Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dorniden Second, Heath Sixth in Italy

Team USA Minnesota's Heather Dorniden finished second to the US's Erin Donohue in the first section of the 800 meters at the International Athletics Meeting for Sports Solidarity in Lignano Italy. Donohue finished in 2:01.26 with Dorniden clocking 2:01.78. The women's 800 was loaded at Lignano and the second heat was won in 1:57.85 by American Alysia Johnson, the fourth fastest time in the world this year. The top five finishers in that heat ran faster than Donohue, all were from the US.

Stanford grad Garrett Heath from Winona took sixth in the men's 800 meters with a time of 1:47.26. Senegal's Mor Seck won in 1:45.81.

You can watch Dorniden's 800m race above, thanks to Flotrack.

There's also a video interview with Dorniden HERE.

Footage of Heath's race can be found HERE.

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