A day of fitness testing is in the books for the U.S. WNT and the rest of the camp will be focused on, as Pia Sundhage said in the first team meeting, "play, play, play." But after a morning of VO2 Mac testing on the treadmill, the U.S. team hit the field in the afternoon for its usual quartet of timed 20 and 40-yard dash, agility test, jump test and Beep Test. Kelley O'Hara, who set the U.S. WNT record with a 51 during January camp in Los Angeles, bettered her record with a 55.
We're pretty sure A-Rod did well in the sprints
Let it be known that Heather O'Reilly battled her to the end and put up her own PR, getting better than 50, but O'Hara once again showed some extra-ordinary fitness levels.
We pity the fool who challenges O'Hara and O'Reilly in the Beep Test
Rachel Buehler and Yael Averbuch had quite a battle in their heat of the Beep Test, with Buehler just reaching 50 as she edged Averbuch, as did Lindsay Tarpley and Tobin Heath, with Heath doing just a few more shuttles. There's rumor of a Super Group of Beep Testers featuring O'Hara, O'Reilly, Tarpley, Heath, Buehler and Averbuch, available only on HBO Pay-Per-View, but we'll have to wait for next camp for that.
The U.S. team will have some technical training in the morning tomorrow with a full-field 11 v. 11, all-out, everyone gets to play, 90-minute scrimmage in the evening.