Serge and Connie were already auto qualifiers from past National Championship Races. Sabrina had run 137.82 as a qualification distance. So Jon Olsen, Joe Fejes and Suzanna Bon are the new additions to the qualification list.
Sabrina - The little ass-kicker just broke the US Woman's Record. I hope it can be ratified as the new American Record ... I heard there were some issues with chip lap counting.
Jon Olsen ~ 158.53 puts him squarely at number 2 of 3 on the open spot part of the list. Number one is Mike Morton with 163.9 and number 3 is Joe Fejes with his 142.08. Joe gets to be the scoreboard watcher in the club house and there are 2 more races with people gunning for his spot.
Connie ran 140+ miles again ~ Damn is she strong and consistent. Suzanna is a great runner and fun person, I am happy to see her hit 133.97 ~ She is capable of more on the right day. Carilyn Smith with 130.92 now occupies the bump spot for women.
Now I am making the assumption that both Jon and Joe are US citizens elgible to compete for Team USA (I really think they are)
2 race left in the qualification period: 3-Days at the Fair (May 12-13) and FANS24 (June 2-3)
Here is where I have the current list - By far this will be the deepest strongest teams (Please everyone stay healthy) the US will be putting forward. 3-140 mile women and at least 1-160 mile man + 3 -150 mile men. It is an exciting time is US Utra-Distance running with great performances in both 100k and 24 hour racing.
The 2012 World Championship is September 8-9, 2012 in Katowice, Poland
Women (4 open spots)
* Connie Gardner 144.72 (2010 and 2011 US National Champ) - Auto
* Deb Horn 131.75 (2011 2nd place US National Champ Race) - Auto
Sabrina Moran 147.90 (NC24) - Open
Anne Riddle-Lundblad 140.26 (Freedom Park) - Open
Suzanna Bon 133.97 (NC24) - Open
Carilyn Johnson 130.92 (Desert Solstice) - Open
Lisa Bliss 125.98 (NC24) - Open
Anna Piskorska 122.83 (2011 Accross the Years) - Open
Men (3 open spots)
* Serge Arbona 156.49 (2010 National Champion) - Auto
* Phil McCarthy 153.37 (2011 National Champion) - Auto
* Johnathon Savage 146.28 (2011 2nd place National Championship) - Auto
Mike Morton 163.9 (Hinson Lake) - Open
Jon Olsen 158.53 (NC24) - Open
Joe Fejes 142.08 (NC24) - Open
Harvey Lewis 140.58 (NC24) - Open