NBIGP Recap: The Stars Deliver the Goods: DMR Women Shine with World Record*, Matt Centrowitz Wins Mile, Paul Chelimo Starts Off Undefeated, Hellen Obiri Wins and More

by LetsRun.com
January 28, 2017

BOSTON — The stars delivered the goods at the 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.

The New Balance-clad DMR team of Emma Coburn (1200 3:18.40), Sydney McLaughlin (400 52.32), Brenda Martinez (800 2:01.94) and Jenny Simpson (1600 4:27.66) ran 10:40.31 to set a new indoor world record* (technically a world best as the IAAF does not recognize the DMR as a record event indoors). Olympic 1500m champion Matt Centrowitz dispatched the mile field over the final 200m to win in 3:55.78, Olympic 5000m silver medallist Paul Chelimo did the same in the men’s 3000m to win in 7:42.39, and Hellen Obiri outclassed Sifan Hassan and Shannon Rowbury in the 3000m. Former high school star Noah Lyles won the 300m to show his pro career is off to a good start and Olympic pole vault champ Ekaterini Stefanidi won as well.

Full meet recap below. *Full results on one page here *Results with splits here

Women’s DMR: Jenny Simpson, Brenda Martinez, Sydney McLaughlin and Emma Coburn Deliver World Record* 

Technically, the New Balance United States team of Emma Coburn (1200 3:18.40), Sydney McLaughlin  (400 52.32), Brenda Martinez (2:01.94) and Jenny Simpson (1600 4:27.66) only set a new indoor world best of 10:40.31 in the women’s distance medley relay, because the IAAF does not recognize a world indoor record in this event, but for the packed house at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston and everyone watching on the national television NBCSN broadcast, this was presented as a world-record run, as they easily dispatched the old “record” of 10:42.57.

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With the all-star crew assembled, Coburn, McLaughlin, Martinez, and Simpson only needed to run solidly to better the previous indoor mark; challenging the all-time outdoor world record of 10:36.50 would require really good performances across the board.

Jenny Simpson at end of record setting DMR run Jenny Simpson at end of record-setting DMR run

Coburn got things started by running the opening 1200m in 3:18.40 and was closely followed by the New Balance Europe team. 3:18.40 was slower than the opening 1200m split in the old indoor record run, but left the team in good shape to get the record if the rest of the team ran solidly. High school sensation and Olympian Sydney McLaughlin ran the 400m in 52.32, but could not shake the European New Balance team. Brenda Martinez blew the race open for the United States team as her 2:01.94 opened up a nearly 3-second lead on Europe. The only question was what could Olympic bronze medallist Jenny Simpson, muster on the anchor.

None of these women like to race frequently indoors. With that in mind, Simpson needed a manageable 4:29.52 to get the indoor best, and a Herculean 4:23.85 to get the outdoor world record. She split the difference running 4:27.66 and was able to point the baton at the clock as she crossed the finish line.

The world “record” was hers and her teammates.

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1 United States
United States [A]
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2 New Balance Europe
New Balance Europe [A]
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3 New Balance Boston
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4 Central Park TC
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The crowd was pumped with the "record" run The crowd was pumped with the “record” run

QT #1: Don’t Tell 99% of People Watching This Wasn’t a World Record
On the TV broadcast and at the arena, the world record the team was shooting for was the softer indoor world best. The IAAF didn’t recognize a world record outdoors at all in the DMR until May 1st, 2015, yet the DMR is run at nearly every collegiate track meet in America indoors and is a popular event on this side of the pond.

For a sport struggling in popularity, if a regularly-run event is run on a legitimate surface in a regularly-run way, we think it’s ok to call the fastest time in it a world record.

So meet your new world record holders: Emma Coburn, Sydney McLaughlin, Brenda Martinez and Jenny Simpson.

New World Record Distance Medley Team New World Record Distance Medley Team

QT#2: Jenny Simpson Has Missed Emma Coburn at Practice This Year

One of the biggest news items of the offseason was Coburn switching coaches from Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs to her fiancée Joe Bosshard and we spoke to both Coburn and Simpson about the change after the race.

