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7:30 pm Women’s 3000M Steeplechase
7:50 pm Men’s 3000M Steeplechase
8:20 pm Women’s 800 Meters
8:40 pm Men’s 800 Meters
9:05 pm Women’s 1500 Meters
9:40 pm Men’s 1500 Meters
10:20 pm Women’s 5000 Meters
10:40 pm Men’s 5000 Meters
This is gonna be STACKED!
We have Centro making his 2014 1500m debut and he'll have a slew of guys like Leer (Wanamacker Mile winner at the millrose games and made the US indoor 1500m team), Levins (ran 4:55 in the 2k beating the Schumacher boys and only a second behing Lagat), Lomong (most experienced and has a 3:32 in his back pocket, is he still in that shape?), Heath (7:37 3k at NBIGP and just ran 13:16 which is good for a 1500m focused runner), and McNamara (3:34 in Europe last summer), Mead (just ran a 13:02 at Payton Jordan, nuff said), and Hill (ran 7;34 indoor and has a kick) on him! The 1500m probably has the most depth of the races!
P.S. don't forget guys like Pat Casay, Dorian Ulrey, Liam BP, Lee Emanuel, Rich Peters (Dicky P), Tony Jordaneck, Danny Stockenbeger, could make things interesting...
In the 5k, Rupp is probabaly taking this easier since he's not doubling back from the 1500m like the past 2 years, and he might be working on his kick, because Nick MF Willis is in this 5k! We also have the Australian studs Jack Robinson (world indoor 3k qualifier), and Brett Robinson (ran 13:16 last year as a 21 year old and made the world final btw: he also has a 3:38 and is younger than Ryan Hill); also, Jee See (steeplem, 5k specialist), Aarun Braun (10k stud), Collis Birmingham, Kevin Batt (D2 guy who beat Saarel in the Husky Classic 3k, yeah....), and Ben Blankenship (just ran 3:39 at the Oregon Twilight)
Only 13 girls? We'll Jordan Hasay (just ran 31:41, new mile and 3k PR's this indoor season, and is due for a big 5k PR) and Shannon Rowbury (8:31 3K pr, and made the US indoor 3k team), THE NOP's will be in it; Kim Conley and Julia Culley, 2 girls desperately need to stick there nose in it if they want a legit shot at the US team, then Lauren Fleshman (14:58 PR, but took some times off due to injury and kids, but she's looking to be back), but other than that, the field looks fairly weak
P.S. remember when Lauren Fleshman called out Jordan Hasay for that Grunewald DQ at US indoors? I didn't forget, Jordan already beat Grunewald at Carlsbad 5k, lets see if she can take Fleshman too
Brenda Martinex is back to the speed! She'll be making her season 800m debut in the event that gave her the most success last year, after a couple 5k's for endurance and that 1500m at Drake this could go sub 2; We also have Kate Grace (won Payton Jordan 1500m) is this field, Heath Kampf (made the 1500m US indoor team after Cain dropped), Phoebe Wright (1:58.22 PR looking to get back into shape), Zoe Buckman (looking for some 800m speed for her prime event: 1500), Lauren Wallace (Oiselle), Latavia Thomasm, Melissa Bishop, and Maggie Vessey (looking to come back and make a statement, she's broken 2 on many occasions)
We got Robby Andrews (who I believe just ran the 800 at the Oxy Invite (not Oxy HP) for a 1:46)- race favorite, we have Mike Rutt (he could probabaly slugg out a 1:45-1:46), James Gilreath (he ran 1:47 behind Leo Manzano at the Texas Relays and 1:47 at Music City Distance Carnival last year), Brian Gagnon (another NJNYTC stud who could sneak under 1:46), and then Eligah Greer (had a great career at Oregon, and really needs to prove himself today)
Packed! Katie MF Mackey, showing she's not just a 1500m girls, but she has endurance! She went crazy at Payton Jordan and ran a 15:04, wow, race favorite? idk, we have Nicole Sifuentes, the former Millrose winner over Cain, and reperesented Canada at tons of Global events! We have Kim Conley (already stepping down from the 10k at Payton Jordan, DONT FORGET: she ran 4:24 at the New Balance Games indoor that got largely over looked die to Cain's 4:24 that same wknd), Viola Lagat (always mixing it up), Jemma Simpson (the Brit), Brie Felnagle (5k beast who broke 15:15 last year), Chelsea Riley, Genna Gall (800m Olympian, 1:59 PR and is moving up in distance), Sara Vaugn (she's all of the place in distance), Anne Kesselring (has had successful indoor miles in the past, former 800m NCAA champion), Lauren Johnson, Hiedi Gregson, Nicole Shapert, Lauren Penney (ran 4:31, 8:55 indoors, and just ran 15:30 at Payton Jordan), and Amanda Winslow (DONT FORGET: she ran 4:26 at the Boston Valentine!)
Men's 3k Steeple:
Matt Hughes (coming off a 13:2x 5k PR at Payton Jordan and has ran many sub-920 steeples), Dan Huling (looked like a boss pacing that Payton Jordan 5k through 3400m (8:23 at 3200m) so he's in shape!), since when did Henry Lelei get a Nike deal? (we'll he WAS a top NCAA steeple and has sub825 potential in this race), and last Donn Cabral (nice 13:22 last week at Payton Jordan, nice to see him back in shape after injuries, he was on streak 2 years ago, and he could very be back in form to win this)
Women's 3k Steeple:
Not going to lie, I literally know no names in this field... so... yeah... if anyone wants to come up with a synopsis for this, feel free
Thanks for reading my post guys! I loved breaking down the men's Payotn Jordan 5k field and now this! Give me your insight on the races and let me know what you think!
P.S. Sorry for any gramatical errors
- NOP Skeptic