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The 2011 Payton Jordan meet, which took abode on Sunday night (May 1) actually did not disappoint, with 22 runners accepting beneath the Olympic A accepted in the men’s and women’s 10,000, as the “star” Americans in Matt Tegenkamp and Shalane Flanagan got beaten. In the men’s 10k, the champ was 20-year-old Bedan Karoki, who put on a amazing move with aloof over seven laps to go that instantly concluded the race, which was the aboriginal one in American history area three Americans bankrupt 27:30, led by above NCAA 5000m champ Bobby Curtis. In the men’s 1,500, German Fernandez’s struggles connected in the B heat, while Lopez Lomong and Evan Jager alternate to activity in the A calefaction that was won by Ben Blankenship. In the ladies’ 1,500, Jordan Hasay got a PR and bookish baton but alone accomplished 5th. The adventure of the steeple was that Mark Wetmore-coached athletes shined and got the Olympic A standards, as Emma Coburn afflicted from the aperture moment of the chase while Billy Nelson waited until backward to absolve an abundantly absorbing kick. In the men’s 5k, Elliott Heath’s aerial bang wasn’t actually abundant to get him the win, as seven bankrupt 13:30.
Recaps and after-effects of the key ambit contest arise below.
Men’s 10,000 Kim McDonald – Bedan Karoki Steals The Appearance As 3 Americans Breach 27:30 In The Aforementioned Chase For The 1st Time Ever!
The 2011 copy of the men’s Kim McDonald run was absorbed as the aboriginal austere 10k of American Matt Tegenkamp’s able career. But in the end, the chase anguish up actuality the Bedan Karoki show.
The 20-year-old Kenyan, who trains in Japan, actually abandoned the acreage with a abominable and amazing move aloof above-mentioned to the 7 laps to go mark. About 18:40 into the race, Karoki took the advance and actually candidly it looked like there was article aberrant with the Internet adviser we were watching the chase on. Instead of actuality a 10,000, it looked like Karoki was active a mile.
Honestly, Karoki’s move was so abrupt and absolute – the guy was sprinting – you’d anticipate he anticipation a 10,000 was alone 19 laps and not 25. Someone will accept to watch the chase epitomize to get the absolute breach on the lap that absolutely decimated the acreage (it had to be aing to 60), but we apperceive the guy ran 7:22 for his aftermost 7 laps, which comes out to 4:12.5 clip per 1,600 for the final 7 laps, as he got a much-deserved win in 27:13.67 in a chase area the top 14 finishers all got beneath the Olympic A accepted of 27:45.
After Karoki put on a move for the ages, the blow of the acreage was larboard to action it out for runner-up honors, and the two runners that seemed best agog to get additional were Americans Matt Tegenkamp and Bobby Curtis, as with three laps to go, those two had afar themselves from what was larboard of a capital advance backpack of 16 that had gone through 5,000 abaft the aerial Chris Solinsky (who became the aboriginal non-African beneath 27:00 aftermost year at this meet) in 13:44. However, Tegenkamp didn’t accept the appurtenances over the final 400 and with 250 to go Australia’s Ben St. Lawrence went accomplished his training accomplice Curtis into additional (the two accept been training in Mt. Laguna recently). However, Curtis responded and came aback to get additional in 27:24.67 to St. Lawrence’s 27:24.95.
Curtis’ 27:24.67 was a new claimed best as he ran 27:33.39 aftermost year in this race. That mark moves him to #7 on the US best account – advanced of above chase abundant Alberto Salazar.
St. Lawrence’s 27:24.95 was a new Australian civic almanac as it surpassed the 27:29.73 that Collis Birmingham ran at this accommodated in 2009.
Brit Chris Thompson, who talked about activity afterwards the GBR civic almanac of 27:18.24, concluded up fourth in 27:27.36, a slight advance over the 27:29.61 he ran aftermost year. American Tim Nelson became the 10th American to breach 27:30 (#9 all-time), as he ran 27:28.19 to accomplishment 5th. The 11th American to breach 27:30 (#10 all-time) was Tegenkamp, who was 6th in 27:28.22.
Sunday’s chase was the aboriginal in history area three Americans bankrupt 27:30 in the aforementioned race.
Two bookish runners additionally bankrupt 27:30, as 2010 NCAA cross-country runner-up Stephen Sambu was 7th in 27:28.64 and 2011 NCAA 5k calm champ Leonard Korir was 8th in 27:29.40.
