Mile wire #14-06-13
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The USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships start today in Des Moines, IA with spots on the line to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, August 10-18. Below, we’ve provided a few links for you to better follow along all the action…
CainÛªs Latest Challenge: USA Outdoors
By Jack Pfeifer, ArmoryTrack.com
||All of the American stars converge on Des Moines, Iowa, this week for the USA Outdoor T&F Championships,
but despite the presence of dozens of Olympians, medalists and
recordholders, all eyes will be on the 17-year-old from Westchester
County, Mary Cain.
Cain has taken the country’s track scene by storm this year, and she
will be at it again, trying to make the national team for this summer’s
World Championships. Those will be held in Moscow in August. Her
preliminary heat of the 1500 will be held Thursday afternoon, the final
two days later. The meet concludes on Sunday. It begins on Wednesday
with the first day of the Juniors multi-events. Continue reading at armorytrack.com.
Gabriele Anderson Continues Beating the Odds
By Mackenzie Lobby, Competitor
onto the track at historic Hayward Field last summer for Heat 2 of the
1500m semifinal felt like a finish line of sorts for Gabriele Anderson.
She went through the motions of warming up, unshaken by the fact that
she was not among the favorites to make the Olympic team. As the gun
fired, she sprang from the line. Making for a tactical race, a blazing
fast first lap made way for a pedestrian second lap. Anderson kept
reminding herself to simply stay with the pack and maintain position.
Although she always had a kick, she knew that she often employed it too
late to make an impact. This time, she told her former coach from the
University of Minnesota, Gary Wilson, she’d be the first to kick. Continue reading at competitor.com.
Is Something Wrong with U.S. Milers?
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner’s World
||As runners line up for the first round of the men’s 1500 meters on Thursday at the USA Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, none of them will have the “A” standard for August’s world championships. As one of those runners, Matthew Centrowitz,
says, “it’s more than likely no one’s going to get it” in Saturday’s
final. Unless at least one runner possesses the “A” standard by July
20, the United States will send only one 1500 meter man to the world
championships. A year after Leo Manzano
won the silver medal and Centrowitz came in fourth in the Olympics, how
did this reality come to pass? Is it something to panic about? Continue reading at runnersworld.com.