Mile News Tagged Otc Elite


OTC Elite Week, Day 6: The Year of Aisha Praught

October 20, 2012

By The Trailer

EUGENE, Ore. – It’s a small race in Gent, Belgium, and Aisha Praught is freezing. It’s pouring rain, and it’s windy, and these are probably the worst conditions you could try to run a steeplechase in.

Praught, of Moline, Ill., is devoid of her college team, running one of her...

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OTC Elite Week, Day 4: What Is Lauren Johnson?

October 18, 2012

By The Trailer

EUGENE, Ore. – In 2010, Lauren Johnson was an 800-meter specialist. Strictly. She did the odd 400m or 1500m, but it was mostly 800s, and that’s what she competed in at the 2010 USA Outdoor Championships.

In 2011, the 25-year-old was a miler. Strictly. She did the odd 800m or...

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OTC Elite Week, Day 3: Dives with Erik van Ingen

October 17, 2012

By The Trailer

EUGENE, Ore. – Erik van Ingen is not afraid to leap if he has to.

“I don’t think getting beat, whether it’s at conference or NCAAs, sees a venue,” the 23-year-old says. “It’s the same as a footrace when you’re a kid, or racing bikes around the neighborhood.

“It’s raw...

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