Sunday, February 23, 2014

Leer and Heath Second and Third in Men's 1500, Kampf Third in Women's 1500, Ewen Tenth in Shot

Will Leer and Garrett Heath finished second and third in the men's 1500 with Team USA Minnesota's Travis Burkstrand in 11th in 3:50.20.  Leo Manzano took the early pace with Leer, and the rest of the front pack lurking behind.  Race winner Lopez Lomong broke first and held his lead to the finish with a winning time of 3:43.09, Leer finished in 3:43.21 and Heath 3:43.97. Lomong and Leer qualified for the US Worlds team.

Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf finished third in the 1500 at the US Championships in 4:13.04. Kampf lead the race early insuring an honest pace rather than the wait and kick of most championship races.  She dropped back as Mary Cain and Treniere Moser took off toward a one-two finish, but rallied to take third. TCTC's Melissa Agnew finished 13th in 4:27.32.

St. Francis grad Maggie Ewen finished tenth in the women's shot with a throw of 54'4.5"/16.57m.  She had her best throw on her third throw of the competition, but the distance was not enough to qualify for three more throws in the finals.

Results for all events are HERE.  Will Leer interview is HERE. women's 1500 video is HERE, men's HERE.

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