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News & Notes - Friday, May 3, 2019


Payton Jordan Invitational - Thursday, May 2

Five Americans hit IAAF World Championships qualifying times Thursday night at Cobb Track & Angell Field on the campus of Stanford University. Full results can be found here.

In the men’s 5,000m, Kirubel Erassa finished second, shaving six seconds off his personal-best crossing the line in 13:17.23. Drew Hunter finished seventh with a time of 13:21.18 and Eric Jenkins clocked 13:21.71 for 10th place. Erassa, Hunter and Jenkins fell under the 13:22.50 World Championships qualifying standard.

On the women’s side, Jenny Simpson and Rachel Schneider ran under the world championships qualifying time of 15:22.00 in the 5,000m. In a race that started out slow, Simpson and Schneider ran surprisingly fast times, finishing first and second respectively, with times of 15:21.12 and 15:21.44.

Diamond League Doha - Friday, May 3

In the men’s 3,000m steeplechase, Hillary Bor opened up the Diamond League season moving to No. 3 in U.S. history with a second place finish in 8:08.41. With that mark, Bor was well under the World Championship’s 8:29.00 qualifying standard and the 8:22.00 Olympic qualifying standard. Andy Bayer also got under the World Championships qualifying time, finishing 12th in 8:27.80.

Dalilah Muhammad clocked a world-leading and Doha Diamond League meet record time of 53.61, well under both the World Championships and Olympics qualifying standards. Ashley Spencer was just behind Muhammad, crossing the line with a time of 54.72

Ryan Crouser won the shot put with his second round heave of 22.13m/72-7.25. Darrell Hill finished fourth with a throw of 21.28m/69-9.75 and Joe Kovacs tossed 20.83m/68-4.25 for sixth place. All three American men bested the World Championships qualifying standard of 20.70m.

Sam Kendricks defeated a strong field, equaling his season-best with a clearance of 5.80m/19-0.25. With that clearance, Kendricks became the first vaulter in the world to hit the Olympic qualifying mark (5.80m).

In the 800m, Ajee Wilson and Raevyn Rogers finished third and fifth respectively, with times of 1:58.83 and 1:59.07. On the men’s side, Donavan Brazier moved up from sixth to third in the final 50m, finishing with a time of 1:44.70.

Sharika Nelvis placed third in the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.78, just ahead of Christina Clemons’ in 12.83, Brianna Rollins in 12.94 and Aber Hughes in 12.97.

On his fourth throw in the discuss, Reggie Jagers III moved into fourth place with a toss of 64.89m/212-10. After fouling on his first two attempts, Mason Finley threw 63.52m/208-4.

Full results from Doha can be found here.


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