Kristin Metcalf

This month starts off with a bang at the Payton Jordan Invitational. Dr. Lesko gives all the specifics on the lineup and action in her blog. The birds and their #fangirls are ready to flock to Palo Alto! Also, on the roads we start the month off with some great half marathon appearances. Stay in touch with the bird action by following along with our elite women’s racing schedule:


5/4: Payton Jordan Invitational - Palo Alto, CA

5/4: OC Half Marathon - Newport, CA
Allison DeLancey @azrunparents
5/4: Pittsburgh Half Marathon – Pittsburgh, PA
Jen Bigham @jenbigham and Heather Lieberg from Helena, MT

5/9: Oregon Twilight Meet – Eugene, OR
Hayward Field always boasts spectator friendly meets with great fields of athletes and sell out crowds of enthusiastic fans. Representing Oiselle in the hammer:
Britney Henry @hammerlover


5/10: USATF 25k Championships – Grand Rapids, MI
The Fifth annual Third River Bank Run is host to the Open 25k Championship this year and part of the USA Running Circuit and USATF Road Series.
Marci Gage @MarciKlimek
Allison Krausen @AllisonKrausen


5/15: Oxy High Performance Invite – Eagle Rock, CA
The Oxy High Performance meet provides athletes a venue in which they can hopefully achieve the USATF “A” standard and also gives an opportunity for emerging elites to compete against the very best in the country.
800 meters: Lauren Wallace @lmwallace800
1500 meters: Kate Grace @fastk8, Lauren Penney @lpenney, Amanda Winslow @awin250, Amanda Mergaert @amanda_mergaert

5/18: Green Bay Marathon - Green Bay, WI
Melissa Gacek @melissagacek

5/24: Tucson Elite – Tucson, AZ
Hammer: Britney Henry @hammerlover

5/30: Pre Classic – Eugene, OR
Part of the IAAF Diamond League Series, Pre Classic is named after the legendary Steve Prefontaine, America’s greatest distance runner. This year’s meeting will be the 40th edition with an expected 12,000 fans in store!
800 meters: Kate Grace @fastk8
2 mile: Lauren Fleshman @laurenfleshman