Shannon Rowbury Teleconference Excerpts

06/25/2008 - 13:11

RowburyFVadidastrack08_1.jpg USA Track & Field on Tuesday hosted a media teleconference with current U.S. 1,500m leader Shannon Rowbury, who will attempt to make her first Olympic Team at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, held in Eugene, OR. The first round of the women's 1500m is scheduled for July 3, with the final on Sunday, July 6, the final day of competition. The 2007 NCAA indoor mile champion while at Duke, Rowbury has bounced back from a stress fracture in her hip to have a stunning 2008. She was a somewhat surprise 3000m winner at the 2008 AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, but she's been even more impressive outdoors. On May 18 at the adidas Track Classic, Robury won the 1,500m in 4:01.61, a personal best by nearly six full seconds. It was a world leader at the time and is the fifth-fastest ever by an American. She currently is the third-fastest woman in the world so far in 2008. Most recently, she honed her speed in the 800m, placing fourth at the Prefontaine Classic in 2:01.03.

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