Sunday, January 17, 2010

Athlete of the Week - Josh Simpson

The AotW for January 11th-17th is Josh Simpson. Josh ran 1:03:26 at the Houston Half Marathon, also the USATF Half Marathon Championship, for 8th place. He's been getting in some great workouts in the Shell, and this is the result. (Artistic representation of training in the Shell building here.) Josh's next stop is USATF Cross, where he'll try to qualify for World XC. Best of luck. Special tip o' the cap to Alex Dent and Josie Crouch. If any other AAA girl harbors a desire to win a distance title this spring, you had better be training terrified.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Athlete of the Week - Jacob Burcham

The AotW for January 4th - 10th is Jacob Burcham a freshman at Cabell Midland High School. Over the weekend Mr. Burcham completed a 4:35.82/2:07.30 double at the Marietta College HS Open Meet #1, winning the 1600m and placing 2nd in the 800m. This weekend essentially kicked off the indoor season and Jacob looks to be a force on the track all through the winter and spring. Special tip 'o the cap to the other high schoolers who got their indoor seasons started, especially Josie Crouch (2:22.87) and Alex Dent (5:21.29). Track has finally returned...