The Bowerman Track Club is hosting the Prickly Pear Invitational in Arizona today (Saturday) at 5 p.m. local time (7 p.m. ET), with 800m and 3,000m races happening. The women’s 3,000m in particular is stacked with talent, including Canada’s own Gabriela DeBues-Stafford. Other big names toeing the line include Colleen Quigley (who recently announced her departure from BTC), Gwen Jorgensen, Karissa Schweizer, Marielle Hall, Elise Cranny and Emily Infeld. Emma Coburn initially appeared on the startlist but it looks like she is no longer racing.
In a season with so few races, track fans are hungry for a good competition, and this one will deliver, for sure.
The men’s 3,000m will also provide viewers with some exciting racing. The field includes Woody Kincaid, Evan Jager, Grant Fisher and Ed Cheserek, among others.
You can watch the meet on USATF.tv, which requires a Runnerspace +Plus account. The broadcast begins at 6:50 p.m. ET. Click here to sign up. Bowerman will be uploading video of the event on Monday for those who don’t catch it live today.