LRC Fan Guide - 2010 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
By Emory Mort
April 29, 2010
Stanford's Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational is annually one of the fastest and deepest US events for distance running. This year should be no exception. Many top distance runners will be in Palo Alto looking to record fast times. From Jenny Barringer in the 1,500 to Galen Rupp in a very strong men's 10,000, see who's entered at Stanford in our LRC Fan Guide. We'll start with the most highly-anticipated events first.
9:45pm - Men's 10,000 - Deepest Field Of The Evening
Galen Rupp and coach Alberto Salazar have hinted at an attempt at Meb Keflezighi's American 10,000m record of 27:13.98.
After debate about running in Eugene on Friday or Stanford on Saturday, Rupp and coach are still undecided and are now considering a 3rd option: Saturday in Eugene. Coach Salazar says Friday in Eugene will be "too windy and cold" and Saturday in Palo Alto may have too much pollen. As of Thursday night, it appears Saturday in Palo Alto or Eugene are both options.Update: The American record attempt is on in full-force for Saturday night. We've even received an email from Nike PR saying if the record falls, Galen will address the media on Sunday (we're trying to find out if this event will be open to the public).
Besides Rupp, the heaviest hitters in the Stanford 10,000 include Simon Bairu, Anthony Famiglietti, Sam Chelanga, Tim Nelson and Chris Solinsky. Chelanga has run in the 27:20s, Famiglietti in the 27:30s, Nelson in the 27:30s and Bairu was 13th at the 2010 World Cross-Country meet. 13:12 5,000 runner Chris Solinsky is making his 10,000 meter debut in this race. Other potential contenders include Shadrack Biwott, Boaz Cheboiywo, Shawn Forrest and Patrick Smyth.
Event 21 Men 10000 Meter Run Kim McDonald =============================================================================== Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 202 Mike Aish Melbourne Tr 2 300 Simon Bairu Nike/Kimbia 3 20 Scott Bauhs Adidas 4 336 Shadrack Biwott Otc 5 203 Adrian Blincoe Melbourne Tr 6 184 Boaz Cheboiywo Kimbia 7 192 Sam Chelanga Liberty 8 17 Alistair Cragg adidas 9 204 Robert Curtis Melbourne Tr 10 441 Anthony Famiglietti Saucony 11 205 Shawn Forrest Melbourne Tr 12 21 Brett Gotcher Adidas 13 301 Jason Hartmann Nike/Kimbia 14 706 David Jankowski Zap Fitness 15 651 Mark Kenneally Unattached 16 175 Takeshi Makabe Kanebo 17 654 Brian Medigovich Unattached 18 528 Josh Moen Team Usa Mn/ 19 302 Tim Nelson Nike/Kimbia 20 356 Sean Quigley Puma/Kimbia 21 659 Galen Rupp Unattached 22 720 Daniel Salel Kenya 23 294 Patrick Smyth Nike 24 662 Chris Solinsky Nike/Kimbia 25 379 Kensuke Takezawa S&B 26 339 Chris Thompson OTC 27 303 Brent Vaughn Nike/Kimbia 28 22 Andy Vernon Adidas
8:34pm - Women's 5,000 - Potential Begley / Flanagan / Rowbury Matchup - Will Flanagan's AR Of 14:44.80 Fall?
We've been told that this race is being set up to give the ladies up a front a shot at Shalane Flanagan's American Record of 14:44.80. Flanagan, the Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist, is in the field hoping to defend her record as she returns to the track after running half-marathons and cross-country in the winter/spring of 2010. Amy Begley ran a solid 3,000m last weekend at Cal (8:53.73) but the record is 8:50 pace (and Begley's best 5k is only 15:24), while World 1,500 bronze medalist Shannon Rowbury (15:12 5k best) is slated to rejoin the competitive circuit a week after coach John Cook's men ran well at Penn Relays. The top NCAA runner will almost certainly be Iowa State star Lisa Koll. Koll made a huge splash at the late March Stanford meet when she ran 31:18 to set the NCAA 10,000m record that remains a 2010 (track) world leader (3 Kenyans have better road 10k times). Another interesting entrant is NCAA XC, indoor, outdoor champ Angela Bizzarri (15:33 best). Don't count on her for an amazing time, as she always brings it when it matters ... at the championship meets.
Also former Stanford great Lauren Fleshman returns to action after basically skipping last year. Update: Fleshman ran 15:42.46 at the Oregon meet last night instead.
Flanagan is the only runner who has gone under 15 minutes, so if there is going to be a record she appears to be the only one to do it. Everyone else in the field of note except for Rowbury would have to set a 3k pr to do it. Amy Begley is a really good runner now, so hopefully she has a huge breakout run at 5k.
Flanagan has done no track races in 2010 and is coming off a 12th at World cross country. On paper most would say that does not indicate she is sharp enough for a 14:44 run. But then realize last year her best 5k by far was her first 5k of the year with no track races before it when she ran 14:47.62 indoors (an American record). Since then she switched coaches to Jerry Schumacher and has not run another track race near that level. Was the switch a good move for Flanagan? Races like Saturday's will help us judge.
