March was a mix of indoor track, road racing, and outdoor track for us. With the USATF Indoor Championships closing out the indoor season, spring is just around the corner! We had three athletes race at the USA meet in Portland: Stephan Bullard (800m), Geena Gall (800m), and Megan Patrignelli (3000m), which we will recap below. We’ve also had a few athletes already compete in their first outdoor meet, as well as a strong race on the road from Eric Finan at the Gate River Run USA 15k Championships, so don’t forget to check out the recap of those races as well!
TRE made the trip to Seattle to race at the Dempsey, and ended up with some great results! The Dempsey track is closer to 300m in distance rather than the standard 200m indoor track size (which is a nice change!), and provides a lot of competitive racing opportunities. A group of the women traveled up to the Husky Classic together in mid-February, and then three of us raced at the SPU Final Qualifier meet at the end of February.
The indoor track season proved to be a great tune-up for many TRE athletes. With the Trials this summer, the indoor season is a perfect time to “bust the rust” and get used to racing again, especially after months of Fall training. However, just because we were “busting rust” doesn’t mean we didn’t run fast! TRE had a lot of really exciting performances this indoor season, culminating with the USATF Indoor Championships in March. Here is a recap of how things went down in February at the House of Track: