Cabral never planned on making the 2012 team when he was younger, so 2016 is the year he's "thought about since he was a kid".
The women's field includes Diane Nukuri, US 5000 champ Nicole Tully and former NCAA champ Emma Bates. *Race Website
Includes a funny anecdote about why Coach Gags wanted Cabral on the team.
"When I first was looking to join New Jersey*New York Track Club, I met with Coach Gags [Frank Gagliano], and he gave me this big hug and welcomed me to the team. He’s like, “Donn, do you (know) why I think you’ll be good for the team and why I really want you on the team?” And I was thinking that he was going to say he saw me at Penn Relays, he likes the way I finish races or my toughness or how hard I train — all the reasons that people are confident in themselves. And his answer, why he wants me on the team, is because I’m from the East Coast. He was telling me that he thinks that everyone shouldn’t have to uproot their lives and move out to Oregon if they want to be the best runner they can be. And so I don’t think that’s on my mind every day at the club, but I think occasionally it is really refreshing."
Ashley Higginson and Bridget Franek are in the steeple. Mike Rodgers and English Gardner are in the 100s. Full fields can be found here.
True will face USATF Running Circuit champ Christo Landry, Ryan Vail, Donn Cabral, Luke Puskedra and others. Women's field includes Amy Hastings, Laura Thweatt, Jen Rhines, Mattie Suver, Alexi Pappas, Neely Gracey.
There are some really good races with Genzebe Dibaba in the mile against Morgan Uceny, Cory McGee and Gabe Grunewald. Bernard Lagat faces Emmanuel Bett, Donn Cabral, Garrett Heath and more in the 2-mile. A ton of good sprint/field action as well including Jenn Suhr in the PV, Brianna Rollins vs Sally Pearson in the 100H, 100 with Nesta Carter, Mike Rodgers, Kim Collins and Chijindu Ujah. Aries Merritt vs David Oliver in the 110H and Carmelita Jeter, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Allyson Felix in women's 100. *Full Startlists
It's interesting to just go down the list of names and realize how stacked this team is now: Robby Andrews, Russell Brown, Kyle Merber and Donn Cabral to name a few.