I had slated “A Moment With Camille Herron” for today’s column. That will run tomorrow. Today I give a big old tip of the sombrero to Jason Collins. In an age where it seems impossible to be a pioneer, we have one. By coming out and declaring that he is gay Collins becomes the first active major professional sports figure to do so. A man among men in pro basketball, no big deal see. I salute him.
From my good buddy Pat Goodwin, Pres. of Team USA Minnesota (Pat is originally from Omaha by the way). I got to catch up with her last week in Des Moines where she had 3 women in the USA 1 Mile Road Championships (Gabriele Anderson, Meghan Peyton, Heather Kampf).
Minneapolis/St. Paul – April 29, 2013 – Team USA Minnesota’s Jamie Cheever ran a personal best of 9:29.13 (previous was 9:51.42) in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational on April 28 and finished second in the race after 2012 Olympian Emma Coburn from Colorado, who ran 9:28.26. Both women achieved the World ‘A’ standard in the steeple of 9:43 or better and are currently ranked #1 and #2 in the World in the event for 2013.”