LetsRun.com's Recap Of The Distance Action At The 2011 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
May 2, 2011
The 2011 Payton Jordan meet, which took place on Sunday night (May 1) certainly did not disappoint, with 22 runners getting under the Olympic A standard 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 winner was 20-year-old Bedan Karoki, who put on a breathtaking move with just over seven laps to go that instantly ended the race, which was the first one in American history where three Americans broke 27:30, led by former NCAA 5000m champ Bobby Curtis. In the men's 1,500, German Fernandez's struggles continued in the B heat, while Lopez Lomong and Evan Jager returned to action in the A heat that was won by Ben Blankenship. In the ladies' 1,500, Jordan Hasay got a PR and collegiate leader but only finished 5th. The story of the steeple was that Mark Wetmore-coached athletes shined and got the Olympic A standards, as Emma Coburn impressed from the opening moment of the race while Billy Nelson waited until late to unleash an incredibly impressive kick. In the men's 5k, Elliott Heath's unreal kick wasn't quite enough to get him the win, as seven broke 13:30.
Recaps and results of the key distance races appear below.
Men's 10,000 Kim McDonald - Bedan Karoki Steals The Show As 3 Americans Break 27:30 In The Same Race For The 1st Time Ever!
The 2011 edition of the men's Kim McDonald run was hyped as the first serious 10k of American Matt Tegenkamp's professional career. But in the end, the race wound up being the Bedan Karoki show.
The 20-year-old Kenyan, who trains in Japan, absolutely obliterated the field with a shocking and breathtaking move just prior to the 7 laps to go mark. Roughly 18:40 into the race, Karoki took the lead and quite honestly it looked like there was something screwy with the Internet monitor we were watching the race on. Instead of being a 10,000, it looked like Karoki was running a mile.
Honestly, Karoki's move was so sudden and decisive - the guy was sprinting - you'd think he thought a 10,000 was only 19 laps and not 25. Someone will have to watch the race replay to get the actual split on the lap that totally decimated the field (it had to be close to 60), but we know the guy ran 7:22 for his last 7 laps, which comes out to 4:12.5 pace per 1,600 for the final 7 laps, as he got a much-deserved win in 27:13.67 in a race where the top 14 finishers all got under the Olympic A standard of 27:45.
After Karoki put on a move for the ages, the rest of the field was left to battle it out for runner-up honors, and the two runners that seemed most keen to get second were Americans Matt Tegenkamp and Bobby Curtis, as with three laps to go, those two had separated themselves from what was left of a main lead pack of 16 that had gone through 5,000 behind the rabbit Chris Solinsky (who became the first non-African under 27:00 last year at this meet) in 13:44. However, Tegenkamp didn't have the goods over the final 400 and with 250 to go Australia's Ben St. Lawrence went past his training partner Curtis into second (the two have been training in Mt. Laguna recently). However, Curtis responded and came back to get second in 27:24.67 to St. Lawrence's 27:24.95.
Curtis' 27:24.67 was a new personal best as he ran 27:33.39 last year in this race. That mark moves him to #7 on the US all-time list - ahead of former marathon great Alberto Salazar.
St. Lawrence's 27:24.95 was a new Australian national record as it surpassed the 27:29.73 that Collis Birmingham ran at this meet in 2009.
Brit Chris Thompson, who talked about going after the GBR national record of 27:18.24, ended up fourth in 27:27.36, a slight improvement over the 27:29.61 he ran last year. American Tim Nelson became the 10th American to break 27:30 (#9 all-time), as he ran 27:28.19 to finish 5th. The 11th American to break 27:30 (#10 all-time) was Tegenkamp, who was 6th in 27:28.22.
Sunday's race was the first in history where three Americans broke 27:30 in the same race.
Two collegiate runners also broke 27:30, as 2010 NCAA cross-country runner-up Stephen Sambu was 7th in 27:28.64 and 2011 NCAA 5k indoor champ Leonard Korir was 8th in 27:29.40.
World steeplechase bronze medallist Bouabdellah Tahri came up short in his bid to break the French national record of 27:22.78 held by António Martins, as Tahri ran 27:31.46.
Afterwards, Tegenkamp told David Monti of Race Results Weekly, "Today, my mistake was not going when the move was made. A lot of that is being a rookie and respecting the distance, I guess."
