Mile News Tagged Olympic Trials


With Husband’s Support, Brenda Martinez Takes Olympic Road Less Traveled

July 26, 2016

"Ever since then we reached out to Dr. Vigil, and him just giving us a hand, we didn't take it for granted, and it just changed everything in how we view things."

By Jonathan Crowl, ThePostGame.com

You call Carlos Handler in the middle of the afternoon. He's happy to talk -- but he and his...

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Staten Island claims Rio Olympics-bound Robby Andrews as own

July 22, 2016

He was born here… as a pre-teen Andrews also spent plenty of summer hours literally running around Susan Wagner and New Dorp High Schools while his dad was one of the directors of the Big Apple Games.

By Cormac Gordon, SIlive.com

Robby Andrews is going to the Rio Olympics.

The 25-year-old...

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Matthew Centrowitz continues his family legacy with 1500 meter win at U.S. Olympic Trials

July 19, 2016

“Kind of a cool stat was that his first team he made, he finished second, and his second team he won as well. Just another reason for me to follow in his footsteps. Like father like son.”

By Jarrid Denney, Daily Emerald

Coming into the U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meter final, each of the men in...

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Stillwater’s Blankenship runs down Olympic bid

July 18, 2016

“Tried not to think about it, but really every step of the way I thought OK, Leo’s going to out-lean me again… this won’t be fun, but I got it."

By Stuart Groskreutz, Stillwater Gazette

A third-place finish has never felt like more of a victory for Ben Blankenship.

The 2007 Stillwater Area...

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Bronxville’s Mary Cain falls short in bid for 1500 meter Olympic spot

July 12, 2016

"At the end of the day, she's 20-years-old and going up against three medalists in the peak of their careers."

By Nancy Haggerty, The Journal News

Mary Cain, the former Bronxville High School runner who turned pro while still in high school, will have to wait another four years for a crack at...

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Exciting 1500 meter races close out U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials

July 11, 2016

Women's 1500m top 3 strongest in U.S. Olympic team history; Blankenship, Andrews and Martinez celebrate first Olympic berths; Centrowitz breaks Steve Scott's Olympic Trials meet record.

By Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated

Less than half a second separated the third and fourth place finishers...

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BBTM 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Guide to the Metric Mile

July 10, 2016
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U.S. Olympic Trials Blog Day 1: I’m in!

July 07, 2016

And now I'm here... with the chance to earn a spot representing the United States in the Olympic Games. And it almost didn't happen...

By Lex Williams for RRCA.org

RRCA Roads Scholar Lex Williams (2011) is competing in the 1500m at the U.S. Olympic Trials this week in Eugene, OR. Lex also...

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Martinez puts 800 crash behind her, turns focus to 1500 at U.S. Olympic Trials

July 06, 2016

“I’m not putting the blame on anyone. That’s how track is. We move on... I’m ready to bounce back.”

By Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register

EUGENE, Ore. – By the time Brenda Martinez sat down alone with a turkey sandwich and her four dogs Monday night in the house she and her husband/coach...

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Four months after giving birth, Sarah Brown lines up at Olympic Trials

July 06, 2016

Featured in a new ESPN film series, her first round heat of the women’s 1500 meters on Thursday, July 7 in TrackTown USA

By Alison Wade, Runner's World

If professional runner Sarah Brown, 29, and her husband and coach, Darren Brown, had written out a plan a year ago to maximize her chances of...

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