Fast 1500s At Windsor Open: NZ’s Hamish Carson Misses Olympic Standard Again With 3:36.65; Canada’s World 800 Silver Medalist Melissa Bishop Wins In 4:09
Carson came close again after only missing by .05 last week. Nick Willis was on rabbit duty again with Nate Brannen, Lee Emanuel and Will Leer all in the field. Bishop’s race was a solid solo PB.
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There were some quick 1500s at the 2016 Windsor Open in Canada. As he did last week at the Swarthmore Last Chance meet, Nick Willis was once again trying to help some other pros get the Olympic qualifying standard (3:36.20) by rabbitting the field through the first 1300m. Willis’ New Zealand countryman Hamish Carson won in 3:36.65, missing the standard by .45. (This comes after he missed it by only .05 in Swarthmore last week.)
Behind him, Canada’s Nate Brannen was second (3:36.84), New Zealand’s Julian Matthews third (3:36.94), and UK’s Lee Emanuel fourth (3:37.10). Emanuel has also come heart-breaking close to the standard as he missed by .09 last week after missing it by only .15 last year. Here he was .90 off. Behind the top four, Will Leer improved his season’s best with a 3:38.23 for 6th.
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In the women’s race, Canada’s World 800m silver medalist Melissa Bishop had no rabbit and soloed a 4:09.58 PB (her previous best was 4:17 from indoors).