Ben St. Lawrence was very pleased with his run, which came on the heels of subpar races at World XC and the Carlsbad 5,000m after his 13:10 in Australia. He told Monti, "I hadn't been doing too well in training, so I thought I'd just hang back and get that 'A' standard. As the race wore on, I was feeling stronger and stronger. I had the benefit of picking up a few people each lap. I got Tegenkamp -- probably a bit by surprise -- coming down the backstraight and thought, I'm in for second place. Bobby really ran strong and got me in the straight. It's an Australian record and a massive PB by over 35 seconds."
The 11 Americans Under 27:30 At 10,000
Event 21 Men 10000 Meter Run Kim McDonald =============================================================== Name Year School Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Bedan Karoki S&B 27:13.67 2 Robert Curtis Reebok 27:24.67 3 Ben St Lawrence Melbourne Tr 27:24.95 4 Chris Thompson Otc 27:27.36 5 Tim Nelson Nike/Kimbia 27:28.19 6 Matt Tegenkamp Nike/Kimbia 27:28.22 7 Stephen Sambu Arizona 27:28.64 8 Leonard Korir Iona 27:29.40 9 Kevin Chelimo Otc 27:30.50 10 Juan Luis Barrios nike - Mexico 27:30.68 11 Aron Rono Unattached 27:31.15 12 Bouabdellah Tahri Unattached 27:31.46 13 byron piedra ecuador 27:32.59 14 Tsuyoshi Ugachi Konica Minolta 27:41.97 15 Juan Carlos Romero Mexico 27:51.49 16 Scott Bauhs Adidas 27:51.78 17 Ryan Vail Brooks 27:57.42 18 Aaron Braun adidas/McMil 27:57.88 19 Yuki Sato Nissin 27:59.60 20 Brian Olinger Reebok 28:07.52 21 Bobby Mack Unattached 28:11.00 22 Jorge Torres Reebok 28:12.25 23 Dylan Wykes Praire Inn Harriers 28:12.82 24 Takayuki Matsumiya Konica Minolta 28:14.43 25 Ben True In the Arena 28:16.65 26 Jacob Korir Riadha 28:24.26 27 Yoshinori Oda Toyotabw 28:24.59 28 Yusuke Takabayashi Toyotabw 28:24.84 29 Jason Hartmann Nike/Kimbia 28:26.59 30 Sean Quigley Puma/Kimbia 28:49.82 31 Kensuke Takezawa S&B 28:52.56 32 Yusuke Hasegawa S&B 28:54.55 -- Mark Matusak Unattached DNF -- Chris Solinsky Nike/Kimbia DNF -- Bolota Asmerom Saucony DNF
Women's 10,000 Kim McDonald - Sally Kipyego Gets Deserved Victory Over Shalane Flanagan
Given she got the bronze medal at the 2011 World Cross-Country Championships, many were expecting American Shalane Flanagan to challenge her own American record of 30:22.22 in the 10,000 at Stanford on Sunday night. However, given the fact that the race was only rabbitted for five laps, the record was never in serious jeopardy and in the end, Flanagan didn't wind up with the win, as she was beaten by Sally Kipyego. For those of you that are surprised that Kipyego won, people should realize that she has a better 5,000 PR than Flanagan (14:38.64 versus 14:44.80).
The rabbit didn't make it five full laps and after that, a lead group of 5 - Japan's Kayoko Fukushi (shooting for the national record of 30:48, and under scrutiny from Japanese camera crews), Kenya's Kipyego and Lineth Chepkurui, and Americans Flanagan and Molly Huddle - tried to keep the tempo going at a sub-30:50 pace. Huddle couldn't stay with the group for 8 laps, as the lead four went through 3,200 in 9:49, whereas Huddle was at 9:54 at this point. Chepkurui was the next to fall off, losing contact with the leaders around the 13-minute mark. Then, sadly, it was the Japanese runner, who was the one who did most of the leading after the rabbit had stopped, that was dropped, as she lost contact around the 6,400-meter mark.
With 8 laps to go (21:00), the race was down to a two-person affair - Kipyego vs. Flanagan. And in the end, it was only just that Kipyego got the win, as she was the one doing the leading over the final four laps. Over those last four laps, the pace started to heat up, with Kipyego splitting 72.1, 72.0 - but Flanagan stayed right on her shoulder the whole time. On the penultimate lap, Kipyego smartly slowed things down and saved something for the final 400, as that lap was covered in 73.6. On the final lap, Flanagan tried to strike 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 away decisively.
