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Dahl's professional debut a success in Europe
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Former Lady Buccaneer standout showcases talent on the professional level
Dahl, who finished sixth in the 1500m at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships and seventh in the finals at the USA National Championships, signed professionally with former Buccaneer Ray Flynn - the President/CEO of Flynn Sports Management - which is based in
"We (Flynn Sports Management) are very excited to be working with an athlete who has not only showed fantastic results this year, but whom we are confident will achieve great things in the future," said former ETSU student-athlete and current Director of Marketing for FSM Brad Yewer. "It is a great testament to the coaches at ETSU that Heidi has been able to achieve what she has this year both collegiately and professionally."
Dahl's first race (1500m) was difficult as it was the day after she arrived, but following the opener she set a personal best in the 800m on July 15 - finishing fourth overall in
Following her first three races, Dahl came very close to winning the 800m in
"It was a great European campaign for Heidi," commented Yewer. "Being her first trip overseas, Heidi did an excellent job adjusting to the changes and turning in solid times on the track."
"I was really excited to be given this opportunity and to extend my track and field career," said Dahl. "After competing against top athletes in
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