Tara Erdmann has come a long way from here under the radar status at Loyola Marymount. After a year of training with the Nike Oregon Project, Erdmann finds herself on the cusp of making her first world championship team.
In Des Moines Erdmann finished a surprise 3rd behind new teammate, Jordan Hasay. Now the two are burdened with the task of running the IAAF 10k standard.
"A" standard - 31:45
"B" standard - 32:05
Here are the scenarios that will get Erdmann to Moscow:
Run the "A" and will go outright.
Run the "B" and Jordan must run the "A."