What To Watch at Lilac Grand Prix, Dr. Sander Invitational, BU Terrier Classic and the Razorback Invitational
Recapping USATF XC Championships, OAC's viral workouts and more.
On today's show, we recap the 2022 U.S. Cross Country Championships and share who is headed to represent Team USA at the World Cross Country Championships next month in Australia. Mac tells us a bit about his trip to Boulder, where the On Athletics Club’s videos have blown up the track internet. Plus, it’s going to be a remarkable weekend of indoor track so we pick some of the key races to watch at the Lilac Grand Prix, Dr. Sander Invitational, BU Terrier Classic and the Razorback Invitational.
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Here’s what you need to know:
USATF Cross Country Championships Recap: Edna Kurgat won her first U.S. title and closed the final kilometer of her 32:06 10K in 3:06. Makena Morley, Emily Durgin, Weini Kelati and Katie Izzo will all be representing Team USA for the first time when they head to the World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia. Emmanuel Bor won his first U.S. title at 34 years old and will head to his second World Cross Country Championships. Andrew Colley, Anthony Rotich, Sam Chelanga, Dillon Maggard and Reid Buchanan are the rest of your Team USA. Irene Riggs and Leo Young won the USATF U20 titles.
On Athletics Club’s Viral Workouts…
Last week, Mac Fleet connected with the OAC and got word about a solid workout the men and women were tackling ahead of their season opener so we booked him a flight to Boulder and he got to witness six guys run under 4:00 for 1600m and Alicia Monson crush a 4:26 for 1600m – all at 5,000+ feet of altitude. We’ll have a full video from the trip later this week. The On Athletics Club will open its season at the BU Terrier Classic (Yared Nuguse in the 3000m; Joe Klecker, George Beamish, Jonas Raess in the 5000m with Olli Hoare pacing) and the Dr. Sander Invitational (Alicia Monson, Sinta Vissa and Josette Norris in the mile; Sage Hurta-Klecker chasing the American record in the 1000m)
What We’re Watching This Weekend:
We put together a little handy guide for you to know how and what to watch for this weekend…
Lilac Grand Prix | Friday, 9 p.m. ET (Free YouTube live stream courtesy of Hayward Magic)
Cole Hocker opens up his season in the 3,000m; U.S. champion Sinclaire Johnson opens up her season in the 1500m against 4:03 woman Eleanor Fulton; Clayton Murphy is the men’s 1500m.
Dr. Sander Invitational | Friday and Saturday (USATF.TV with a subscription)
Pro action at The Armory is from noon to 2 p.m. ET on Saturday. Sage Hurta-Klecker vs. Ajee’ Wilson in the 1000m; Katelyn Tuohy returns to The Armory to race the mile against Alicia Monson, Josette Norris, Courtney Wayment + more pros; Eric Holt looks for a win in the mile to guarantee his spot in the Wanamaker Mile
BU Terrier Classic | Friday and Saturday (Flotrack with a subscription)
A stacked men’s 5000m on Friday night features the On Athletics Club, Tinman Elite, The Very Nice Track Club and world championship 5000m fourth place finisher Luis Grijalva; Cory McGee and Annie Rodenfels will be in the women’s mile on Saturday
BU Terrier Classic| Friday and Saturday (SEC Network+)
After breaking the NCAA indoor 600m record, Arkansas’ Britton Wilson is moving up to the 800m; Christian Coleman is running the 200m; The women’s 60m features Anna Cockrell, Anna Hall and Lolo Jones; Abby Steiner, Shamier Little, Anna Hall & Brittany Brown headline the 400m entries
INSIDE CITIUS MAG: On The CITIUS MAG Podcast, Dalilah Muhammad explains why the 400m hurdles has gotten so fast and where she sees the event going | Gary Martin blogged about his NCAA indoor track debut for UVA | Subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t miss when we drop Mac’s final video from his Boulder trip with OAC
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