Media Conference Thursday
Elzie Coleman, just named national high school athlete of the year for the 2004 indoor season, said he is shooting for the US Olympic Trials qualifying standard in the 400 meters. The A standard is 45.00. If less than 28 runners meet this mark, the field is filled out with runners meeting the B standard (45.85). The Newburgh Free Academy senior ran 45.92 indoors when he set the HS national record at the Simplot Games in Idaho in February. |
Burks retired recently from the Army, where he coached military athletes in Europe. He said he has coached runners who were as good an athlete as Coleman, but none who had the same will to succeed. "No matter how fast he runs, Elzie wants more."
Brigham, a senior at the host St. Paul's Episcopal school in Mobile, won the Nokia Sugar Bowl 1600 in New Orleans last week for the second straight year. He is entered in the 3200 this week, and he said he is in good shape for a PR. |
A junior at St. Paul's Episcopal, Lenn just got a PR in the 1600 at the Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic, and she is looking for the top competition this week to spur her to faster times. Lenn is a Foot Locker national finalist.
John Brigham, Tara Lenn, and Elzie Coleman jog on the new track at St. Paul's Episcopal,
where the Invitational Division will be held Saturday afternoon and evening.
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