This weekend was the start of three months of great track and field all leading up to the US Championship at the end of June. For some of our elite women they will be also looking ahead to a summer full of European or Canadian racing as well. A nice group of our women traveled to Mt. Sac Relays, the Oregon Relays and Princeton this weekend. A couple highlights from this weekend came from three of our women in the 800 meters: Lauren Wallace raced to US A standard in a time of 2:03:81 at the Mt. Sac Relays, Kate Grace opened with a win at Oregon Relays in a time of 2:04:52, and Amanda Winslow at the Larry Ellis Invite with a time of 2:05:87.
I know that all you track fans are dying to know what's next. What's HOT in the rest of April for our elites?
4/22: Grand Blue Mile - Des Moines, Iowa. GBM is the MidWest's premier street race for all ages and abilities. Since 2010 it has been host to more than 13,000 participants including many Olympians. Last year the lovely Kate Grace won in a time of 4:43. This year representing Oiselle:
Lauren Wallace @lmwallace800
Jennie Kormanik @JenRunNEO
4/25: Triton Invite - La Jolla, San Diego
Britney Henry @hammerlover – Hammer
4/25: Drake Relays - Des Moines, Iowa The 2014 Drake Relays women's 1500 meter race will have a phenomenal field consisting of Hellen Obiri of Kenya, Brenda Martinez, Shannon Rowbury, Gabe Anderson, Sheila Reid and Oiselle's:
Amanda Winslow @awin250 – 1500m
4/25: Penn Relays - University City, PA The Penn Relays is the longest uninterrupted collegiate track meet in the country. With 113 editions of this meet the Penn Relays has seen more athletes then any single meet in the world. Last year Oiselle's Kara Foster won the Olympic Development 5k in a time of 15:54. Racing again this year:
Kara Foster @KaraMillhouse – 1500m
4/27: Sun Run 10k – Vancouver BC - The Sun Run is the largest 10k road race in Canada and the 3rd largest 10k in the world. In 2013 more than 48,000 people registered for this race!
Stacy Cail @Runnerista
4/27: Glass City Half Marathon - Toledo, OH Glass City Half Marathon is known for its fast and flat course with over 3,000 participants last year, this course if a favorite for many. In 2011, Jen Bigham won in a time of 1:18. She's back racing here this year and we can't wait to see what she has in store:
Jen Bigham @jenbigham
(Photo credit: Phil Bond)