May 4, 2014
The women’s 10,000 at the 2014 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational saw a new world lead in Olympic silver medalist Sally Kipyego‘s 30:42.26 and the second fastest time ever by an American woman in Molly Huddle‘s 30:47.59 for second place. Former All-American Betsy Saina was 3rd (30:57.30) and Jordan Hasay set a new PR with 31:39.67 for 4th.
Kipyego was out hard from the start running a 72 first lap with 2 rabbits and Japan’s Kasumi Nishihara hanging behind her (Nishihara would end up a non-factor finishing 9th in 32:09.84). There were reports that she had requested about a 9:08 first 3K, but after taking her through 1600 in 4:56 she was all alone after 2K. Behind her Huddle led the chase pack that included Saina.
Kipyego kept her lead for another mile before being reeled in by Huddle a bit after 2-miles. They went through 5K together in 15:20 as Saina followed in 15:28, but after that Kipyego started accelerating to 72-second 400 pace and broke open a gap on Huddle in second who had an even larger gap on Saina in 3rd. Behind them there was a chase pack that included Jordan Hasay, UK’s Julie Bleasdale and eventually Kim Conley.
The order would continue that way for the rest of the race as the gap between Kipyego and Huddle grew, shrunk again as Kipyego fell a bit off pace, and then stayed constant as Kipyego maintained a 5-second lead over the last lap with both her and Huddle closing in about 69-seconds. Saina was a comfortable 3rd and Hasay the best of the rest in 4th outkicking Bleasdale (31:42.02). Conley faded and was 8th in 31.48.71.
Quick Take #1: Huddle knocks Deena Kastor (30:50.32) and Kara Goucher (30:55.16) down a spot on the all-time lists as she crushed her 31:27.12 PR from 2008. Huddle has shown good form this year as she got one of the biggest wins of her career beating a stacked field at the BAA 5K, and this performance shows that was no fluke.
Quick Take #2: This race continues Huddle’s progression to tackling longer distance as she was 3rd at the NYC Half in March and won the US 12K Champs over Shalane Flanagan in 2013. Huddle, the AR holder at 5000 (14:44.76), still has a way to go though to get Flanagan’s AR at 10,000 of 30:22.22. Flanagan actually has the 3 fastest times ever by an American (and 5 of the top 8) as she’s also ran 30:34.49 and 30:39.57.
Quick Take #3: Sally Kipyego continues a fine comeback from the injury which kept her out all of 2013 after the 2012 Olympics. She’s an Olympic silver medalist and has a 30:26 PR, but this was actually her first 10,000 since the London Games and a nice outdoor opener for her. It’s not easy to run almost an entire 10K on your own and she led 21-laps.
Quick Take #4: Hasay went from 31:46.42 to 31:39, Conley from 32:00.94 to 31:48.71. The top collegiates in the race ran well as Boise’s Emma Bates and Duke’s Juliet Bottoroff were 13th and 14th and now sit #2 and #3 in the NCAA for 2014. Bates ran 32:20.83 to crush her previous best of 33:37.13 as Bottoroff also PRd with 32:25.69 (previous PB 32:53.72).
Event 64 Women 10000 Meter Run Section 1 =============================================================== Name Year School Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Sally Kipyego Nike Otc Elite 30:42.26 2 Molly Huddle Saucony 30:47.59 3 Betsy Saina Nike 30:57.30 4 Jordan Hasay Nike Oregon Project 31:39.67 5 Julia Bleasdale Unattached 31:42.02 6 Almensh Belete Top Sport Vl 31:43.05 7 Obare Doricah Hitachi 31:45.24 8 Kim Conley New Balance 31:48.71 9 Kasumi Nishihara Yamada Denki 32:09.84 10 Kotomi Takayama Sysmex 32:15.20 11 Miho Ihara Sekisui Kagaku 32:15.42 12 rachel ward Ragged Mount 32:15.85 13 Emma Bates Boise State 32:20.83 14 Juliet Bottorff Duke 32:25.69 15 Emily Sisson Unattached 32:31.06 16 Kara Foster Oiselle 32:37.19 17 Kara Lubieniecki Saucony/HTS Elite 32:38.77 18 Carolina Tabares Guerrer Colombia 32:39.13 19 Sonia Samuels Unattached 32:39.36 20 Kristine Swisher Saucony 32:40.66 21 Mao Kuroda Wacoal 32:41.92 22 Kate Avery Iona 32:42.11 23 Natasha LaBeaud Brooks 32:43.14 24 Meghan Peyton Saucony/Team 32:47.37 25 Kathya Mirelle Garcia Ba Mexico-FMAA 32:50.37 26 Carrie Dimoff Bowerman AC 32:51.40 27 Alia Gray Brooks / Hts Elite 32:57.85 28 Katie Kellner Hansons-Brooks Odp 33:00.01 29 Stephanie Dinius Nbsv 33:00.29 30 Misaki Katou Kyudenko 33:01.30 31 Gladys Lucy Tejeda Pucuh Club Rodolfo Gomez 33:01.99 32 Kaitlin Gregg Nbsv 33:24.54 33 Allison Mendez Adidas/Rogue AC 33:26.09 34 Shiho Takechi Yamada Denki 33:42.43 35 Corey Conner Hansons-Brooks Odp 33:52.73 36 Sarah Dean Portland State 34:00.32 37 Milly Clark Sydney University 34:07.41 -- Katie Matthews Baa DNF -- Karoline Bjerkeli Groevd Aam DNF -- Alisha Williams Brc/Adidas DNF
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