After the race, in a post-race interview live on flotrack, Flanagan tried to put a positive spin on the night but she admitted she always likes to win.
"I know we're fit. I think we have a lot more in us. I know we got a little tactical there at the end."
Kipyego was happy to come out on top, telling RRW, "It was huge; I'm really happy. I'm just grateful because most of the time you don't go out there and expect a perfect day. When it comes together, it's amazing. I'm so grateful."
The top eight finishers all were under the Olympic A standard of 31:45.
1,600 - 4:53
3,200 - 9:49
4,800 - 14:45
6,400 - ???
8,000 - 24:40
8,400 - 25:54
Event 57 Women 10000 Meter Run Kim McDonald =============================================================== Name Year School Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Sally Kipyego Otc 30:38.35 2 Shalane Flanagan Nike/Kimbia 30:39.57 3 Kayoko Fukushi Wacoal 30:54.29 4 Lineth Chepkurui Nike/Kimbia 31:24.20 5 Molly Huddle Saucony 31:28.66 6 Kayo Sugihara Denso 31:34.35 7 Eloise Wellings Melbourne Tr 31:41.31 8 Jen Rhines Adidas 31:43.00 9 Alissa McKaig Zap Fitness 32:14.51 10 Yuko Shimizu Sekisui Chemical 32:14.71 11 Megan Wright New Balance 32:40.40 12 Marisol Guadalupe Romero Mexico 32:45.05 13 Sonia Samuels Great Britain 32:57.23 14 Katherine Newberry Nyac 32:57.51 15 Miho Ihara Shikoku Elec 33:08.55 16 Dulce Ma. Rodriguez Padilla's Team 33:20.15 17 Natalie Gray New Mexico 33:20.31 18 Kumi Ogura Shikoku Elec 33:37.89 -- Kim Conley Unattached DNF -- Sara Vaughn Adidas DNF
Men's 5,000 Heat 1 - Brandon Bethke Holds Off Elliott Heath's Famous Kick In Exciting Finish
Former Wisconsin and Arizona State standout Brandon Bethke took the lead with 600 to go and would never relinquish it, as he somehow held off Stanford's Elliott Heath, who unleashed his famous kick over the last 300 but it was too little and too late.
The rabbit, Tom Kloos, didn't go 6 full laps and even when he was on the track, it wasn't clear the field really wanted to go with him. After the rabbit dropped out, no one really wanted to do the work and NAU's Diego Estrada was left to do most of the leading, as the pace slowed. The splits were 4:19.9 for 1,600, 8:45 for 3,200 and 10:56 at 4,000. At 4k, the field was just on 13:40 pace.
The next lap sped up to a 63.3 and then Bethke took the lead and threw down a 57.4, which ended up destroying the lead pack. With 250 to go, he probably had a 3-second lead on second but Stanford's Elliott Heath, who had appeared to be working to keep contact early but got back in the mix during the mid-race lull in pace, was winding things up and starting to charge furiously. As they entered the final 100, it seemed as Bethke's bid for glory from 600 meters out was going to be snatched away from him, as Heath was coming up quickly. However, Bethke looked over his shoulder and was able dig deep and find a little something left as Heath tied up a bit himself.
In the end, Bethke got the win and PR (13:25.82, previous best of 13:27.79 from 2009), as seven guys would break 13:30. It was interesting to note that the 8th-place finisher in 13:30.21 was Ireland's Alistair Cragg, who dropped out of the Boston marathon less than two weeks ago.
