Former Hoosiers Qualify for 2007 Olympic Trials Marathon
Oct. 27, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Indiana cross country and track and field standouts Jon Little and Eric Heins have each qualified for the Olympic Trials marathon, which will be held in New York in November, 2007.
Little, a 2003 IU graduate and letterwinner, ran the 42K race in a time of 2:21.48, placing 58th overall at the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon on Oct. 22. He recorded a pace of 5:24 per mile. Little is currently in law school at UMKC.
Heins, who competed for the Hoosiers during the indoor season of 2000, finished eighth overall at the P.F. Chang's Rock'n Roll Arizona Marathon in Tempe, Ariz., on Jan. 15, 2006 with a time of 2:21.59. He recorded a pace of 5:25 per mile. Heins, an IU letterwinner, was a volunteer assistant coach for the Hoosiers for two seasons before moving on to assistant positions at Northern Arizona and Southeast Missouri State. He is currently an assistant coach at TCU.
The qualifying standard for the Olympic Trials marathon is 2:22.00 (about 5:25 per mile).
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