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Let’s all go to Nationals – Weekend 3 Review

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Yet more sub-4 miles

While UK Athletics British Athletics paraded their shiny new Emirates Arena to a global audience, many of their top athletes were raising the bar Stateside. Whilst there were some credible performances from British athletes in Glasgow, the meet of the week took place in Boston at the BU Terrier Meet.

While Mo Farah is at 8,000ft in Iten, Kenya, his training partner Galen Rupp saw fit to run a 3:50.8 indoor mile, narrowly missing out on Bernard Lagat’s US record. In the very same race, ably paced by BU’s Scottish half-miler Stuart Ross, Bristol and West’s Rich Peters clocked 3:59, with former Providence Friar Dave McCarthy placing second in 3:57.2. Peters, who is redshirting, was racing unattached.  Current Friar Shane Quinn’s 8:01 3000m is good enough to rank him provisionally eighth in the nation, but in all likelihood will need 7:52 or better to qualify for the national meet.

However, in our weekend preview we listed Iona’s Matt Gillespie as an entrant in the above mile. It transpired he went in the preceding B race, but it didn’t seem to matter as the Scot romped home to a 3:58.55 mile. His previous best was 3:48 over the metric equivalent. Adam Bitchell also clocked an altitude converted 3:59 mile with his 4:03 run at the Cherry Invite in Albuquerque. Get him to sea level and we would expect him to be knocking on the door of automatic qualification.

   

Watch more video of 2013 BU Terrier Invitational on flotrack.org

In Seattle, Josephine Moultrie virtually secured herself a birth at Nationals with a 9:06 3000m PB, to place her 4th in the rankings.

At the venue of this year’s nationals, Fayetteville, Tom Farrell led home four Oklahoma State Cowboys  under 4 minutes for the mile. Farrell showed he has the speed to go with the strength from Euro XC with a 3:58.2 mile (equating to slightly quicker than his 3:41.3 1500m PB). Teammate Nick Miller sent his weight out to 20.81m, good enough for 3rd nationally.

As a point of reference for the mile, the 16th placed athlete in each of the three preceding years’ rankings clocked the following times. It is not inconceivable to say that a 3:58.2 mile will be required to guarantee a slot in that field.

2010 – 3:59.1

2011 – 3:58.8

2012 – 3:58.7

Full results below

Bill Bergan Invitational
400
1 54.54 Ese Okoro Iowa State
800
1 2:06.43 Ejiro Okoro Iowa State
UW Invitational
3000
6 10:03.26 Gina Paletta Portland
3000
5 9:06.35 Josephine Moultrie New Mexico
HJ
2 1.79 Emma Nuttall Trinity Western
Texas A&M Mondo Challenge
60h
3 7.01 Sam Watts TCU
200
1 21.21 Sam Watts TCU
Terrier Invitational
800
2 2:09.53 Molly Renfer Harvard
800
4 1:53.10 Henry Tufnell Brown
Mile
7 5:05.11 Martha Reynolds Bryant
Mile
5 3:59.57 Richard Peters Boston UNATT
Mile
1 3:58.55 Matthew Gillespie Iona
Mile
2 4:10.49 Tom Purnell Harvard
3000
3 8:01.49 Shane Quinn Iona
5 8:07.57 Daniel Clorley Iona
8 8:09.73 Kevin Cooper Brown
20 8:18.76 Jake Bryne Iona
5000
2 14:25.81 Jonathan Gault Dartmouth
Tadd Metzger Invitational
LJ
1 7.28 James McLachlan Loyola
Spire Institute Midwest Open
400
1 49.04 Tonderai Tomu De Paul
Rod McCravy Memorial
60h
3 7.24 Jonathan Ilori Missouri
60h
2 7.89 Gabriella Ade-Onojobi Missouri State
200
5 25.82 Gabriella Ade-Onojobi Missouri State
3000
10 10:10.48 Louisa Lingley Memphis
3000
8 10:43.09 Louise Hill-Stirling Western Kentucky
5000
10 18:26.51 Louise Hill-Stirling Western Kentucky
60H
3 8.80 Gabriella Ade-Onojobi Missouri State
60H
1 8.76 Gabriella Ade-Onojobi Missouri State
HJ
13 1.60 Gemma Smith Missouri State
LJ
16 5.53 Gemma Smith Missouri State
TJ
7 14.82 Jonathan Ilori Missouri
TJ
14 11.42 Gemma Smith Missouri State
Razorback Invitational
800m
10 1:50.95 Anthony Lieghio Arkansas
Mile
2 3:58.20 Thomas Farrell Oklahoma State
4 4:10.27 Tommy Casey Oklahoma State
16 4:19.13 David Fylnn Arkansas
Mile
4 4:40.55 Georgia Peel Florida State
3000
8 8:24.71 Zak Seddon Florida State
3000
9 8:17.07 David Forrester Florida State
WT
1 20.81 Nick Miller Oklahoma State
NYRR College Night at the Armory II
3000
1 9:47.42 Mel Newbery Princeton
New Mexico Collegiate Invitational
Mile
6 4:28.13 Stephen Emery Adams State
Mile
1 5:19.30 Nicola Hood New Mexico
Mile
3 4:05.17 Adam Bitchell New Mexico
6 4:08.89 Luke Caldwell New Mexico
Jayhawk Classic
800
1 2:13.97 Danielle Chapman Wichita State
Mile
1 4:52.63 Yasmin Smith South Florida
Indiana Relays
600
3 1:42.71 Emma Gilmore Murray State
800
1 1:52.69 Luke Carroll Illinois
3 1:55.39 Kurtis Gibson Belmont
800
6 1:53.55 Robbie Farnham-Rose Alabama
Mile
5 4:21.29 Kurtis Gibson Belmont
Mile
1 4:08.04 Robbie Farnham-Rose Alabama
Mile
8 4:54.05 Kirsty Legg Butler
Howie Ryan Invitational
800
7 1:55.15 Alex Bruce-Littlewood McNeese State Uni
800
10 2:22.01 Becky Gough Lamar
Mile
1 4:10.28 Joe Wade Lamar
4 4:18.94 Michael Kershaw Lamar
Mile
1 4:49.38 Jo Adams North Texas
8 5:07.48 Becky Gough Lamar
3000
7 8:40.06 Sam Stabler Lamar
8 8:42.04 Sam Bradley Lamar
5000
1 15:04.48 Ryan Creech Lamar
Arkansas State Invitational
3000
5 8:52.24 Ronny Wilson South Alabama
Metropolitan Indoor Championships
400
6 57.00 Kieran Clements Iona
1000
2 2:48.91 Olivia Sadler Columbia
3000
3 9:48.83 Hollie Rowland Iona
3000
9 8:52.96 Craig Murphy Iona
WT
5 15:63 Killian Barry Manhattan
Penn State Invitational
3000
8 9:36.91 Tina Muir Ferris State Uni
IPFW Quadrangular
Mile
1 4:12.25 Tom Curr Butler
2 4:16.55 Tom Anderson Butler

In the pro ranks, former FSU seminole Tom Lancashire and brief Cal athlete James Brewer raced in the NB Games in NYC. Brewer clocked 4:00,  Lancashire 4:03.

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