The Stanford Invite saw some outstanding performances as always. Ali Williams, Kristen Hemphill and Wendy Thomas all have their eyes towards the Trials now having earned the standard in their respective races. Kristen got the BRC/Adidas ball rolling Friday night in the steeplechase as she got a personal best by a second and a "B" standard with her 10:08. Next up, was Ali in the 5k, who knocked over 20 seconds off of her previous (and already fast) 5k PR to clock 15:24 and finish 4th overall in an talent-laden field. Wendy certainly didn't disappoint in her debut track 10k as she also had a ridiculous PR to run 32:47. Ali punched her ticket to the Olympic Trials with her "A" standard while Wendy was just barely off with her "B" standard that will likely be bettered as the season progresses. Look out Eugene!
Easter Sunday saw Colorado Springs host the Inaugural Hams and Hamstrings 5k, where fearless team leader Cody Hill took 2nd place among the men (and overall), while Shannon Payne won the women's race.
Cody Hill as a lithe, graceful little impala gliding across an urban serengeti en route to 2nd place and $100.