2014 Prefontaine Classic - Eugene Diamond League Track and Field

May 30, 2014 to May 31, 2014
Hayward Field, Eugene, OR
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It was over a second PR for Centro, but he said, “It was OK,” said Centrowitz, still just 24 years old. “I can’t say it was great. I expected more of myself. ... I feel I’m still trying to establish myself as one of the top runners.”

World Athletics:

She was an underdog in both races which included Olympic champ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and at Pre was given lane 1. She was actually mostly considered a LJer before this year.

Daily Relay:

Their performance of the meet was Rupp's 10k but they also loved Nijel Amos' swag and the Kenyan women.

Jamaica-gleaner:

The 200 was won in a HUGE upset by 2011 NCAA lj champ Tori Bowie in lane 1. Bowie just started sprinting seriously this year and it was just her 3rd 200 since 2010.

Inside Athletics:

“I feel like a completely different athlete now compared to when I lived as a student in Eugene,"

Registerguard:

“If it was a head wind, I was going to run the fastest time in head wind history. I didn’t care about anything. I want to bring that back. I think a lot of professional athletes are a little more finicky about their performance.”

Registerguard:

“It was tough to go out there, but I am happy to start at 1:44 after missing a year,” Rudisha said. “I think it’s good.”

LRC Fast Women: Hellen Obiri (3:57.05), Sofia Assefa (9:11.39) and Mercy Cherono (9:13.27) Run Fastest Times Ever in US for 1500, Steeple and 2-mile

Those winning times were very impressive but American fans were pumped by Jenny Simpson's PR and Shannon Rowbury's AR.

LRC David Rudisha and Mo Aman Lose as Nijel Amos Wins; Caleb Ndiku Outkicks Alamirew as the Americans Struggle

David Rudisha had a tough last 100 in the 800 and the American men had a tough last half in the 5000.

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