Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational - British and Irish entries

Payton Jordan Entries

Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational

From a distance running perspective, this weekend is arguably the biggest of the collegiate regular season. It is the weekend where many athletes will be chasing regional, and in some cases World Championship qualifying marks. Headlining is of course Stanford. The Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational has regularly been the scene of special performances and few could bet against seeing one or two collegiate or national records this Sunday. By our reckoning, there are around 30 British and Irish athletes scheduled to compete this weekend at Stanford. Such is the standing of this meet; that many are domestically based athletes and have flown out at their own expense especially to compete.

Below are the British and Irish entries for ‘Payton Jordan’ this weekend. Collegiate athletes are highlighted. Note that there are several collegiates competing unattached. Full entry lists are available here. Perhaps the most intriguing British entry of all is that of Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee. He lines up against a stellar field in what will be his debut over 10,000m. Also interesting to note is that the total numbers of non collegiate British and Irish athletes competing is somewhat down from last year.

Men Women
800m Stuart Ross Boston 1500m Chloe Anderson New Mexico
1500m Adam Bitchell New Mexico 1500m Jo Moultrie New Mexico
1500m Sam Evans Unattached 1500m Georgia Peel Florida State
1500m Chris Gowell Rogue 3000m s/c Imogen Ainsworh New Mexico
1500m Chris O’Hare Unattached 5000m Charlotte Arter New Mexico
1500m Rich Peters Boston 5000m Mary Cullen Unattached
1500m Sam Stabler Lamar 10000m Ava Hutchinson New Balance
3000m s/c Zak Seddon Florida State
3000m s/c Joe Wade Lamar
3000m s/c James Wilkinson Leeds
5000m Luke Caldwell New Mexico
5000m Tom Farrell Oklahoma State
5000m Mitch Goose Iona
5000m Neilson Hall Unattached
5000m Tom Humphries Cannock
5000m Dave McCarthy Unattached
5000m Breandan O’Neil Florida State
10000m Alistair Brownlee Bingley
10000m Antony Ford Unattached
10000m Jonny Mellor Adidas
10000m Chris Thompson OTC

There are also two other major meets taking place this weekend; Penn Relays and Drake Relays. These are the classic American track meets that combine high school, collegiate, and professional athletics. Whilst it could be quite hard to grasp the concept back home, winning a Drake or Penn relay title is a huge deal for collegiate teams and is taken very seriously by those involved. The Great Britain national team is entered to compete in several of the relay events at Penn.

All that remains to be said is good luck to all those competing this weekend, and we will be back with a full round up once all the results are in.

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