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RE: Katelyn Touhy announces focus to olympic trials

usnspecialist wrote:

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.

This. Tuohy ran 15:37 in January SOLO (won by over 2 minutes), and as evidenced by her cross season, especially prior to her injury, she is continuing to improve. Assuming she stays healthy, I don't think 15:0x for Katelyn nearly 2 years from now is that much of a stretch, but any number of other hurdles could come up by then as well. We'll just have to wait and see, and in the meantime enjoy witnessing the performances of one of the greatest high school athletes in US history.

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