July 14, 2013
Jordan Hasay is going to Moscow.
The former teenage and Oregon star will compete at her first senior IAAF World Track and Field Championships next month in Moscow because tonight in Portland in a mixed-gender race Hasay ran faster than the IAAF ‘B’ qualifying standard of 32:05 for 10,000.
Hasay, who was the runner-up in the 10,000 at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, came up just short of her goal of the IAAF ‘A’ standard of 31:45 as she ran 31:46.42 . Hasay was hoping to get the ‘A’ standard as that would mean her Nike Oregon Project teammate Tara Erdmann, the third placer at USAs, would only have to get the ‘B’ standard later this week when she herself attempts to qualify for Moscow. Now, Erdmann will have to get the ‘A’.
If Erdmann doesn’t get the ‘A’, the third team member for the US along with Hasay and US champion Shalane Flangan will be Amy Hastings.
Hasay was paced by three male pace makers for much of the race. For the last five laps, she only had one male pace maker, and for the last lap, she was all alone as she passed the final pace maker just before the bell.
The leading quartet started off behind pace on purpose as coach Alberto Salazar wanted her to run a negative split (second half faster than the first). The goal was for Hasay to hit 5000 in 15:55 and she did exactly that (the ‘A’ standard pace for half-way is 15:52.5).
Hasay was still three seconds behind pace after 6400 meters (20:22 when pace is 20:19.2). However, in the fifth 1600, Hasay encountered a little bit of trouble on laps 19, 20 and 21 as all of them were a 77 (‘A’ standard pace is 76.2).
With 4 laps remaining, Hasay’s time of 26:48 meant she needed to make up 8 seconds (26:40 is 31:45 pace). She ran ‘A’ standard pace for the next two laps (76.2 and 76.5) before beginning the push for home 800 meters out.
Her penultimate lap was a 74 and at the bell Hasay needed a 70 (maybe 69) to get the ‘A’ but she was only able to come up with a 71.
The last lap was eerily similar to her run at Stanford earlier this year where Hasay also needed a 70 on her last lap (except there she was trying to get the ‘B’ standard of 32:05) and ran 71 and ended up with a 32:06.
Despite just missing the ‘A’, Hasay seemed fairly upbeat after the race. After waving to the crowd, she talked with Kevin Selby, one of the announcer on the flotrack broadcast (screenshots from broadcast).
“I wanted to try to get the ‘A’ for Tara but I was really close. I feel bad but I tried my best. I felt really good but am just still learning the event and get a little scared in the fourth and fifth mile.”
“(But) I’m really proud that I get to go (to Moscow).”
“I just kind of fell asleep on the fourth mile a little bit. The big finish wasn’t just quite there…It was exactly like when I ran 32:06, I just had to close in 70 and I thought I had it (this time), it was really close.”
Below you will find lap by splits and more photos we took during the race as well as a link to the messageboard discussion of Hasay’s race. We’ve also posted the other results as well at the end (second place was over 37 minutes).
|Unofficial splits (we missed one in 2nd mile)|
|1||Hassay, Jordan||Oregon Project||31:46.42|
|2||Heineck, Carie||Red Lizzard||37:46.69|
|6||Bernard, Liana||Red Lizzard||40:23.95|
|7||McGillis, Robyn||Run Portland||42:39.49|
|8||Owens, Kelsey||Red Lizzard||42:39.51|