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January 29, 2021

Trials of Miles Texas Qualifier: Bria Wetsch, Emma Spencer Among Those Chasing 10,000 Meter OTQ

Over the next few days, CITIUS MAG and Trials of Miles Racing will be unveiling some of the key athletes registered for next month’s Texas Qualifier meet happening on Feb. 26 and 27th. 

The first night of the meet will be aimed for athletes to achieve the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials qualifying marks. The second night of action will get faster with some of the sport’s top stars aiming for Olympic qualifying times that would have them set for the Summer Games in Tokyo.

Race organizers plan to have strict COVID-19 protocols in place that will require athletes to get tested before the meet and implement social distancing and mask requirements before and after the race.

There will be a FREE broadcast of the meet available on The CITIUS MAG YouTube Channel. Subscribe now.

If you are interested in sponsoring a race at the meet, please contact race organizer Cooper Knowlton via email – [email protected]

Also…check out the fields for the:






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20 women have registered to possibly chase the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials qualifying standard of 32:25 on Friday night. Several of these women competed at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta.

Among the notable names in contention are:

Bria Wetsch

Wetsch was recently profiled by Taylor Dutch and Runner’s World for her major breakthrough at The Marathon Project in December, where she took seven minutes off her personal best to place 10th in 2:29:50. Many may be familiar with her name as a former high school star who went on run at the University of Oregon. Upon graduating, she went on to work as an accountant in Portland, Ore. before getting back into running. Unfortunately, a string of injuries to her Achilles plagued her from 2016 to  2017. She qualified for and then competed at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, where she ran 2:37:58 for a personal best in the hilly and windy conditions and finished 27th overall.

Tansey Lystad

Lystad has participated in several of the Trials of Miles virtual race challenges. Last December, she notched a personal best of 15:41.27 for 5,000 meters at the Sound Running Track Meet. She was seventh at the 2020 USATF Cross Country Championships.

Emma Spencer

Last summer, Emma ran a personal best of 16:04.95 for 5,000 meters at the Music City Distance Carnival. She also owns a personal best of 2:37:05 for the marathon when she placed 18th at the 2018 Berlin Marathon. Her personal best of 33:44.44 for 10,000 meters was set the following March.

Molly Grabill

Grabill ran a personal best of 71:45 at the 2020 Houston Half before taking 25th at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. She has personal bests of 15:47.69 for 5,000 meters and 32:59.51 for 10,000 meters.

Brittney Feivor

The last time Feivor raced 10,000 meters on the track was when she was competing for Marquette at the 2017 NCAA West Regionals. Since graduating, she has taken well to the roads and set personal bests of 72:11 for the half marathon and 2:35.10 for the marathon.

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