 1:11pm - Lauren Wallace & Christy Cazzola
Women’s 1500m (final): 2:40pm - Kerri Gallagher & Rebecca Tracy
Not only are we going to be cheering on our Oiselle team athletes but we will also be fan-girling the heck out of some of our favorites: Emma Coburn, Phoebe Wright, Katie Mackey, Ajee Wilson; Lopez Lomong, Cas Loxsom, Mark Wieczorek, Garrett Heath, Evan Jager and so many more! We are especially excited to cheer on recent college grads who may be in their first USA Championship competition.
We have lots of fun planned for the week as well! Group runs, a coffee meetup, and swag giveaways!
Thursday, June 25th – 9:00am group run from Run Hub (515 High St Eugene, OR 9740 - UPDATED LOCATION!)
Friday, June 26th – 9:00am group run (corner of Agate & 19th)
Saturday, June 27th – 8:30am group run from Run Hub, 9:00am coffee meetup post run at Tailored Coffee Roasters (around the corner from Run Hub on Fifth)
Let us know if you are planning to meet us for group runs via Twitter: @oiselle. And follow the hashtag: #flytownUSA! We are looking forward to a great week in Eugene watching some of the best American track athletes tearing up both the track and the field!