Team USA Monterey Bay Recruiting


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Team USA Monterey Bay Recruiting

Postby sl » Wed May 07, 2003 10:16 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mark Winitz
Tel: (650) 948-0618
Fax: (650) 949-2172
winitz@earthlink.net

TEAM USA MONTEREY BAY DISTANCE RUNNING TRAINING CENTER
NOW RECRUITING ATHLETES

SEASIDE, Calif. - (May 7, 2003) - The Team USA Monterey Bay Distance
Running Training Center, located at California State University, Monterey
Bay, is now recruiting talented post-collegiate long distance runners
(3,000 meters to marathon). The Center will open on July 15, 2003. Bob
Sevene -- the well-known distance coach who coached Joan Benoit Samuelson
among many others -- has been contracted as Head Coach and will be
reviewing athlete applications.

Team USA Monterey Bay plans to select four athletes over the next four to
six weeks to be in residence at the Center on or around July 15. The
Center hopes to select four additional athletes to be on board by the end
of the year.

Interested athletes can visit the Center's web site for instructions,
details regarding athlete support, and an athlete application form at:

csumb.edu/teamusa

With the appointment of Bob Sevene and a commitment to the development of
world class runners, Team USA Monterey Bay's directors have applied to be
an official training center of the Team USA Distance Running Program. The
national program, created by Running USA and USA Track & Field, is
dedicated to developing and promoting U.S. distance runners. There are
currently four Team USA Training Centers with over 35 athletes operating
in California (San Diego/Mammoth Lakes), Michigan, Minnesota and New
York. Since 2001, Team USA Distance Running athletes - led by Olympians
Deena Drossin and Meb Keflezighi - have set one world road record, seven
national records and numerous personal records and won World Championship
medals and 28 national titles.

ABOUT TEAM USA MONTEREY BAY
Team USA Monterey Bay, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit
organization committed to developing, supporting and promoting U.S.
distance running stars capable of winning medals in Olympic and World
Championship competition. We are also committed to creating role models
for the general community who will promote physical fitness and a
positive and productive lifestyle for people of all ages. We are a
Pacific Association/USATF member club. Visit us on the web at
csumb.edu/teamusa.

Team USA Monterey Bay's primary partner is California State University,
Monterey Bay. Thanks to our major sponsors: Big Sur International
Marathon, MY BMW/MY Cars, Pebble Beach Company, Granite Construction,
Monterey Bay Half Marathon, Empire Runners, Reebok Aggies, Clear Channel
and Dugan Smith & Hutkin, LLP. Additionally, Reebok International has
committed apparel support to Team USA Monterey Bay, as needed.

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Re: Team USA Monterey Bay Recruiting

Postby dl » Wed May 07, 2003 3:27 pm

I'm curious to see what kind of athletes this team will get. I wish them nothing but the best, but I'm a bit sceptical of who'll they'll get with the Farm Team just up the road.

Of course, the Farm Team doesn't offer housing and a stipend like TUSA-MB plans to, but if they're only going to start with a group of four or so, will there be enough synergy to get something going?

What do others think?
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