Thursday, June 21, 2012

Yes/No: Olympic Trials Question #1

Unless you have been living under a rock, you already know that the Olympic Trials in Track and Field will be taking place in Eugene, Oregon over the next two weeks.  We've prepared a few Yes/No questions that we will offer up throughout the event as some local athletes prepare to compete for an Olympic berth.

See our first question below and stay tuned for more as you follow along with all the coverage on Down the Backstretch.

Some non-DtB sites to bookmark for the Trials:
- Olympic Trials Home
- Schedule
- Event entries/declared athletes

On to the contest...the first question of the Olympic Trials is...

Yes/No: Katie McGregor or Hassan Mead finish in the top eight in their respective races in the 10000 meters on Friday nights?

Katie McGregor is currently ranked 16th among the entrants in the Olympic Trials 10000 meters.  She has run 32:37 in 2012.  McGregor's personal best in the event is 31:21.  She finished third in the 2007 and 2009 USA Championships and fourth in the 2008 Olympic trials, all in the 10000 meters.

Hassan Mead has run 28:12.74 and is ranked 17th in the field of Olympic Trials 10000 meter men.  He is fresh off a fourth place finish at the NCAA Championships in the 5000 Meters.  Mead is more experienced in the 5000 meters and is currently entered in that race as well at the Olympic Trials.

To play our game, simply type "yes" or "no" into the subject line of an e-mail and send it to us at DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com before 8:30 P.M. CDT, Friday, June 22nd. Please put your answers in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail.

My answer: Yes

Last week's question was: Will Kara Goucher win the USA Half Marathon Championship AND break the course record of 1:10:00 on Saturday? The answer was yes - Goucher won and ran 1:09:46.  Thirty-two players answered correctly this week.  The first-place group remained the same and includes Jim GlazerRyan AylesworthGloria JansenEvan RobertsMike Mason, and Dan Vogel.

For all the results, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner, HERE.

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