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Rowbury, Martinez , Symmonds Notch Big Wins at London Diamond League

7/26/2013
 
INDIANAPOLIS - In a strong showing for U.S. middle distance talent, Shannon Rowbury won the 3,00m, while Brenda Martinez and Nick Symmonds won the 800m races at the London Diamond League meet hosted by the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The two-day meet will continue tomorrow afternoon.

Rowbury (San Francisco, Calif.) ran to a world leading time of 8:41.46 to win the women’s 3,000m. After Molly Huddle (Providence, R.I.) led most of the race, Rowbury moved up into the second position at the bell lap and ran just off of Huddle’s shoulder. With 200 meters to go, Rowbury made her move and surged ahead to win by more than a second. It was a strong showing for the American women, with Gabriele Anderson (Minneapolis, Minn.) second and Huddle third. In all seven U.S. women finished in the top eight of the event.

Martinez (Big Bear Lake, Calif.) ran a perfectly executed 800m to take the win in a meet record of 1:58.19. Martinez let the field go out in front of her as she came through the bell lap in the back of the pack. Martinez then moved up through the field to take the lead with 200 meters remaining. She powered through the line with daylight between her and the rest of the field.

In the men’s 800m, Americans Symmonds (Eugene, Ore.) and Duane Solomon (Las Angeles, Calif.) battled for the win. Solomon lead through the first 600 meters of the race before Symmonds moved on his shoulder. Coming down the homestretch, it was Symmonds who pulled ahead to cross the line first in a season best time of 1:43.67. Solomon was close behind in 1:44.12. The American men had a strong showing with Brandon Johnson (Los Angeles, Calif.) third and Tyler Mulder (Eugene, Ore.) fifth. 

For full results and start lists of tomorrow’s events, visit www.diamondleague-london.com

American Results in London
1st, Brenda Martinez, women’s 200m, 1:58.19
1st, Shannon Rowbury, women’s 3,000m, 8:41.46
1st, Nick Symmonds, men’s 800m, 1:43.67
2nd, Jenn Suhr, women’s pole vault, 4.73m/15-6.25
2nd, Tony McQuay, men’s 400m, 45.09
2nd, Mike Rodgers, men’s 100m, 9.98
2nd, Erik Kynard, men’s high jump, 2.36m/7-8.75
2nd, Gabriele Anderson, women’s 3,000m, 8:42.64
2nd, Duane Solomon, men’s 800m, 1:44.12
3rd, Ajee Wilson, women’s 800m, 2:00.20
3rd, Molly Huddle, women’s 3,000m, 8:42.99
3rd, Georganne Moline, women’s 400m hurdles, 54.32
3rd, Wallace Spearmon, men’s 200m, 20.18
3rd, Katie Mackey, women’s 1500m, 4:09.02
3rd, Brandon Johnson, men’s 800m, 1:44.19
4th, Kori Carter, women’s 400m hurdles, 54.83
5th, Jordan Hasay, women’s 3,000m, 8:46.89
5th, Kylie Hutson, women’s pole vault, 4.53m/14-10.25
5th, Mary Cain, women’s 1500m, 4:09.77
5th, Tyler Mulder, men’s 800m, 1:44.72
6th, Kim Conley, women’s 3,000m, 8:47.95
6th, Mary Saxer, women’s pole vault, 4.53m/14-10.25
6th, Morgan Uceny, women’s 1500m, 4:09.79
6th, Mookie Salaam, men’s 100m, 10.14
7th, Chelsea Reilly, women’s 3,000m, 8:48.30
7th, Joe Abbott, men’s 800m, 1:45.04
8th, Dalilah Muhammad, women’s 400m hurdles, 55.56
8th, Brie Felnagle, women’s 3,000m, 8:52.59
10th, Lea Wallace, women’s 1500m, 4:10.32
11th, Elijah Greer, men’s 800m, 1:45.96

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