Event 18 Men 5000 Meter Run Section 1 =============================================================== Name Year School Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Brandon Bethke Quiksilver 13:25.82 2 Elliott Heath Stanford 13:26.14 3 Thomas Farrell Oklahoma State 13:26.59 4 Diego Estrada Northern Arizona 13:26.94 5 Mark Christie Unattached 13:28.21 6 Stephen Furst adidas Raleigh TC 13:29.05 7 Chris Derrick Stanford 13:29.74 8 Alistair Cragg Adidas 13:30.21 9 Ryan Hill North Carolina St. 13:31.67 10 Joe Bosshard Colorado 13:34.57 11 Diego Alberto Borrego Mexico 13:36.69 12 Dan Huling Reebok 13:38.72 13 Kazuya Watanabe Unattached 13:38.90 14 Tiidrek Nurme Estonia 13:39.10 15 Jake Riley Stanford 13:39.49 16 George Alex Oklahoma 13:40.73 17 Alfred Kipchumba Portland 13:40.98 18 Aldo Saul Vega Mexico 13:43.16 19 Geoff Martinson Prince George T&F 13:44.27 20 Yosef Ghebray Brooks Team 13:45.69 21 Scott Overall Adidas 13:48.83 22 Taylor Milne Speed River Tfc 14:01.96 23 Jeremy Johnson Brooks 14:03.68 -- Tom Kloos Unattached DNF -- Michael Coe California DNF -- Jonathan Pierce Unattached DNF
Women's 5,000 Heat 1 - Sifuentes Wins
Canada's Nicole Sifuentes (who ran as Nicole Edwards for Michigan) took the lead from 2009 NCAA cross-country champ Angela Bizzarri with 250 meters to go and got the win in a new personal best of 15:27.84.
The field went through the first 4,000 at basically 5:00 pace (1,600 in 4:59.7, 3,200 in 10:01 and 4k in 12:32) before the pace got faster. With 800 to go (13:09), Bizzarri went to the lead and a pack of five was left to battle for the win. The pace didn't pick up too much until the bell (14:21), as Sifuentes covered the last lap in 65.9.
Event 54 Women 5000 Meter Run Section 1 =============================================================== Name Year School Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Nicole Sifuentes Saucony 15:27.84 2 Sandra Lopez Mexico 15:28.71 3 Angela Bizzarri Brooks 15:28.74 4 Julie Culley Asics/NYAC 15:29.14 5 Frances Koons New Balance 15:29.96 6 Mika Yoshikawa Panasonic 15:38.15 7 Erin Donohue Nike/Kimbia 15:41.78 8 Risper Kimaiyo Utep 15:48.14 9 Ruth Senior New Mexico 15:48.29 10 lindsay sundell Unattached 15:49.55 11 Tara Erdmann Loyola Marymount 15:50.20 12 Erin Nehus-Vergara Athletic Annex 15:52.34 13 Allie Kieffer Sun Elite 15:52.37 14 Rebecca Donaghue New Balance/Kimbia 15:53.42 15 Stephanie Pezzullo Sun Elite TC 15:54.38 16 Jamie Cheever Team Usa Minnesota 15:56.77 17 Toni Salucci In the Arena 16:04.80 18 Hazel Murphy Unattached 16:17.78
Men's 1,500 Heat 1 - Ben Blankenship Wins As Lopez Lomong And Evan Jager Return
The field had no interest in going with the rabbit, as they basically ran 60-second pace until the kick for home began over the last 300 (800 was passed in 1:59.5 and 1,200 in 2:59.3). Up until that point, 2008 US Olympian Lopez Lomong, who was using this race as a rust buster after not running much 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 grabbed the lead. Lomong responded and put up a furious fight, as did two other runner in Andy Bayer and Andrew Bumbalough. In the end, Blankenship was able to hold on and preserve the win by .18, as Bayer, Lomong and Bumbalough would finish second, third and fourth in a virtual blanket finish with just .03 separating them.
Finishing fifth in his first race since June of last year was 2009 World Championships team member Evan Jager, who had been out with complications with his navicular.
The final 400 was covered in roughly 54.9.
Event 8 Men 1500 Meter Run Section 1 ================================================================ Name Year School Finals ================================================================ Finals 1 Ben Blankenship Unattached 3:39.49 2 Andrew Bayer Unattached 3:39.67 3:39.667 3 Lopez Lomong Nike Otc 3:39.67 3:39.668 4 Andrew Bumbalough Nike/Kimbia 3:39.70 5 Evan Jager Nike/Kimbia 3:40.52 6 Patrick Casey Montana State 3:41.34 7 Stephen Pifer Otc 3:42.02 8 Jacob Boone Oklahoma 3:42.40 9 Raul Botezan Oklahoma State 3:42.68 10 JosÃ© Juan Esparza Mexico 3:44.10 -- Mark Matusak Unattached DNF
Men's 1,500 Heat 2 - German Fernandez Struggles Again
It's official. German Fernandez is in trouble.