World coursing brownish champ Bouabdellah Tahri came up abbreviate in his bid to breach the French civic almanac of 27:22.78 captivated by Antnio Martins, as Tahri ran 27:31.46.
Afterwards, Tegenkamp told David Monti of Chase After-effects Weekly, “Today, my aberration was not activity aback the move was made. A lot of that is actuality a amateur and apropos the distance, I guess.”
Ben St. Lawrence was actual admiring with his run, which came on the heels of subpar contest at World XC and the Carlsbad 5,000m afterwards his 13:10 in Australia. He told Monti, “I hadn’t been accomplishing too able-bodied in training, so I anticipation I’d aloof adhere aback and get that ‘A’ standard. As the chase wore on, I was activity stronger and stronger. I had the account of acrimonious up a few bodies anniversary lap. I got Tegenkamp — allegedly a bit by abruptness — advancing bottomward the backstraight and thought, I’m in for additional place. Bobby absolutely ran able and got me in the straight. It’s an Australian almanac and a massive PB by over 35 seconds.”
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The 11 Americans Beneath 27:30 At 10,000
Women’s 10,000 Kim McDonald – Sally Kipyego Gets Deserved Victory Over Shalane Flanagan
Given she got the brownish badge at the 2011 World Cross-Country Championships, abounding were assured American Shalane Flanagan to claiming her own American almanac of 30:22.22 in the 10,000 at Stanford on Sunday night. However, accustomed the actuality that the chase was alone rabbitted for bristles laps, the almanac was never in austere accident and in the end, Flanagan didn’t wind up with the win, as she was baffled by Sally Kipyego. For those of you that are afraid that Kipyego won, bodies should apprehend that she has a bigger 5,000 PR than Flanagan (14:38.64 against 14:44.80).
The aerial didn’t accomplish it bristles abounding laps and afterwards that, a advance accumulation of 5 – Japan’s Kayoko Fukushi (shooting for the civic almanac of 30:48, and beneath analysis from Japanese camera crews), Kenya’s Kipyego and Lineth Chepkurui, and Americans Flanagan and Molly Huddle – approved to accumulate the bounce activity at a sub-30:50 pace. Huddle couldn’t breach with the accumulation for 8 laps, as the advance four went through 3,200 in 9:49, admitting Huddle was at 9:54 at this point. Chepkurui was the aing to abatement off, accident acquaintance with the leaders about the 13-minute mark. Then, sadly, it was the Japanese runner, who was the one who did best of the arch afterwards the aerial had stopped, that was dropped, as she absent acquaintance about the 6,400-meter mark.
With 8 laps to go (21:00), the chase was bottomward to a two-person activity – Kipyego vs. Flanagan. And in the end, it was alone aloof that Kipyego got the win, as she was the one accomplishing the arch over the final four laps. Over those aftermost four laps, the clip started to calefaction up, with Kipyego agreeable 72.1, 72.0 – but Flanagan backward appropriate on her accept the accomplished time. On the penultimate lap, Kipyego smartly slowed things bottomward and adored article for the final 400, as that lap was covered in 73.6. On the final lap, Flanagan approved to bang with about 250 meters to go, but Kipyego responded and Flanagan never got the lead. Over the final 100, it was all Kipyego, as she pulled abroad decisively.
After the race, in a post-race account alive on flotrack, Flanagan approved to put a absolute circuit on the night but she accepted she consistently brand to win.
“I apperceive we’re fit. I anticipate we accept a lot added in us. I apperceive we got a little appropriate there at the end.”
Kipyego was blessed to appear out on top, cogent RRW, “It was huge; I’m absolutely happy. I’m aloof beholden because best of the time you don’t go out there and apprehend a absolute day. Aback it comes together, it’s amazing. I’m so grateful.”
The top eight finishers all were beneath the Olympic A accepted of 31:45.
1,600 – 4:533,200 – 9:494,800 – 14:456,400 – ???8,000 – 24:408,400 – 25:54
Men’s 5,000 Calefaction 1 – Brandon Bethke Holds Off Elliott Heath’s Acclaimed Bang In Exciting Finish
Former Wisconsin and Arizona State standout Brandon Bethke took the advance with 600 to go and would never abandon it, as he somehow captivated off Stanford’s Elliott Heath, who unleashed his acclaimed bang over the aftermost 300 but it was too little and too late.
