Stephanie Brown Trafton, the 2008 Olympic Trials champion, finished third in the 2008 Olympic Trials. In 2012, she not only won, but busted it open with her last throw of 213-07. Stephanie also set a new AR this past spring. Here, Mark Winitz, one of Cal Track's long time journalists, writes about one of the Golden States greatest athletes, along with some comments on several of the California athletes who are making the 2012 Trials simply an amazing event!Special thanks to editor Christine Johnson for alerting us to this one!
Bio: Larry Eder has had a 44 year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub 4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Track & Field to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts and RunBlogRun.
Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says:
"I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."