This afternoon at 3:25 CST will be the qualifying round in the Men’s 3000 Meter Steeplechase. Our David Adams will be on the biggest stage of his life, amazing that he is only 23 years old. It won’t be broadcast live but I’ll post the results as soon as the race is finished, may even be able to get some in race progress reports from Kelly Crawford who will be down on the track.
Jared Shuurmans is also representing Team Nebraska today, he’ll be throwing the Discus in the first flight of prelims scheduled for 1:30 CST. I’ll get his result up as well.
Nod here to former Team Nebraska mate and Nebraska state High Jump record holder Randal Carter. Randal won the USA Club National Championships for us back in 2010 in San Francisco. He competed Saturday finishing 17th in a leap of 6′ 10 3/4″. Randal now competes for the Omaha Racers. Good to see another Nebraska Club committed to excellence!
Team Nebraska mate Paul Wilson won the 2010 Race Walk Championship at Club Nats. He was the sole entrant, making his debut, scored 10 points for us, and had some very sore hips for the next few days. This year we have entered Chris Tegtmeier. Chris competed at Concordia University where he won the 2008 NAIA National Championships and competed in the 2008 Olympic Trials 20K Race Walk. He has been battling health issues for the last couple of years but will still be The Man to beat on Sautrday morning, July 7th. Giddyup!
We had Megan Zavorka and Haleigh Riggle give the USA Club Champs 10K qualifier one more go yesterday morning at the dojo. Megan already has achieved the necessary 39:50 standard and was pacing Haleigh. While Haleigh missed the time, she did set her 2nd 10K pr in 5 days trying. Megan ran 37:31 at last fall’s Omaha Corporate Cup and brings a fast 10:45 Steeplechase qualifier into Club Nats. She’s also entered into the 5K with an 18:04 qualifier, catch her if you can!
The entry lists for Club Nationals are up at: http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/USATFClubTFChampionships/entry/status.asp Good to see that the Lincoln Running Company has been entering some athletes.
Cory Logsdon won the Road to Omaha 5K yesterday in 15:54. Cory loves to race, does a lot of the local events, and is always In It To Win It. He’ll be running the Steeplechase and 5K at Club Nats.
Team Nebraska, Lincoln Running Co., and Omaha Racers. Real Racing and Real Competition has never been healthier in Nebraska and people are finally taking notice. Viva la difference!
Great to have my dear sweet Katie back from Texas. She spent the last week on a work camp trip through Rejoice Lutheran Church. Learning the value of service to others, they did some big repairs to an elderly couple’s house and she comes back to me more grown up. Her devotion group leader was Derek Fey, nice that he could get to know a different side of the Lindgren story. I appreciate all he did for her and the entire group and project.