Friday, June 18, 2010

Carrie Tollefson's Comeback Starts with 5K Road Win

Former Villanova great and 2004 1500 Olympian Carrie Tollefson has a double comeback confronting her. Most immediately, Tollefson is trying to regain her fitness after the birth of her first child on April 1 of this year. More generally, Tollefson has been plagued by injuries over the past several years and wishes to make one more attempt to make the 2012 USA olympic team. Tonight she won the William Irvin 5K in Duluth, Minnesota -- one of the shorter races associated with Grandma's Marathon. Her time -- 18:24.5 -- was over three minutes slower than her 15:04.07 PR, but comebacks start with baby steps.

William A. Irvin 5K

1. Carrie Tollefson F 33 St Paul MN 18:24.5
2. Erin Ward F 35 St Paul MN 18:24.8
3. Kathleen Monaghan F 42 Duluth MN 18:26.3
4. Michelle Oman F 36 Mankato MN 18:46.7

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