Update July 7th.
Molly Huddle and Kaitlyn Gregg return to action at the Olympic Trials today, July 7th. They are both entered in the 5000m semi-finals to be held at 7.20pm EST (the semis will be streamed LIVE here . Their goal will be to qualify for Sunday's final to be held at 7.28pm (LIVE on NBC).
Molly Wins the Trials!
On Saturday July 2nd Molly Huddle took the win at the US Olympic Trials 10,000m in Eugene OR. She led the 25 lap race from gun to tape and blew away the remaining competitors in the last few laps. This is Molly's second US team. More info and video footage from the race can be found on NBC here. Congrats Molly!!
Emily Sisson and Kaitlyn Gregg were also in the race and although they didin't make the team they finished 10th and 11th respectively. In addition, Jim Spisak of NED rebounded from an interrupted year of training to finish a credible 19th the men's race where 6 athletes dropped out due to the adverse hot conditions.
For immediate release:
On Saturday, July 2, three Providence, RI-based women will compete at the US Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Molly Huddle, Emily Sisson, and Kaitlin Gregg Goodman will contest the 10,000 meters and vie for a spot on Team USA at the Rio Olympics.
Molly Huddle, age 31, is the race favorite, coming in with the fastest time (30:47) and an outstanding running resume. Molly is the American record holder at 5,000 meters (14:42), a 2012 Olympic Finalist at 5,000 meters, and 4th place finisher of the 2015 World Championships at 10,000 meters. Molly has won over 20 US championships. Molly is coached by the legendary Ray “The Guru” Treacy of Providence College and competes for Saucony.
Emily Sisson, age 24, is a 2015 graduate of Providence College and looking to make her first Olympic Team. At PC, Emily set an NCAA Division 1 indoor track & field record at 5,000 meters, running 15:12. She's also a 3-time NCAA champion and owns a personal best of 31:38 in the 10,000 meters. She’s rounding into terrific form right in time for the trials. Emily is also coached by Ray Treacy and runs for New Balance.
Kaitlin Gregg Goodman, age 29, is a 2010 graduate of the University of California, Davis. Kaitlin owns personal bests of 15:29 (5k) and 32:09 (10k); in February, she competed at the US Olympic Marathon Trials. Kaitlin runs for Strava Track Club and is coached by Deena Evans.
Huddle, Sisson, and Gregg Goodman train together in Providence; Providence and Flagstaff, AZ are the two cities with the most athletes competing in the women's 10,000 meters.
In addition to the ladies, on Friday July 1st, New England Distance emerging star Jim Spisak, 25, will line up in the men's 10,000m at 9.15pm EST. He is coached by Kurt Benninger (the husband of Molly Huddle).
Rhode Runner, the local running specialty store, will host a viewing party for the women's race on Saturday starting at 1.30pm. Come join the running community to support our world class aspiring Olympians.
For more information or queries please contact Roisin McGettigan-Dumas firstname.lastname@example.org