Cassie Scallon has joined the Salomon Running Team USA, and she is already showing her stuff!
From Adam Chase, Team Captain:
"I'm pleased to announce that our newest teammate, Cassie Scallon, won the Bandera 100k yesterday in Texas. She also won the JFK50 in November and, in so doing, qualified for Western States 100. She's on fire!"
The folks at irunfar.com have written a quick recap of the results here.
Irunfar also did a nice after race interview with Cassie, which you can watch here.
Excerpt about the race from that interview:
iRF: How did you handle the rocks? It’s a very technical course with a lot of limestone even when you’re not kicking rocks.
Scallon: "I like technical, so I think that played in my favor a little bit, but it beat me up a lot. I haven’t been running on a lot of that kind of stuff. I haven’t been running a lot at all lately. It beat me up."
And about her plans for 2012:
Scallion:" Not a definite plan, but hoping to be on the National 100k team and go to Worlds [in April] and possibly going back to 3 days of Syllamo [in March]. In May, I may go back to Ice Age 50 miler and, then, of course, Western States 100 miler [in June]."
Welcome to the team, Cassie! Well done!