NC Runner 34 wrote:
At this point for 2019 you have:
1500m - Houlihan, Grace, Cranny
3k steeple - Frerichs, Quigley
5000m - Houlihan (if she can double or wants to), Schweizer, Fraser, M Hall
10,000m - Infeld, M Hall, Schweizer, Fraser, Jorgeson, Cragg (for 2020 if she doesn’t make Marathon team)
Marathon (2020) - Shalane, Cragg, Jorgensen
I put this in the order of who I think would be most likely to make it
There seems to be a lot of cross over in the 10k. I think Hall is a little stronger in the 10k, and Infeld is the most talented at 10k but needs get healthy, though she has shown she can get fit quick. I think Schweizer will stick with the 5k.
No conflict in the steeple. I think Grace will get a world spot even if she decides for some reason to go back to the 800m. Cranny, Fraser, and Jorgensen may have the hardest shots making the teams, but I wouldn’t can’t them out.
Makes me kind of wonder how a coach like Jerry makes decisions on events and races... it's not like college where he has to worry about points or titles. But it's kind of hard for him to look out for each athlete individually, because what might be the best option for one could end up keeping another off the world team.. and then how does he prioritize them?