2012 Olympian Duane Solomon ran the second-fastest time ever run by an American in the 600m run Monday to lead a large group of U.S. athletes in the Harry Jerome Invitational.
Solomon’s winning time of 1:13.28 was the fastest American time in 27 years and currently sits behind only Johnny Gray’s time of 1:12.81 that he ran in 1986.
Solomon was one of eight American athletes that picked up wins at the Harry Jerome Invitational that also included: Emily Rand, women’s 1500m (4:31.61); Melissa Gergel, women’s pole vault (4.40m/14-5.25); Mary Wineberg, women’s 400m (51.58); Josh Mance, men’s 400m (45.16); Rebecca Tracey, women’s 800m (2:04.71); Joe Abbott, men’s 800m (1:45.35); Wallace Spearmon, men’s 200m (20.19).
Americans picking up second place finishes at the Harry Jerome Invitational include: Brittany Henry, women’s hammer throw (68.44m/224-6); Kurt Roberts, men’s shot put (20.45m/67-1.25); Keith Moffatt, men’s high jump (2.00m/6-6.75); Ariana Ince, women’s javelin (51.53m/169-0); Keshia Baker, women’s 400m (52.27); Kyle Clemens, men’s 400m (45.30); Amanda Megaert, women’s 800m (2:04.73); Cyrus Hostetler, men’s javelin (73.89m/242-5); Sarah Bowman-Brown, women’s 1,500m (4:09.25); Craig Miller, men’s 1,500m, (3:37.28); Michael Rutt, men’s 800m (1:45.90); Laura Roesler, women’s 800m (2:01.29).
A complete list of results can be found here.