Tuesday, January 16, 2007

14 Qualify For U.S. Olympic Trials

Fourteen athletes qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in Sunday's race.

In the marathon, five men broke the Olympic A standard by running under 2:20.

Michael Reneau, 28, Houlton, WI, 2:17:46
Steve Meinelt, 23, Washington, DC, 2:18:15
Mike Smith, 26, Flagstaff, AZ, 2:19:45
Ryan Meissen, 28, Whitewater, WI, 2:19:52
Matt Hooley, 24, Madison, WI, 2:19:58

Another five men qualified by running sub-2:22, the Olympic B standard.

Sean Wade, 40, Houston, TX, 2:20:30
Matthew Folk, 30, Canfield, OH, 2:20:43
Michael Friedberg, 29, Flagstaff, AZ, 2:21:01
Robert Cannon, 23, Toms River, NJ, 2:21:24

Four women qualified by beating the Olympic B standard of 2:47.

Jenna Boren, 29, St. Paul, MN, 2:42:39
Jody Johnson, 29, Syracuse, NY, 2:44:25
Caitlin Tormey, 23, New York, NY, 2:45:02
Carly Graytock, 28, Cambridge, MA, 2:45:02

Last year in Austin, under frigid conditions, 25 of the 48 USA Athlete Development Project runners qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials, according to Greg McMillan.

1 comment:

Nuke Runner said...

Did you see how close Adam Tribble came?
ADAM TRIBBLE Fayetteville, AR 2:22:01 gun time and 2:22:00 chip, but they don't use chip time for OT qualifying

One stinking second!