Oregon Twilight: Edward Cheserek Beaten By Guy You’ve Never Heard of at Oregon Twilight, Mary Cain Runs 2:08 800, Edward Kemboi Wins 800

by LetsRun.com
May 6, 2016

The Oregon Twilight meet was tonight in Eugene, Oregon.

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Cheserek Suffers 2nd Straight Shock Loss in a Row

With the Pac-12 meet next week, a lot of the Oregon Duck stars did not compete, but the biggest news was NCAA stud Edward Cheserek did compete in the 3000m and he suffered his second straight home loss in a row having nothing in the final kick, losing to Sam Atkin of Lewis-Clark State College. Video of the finish and results below.

Cheserek told GoDucks.com, “I just wanted to get out here again, get my legs moving. I feel OK, just getting ready for Pac-12s, to go out and help the team.”

Men 3000 Meter Run
        Meet: # 7:37.7h  1979        Rudy Chapa, Oregon                        
          UO: ! 7:37.70  1979        Rudy Chapa, Oregon                        
    Name                    Year School                  Finals 
  1 Sam Atkin                    Lewis-Clark            7:56.70  
  2 Edward Cheserek              Oregon                 7:57.26  
  3 Eric Avila                   Team Run Eug           8:05.24  
  4 Matthew Clowes               Unattached             8:10.71  
  5 Tanner Anderson              Unattached             8:11.72  
  6 DJ Flores                    Team Run Eug           8:21.28  
  7 Brody Smith                  Unattached             8:22.36  
  8 Walter Vail                  Unattached             8:22.81  
  9 Andy Monroe                  Unattached             8:32.75  
 10 Doug Benson                  Team Run Eug           8:33.97  
 11 Mitchell Butler              Unattached             8:54.85  
 -- Bryan Fernandez              Oregon                     DNF  
 -- John Ricardi                 Club NW                    DNF  
 -- Brendan Scanlon              Team Run Eug               DNF  
 -- Matthew Melancon             Oregon                     DNF  

Discuss what’s wrong with King Ches: Down Goes Edward Cheserek (again)… King Ches just lost to a guy from Lewis and Clark College

Men’s 800m: Edward Kemboi Edges Cas Loxsom 

The top distance event with multiple pros was the men’s 800m where former NCAA champ Edward Kemboi, who joined the High Performance West group today in Portland, edged Cas Loxsom for the win ahead of former World Championship team member Brandon Johnson.

Men 800 Meter Run Invitational
        Meet: # 1:45.15  2008        Boaz Lanag, Rend Lake Co                  
          UO: ! 1:41.77  1984        Joaquin Cruz, Oregon                      
    Name                    Year School                  Finals 
  1 Edward Kemboi                High Perform           1:48.13  
  2 Casimir Loxsom               Brooks                 1:48.16  
  3 Brandon Johnson              NIKE                   1:48.70  
  4 Nathan Fleck                 High Perform           1:49.41  
  5 Stephan Bullard              Team Run Eug           1:50.14  
  6 Josh Dempsey                 Western Oreg           1:51.06  
  7 Badane Sultessa              Western Oreg           1:51.49  
  8 Josh Hanna                   Western Oreg           1:54.37  
 -- Roba Sultessa                Clackamas CC               DNF

800m: Mary Cain Runs Only 2:08.50

We didn’t see this race and don’t know what Cain’s goal was but she was well beaten and 2:08.50 isn’t even 4:00 1500m pace.

Women 800 Meter Run Invitational
        Meet: # 2:01.28  1985        Claudette Groendaal, Oregon               
          UO: ! 1:58.33  1985        Claudette Groenendaal, Oregon             
    Name                    Year School                  Finals 
  1 Treniere Moser               Oregon Project         2:05.36  
  2 Junia Limage                 ATS Track Club         2:08.02  
  3 Mary Cain                    Oregon Project         2:08.50  
  4 Ashley Maton                 Oregon                 2:09.10  
  5 Dezirae Johnson              Fresno State           2:10.98  
  6 Jordan Hasay                 Oregon Project         2:11.00  
 -- McKayla Fricker              Brooks                     DNF  

Women’s 1500m: Katie Rainsberger Becomes 5th Fastest High Schooler Ever

Pro Treniere Moser got the win but high schooler Katie Rainsberger beat Jordan Hasay and others, lowering her pr from 4:17.50 to 4:14.20 in the process, which is #5 all-time for high school in the U.S. according to GoDucks.com. Rainsberger’s mom, Lisa won the 1985 Boston Marathon. Rainsberger will attend Oregon next year.

Women 1500 Meter Run Invitational
        Meet: # 4:07.50  1992        Maria Mutola, Mozambique                  
          UO: ! 4:05.88  1982        Leann Warren, Oregon                      
    Name                    Year School                  Finals 
  1 Treniere Moser               Oregon Project         4:13.59  
  2 Katie Rainsberger            Unattached             4:14.20  
  3 Jordan Hasay                 Oregon Project         4:16.67  
  4 Mel Lawrence                 Oiselle                4:17.19  
  5 Alexi Pappas                 NIKE OTC Elite         4:17.53  
  6 Frida Berge                  Oregon                 4:17.80  
  7 Megan Patrignelli            Team Run Eug           4:18.38  
  8 Emma Abrahamson              Oregon                 4:20.51  
  9 Nozomi Takamatsu             NIKE                   4:21.74  
 10 Jane Ricardi                 Club NW                4:22.17  
 11 Kimber Mattox                Team Run Eug           4:22.25  
 12 Morgan Anderson              Oregon State           4:22.94  
 13 Brianna Nerud                Oregon                 4:23.99  
 14 Allison Morgan               Brooks                 4:25.15  
 15 Nicole Blood                 High Perform           4:26.12  
 16 Kristen Findley              High Perform           4:28.61  
 -- McKayla Fricker              Brooks                     DNF  

Mike Berry Beats Ashton Eaton in 400m

Eaton ran 45.00 last year in the decathlon but could “only” manage 45.78 here. He also high jumped 6’5″.

Men 400 Meter Dash Nissan Invit
Meet: 46.06 # 2010 Matt Scherer
UO: 44.75 ! 2012 Mike Berry
Name School Finals
1 Mike Berry NIKE 45.56#
2 Ashton Eaton Oregon Track Clu 45.78#
3 Jake Mihelich Linfield 47.37
4 Chance Tanner High Perform 47.55
5 Korey Thieleke High Perform 47.57
6 Jack Galpin Oregon 48.70
7 Ben Kelly Lane CC 48.74
8 Chin Ng Unattached 50.32

*Full results here
*Go Ducks recap

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