The rabbit, Tom Kloos, didn’t go 6 abounding laps and alike aback he was on the track, it wasn’t bright the acreage absolutely capital to go with him. Afterwards the aerial alone out, no one absolutely capital to do the assignment and NAU’s Diego Estrada was larboard to do best of the leading, as the clip slowed. The splits were 4:19.9 for 1,600, 8:45 for 3,200 and 10:56 at 4,000. At 4k, the acreage was aloof on 13:40 pace.
The aing lap sped up to a 63.3 and afresh Bethke took the advance and threw bottomward a 57.4, which concluded up antibacterial the advance pack. With 250 to go, he allegedly had a 3-second advance on additional but Stanford’s Elliott Heath, who had appeared to be alive to accumulate acquaintance aboriginal but got aback in the mix during the mid-race abeyance in pace, was ambagious things up and starting to allegation furiously. As they entered the final 100, it seemed as Bethke’s bid for celebrity from 600 meters out was activity to be snatched abroad from him, as Heath was advancing up quickly. However, Bethke looked over his accept and was able dig abysmal and acquisition a little article larboard as Heath angry up a bit himself.
In the end, Bethke got the win and PR (13:25.82, antecedent best of 13:27.79 from 2009), as seven guys would breach 13:30. It was absorbing to agenda that the 8th-place finisher in 13:30.21 was Ireland’s Alistair Cragg, who alone out of the Boston chase beneath than two weeks ago.
Women’s 5,000 Calefaction 1 – Sifuentes Wins
Canada’s Nicole Sifuentes (who ran as Nicole Edwards for Michigan) took the advance from 2009 NCAA cross-country champ Angela Bizzarri with 250 meters to go and got the win in a new claimed best of 15:27.84.
The acreage went through the aboriginal 4,000 at basically 5:00 clip (1,600 in 4:59.7, 3,200 in 10:01 and 4k in 12:32) afore the clip got faster. With 800 to go (13:09), Bizzarri went to the advance and a backpack of bristles was larboard to action for the win. The clip didn’t aces up too abundant until the alarm (14:21), as Sifuentes covered the aftermost lap in 65.9.
Men’s 1,500 Calefaction 1 – Ben Blankenship Wins As Lopez Lomong And Evan Jager Return
The acreage had no absorption in activity with the rabbit, as they basically ran 60-second clip until the bang for home began over the aftermost 300 (800 was anesthetized in 1:59.5 and 1,200 in 2:59.3). Up until that point, 2008 US Olympian Lopez Lomong, who was application this chase as a blight buster afterwards not active abundant from January through March due to injury, had the lead. But as the runners approached the final 200, it was 2011 NCAA 3k runner-up (Univ of Minnesota) Ben Blankenship who affective the lead. Lomong responded and put up a bent fight, as did two added agent in Andy Bayer and Andrew Bumbalough. In the end, Blankenship was able to authority on and bottle the win by .18, as Bayer, Lomong and Bumbalough would accomplishment second, third and fourth in a basic absolute accomplishment with aloof .03 amid them.
Finishing fifth in his aboriginal chase aback June of aftermost year was 2009 World Championships aggregation affiliate Evan Jager, who had been out with complications with his navicular.
The final 400 was covered in about 54.9.
Men’s 1,500 Calefaction 2 – German Fernandez Struggles Again
It’s official. German Fernandez is in trouble.
The guy who won the 2009 NCAA 1,500 appellation as a apprentice but was clumsy to authorize for the mile central and hasn’t managed to run faster than 3:44 this year outdoors, ran 3:44 afresh on Sunday at Stanford.
Heat 2 was a rabbitted race, but the backpack didn’t assume absorbed in activity with the pace, as the acreage went through 800 in 2:01 and 1,200 in 3:00.5. With 150 to go, Fernandez, who had reached the alarm aback in third or fourth, approved to accomplish a move as he formed into second. But over the final 150, Fernandez didn’t do much, while Anthony Berkis destroyed the acreage and won in 3:42.54, with Fernandez catastrophe up third in 3:44.18.
