Hello everyone! Welcome to our new OTCElite blog! Nicole Blood here…I’m really excited to get rolling with these weekly blog posts to help fans get to know our team a little better and update you all on our progress as we approach the 2011 USA Nationals this June….in EUGENE! Wahooo! I hope it’s already marked on your calendars, because it’s been highlighted on ours since last June.
The majority of our group was training at altitude in Flagstaff for the past four or five weeks, but they returned this Wednesday, just in time to freshen up and have some fun this weekend at the Oregon Relays! And I’m sure they wanted to be here for my birthday on Monday…just saying. Anyway, the weather is supposed to be nice (knock on wood), and the races are stacked, so I hope you’re all planning to attend!
On Friday night, Jordan McNamara and Kevin Chelimo will be in the Men’s 1500, and Seth Summerside will run the 5k. Ashton Eaton will throw the discus. On the women’s side, Sally Kipyego will run the 1500, and Julia Lucas, Bridget Franek and I will run the 5k.
On Saturday, Stephen Pifer will run the 3000 meter steeplechase, and Tyler Mulder and Geena Gall will run the 800.
Nothing is set in stone, but that’s the plan for now. We hope to see you there!