Coburn said that she still does many of the same runs in Boulder but she has been trying to do more longer tempos and strength work under Bosshard as she believes that’s an area she thinks she can improve on.

“It’s been fun,” Coburn said. “We’re having a good time and I still get to see Mark and Heather’s training group all the time…I’m very happy.”

Simpson said that Coburn’s departure was “harder on me than maybe I thought it would be” but she still sees Coburn frequently in Boulder.

“You go to the first day of practice and you kind of miss her,” Simpson said. “And then you go to the second day of practice and you really miss her. And then the first really hard workout where you need that partner in the effort, I missed her the most. So it’s been hard but at the same time, she is killing it in life. She’s doing awesome.”

Emma Coburn interview

Jenny Simpson interview

Sydney McLaughlin interview

McLaughlin, who was decked out head to toe in New Balance gear at New Balance’s flagship meet, was asked about whether she would one day sign with the company.

“I don’t know yet,” said McLaughlin, who has committed to the University of Kentucky. “There’s a lot to be considered and a lot to figure out. College first and then we’ll see what goes from there.”

A reporter then asked if she still intended on signing (with Kentucky; national signing day for football is next week) and McLaughlin laughed nervously.

“I don’t know, we’ll see what happens,” McLaughlin said.

Brenda Martinez interview

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Centro Wins Centro Wins

Men’s Mile: Olympic Champ Matthew Centrowitz Takes Care of Business

Coming just minutes after the women’s DMR, the crowd was hyped up for this one, especially after the video board showed a replay of the final 100 meters of Centrowitz’s victory in Rio last summer. The race itself was nothing special for Centrowitz. As always, he got out into good position early, settling behind rabbit Christian Harrison until Harrison dropped out after passing through 1009 meters in 2:30.14.

After a 30.74 sixth lap, the racing began in earnest when Ben True moved toward the front and tried to pass Centrowitz on the first turn of the penultimate lap. Centrowitz, recognizing the race was on, immediately accelerated and succeeded in holding True off. After a 28.35 seventh lap, Centro hit the bell in 3:29.76 and kept pushing, stringing out the field on the backstretch. As he made the final turn, only Kenyan Vincent Kibet was still with him, but Centrowitz was never seriously threatened, as Kibet was directly behind him with not enough room to pass on the inside. Centro hung on for the win in 3:55.78, Kibet crossing just behind in second.

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    1 Centrowitz , Matthew             USA    3:55.78         10        
    2 Kibet , Vincent                  KEN    3:56.09          7        
    3 Wightman , Jake                  GBR    3:57.24          5        
    4 True , Ben                       USA    3:57.31          3        
    5 Torrence , David                 PER    3:57.63                   
    6 Soratos , Christian              USA    3:57.65                   
    7 Adam , Guillaume                 FRA    3:59.74                   
    8 Noelle , Chad                    USA    4:00.47                   
      Harrison , Christian             USA        DNF                   

Quick Take #1: Centrowitz said he felt sluggish as a result of the 3k/5k training he’s been doing recently

“I just never really felt comfortable the whole way,” Centrowitz said. “I’ve been doing a lot of strength this year in terms of 3k/5k workouts. I’ve obviously hit a few speed workouts with some 200s and even a few quarters but not quite that speed endurance mile-pace stuff.”

Centrowitz hopes that strength work will pay dividends in two weeks when he runs the 2 mile at the Millrose Games. Centro said that the American record (8:07.41) is not on his mind in that race, but he’s very excited to race against studs such as Ben Blankenship, Ryan Hill, Hassan Mead and Mo Ahmed at a crossover distance.

Quick Take #2: “Track is usually never this popular”

Centrowitz was on the track for almost half an hour after the race signing autographs, creating a mob scene that is a rarity for a track meet in the United States. Fan after fan approached Centrowitz and several of the stars of the New Balance DMR squad for autographs and selfies, which the athletes gratefully obliged. The crowd was so large that Shannon Rowbury and Sifan Hassan could be seen waiting patiently on the infield for the fans to leave as it was impossible for them to do their post-race workout right after the meet ended.

