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WTWFlanagan's 3 X 5k At 15:40, True Gets Revenge On Derrick, A Great Weekend For The Men And Women Of Oregon, Solinsky Was Fat, And A World Record Attempt Comes Up Just Short In New Orleans

This week we introduce you to Oregon's two newest female stars, take a look back and show you how Oregon of all schools somehow went into NCAAs under-hyped on the men's side, tell super-frosh Edward Cheserek to stay in school, talk about Ben True's sweet revenge on Chris Derrick and heap praise on Shalane Flanagan. Plus  a world record attempt in New Orleans that you didn't hear anything about just misses, high school nationals with big wins by Foot Locker stars Barrett and Fisher. And finally, why can't American 14:03 collegians run 2:06 like they can in Kenya?

LRCFive Thoughts On The 2014 NYC Half Marathon

Mo Farah is a fierce competitor, Molly and Sally debut, it's all about 26.2 and some human decency from Matt Tegenkamp showing the Schumacher-Salazar rivarly only goes so far.

More From The Weekend

US 15K Champs

Edward Cheserek Celebrates the 2014 NCAA DMR WinLRC Men’s 5,000: Edward Cheserek Does It Again, Stuns Heavy Favorite, Crushes Lalang In Final 300m, Lalang’s Bid For Historic Triple Over Almost Before It Started (updated) Lawi Lalang‘s attempt for wins at the 5K, mile, 3K triple is over almost before it started as Edward Cheserek got a shocking and dominant upset victory in the men’s 5,000. In an honestly-paced race, Cheserek blew away Lalang in the final 300m, winning in 13:46.67 to Lalang’s 13:52.83.
*Cheserek: “My plan was to just relax, stay in the back behind Lawi all the time and with (300) to go I said ‘Okay, I gotta go.'”
On The Boards: Cheserek’s move
*Why lawai, why? *And a-a-a-a KING is BORN

More Coverage In Our 2014 NCAA Indoor Special Section

Anti-Doping Updates From WADA / Jamaica

Distance News

 +1 For The War On Doping 

New Anti-Doping Test Could Be “1,000 Times More Sensitive” Than Current Tests The new detection method would increase the window drugs could be detected in an athlete’s system as well as be able to detect smaller amounts.

Oscar Pistorius Trial Updates

Marathon News

2014 NYC Half

LRC Mutai Wins, Farah Falls Down During Race And Passes Out After, And More Geoffrey Mutai won. Mo Farah fell during the race and then passed out after it and had to leave in a wheelchair, but was doing okay at the press conference later. The Mutai – Farah London matchup gets even more interesting. Tegenkamp was the first American and Meb is fitter than ever.
Interviews: Farah Presser, Meb, Tegenkamp, Sambu, Korir
*Official Race Play-By-Play Thread
LRC Screen Shots Of Mo Farah’s Race Fall
*LRC Race Photo Gallery With Photos Of Farah After Race

LRC Sally Kipyego Wins Battle Of Debuts In Record Time, Molly Huddle Fades To 3rd Sally Kipyego and Molly Huddle battled side-by-side in their debuts until Kipyego pulled away for the win and Huddle faded to third. Desi Davila Linden made her 2014 debut. Videos: Molly Huddle & Sally Press, Sally Kipyego 1-On-1, Adriana Nelson

LRCThere Is No Way It Gets Better Than This: World, Meet Phyllis Francis

Final event. Oregon vs. Texas for the team title. World junior champion (Ashley Spencer) vs. new American record holder (Phyllis Francis). It was over. Then it wasn’t. To the line for the title. Francis (2:04.83 as a 16-year-old) gets it for Oregon by .02.

Total Domination for RoeslerLRC: Laura Roesler Destroys The Field In An Instant, Captures Women’s 800 Title – Can She Get Collegiate Record Outdoors? Roesler’s last 160 was a thing of beauty – when will she go sub-2?

Lipari Wins the Mile (Kirby Lee Photo/Image of Sport, click for photo gallery)

LRC: Women’s Mile: Crazy Final Lap As Emily Lipari Comes Through With A Monster Kick To Win Villanova’s Emily Lipari came through with a big kick to get the win over Arkansas’ Stephanie Brown and Cory McGee as the brave Leah O’Connor went from 1st to 7th the final 50m.
*LRC Interviews: Emily Lipari, Stephanie Brown, Shelby Houlian, Cory McGee, Leah O’Connor

Abbey D'Agostino Completes the 3k-5k Double

Abbey D’Agostino Completes the Double

LRC Women’s 3,000: Abbey D’Agostino Completes The Distance Double Again, But Arkansas’ Dominque Scott Makes Her Work For It Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino won in 9:14.47 to repeat her distance double from last year, but she had to work for it as Arkansas’ Dominque Scott stayed right on her until a lap to go, finishing second in 9:16.05.

 More Day 1 NCAAs 

Non-LRC Coverage
Field Events:
Texas Kaitlin Petrillose Sets NCAA Meet Record In Pole Vault At 15’1″ (4.60m)
Sprints: Dezerea Bryant Wins Kentucky’s 1st-Ever Sprint National Title In Women’s 200 (22.69)

LRC Women’s 5,000: Abbey D’Agostino Is Halfway To Repeating The Double Abbey D’Agostino came through as the favorite as she defended her title in a tactical 16:20.39 and is halfway to repeating her 5k/3K double. Behind her, Stanford’s Aisling Cuffe and Kathy Kroeger went 2-3.
*MB: ERIN FINN HAS MORE BALLS THAN MOST MALE RUNNERS!!

Dominique Scott Celebrates Arkansas DMR win at 2014 NCAA Indoors

LRC Women’s DMR: Arkansas Denies Stanford A DMR Sweep As They Win It In The Last 400 The race came down to a two-team fight between Arkansas and Stanford with Dominique Scott (Arkansas) and Justine Federonic (Stanford) duking it out on the 1,600 leg. In the end, it would be Scott who got the job done as she got her team the dominant win in 11:05.83 to Stanford’s 11:08.28.

Clean Or Dirty?

LRCFemale Track And Field Stars: "Dirty" Or "Clean" Doping Poll Results

Without further ado, we present to you the results of our current female stars doping polls - from Molly Huddle (8.4%) to Carmelita Jeter (89.4%) and everyone else in between, who do the most sophisticated track and field fans think are "clean" and who do they think are "dirty." *Discuss The Poll Here


Upcoming: Who Will Be Selected For The World Relay Champs?

Boston Marathon Bicycle Ride Will Go On Despite Marathon Organizers’ Wishes Every year before the marathon start, hundreds of cyclists ride the course, but this year they’ve been asked not to because of safety concerns.

Doping Stuff

Sprints / Jumps

Weekend International Results: Kenya Sweeps African XC Champs

2014 NYC Half – Farah, Mutai And Meb

Nice NYRR Video Where Mo Talks About His Move To 26.2