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usnspecialist
RE: Katelyn Touhy announces focus to olympic trials

Yeah right. wrote:


Astrid wrote:

She can definitely make the trials. Her 5000m time is close to the qualifier and she has faster XC times than other runners who have run qualifying track times. Something like that will be her first time having proper competition though so it’ll be interesting to see how she handles it. I think she will do well. Not sure if she would make the team or not


Do you know anything about the trials?! You don’t get a look in unless you run sub 15:40. Are you saying she ran 15:40 on a XC course?

Yes she can probably run sub 15:40 on the TRACK and make the trials, but please give other 5k runners in the country respect.


Well considering she ran 1537 indoors last January, maybe ought to give katelyn a little more respect (and do your research).

That being said, it is way too far out from the trials to be "focusing" on that, much less predicting how she will do. She clearly has the talent to make the finals, but it all depends on who shows up and how they develop. In December of 2014, how many people would have predicted that Shelby houlihan (with a 5k PR of 1611) would have made the Olympic team (much less the Olympic final) in 2016.

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