Alexi Pappas, of the Nike Oregon Track Team, finished 1st overall in the 3,000 meters UW Invitational last weekend in a stunning 9:02:36 time.  After training in Mammouth with Deena Kastor and teammates in January, Alexi returned home to a strong showing in her first race of the year.  

Catch her post race interview on Flotrack here:  http://bit.ly/16eSHwg .

Elite Marathoner Bryan Morton finished an impressive 2nd place overall at the 3M Half Marathon in Austin, with a time of 67:16, more than 3 minutes off his previous PR.  Bryan had this to say after the race, "Pretty stoked with the result as it was planned as more of a workout than a race. In the end I came away with a 3 minute half marathon PR of 67:16 and 2nd overall against some solid runners from around Texas. What was even crazier is that I was able to recover incredibly quickly and get right back into my training block. Big thanks to you guys!"

Great job Alexi and Bryan, congrats on your early season performances!