Saturday: MB NCAA Champ Clayton Murphy Takes Down World Indoor Champ Boris Berian
*MB: Kendra Harrison (12.56) wins loaded women’s hurdles
*MB: Omar McLeod crushes everyone in men’s hurdles (13.08)
*After Finishing 2nd In Two Events, Stephanie Jenks Leaves Drake With Win In Girls 1,500, Giving Her A Record 9 Individual Titles No other woman had won more than 8.
Friday: LRC Kirani James Blazes 44.08 World Leader, Jenny Simpson (4:06.44) Outkicks Kate Grace In 1,500 As Mary Cain Is 8th (4:12.62) Was Jenny Simpson hurt over the winter? It sure seems like it, but she got the win nonetheless. Kirani James‘ time, run in 48-degree temps, was the second-fastest ever in the month of April, behind only Michael Johnson‘s 43.75 in 1997.
*Jenny Simpson Is Well Aware That No American Woman Has Ever Medalled At The Olympics In The 1,500
*Good Des Moines Register Article On James And Rest Of Pro Action Aries Merritt didn’t want to kill himself in the cold weather. Bershawn Jackson raced wearing a necklace holding the ashes of his recently-deceased father.
*Aries Merritt Gets Huge Newpsaper Feature, Says He’s 85% Fit – And Fitter Than Last Year
*Video interview With Aries Merritt
*Full Des Moines Register Coverage Of Drake Relays
Stanford Payton Jordan Is Sunday Night
LRC 2016 Payton Jordan Preview: Bernard Lagat’s 10,000 Debut, Evan Jager In The 1,500 & An NCAA Preview in the 5,000 The fields are strong once again for Sunday’s late-night meet. Maggie Vessey (800), Cory McGee (1,500), Shelby Houlihan (1,500), Evan Jager (1,500) Henrik Ingebrigtsen (1,500), Sally Kipyego (5k), Nicole Tully (5k), Garrett Heath (5k), Chris Derrick (5k), Buze Diriba (10k), Molly Seidel (10k) and Sam Chelanga (10k) are among the entrants with the 10k track debut of Bernard Lagat.
Another American Legend Hangs Up The Spikes