Sunday, July 6, 2008

Michigan’s second generation runners

Two notable Trials competitors come from good Michigan bloodlines. Christine Babcock, who held the national high school 1500m record at 4:16.42 until Jordan Hasay broke it Friday, is the daughter of Kelly Spatz, a former Michigan State runner who competed in the 1984 Olympic Trials marathon. She also won a state mile crown for Saginaw Eisenhower.

In the 400 (6th in 51.26) and the 200 is Ebonie Floyd, who is the daughter of Delisa Walton, who held the state record in the 800 for many years until Geena Gall broke it. Walton married Stanley Floyd, a world class sprinter.

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