Tara Erdmann, a Nike Oregon Project long-distance runner, failed to meet the “A” qualifying standard time in the 10,000 meters on Friday night. She competed in front of 100+ fans at Jesuit High School’s track in Portland, Oregon.
Erdmann’s time of 34:19.41 was over the targeted mark of 31:45 needed to compete in the 10,000 meters for Team USA at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships next month in Moscow. Nike Oregon Project teammate Jordan Hasay has already reached the qualifying time and will be eligible to compete in the event.
Hasay will be joined by Shalane Flanagan and former Arizona State Sun Devils runner Amy Hastings for Team USA.
Erdmann competed at Loyola Marymount where she had an incredible collegiate career including multiple All-American honors in cross country and track and field. She was particularly successful in the the 6k and 5k in college, but is doing longer distances for the Nike Oregon Project.