Event 53 Women 5000 Meter Run Section 1 =============================================================================== Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 532 Jackie Areson Tennessee 2 730 Renee Baillie Nike 3 296 Amy Begley Nike Otc Eli 4 165 Angela Bizzarri Illinois 5 33 Julie Culley Asics 6 299 Nicole Edwards Saucony Racing T 7 614 Shalane Flanagan Nike 8 287 Lauren Fleshman Nike 9 341 Bridget Franek Penn State 10 34 Sara Hall Asics 11 167 Lisa Koll Iowa State 12 320 Elizabeth Maloy NYAC 13 263 Megan Metcalfe New Balance 14 626 Hazel Murphy Unattached 15 731 Barbara Parker Unattached 16 732 DulceMaria Rodriguez Mexico 17 290 Shannon Rowbury Nike 18 367 Blake Russell Reebok 19 42 Lauren Weaver Asics Aggies
7:02pm - Women's 1,500 - Jenny Barringer And Julie Henner Era Begins
Former University of Colorado star Jenny Barringer will return to the track a year after setting world on fire from 1,500-5,000m, including the steeplechase. After leaving former coach Mark Wetmore and joining Air Force assistant coach Julie Henner, Barringer will open her season against a tough field that includes a very fit 2010 American indoor champion Morgan Uceny. Uceny recently won the BAA road mile on April 18 with ease (photo, right). Also look for Canada's Hillary Stellingwerf, Britain's Hannah England and Heidi Dahl and Sara Hall of the USA. All are entered in a field that should produce some early-season national-leading times.
Event 47 Women 1500 Meter Run Section 1 =============================================================================== Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 261 Jen Barringer New Balance 2 238 Dianne Cummins Mountain Wes 3 262 Heidi Dahl New Balance 4 286 Hannah England Nike 5 34 Sara Hall Asics 6 288 Julia Howard Nike 7 284 Maggie Infeld New York Ath 8 319 Molly Lehman NYAC 9 625 kelly mcneice Unattached 10 366 Amy Mortimer Reebok 11 631 Jen Rhines Unattached 12 458 Hilary Stellingwerff Speed River 13 364 Morgan Uceny Reebok
8:52pm - Men's 5,000 - Abdi, Bolota, Ed Moran And Aron Rono Top Names
An interesting field in this race includes runners from varied backgrounds. US veterans Abdi Abdirahman and Bolota Asmerom (right in Carlsbad 5,000) are likely to be near the front. Former W&M star Ed Moran has produced some fine times in his pro career and could factor in the win given his talent and skill. Adams State's Aaron Braun is popular among hard-core distance fans. Another strong non-D1-background entrant is Aron Rono of Azusa Pacific.
Event 18 Men 5000 Meter Run Section 1 =============================================================================== Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 291 Abdi Abdirahman Nike 2 442 Bolota Asmerom Saucony/ Bay 3 637 Aaron Braun Unattached 4 639 Mark Christie Unattached 5 105 Michael Coe California 6 359 Michael Crouch Queens (N.C. 7 23 Stephen Furst adidas Ralei 8 310 Ryan Hill North Caroli 9 198 Jordan Horn McMillan Eli 10 47 Elkanah Kibet Auburn 11 652 Kyle King Unattached 12 29 Haron Lagat AmeriKenyan 13 525 Bobby Mack Taf Brooks 14 112 Mark Matusak California 15 293 Ed Moran Nike 16 707 Thomas Morgan Zap Fitness 17 139 Kenyon Neuman Colorado 18 144 Tiidrek Nurme Estonia 19 437 Tony Okello Santa Monica 20 30 Aron Rono AmeriKenyan 21 322 Josh Simpson NYAC 22 18 Seth Summerside adidas 23 229 Lex Williams Michigan
9:08pm - Women's 10,000 - Molly Huddle Entered With Competition From Jen Rhines, Desiree Davila And Katie McGregor
Not as star-studded as the women's 5,000, the women's 10,000 offers an opportunity for a new world leader to replace Lisa Koll's NCAA record 31:18 from March. Several runners might take a crack at 5:00/mile pace, including USA XC #2 Molly Huddle (photo, right), world indoor 3,000 finalist Desiree Davila and accomplished US leaders Jen Rhines and Katie McGregor.
Event 56 Women 10000 Meter Run Kim McDonald =============================================================================== Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 532 Jackie Areson Tennessee 2 298 Meghan Armstrong Strands Racing T 3 542 Alex Becker Tulsa 4 123 Addie Bracy Carrboro Ath 5 676 Anita Campbell Washington 6 41 Kim Conley Asics Aggies 7 157 Desiree Davila Hansons-Broo 8 268 Rebecca Donaghue New Balance/ 9 51 Nicole Feest Boulder Runn 10 206 Adriana Fernandez Mexico 11 207 Fabiola Fernandez Mexico 12 704 Allison Grace Zap Fitness 13 197 Emily Harrison McMillan Eli 14 54 Amy Hastings Brooks 15 439 Molly Huddle Saucony 16 735 Ava Hutchinson Ireland 17 4 Kristen McGlynn Adams State 18 734 Katie McGregor Reebok 19 705 Alissa McKaig Zap Fitness 20 357 Meagan Nedlo Queens (N.C. 21 189 Ashley Osborne Liberty 22 35 Adriana Pirtea Asics 23 681 Sarah Porter Western Wash 24 46 Laurel Pritchard Auburn 25 631 Jen Rhines Unattached 26 208 Nora Rocha Mexico 27 209 Marisol Guadalupe Romero Mexico 28 53 Cassie Slade Brc Adidas 29 166 Kara Storage Infinite Run 30 50 Alisha Williams Boulder Runn 31 201 Benita Willis Melbourne Tr 32 358 Tanya Zeferjahn Queens (N.C.
