She ran 3:57/14:34, which is not out of whack with Rowbury's 3:56/14:38, especially with a primarily distance-based training program. Still, you have to wonder what her ceiling is at the 5 now, because she won both races and the 5 was not at all competitive for her. It is tough to run as fast when you're running solo like a time trial after (I would assume) 3k as here.
Bekele did it after 2k, but on what? If he had 12:30 guys to chase, I assume he would have run even faster. If Houlihan gets into a race like the Rabat 5000m that just took place, maybe she will run in the 14:20s. After all, she crushed Hassan at the end of her last 1500m, and Hassan turned around and ran 14:22. Houlihan should end this season with at least one more American record, at 1500m, and I would like to see her run in a fast 800m as well. This is a literally incredible season for her.
Schweizer is off to a great start as a pro, a big pr at 1500 and now close to breaking 15. With the current Bowerman female lineup, she may well be running 14:40s next year.