Cas wants to win USA Indoors and run Word Relays in the Bahamas.
Distance entries include Jordan Hasay and Treniere Moser (1500/800), Alexi Pappas (1500), Matthew Maton (1500) and Cas Loxsom (800). *Full Entries
Also Cas Loxsom, Tylder Mulder, Ryan Martin, Charles Jock and John Gregorek.
“Going into the race, I knew what the record was. I knew I was on pace through the 400. Once I crossed the finish line, I was just waiting for that record to come up. It was a big feeling of satisfaction.”
More than performances, the two talked about the ups and downs to adjusting to the Euro racing circuit with constant travel hiccups and last minute arrangements.
Heath: “Over here things happen a lot more last minute. I came over and found out I got into this meet in Switzerland. We get to the train station and the staff there go ‘oh absolutely no way, that train is way overbooked’, so they put us on one that was literally nine hours of travel the day before me meet and we got there at like midnight the night before the race. There was nowhere open to eat, so we ended up going to this bar and everybody in there was smoking and drinking, and so at 1am we’re in there eating.
“The race was the following day at about 2 in the afternoon. Nobody was around to check in with and they just kept telling us ‘just show up at the start line they’ll give you your bibs then’. So we get back from our warm-up about 30 minutes before the race and they’re on the track and shout ‘Heath! Brown!’ So we both just put our spikes and bibs on at the start line and ran the race, and we both PRed!”
“I ended up battling with the rabbit of the race, because we didn’t understand a word they were saying so they didn’t tell us who the rabbit was. Him and I were throwing elbows back and forth for the first 300 metres and then I found out he was the rabbit and he just drops out [laughs]. That was awkward.”
Charles Jock was 4th (1:49.22), Cas Loxsom 5th (1:49.52). In the sprints LaShawn Merritt won the 400 (44.30), Justin Gatlin ran 10.05 into a significant headwind, Jeneba Tarmoh won the 100 and 200 and Canada's Aaron Brown won the 200 in 20.25 beating Warren Weir and Wallace Spearmon.
Ben Blankenship won the 1500 in 3:39.33 over Jordan McNamara (3:39.40) and Mac Fleet (3:40.00). Harun Abda won the 800 (1:47.33) over Cas Loxsom (1:47.47).
Loxsom was an NCAA runner-up for Penn State and now runs for Brooks Beast where is a mid-distance group based in Seattle, WA.