However, he says he plans on also running the 1500 even if he makes the team in the 800.
Millington was a ways off the 28:00 standard when he won the Night of the 10,000m PBs last month, but set a huge 33-second PB to get it.
A rabbit will pace the race at the OT standard of 4:09.50.
Gregson won the race in 3:35.78.
Trujillo won the Eugene Marathon in 2:18:54 to get the 2:19 mark by only 6-seconds. He'll represent Guatemala in Rio.
You had to be 2:28 faster than the standard to qualify for Boston this year. So if you were 2:29, there may be a spot on the line for you.
Cassidy, who posted an essay on LetsRun after the 2013 NYC Marathon that generated more than 12,000 Facebook "likes", ran 2:21:20 in Houston.
*LRC Archives: The Time of My Life: Staten Island Native Mike Cassidy Shares His Experience Finishing The NYC Marathon Hand-In-Hand With His Hero Meb Keflezighi
Some had given up or had other racing plans. 2:18-man Josh Eberly: “The night before I found out [about the new standards] I was talking to my wife about whether to go for it in Houston. It’s been tough. After you throw kids into the mix, and work, it’s just tougher to balance the training.”
After missing most of last year with a stress fracture in his back, he ran 2:15:30 in Berlin.
Four men were under the 2:17 standard lead by Kevin Seaward in 2:14:52 (21st place). Lizzie Lee was 17th in 2:32:51 to get under the 2:42:00 standard.
Why did USATF seek an invitation for these two, but not shot putter Andrew Evans? Also, NCAA TJ champ Keturah Orji was 3rd at USAs, had a better SB than Epps, but isn't on Team USA. Why?
Evans finished 3rd at USAs and according to the USATF and IAAF qualification procedures, it appears he should be going to Worlds. However, 4th placer Rodney Brown was named to the team. *Discuss
Squire talks about how the entire focus of the NCAA season for most teams is getting qualifying marks rather than competing and he laments that Edward Cheserek and Eric Jenkins jogged the Stanford 10,000 just to get a qualifying mark. He rather see the NCAA go like the IAAF and give the top 15 from XC the "qualifying mark" for the 10,000 at Regionals.
"The Sport Committee will use the field size number only if there is an insufficient number of athletes entered who have met the qualifying standard for that event. In this case, the committee will go down the list of entered and declared athletes only as deep as is needed to fill the field."
"The Sport Committee Chair may adjust the standards, where necessary, no later than forty-five days prior to the competition, based on received entries at that time. Therefore, early
submission of an entry close to the standard is advised. "
He thinks choosing the US team will be even more complicated now than before and thinks the US Trials should be moved to a later date than usual.
The new standards will "aim to fill 75% of the quota for that discipline. The rest of the places will be filled by the top-ranked athletes in each event" (aka a descending order list).