Post-Olympic excitement was clearly in the air tonight: during Simpson’s leg on the DMR, the crowds were the loudest we’ve ever heard them at this meet. And while the sport still has a lot of work to do nationally, the fans in the Reggie Lewis Center were full of passion.

“It was really neat to see everyone really get into it,” Centrowitz said. “It was really cool to see everyone stick around and I was trying to do my best to give everyone an autograph and a picture to thank them for obviously waiting and being patient since track is usually never this popular.”

Quick Take #3: Ben True Survives His First Race on a Banked Track Since 2009

This was only the third time in his life that True had raced on a banked track, and his biggest worry almost came to fruition as he stumbled and almost fell down midway through the race. Though he aggravated an old toe injury, he managed to stay on his feet and take fourth place. True knew that if he was going to beat Centrowitz that he had to take the lead before the final lap, but Centrowitz responded immediately when True moved with 400 to go and that was that.

One small silver lining is that True ran a mile PR; previously his best had been 3:59.99, which led to a few jokes that he had been the beneficiary of a friendly timer. True was well under 4:00 today (3:57.31) but that was no surprise as he’s run 3:36.05 for 1500, which is worth a lot more than 3:59.

“It’s nice validation now but I know I can run a lot faster than that,” True said.

Paul Chelimo's Salute! Paul Chelimo’s Salute!

Men’s 3000m: Paul Chelimo is Still Undefeated

American distance fans had better get acquainted with Paul Chelimo. A year ago, hardly anyone knew who he was, and then after sneaking onto the Olympic 5,000m team by .06, he stunned the world by battling with Mo Farah down the homestretch to win the Olympic silver medal.

It’s no longer possible for Chelimo to fly under the radar so he has raised his sights in 2017. He said his New Year’s resolution was “Don’t lose any races. I’m tired of losing.”

He honored his resolution in his first track race of 2017 winning the 3000m in 7:42.39 as he easily dispatched Andrew Butchart (6th at the Olympics), Hagos Gebrhiwet (3rd at the Olympics), and Eric Jenkins over the final lap.

The Race
Rabbit Lawi Lalang went out a little quick the first lap (28.79) and even though he’d slow, the field was content to let Lalang lead (4:07.03 for him at 1600 with Butchart in second in 4:08.94). Lalang decided not to drop out and the pack did not catch him until 600m to go when the racing began in earnest.

Chelimo led with 400m to go as it became a 4-man race between him, Butchart, Gebrhiwet, and Jenkins. Chelimo still led at the bell but Jenkins was on his shoulder with Butchart in striking distance. Chelimo began to accelerate around the penultimate turn and only Butchart could respond, but his response wasn’t good enough to stay with Chelimo. Chelimo lengthened his lead around the final bend and then streamed down the homestretch having time to give a salute before the finish, a fitting celebration for a man who is in the US Army.

Butchart held off a fast-closing Gebrhiwet for 2nd and Jenkins got 4th as the rabbit Lalang held on for 5th. Olympic 800m bronze medallist Clayton Murphy really faded the final mile and ran 8:16.70 for last but that was better than his previous pb of 8:18.44.


    1 Chelimo , Paul Kipkemoi          USA    7:42.39                   
    2 Butchart , Andrew                GBR    7:42.97                   
    3 Gebrhiwet , Hagos                ETH    7:43.04                   
    4 Jenkins , Eric                   USA    7:44.26                   
    5 Lalang , Lawi                    KEN    7:45.81                   
    6 Gebremeskel , Dejen              ETH    7:46.06                   
    7 Heath , Garrett                  USA    7:46.34                   
    8 Gezmu , Debeli                   ETH    7:51.05                   
    9 Shrader  , Brian                 USA    7:54.05                   
   10 Mullett , Rob                    GBR    7:54.48                   
   11 Campbell , Kemoy                 JAM    8:07.03                   
   12 Murphy , Clayton                 USA    8:16.70

QT #1: Chelimo is the Real Deal

Anyone who gets an Olympic silver medal and can battle Mo Farah to the line is the real deal, but Chelimo backed that up in his first track race of 2017. He said on the NBC broadcast after his win, “Training has been great. I’ve trained well. Now it’s all about confidence…. I’m learning every other day… today I learn something. Tomorrow, I want to learn something else.” He said he can no longer fly under the radar and he liked being the underdog, but he still ran like he had something to prove today.

