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Manteo Mitchell may be racing this weekend (see below), but he always finds time to give back. On Tuesday morning, he shared his journey and a dose of inspiration with students at the Big Walnut Intermediate School in Ohio via Zoom. At the USATF Annual Meeting in December, Manteo shared that he has integrated these virtual experience into his speaking engagement schedule, giving him the opportunity to say ‘yes’ more often when it comes to making an impact on the lives of future superstars.
ElliptiGO is increasing support for HOKA Northern Arizona Elite with a team product sponsorship. “The team will incorporate ElliptiGO-integrated training to supplement their running without added impact.” Ben Rosario said, “We’ve had our ElliptiGO for a few weeks and have already put a good number of miles on it. It’s been an awesome tool for athletes we want to transition into higher mileage.” Read the full release, ElliptiGO Increases Support of Hoka NAZ Elite on SGB Media
Sandi Morris is an awesome pole vaulter, this you know. What you may not know is that she is also an accomplished musician. “Before delivering the year’s top pole vault, 4.90 meters, at the recent Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada, Morris took center stage for the national anthem…Her friends said she was amazing, but Morris would not go that far. ‘I love to sing and I am pretty good at it but I am definitely not Carrie Underwood,’ the Olympian told Reuters.” Read the full feature, Pole vaulting isn’t Morris’ only talent on Reuters
Related: See Sandi’s musical talent in action with this song she wrote, Travelin’ Girl
The Proof is in the … Sweet Tea?
Camille Herron shared the secret formula for crushing the 12 hour track world record at Desert Solstice. This week on Facebook, she posted, “About 10-11 hrs into Desert Solstice I started getting an intense craving for cold sweet tea. I don’t remember the last time I drank sweet tea, but we grew up on pot fulls of Mom’s home brewed sweet tea. Within 2 laps they got me some tea! ? I started having mental flashbacks to hot summers practicing bball and running inside for Mom’s sweet tea. I was able to continue on to break the 12 hr WR that had stood since 1991. I specifically remember the summer of ‘91 playing a lot of softball and bball and drinking Mom’s sweet tea. So yeah… sweet tea FTW! ❤️”
Also, apparently running for a really really long time gives you time to reflect back on cherished childhood memories. Sign me up!
This Weekend’s Action
While we would love to give you information on where everyone is competing, here is a quick rundown on where you can find some of the elite action this weekend. We’ll do our best to keep this updated, but please feel free to help us fill-in what we missed by commenting below!
|ETSU Buccaneer Invitational | February 2 & 3|
|Men’s 200m & 400m|
|Manteo Mitchell – finished first and second in his pre-lim heats for the 200m and 400m, respectively, on Friday afternoon, which qualified him to run the finals for each event on Saturday|
|Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe | Saturday, February 3|
|Women’s 60m Hurdles|
|Christina Manning||Jasmin Stowers|
|Millrose Games | Saturday, February 3 (all times EST)|
|Click here for live results|
|Women’s Racewalk | Noon|
|Men’s Racewalk | 1:18pm|
|Men’s Invitational Mile | 2:47pm|
|Brandon Hudgins||Chad Noelle|
|Women’s Pole Vault | 3:58pm|
|Women’s 60m Hurdles | 4:02pm|
|Kori Carter||Queen Harrison|
|Women’s 60m | 4:08pm|
|Women’s 3000m | 4:28pm|
|Katie Mackey||Lauren Paquette|
|Men’s 800m | 4:41pm|
|Men’s 3000m | 4:52pm|
|Garrett Heath||Ryan Hill|
|Wannamaker Women’s Mile | 5:27pm|
|Lauren Johnson||Brenda Martinez|
|Women’s 4x800m | 5:35pm|
|Cecilia Barowski||Kendra Chambers|
|Wannamker Men’s Mile | 5:50pm|
|Will Leer||Riley Masters|
|Camel City Elite | Saturday, February 3|
|Lianne Farber||Rachel Schneider|
|USATF Cross Country Championships | Saturday, February 3|
|Reed Fischer||Joseph Gray|
|Matt Llano||Biya Simbassa|
Erik Sowinski will be running an 800m in Germany at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on Saturday, February 3
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