2018 Camel City Elite: Edward Cheserek Runs 3:53 on a Flat Track, Paul Chelimo Wins $10,000 and Rachel Schneider Wins Even More ($12,000)

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by LetsRun.com
February 3, 2018

For the second week in a row, the amazing Edward Cheserek ran an incredibly fast mile indoors, clocking 3:53.85 to crush the field in the Camel City Mile. Cheserek now holds the #1 and #2 times in the world in 2018, and what’s most amazing is not how fast Cheserek has run, but how much faster he could potentially go. Cheserek’s 3:54.73 last week came at 5,300 feet of elevation in Albuquerque. His 3:53.85 today came on a flat track in Winston-Salem, N.C., and was the second-fastest indoor mile ever run on a 200-meter flat track according to Jesse Squire.

UPDATE: As Dan Lilot points out, O’Mara’s top time on a 200-meter flat track was actually [3:52].30.

With up $9,000 on the line if the winner could break Matthew Centrowitz’s 3:54.02 facility record, Cheserek wanted a fast pace and got it, hitting 409 in 57.9 and 809 in 1:55.6. At that point, only the Nike Oregon Project’s Craig Engels was close to Cheserek and he would soon fade too, leaving Cheserek alone to chase the time. Cheserek continued to press, but even he could not maintain the merciless pace and began to tire, hitting 1209 in 2:54 (still an incredibly fast time). He closed it out with a 59-second final 400 to stop the clock at 3:53.85 and claim all $9,000 of the prize money put up by JDL Fast Track owner David Shannon.

Cheserek wins in 3:53

Cheserek wins in [spp-timestamp time="3:53"]

Engels came up well short in his bid to hit the World Indoor standard of 3:55.00, fading to fourth place in 3:58.81 as Paul Chelimo, who was doubling back from a victory in the 3k less than an hour earlier, broke [4:00] for the first time in his life (officially) in running [3:58].59 for second. Chelimo actually wound up making even more money than Cheserek today as he won $6,000 for winning the 3k and $4,000 for second in the mile to give him $10,000 for the day.

Neither of them could claim top earner honors, however. On the women’s side, Rachel Schneider made $12,000 in the span of 40 minutes by pulling off an incredible double, winning the 3k in [9:02].64 and the mile in [4:31].74.

We recap the other elite events for you quickly below in the order that they took place (the men’s mile was last).

Mile Results .

Finals                                                                   
  1 Cheserek, Edward             Skechers             [3:53].85$
       30.019 (30.019)         57.687 (27.668)       [1:26].301 (28.614)   
     [1:55].524 (29.223)       [2:24].502 (28.978)       [2:54].130 (29.629)   
     [3:24].248 (30.118)                                                   
  2 Chelimo, Paul                US Army                         [3:58].59!
   [1:27].303 ([1:27].303)       [1:57].142 (29.840)       [2:27].402 (30.260)   
     [2:58].646 (31.245)       [3:30].129 (31.483)                           
  3 Wynne, Henry                 Brooks Beasts           [3:58].80!
   [1:28].107 ([1:28].107)       [1:58].590 (30.484)       [2:29].594 (31.004)   
     [3:00].431 (30.838)       [3:31].014 (30.583)                           
  4 Engels, Craig                Nike Oregon Project     [3:58].81!
       57.902 (57.902)       [1:26].550 (28.648)       [1:55].997 (29.448)   
     [2:27].159 (31.162)       [2:58].861 (31.703)       [3:30].319 (31.458)   
  5 Ciattei, Vincent          SR Virginia Tech        [3:59].57!         
  6 Joseph, Patrick           SR Virginia Tech         [3:59].59!    
  7 Gourley, Neil             SR Virginia Tech        [4:00].21!        
  8 Manzano, Leo                 Hoka One One         [4:03].10          
  9 Zarate, Diego             SO Virginia Tech        [4:03].55            
 10 Erassa, Kirubel              Amer Dist Projec     [4:11].40           
 11 Ponder, Cameron              Unattached           [4:11].57          
 12 Hoenig, Tim               JR Queens (N.C.)         [4:15].02             
 -- Laari, Sampson               Unattached             DNF                                                  
 -- Jones, Adam                  Salem TC              DNF 

Men’s 3000

Olympic 5000 silver medallist Paul Chelimo got the win as expected in 7:52.88, just ahead of Izaic Yorks who ran [7:53].54. Chelimo ran [7:45] to win this race last year but was saving energy so he could double back in the mile a little less than an hour later.

