SB Track Club sends four to USA T&F Championships

Barbara Nwaba is No. 2 in the country in the heptathlon. (Presidio Sports Photo)

Barbara Nwaba is No. 2 in the country in the heptathlon. (Presidio Sports Photo)

 

Beginning Thursday, four Santa Barbara Track Club athletes enter one of the most important competitions of the season with the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, OR determining Team USA squads for the IAAF World Championships, Thorpe Cup and other opportunities to represent the United States in 2015.

Barbara Nwaba, Lindsay Schwartz, Lindsay Lettow and Tom FitzSimons are representing Santa Barbara in Eugene.

At the 2014 national championships, Nwaba finished 2nd with 6,307 pts in the Heptathlon, a personal record at the time. Qualifying only days prior to the national championships, FitzSimons also reached the podium, surprising the field with a third place and 7,645 pts in the Decathlon.

The two-day Heptathlon and Decathlon competitions will take place Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26 at the University of Oregon’s historic Hayward Field.

 

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