Missouri Qualifiers for USA Olympic Marathon Trials

Ten Missouri runners, who previously or currently live in Missouri, will toe the line Saturday morning in Houston to run for a chance to make their Olympic Dreams a reality and qualify for Team USA for the marathon at the London Olympics next summer.
11 total runners with Missouri connections qualified for the event but 10 are entered in the field of almost 400. Matt Tegenkamp, who ran the first two track 10k’s of his career last season, had a time fast enough to earn a berth in the trials but has never raced a competitive long distance road race. He’ll try to earn his second straight Olympic Team berth in either or both the 5k and 10k at the track and field team trials in Eugene, Oregon in early summer.
While none of the 10 runners with Missouri connections can be called favorites or is expected to finish in the top three and earn an Olympic Team berth, anything is possible over 26.2 miles. Several should be in contention with good races.There is no live television or internet broadcast sadly but a delayed television broadcast will air from 2-4pm CST on NBC.

An update with more about the runners is following and will be posted tonight.

Men’s Start: 8:00am CST
Women’s Start 8:15am CST
Women’s Qualifying Standards:
Track 10k: 33:00.00
Half Marathon: 1:15.00
Marathon: A Standard: 2:39.00, B Standard: 2:46.00
Men’s Qualifying Standards:
Track 10k: 28:30.00
Half Marathon: 1:05.00
Marathon: 2:19.00
Big River Running The Road to Houston: http://www.bigriverrunning.com/roadtohouston.php
Missouri USA Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifiers

Name, Hometown, High School, College, Club/Team/Sponsor
Serena (Ramsey) Burla
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Waukesha West High School ’01
University of Missouri

Ann Marie (Brooks) Chappell
St. Joeseph, Missouri
St. Joseph Central High School ‘97
University of Missouri
Julie Lossos
Wildwood, Missouri
Lafayette High School ’99
University of Missouri
Big River Running Company
former MICDS girls coach
Jackie (PIrtle) Hall,
St. Charles, Missouri
Francis Howell North High School ’01
University of Missouri/Lindenwood University
Angie Turner
Salem, Missouri
Salem High School ‘87
Tarkio College
Jason Lehmkuhle
St. Charles, Missouri
Duchesne High School ’96
Drake University
Saucony/Team USA Minnesota
Ryan Bak
Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut
Former St. Louis University assistant coach
Matt Hooley
Columbia, Missouri
Hickman High School ’00?
Carleton College
Adam McDowell
Manchester, Missouri
Parkway South High School ’97
University of Missouri
Big River Running Company
Parkway South High School Boys Coach
Tommy Neal
Leeton, Missouri
Leeton High School ‘01
Southwest Missouri State University/Central Missouri State University
Boulder Running Company/adidas
Matt Tegenkamp *earned qualifying time from 10k mark, but not expected to race
Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Lee’s Summit’00
Nike/Portland Elite

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