Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Minnesota Stars in Action Over Weekend

It may have been a quiet holiday weekend for you -- it was for DtB -- but for a handful of Minnesota's top middle and long distance runners, it was a busy Independence Day Holiday. Whether competing in Europe or at far-flung domestic locales, Minnesota's best were tangling with some of the best in the world.

Here's a round-up ...

Dorniden Runs Season Best ... Team USA Minnesota's Heather Dorniden, who fell and was not advanced in the prelims of the 800-meters at the USA Outdoor Championship in June, got a measure of redemption with a second-place, 2:02.43 clocking at her signature distance in the Leon Buyle Memorial Meet in Oordegem-Lede, Belgium on July 3.

Also finishing second at the meet was Team USA Teammate Gabriele Anderson. The recent Gopher alum ran 4:15.71 for 1500m there. Fellow teammate Meghan Armstrong was 6th in the event in 4:18.20.

Results from the meet are HERE.

Garrett Heath Runs 3:40.3 ... Winona native Garrett Heath clocked an eighth-place, 3:40.3 1500m at the IAAF Atletismo Meet in Madrid on July 2. Kenya's Remmy Limo Ndiwa won the race in 3;36.2

Results of the meet are HERE.

Leer 11th at Prefontaine ... Minnetonka High School alum Will Leer had a tough outing at the Prefontaine Classic over the weekend. He finished in last place in Race 2 of the mile at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Eugene, Oregon. Leer clocked 4:08.45.

Results of the meet are HERE. Watch video of Leer's race HERE.

Moen 10th, Smyth 15th at USA 10K ... Team USA Minnesota's Josh Moen finished 10th at the USA 10K Championships held in conjunction with the Fourth of July Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. Moen clocked 29:10 on the storied course.

Teammate Patrick Smyth, the third place finisher at the USA Outdoor Championships 10,000m, finished 15th in 29:27.

Find complete Peachtree results HERE.

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