May 4-5, 2001 at Welcome Stadium, Dayton OH

27th Roosevelt Memorial photo page

those Rockford girls

They come in waves, these distance runners from Rockford MI. With eight girls running under 5:20 for 1600 meters, they are well equipped for a big relay meet like this one. On Friday, they won three relays in 4 hours and set a national record in one, the 4x1600, with a time of 20:14.89, with all four runners less than their best. They had reasons to be tired, with this meet squeezed in between a meet Thursday, 11 hours round trip driving, and a prom Saturday night. Who knows what they can do rested? Coach Brad Prins thinks he knows -- a sub-20 minute 4-mile relay at the adidas Outdoor Championships in Raleigh in June. That would shatter their own national record of 20:30.57 set at Raleigh last year.

4x1600 - DMR - 4x800


4x1600 20:14.89

From left:
Linsey Blaisdell 5:00, Nikki Bohnsack 5:09, Kelsey Toedebusch 5:06, Kalen Toedebusch 5:00,
Sisters: Kelsey to Kalen
Kalen to Nikki
Nikki to Linsey
Linsey brings it home


Distance Medley 12:08.05

The sequence was 800-400-1200-1600

left, Aimee Keenan got out 2nd, took the lead at the end of a 67-second lap and handed off after a 2:22 first leg

above, Lisa Krueger ran 1:01 and handed off to Kalen Toedebusch

below, Kalen Toedebusch handed off to Linsey Blaisdell after a 3:42 leg

right, Linsey Blaisdell
finished in 5:02


4x800 9:35.90

Oak Ridge TN gave chase throughout
The tall Aimee Keenan (R) leans to her teammates' level.
Others, from left, are Kristi Powers, Lindsey Stebbins, and Brittnie Ogden


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