Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Area pros set for meets at Occidental and Tucson...

With one month left before the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, many of the area’s pros are competing Thursday at the USATF Distance Classic at Jack Kemp Stadium in Los Angeles on the campus of Occidental College, and at the Tucson Elite throws meet in Tucson, hosted by the University of Arizona.

Entered at Oxy are Baylee Mires (left/photo by Paul Merca) in the 800, Brannon Kidder (1500), Henry Wynne (1500), and Savannah Colón (1500) of the Brooks Beasts; Camas’ Alexa Efraimson (1500); Washington alum Eleanor Fulton (1500); Washington alums Aaron Nelson and Mel Lawrence (steeple)

In Tucson, Western Washington alums Bethany Drake and Katie Reichert, along with Washington alum Kyle Nielsen are entered in the Tucson Elite meet Thursday and Saturday in the javelin.

The link to entries for Thursday’s USATF Distance Classic is available here; the entries for the Tucson Elite are available here.

USATF.tv ($) will stream the USATF Distance Classic meet starting at 6 pm; the Saturday portion of the Tucson Elite meet will be streamed via its Instagram and Twitter accounts.

NOTE:  USA Track & Field, the University of Arizona, and Finished Results contributed to this report.

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