Chelsea Reilly, Emma Bates, Jenn Rhines, Becky Wade also racing. Men's field is lead by Ben Blankenship, Chris Thompson and Sean Quigley.
The women's field includes Diane Nukuri, US 5000 champ Nicole Tully and former NCAA champ Emma Bates. *Race Website
She's with the BAA High Performance team and has been doing altitude training in Mammoth Lakes.
*Q&A With Juliet Bottorff Who Was 7th Last Year
*Q&A With Jen Rhines On being elite as a masters runner she says, "I believe if you have a big (but attainable) goal that you're excited about, age isn't a limiting factor. As long as that excitement level is still there the performances will follow."
Athletes on the trip include Jen Rhines, Emma Bates, Juliet Bottorff, and Emily Lipari.
She'll face Kim Conley, Emma Bates, Kellyn Taylor and Juliet Bottoroff.
She beat Bates by just under 3-seconds while Cranny was 14-seconds back.
Emma Bates (10K) and Shalaya Kipp (steeple) are the one athletes seeded in the top 5 of their event.
Bates has been putting in 80-90 mile weeks and says her "big goal" is to win the 10K. Ihmels has told her he thinks she can win multipel NCAA titles and challenge the NCAA record in the 10,000.
Evan Jager, German Fernandez, Dan Huling and Alan Webb (Webb also listed in 800) are in the mile. Alexa Efraimson, Kate Grace, Emma Bates and Lauren Fleshman (also listed in mile) lead the women's 3k. Women's 5K has Betsy Saina, Emma Bates, Megan Goethals and Alexi Pappas
She was originally ruled ineligible to race regular season HS meets after she ran in an open college race where she beat Emma Bates.
Bates won a close race over Aisling Cuffe while Kithuka dominated his race by 33 seconds.