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Prefontaine Classic Ranked As #1 Meet in 2011 in Terms of Overall Performances

By Pre Classic
September 20, 2011

 
            Eugene—With the 2011 Samsung Diamond League season concluded, the Prefontaine Classic had the best overall performances of any invitational meet in the world as adjudged by All-Athletics.com, the official ranking agency of the SDL.  Pre’s total of 86,857 Results points was higher than the 86,698 scored by runner-up Monaco Herculis. When Participation Score (the level of the athletes participating in the meet) is added in, Monaco is ranked No. 1 in combined score, with the Prefontaine Classic a very close second. 
            The performances at this year’s Pre Classic were extraordinary, especially given the early June 3-4 dates of competition. Starting with new world records by Moses Mosop in the 25k and 30k on June 3rd, the results over two days included:
  • 6 new Meet Records.
  • 12 world-leading marks out of the 24 events held over the two days.
  • The most-ever runners to break 27-minutes in one 10k race (9) and the most ever to do it for the first time (6).
  • Six men under 10.00 (legal wind) in the same 100-meter race for only the 3rd time in history, and the first time not in a global championships.
  • Five athletes under 3:50 for only the 3rd time ever. The Prefontaine Classic Field now can claim the 13 fastest mile races ever run outdoors in America, and 19 of the top 20.
  • Three shot putters over 70-feet a total of 4 times, adding to Hayward Field’s lead as the venue with the most 70-plus throws in world history.
            The performances at the 2011 Pre Classic are unequaled by any invitational meet ever held on American soil. Perhaps only next year’s edition on June 2nd has a chance to surpass them. As one of the gateway events leading into the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and London Olympic Games, the Prefontaine Classic will again feature the world’s best athletes.  “We anticipate having more Olympic and World Championships medalists participating than at any meet in U.S. history,” states Meet Director Tom Jordan
 
 The All-Athletics.com Rankings:
Pl. Competition Country Date Result
Score

Participation
Score

WR Competition
Score
1. Monaco Herculis MON 22.07 86698 (2.) 7750 (2.)   94448
2. Eugene Prefontaine Classic USA 03.06 - 04.06 86857 (1.) 7370 (4.) 150 94377
3. Zürich Weltklasse SUI 07.09 - 08.09 85753 (4.) 8400 (1.)   94153
4. Bruxelles Memorial van Damme BEL 16.09 86620 (3.) 6955 (9.)   93575
5. Paris Meeting AREVA FRA 08.07 85486 (6.) 7610 (3.)   93096
6. Crystal Palace AVIVA London Grand Prix GBR 05.08 - 06.08 85653 (5.) 7085 (8.)   92738
7. Roma Compeed Golden Gala ITA 26.05 85160 (8.) 7340 (6.)   92500
8. Lausanne Athletissima SUI 30.06 85077 (9.) 7345 (5.)   92422
9. Stockholm DN Galan SWE 28.07 - 29.07 84897 (10.) 7170 (7.)   92067
10. Birmingham AVIVA British Grand Prix GBR 10.07 84319 (15.) 6695 (10.)   91014
11. Oslo ExxonMobil Bislett Games NOR 09.06 84304 (16.) 6605 (11.)   90909
12. Doha Samsung Diamond League Meeting QAT 06.05 85213 (7.) 5595 (15.)   90808
13. Shanghai Samsung Diamond League CHN 15.05 84347 (14.) 6425 (12.)   90772
14. Berlin ISTAF GER 11.09 84392 (13.) 6115 (14.)   90507
15. Hengelo Fanny Blankers-Koen Games NED 28.05 - 29.05 84623 (11.) 5025 (17.)   89648
16. Zagreb IAAF World Challenge CRO 13.09 84456 (12.) 4880 (18.)   89336
17. Ostrava Golden Spike CZE 30.05 - 31.05 83978 (17.) 5055 (16.)   89033
18. New York adidas Grand Prix USA 11.06 82637 (21.) 6320 (13.)   88957
19. Rieti IAAF World Challenge ITA 09.09 - 10.09 83880 (18.) 4185 (19.)   88065
20. Kingston Jamaica International Invitational JAM 07.05 82985 (20.) 3840 (20.)   86825
                                              
About the Prefontaine Classic:  held annually at Hayward Field in Eugene since 1975, the Prefontaine Classic is the oldest on-going invitational meet in the America. It is an Oregon Track Club event. NIKE, Inc. has been the title sponsor since 1984, one of the longest continuous sponsorships of a major sporting event globally. The Pre Classic is a part of the elite Samsung Diamond League of 14 meets held worldwide each year.

 

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