Thursday, January 7, 2016

Heath travels to Edinburgh to compete in Great Edinburgh Cross Country Challenge...

Garrett Heath (left/photo by Mike Scott) of the Seattle-based Brooks Beasts travels to Edinburgh, Scotland to compete in Saturday’s Great Edinburgh Cross Country Challenge meet at Holyrood Park.

With the 4k race, which Heath had won the last two years no longer part of the program, the Stanford alum moves up to the 8k race, where he will face Great Britain and Nike Oregon Project’s Mo Farah, the defending world and Olympic champion at 5000 and 10000 meters.

Heath will be part of a Team USA squad that’s comprised of several individuals who ran at last month’s USATF national club cross country championship race.

Also competing for Team USA in Edinburgh is Eastern Washington alum Mattie Suver in the women’s 6k race, and Riley Masters of the Brooks Beasts, who will run in the 4 x 1k relay race.

Saturday’s Great Edinburgh Cross Country International Challenge will be webcast on beginning at 5 am, pacific time.  The link to the webcast is available here.


TrackTown USA, the local organizing committee for both the IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships in Portland, and the US Olympic Team Trials-Track & Field in Eugene this summer, announced a series of high performance and developmental indoor meets in Portland beginning on Friday January 15th.

The meets will be held at the House of Track, a warehouse in Portland housing the track that will be used for the world indoor championships.

The dates for the meets are:  January 15-16, January 22-23, January 29-30, and February 5-6th.

The House of Track is located at 2400 NW Front Avenue in Portland.

After the four meet series is concluded, the track will be disassembled and moved across town to the Oregon Convention Center, where a temporary arena will be built to host both the USA indoor championships and the IAAF World Indoor Championships.

NOTE:  USA Track & Field, the Great Edinburgh Cross country Challenge, and TrackTown USA contributed to this report.

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