June 29, 2017
The TrackTown Summer Series Meet #1 was held Thursday night in Palo Alto, California, and the Brooks Beasts/San Francisco Surge’s Hannah Fields, running a nearly six-second PR to win the 1500 in 4:05.30, was the highlight, as Australia’s Steven Solomon showed he may be returning to form in the 400, Brittney Reese was upset in the long jump and Paul Chelimo toyed with the field in the men’s 3000m.
High schooler Cooper Teare gave sub-4 another go in the mile, but came up short running, 4:01.92. He’ll likely now end his high school career with a 4:00.16 PR. The next TrackTown Summer Series meet is Sunday where Robby Andrews will try to get the World Championship qualifying standard in the 1500.
Brief recap and results below. If you want splits click here. The next stop of the Series is on Sunday in Portland (it will be on Facebook live for free) before the championship is held on Thursday in New York City and on ESPN.
Talk about the meet on our fan forum: MB: Tracktown summer series June 29, 2017 Stanford University – Official Discussion Thread.
Women’s 1500: Hannah Fields Wins and Sets a Massive PR
Hannah Fields was a 19-time NAIA champion at Oklahoma Baptist, where she qualified for USAs in 2015 in the 1500. In her first year as a pro in 2016, she didn’t make the Olympic Trials. This year, the Brooks Beasts athlete lowered her 800 PR from 2:03.89 to 2:00.53 and made the semis of USAs in the 800. But tonight she really made a name for herself by getting the win and a huge PR (previous best 4:11.00). Add her to the mix of young American talents at 800/1500. Another young talent, Alexa Efraimson, followed the rabbit and led this race until the final lap where Fields and Amanda Eccleston battled for the win on the homestretch.
|1||Hannah FIELDS||San Francisco Surge||4:05.30|
|2||Amanda ECCLESTON||Philadelphia Force||4:05.44|
|3||Alexa EFRAIMSON||San Francisco Surge||4:06.16|
|4||Emily LIPARI||Philadelphia Force||4:07.29|
|5||Lauren JOHNSON||Portland Pulse||4:08.47|
|6||Tori TSOLIS||New York Empire||4:10.87|
|7||Megan MOYE||New York Empire||4:11.53|
|8||Lauren PAQUETTE||San Francisco Surge||4:14.67|
|9||Katrina COOGAN||Portland Pulse||4:16.62|
High School Boys’ Mile: Cooper Tears Misses Sub-4 Again
The rabbiting was good in this one (1:00.22 at 409, 2:00.95, 3:02.30) giving them a shot at sub-4, but Cooper Teare could only manage a 59.63 final lap, so he’ll go to college at Oregon with his 4:00.16 PB from Mt. SAC.
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Men’s 3000: Chelimo Crushes Everyone on Final Lap
Anthony Rotich tried to make it a battle with Chelimo on the final lap, but Chelimo destroyed him as Graham Crawford moved up for 2nd.
|1||Paul CHELIMO||Portland Pulse||7:48.58|
|2||Graham CRAWFORD||New York Empire||7:49.93|
|3||Lopez LOMONG||Portland Pulse||7:51.20|
|4||Donn CABRAL||New York Empire||7:52.20|
|5||Anthony ROTICH||San Francisco Surge||7:52.33|
|6||Travis MAHONEY||Philadelphia Force||7:53.52|
|7||Mason FERLIC||San Francisco Surge||7:53.82|
|8||Josh THOMPSON||Philadelphia Force||8:20.04|
Sanne Verstegen of the Netherlands got the win over 2016 US Olympian Chrishuna Williams.
|1||Sanne VERSTEGEN||New York Empire||2:01.20|
|2||Chrishuna WILLIAMS||Portland Pulse||2:01.75|
|3||Cecilia BAROWSKI||San Francisco Surge||2:01.86|
|4||Ce’Aira BROWN||Portland Pulse||2:02.11|
|5||Kenyetta IYEVBELE||Philadelphia Force||2:03.10|
|6||Kendra CHAMBERS||New York Empire||2:03.65|
|7||McKayla FRICKER||San Francisco Surge||2:06.14|
|8||Alena BROOKS||Philadelphia Force||2:06.54|
Women’s 100m Hurdles:
|1||Queen HARRISON||New York Empire||12.73||+0.8|
|2||Janay SOUKUP||Philadelphia Force||12.86||+0.8|
|3||Bridgette OWENS||San Francisco Surge||13.01||+0.8|
|4||Evonne BRITTON||New York Empire||13.05||+0.8|
|5||Jade BARBER||Philadelphia Force||13.17 (13.164)||+0.8|
|6||Sasha WALLACE||Portland Pulse||13.17 (13.168)||+0.8|
|7||Raven CLAY||Portland Pulse||13.39||+0.8|
|8||Melia COX||San Francisco Surge||13.55||+0.8|
Men’s 110 Hurdles
|1||Aaron MALLETT||New York Empire||13.37||+1.6|
|2||Milan RISTIC||San Francisco Surge||13.46||+1.6|
|3||Jarret EATON||Philadelphia Force||13.49||+1.6|
|4||Eddie LOVETT||San Francisco Surge||13.51||+1.6|
|5||Cameron HALL||New York Empire||13.67||+1.6|
|6||Nick ANDERSON||Portland Pulse||13.71||+1.6|
|7||Ryan FONTENOT||Portland Pulse||13.75||+1.6|
|8||Maximilian HAIRSTON||Philadelphia Force||13.89||+1.6|
Men’s 400: Stanford’s Steven Solomon Is Back!?
Solomon was an Olympic finalist in 2012, running 44.97 in the 400, before he ever went to Stanford. He then never scored individually in the 400 for Stanford at NCAAs (was on a winning DMR team). Now he’s getting back into form.
|2||Paul DEDEWO||Portland Pulse||45.63|
|3||Brycen SPRATLING||San Francisco Surge||45.64|
|4||Marcus CHAMBERS||New York Empire||46.17|
|5||Dontavius WRIGHT||Portland Pulse||46.40|
|6||Chidi OKEZIE||San Francisco Surge||46.43|
|7||James HARRIS||Philadelphia Force||46.52|
|8||Arman HALL||Philadelphia Force||47.59|
Women’s Long Jump: Quanesha Burks Upsets Brittney Reese
Burks was 4th at USAs and only 11th at NCAAs, but beat the Olympic champ Reese who had an off day.
|1||Quanesha BURKS||San Francisco Surge||6.76m (22-2¼ )||+1.3|
|2||Brittney REESE||New York Empire||6.55m (21-6 )||+1.4|
|3||Sydney CONLEY||Portland Pulse||6.48m (21-3¼ )||+0.7|
|4||Malaina PAYTON||Philadelphia Force||6.29m (20-7¾ )||+1.7|
Men/Women Hammer Throw
We think they combined the marks for the women and men to have a combined score.
|1||Gwen BERRY||Portland Pulse||72.84m (239-0 )|
|2||DeAnna PRICE||San Francisco Surge||72.65m (238-4 )|
|3||Alexander YOUNG||Unattached||71.95m (236-0 )|
|4||Kibwe JOHNSON||New York Empire||71.22m (233-8 )|
|5||Amber CAMPBELL||Philadelphia Force||71.11m (233-3 )|
|6||Colin DUNBAR-HATTON||Portland Pulse||71.04m (233-1 )|
|7||Sean DONNELLY||Philadelphia Force||69.47m (227-11 )|
|8||Amanda BINGSON||New York Empire||68.03m (223-2 )|
|9||Conor MCCULLOUGH||San Francisco Surge||67.53m (221-6 )|
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