Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Great read on Rebekah Noble...

Ken Goe of the Oregonian, who is one of the top track & field writers in the country, and is one of the biggest fans of the blog, wrote an excellent piece on the trials and tribulations of former Rogers/Spokane runner Rebekah Noble (left/photo courtesy University of Oregon), who just earned her degree in sociology at the University of Oregon.

While at the University of Oregon, Noble won the NCAA outdoor title in 2006 in Sacramento over 800 meters during her freshman season, battling Minnesota's Heather Dorniden, and setting a personal best of 2:02.07 that ranked fifth all-time on the U.S. junior list and fourth all-time at the school.

Before entering Oregon, she won the 400 and 800 meters in the 2005 Washington 4A state championships with meet records of 54.14 and 2:08.61, won the USA junior championships at 800, and won the junior Pan-Am title in the 800 that year.

Noble's life on and off the track began unraveling in the spring of 2007, as she suffered a hamstring injury, broke a navicular bone in her right foot, lost her grandmother, and was suffering from a "medical thing" that she declined to be more specific with in her interview with Goe.

You can read Goe's article here...

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