Monday, April 9, 2012

Like a Forcefield

Very quiet weekend on the racing front, expectedly, as there were some holiday observations going on, but for us it was all about the track!

At the McDaniel Twilight Meet on Wednesday, Brian Leiter and Greg Jubb went 1-2 in the 800m in a big way, running 1:53.74 and 1:54.20, respectively.

Up in Princeton, the squad was taking on the Sam Howell Invitational.  Ed Aramayo ran a season's best 3:59.63, finishing 6th in the 1500m.  Two straight weeks under 4 for Ed!  Tristram Thomas finished at 4:01.88 (12th), while Alex Battaglino ran a season's best 4:13.24.  In a separate heat on Friday night, Chris Snyder ran 4:11.42.

On Saturday at the Penn Invite, Louis Foudos ran 2:02.78 in the 800m, which earned him this week's Purple Drink Athlete of the Week.  Congrats, Louis!

Lots of action coming up, with the Hopkins/Loyola Invite on Saturday, Clyde's 10k and the Blue Jay 5k on Sunday, and then the big one: BOSTON MARATHON MONDAY.  Very excited for this year's race.  And we obviously have our big race next Wednesday - the Westminster Main Street Mile.  April is an exciting month for racing!

For your reading pleasure today, check out this interview with Alberto Salazar (part 2 of 2) from Runner's World.  In it, he discuss the futures of Dathan Ritzenhein and Galen Rupp, in-house rivalries, and mistakes he made during his own career.

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