Amy Hastings and Desiree Davila Teammates Again?
by Jon Gugala
August 16, 2012
Earlier today, RunBlogRun reported the leaving of 2012 Olympian Amy
Hastings from the Mammoth Track Club, with a possible interest in the
Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, which would match her Brooks contract.
In an email sent to RBR within the last hour, Hastings confirmed her
departure, saying, “I am extremely grateful for everything Terrence
[Mahon, coach of MTC], the MTC, and the town of Mammoth [have] done for
me but I feel that I am at a point in my life where I would like to make
“I am currently looking for a new place to train but I have not made any final decisions as to where I am going yet.”
While Hastings may have not decided officially, from an anonymous source
in the HBDP camp, the source reported that Kevin Hanson, who with
brother Keith founded and coaches the team in Rochester Hills, Mich.,
has informed the team of Hastings’ interest in joining.
“[The Hansons] like her, but last I heard were awaiting approval from the women’s team,” the source said.
The source added that the chief thumbs-up had to come from 2012 Olympian
in the marathon Desiree Davila. Seeing as how Davila was a teammate of
Hastings at Arizona State University and that the pair has a close
relationship, this seems a rubber-stamp decision.
The source was unsure of the possibility of the addition of two-time
U.S. 5,000-meter bronze medalist Angela Bizzarri, who also has left MTC
Stay with RBR as this story continues to develop.