The 2014 Thorpe Cup

by Ryann Krais

Thorpe cup is an absolutely awesome experience where the USA heptathletes/decathletes compete together against the German team. This year it was hosted in Marburg, Germany which is a beautiful and welcoming town. Fans fill the stands and line the high jump pits. The competition is a bonding experience among AND between the teams. I am fortunate to have competed in Marburg for my third time and have come away with special experiences each time. Competitively it has been a difficult season for me having been plagued by injury. However, the USA girls have done an amazing job of putting the USA back on the map in the combined events and they showed that again this weekend by competing fiercely. I'm proud and blessed to be a part of this. I want to say a big thanks to all the prayers we have received from all around the country. I'm eager to take some recovery time so I can hit the track at 100% this year. Here are some pics from the event:

Photos from Rick Reaser and the girls