I saw it on TV, congrats to her and the best of luck in London, I have a feeling
she will do well.
"A judge at the state cross country championships disqualified her because
her shorts were rolled at the waistband and rules state uniforms "must be
worn as the manufacturer intended" to be legal."Egads. What
a miserable existence that judge must live.
Few people have proper understanding of the combination of talent and hard work
that it takes to make the Olympic team. There are only THREE people in the
entire United States in each event that get to go. Very very few athletes get to
make it even just to the Olympic Trials. The guy that wipes out the field in a
competitive local 5 K may still be a good minute away from just qualifying for
the Trials. Out of those who qualified, you have to beat everybody except two to
make the team. It is not a matter of dedicating yourself for three months
"to get ready". This preparation takes years and will accept no
exceptions or excuses. And then the stars have to align on the day of the race.
A minor cold, for example, is often enough to lose a few precious seconds that
are desperately needed to make that top three because everybody you are racing
knows how to make it hurt as well as you.Congratulations to Shalaya
on making the team.
RationalSalt Lake City, UTobviously even in cross country the
judges get in the way of winning. They should track down the judge, and
inteview him/her about disquialifying a future olympian at a state cross country
meet for not wearing gym shorts right. Find out what he/she is doing
Nice article good luck in the olympics