After the monsoon on Thursday at the Stumptown Twilight, we were left wishing we had just one more shot to get some athletes qualified for next week’s U.S. Olympic Trials. When you want something, you go out and do it! Coach Ian Dobson worked tirelessly for the 48 hours following Stumptown Twilight to put together the “Team Run Eugene Last Chance Last Chance” meet. With the help of Oregon State University’s athletic department, willing officials, and motivated racers and pacers, the meet was created. It was held at OSU’s Whyte Field in Corvallis, OR, last night just hours before the qualifying deadline. With just three events being contested (the men’s 800m, men’s 1500m, and men’s 3000mSC), it was short and sweet. Full recap of the excitement below:
STUMPTOWN TWILIGHT @ Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, OR
We were on the track last night at the Stumptown Twilight for what was considered a “last chance” meet for those without an OT qualifier, and a final tune-up for those already qualified. Despite monsoon-like conditions, we came away with some great race efforts, including several season-bests. And—we added one more TRE athlete to the US Olympic Trials! Full recap below:
It was another great weekend of racing for TRE! We had a group travel up to Vancouver BC for the Harry Jerome Track Classic, followed by the Victoria Track Classic, and a smaller group head to Seattle for the Brooks PR Invite. There were 8 season-best performances, including 3 lifetime bests, highlighted by Hans Roelle running back-to-back-to-back strong 800m races. More on that below, in addition to a full recap of all races!
While there hasn’t been a ton of racing for us these past two weeks (a big portion of the team is preparing for the Portland Track Festival next weekend), those who did compete definitely brought plenty of action to the track and roads. We’ve covered the main highlights below!