The Seattle Times has a great write up on two of the best female collegiate runners in Seattle—UW's Katie Follett and Seattle Pacific's Jessica Pixler—and how their competitiveness translates into friendship. The article fleshes out the women without quoting them about hair and makeup, and highlights what powerful competitors they are without seeming pandering (like some articles).

From Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer:

Before their epic, record-setting 1,500-meter race, Pixler, the stoic star from Seattle Pacific, approached Follett, her affable University of Washington counterpart. Pixler noticed they were the only runners enjoying the mid-60s weather at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. They were the only runners who had already stripped down to their bun huggers.

"It's funny Washington girls are the only ones who think it's warm out," Pixler quipped.

Follett grinned, a little surprised. Jessica Pixler talks before races?! This was a revelation. Follett had the same impression of Pixler as many runners do: She runs mean. Doesn't smile. Definitely doesn't chitchat. And she just had a spurt of comedic timing that would make Sarah Silverman proud?! Different. Extraordinary.

The article drew me in. It's worth a read.