Somewhere in France, Emily de la Bruyere had a heck of a weekend at the French Outdoor Championships, which take place around two weeks after the USATF Championships. It's worth noting that Bastille Day is around two weeks after the Fourth of July, and I doubt that the interval of time between these two national championships is a coincidence.
On Friday, Emily ran a club record in the 5000m with a 4th place finish in 16:15.39. While that performance alone would be enough to call the weekend a success, Emily also had the gumption to try her hand at the 3k steeple on Saturday night. Her 10:15.02 performance for 4th was a little ways off of her PR, but taken in total, that's a darn impressive 24-hour stretch of running.
Back stateside, Stubborn Mark Hopely took home the W at the Heritage 5 Miler, running a controlled 28:25. Mark is the only club member with photographic evidence of his race (only half credit for post-race watermelon photos). It would be nice if other club members sent along photos of their races.