Pre-race favorite Olympic silver medalist Paul Tanui DNFed with injury.
World silver medalist Timothy Cheruiyot ran 3:34.01 to beat out Manangoi by a second and world champs finalist Emily Cherotich ran 1:59.04 to beat out Nyairera. Other winners included World under-18 silver medalist Edward Zakayo in the men's 5000 (13:28) and world junior champ Celliphine Chepsol in the women's steeple (9:40).
It was supposed to be first three across the line, but Athletics Kenya made an exception for Obiri.
Chebet ran 32:41 to beat out Kenyan XC champ Stacy Ndiwa by .4 while Olympic and World 4th placer Alice Aprot was a DNF.
"I think [3000m] is so stinking hard without hurdles; it’s so fast.”
Jemal Yimer leads the team after debuting in 59:00 at RAK earlier this month and Houston Half winner Ruti Aga (66:39 PB) leads the women.
Gebrhiwet says his high was setting the world under-20 5000 record at 12:47 in 2012, only two years after switching to track from soccer.
In 2016, he said he was done with the multis but now says he'd like to give the Hep but not the decathlon another shot. But for 2018, he's training for the 800.
In the heptathlon, Devon Williams and 2015 national champ Jeremy Taiwo are in a close battle for first.
*AP Recap Bougard came in looking for the American record, but finished 45 points. Afterwards she said that she wanted to hit high goals in her first four events "so when I got to the 800, I wouldn't have to be all out."