Las Vegas, Nev. -- Former University of Minnesota Duluth Track and Field Athlete Danielle Beattie (Kowhley) has qualified for the United States Olympic Team Trials this weekend in Eugene, Oregon. The former All-American will run the 100-meter hurdles.
"It's so crazy now that I am two years post collegiate like I'm living the dream that I've wanted to," said Beattie. "I am making forward steps to hopefully the Olympics someday and if not the Olympics like just having this experience of getting to run and hopefully that getting to be my job someday because that would just be cool in itself."
Beattie to this day holds records in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash (indoor and outdoor) and 100 meter hurdles at UMD.
Beattie begins her quest to qualify for the 2021 Olympic games on Saturday, June 19th when she will run in the 100 meter hurdle preliminaries from Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The 100 meter hurdles are scheduled to go off at 7:04 PM CT.