The guy who won the 2009 NCAA 1,500 title as a freshman but was unable to qualify for the mile indoors and hasn't managed to run faster than 3:44 this year outdoors, ran 3:44 again on Sunday at Stanford.
Heat 2 was a rabbitted race, but the pack didn't seem interested in going with the pace, as the field went through 800 in 2:01 and 1,200 in 3:00.5. With 150 to go, Fernandez, who had reached the bell back in third or fourth, tried to make a move as he rolled into second. But over the final 150, Fernandez didn't do much, while Anthony Berkis destroyed the field and won in 3:42.54, with Fernandez ending up third in 3:44.18.
Message Board: German Fernandez... just not the same runner any more
Event 9 Men 1500 Meter Run Section 2 =============================================================== Name Year School Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Anthony Berkis Windsor ON 3:42.54 2 Mack McLain Colorado Mines 3:44.02 3 German Fernandez Oklahoma State 3:44.18 4 Nick Samuels Great Britain 3:44.85 5 Michael Atchoo Stanford 3:44.98 6 Nicholas Kipruto New Mexico 3:45.39 7 Michael Wickman Chico TC 3:47.06 8 Adam Kellar Windsor ON 3:47.48 9 Keegan Calmes Adams State 3:47.98 10 Dave Weston Windsor ON 3:49.17 11 Tyler Stutzman Stanford 3:49.65 12 Chad Hall UC Riverside 3:50.22 -- Brendan Mahoney Unattached DNF -- Sam Evans New Mexico DNF
Women's 1,500 Section 1 - Katie Follett Wins As Jordan Hasay Sets PR & Collegiate Leader
Former Washington runner Katie Follett was the surprise winner of women's 1,500, as she took the scalps of Olympians Alice Schmidt and Malindi Elmore and World Championships competitor Morgan Uceny.
The rabbit took the field through in 66.6 at 400 and 2:14.6 at 800. With 600 remaining, it was Uceny and Schmidt running side-by-side. With a lap to go (3:05), Uceny had the lead and she was trailed by 2011 NCAA indoor mile champ Jordan Hasay of Oregon and Schmidt. Uceny kept the lead until 150 meters to go, when Elmore passed her, but she in turn was decisively passed by Follett, who got the win in 4:08.95, a big new personal best (previous best of 4:10.66 at Mt. SAC, 4:15 PR before this year).
Elmore finished second (4:09.71) and Schmidt third (3:09.85), as Lindsey de Grande of Belgium was fourth (4:10.19).
Hasay ended up fifth, but her time of 4:10.28 was a huge new personal best (previous PR of 4:13.85) and also a new collegiate leader (Sheila Reid had the collegiate leader at 4:11.85).
Follett was definitely a surprising winner, as she apparently even surprised herself, telling David Monti, "Oh my gosh! What happened?"
More: Jordan Hasay 4:10
Event 47 Women 1500 Meter Run Section 1 =============================================================== Name Year School Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Katie Follett Brooks 4:08.95 2 Malindi Elmore Unattached 4:09.71 3 Alice Schmidt Unattached 4:09.85 4 Lindsey De Grande Golazo Sports 4:10.19 5 Jordan Hasay Oregon 4:10.28 6 Morgan Uceny Adidas 4:10.34 7 Lea Wallace Sacramento St. 4:11.31 8 Geena Gall Otc 4:12.23 9 Brenda Martinez New Balance 4:14.36 10 Hilary Stellingwerff Speed River Tfc 4:16.30 -- Stephanie Brown Arkansas DNF
Men's Steeple Section 1 - Billy Nelson Returns
Billy Nelson is back!!! The 2008 US Olympian, who basically fell off the map the last two years when he didn't manage to break 8:35 either year, entered tonight's men's steeple race unattached and without a sponsor. Go figure - Nelson used a scintillating kick over the final 300 meters to get the win. In the process, he got a little revenge as the man he edged at the end was the one who defeated him for the 2008 NCAA title, Kyle Alcorn, plus Nelson got the Olympic A standard.
As a result, we imagine Nelson will have a sponsor in the very near future.