Message Board: German Fernandez… aloof not the aforementioned agent any more
Women’s 1,500 Section 1 – Katie Follett Wins As Jordan Hasay Sets PR & Bookish Leader
Former Washington agent Katie Follett was the abruptness champ of women’s 1,500, as she took the scalps of Olympians Alice Schmidt and Malindi Elmore and World Championships adversary Morgan Uceny.
The aerial took the acreage through in 66.6 at 400 and 2:14.6 at 800. With 600 remaining, it was Uceny and Schmidt active side-by-side. With a lap to go (3:05), Uceny had the advance and she was trailed by 2011 NCAA calm mile champ Jordan Hasay of Oregon and Schmidt. Uceny kept the advance until 150 meters to go, aback Elmore anesthetized her, but she in about-face was actually anesthetized by Follett, who got the win in 4:08.95, a big new claimed best (previous best of 4:10.66 at Mt. SAC, 4:15 PR afore this year).
Elmore accomplished additional (4:09.71) and Schmidt third (3:09.85), as Lindsey de Grande of Belgium was fourth (4:10.19).
Hasay concluded up fifth, but her time of 4:10.28 was a huge new claimed best (previous PR of 4:13.85) and additionally a new bookish baton (Sheila Reid had the bookish baton at 4:11.85).
Follett was absolutely a hasty winner, as she allegedly alike afraid herself, cogent David Monti, “Oh my gosh! What happened?”
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Men’s Steeple Section 1 – Billy Nelson Returns
Billy Nelson is back!!! The 2008 US Olympian, who basically fell off the map the aftermost two years aback he didn’t administer to breach 8:35 either year, entered tonight’s men’s steeple chase abandoned and after a sponsor. Go amount – Nelson acclimated a animated bang over the final 300 meters to get the win. In the process, he got a little animus as the man he belted at the end was the one who defeated him for the 2008 NCAA title, Kyle Alcorn, additional Nelson got the Olympic A standard.
As a result, we brainstorm Nelson will accept a sponsor in the actual a future.
Early in the race, 2008 US Olympian Josh McAdams led and he was followed by Ben Bruce and Alcorn, as Nelson was agreeable to run in fifth or sixth, as the leaders went out on about 8:30 clip aboriginal on, accoutrement four laps in 4:31.4. On the sixth lap, the clip started to get a bit hotter, as it was covered in 65.7 and as the guys began to accessory up for the final 600, Alcorn went to the lead. With 400 to go (7:20), it seemed as if the Olympic A accepted of 8:23.10 was about out of the question. But in the end, the rematch of the 2008 NCAA final resulted in Nelson accepting the A accepted and Alcorn aloof missing. Entering the final lap, Nelson was maybe 1 additional back. With 300 to go, Nelson had drifted to maybe two abnormal aback but aback he angry on the jets, his bang was absolutely special, aloof as it was at the 2008 US Olympic Trials, as his final lap was allegedly in the 61-point range.
The 2nd-place finisher Alcorn didn’t absence his PR of 8:21.46 by too much, but his 8:23.27 allegedly larboard him a little disappointed, aback it was aloof .17 off the Olympic A and World Championships accepted of 8:23.10.
After the race, Nelson told the flotrack accuser that a acknowledgment to the “basics” and his academy drillmaster Mark Wetmore of Colorado was the key to his big awakening tonight. Nelson said the ambition for the chase was to try to run 8:30-low and see if he could bang off that clip and that’s absolutely what he did. It’s additionally account noting that Alcorn has alternate to the apprenticeship of his academy drillmaster Louis Quintana of Arizona State.
Lastly, it should be acicular out that Wetmore additionally coaches women’s steeple champ Emma Coburn.
Women’s Steeple Section 1 – Emma Coburn Gets Olympic A Standard
In her aboriginal steeple of the year, 2010 NCAA coursing runner-up Emma Coburn of Colorado put on an absorbing affectation in the ladies’ steeple, as she led wire-to-wire and concluded up with a big PR and Olympic A accepted time of 9:40.51, animadversion added than 11 abnormal off her antecedent best of 9:51.86. Coburn, who was 8th central in the mile at NCAAs, came into the chase in acceptable anatomy as she had run a 4:14.34 PR at Mt. SAC above-mentioned to antagonism at Stanford tonight.
Finishing a well-beaten additional was Sara Hall, who ran a bashful PR of 9:48.85 (previous best of 9:50.68). Above US almanac holder Lisa Aguilera was fourth in 9:52.24.
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