Lolo Wins!


20120717-142559.jpgLolo Jones wins the 100H in Lignano, Italy today in 12.85. Tyler Mulder coming up soon in a hot 800M.

From Miranda’s Blog!

“We made it to London! I can’t belive this is actually happening! Wearing our team uniforms through the airports was a great experience; we got so much support from passers-by and the United flight crew. We just made it to the Village, and we’re off to lunch! This is an exciting expereince through and through :)””

Ashley Miller in Belgium

Ashley Miller is entered in the 800M at the Gentse Feesten Meet in Ghent, Belgium tomorrow (Wednesday, July 18).  Miller has run the 1500M in her 2 prevous meets across the pond.  This will be her last competition before returning to her new “home base” in Austin, Texas.
This is very good 800M field.  Among the athletes entered are 3 of America’s best:
Chanelle Price-Tennessee grad.  3rd at NCAA Outdoor championships at Drake Stadium last month,  fourth at NCAA Indoors. Phoebe Wright-Tennesseee grad.  2 x NCAA Champion.  Erica Moore-Former MVC Heptathlon champion for Indiana State, she has now focused soley on the 800 and it is working out very well!  She was the USATF Indoor champion this past indoor season and went on to win the  bronze medal with her 3rd place finish at the World Indoor championships.
For a list of entries and results CLICK HERE!

Where in the World is MIRANDA LEEKS?

Olympic fans could get their chance Monday to meet members of the U.S. Olympic Archery Team as the team departs for London.
A pre-departure gate event hosted by United Airlines will be held at Terminal 1 of O’Hare International Airport at 1:45 p.m., just before the team boards the flight from Chicago to compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The team will carry a special “Raise Our Flag” American flag, an emblem funded by Team USA fans that supports U.S. athletes’ housing, training and equipment costs.

Local U.S. Olympic Archery alternate Heather Koehl, of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., also will compete if needed at the Games. It is not clear whether she will join the team on the flight to London.
Last week Anna Li celebrated her journey to the London Olympic Games in a sendoff celebration organized by her hometown in Aurora.
This week marks the sendoff of many Olympic Team USA members.
The London 2012 Olympic Games begin July 27.
 Source: NBC-Chicago

Kristy takes her 6th Midnight Madness 5k crown

Des Moines – July 16, 2012

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Kristy Feldman won her 6th Midnight Madness 5K (Ames, July 14) in 17:53.  Her victories stretch back to 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 and last year.  She edge out Catie Ellingson by 5 seconds for the victory.  Casey Owens a former 5K and 10K winner was 4th in 19:11.  Joe Aulwes taking some time off the past 6 weeks to recover from nagging injuries was 5th male in 16:19, he won the 5K in 2010.

In the Midnight Madness 10K Ellen Ries was 3rd in 36:18 and Traci Kresser was 5th in 36:48.  Chris Robertson was 14th in 34:03.  The races were held in traditional hot humid weather, the 5K starting at 7:30pm and 10K a hour later.  The 41 years of the race have featured almost every distance except a half-marathon.  The current distances have been the standard since 1987 when the 20K was dropped.  A combined 15 has been run the past 3 years, adding the times of the two races of the evening.

Erin Moeller took first overall at the Mt Vernon Heritage Days 5k (July 14) in 17:59.  Marie Schofer was 5th overall in 19:06.  Both runners call Mt Vernon home.

Rob Duncan has been recovering from IT band surgery, but is training for a fall marathon.  He ran a 26 miler on Saturday followed by the Iowa Games Triathlon on Sunday (July 8), finishing 12th male.  Danna Kelly was the first female.

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The World Jr. Championships have finished and for a final wrap up from USATF CLICK HERE!

LOLO in Lignano!

Lolo Jones takes time for two of her fans. Photo-Kirby

After being denied a chance to run in London’s Diamond League meet over the weekend, Lolo Jones, DM Roosevelt/LSU, will also take the track in Lignano, Italy, Tuesday.  Jones, made her 2nd Olympic team with a 3rd place finish at the Trials and has become a media darling and crowd favorite after her heartbreaking mishap while leading the 100H finals in Bejing.  For start lists CLICK HERE!


Tyler Mulder, former Unity Christian state champion and UNI NCAA Champion is also a native Iowan who is competing overseas.  Mulder will be running the 800M in Lignano, Italy tomorrow.  Mulder is one of America’s best, “but getting caught up in tracffic” with 150M to go at the trials, and ending up with a 5th place finish kept him from an Olympic Team berth and a trip to London.
The 800M field in Lignano is loaded with some of the top half milers in the USA.
Joining Mulder in the firld are:
  • Charles Jock, NCAA Outdoor Champion, 8th at the Trials.
  • Mark Wieczorek, 7th at the Trials, 3rd USA Indoor Championships
  • Ryan Martin, 4th at NCAA Outdoor and 4th at the Trials
  • Elijah Greer, 6th at the Trials, 3rd at NCAA Outdoor
For complete meet start lists and info CLICK HERE!

Team USA’s Junior Squad Closes Book on a Highly Successful World Championship

July 15, 2012

Courtesy Getty Photos

BARCELONA, Spain – The 1992 U.S. Olympic Team was heralded as one of the best American squads of all-time with 32 medals in tow from a memorable time in Barcelona. The 2012 U.S. team that competed in Barcelona at the IAAF World Junior Championships will go into the history books as one of the best American squads under the age of 20. With 20 medals, and an all-time record 188 points, the junior team captured some magic that was left from the Olympic team of 20 years ago. Read more