Koech, who beat NCAA record holder Michael Saruni twice at conference, has opted for the 800, not the 1500, at NCAAs that's where his passion is.
Sean Barber won the men's PV in a world leading 5.91m while the women's saw Jenn Suhr scratch with a calf issue and Demi Payne break her pole and dislocate her thumb on her first attempt. Texas' Morolake Akinosun ran a WL in the 100 with 11.07 (1.9m/s) while David Oliver opened his season with a 110H win (13.44). Women's 1500: Dana Mecke in 4:15.93 over Laura Roesler (4:18.17). UTEP's Jonah Koech wins the mile (4:00.82).
His actual time was 4:05.26, but Albuquerque is at 5,000ft.