College Track and Field Barefoot

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    Just got a direct message reply back from Mary. She will not compete barefoot this spring. She will start barefoot training this summer and will start doing barefoot races in the fall for cross country.
     
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    Another update:

    Just found out on her page on the "Save IG" site that Mesa Community College barefoot running sensation Quin Johnson has announced that she will transfer to D1 school Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for her final 2 years of college. She will compete on the cross country and track teams there and will do so in her bare feet as well!

    A picture of her signing the letter of intent is posted on the BRS Facebook page.
    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is nicknamed the Islanders and they compete in the Southland Conference.
     
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    Results from last week:

    Lisha van Onselen(Coastal Carolina) Sat out East Carolina meet for precautionary health reasons (asthma)

    Joanna Topham(Hawkeye CC) - Cornell(IA) Invite: 2nd in women's 1500 (4:51.88) and won women's 5000 (18:56.55). Wore shoes due to cooler temps.

    Alayna Kollasch (Hawkeye CC) - Cornell College Invite: 2nd in women's 800 (2:28.89). Wore shoes due to cooler temps.

    Nokuthula Dlamini (Texas Tech) - Texas A&M Reveille Invite: Won women's 3000 meter steeplechase (10:35.98) & women's 5000 (17:09.88). Wore shoes for safety reasons.

    Quin Johnson(Mesa) - Sun Angel Classic: 25th overall in a big field in women's 1500 (4:45.87) - Barefoot.

    Ikageng Gaorenkwe (Central Arizona) - Sun Angel Classic: 5th in men's 5000 (14:40.15) - Barefoot.
     
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    Only update from this past weekend (April 12-13):

    Mesa's Quin Johnson ran solo in the women's 5000 meters race on Friday (4/12) in the Mesa Invite. She ran a time of 17:50.59 (Barefoot of course) and qualified for the outdoor nationals track meet in May.

    Central Arizona's Ikageng Gaorenkwe withdrew from the men's 1500 meter race at the UC San Diego invite, staying back in Arizona to have some knee discomfort checked out. Not sure when he will compete next.
     
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    I wish I could run that fast! My best 5K time was like 29 minutes-ish.
     
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    BREAKING:

    Just happened - At the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational late Thursday night (4/18), Texas Tech's Nokuthula Dlamini finished 8th in her heat in the women's 5000 meters event ( She ran in the second fastest heat of the 8 heats based on qualifying time; heat 1 had fastest qualifiers & heat 8 the slowest qualifiers). Her time of 16:30.82 placed her in the top 35 finishers out of some 250 finishers overall. She set a personal best time by 39 seconds!
    And, yes, she ran her heat in her BARE FEET!!

    Post race photo of her and her bare feet are going up on the Facebook and Messenger pages.
     
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    Have an update on a previous post:

    Texas Tech's Nokuthula Dlamini recently ran a time of 17:09.88 in the women's 5000 meters event at the Texas Relays meet two weeks ago. I mentioned that she ran in shoes. Turns out a picture on the team's website shows that Nokuthula was competing barefoot in that race. It means that she has now run her last two 5000 meter races in bare feet!
     
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