Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Links to articles on Andrea Geubelle, Aretha Thurmond and Kenyan trials at Pre...

Here's a story, courtesy of kansan.com on horizontal jumper Andrea Geubelle from University Place, just outside of Tacoma, who was recently named by the Big 12 Conference as its female track & field athlete of the week.

The five-time All-American, competing at the University of Kansas, set two PRs at the Husky Classic in both the long (20-5.25/6.23m) and triple (43-7/13.28m) jumps two weeks ago.

“Getting a PR [personal record] in both events I think just kind of proved to everybody back home that things are going good here at KU and that the school I chose is working out for me and my coach is great,” Guebelle said. “Having that much support helped a lot but at the same time probably put a lot of pressure on me. And obviously coming back here (to Lawrence) and hearing I won Big 12 Athlete of the Week is awesome.”

To read the full story, please click here.

University of Washington alum and three time discus Olympian Aretha Thurmond returned to the USA after opening her 2012 campaign with two meets in Perth and Sydney, Australia, slightly earlier than her traditional season openers in April.

She was pleased with the fact that she opened the season with two meets over 60 meters (196-10) this early in the campaign.

You can read her assessment of her tour in Australia here.

Finally, here's a link to a report from Kenya, after we wondered in a post last week which athletes will be selected to run in the final Olympic trials races at the Nike Prefontaine Classic.

Athletics Kenya chairman Isaiah Kiplagat said, “We will do mini-trials at an appropriate place after which we will select athletes to go for the Prefontaine trials. People should not play politics as we are looking for the best Kenyan team.”

You can read the full story here.

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