"I continue because I really love running. I’m good at it! And it’s my job! One reason I love it is because of the regular challenge to my character and motivation by pushing me outside my comfort zone. As long as I continue in the sport, there is constant uncertainty and there is always potential for public disappointment or failure. I literally lay it all on the line when I race, where at minimum the results are posted for anyone to see, and at the extreme my race is broadcast live around the world."
De Grasse won the 100 in 9.99 as Melissa Bishop broke the meet record with 1:59.32. Brandon McBride won the men's race by almost a second in 1:45.25. In the men's 1500 Charles Philibert-Thiboutot beat out Justin Knight and Nate Brannen and Gabriela Stafford beat out Nicole Sifuentes. Mohammed Ahmed won the 5K with Cam Levins only 7th. *Results
*Canada Names Their Olympic Team We're happy to see they named Lanni Marchant in both the 10K and marathon. Levins not named in either the 5K or 10K even though he had the standard in both from last year.
Uceny just beat out Canada's Nicole Sifuentes by .03. NJ-NY Track Club's Colby Alexander won the men's race in 3:37.32.
Tweets from Justyn Knight, Jeremy Rae, Sheila Reid, Nicole Sifuentes and Nate Brannen.
*MB: Sheila Reid is losing It - Hilarity Ensues - Says switch from 1500 to mile is "male nostalgia"
Andrew Wheating won the 1500 in 3:39.17 to beat David Torrence by .34-seconds. Canada's Nicole Sifuentes won the women's race in 4:06.44 as the Americans were way back and Maggie Vessey took the 800 in 2:00.30 over Melissa Bishop (2:00.43).
*Asafa Powell Wins 100 In 10.01, Narrowly Missing His 91st Sub-10
*Veronica Campbell-Brown Won The 100-200 Double ( 11.22 & 22.82) Other top sprint action included LaShawn Merritt in the 300 (31.53), Queen Harrison in the 100H (12.84), Steven Gardiner winning the 400 in 45.11 over a field that had Ashton Eaton, Jeremy Wariner, Deon Lendore and Mike Berry.
*MB: American Track League in ATL
Former NCAA champ Sheila Reid will battel World Indoor bronze medallist Nicole Sifuentes and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Kate Van Buskirk.
Results, video of finishes from local tv station. Some of the stars will be back for the track mile on Saturday. The big distance matchup is Ajee Wilson vs Brenda Martinez at 800m on Friday night.
In the DMR, Baylor women ran 10:58.52 (#2 NCAA time this year) to win while the men's race was won by Arkansas in 9:28.37. Becca Addison ran 4:30.70 to win the women's mile over Canada's Nicole Sifuentes and Rachel Johnson won the 3000 (9:07.09).