Full Results From Lucerne, Switzerland: Lopez Lomong Takes Down Bernard Lagat In 3000 As Five Women Go Sub-2 In The 800
July 14, 2015
Men’s Distance Highlights: Lopez Lomong hadn’t been having a great year, but made big strides here running 7:42.19 to outkick Bernard Lagat (7:42.75). Andy Bayer was 6th in 7:48.59. Ben Blankenship only ran 8:02 and Will Leer 8:09. Qatar’s Abduirahmaan Balla Musaeb won the 800 in 1:46.91 while Charles Jock was back in 6th (1:48.11).
Women’s Distance: Switzerland’s Selina Buchel took the 800 in 1:59.21 as the top-5 all broke 2:00. She beat Chanelle Price by .03 while Canada’s Melissa Bishop, GB’s Lynsey Sharp and US’s Molly Ludlow were 3-5.
Men’s Sprints: South Africa’s recent stud 400 runner Wayde van Niekerk kept his great season going with a 19.94-second victory. This was a ridiculous PR as his best before now was 20.59. Van Niekerk now sits #3 in the world in both the 200 and 400 and is becomes only the 4th man to break both the 20-second barrier and the 44-second barrier. Asafa Powell dominated the 100 in 9.87 while Yohan Blake was 2nd in a slower heat in only 10.20. Jamaica’s Olympic bronze medalist Warren Weir was back in 5th (20.45). Former world champ Jason Richardson won the 110H (13.25).
Women’s Sprints: US’s Charonda Williams got the double win taking the 100 (11.14) and the 200 (22.32), beating Veronica Campbell-Brown handily in the latter. Jamaica’s Stephenie McPherson won the 400 (50.50). Queen Harrison took the 100H in 12.62 over Sharika Nelvis (12.72) and Lolo Jones (12.84) while Brianna Rollins won the ‘B’ heat in 12.66.
Women’s Field: Valerie Adams got back to her winning ways in the SP, but just barely as she won in 18.73m over Trinidad and Tobago’s Cleopatra Borel. NCAA/USA runner-up Sandi Morris won the PV in 4.71m.
Full results from the meet website appear below. Video Highlights are embedded further down.