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Quigley and Thweatt Smash 10km PR’s

BTC's Laura Thweatt

BTC’s Laura Thweatt

Release provided by Lee Troop.

Boulder Track Club team captains Sean Quigley and Laura Thweatt last night had the race of their careers at the Stanford Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto.

Thweatt made her 10km professional debut taking 1min and 34secs off her collegiate best 10km running 32.15 and finishing 9th overall (2nd American). Her performance gave her another USATF National Qualifying time for Des Moines in June along with her 5km and saw her fall only 10secs short of the “B” qualifying time for the World Championships later this year in Moscow which is 32.05 (The “A” Standard is 31.45)

Sean Quigley finally ended 5 years of frustration posting a new personal record of 27.50 and breaking his previous best time if 28.03. He finish 9th overall (3rd American) which also qualifies him for Nationals in June along with his 5km also but more significantly it was a World Championships “B” qualifying time for Moscow (28.05) and only 10secs off the”A” standard which is 27.40.

Also competing for the BTC last night was Matt Tebo who finished 16th in the 5km running 14.16 which was a season’s best. It has been a tough 2 months for Matt with a recent move to Seattle, WA where he is still adjusting but none-the-less it was a step back in the right direction.

BTC Coach and Executive Director Lee Troop is ecstatic with last nights results. “I am delighted for both Sean and Laura who raced to life time personal records last night and put themselves in their races to be competitive against the countries best athletes. What is most satisfying for me is this result is a reward for the commitment they both made to the program 18 months ago and in that time they have followed every instruction exactly as planned. It would have been great to have these results last year but the reality is they were both not ready physically and I did not want to fast-track or rush them. They believed in the long term plan and strategy I put in front of them, they did not get upset or frustrated and that is what makes last nights results so special and one of the most memorable moments of my coaching career so far,” claimed Troop.

* In other news, BTC sprinter Jeremy Dodson continued his return to good form winning both the 100m and 200m at the Colorado State University Jack Christiansen Invitational on Saturday (04/27). Dodson who is trying to reclaim the form he add in 2011 that saw him make his first World Championship team is making great progress to have himself in contention for a legitimate shot at this years World Championships in Moscow.

1st Jeremy Dodson  10.00 (wind 4.5)
11th Quinton Dodson 10.64 (wind 4.5)

1st Jeremy Dodson  20.37 (wind 3.2)
13th Quinton Dodson 22.34 (wind 3.2)


* New BTC M.U.T team member Kerrie Adair Bruxvoort was the first female in the “Zane Grey” 50 Mile race in Pine, AZ with a winning time of 10hrs and 3mins.

Further enquires, please contact Lee Troop 720-532-5549

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