7:14pm - Men's 1,500 - Wide Open Field
There is no clear favorite in the metric mile field, as entrant Lee Emanuel of the University of New Mexico is reportedly running in Oregon on Friday. Assuming Emanuel opts out of Stanford, the field is wide open. Former Columbia runner Liam Boylan-Pett, the runner up in the Puma mile, will compete along with Big 10 sub-4 men Craig Miller and Ben Blankenship. They'll face a lot of Stanford runners, including precocious 5k/XC specialist Chris Derrick (pictured right), who recorded a solid 13:31 two weeks ago at Mt. SAC. Army's John Mickowski won the first Stanford race this year (defeating Boylan-Pett), but is not returning for this event.
Event 8 Men 1500 Meter Run Section 1 =============================================================================== Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 232 Ben Blankenship Minnesota 2 326 Jacob Boone Oklahoma 3 636 Liam Boylan-Pett Unattached 4 501 Chris Derrick Stanford 5 711 Hakon DeVries Unattached 6 278 Lee Emanuel New Mexico 7 502 Dylan Ferris Stanford 8 712 David Forrester Florida St 9 506 Elliott Heath Stanford 10 243 Geoff Martinson Nac Victoria 11 700 Craig Miller Wisconsin 12 149 Yasunori Murakami Fujitsu_TF 13 683 Tommy Schmitz Wisc. Runner
6:43pm - Top US Steeplers Toe The Line In Stanford
With the exception of Daniel Huling and Josh McAdams, most of the best male American steeplers will face off, including 2009 NCAA champion Kyle Perry (right), US Worlds team member Kyle Alcorn, US Olympian Billy Nelson, Stotan Racing's Kyle Heath, US World XC team member Ben Bruce and American NCAA record-holder Brian Olinger.
Event 14 Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase Section 1 =============================================================================== Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 292 Kyle Alcorn Nike 2 337 Ben Bruce OTC 3 150 Pieter Desmet Golazo Sport 4 59 Jordan Fife Brooks Team 5 461 Alex Genest Speed River 6 645 Luke Gunn Unattached 7 186 Joonas Harjamaki Lamar 8 524 Kyle Heath Stotan Racin 9 14 Reuben Mwei Adams State 10 338 Billy Nelson OTC 11 67 Richard Nelson BYU 12 369 Brian Olinger Reebok 13 265 Kyle Perry New Balance 14 38 Jonathan Pierce Asics 15 27 Justin Tyner Air Force 16 318 Hiroyoshi Umegae NTN 17 462 Robin Watson Speed River 18 463 Chris Winter Speed River
5:15pm - Men 800 - Prince Mumba, Aussie Ryan Foster, Miler David Torrence Mix It Up
Former Michigan Wolverine Andrew Ellerton and Belgian Thomas Matthys surprisingly have the best PRs in the field at 1:46.07 and 1:45.75, respectively. Look for a close race won in 1:46. David Torrence, pictured in blue in the photo on the right from the Penn Relays distance medley 1,600 leg, has been running very well of late for John Cook and undoubtedly will want to improve on the 1:47.16 "PR" that he earned on an oversized track indoors this year.
Event 4 Men 800 Meter Run Section 1 =============================================================================== Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 239 Andrew Ellerton Nac Victori 2 346 Ryan Foster Penn State 3 148 Takeshi Kuchino Fujitsu_TF 4 347 Casimir Loxsom Penn State 5 675 Thomas Matthys Val Belgium 6 436 Prince Mumba Santa Monica 7 153 Darren St. Clair Great Britai 8 295 David Torrence Nike 9 438 Reuben Twijukye Santa Monica
5:02pm - Women's 800 - Overlooked 2009 Mid-D Talent Brenda Martinez (UC Riverside, Pictured Right) Highlights Field
Event 43 Women 800 Meter Run Section 1 =============================================================================== Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 682 Melissa Bishop Windsor ON 2 447 Helen Crofts Simon Fraser 3 365 Nikeya Green Reebok 4 289 Rebecca Johnstone Nike 5 352 Leanna MacLean Phoenix Athl 6 600 Brenda Martinez UC Riverside 7 630 Ashley Puga Unattached 8 450 Jessica Smith Simon Fraser 9 191 Jaime Watson Liberty
Stanford Meet On LetsRun.com:
*Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational Features Medalists Shannon Rowbury And Shalane Flanagan, Plus NCAA Champions
*Bairu Ahead Of Rupp In Cardinal 10K
*Rupp 10,000 Meter Prediction Thread