Hansons picked up Neely Spence, Colby Lowe, and Jake Riley and after the results over the past weekend (Neely 2nd, Jake 8th 6 seconds off 1st) they appear to be doing quite well. According to some insider information they have some even better talent coming in over the next year that will give the group more depth and a solid 8-10 young guys/girls. The type of coaching is very similar to Jerry's group in Portland but they were developing 2nd tier athletes before. Now after a couple of years of good Talent coming in I think we will see a new king of the castle.
2013 Neely Spence makes world's in the 10k and the 5k with Jake Riley and Colby Lowe placing top 5 in the 10k both running an A standard of 27:40's
2014 After the additions that will be picked up in December and June of 2013 the team will be running with 5 guys sub 28:00 and 5 girls sub 32:00
2015 They take up muliple spots ranging from 5k,10k, 13.1, and 26.2 and NIke at this point is blowing a gasket because they are now a 2nd thought because some "2nd rate" program is getting top talent and showing they are the best coaches in the country.
2016 They will have someone in the 5k, 10k, and marathon on the team and they will be the top Americans in the field.
Hansons has done amazing so far with the talent they have, but its just a glimpse of the future as they turn into America's permier training group.
I will be quite excited to bring this page to the front over the next few years as the group takes off!
See you in the Summer