It was Memorial Day weekend, and once again, the gang was all there: the entire running family. We had Bible-thumping “uncle” Jim--from the (Kansas) Ryun side of the family--and his style conscious wife, Anne; brother “Bones” Albright and his sidekick Andy “Warbucks” Warden; cousin Tyreek “Coffee” Hill; jumpin’ “JP” Friday; distance cousins Andres “Señor Speed” Arroyo and Lily “Lupe” Williams, second cousin-in-law Erica “The Streak” Sergeant, and brother Chris “The Blackmeister” Hollis. And even though he couldn’t make it personally, Peter “Jersey Mike” Cancro “sent his best.”
After running a blazing 20.49 and 10.19 in the prelims, he had to settle for a second place 10.41 in the 100 finals, Tyreek laid down a jaw dropping US #2 All-Time 20.14 200m.
The top athletes from across the south are in Orlando for the 2012 Golden South Classic. The top events of the night will be the 100 meter dash and the 1600 meter run. Both events are qualifiers for the prestigious Dream 100 and Dream Mile in New York City on June 9th.
Marvin Bracy's personal coach and trainer Ricky Argro has informed flrunners.com that the sprint sensation will not compete in the 2012 Golden South Classic. Bracy suffered a hamstring injury at the 4A State Finals in Jacksonville and is still hoping to qualify for the Olympic Trials in Oregon at the end of June.
Todd Grasley and Jason Byrne of MileSplit teamed up with guest Alex Lohr of Flotrack at the MileSplit HQ in Orlando, Florida in this live show to preview all of the action going on tomorrow at Golden South.
Daniel's Andre Ivankovic ran a 4:15 mile at the Golden South Classic, good for a third place finish.
Boone's Olympic hopeful, Marvin Bracy, started doing sprint work again late last week, but his status for Saturday's Golden South Classic track and field meet at First Academy is still uncertain. The FSU football signee suffered a left hamstring strain while winning his third consecutive state 100-meter dash title on May 5. (via Orlando Sentinel)
Todd Grasley and Jason Byrne of MileSplit host Flotrack's Alex Lohr at the MileSplit HQ for a look ahead at tomorrow's Golden South Classic.