Episode 40 – The Contenders – 2021 Outdoor Nationals

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5:06 – Jared Pangallozzi
19:38 – Parley Hannan
37:13 – Ryan Cutter
51:43 – Esther Seeland
1:04:24 – Matt Wilkinson
1:18:43 – Kassie Rosenbum

The D3 Outdoor National Championships start Thursday! We sat down with 6 contenders to cover their seasons so far and how they’re feeling going into the weekend. It was great to Welcome back Parley and Matt to D3 Glory Days as well as get new perspectives from current athletes. They cover off on their training, how they’ll handle the heat, and give a few predictions.

Jared will be running the 10k and 5k. This season he ran 29:20 – which is #10 All Time in D3 History for the 10k and 14:27 for the 5k. He goes into the 10k with the #1 time and #12 in the 5k

Parley will also be competing in the 10k/5k. She ram 34:12 and 16:17 for both events. 16:17 currently sits #6 All Time and she goes into both events ranked #1

Ryan had 3 qualifying times but opted for the 10k/5k double. He’s run 29:43 and 14:20 which is good for 4th and 5th heading into the weekend.

Esther, the reigning 800m champ, looks to defend her title. She goes into why she’ll only be running the 800 after posting the top time in the 400 and #3 in the 1500. She goes into the weekend with a PB of 2:02 is #2 on the All-Time List

Matt will be taking on the Steeple/5k double. He ran nation leading times of 8:44 and 13:58 which puts him #3 All Time by less than .3 seconds and his 5k sits 7th All Time.

Kassie looks to be Parley’s biggest competition this weekend. She is the reigning 10k Champion and has run 34:19 and 16:45. She is #2 in the 10k and #7 in the 5k.

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You can find information about the National Meet here: https://tf.deltatiming.com/ncaa/2021-ncaa-d3-outdoor-championships

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