Gerry Lindgren‘s American indoor high school record had stood since 1964 and is finally gone thanks toDrew Hunter running 7:59.33 in a race won by the hotGarrett Heath. Matt Centrowitz won the mile and dabbed for Carolina fans as Shannon Rowbury got another win at the Camel City Elite meet.
We sat down with Centro and Rowbury on Friday ahead of the Camel City Elite meet. Centro talked about how he's glad the U.S. Trials are closer to the Olympics this year than last (9 weeks versus 6) and how he plans to close the gap to Asbel Kiprop. Rowbury discussed her bittersweet 2015 season, Genzebe Dibaba's crazy workout, and why her rivalry with Jenny Simpson is overblown.
Hunter's coach Tom Schwartz saw no reason to take much time off after his undefeated cross country season and so the record attempt is on. Schwartz, "I don’t overtrain him so he’s not mentally or physically overtrained."
The first big US pro meet of the year takes place in Winston-Salem on Saturday afternoon and we'll be there to cover it for you. Centro and Rowbury will both be in the mile while Eaton and wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton tackle the 60m hurdles. Cas Loxsom (800), Brandon Johnson (800), Melissa Bishop (800), Stephanie Garcia (mile), Garrett Heath (3k), Lawi Lalang (3k) and Foot Locker champs Drew Hunter (3k) & Weini Kelati (3k) are also entered.