Early in the race, 2008 US Olympian Josh McAdams led and he was followed by Ben Bruce and Alcorn, as Nelson was content to run in fifth or sixth, as the leaders went out on roughly 8:30 pace early on, covering four laps in 4:31.4. On the sixth lap, the pace started to get a bit hotter, as it was covered in 65.7 and as the guys began to gear up for the final 600, Alcorn went to the lead. With 400 to go (7:20), it seemed as if the Olympic A standard of 8:23.10 was almost out of the question. But in the end, the rematch of the 2008 NCAA final resulted in Nelson getting the A standard and Alcorn just missing. Entering the final lap, Nelson was maybe 1 second back. With 300 to go, Nelson had drifted to maybe two seconds back but when he turned on the jets, his kick was truly special, just as it was at the 2008 US Olympic Trials, as his final lap was probably in the 61-point range.
The 2nd-place finisher Alcorn didn't miss his PR of 8:21.46 by too much, but his 8:23.27 probably left him a little disappointed, since it was just .17 off the Olympic A and World Championships standard of 8:23.10.
After the race, Nelson told the flotrack interviewer that a return to the "basics" and his college coach Mark Wetmore of Colorado was the key to his big revival tonight. Nelson said the goal for the race was to try to run 8:30-low and see if he could kick off that pace and that's exactly what he did. It's also worth noting that Alcorn has returned to the coaching of his college coach Louis Quintana of Arizona State.
Lastly, it should be pointed out that Wetmore also coaches women's steeple winner Emma Coburn.
Event 14 Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase Section 1 =============================================================== Name Year School Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Billy Nelson Unattached 8:22.44 2 Kyle Alcorn Nike 8:23.27 3 Ben Bruce Otc 8:26.90 4 Mario Bazan Peru 8:29.18 5 Donald Cowart Rmr 8:31.09 6 Derek Scott Puma 8:33.50 7 Alex Genest Speed River Tfc 8:33.85 8 John Ricardi Brooks Team 8:36.69 9 Steve Finley Oregon 8:36.98 10 Justin Tyner Air Force 8:37.54 11 Adu Dentamo Brooks Team 8:38.48 12 Joshua McAdams New Balance 8:39.01 13 David Adams Nebraska 8:40.31 14 Augustus maiyo Unattached 8:40.98 15 Jordan Fife Brooks Team 8:41.35 16 Hiroyoshi Umegae Ntn 8:42.38 17 Joonas Harjamaki Finland 8:50.11 18 Gilbert Limo Texas Tech 8:54.01 19 Rob Mullett Unattached 9:00.38 20 Kyle Perry New Balance 9:13.30 21 Matthew Williams Air Force Wcap 9:14.78 -- Aoi Matsumoto Otsuka Pharm DNF
Women's Steeple Section 1 - Emma Coburn Gets Olympic A Standard
In her first steeple of the year, 2010 NCAA steeplechase runner-up Emma Coburn of Colorado put on an impressive display in the ladies' steeple, as she led wire-to-wire and ended up with a big PR and Olympic A standard time of 9:40.51, knocking more than 11 seconds off her previous best of 9:51.86. Coburn, who was 8th indoors in the mile at NCAAs, came into the race in good form as she had run a 4:14.34 PR at Mt. SAC prior to racing at Stanford tonight.
Finishing a well-beaten second was Sara Hall, who ran a modest PR of 9:48.85 (previous best of 9:50.68). Former US record holder Lisa Aguilera was fourth in 9:52.24.
Event 52 Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase Section 1 =============================================================== Name Year School Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Emma Coburn Colorado 9:40.51 2 Sara Hall Asics 9:48.85 3 Beverly Ramos Unattached 9:50.10 4 Lisa Aguilera Nike 9:52.24 5 Rebeka Stowe Kansas 9:53.12 6 Lindsay Allen Adidas-McMil 9:53.44 7 Nicole Bush Unattached 9:58.94 8 Genevieve Lalonde Speed River Tfc 9:59.50 9 Shalaya Kipp Colorado 10:03.37 10 Claire Michel Oregon 10:04.65 11 Eva Krchova San Francisco 10:05.53 12 Lois Ricardi Keller Club Northwest 10:07.18 13 Lennie Waite TeamROGUE Elite 10:16.51 14 Dana Buchanan Speed River Tfc 10:17.80 15 Meredith MacGregor Speed River Tfc 10:20.32 16 Lydia Willemse Speed River Tfc 10:22.33 17 Erin Bedell Adidas-McMil 10:29.90 18 Stephanie Pancoast Nbsv 10:32.23 -- Kara June TeamROGUE Elite DNF