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USA Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Sprint Team Trials: Maggie Hogan trying to make 10th U.S. team

Maggie Hogan, 35, will be attempting to make her 10th consecutive United States squad Friday and Saturday during the USA Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Sprint Team Trials on the Oklahoma River.
by Ed Godfrey Modified: April 24, 2014 at 6:40 pm •  Published: April 24, 2014
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Maggie Hogan has qualified for more U.S. national paddling teams than any other American currently racing.

Hogan, 35, will be attempting to make her 10th consecutive United States squad Friday and Saturday during the USA Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Sprint Team Trials on the Oklahoma River.

Racing over the next two days will determine the junior, under 23 and senior national teams and also feature races in the sport of paracanoe.

More than 100 athletes will compete in 200, 500 and 1000-meter races in single and double kayaks and canoe.

A former collegiate swimmer for the University of California Santa Barbara, Hogan discovered kayaking while attending the San Diego Life Saving Academy.

Since 2005, she has devoted herself to the sport and moved from California to Oklahoma City in 2011 to train on the Oklahoma River.

Hogan and her doubles partner, Kaitlyn McElroy, finished third in the 1,000-meters at the Pan American Games but are now focusing on the 500-meter race, which is the Olympic distance for women.

“We are trying to break into the A final on the world level in the 500,” said Hogan, which requires being among the top nine. “We know our endurance is good because of our results in the 1,000 meters, but we would like to improve our raw speed.”

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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