Friday, May 02, 2008
Results Updated Below: Emily Brown runs 15:19 to win Cardinal 5000 ... Alicia Rue vaults U record 13-7 1/4 in Iowa ... Mitch Potter clockes 46.86 at Hamline ... Four Minnesotans break 14:00 for 5000m at Stanford.
It's an important weekend for Team USA Minnesota distance runners. Four members of the elite development group will compete at the 12th annual Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational hosted by Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on Sunday.
Katie McGregor and Emily Brown will run in the women's 5000 meter event; Matt Gabrielson is entered in the men's 5000 meters; and Mandi Zemba will compete in the women's 10,000 meter field.
McGregor will open her outdoor track season in the 5000. The University of Michigan grad has a PR of 15:22.60 in the event. Brown, who is coming off last weekend's 9:45.38 steeplechase at the Drake Relays will compete in her first track 5000m since 2006 when she ran 16:28.24 at the Big Ten Championships for the Gophers.
Gabrielson, who ran 4:08.14 at Drake in the mile, returns to the track on Sunday to run the 5000 meters. He has a life-time best in the 5000 of 13:30.68, which he set last summer in Europe. Making her 10,000m track debut is Zemba.
Some of the U of M's top male distance runners will also compete at Stanford, including Stanford grad Forrest Tahdooahnippah, now a law student at the U of M.
Team USA Minnesota's Brad Lowery will run the second steeplechase of his career at the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus, Ohio. Lowery debuted in the event with a 9:01.71 at Hamline.
Here are DtB's links to the weekend's action ...
Jesse Owens Classic: Results
Update: Lowery steeples 8:59.85.
MIAC Multi-Events: Results
Update: Kay, Westmark win with strong second days.
Gustavus Triangular: Results
MSU-Moorhead Invite: Results
Update: Remitz puts 59-8 1/4; Hermanson runs 2:08.65.
Howard Wood Relays: Results
Carleton Interscholastic: Results
Update: State Champ Jerde wins HJ with 6-4.
Update: Danielle Berndt steeples 7:35.47 (2000m.)
Iowa Musco Twilight: Results
Update: Alicia Rue vaults U record 13-07 1/4, Spandl wins with 16-6 3/4.
Payton Jordan Stanford Invitational: Results
Update: Emily Brown wins 5ooom with 15:19.57.
Update: Mead, Rombough, Elliot Heath, Gabrielson break 14:00 5000s.
Update: Garrett Heath, Leer run 3:41 1500s.
Meet of the UnSaintly: Results
Update: Karl Erickson throws discus 192-0; Potter, Buzard 46.86, 47.09