27 Aug '12, 4pm

Natosha Rogers talks about her newfound focus and success at the Olympic trials

Natosha Rogers talks about her newfound focus and success at the Olympic trials

The Texas A&M senior talks about her newfound focus and success at the Olympic trials By Zachary Ross As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times Magazine print mail In an early lap of the 2012 Olympic trials 10,000m, Natosha Rogers, a rising senior from Texas A&M, got tangled in a web of legs. Clipped from behind, she fell to the track. She rolled through a tightly packed crowd of 21 other elite runners, popped back up and, in a burst of adrenaline, reclaimed her spot within the top four. Despite her early misfortune, Rogers finished second overall, outkicking the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in the same event, Shalane Flanagan, and setting a new PR of 31:59. (But because Rogers didn’t have the London “A” standard of 31:45, she didn’t make the Olympic team.) Her second place at the trials came just three weeks after she won the 10k at the NCAA championships in 32:4...

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