QT#2: Brit Andrew Butchart Is Pumped About the 2017 Season and Thinks Worlds Will Be Better Than the Olympics

Butchart, who has been training in Flagstaff recently, had only raced indoors twice before today but he ran like a veteran, slicing a couple seconds off his 3k PR (set outdoors last year) to run 7:42.97 (he’s now #4 on the all-time UK indoor list). Butchart said that he didn’t take much time off after Rio and he feels that he’s potentially in even better shape than he was at the Olympics.

2016 was a breakout year for Butchart and he’s shooting even higher in 2017.  

“I still don’t feel like I’m anything at any level. I’m still so far off. Paul killed it today. He was looking at me going around just taunting…I’ve still got a long way to go.”

Butchart is also pumped for the chance to run a World Championships on home soil in August.

“Everyone wants a medal in London. It’s going to be bigger than the Olympic Games in my opinion. I know everyone’s going for it. Look at the past two weeks of indoor racing. Everybody’s killing it because they’re so desperate to make teams. They missed out in Rio or they didn’t perform as well [as they wanted to] in Rio. And they’re smashing training right now, they’re smashing races. It’s going to be an amazing year for athletics.”

QT#3: Rabbit Lawi Lalang Stays in the Race and Runs 7:45

Lalang didn’t have a great 2016 season (SBs of 3:41 and 13:33 outdoors; his PBs are 3:33 and 13:00), but he was pleased with his result today, especially since he was only supposed to run the first mile. He’s begun working with coach Scott Simmons recently and is the process of moving to Colorado Springs to join Simmons’ American Distance Project.

Hellen Obiri Wins in Boston Hellen Obiri Wins in Boston

Women’s 3000m: Hellen Obiri Outclasses the Field

Hellen Obiri is a great 5000m runner (Olympic silver), but her best event may be the 3000m (indoor gold and silver) and she showed that today as she got the win in 8:39.08 over Sifan Hassan and Shannon Rowbury.

The field followed rabbit Lauren Wallace for the first 1600 and then once Wallace dropped out, Obiri soon increased the pace (running 33.62). That was too much for Rowbury who dropped off and only Hassan was left up front with Obiri. With 900 to go, Rowbury and Hassan clipped heels and soon after that they slowed down significantly letting Rowbury reel them in. Obiri let Rowbury and Hassan hang close until she turned it on the final 400m and got the win comfortably as Hassan beat her new training partner Rowbury for 2nd.


    1 Obiri , Hellen Onsando           KEN    8:39.08         10        
    2 Hassan , Sifan                   NED    8:40.99          7        
    3 Rowbury , Shannon                USA    8:41.94          5        
    4 Sifuentes , Nicole               CAN    8:53.55          3        
    5 Scott , Dominique                RSA    8:54.06                   
    6 Garcia , Stephanie               USA    8:55.78                   
    7 Maltby , Kate                    GBR    9:00.81                   
    8 O'Connor , Leah                  USA    9:06.61                   
    9 Osika , Shannon                  USA    9:07.23                   
      Wallace , Lauren                 USA        DNF

QT #1: Obiri Will Not Be Running World XC

After winning at the Kenyan Defense Forces XC Champs last week, Obiri told the IAAF that she would be running World XC in March, but she reversed course today, saying that she has no plans to run World XC as she wants to focus on the track season. Instead, she’ll be running some more track races, in Karlsruhe, Germany, on February 4 and Birmingham on February 18.

