Post by Nevada Hoya on Jun 15, 2012 11:46:37 GMT -5
Just a week before the start of the track and field Olympic trials is the National Junior meet in Indiana. Several of our first year runners plus a couple of incoming recruits will participate.
In the women's 1500, Hannah Neczypor, Kelsey Smith, and Katrina Coogan will run along with incoming recruit Rachel Paul. Kelsey is also on the starting list for the 3000m. Annamarie Maag will run in the 5000m.
For the men Miles Schoedler will run the 1500m, while Collin Leibold, Austin Gregor, and incoming recruit Darren Fahy will run the 5000m. Darren is also listed as a competitor in the 3000mSC.
My neighbor Colin Smith of Occidental will also run in the 5000m.
Post by Nevada Hoya on Jun 15, 2012 12:36:39 GMT -5
3K ST/5K: FAHY'S REDEMPTION -- Though he hasn't garnished the headlines of some of his fellow national-class distance peers, La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.) senior Darren Fahy has quietly had an excellent spring after his Foot Locker Finals disappointment. Despite twice running 4:08 1,600s, winning a rare state meet distance double, and hitting 8:54 for 3,200 at Arcadia, Fahy didn't get a Dream Mile invitation.
But maybe bigger things are in store for him. More significant than his flat race marks was the eye-popping 9:03.15 3k steeple Fahy ran in an open meet at UCSD in April. It was his first try at the distance and only six preps have ever run faster. One of those, Princeton frosh Ed Owens, is entered in the field, as well. Fahy is also entered in the 5,000. Last winter, Fahy just missed making Team USA for the NACAC cross-country meet. Maybe this is his time.
Post by Nevada Hoya on Jun 17, 2012 17:49:57 GMT -5
Recruit Darren Fahy dropped out of the 5000m (probably to save himself for the 3000mSC). It ended up being a good strategy:
1 Fahy, Darren Unattached 9:06.83& 2 Owens, Edward Princeton Un 9:13.08 3 Wong, Daniel Arizona State 9:24.91 4 Prizzi III, John New Hampshire 9:25.52 5 Turner, Jake Mountain Wes 9:26.20 6 Dugan, John Bucknell University 9:26.46 7 Westbrook, Derek South Alabama 9:29.02 8 Doughty, Brandon Oklahoma 9:35.27 9 Masterson, Kyle Unattached 9:41.06 10 Routledge, Casey Grand Valley 9:43.06 11 Caddick, Jacob Wabash College 9:46.54 12 Carrera, Juan Southern Ill 9:50.46 13 Valentino, Mark Marist College 9:50.62 14 Mulverhill, Chris Unattached 9:56.26 15 Kacyon, Matthew Temple University 10:03.99 16 Chase, Adam East Tenn St 10:05.03 17 Burbano, Marcelo Unattached 10:06.31 18 Holvey, Joseph Unattached 10:24.97 19 Larkin, Ryan Unattached 10:33.64 20 Richard, Daniel Christopher Newp 10:52.07