Congratulations to our Matt Pohren! Matt has been ever so close to cracking the 15:00 mark for 5K for the last 2 years. A handful of 15:01’s, :03’s, and :05’s. Last night at the KU Relays 5K he blew past it running a swift 14:51, good enough for 5th overall against a very good field. For the mortals, that is 4:46 pace, Giddyup! Also an impressive run by Andrew Jacob who qualified for the USA Club National Championships by running 1:59.33 for the 800 meters. This after having completed tax season by working 60 hours a week for the last many days and nights.
Matt and Andrew embody the spirit of our USATF Elite Development mission. Working hard day after day, month after month, year after year towards lofty goals. We’re darned proud of you both!
I’ve been cautious with my strained adductor, an easy 6.5 yesterday, easy 8 today, going to run a requisite tribute Pedestrian Bridge run tomorrow morning and then the Gambler Half on Sunday, USATF Certification #IA12007MF. The State Farm 10 Mile in March, a good solid half marathon effort in April and then the USA Masters 25K National Championships in May. Working my way up to Grandma’s in June.
Our Amanda Lee will be going after her Olympic Trials B standard in the Steeplechase tonight in Princeton Larry Ellis invite. Giddyup and good luck Amanda!
Congratulations to UNK Junior Al Sanabria on breaking the school 10000 meter record last night at the Mt. Sac Relays. His time of 29:39.38 broke Tanner Fruit’s mark of 29:50.41 set a year ago. Info courtesy of the Kearney Hub.
Don’t forget to tune in to Flotrack to catch David Adams and Peter van der Westhuizen in the Glenn Cunningham Mile tomorrow afternoon at 4:10. Nick Symmonds is also in the race, should be one of the most competitive and entertaining mile races of the year thus far.