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Register Now for the January Powerful Women Athletes Telesummit

The Powerful Women Athletes Telesummit is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in free LIVE interviews with the top women throwers in USA Track & Field as they prepare for the 2012 London Olympics.

Maybe you have been wondering…

· How to be powerful AND feminine

· How to train your mental game for the world’s biggest stages

· How to stay motivated, focused, and set goals

· How to keep balance and avoid burnout

· How to have a healthy lifestyle and compete with integrity

· How to follow your dreams and achieve success!

These will be REAL conversations with REAL women; lively, 45-minute conversations with real, relatable female athletes who know what it takes to be successful at a high level. There will also be a 15-minute Q & A session at the end of each call, during which you’ll have a chance to ask your questions.

Meet our speakers:

Sunday, January 8, 2012:

Loree Smith

Loree Smith

Loree is an Olympian and two-time runner up at the USATF indoor 20-lb weight throw. At Colorado State University she won 11 individual Mountain West Conference Championship titles and 5 conference records (shot/weight indoor, shot/hammer/discus outdoor) and set a National record in the hammer throw. She graduated from Julesberg High School captain of the volleyball and basketball teams. Loree has described her junior high self as “Just a chubby kid throwing 25ft in the shot and 60ft in the discus…Sports originally were something just to pass the time and to have fun at.”

Loree is also a Women Talk Sports member…check out her fantastic writing HERE!



Tuesday, January 10, 2012:

 Jillian Camarena WilliamsJillian Camarena Williams 

Jillian is the American record holder in the indoor shot put and is tied for the outdoor record. She has currently claimed the past seven USA Indoor titles in the event. She won the bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships, the first American woman to ever medal in the shot put at the World Championships! As a high schooler, she was also a swimmer, and played basketball, volleyball, and softball.

More about Jillian Camarena Williams.




Sunday, January 15, 2012

Aretha Thurmond

Aretha Thurmond

Already a 3-time Olympian, Aretha Thurmond is fully committed to winning a medal at the Olympics for the USA before she concludes her throwing career. She started throwing the discus when she was barely 14 years old after losing a bet (a game of 1-on-1) with her high school’s track & field coach. By the end of that first season, she had developed a passion for throwing, and took second at state. She was disappointed and set a goal to take first. She took first for the next three years and broke her own state record in her senior year.

Aretha gave birth to a baby boy on June 4, 2007. A week after Theo was born, she was working out. Eighteen days after delivery, she took sixth place in the national championships.

More about Aretha Thurmond.



Sunday, January 22, 2012

Britney Henry

Britney Henry

2010 was Britney Henry’s breakout year, earning her place as the # 2 Women’s Hammer Thrower in the U.S.A, and 14th in the world, according to the IAAF Top Rank List. She was a standout at University of Oregon, winning the Pac 10 Conference title in 2007 and finishing 5th in the NCAA Championship meet, held at Stanford. She was an NCAA All-American that year and her throws began regularly surpassing 220 feet. She broke the Washington state record with a hammer throw of 166 feet her senior year of high school. “I was a pretty good athlete and enjoyed softball most of all,” she explains. “I played catcher for a number of years and loved being involved with every pitch. Later, I discovered track.”

Britney Henry is also a Women Talk Sports member! Check out her awesome posts HERE.



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Suzy Powell Roos

Suzy Powell Roos

Suzy’s career began at age ten while running for a local track club. Her father noticed her ability to throw things far and suggested she try throwing the discus. Reluctant to be relegated to where most track coaches send the “fat kids,” Suzy tried the discus throw to please her dad. She was a natural. In her first year, she won the state title for her age group and broke a national record; she was now hooked on the idea of throwing discus.

In her sophomore year at UCLA, she won the 1996 Olympic Team Trials. Her career as a Bruin was garnered by earning six All-American honors in both Discus and Javelin, PAC 10 titles in Discus and Javelin, and the UCLA school record in the Discus.

Powell Roos is a three-time Olympian and current American Record holder.

More about Suzy Powell Roos.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kara Patterson

Kara Patterson

Kara Patterson won three Big Ten Championships, two Regional titles, and was a two-time All-American in the women’s javelin for Purdue University. She made the Beijing Olympic Team in 2008 when she threw 58.44m (191’9″) to set an Olympic Trials record. Kara has won three national titles since the 2008 Olympic Trials. The 2010 season saw her throw further than 61 meters in 8 meets, come in second overall in the IAAF Diamond League, set an American Record at 66.67m (218’9″), and finish the year ranked sixth in the World by Track & Field News. In high school, Kara was a four-year varsity letter winner in swimming, basketball and track and field, three-time javelin state champion as a sophomore, junior and senior.

Kara Patterson is also a Women Talk Sports member! Check out her list of great posts HERE.



Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Stephanie Brown Trafton

Stephanie Brown Trafton

Stephanie Brown Trafton represented the United States at the Olympics for the second time in her career in the 2008 Beijing games, where she won the Gold Medal in the women’s discus event. One her first throw, she won the gold medal by throwing 212 feet, 5 inches. Brown-Trafton qualified for Athens by finishing second in the discus at 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials. Her runner-up finish at Trials was truly a surprise – prior to 2004, Brown had never finished better than 8th at a U.S. outdoor national championship.

A notably tall discus thrower at 6-foot-4, Stephanie has wanted to be an Olympian ever since the age of four, when she watched Mary Lou Retton compete in the 1984 Olympics, and her father bought her a Mary Lou Retton leotard.

More about Stephanie Brown Trafton.



How does the Telesummit work? REGISTER HERE with your email address and you’ll receive the call-in information via email. You can also listen in via Skype or online webcast. Replays will be available for 3 days online after each interview.

Listeners will find that the same philosophies and disciplined actions that lead to truly great performances in track and field also produce successful results in our educational, business and personal pursuits. In short:The lessons we learn from sports matter. Think of it as your cross-training for the year!

Register for the Powerful Women Athletes Telesummit NOW!

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