“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 :)””
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.
Learn more about the team, visit the web site Runablaze.com
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.
About Runablaze Iowa
Runablaze Iowa athletes are based throughout Iowa. Formed in 2006, the purpose of the team is to improve post-collegiate Iowa distance running. Major Iowa running specialty stores, Iowa races and Iowa runners at those races support Runablaze Iowa.
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!
- 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
July 15, 2012
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