Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Hay is in the Barn

The last weekend of action for the OTC -CV group led to some great but limited performances. With the USATF Indoor Championships and a birth to World Indoors on the line next weekend, this weekend's competitions were used for fine tuning. 

At the Millrose games Tori Bowie ran the 60m in a time of 7.14. She finished second and ran the 5th fastest time in the world. It is the fastest American time as she heads into USATF Championships. Tori is the top seed in the 60m and long jump. 

A select group of athletes headed to the Don Kirby meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In the long jump the OTC-CV group was at it again as Chris Benard had a massive PB in the long jump of 8.10. It is the 8th best mark in the world. And now there are 3 athletes in the top 10 and 4 in the top 20 in the world. In the women's triple jump April Sinkler had a seasonal best of 13.13 and continues to improve as she readies for the indoor championships. 

Final declarations are being made for the USATF Championships for the weekend of February 22-23. Athletes will be represented in the Men's and Women's Shot Put, Long JUmp, Triple Jump, Heptathlon and Women's HJ. Over half the athletes have the World Indoor "A" standard including defending Indoor World Champion in the Triple Jump Will Claye. Golden Girl and eternal champion Brittney Reese made way for another champion as she elected to take-off the indoor campaign. 

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