LMU Alum Erdmann 3rd at USA Championships
Loyola Marymount alum Tara Erdmann finished third in the 10,000m at the 2013 USATF National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa Thursday.
June 21, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa - Loyola Marymount alum Tara Erdmann finished third in the 10,000m at the 2013 USATF National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa Thursday.
The 2011 LMU grad finished in 32:24.16, just behind her Nike-sponsored Oregon Project teammate Jordan Hasay (32:17.34). Shalane Flanagan, an Olympic bronze medalist, won her third USA 10K title, which was also her 15th overall national title.
Erdmann and Hasay are now in contention to join Flanagan and represent the United States team for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow in August, but must achieve an IAAF "A" or "B" (32:05.00) standard to qualify. Under USA Track & Field rules, the pair have until July 20 to improve their times. IAAF rules permit two A's and one B to make up a three-person team.
"Basically, we need one to get the 'A' and the other to get the 'B' and they can both go," Erdmann and Hasay's Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar told Race Results Weekly.
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