QT #2: Sifan Hassan Enjoys Being Part of the Nike Oregon Project and Says Feyisa Lilesa Is Her Hero

Hassan told her agent after last season that she wanted to change coaches. He provided her with three names, and one of them was Alberto Salazar. After a visit in October, Hassan, who knew about Centrowitz and Mo Farah but did not realize Salazar also coached Rowbury, decided she wanted to join the Oregon Project and she moved to Portland in December.

Hassan has barely worked out with Rowbury since joining the team (Rowbury has been training at altitude in Mexico this month), though she did participate in a post-race workout with her tonight. Hassan really likes NOP, particularly their physio, who has been able to work with her on a daily basis.  Hassan will run again in New York but doesn’t want to overdo it indoors as she was injured after winning World Indoors last year in the 1500 and doesn’t want a repeat.

Hassan, who was born in Ethiopia and is a member of Feyisa Lilesa’s Oromo tribe (though she represents the Netherlands, where she moved in 2008) was also asked if she had any thoughts on the current situation in Ethiopia. She didn’t speak about the politics but had high praise for Lilesa’s brave Olympic protest.

“I love him,” Hassan said. “He’s my hero.”

QT#3: Shannon Rowbury Wasn’t Sharp Tonight, But Thinks She Will Be By the End of the Season

Rowbury thought today’s run was a solid effort considering she hasn’t been doing much speed work yet, but she thinks that will come around now that she’s heading back to sea level in Florida the next few weeks.

“I knew I wouldn’t be as sharp as I will be in a month from now because it’s my first race but I know I’m strong because I’ve been training at 7500 feet,” Rowbury said.

Rowbury also said she’d like to run the mile and 2-mile at USA Indoors this year, a double she successfully pulled off when she won both events at USAs two years ago.

Men’s 600m: Duane Solomon’s Oops Moment

Duane Solomon went wire to wire in this one, running 1:16.36 to hold off last year’s Texas A&M frosh phenom Donavan Brazier’s 1:16.57. The only problem for Solomon was he didn’t run 600m. He was supposed to stay in his lane for the first 2 turns, but cut into lane 1 after the first turn. He and Brazier still were able to battle the final lap with Solomon holding him off.

At the finish, Solomon realized his mistake and shrugged it off, giving the national TV audience a sense of perspective, saying “Outdoors is where it’s at.”

Brazier in his comments reminded everyone how raw he is, saying Duane Solomon was one of his heroes a couple of years ago. “I was in high school two years ago…just me being able to run with him today is a huge honor,” he said.

    1 Solomon , Duane                  USA    1:16.36  DQ                 
    2 Brazier , Donavan                USA    1:16.57                   
    3 Quow , Renny                     TTO    1:17.50                   
    4 Stigler , Michael                USA    1:18.38                   
    5 Harrison , Christian             USA    1:19.33                   
      Ross , Tyrone                    USA        DNF                   

QT #1: Donavan Brazier Says He’s In Better Shape Than This Time Last Year

Brazier was disappointed by the way the race played out today as it wasn’t the way he wanted to win, but said he did all he could given the circumstances.

The good news is that Brazier says he’s fitter than he was in January 2016, the result of longer, harder workouts than last year. Part of the reason he’s been able to string together consistent quality training is the fact that he’s now a professional. Now instead of having to race every weekend for Texas A&M, he can be more selective and put together longer training blocks.

Brazier said that he may try to run the Millrose Games in two weeks and that he plans on racing the 600 at USA Indoors.

Duane Solomon interview

Solomon figured out during the race that he had cut in too early and said that it really messed up the rest of the race as he knew whatever he ran wasn’t going to count.

