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All American Daniel Winn Joining BAA High Perf. Team

All-American Daniel Winn to Join B.A.A. High Performance Team

 

Oregon miler is the newest addition to the B.A.A.‰Ûªs elite athlete group, coached by Terrence Mahon

 

BOSTON, Mass. –
The
Boston Athletic Association is pleased to announce that NCAA
All-American and NACAC silver medalist Daniel Winn has joined the B.A.A.
High Performance Team, coached by Terrence Mahon.
Winn, who graduated from the University of Oregon this year, brings
speed and depth to the B.A.A., which is sponsored by adidas.

 

“Since
my first phone call with Terrence this summer, talking about training
philosophy and how I specifically could improve in the coming years, I
thought the B.A.A. would be
an ideal training situation,‰Û said Winn. ‰ÛÏI think the city of Boston
and the B.A.A.’s resources will be an ideal fit for me, and I feel very
lucky to get to join their High Performance team heading into the
Olympic year.‰Û

 

Originally
from Portland, Oregon, Winn completed a standout career running for the
University of Oregon in 2015. After joining the team as a freshman
walk-on, Winn improved year
after year, ultimately progressing to a national-caliber level. In his
final two seasons sporting the Oregon uniform, Winn placed sixth at the
2015 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships mile, and ninth at the
2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
1500 meters. Winn helped contribute to the pair of national team titles
won by Oregon on the track in 2015. 

 

In
Boston as part of the B.A.A., Winn will join a growing middle-distance
squad coached by Mahon. Among those who will train alongside Winn are
Great Britain‰Ûªs Chris O‰ÛªHare,
an adidas sponsored athlete and two-time European Championships bronze
medalist, as well as B.A.A. newcomer Samuel Ellison, who graduated from
Villanova University in the spring.

 

“We
are very excited to have Daniel join the B.A.A. High Performance team,‰Û
said Mahon, coach of the B.A.A. High Performance team since its
inception in 2013. ‰ÛÏI was particularly
impressed with his desire to pick up and move from his Northwest roots
and come to Boston without a moment‰Ûªs hesitation. It shows me that
Daniel is willing to do whatever it takes to make the jump to be a world
class athlete. I believe that Daniel possesses
both the talent and determination to make it far in this sport. He has
proven himself to be a savvy racer and is not afraid to race against the
very best. It will be an exciting few years ahead as we build into the
coming Olympic year and future World Championships.‰Û

 

Already,
Winn has gained national and international experience in the months
since graduating from the University of Oregon. At the USA Track &
Field Championships, Winn placed
seventh in the 1500m. He also set a 1500m personal best of 3:37.56 in
July, and went on to claim the silver medal at the North American,
Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Championships in San Jose, Costa
Rica.

 

Winn
boasts a mile lifetime best of 3:57.62, run indoors at the Washington
Husky Classic this year. With the B.A.A. High Performance team, Winn
joins a strong group of athletes
specializing in distances ranging from 800 meters through the half
marathon. Included on the team are three-time Olympian Jen Rhines, Katie
Matthews, Emma Bates, Elaina Balouris, Juliet Bottorff, Sarah Pagano,
and Emily Lipari.

 

The
objective of the B.A.A.‰Ûªs High Performance group of athletes is to
support American runners on their way towards making international
teams, with the goal of competing at
an Olympic and World Championships level. 

 

“Daniel
joining the team helps to set in motion our desire to build out a top
notch men‰Ûªs program here at the B.A.A. Along with Chris O‰ÛªHare and
Samuel Ellison, we now have the
beginnings of a great middle distance group here in Boston. This blend
of strength, speed and international experience will help to drive them
all to greater heights,” said Mahon.

 

Winn will compete wearing the B.A.A.’s traditional yellow and blue adidas uniform, complete with the iconic unicorn logo.

 

To learn more about Daniel Winn, you can follow him on Twitter,
@DanielWinn, and on Instagram,
@DanielWinnn.

 

For more information on the B.A.A.’s High Performance team, please visit
www.TeamBAA.org.
The newly launched website features biographical information on all of
the B.A.A. High Performance athletes, as well as race reports and news
on the club, its racing team, club members, coaching staff and programs.

 

 

ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION AND ITS HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM

 

Established
in 1887, the B.A.A. is a non-profit organization committed to running
and has played an integral role in the support and development of the
sport throughout the United
States since its inception. From fielding athletes who competed at the
first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 through the 119th Boston Marathon in April 2015 and its other year-round events and programs, the pursuit of excellence in middle
and long distance running has stood at the fore of the organization.

 

 

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