Last Thursday Helen Crofts and Jessica Smith competed in California at the USATF High Performance Distance Classic (also known as Oxy).
This meet always attracts very competitive fields in the distance events and provides an excellent opportunity to run fast times. Smith came third and Crofts was fifth in section two of the women’s 800 meter competition producing times of 2:01.78 and 2:02.10 respectively, performances that rank them second and fourth in the Canadian rankings.
Commenting on the race Smith stated, “both Helen and I are in excellent condition and exceptionally fit, but we did not run tactically smart races, got boxed in and that no doubt caused us to run slower then we could have. However it was a great experience and both of us look forward to our next race that takes place this coming Saturday in Austin, Texas.”