Women’s 800: Charlene Lipsey Keeps Rolling in 2017

Charlene Lipsey followed up her mile PB last weekend with an indoor PB tonight, passing Ethiopia’s World Indoor finalist Habitam Alemu on the final turn to win in 2:02.05. Lipsey hung back early on as Alemu was out fast behind rabbit Marisa Turner, who passed halfway in 60.28 (Alemu, the first racer, came through in 60.49). Lipsey was only fourth at the bell (1:32.57), but the pack was closely bunched behind Alemu (1:32.10) and Lipsey began to move up the field early in the final lap. She passed Alemu just before entering the final turn and powered away to the win in 2:02.01. Alemu was second in 2:02.38 while high schooler Sammy Watson ran 2:03.94 to make her the #3 high schooler of all time.

    1 Lipsey , Charlene                USA    2:02.01         10        
    2 Alemu , Habitam                  ETH    2:02.38          7        
    3 Sharp , Lynsey                   GBR    2:02.88          5        
    4 Watson , Samantha                USA    2:03.94          3        
    5 Arzamasova , Marina              BLR    2:04.85                   
    6 Williams , Olicia                USA    2:04.90                   
    7 Stepanova , Iuliia               RUS    2:05.14                   
      Turner , Marisa                  USA        DNF

Quick Take #1: Lipsey Is Seeing Immediate Dividends after Switching to Coach Derek Thompson

Lipsey, a 2013 LSU grad, switched coaches to Derek Thompson (Ajee Wilson, Marielle Hall) this year, where she’s been doing more speed work and long runs than in years past. So far, it’s proved a smart decision as she has improved her mile PR from 4:44 to 4:31 and now today convincingly beat two Olympic finalists.

Lipsey never liked doing much mileage as an 800 runner, but said that Thompson “made sure it was mandatory so I have to suck it up.” Now she’s doing long runs of 60-70 minutes, and she expects there will be more mileage to come. If she keeps running PRs, she won’t be complaining.

Quick Take #2: Lynsey Sharp is Currently Unsponsored

We spoke briefly with Sharp, who was wearing a logoless outfit today, and she confirmed that she is currently unsponsored after her Nike contract expired last week.

QT #3: Yuliya Stepanova Is Getting Healthy and Working with a New Coach

Stepanova was injured last summer and changed coaches in September, so she’s not expecting to run incredibly fast this indoor season. But even though she finished last tonight, she wasn’t disappointed. Before the meet, her coach predicted she’d run 2:05 and that’s exactly what she did (it was also her fastest time since 2015).

Stepanova, through a translator, also discussed her living situation (she lives in an undisclosed location in the U.S.) and the allegations in the latest ARD documentary that banned coaches are still working with Russian athletes.

“Here in the States I feel safe because I know that I’m physically very far away from Russia but when I was living in Germany it was definitely a bit more intimidating because I was living closer.”

On the ARD doc, Stepanova said:

“I’ve been in the system so I’ve always realized that even after the ARD movies, it will be hard to change it because you need to change the mentality. A lot of the coaches that work in Russia, they have been athletes themselves and they were coached inside the USSR system similar to what was going on [recently]. And then they went to coaching and it’s hard for them to believe that there is another way to do it. “

Men’s 300: Noah Lyles Wins His First TV Race as a Pro

The first pro major race for Noah Lyles, who got 4th at the Olympic Trials last summer as a high schooler, went well as he got the win over Vernon Norwood.

He said afterwards on TV, “I’m super excited. I didn’t come in here with goals because I didn’t want to psyche myself out.” He noted he focused on executing his race.

300 Metres - Men                                              

    1 Lyles , Noah                     USA      32.67                   
    2 Norwood , Vernon                 USA      33.17                   
    3 Roberts , Gil                    USA      33.70                   
    4 Smith , Calvin                   USA      34.38                   

Women’s Pole Vault: Olympic champions match-up fizzles
The battle of Olympic champions Stefanidi and Jenn Suhr never materialized as Jenn fell awkwardly on her first attempt at 4.53 (14′ 10″ and 3/4) and decided to pull out of the competition as a precaution afterwards. Stefanidi was the only won over 4.63 (15’2″) and that got her the win.

