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McNamara has something to prove at USA Championships

June 23, 2014

"There is not going to be a sixth place-to-second charge. I'm going to go for it from the beginning."

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

EUGENE -- At last year's USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Jordan McNamara picked a bad time to have a bad day.

McNamara didn't get out of the 1500 meter qualifying heats at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

"I didn't feel good going into it, and it really showed in the race," McNamara said. "I went in and it was just, let's see what happens. I wasn't hungry. I wasn't determined enough."

The result was tough to process for the former University of Oregon runner, part of Eugene-based Oregon Track Club Elite, and for OTC Elite coach Mark Rowland.

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