Rowbury Runs 4:05.92 and Other Highlights from Oxy Distance Classic
Shannon Rowbury clocked world leading 4:05.92 in the 1500 m and Don Cabral won the steeple in US college record 8:19.14. But possibly the most special is a unique one evening double of Mo Farah with 3:34.66 at the 1500 m and European leading of the year 13:12.87 in the 5000 m. He achieved this double in two hours.
At the 1500 m second Galen Rupp and third Robbie Andrews personal bests 3:34.75 and 3:34.78 over Leo Manzano 3:36.08. In other race Canadian Nate Brannen clocked 3:35.88 over 800 m specialist Nick Symmonds who improved to 3:36.04 over Jeff See also PB 3:36.11. But that was not all in the 1500 m. In the third race French revelation Jamal Aarrass improved to 3:34.85 beating David Torrence 3:35.41.
Behind Farah in the 5000 m second Mexican Juan Luis Barrios 13:13.54 ahead of Kenyan Sam Chelanga 13:14.05 life-time best and Dathan Ritzenhein in his test before Hengelo 10k his best 5k in three years 13:14.72.
Behind Cabral in steeple Dan Huling 8:20.81 and personal bests for Kyle Alcorn 8:20.86 and Evan Jager 8:20.90.
Fastest 800 m time was posted by Tyler Mulder 1:45.68 over Duane Solomon 1:45.86 and 5k world leader Lopez Lomong 1:46.21. In the women events behind Rowbury second Anna Pierce got 4:06.11 and third Brenda Martinez 4:06.96 PB. Also fast the other race for Gabriele Anderson 4:06.46 life-time best surprisingly over Morgan Uceny 4:06.52, third Katie Mackey 4:06.67 career best.
Jackie Areson beat in PB 15:14.31 Lisa Uhl who got 15:15.22 and third marathon runner Deena Kastor 15:23.51 (her first track 5k since 2007). Bridgett Franek was the best in the steeple 9:41.96 and Geena Gall in the 800 m 2:00.44.