Finals                                                                   
  1 Chelimo, Paul                US Army              [7:52].88!
       31.112 (31.112)       [1:02].187 (31.075)       [1:34].039 (31.853)   
     [2:05].800 (31.762)       [2:37].520 (31.720)       [3:09].551 (32.032)   
     [3:40].834 (31.283)       [4:14].200 (33.366)       [4:47].375 (33.176)   
     [5:20].079 (32.704)       [5:52].400 (32.322)       [6:24].135 (31.735)   
     [6:56].384 (32.249)       [7:25].763 (29.380)                           
  2 Yorks, Izaic                 Brooks Beasts          [7:53].54!
   [6:56].443 ([6:56].443)       [7:25].912 (29.470)                           
  3 Curtin, Thomas               Saucony Freedom TC   [7:54].71 
       31.230 (31.230)       [1:02].430 (31.200)       [1:34].491 (32.061)   
     [2:06].125 (31.634)       [2:37].785 (31.660)       [3:09].831 (32.047)   
     [3:41].550 (31.720)       [4:14].542 (32.993)       [4:47].104 (32.562)   
     [5:19].790 (32.687)       [5:52].161 (32.371)       [6:24].305 (32.144)   
   [7:26].128 ([1:01].824)                                                   
  4 Fink, Willy                  VT Elite             [7:55].87 
  5 Kipkoech, Lawrence        JR Campbell             [7:57].67           
  6 Chemadi, Kigen            JR Mid. Tenn. State     [7:58].42 
  7 Cowart, Donnie               Saucony               [8:01].17 
  8 Kemboi, Amon              SO Campbell             [8:03].96 
  9 Kirwa, Azaria             JR Liberty              [8:07].04 
 10 Templeton, Aaron          JR Furman               [8:07].40 
 11 Seufer, Peter             SO Virginia Tech        [8:13].05 
 12 Choge, Jacob              SO Mid. Tenn. State     [8:13].57 
 13 Craig, Adam               SR Mount Olive          [8:15].72 
 14 Cheruiyot, Geoffry        SR Mid. Tenn. State     [8:40].96 
 -- Dahlke, Jonathan          SR Mount Olive           DNF 
 -- Nowak, Craig                 Asics Furman Elite   DNF

Women’s 3000

Former Georgetown runner Rachel Schneider, now running for Under Armour, started her super impressive double by crushing the field in the women’s 3000 — running [9:02].64 to win as Stephanie Brown was second in [9:10].01. 35 minutes after this race started, Schneider would run and win the mile in dominant fashion as well.

 1 Schneider, Rachel            Under Armour         [9:02].64
       36.104 (36.104)       [1:11].734 (35.630)       [1:47].889 (36.155)  
     [2:24].306 (36.417)       [3:01].158 (36.853)       [3:38].306 (37.148)  
     [4:15].648 (37.343)       [4:53].449 (37.802)       [5:31].685 (38.236)  
     [6:10].203 (38.518)       [6:46].562 (36.360)       [7:21].325 (34.763)  
     [7:56].073 (34.749)       [8:29].441 (33.368)                          
  2 Brown, Stephanie             Unattached          [9:10].01
   [4:15].881 ([4:15].881)       [4:53].726 (37.845)     [7:21].561 ([2:27].836)  
     [7:56].788 (35.228)       [8:33].527 (36.739)                          
  3 Johnson, Rachel              Asics Furman Elite   [9:10].54
   [6:09].938 ([6:09].938)       [6:46].678 (36.740)     [7:57].708 ([1:11].031)  
     [8:33].363 (35.655)                                                  
  4 Henes, Elly               SO North Carolina St.    [9:11].95
  5 Carnahan, Savannah        SO Furman               [9:11].99
  6 Ilse, Morgan              JR North Carolina       [9:12].18
  7 Alcorta, Caroline         JR North Carolina       [9:12].61
  8 Sang, Caroline            JR Charlotte            [9:18].19
  9 Edwards, Sarah            SO Virginia Tech        [9:20].46
 10 Sears, Sarah              SR Davidson              [9:20].92
 11 Rolland, Megan               Oiselle              [9:21].99
 12 Imer, Charlotte           SR Eastern Kentucky     [9:31].84
 13 Richardson, Mikayla       SO Virginia Tech        [9:50].29
 14 Hanle, Leah               SO Mount Olive          [9:59].26
 -- Howard, Marisa               Idtc/Fleet Feet       DNF

 

Women’s 800

Former Virginia Tech star Hanna Green, a three-time NCAA runner-up, got the win over Sweden’s Hanna Hemansson in 2:02.58 to Hermansson’s 2:02.98. D3 star Emily Richards, who has a [2:00].62 outdoor pb, only ran [2:07].46. Believe it or not, that appears to be an indoor pb for her as last year her best indoor time was [2:08].83.

Finals                                                                   
 1 Green, Hanna                 Nike Otc Elite       2:02.58!
      31.580 (31.580)       1:02.255 (30.675)       1:32.697 (30.443)   
 2 Hermansson, Hanna            Craft                2:02.98!
      31.647 (31.647)       1:02.027 (30.380)       1:32.172 (30.146)   
 3 Pocratsky, Rachel         JR Virginia Tech       2:05.06
 4 Egbeniyi, Abike           JR Mid. Tenn. State      2:05.54
 5 Segrave, Hannah              Great Britain        2:06.77
 6 Richards, Emily           SR Ohio Northern       2:07.46
 7 Barton, Laurie            SO Virginia Tech         2:08.23
 8 Abu, Agnes                SR Mid. Tenn. State      2:09.32
— Moline, Georganne            Nike                                DNF

 

Men’s 800
The US Army’s Eliud Rutto, who ran collegiately for Middle Tennessee State and was the 2016 NCAA indoor runner-up, won by nearly half a second in [1:51].16.