    1 Stefanídi , Ekateríni            GRE       4.63         10        
    2 Newman , Alysha                  CAN       4.53          7        
    3 Saxer , Mary                     USA       4.28          5        
    4 Ahbe , Kelsie                    CAN       4.13          3        
    5 Jones , Katie                    USA       4.13                   
    6 Ellis , Erica                    USA       3.68                   
      Suhr , Jennifer                  USA         NM

HS Boys Mile: Josh Huey Upsets DJ Principe

DJ Principe, who came close to breaking 4:00 last week at the Armory, led this race early and was trying to run fast (with no rabbit). Josh Hoey hung close enough and would pass Principe with 200m to go and cruise to victory as Principe was out of gas.

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QT #1: World, Meet Josh Hoey

Hoey, only a junior, showed an impressive kick today to win in a new PR of 4:09.26. Though he was impressed by Principe’s run last week, he wasn’t intimidated and ran a smart race for the win.

“[DJ]’s done a great job this year, props to him,” Hoey said. “I wasn’t worried about it too much, I was more worried about my own race.”

QT #2: DJ Principe Wasn’t 100% Today But Will Run Against the Pros Again at Millrose

Principe was already facing a tough recovery from his hard 4:00.97 mile last week, and after he got sick in midweek, any chance of a truly fast time today evaporated. Still, Principe was in relatively good spirits and will have another chance to break 4:00 in two weeks as he’s in the B heat of the mile at Millrose (the same race where Drew Hunter ran 3:57 last year).

Men’s 60m: Harry Aikines-Aryeetey Love America

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey of Great Britain won in a lean in 6.66 the same time as Zhenye Xie of China. Aikines-Aryeetey afterwards said he lover America and this was his fastest opener ever. Olympic long jump champ Jeff Henderson was 6th.

    1 Aikines-Aryeetey , Harry         GBR       6.66                   
    2 Xie , Zhenye                     CHN       6.66                   
    3 Batson , Deondre                 USA       6.71                   
    4 Phiri , Gerald                   ZAM       6.72                   
    5 Headley , Stephen                BAR       6.74                   
    6 Henderson , Jeff                 USA       6.76                   
    7 Salaam , Rakieem                 USA       6.80                   
    8 McClain , Remontay               USA       6.82                   

Women’s 60m: English Gardner Wins

It wasn’t the cleanest race for Gardner but she had enough poise to win.

    1 Gardner , English                USA       7.17         10        
    2 Bryant , Dezerea                 USA       7.19          7        
    3 Calvert , Schillonie             JAM       7.30          5        
    4 Tarmoh , Jeneba                  USA       7.36          3        
    5 Young , Jessica                  USA       7.38                   
    6 McGrone , Candyce                USA       7.38                   
    7 Freeman , Octavious              USA       7.50                   
    8 Brown , Kamaria                  USA       7.56

Women’s 300m

Courtney Okolo was clearly best the final 100m in this one as she got the win.

    1 Okolo , Courtney                 USA      36.87                   
    2 Beard , Jessica                  USA      37.37                   
    3 Hill , Candace                   USA      37.42                   
    4 Solomon , Shalonda               USA      37.85                   
    5 Franklin , Autumne               USA      39.26


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Women’s Triple Jump

    1 Mamona , Patrícia                POR      14.01         10        
    2 Eke , Nadia                      GHA      13.46          7        
    3 Kinsey , Erika                   SWE      12.99          5        
    4 Lea , Tanasia                    USA      11.78          3      

Men’s High Jump

    1 Thomas , Donald                  BAH       2.28         10        
    2 Austin , Allex                   USA       2.25          7        
    2 Mason , Michael                  CAN       2.25          7        
    4 Robinson , Jerron                USA       2.10          3        

Men’s Long Jump

    1 Lapierre , Fabrice               AUS       7.80         10        
    2 Tornéus , Michel                 SWE       7.80          7        
    3 Forbes , Damar                   JAM       7.68          5        
    4 Gföhler , Benjamin               SUI       7.65          3        
    5 Echard , Melvin                  USA       7.59                   
    6 Spencer , Kendall                USA       7.42                   
    7 Gibson , David                   USA       6.88                   


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