Finals                                                                  
 1 Rutto, Eliud                 US Army               1:51.16
      26.935 (26.935)         54.701 (27.767)       1:23.240 (28.539)  
 2 Piazza, Drew              NA VT Elite              1:51.61
      26.855 (26.855)         54.857 (28.002)       1:23.646 (28.790)  
 3 Molinaro, Matt            SR Ohio Northern         1:51.71
      27.213 (27.213)         55.135 (27.923)       1:23.843 (28.708)  
 4 Martin, Ryan                 Asics Furman Elite    1:51.76
      27.108 (27.108)         55.321 (28.214)       1:24.063 (28.743)  
 5 Migliorati, Stefano       SR East Carolina       1:51.87
      27.096 (27.096)         54.887 (27.791)       1:23.410 (28.523)  
 6 Hastings, Ryan            SR Appalachian State    1:52.13
      26.988 (26.988)         55.075 (28.088)       1:23.763 (28.688)  
— Denman, Ross                 Unattached                          DNF
      26.094 (26.094)         54.099 (28.005)                          

 

 

Women’s Elite Mile

Rachel Schneider got a dominant win in 4:31.74 to cap off a tremendous double as former NCAA runner-up Cory McGee was second in [4:36].10. Schneider ran a big negative split as she hit 809 in [2:18].88. This race started just 35 minutes after the 3000, which Schneider also won.

 

Event 23  Women 1 Mile Run Camel City E
=========================================================================
Sponsor: Champion                                                       
   Facility: $ 4:22.66  1/31/2015   Shannon Rowbury, Nike Oregon Project
    College: ! 4:36.10  2/18/2017   Grace Barnett, Clemson              
       Meet: % 4:22.66  2015        Shannon Rowbury, Nike Oregon Project
   Name                    Year School                  Seed     Finals
=========================================================================
Finals                                                                   
 1 Schneider, Rachel            Under Armour         4:25.62    4:31.74!
      36.775 (36.775)     1:43.494 (1:06.720)       2:18.887 (35.393)   
    2:53.788 (34.901)       3:27.442 (33.655)       4:00.923 (33.482)   
 2 McGee, Cory                  New Balance          4:27.67    4:36.10!
      36.567 (36.567)       1:09.363 (32.796)       1:42.870 (33.508)   
    2:18.423 (35.553)       2:53.508 (35.086)       3:27.206 (33.698)   
    4:00.698 (33.493)                                                   
 3 Teschuk, Erin                Asics Furman Elite   4:32.35    4:37.05
      35.635 (35.635)       1:08.998 (33.364)       1:43.111 (34.113)   
    2:18.651 (35.540)       2:54.056 (35.405)       3:29.143 (35.088)   
    4:04.306 (35.163)                                                   
 4 Coogan, Katrina              New Balance          4:33.00    4:37.51
      35.615 (35.615)       1:09.549 (33.935)       1:43.818 (34.270)   
    2:19.072 (35.254)       2:54.065 (34.994)       3:28.371 (34.306)   
    4:03.105 (34.735)                                                   
 5 Kennedy, Katie            SR Virginia Tech        4:49.85    4:39.97
      36.608 (36.608)       1:10.954 (34.347)       1:45.383 (34.429)   
    2:20.280 (34.898)       2:55.388 (35.108)       3:30.664 (35.277)   
    4:06.220 (35.557)                                                   
 6 Jalon, Claudia            SR North Florida        4:47.22    4:42.76
      36.909 (36.909)       1:11.258 (34.350)       1:45.761 (34.503)   
    2:21.083 (35.323)       2:56.926 (35.843)       3:32.446 (35.520)   
    4:07.877 (35.431)                                                   
 7 Barnett, Grace            SR Clemson              4:33.86    4:45.06
      36.340 (36.340)       1:10.310 (33.970)       1:44.593 (34.284)   
    2:19.868 (35.275)       2:55.178 (35.311)       3:30.554 (35.376)   
    4:06.179 (35.625)                                                   
 8 Clairmonte, Dominique     FR North Carolina St.   4:49.12    4:53.20
      36.698 (36.698)       1:10.588 (33.890)       1:44.773 (34.185)   
    2:20.784 (36.012)       2:57.755 (36.972)       3:35.675 (37.920)   
    4:14.235 (38.560)                                                   
 9 Corbosiero, Amanda        SR Richmond             4:41.56    4:53.66
      36.505 (36.505)       1:10.734 (34.230)       1:45.196 (34.463)   
    2:20.674 (35.478)       2:57.138 (36.465)       3:34.952 (37.814)   
    4:14.386 (39.435)                                                   
— Lazarchick, Kathryn          RunCCG               4:41.86        DNF
      34.694 (34.694)       1:07.614 (32.920)       1:41.237 (33.623)   
    2:16.222 (34.985)                                                   
— Farber, Lianne               New Balance Boston   4:33.50        DNS
      35.997 (35.997)       [1:09].787 (33.790)             

 


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